Register for the "First Friday" Economic Forum

The "First Friday" Economic Forum offers keen insight into the future of our region's economy.  You will hear from top economic experts and network with other business leaders throughout Maryland.  The event will be held on January 4th from 10 am to 2:30 pm at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.  For more information and to register, CLICK HERE.

National Flood Insurance Program Extended Again

December 6th: Congress extended the National Flood Insurance Program for another 2 weeks.  The program would have expired December 7th without the new authorization.  NAR and other groups have until December 20th to enact a longer extension and work on the new reform bill.

Center for REALTOR Financial Wellness

Did you know that 42% of REALTORS® are NOT prepared for a financial emergency and 43% are NOT saving for retirement? That’s why the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) created the Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness. This new program will help you be financially solvent and independent, both in your career and at retirement. The Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness is a comprehensive online resource that has something to offer all NAR members no matter your level of professional expertise or stage of financial planning.

.Realestate Domains Coming Soon

On Sept. 18 at 11:00 a.m. EDT, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) in partnership with Second Generation, Ltd., will launch the .realestate domain to individual REALTORS®, firms and boards of NAR and the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) for an exclusive 60-day pre-sale period. If you have a .realtor domain name, you get early access on the 18th. 

IRS Guidance Out on 20% Business Income Deduction

The Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations for a new provision allowing many owners of sole proprietorships, partnerships, trusts and S corporations to deduct 20 percent of their qualified business income. The new qualified business income deduction is available for tax years beginning after Dec. 31, 2017. Taxpayers can claim it for the first time on the 2018 federal income tax return they file next year.

2018 Professional Standards Webinar

2018 Professional Standards Webinar! Watch Now

In effort to make this information accessible at all times, Maryland REALTORS® made a webinar for the Professional Standards Training. This video is a resource for all associations. We are building a video library as we recognize that all associations do not receive Professional Standards cases regularly and may need to reference this material at any time.