EASTON — With masks and social distancing protocols in place, nine new agents attended the Mid-Shore Board of REALTORS new agent orientation. The training prepares agents to be better qualified and knowledgeable about their membership and responsibilities.
Realtors are held to a higher standard compared to those who just have a state real estate license. With association membership, Realtors have access to member discounts, business resources, and professional development opportunities. One of the Realtor organization’s most effective resources is advocacy, and this applies to the agent’s business interests as well as to protecting the interests and rights of all property owners. By attending the Ethics class and participating in an orientation, the agents learn personal and homeowner safety, multi-list, electronic lockboxes, advocacy, education, professionalism, and the numerous benefits available to them as Realtors.
Agents heard from MSBR President Laura Anderson as she welcomed them and told her story about how she became a REALTOR. Anderson encouraged each agent to continue learning, get involved in the community and be an active member of the association.
Jeff Wright, Associate Broker with Wright Real Estate and member of the Maryland Real Estate Commission, was on hand to give his insights and knowledge. Wright discussed how the commission works and encouraged the agents to attend a virtual meeting. He also spoke about his career in real estate and property management.
Joe Domotor, vice president with Provident State Bank, provided lunch for the attendees and discussed the unique lending aspects that the bank offers and provided each agent with helpful gifts as they start their new careers.
The mission of the Mid-Shore Board of REALTORS is to advocate for its members and the public to preserve the right to own, transfer and utilize real property. MSBR provides its members with resources to conduct business professionally in accordance with the REALTOR Code of Ethics.