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					   A P u b l i c a t i o n o f t h e M i d d l e G e o r g i a A s s o c i a t i o n o f R E A LTO R S ®

                                                                                ®
  The REALTOR Record
Vol. 7, Issue 2                  “Focusing on the Future”                                                        March, 2009


    2009 Officers          President’s Message
                             I want to congratulate all the     great with lots of free continu-
       Derry Burns         Circle of Excellence winners         ing education classes, great
         President
                           who were recognized last             entertainment and a chance to
  Kerri Swearingen         week at the Annual Awards            meet new folks and see old
       Past President      Luncheon. With the economy           friends.      Thankfully the
                           such as it is, to qualify for the    weather could not have been
      Cheryl Lewis         Circle of Excellence and             better. Mark your calendars for
      President Elect      above was a great feat. Also,        September 2nd through the 5th,
                           kudos to John Conn as Real-          when the next convention will
     James Solomon
                           tor® of the Year, Cecil Eth-         be in Orlando, FL at the Dis-
  V.P Admin. & Finance
                           ridge as the Community Ser-          ney Yacht Club.
      Keith Rollins        vice Award recipient, Mindy
  V.P. Professional Dev.   Attaway as the Realtor® Spirit         Also, mark your calendars for
                           Award recipient, Katie Miller        the upcoming RLI Course on
    Mary Beth Conn         as the Rookie of the Year &          March 4th & 5th. Look in this
    V.P. Governmental      Stephen Jones as the Affiliate       newsletter for other continuing
          Affairs                                               education classes or designa-      Monday, April 13th at Idle Hour
                           of the Year.
                                                                tion courses.                      Country Club. If you don’t
                            Our next board of directors                                            play, but would like to help the
                           meeting will be March 12th,           YCR is a having their Ham         RPAC Committee, please let
   2009 Directors                                               Sale Fundraiser again this year
                           with the next Association                                               them know.
                           luncheon following on March          just in time for Easter! April
      Virginia Beck                                             8th is the deadline for orders,     I hope everyone will be active
                           19th at Idle Hour Country
                                                                though they won’t mind if you      on some committee this year as
      Robert Binion        Club. The dates have been
                                                                order early. An order form is      all the committee chairs are
                           changed due to a conflict at
       Patty Burns                                              included in this newsletter.       very enthusiastic and would
                           Idle Hour.     Hopefully our
                                                                Proceeds from the sales will       love volunteers to assist them.
        Jon Carter         speaker will be Bibb County
                                                                benefit the Hepzibah Chil-         Get involved, you will get more
                           Commission Chairman, Sam
                                                                dren’s Home and the Make-A-        back than you put in.
        John Conn          Hart. Who will be giving us an
                           update on issues impacting the       Wish Foundation.
      Ansley Morris                                                                                DerryBurns,
                           county.                                                                 President
                                                                 Spring is not far around the
      Louise Pettis                                             corner with the upcoming
                            The GAR Inaugural Meeting
      Tim Thornton         at Amelia Island was really          RPAC Golf Tournament on


2009 GAR Directors
                                                2009 REALTOR® Awards
       Derry Burns
    Mary Beth Conn
     Donnie Laurens
      Cheryl Lewis
 James A. (Jim) Smith
     James Solomon
                            John Conn            Katie Miller          Mindy Attaway         Cecil Ethridge          Stephen Jones
    Kerri Swearingen       Conn Realty, Inc.   Fickling & Company       Coldwell Banker/    Fickling & Company           JoBest
                                                 Residential Div.        SSK, Realtors®       Residential Div.          Mortgage
      Tim Thornton
                             Realtor®               Rookie                 Realtor®            Community                Affiliate
     Dale Washburn
                            of the Year           of the Year               Spirit               Service               of theYear
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                                   2009 Corporate Sponsors
                    We wish to thank our Corporate Sponsors for the Support they have given to the
                                     Middle Georgia Association of REALTORS®

                                            BRONZE SPONSORS
             Arrow Exterminators, Inc.                                                       Macon Telegraph
                            BB&T                                                              Mid-GA MLS
        Central Bank Mortgage Services                                                       SCANA Energy
                        Georgia MLS                                               Trading Post Moving & Storage



                       2009 Association Education Calendar
Mar. 4th & 5th RLI Course: Site Selection   April 15th – Blogging for Business                May 13th– Georgia Dream Home Program
Instructor: Andre J. Van Rensburg           Instructor: Juanita McDowell                      Instructor: Sam Noel—HUD/GA DCA
MGAR Training Center                        MGAR Training Center— Cost $30.00                 MGAR Training Center— Cost $10.00
Early Bird Registration until 2/6/09 —      3 hrs. CE – 1:00 p.m.– 4:15 p.m.                  3 hrs. CE – 9:00 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.
Cost $295.00 After 2/6/09 $325.00           8:30 a.m. Registration                            (8:30 a.m. Registration)
12 hrs. CE – 9:00 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. Registration                      May 4th & 7th —CCT: Client Centric                June 4th – Code of Ethics
                                                     Training— 4 Day Course                    (Meets NAR’s Mandatory Trng. Req.)
March 11th – Orientation                    MGAR Training Center                               MGAR Training Center— Cost $25.00
 MGAR Training Center— Cost FREE            Cost $450.00—Early Bird by 4/15/09                 Instructor: TBD
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon                      24 hrs. CE Credit or 25 hrs. Post                  3 hrs. CE - 1:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
8:30 a.m. Registration                               License Credit                            12:30 p.m. Registration
                                            9:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. All 4 Days
March 11th – Code of Ethics                 Instructor: Tom Gillett                           June 17th— BMA, CMA, BPO—
(Meets NAR’s Mandatory Trng. Req.)            (You will complete the SRS designation & the                 What, When, How
MGAR Training Center— Cost $25.00                core course for the ABR designation)          Instructor: Donna Walters
Instructor: TBD                                                                                Cost $25.00
                                            May 4th & 5th—Accredited Buyers
3 hrs. CE - 1:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.                                                              3 hrs. CE—9:00 am –12:30 pm
                                                   Rep. (ABR) 2 Day Core Course
12:30 p.m. Registration                                                                        8:30 a.m. Registration
                                            MGAR Training Center
                                            Cost $275.00—Early Bird by 4/15/09                July 8th– Code of Ethics—Cycle 3
March 18th– Home Staging Principles &
                                            12 hrs. CE Credit                                     (For experienced agents—meets NAR’s
         Practices                                                                                  Mandatory Training. Requirement)
                                            9:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. Both Days
Instructor: Liz Bennett                                                                        Instructor: TBD
                                            Instructor: Tom Gillett
MGAR Training Center— Cost $30.00                                                              MGAR Training Center— Cost $25.00
3 hrs. CE – 9:00 a.m.– 12:15 p.m.           May 6th & 7th —Seller Representative               3 hrs. CE – 9:00 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.
(8:30 a.m. Registration)                           Specialist (SRS) 2 Day Course               8:30 a.m. Registration
                                            MGAR Training Center
April 1st– Expand Your Market: Global
                                            Cost $295.00—Early Bird by 4/15/09                July 15th– How to Make More Sales with
          Clients, Local Market
                                            12 hrs. CE Credit                                               Foreclosures & Short Sales
Instructor: Julietta Issa
                                            9:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. Both Days                     Instructor: Bobby Gaines
MGAR Training Center— Cost $30.00
                                            Instructor: Tom Gillett                            MGAR Training Center— Cost $30.00
3 hrs. CE – 9:00 a.m.– 12:15 p.m.
                                                                                               6 hrs. CE – 9:00 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.
(8:30 a.m. Registration)                    May 8th—ABR Mandatory Elective Course:             8:30 a.m. Registration
                                                            Foreclosure: Prevention &
April 15th– Maximum Marketing,
                                                            Opps for Buyer-Clients            If you would like further information or to
         Minimum Dollars
                                            MGAR Training Center                              register for any of the above courses please
Instructor: Juanita McDowell
                                            Cost $125.00—Pre-registered Members               contact Kimberly at (478) 471-7336.
MGAR Training Center— Cost $30.00
                                            6 hrs. CE Credit
3 hrs. CE – 9:00 a.m.– 12:15 p.m.                                                             Keith Rollins, Vice-President
                                            9:00 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. Registration                                                                        Professional Development
                                            Instructor: Frank Mears
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         Middle Georgia Assoc. of REALTORS®
                                                        Presents


   Code of Ethics: Your Promise
        of Professionalism
       After completion of this course, students will have a better understanding of due process and code enforcement.
        Students will also understand how to handle complaints. This course includes several case studies in ethics.
         (THIS COURSE MEETS THE NAR 3-HOUR MANDATORY ETHICS RENEWAL REQUIREMENT)
                                                    (Course Code: 38357)

                                                 Registration: 12:30 p.m
                                              Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
                                           Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2009
                                          For 3 Hours of Continuing Education
                                                Instructor: Tammy Polk
                                           Location: MGAR Training Center
                                          3263 Vineville Avenue — Macon, GA
                                        Mail or fax this portion to reserve your place

                                 $25.00 Pre-registered members; $30.00 Day of Course
                          Make checks payable to: MGAR – No cancellations after March 9, 2009


                            Name:____________________________________________________
                            License Number:____________________________________________
                            Company Name:____________________________________________
                            Company Address:_________________________________________

                             Phone:___________________ Fax: _______________________
                                            Board: _______________________

                                          Mail or fax to:
                                               Middle Georgia Assoc. of REALTORS®
                                               3263 Vineville Avenue
                                               Macon, GA 31204
                                               (478) 471-7336 Phone
                                               (478) 471-0344 Fax

      IF YOU HAVE TAKEN THIS COURSE IN THE LAST 366 DAYS YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE CE CREDIT
          REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.MGAR.ORG UNDER THE PRODUCTS LINK ON OUR HOMEPAGE
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                               Commercial Council Update
 We would like to thank Hal Baskins            mark that date on your calendar as this            your gloves and bats and get ready for a
and Heather Holder with Newtown for            meeting is one of our most popular.                      fun time. This will be a fund raiser
hosting our program at the Terminal                                                                        and the winning team will be
Station. A very nice breakfast was ca-          Also, as I mentioned at the Feb-                            able to donate the money they
tered for us by Molly’s, which is located      ruary meeting I am working on a                               win to their favorite charity. I
on Cherry Street in downtown Macon             couple of commercial continuing                                know the reason they chal-
and we also en-                                               education courses for                           lenged us as they know we are
joyed a tour of                                               the coming year. I will                        old and probably can last only
the building by                                               keep you posted on                          a couple of innings. A time and
some of the staff                                             when and where these                  place has not been set as of yet, but we
at Newtown.                                    courses will occur.                                look forward to the challenge. I think.

 Our next meeting will be on April 16th         One last thing. We have been challenged           Donnie Laurens, Co-Chair
at the Capital City Bank located on Wal-       by the Young Council of Realtors® to               Commercial Council
nut Street at 5:30 p.m. Go ahead and           play them in a softball game. So dust off



                         YCR Update & Upcoming Events
  The Young Council of Realtors® is off        office. You can find an order form in this           YCR is going to have a great year, and
to a great start in 2009. We had an ex-        newsletter, at the Association office, or          we need your participation! If you are 39
cellent turn out for our February              from any YCR member. Proceeds from                 years old or younger I encourage you to
meeting, and we hope to con-                     the sale will be donated to the Hepzibah         get involved with our organization! Con-
tinue growing as the year goes                           Children’s Home and the local            tact Kim at the Association office at 471-
on.                                                        Make-A-Wish chapter.                   7336 or email her at kimber-
                                                                                                  lys@mgar.org to join today. Our next
 We are currently taking or-                             On February 19th, YCR for-               meeting will be at 2:00 p.m. on March
ders for our Easter Ham Sale                         mally challenged the Commercial              18th at the Association office. I hope to
Fundraiser. These sugar cured                   Council to a Summer Softball Game.                see you there!
hams are $40 each and orders are being         They eagerly accepted our challenge, and
accepted through April 8th. Pick up will       both teams are preparing for a great               Shannon Piland, Chair
be Friday, April 10th at the Association       game. Stay tuned for updates!                      Young Council of Realtors®




                               NEW 2009 GAR Forms on Slicks or CD Order Form
                                         (Forms on CD are in .pdf format—Adobe Acrobat Reader)

        NAME: __________________________________________________ COMPANY:_______________________________________

         ADDRESS: ______________________________________________________ DAYTIME PHONE #:_______________________

                      BROKER’S NAME & GREC LICENSE #:______________________________________________


                         Quantity                    Description                     Unit Price           Total
                                       2009 GAR Forms on CD ROM (pdf)                  $25.00
                                            2009 GAR Forms—Paper Slicks                $35.00


                 PAYMENT METHOD: (Please make check payable to MGAR—3263 Vineville Avenue—Macon, GA 31204)

                                  Check (enclosed):_____Money Order (enclosed) _______ Cash _________
              MasterCard & Vista are accepted: Credit Card #:_________________________________Expiration Date:___________
            Name on Card:______________________________________ Print or Type Name:__________________________________
                                        Signature: ____________________________________________

    PLEASE NOTE: GAR Forms are available for our REALTOR® members for FREE in pdf format on GAR’s website at www.garealtor.com.
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         Women’s Council News                                                         Membership News
              Barbara Holmes, President WCR                                            Billy Hester, Membership Chairman

               WCR Business                                                      We are pleased to announce the following
              Resource Luncheon                                                applicants have been approved for membership.

                                                                                               New Realtors®:
         THE MARCH MEETING
                                                                                Sloan Daniel Caldwell—Craig Massee Realty
           WILL BE A JOINT                                                           Kay Collins—Craig Massee Realty
                                                                                  Larry Entrekin——Craig Massee Realty
            MEETING WITH                                                         Eric Griffin——New Atlantic Realty Group
         THE ASSOCIATION ON:                                                     Lauren Hitchcock——Craig Massee Realty
                                                                                Daniella McLemore——Craig Massee Realty
                                                                                   Lee Ann Redd——Craig Massee Realty
           Thursday, March 19th                                                    Jeremy Tolbert—Exit Realty Associates

                12:00 Noon
          Idle Hour Country Club



                                                              WIN A 7 DAY STAY AT A VILLA IN ITALY!
                                                          GEORGIA STATE CHAPTER DRAWING MARCH 31, 2009
                                                         ONLY 200 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD! TICKETS $100 EACH

The First Prize: 7 nights for 4 adults at a villa in Manciano, Italy, $2,500 travel voucher, & $1,000 American Express Travelers Cheques.
                                        Second Prize: $1,000 American Express Traveler’s Cheques.

  There is no expiration date on the villa. The winner may travel any year in the future. For more information www.tuscanresort.com.
                   Manciano is located 1 1/2 hours north of Rome it is a small town on the southern edge of Tuscany.
               The owners of the villas are residents of Georgia. Two WCR couples have been on this trip in the last year.
                                They will be glad to speak with anyone and share their great adventure.

                               To purchase tickets call any WCR Member, email lindacarter@remax.net,
                                         email bonner07@bellsouth.net or call 404-372-0891



                   MGAR Now of Facebook!
           Join us today! Search for the Middle
           Georgia Association of REALTORS®
                                                     MGAR Member Community
                                                    Bulletin Board Now on Website
                             MGAR members may now submit a request form for community events to be posted on the MGAR
                           Member Community Bulletin Board. All events must benefit the community or a non-profit organization
                                          to be posted. Any event competing with a similar MGAR event will not be
                            approved if it occurs 60 days prior to or 30 days after the similar MGAR event. All requests MUST be
             submitted at least 2 weeks in advance of the event and will be reviewed by Association staff to ensure there is
                     no conflict with the mission, purpose, Constitution & Bylaws or policies of the Association.
                                   To access a form and look at the page click on the following link:
                                              MGAR Member Community Bulletin Board
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                                                                      March 2009
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 SUN                   MON                                      TUE                                        WED                                      THU                                         FRI                       SAT

                                                         .
                                                         March Association Luncheon—March 19th
                                       Speaker: Dr. Scott Beaulier, Chair—Mercer Dept. of Economics
                                                          Sponsor: SCANA Energy

1           2                                        3                                        4     GRI WEEKLONG COURSE—               5   GRI WEEKLONG COURSE—                 6                                        7
GRI WEEK-                                            GRI WEEKLONG COURSE—                     CALLAWAY GARDENS, GA                     CALLAWAY GARDENS, GA                     GRI WEEKLONG COURSE—                     GRI WEEK-
LONG        GRI WEEKLONG COURSE—                     CALLAWAY GARDENS, GA                     8:30 am...RLI Site Selection Crse —      8:30 am...Site Selection Crse —          CALLAWAY GARDENS, GA                     LONG
COURSE—     CALLAWAY GARDENS, GA                                                                 MGAR Training Center                     MGAR Training Center                                                           COURSE—
CALLAWAY                                                                                                                                                                                                                 CALLAWAY



8   DAY-    9                                        10                                       11        8:30 am...New Member           12                                       13                                       14
LIGHT       1:00 pm...Executive Comm Mtg.                                                     Orientation —MGAR Training Center        10:30 am...Board of Directors
SAVINGS        MGAR Board Room                                                                1:00 pm...Code of Ethics CE Crse.—          Mtg. MGAR Board Room
TIME                                                                                             MGAR Training Ctr
BEGINS
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15  :       16                                       17                                       18         9:00 am—12:15 pm— Home        19                                       20                                       21
                                                                                              Staging CE Course                        12:00 noon...Joint WCR/Assoc.            OFFICE CLOSED 12:00 NOON. to 1:00 p.m.
            10:00 am...Affordable Housing            Happy St. Patrick’s Day
             Comm. Mtg—MGAR Board Rm.                                                            $30.00—3 Hrs. CE Credit               Luncheon
                                                     OFFICE CLOSED 12:00 NOON. to 1:00 p.m.      MGAR Training Center                  Idle Hour Country Club
            OFFICE CLOSED 12:00 NOON. to 1:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                GRI BROKER’S WEEKEND CRAM, ATLANTA, GA


22          23
            OFFICE CLOSED 12:00 NOON. to 1:00 p.m.
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                                                     OFFICE CLOSED 12:00 NOON. to 1:00 p.m.
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                                                                                              OFFICE CLOSED 11:00 p.m.. to 2:00 p.m.
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                                                                                                                                       9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon—Leadership
                                                                                                                                       Dev. Academy—MGAR Trng. Ctr.             OFFICE CLOSED 12:00 NOON. to 1:00 p.m.


                                                                                                                                       OFFICE CLOSED 12:00 NOON. to 1:00 p.m.

                                 GRI BROKER’S EXAM, ATLANTA, GA


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                                                Did You Know…The Association
                                              Training Center is Available for Rent!
                                                 Ever need a place to hold a small meeting or
                                               reception? Does an organization you work with
                                                   need meeting space? Your Association
                                                 Training Center is available for rent at very
                                              reasonable rates. For rental information contact
                                             Kim at 471-7336 or email her kimberlys@mgar.org.



                                                   RPAC Update
 Your RPAC Committee is hard at work           mit your team today!                           We thank you for your support. If you
planning our annual golf tournament, so                                                      have any questions, call Brannon Hicks at
please plan to attend this exciting event.      To make all of our events a success we       461-1217, Gerald Marshall 737-3596, or
The tournament will be held at                 need your involvement. Our next meet-         Sandy 471-7336.
Idle Hour Country Club on                            ing will be held on Wednesday,
Monday, April 13th.                                  March 4th, 9:30 am, at the Associa-      We are looking forward to a record
                                                     tion office. If you are interested in   breaking 2009!
 With the golf tournament only                       joining our committee, please come
6 weeks away we are diligently                       to our next meeting or call Sandy at    Gerald Marshall,
working to secure our event &                        471-7336.                               Co-Chair
hole sponsors. So dust off your
golf clubs, warm up your                               We are also bringing back an old
driver, and mark the day in your calen-        favorite as a new fundraiser this year. We
dar. A registration form is included in        will once again be scheduling a bus trip to
this newsletter so take a minute and sub-      a Braves game in May or June. Watch
                                               your newsletter for more information.




                                               THE ASSOCIATION STORE IS
                                                 HERE & NOW ONLINE!
                                             Your Association now has all the supplies you need
                                                to do business everyday either here at YOUR
                                             Association office OR AT OUR NEW ONLINE STORE!
                                        Our featured item for February is the New 2008 GAR
                                       Contracts Red Books available here at the office for only
                                                  $99 a savings of almost $10.00
                                                       in taxes and shipping.
           So support YOUR Association and shop HERE or go to the Association
             Website at www.mgar.org and click on the Online REALTOR Store
                     link under the Shopping Cart/Products section!
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Our Affiliate Members

2-10 Home Buyers Resale Warranty   Garcia Law                              Robins Federal Credit Union
Emily Nipper—718-7555              Miguel Garcia—257-6926                  Sheila Williams—923-3773 x4421

A.C. White Relocation              Georgia MLS                             SCANA Energy
Diane Rought—781-9875              John Ryan—1-770-493-9000                Helen Stembridge—743-1552
                                                                           Delores Webb—743-3247
Ace Home Inspection Service        Horne Law Group
Howard Tennyson—1-478-954-9791     Stebin Horne—474-5626                   ServPro of Macon, Inc.
                                   Christi Horne                           Julie Smith—474-6700
Alday’s Home Inspection Service
Royce Alday—474-3155               James W. Davis Law Firm                 Southern Residential Lending
                                   Jay Davis—742-1440                      Diane Self—731-2244
Allgood Pest Solutions
Will Jones—785-1256                JoBest Mortgage Co., LLC                State Farm Insurance
                                   Stephen Jones—757-8801                  Pat Patterson—743-2741
Arrow Exterminators
Paul Vickers—471-8571              Macon Mortgage                          The Telegraph
                                   Ruskin Shipp—474-4600                   Diane Rankin—744-4253
AtlanticSouthern Bank              Terence David                           Clero Wright
Don McDaniel—757-8181
                                   Marble Masters of Middle Georgia        The Mortgage Center
Bank of America                    Darren Suggs—929-2766                   Dean Phillips—477-7770
Geeta Shah—744-6488
Tyler Wood-744-6488                Martin, Snow, LLP                       Trading Post Moving & Storage
                                   Ross Schell—749-1700                    Brannon Hicks—477-8200
BB&T                               Kenny Walker                            Lally Weaver—477-8200
Charlotte Byrd—722-7305
                                   Martin Wilson, Attorney at Law          Wachovia Mortgage Corp.
Capital City Bank                  471-1991                                David Baltz—757-2102
Marie Toland—788-9960
Carla Vento—474-2110               Mid-GA Multiple Listing Service         Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
                                   Ed Vaughn—742-1261                      Cliff Frohn—1-912-598-2633
Central Bank Mortgage Services
Amy Garrett—474-0155               Morris Hardwick Schneider, LLC          Wilson & Associates Appraisal
Leigh Hartley                      Don Dixon—757-7161                      Services
Karen Wilson                                                               Tom Wilson—471-1000
                                   National Home Inspections
Colonial Mortgage, Inc.            Ned Dominick—738-0893                   Women on the Go Network
John Von Burg—471-5013                                                     Patricia Duncan—474-5519
Lisa Lilly—471-5016                Peachtree Pest Control
                                   Billy Sheffield—922-1221
Cox Media “Go Scout Homes”
Amanda McKenzie—314-3613           Phillips & Phillips, Attorneys at Law
                                   Alex Sanders—743-1354
CRM Construction, Inc.
Chuck Minshew—476-9777             Pinkston & Associates
                                   Calder Pinkston—476-0730
Dalton Mortgage Group, Inc.        Benjamin F. McElreath, Jr
Stephanie Ward—(478) 550-7097
                                   Prime Home Mortgage
                                   Ronnie Kinnas—993-1046
                                   Kevin Davis
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      2009 GAR Inaugural Meeting - Amelia Island, FL
  Twenty–six (26) of our members, in-             the opportunity to take advantage of a          dent’s Inaugural Gala, where GAR’s 2009
cluding spouses attended the GAR 2008             variety of continuing education classes,        leadership team was sworn in.
Inaugural Meeting                                                 with topics including
which was held                                                    blogging, agency issues,         Your Association also won several 2008
February 11th –14th                                               negotiating, and new            awards including the GAR’s Scholarship
at the Amelia Is-                                                 technology.       These         Fund Life Member & Gold Awards as well
land Plantation in                                                courses are designed to         as the Local Board Distinguished & Com-
Amelia Island, FL                                                 help REALTORS® better           munity Service Awards.
                                                                  serve their clients and          If you couldn’t make it to Amelia Island
  During the Inau-
                                                                  the public by understand-       mark your calendar for the GAR Annual
gural Meeting at-
                                                                  ing the latest issues in        Convention & Trade Expo which will take
tendees    partici-
                                                                  real estate.                    place September 2-5, 2009, at The
pated in four days
of     educational                                              REALTORS® also met                Disney Yacht & Beach Resort in Orlando,
training classes,                                             their counterparts from             Florida
special events just      Derry Burns, Donnie Laurens,        across the state though a
                               & Tim Thornton                                                     Sandy Davis
for GAR members                  (Left to Right)             variety of networking                Association Executive
as well as several                                           events, such as the Grand
networking activities. REALTORS® had             Opening Cocktail Party and the Presi-


                                           Clean Community Update
                                                             Jackie Hicks, Chair

                                                                 “It’s Easy Being Green”
                                       I would like to thank all of the agents that have agreed to volunteer their time and efforts to the Clean
                                                  Community Committee for the year 2009. We had a great start for the year with
                                                                   good attendance at our first committee meeting.
                                      Carrying on the efforts of the previous year, this committee will continue to collect for recycling at the
                                       offices that participated last year. If there are any additional locations that would like us to pick-up
                                                           papers/books/magazines, please let us know so we can arrange
                                                                  with a collection box to be placed at your office.
                                       The committee will meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month unless noted otherwise, and collection of
                                                        recycling every 2 weeks. Thanks again for your participation!



                                            2009 Awards Luncheon
                                                      Over 175 members attended the 2008           tron: The Telegraph; Patron: Central
                                                    Annual Awards Luncheon. Our thanks to          Bank Mortgage Services; Sponsors: Ar-
                                                    the Luncheon, Awards & Circle of Excel-        row Exterminators. Inc., BB&T, Capital
                                                    lence Committees who did an excellent          City Bank, Fairfield Financial Services,
                                                    job in planning an elegant and well run        Haygood, Lynch, Harris & Melton, Mid-
                                                    event.                                         GA MLS, SCANA Energy, SunTrust
                                                                                                   Mortgage, Inc., the Trading Post Moving &
                                                      We had 78 Circle of Excellence applica-      Storage, and Friend: Tom Wilson, Wilson
                                                    tions with 28 selling 1.5 million and 50       & Associates Appraisal Services.
                                                    selling 2 million or more. We had one
                                                    (1) eagle award recipient:       Victoria       Remember effective 2007 Circle of Ex-
                                                    Smith; one (1) phoenix award recipient:        cellence applicants needed 1.5 million dol-
 Derry Burns, 2009 President and Kerri              Freeman Lester; three (3) silver award         lars in volume to qualify.
          Swearingen, Past President                recipients:    Delois Harmon, Marilyn          Congratulations to all our award winners!
        receiving her President’s Gifts.            Miller, & Donna Walters; and one (1)
                 (Left to Right)
                                                    diamond award recipient: Joe Adams             Sandy Davis
                                                         (Continued on Next Page)                  Association Executive
                                                      A special thank you to our Grand Pa-
  MARCH, 2009                                    THE REALTOR® RECORD                                               PAGE 17 OF 20



                                   2009 CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE
The distinction of being a member of the Circle of Excellence is one that requires the personal negotiation of sales or leases dur-
ing 2008 in excess of $1,500,000.00. The Middle Georgia Association of Realtors® is honored to salute the following members
for their time and effort which brought them this prestigious award.
         (60) ACTIVE LIFE MEMBERS: (Those who have attained Life Membership and have qualified for the current year.)

         Joe Adams                                    Sheridan, Solomon & Associates                         3 Million
         Edie Angelo                                  Angelo Properties                                      2 Million
         Gerald Arnold                                Nash Creek GMAC Real Estate                            2 Million
         Arthur P. Barry, III                         Coldwell Banker/Eberhardt & Barry, Inc.                10 Million
         Oliver Bateman                               The Bateman Group                                      5 Million
         Patty Burns                                  Fickling & Company, Inc.                               2 Million
         Bonnie Bushing                               Macon Realty Group                                     2 Million
         Ann R. Callaway                              Re/Max Macon, REALTORS®                                1.5 Million
         Linda Carter                                 Re/Max Associated REALTORS®                            1.5 Million
         Marla Faulkner Cole                          Sheridan, Solomon & Associates                         1.5 Million
         John Conn                                    Conn Realty, Inc.                                      2 Million
         Meri Cribb                                   Coldwell Banker SSK, REALTORS®                         1.5 Million
         Larry Crumbley                               Fickling & Company, Inc.                               4 Million
         Chrissy Donovan                              ERA Connie R. Ham – Middle Georgia Realty              2 Million
         Cecil Ethridge                               Fickling & Company, Inc.                               1.5 Million
         Sharon Falls                                 Coldwell Banker SSK, REALTORS®                         2 Million
         Cyndi Ferrell                                Coldwell Banker SSK, REALTORS®                         2 Million
         Wanda Flanders                               Fickling & Company, Inc.                               2 Million
         Miki Folsom                                  Coldwell Banker/Eberhardt & Barry, Inc.                6 Million
         Stephanie Mauldin Folsom                     Coldwell Banker/Eberhardt & Barry, Inc.                2 Million
         Quay Hurt Fuller                             Re/Max Central Realty                                  5 Million
         Andy Greenway                                Fickling & Company, Inc.                               3 Million
         Gloria J. Griffis                            Re/Max Macon, REALTORS®                                1.5 Million
         Denny Grimes                                 Macon Realty Group                                     1.5 Million
         Connie Ham                                   ERA Connie R. Ham – Middle Georgia Realty              2 Million
         Linda Hamm                                   Coldwell Banker SSK, REALTORS®                         3 Million
         Delois Harmon                                Harmon & Harmon REALTORS®                              2 Million
         H. W.(Hal) Harper, III                       Coldwell Banker Eberhardt & Barry, Inc.                1.5 Million
         Billy Hester                                 Fickling & Company, Inc.                               2 Million
         Angel Hobby                                  Sheridan, Solomon & Associates                         1.5 Million
         Jerome James                                 Akridge Realty, Inc.                                   1.5 Million
         Denny O’Callaghan Jones                      Fickling & Company, Inc.                               3 Million
         Joanna Jones                                 Sheridan, Solomon & Associates                         1.5 Million
         Susan Jones                                  Sheridan, Solomon & Associates                         3 Million
         Tim King                                     Re/Max Macon, REALTORS®                                2 Million
         Freeman Lester                               Metro Realty Company                                   2 Million
         Bob Lewis                                    Bob Lewis & Associates, Inc.                           28 Million
         Bob Lhotka                                   Coldwell Banker SSK, REALTOR®                          4 Million
         Candy McMahon                                Conn Realty, Inc.                                      2 Million
         Marilyn Miller                               Sheridan, Solomon & Associates                         1.5 Million
         Elizabeth Mixon                              Fickling & Company, Inc.                               2 Million
         Scott Page                                   The Ramsbottom Company                                 4 Million
         Dan Pittman                                  Sheridan, Solomon & Associates                         1.5 Million
         William D. Ramsbottom, Sr.                   The Ramsbottom Company                                 2 Million
         William D. Ramsbottom, Jr                    The Ramsbottom Company                                 5 Million
         Anna B. Roberts                              Rivoli Realty                                          4 Million
         Lindsay Shaker                               ickling & Company, Inc.                                1.5 Million
         Bobby Lee Smith, Jr.                         Re/Max Properties Plus                                 1.5 Million
         Shirley R. Smith                             Shirley R. Smith, REALTOR®, LTD.                       2 Million
         Victoria Smith                               Re/Max Properties Plus                                 1.5 Million

                                              (Continued on Next Page)
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      Rae Singer Storey                          Fickling & Company, Inc.                                1.5 Million
      Kerri Swearingen                           ERA Connie R. Ham – Middle Georgia Realty               2 Million
      Mike Walker                                Coldwell Banker SSK, REALTORS®                          2 Million
      Donna E. Walters                           Coldwell Banker SSK, REALTORS®                          2 Million
      Trip Wilhoit                               Fickling & Company, Inc.                                2 Million
      Ginny Wyatt                                Fickling & Company, Inc.                                3 Million
      Herbert J. Wynn, Jr.                       Re/Max Macon, REALTORS                                  4 Million
      Tee Young                                  Re/Max Macon, REALTORS                                  2 Million
      Troy Young                                 Troy Young Realty                                       1.5 Million

      (2) NEW LIFE MEMBERS: (Those who have qualified for three consecutive yrs. or any 5 yrs.)

      Bill Coley                                 Fickling & Company, Inc.                                3 Million
      Martha Parden                              Fickling & Company, Inc.                                3 Million

      (16) ACTIVE MEMBERS: (Those who have qualified for the current year.)

      William Argo                               The Bateman Group, LLC                                  1.5 Million
      Robert Binion                              Craig Massee Real Estate                                1.5 Million
      Todd Bowen                                 Fickling & Company, Inc.                                1.5 Million
      Henry Bullard                              Re/Max Macon, REALTORS                                  2 Million
      Patti Chapman                              Sheridan, Solomon & Associates                          2 Million
      Jerome Collins                             Exit Realty Associates                         .        1.5 Million
      Rick Delisle                               Fickling & Company, Inc.                                3 Million
      Pam Jones                                  Re/Max Macon, REALTORS                                  1.5 Million
      DeeDee Parker                              Fickling & Company, Inc.                                1.5 Million
      Nayana (Nancy) Patel                       Fickling & Company, Inc.                                6 Million
      Wendy Pierce                               Fickling & Company, Inc.                                1.5 Million
      Beverly Savage                             Re/Max Macon, REALTORS                                  2 Million
      Leona Schilling                            Craig Massee Real Estate                                1.5 Million
      Rita Schrader                              Coldwell Banker SSK, REALTORS®                          1.5 Million
      Loretta Thomas                             Akridge Realty                                          2 Million
      Kara Thompson                              Fickling & Company, Inc.                                1.5 Million
      James D Walters, Jr.                       Coldwell Banker SSK, REALTORS®                          2 Million

      THE EAGLE AWARD:         (Those who have qualified for membership in the Circle of Excellence for 10 years.)
                                          Victoria “Vicki” Smith

      THE PHOENIX AWARD: (Those who have qualified for membership in the Circle of Excellence for 15 years.)
                                              Freeman Lester

      THE SILVER AWARD: (Those who have qualified for membership in the Circle of Excellence for 20 years.)
                                             Delois Harmon
                                             Marilyn Miller
                                             Donna Walters

      THE DIAMOND AWARD: (Those who have qualified for membership in the Circle of Excellence for 20 years.)
                                              Joe Adams
MARCH, 2009   THE REALTOR® RECORD   PAGE 19 OF 20
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