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NAR reports that foreclosure activity is on the rise despite moratoriums that are in place.  Delaware is among those states with the highest foreclosure rates.  To read more about this, click here.  

May is REALTOR Advocacy Month.  Have you signed up for 2021 REALTORS Legislative Meetings?  It's virtual this year and free for NAR members.  To sign up, click on the image below.
CODE OF ETHICS REMINDER
 
Every REALTOR® member must complete the NAR Code of Ethics (COE) course every 3 years. The current cycle is Cycle 6 and runs from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2021. 

If you took Ethics during this time period and you notice that your COE in your NAR profile has not been updated, please send your certificate to SCAOR using ethics@scaor.com email and we will update your account with NAR. 

Emeritus members are exempt and do not need to take Ethics. If a member earns their C2EX certification it will count towards the NAR COE requirement for that time period. 

If you need to take Ethics: SCAOR will be adding Ethics courses soon to our course list at scaor.com and NAR also offers online Ethics classes. 
 
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
 
We just added close to ten new classes to our website - experienced agent and newly licensed agent courses. To register for one of these courses, click on the image below.
 
PRE-LICENSING COURSE

Do you want to earn a free CE class from SCAOR? Do you know someone who is interested in becoming a REALTOR? Please let them know we are offering the pre-licensing course in the live, virtual format and you will earn a credit for a free CE class here at SCAOR. Be sure to tell them to give us your name when they fill out the application. For more information, click on the image below.
 
REMINDERS FROM DAR
 
  • SCAOR met our Food Bank fundraising goal for the DAR fundraiser.  Thank you to all who contributed.  
   
  • The CDC has extended the eviction moratorium, previously set to expire March 31, through June 30.
 
  • DAR is bringing Bill Dedman, one of four lead reporters on Newsday's three-year investigation into housing discrimination, to you for a Zoom discussion on May 25 at 2 p.m. Register here.
 
OUR STORY WAS RECOGNIZED!
 
We shared the story behind our drive-in Installation and Awards ceremony with NAR and they chose it to be in the REALTOR AE (Association Executive) Magazine.  It was published in the Spring 2021 Issue.
 
UPCOMING LOCKBOX AUDIT

This is just a friendly reminder that the lockbox audit occurs in June.  Now is a good time to turn in your broken/damaged lockboxes with a ticket from Sentrilock.  More instructions about the audit will be sent near the end of May.  If you have any questions, please email kristy@scaor.com.
 
OFFICE ROSTERS

We conduct roster updates every June with many reminders ahead of the update. There are still outstanding brokerage rosters from last June. We conduct these updates to improve services and accuracy of our memberships and benefits.  Additionally, it is mandatory that we update our rosters yearly according to our by-laws. Thank you to those who sent them in.  If you are not sure whether we have it, you can reach out to kristy@scaor.com. We will be asking for these rosters again soon, so be proactive and submit any membership changes you know of by using our REALTOR Change FormAccording to our by-laws, you are required to notify us of any status changes or transferral of brokerages within 30 days.  
 
WEBINARS FROM BRIGHT MLS
 

Statistically Speaking
Friday, May 7, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Set yourself apart from the rest, be a source of information and insight. Know and show what is happening in the market, explain the opportunity and the competition to your client.
 
Click here to register

CMAs: Setting the Right Price, Making the Right Offer
Friday, May 7, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Looking to help your clients with their pricing or offering strategies? Create a comparative market analysis (CMA) that helps sellers set the right price, and enables buyers to make the right offer. 
 
Click here to register

 

Bright MLS Tips & Tricks
Thursday, May 13th, 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us as we teach you more about Searching (Map & Results), Auto Emails, Contacts, Printing, Public Records and more. We will also look at other tools available to you in Bright MLS. 

Click here to register


 
 
SEEKING AGENTS WHO ARE MULTILINGUAL

Please remember, if you speak a foreign language and would like to be added to our list of references, please email us at info@scaor.com.  We will use this list when we get inquiries at the office for agents who speak a particular language.
 
Thank you!
 
Your SCAOR Staff recently took the At Home With Diversity Certification Course with Harry Wooding.  We highly recommend it!
If you know any of our new members, welcome them to SCAOR!


Brody Sergent
Charles Arnold
Andrea Geppi
Casey Steele
Christian Chupp
Christy L Brown
Colleen Cawley
Daniel O'Connor
David MacGregor
Debra Zyskowski
Haley White
Jacon Spence
Jennie Wechtenhiser
Jessica Dalton
John Mckenzie
Justin Damadio
Kathryn Orbe
Kyle Branson Kilgo
Laura Litten
Mark Stephen Henckel
Michael Kelly Matthews
Olga Mihailova
Pat Biele
Stephanie Parker
Victoria Lech

New Office
Realty One Group Advisors
Vision Realty Group of Salisbury
Heritage Real Estate Group
This is just a reminder that there are a lot of local restaurants and businesses that may be struggling because of COVID-19.  Support our local businesses! 
KUDOS - YOU ARE AWESOME 

Know an agent who did something awesome?  How about an entire brokerage or a local small business?  Let's use this section to give shout outs to those who are doing awesome things. Email  info@scaor.com to see your kudos shared here.