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Archive: January `16
O’Donnell is winner of Coastal REALTORS® blood drive giveaway
January 25, 2016
Berlin, Md. – Bill O’Donnell, a REALTOR® with Montego Bay Realty in Ocean City, was the winner of a drawing sponsored by the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) for members who donated blood at the January 20, 2016 OC Cares Blood Drive.
 
          
CAR Executive Vice President Page Browning presents local REALTOR® Bill O’Donnell with a certificate for free Continuing Education.
 
O’Donnell won 10.5 hours of required Continuing Education (CE), valued at over $100. The classes O’Donnell will be able to complete at no cost are Legal Update; Fair Housing; Ethics, Predatory Lending & Flipping; and MDREC Agency. These classes are offered at the CAR Training Center in...
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Local REALTORS® meet with state legislators in Annapolis
January 21, 2016
Annapolis, Md. – Members and staff from the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) traveled to Annapolis on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 to participate in the Maryland Association of REALTORS® (MAR) 2016 Legislative Day.
 
    
Members and staff from the Coastal Association of REALTORS® participated in the 2016 Maryland Association of REALTORS® Legislative Day in Annapolis. (From left) Government & Public Affairs Director Sarah Rayne; Immediate Past President Vicki Harmon; Sen. Jim Mathias; President Linda Moran; Director and Chair of the Government Affairs and RPAC Committees Joseph Wilson; Executive Vice President Page Browning; and Treasurer Terrence McGowan.
 
This annual event is an...
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Exhibitors sought for 2016 REALTOR® Technology Fair
January 19, 2016
Lower Eastern Shore, Md. – The Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) is seeking exhibitors for its 2016 REALTOR® Technology Fair on Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 1:30 to 5 PM at The Fountains Conference Center in Salisbury.
 
         
 
Technology vendors are invited to present their products and services and connect with the over 1,000 real estate professionals who are members of CAR, as well as guests from neighboring REALTOR® associations.
 
“Attending real estate professionals will have the opportunity to discover the latest technology trends to help them grow their business and serve clients more efficiently by using the exhibitors’ products and services,” said Steve Parsons, a REALTOR® with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty and chair of...
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Lower Shore housing market continues steady recovery
January 8, 2016
Lower Eastern Shore, Md. – The local housing market closed out 2015 on a high note, showing solid increases in sales and contracts on the Lower Eastern Shore, according to the latest figures from the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR).
 
In 2015, single family home sales increased by about 17 percent compared to 2014 in the entire Tri-County area. Contracts, or pending sales, also increased by 17 percent and listings increased by 3 percent. The average sale price decreased by roughly 1 percent.
 
                     
 
Worcester County
 
In Worcester County, single family home sales in 2015 increased by 19 percent, compared to 2014. Contracts increased by 18 percent and listings increased by 0.2 percent....
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