Former MAR CEO Hilley dies
Edgar C “Ed” Hilley, was the Executive Vice President for the Maryland Association of REALTORS® from 1967 to 1993, died September 22.
He served as local board President for the Prince George’s County Association of REALTORS® prior to becoming the State’s Association Executive.
With his extensive knowledge of and passion for the legislative and political process, he dedicated himself to making Maryland a friendly place for real estate professionals and their clients. Former CEO Mary Antoun said, “Ed was a driving force in our lobbying efforts in Annapolis and helped to transform the Association during his years of dedicated service.”
He presided over the growth of the Association from 3,500 members to a peak of over 29,000.
During his twenty-six years with the Association he worked tirelessly and effectively advocated the interests of all Maryland REALTORS®.
“We are saddened to learn of Ed’s passing”, said current CEO Chuck Kasky. “He played a central role in the growth of the Association and its position as the foremost representative of private property rights in Maryland during his time at the helm of the Association. Our thoughts are with his family.”
Funeral arrangement details can be found here
New Agency Law Video
Join Kathleen Dartez, Director of Legal Affairs for the Maryland Association of REALTORS as she updates us on the new changes to the agency law, effective October 1, 2016. In this video Kathleen discusses the changes in the law, how the changes affect current forms, how the changes affect certain disclosures and how the changes will make your lives easier! Click here to view the video
The FAA's New Drone Rules Are Effective as of August 29th
REMINDER – The new FAA Regulations affecting Unmanned
Aircraft Systems (“UAS” or “drones”) became effective as of 12:01 a.m. on Monday August 29, 2016. If you want to learn more about the Regulations, begin studying for
the Knowledge Test, or register your drone, please click here for more information.
CFPB Proposed Rule says REALTORS should be able to access Closing Disclosure
The CFPB-proposed rule on TRID would help consumers understand their mortgage and home purchase by helping agents to provide expert advice.
How To Protect Your Clients From Cyber Schemes
Almost daily, we hear or read about cybercrime. One particular
type of scheme targets REALTORS®, their businesses, their clients and other
parties involved in real estate transactions. Criminals are hacking into email
accounts, patiently monitoring the victim’s emails and, often just before settlement,
sending an email instructing the recipient to wire funds to the hacker’s
West Virginia Relief Efforts
you know, our neighboring state of West Virginia has experienced the most
devastating floods it has seen in 100 years. By current count, close to
1500 families are homeless. The devastation is difficult to fathom and the
fatality list climbs each day. Unfortunately, world and other national
events have pushed the story out of the news cycle rather quickly. But the need
is no less urgent and there a couple of things we can do immediately to help. Financial donations and/or help collecting needed supplies and delivering them to those in need.
April/May MD REALTOR Magazine is available!
April/May issue of MD REALTOR Magazine
Most Overlooked Tax Reduction- Webinar Handout
Click here to download a handout from the Webinar
'The Power of Home Possible in Today’s Housing Market" slides
Did you miss yesterday's Freddie Mac webinar, "The Power of Home Possible in Today's Housing Market"? Click here to download the slides.
2017 NAR Committee Appointment Process is now open and accepting applications