MSBR hosts new agent orientation

New agents, from left seated, Will Fox with Benson & Mangold, Deidre Vodehnal with Chesapeake Bay Real Estate Associates, Edna Da Cruz with Benson & Mangold, and left standing, Emma Brown with Chesapeake Bay Real Estate Plus, Jennifer Brown with Chesapeake Bay Real Estate Plus, Darlene Goehringer with Powell Realtors, Peter Stark with Benson & Mangold and Christine Brown with Benson & Mangold, recently attended a new agent orientation with Mid-Shore Board of Realtors.

EASTON — Mid-Shore Board of Realtors recently hosted a new agent orientation class for eight new agents.

The agent orientation prepares Realtors to be more knowledgeable about their membership and responsibilities. Realtors are held to a higher standard compared to those who just have a state real estate license. The agents not only learned about the member discounts, and business resources, but also about the core elements of the association including leadership, education, community service, advocacy, and networking.

Laura Anderson, MSBR president, welcomed the new agents and said that she attended this same presentation seven short years ago. Anderson stressed the importance of getting involved in the community and in the association and recommended they take advantage of all the opportunities the association provides.

Merrilie Ford, a MSBR life achievement and community award recipient, gave her last presentation before she retires.

“This is a rewarding profession with buyers and sellers becoming good friends, but it can be hard,” she told the agents. “Remember to keep your sense of humor and don’t get discouraged. There is so much to learn in this industry and things are always changing so it’s important to continue your education.”

Joe Domotor, vice president with Provident State Bank, treated the agents to lunch and discussed the unique lending aspects that the Provident State Bank offers. Each agent was given a goody bag with helpful gifts from the bank.

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.

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