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Upcoming Events & Classes
Commercial Lunch & Learn
NAR Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo
Upcoming Classes at FCAR
MREC Agency - Residential
Cash Flow Planning for Real Estate Investors
How to Sell HUD Home
MD Code of Ethics
MREC Required Supervision
Basement Foundation Problems
GRI 100 Series
Commercial Lunch & Learn
This presentation will be on financing commercial operations with particular focus on Small Business Administration (SBA) lending and why it matters to the commercial real estate community. Lunch sponsored by John W. Spahr, Capital One Bank. R.S.V.P. by Monday, May 8th.
All agents, whether practitioners within residential or commercial real estate, benefit by increasing their basic core knowledge of cross arenas of practice. They find they can better represent clients by gaining knowledge on how to direct them to professionals who have the expertise they need. We all win when we gain core competencies in order to better represent and navigate our clients to the finish line.
The Real Threat of Wire Fraud
Wire fraud thieves are targeting Frederick County closings. Brianne Paugh* has written a very informative article about today's phishing scams that are targeting the real estate industry, with some great tips for prevention.
If your company has avoided being scammed, this is not the time to rest easy. Security breaches from cyber attacks are on the rise, especially at the end of a month when realtors and title companies are the busiest.
Cyber hackers are getting better at phishing for passwords, monitoring real estate transactions, assuming the identity of a buyer, seller, realtor or settlement attorney, and misdirecting the wiring of funds. How does a cyber thief commit wire fraud? How might your company be susceptible to it? What can be done as prevention measures?
How the Cyber Thief Works
The cyber thief has many techniques. One includes sending you fraudulent e-mails. Because they look legitimate, you believe the e-mails are safe to open. You open them, click on a link or two, and maybe enter personal information when prompted, not knowing that you just provided the hacker access to your e-mail account. Then, the hacker logs into your e-mail, without your knowledge, and monitors it for home buying or selling, targeting buyers, sellers, real estate agents, and title company attorneys and personnel. Also, the hacker routinely monitors MLS and other public sources for the information... read more on the blog.
*Much thanks to Brianne Paugh, Attorney with Village Settlements, Inc. and The Law Offices of Parker, Hollman, Simon, Hahn & DeLisi, LLC, in Frederick, Maryland, for this informative and timely article! Be sure to read the entire article for important information regarding cyber crime so it doesn't happen to you.
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NAR Mid-Year Convention
Registration for the NAR Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo is still open! Monday, May 15 - Friday, May 19. Admission is FREE for NAR members, but Realtors® must register to attend.
Registration Opened May 2 for Agency Visits
Have you signed up yet? The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) sets aside time during the 2017 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings so that members may discuss key REALTOR® priorities with their Member of Congress. MAR members will be making Capitol Hill visits on Wednesday, 5/17, from 11:30 am - 5 pm. Attend an Agency Visit to educate yourself on real estate policy and engage in discussion with federal officials. Learn more.
Download the NAR Legislative Mobile App
Download the NAR Legislative mobile app to navigate the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo more efficiently. Learn more.
The Voice For Real Estate #66
NAR Deputy Chief Lobbyist Jamie Gregory talks about a live town hall meeting he and other lobbyists will host to prepare REALTORS® for their upcoming meetings with members of Congress during Washington meetings in May. Also covered are issues facing VA appraisers, the latest home sales numbers, how to use testimonials to boost your business, and how to bring in more clients by connecting households to down payment assistance.
GRI Series Here at FCAR
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May Membership Meeting
There's still time...register by noon today for the membership meeting tomorrow, 11:30 am - 1 pm, at Dutch's Daughter Restaurant. Guest speaker is David Conroy, from CRT Labs at NAR in Chicago. David will be sharing about the NAR's initiatives regarding real estate technologies, particularly smart home tech.
Join in on our fun "Caption This" campaign... Share with us any words, phrases or sentences that come to mind, that describe the value of working with a Realtor®. This will be the header of the FCAR public-facing webpage. If your entry is chosen, you will win a gift card from the Downtown Frederick Partnership. Click below to SHARE YOUR COMMENTS:
Beer Tasting @ Flying Dog
Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 4:00 p.m.
Join us for a evening of Networking, unlimited beer tasting, lite fare, games, music and tour facility! Cost: $30 (Must be 21 or older) Plenty of Parking! Sign up soon, tickets are limited.
Sponsorship Opportunities Available! Contact Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org or Peggy at email@example.com for additional details!
Community Service Committee BBQ FUNdraiser
Tickets are Available!
Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Tickets $40 per person
FOOD, FUN, ENTERTAINMENT AND MORE
Tickets are available now by contacting Steve Jarvis at FCAR: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 240-447- 3599. or see a member of the Community Service Committee. Tickets are limited.
Sponsors: Please contact a member Community Service Committee if you would like to sponsor or donate to this event. PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE FREDERICK COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY
Special Entertainment - The Knight Brothers. Come see them play from 6-8p.m
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