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Archive: September `16
Local REALTOR® receives statewide Community Service Award
September 22, 2016
Salisbury, Md. – The Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) is pleased to announce that Jenny Stitt, a REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Residential in Salisbury, has been awarded the 2016 Maryland Association of REALTORS® (MAR) Community Service Award.
 
                        
                                      
Jenny Stitt, a REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Residential in Salisbury is presented the Maryland Association of REALTORS® Community Service Award by Page Browning, Executive Vice President of the Coastal Association of REALTORS®. 
 
This statewide award honors an individual REALTOR® who gives unselfishly of their time to assist the community in which they live. The award winner is chosen annually based on their activity...
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CAR makes campaign contributions to Berlin candidates
September 15, 2016
Berlin, Md. – The Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) presented checks today to the candidates the association is endorsing in the upcoming Berlin Municipal Election.
 
CAR contributed $1,000 each to Mayor Gee Williams and Zackery Tyndall, who are running for Mayor and Town Council District 2, respectively.
 
“We hope these contributions will help both candidates spread the word about the great work they’d like to do for Berlin,” said CAR President Linda Moran. “We believe both candidates are the best fit for their respective offices and we fully endorse their visions and campaigns.”
 
             
CAR Government Affairs & RPAC Committee Chair Joseph Wilson, Mayoral Candidate Gee Williams, and CAR President Linda...
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CAR hosts candidate forum for Berlin election, announces endorsements
September 9, 2016
Berlin, Md. – The Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) hosted a public forum on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at its Berlin facility for the candidates in the upcoming Berlin Municipal Election.
 
     
(From left) Joseph Wilson, Chair of CAR’s Government Affairs and RPAC Committees and a member of the CAR Board of Directors; Lisa Hall, candidate for Mayor; Gee Williams, candidate for Mayor; CAR President Linda Moran; Jack Orris, candidate for Town Council District 2; and Zackery Tyndall, candidate for Town Council District 2.
 
Roughly 40 local residents and elected officials attended the forum, held in CAR’s Training Center on Franklin Avenue. Refreshments were provided by CAR.
 
Each candidate had the opportunity to answer a variety of...
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September is National REALTOR® Safety Month
September 9, 2016
Berlin, Md. – September is National REALTOR® Safety Month, and the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) will continue to offer various safety resources and materials to its members and brokerages.
 
                   
 
This month, CAR will offer “Safety Course for Real Estate Professionals” to its members, free of charge. The course will be held at the CAR Training Center in Berlin and will be taught by Walt Taraila of Buyer’s Choice Real Estate Services in Ocean City. The three-hour course will cover a variety of topics, including personal safety, self-defense, and examples of potential threats, among others. The course will also encourage agents to share their experiences, ideas, and suggestions for safety.
 
Additionally, CAR will offer a self-defense class to its...
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Local inventory continues to decline, busy autumn expected
September 6, 2016
Lower Eastern Shore, Md. – For the fifth month in a row, inventory numbers decreased on the Lower Eastern Shore, according to the latest figures from the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR).
 
August 2016 showed an overall five percent decrease in new inventory in Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties, compared to the same time last year. Individually, single family home listings were down by 1.9 percent in Worcester County, by 7.8 percent in Wicomico County, and by 3.2 percent in Somerset County. Wicomico County saw a 21.3 percent increase in new condominium listings, while Worcester County saw the same number of condominium listings as the year before. Somerset County’s condominium listings decreased by a whopping 91.7 percent.
 
New contracts, or pending sales, were up overall in the Tri-County area by 19.4 percent, compared to the same time last year. New single family home contracts were up...
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