Summary of 2019 Maryland General Assembly

The Legislature ended for the year on a sad note with the passing of Speaker Mike Busch -- a great friend of our industry and tremendous leader in Maryland.  Click the following link for a brief Sine Die Report 2019 or for a more detailed Legislative Summary, further below. Four of Maryland REALTORS® top five priorities passed this year, including: escrow agreement legislation; permanent extension of mortgage debt forgiveness tax deduction; clarification of agent's confidentiality duties; and authorization of remote notarization in Maryland.


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.



Global Lunch and Learn

The Maryland REALTORS®  Global Business Committee presents its 2019 Global Symposium.

Join us April 2, 2019, for an afternoon of education, discussion and networking at the Maryland REALTORS® 2019 Global Symposium. Whether you’ve worked with international clients for years, or whether you’re trying to learn more so you’ll be ready for your first transaction – you do not want to miss this event!

 





Environmental Education Workshop

Join us on April 10th at the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center in Grasonville, MD for the Environmental Education Workshop. Learn everything you need to know about Critical Area Law, NFIP, Flood Mapping & Insurance while earning 3 hours of Legal & Legislative Maryland CE. 




RentSpree

RentSpree

Simplify your entire tenant screening process.  RentSpree’s award-winning software collects a completed rental application and delivers credit, criminal, and eviction reports.  There is no cost for you and reports are available in minutes! Visit RentSpree to learn more or start screening today.


Invisawear

Invisawear

Stay safe while showing property with our smart jewelry and keychains with hidden safety technology inside. Maryland REALTORS® save 15% from our collection of bracelets, necklaces and keychains!


Hotel Engine

Hotel Engine

Hotel Engine is a free and exclusive members-only hotel booking platform that connects Maryland Realtors members to deeply discounted hotel rates. Take advantage of an average of 26% off public rates at more than 150K+ hotels; no contracts, annual fees, or minimum spends; and superior 24/7, U.S.-based customer support. Sign up for free 


Hotel Engine

Hotel Engine

Hotel Engine is a free and exclusive members-only hotel booking platform that connects Maryland REALTORS® members to deeply discounted hotel rates. Take advantage of an average of 26% off public rates at more than 150K+ hotels; no contracts, annual fees, or minimum spends; and superior 24/7, U.S.-based customer support. Sign up for free!


Hertz

Hertz

Maryland REALTORS® Hertz/Dollar/Thrifty discount program will help you save up to 20% when you reserve a rental car online, by phone or walk into a Hertz airport or neighborhood location. Use CDP# 1261109. Bookmark our page, write down your Hertz CDP codes, and use them any time you need to in the future. Plus, sign up as a Maryland REALTORS® member and you’ll receive exclusive Hertz specials – such as an additional $25 off your rental – for even bigger car rental savings.


Dollar Rental Car

Dollar Rental Car

Maryland REALTORS® Hertz/Dollar/Thrifty discount program will help you save up to 20% when you reserve a rental car online, by phone or walk into a Hertz airport or neighborhood location. Use CDP# 1261109. Bookmark our page, write down your Hertz CDP codes, and use them any time you need to in the future. Plus, sign up as a Maryland REALTORS® member and you’ll receive exclusive Hertz specials – such as an additional $25 off your rental – for even bigger car rental savings.


Thrifty

Thrifty

Maryland REALTORS® Hertz/Dollar/Thrifty discount program will help you save up to 20% when you reserve a rental car online, by phone or walk into a Hertz airport or neighborhood location. Use CDP# 1261109. Bookmark our page, write down your Hertz CDP codes, and use them any time you need to in the future. Plus, sign up as a Maryland REALTORS® member and you’ll receive exclusive Hertz specials – such as an additional $25 off your rental – for even bigger car rental savings.


Maryland's Residential Housing Market Remains Steady

In 2018, average & median sale prices in Maryland climbed, according to the Maryland REALTORS®.  Twenty-one of the states 24 jurisdictions posted gains in average sale prices ranging from 0.6 to 12 percent in 2018 as compared to 2017. The average sale price in 2018 was $336,866 compared to $325,559 in 2017. While median prices statewide rose by 4.0 percent to $293,930 for a second straight year.