BEAVER COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® REALTOR® RAPPER PRESIDENT'S CORNER Annnd we’re off ! And running into a new month of listings, closings and MAY 2010 Continuing Ed deadlines! We have until May 31st to complete our 14 hours and submit license registration and the fee ( $96). 2010 Officers and Board of Directors There are still some classes available in classrooms and on- line. Yours Truly completed hers online through www. McKis- President: Peg Gahles sock.com. In my humble opinion it was a great venue. I was President-Elect: Keith DeVries able to select courses of interest, it was self-paced in the Secretary: Leslie Chaklos comfort of my jammies and the price was right. McKissock Treasurer: Mike Raich isn’t the only state -certified online school, it’s the one that I Directors: Michelle Branham found to suit my needs better. Lisa Dowling Melissa Hill Our Affiliates know how to party ! The Night at the Races Lisa Hough was another successful and fun Affiliate-sponsored event. In Shirley Lyden addition to the races, there was a yummy buffet, a Chinese Beverly Pietrandrea auction and a hefty 50/50. We thank the Affiliates for putting Lorraine Ross together a very fine evening. Vic (Bill) Smith Michael Witterman June 9th is the Kegger at Two Mile Run in Brighton Twp. For Immediate Past-President a measley five bucks ( aka a “fin”) you can enjoy libation or Rudy Zetz, Jr. soft drinks, eat pizza, hoagies and salad lyao. There’ll be an Affiliate Director: open mike and karaoke courtesy of Rudy Zetz, Jr.. Ellen Caputo Association Executive: Got Talent ? Bring it… or be a spectator. We have the build- Karen Fuller ing and corresponding shelter. Come and enjoy a card game, bring your Trivial Pursuit and eat, drink, and be merry !! Don’t fret..I won’t be singing, but I have a little stand up planned. The subject ? “You know you’re a Real Estate Geek When….” Keep on Scratchin’ Cordially ~ Peg BEAVER COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING & TALENT NIGHT WHEN: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 Dinner: WHERE: Two Mile Run Park Pizza, Hoagies, Salad (Gypsy Glen Rd, Brighton Twp) and Cake for Dessert. TIME: 6:00 pm Registration 7:00 pm Dinner COST: $5.00/person (cost subsidized by association) Reservations are required by JUNE 2nd!! Call BCAR at 724-774-4126. June 9th General Membership / Talent Night Upcoming Events: At the June 9th General Membership meeting instead August 11 of a speaker we will be hosting a Talent Night. Association Picnic So, if you can sing, dance, juggle Two Mile Run Park or any other hidden talents we are looking for you. We would like a few September 1 definite participants but there will PAR Presidential also be an open mike for this event. Visit If you are interested, please call Jeffries Landing BCAR at 724-774-4126 and let me know what your talent is. November 3 Charity Auction Put it on your calendar and plan on attending. Javy’s MEMORIAL DAY IS MAY 31st. REMEMBER AND THANK OUR VETERANS!!! PRUDENTIAL PREFERRED REALTY, BEAVER PRESENTS THEIR ANNUAL MAKE A WISH YARD SALE SATURDAY, MAY 22nd 8:00 am 877 Corporation Street, Beaver PreSale on Friday, May 21 at 1:00pm Donations still being accepted: jewelry, small working appliances, office supplies, glassware, sports equipment, tools, decorating items, books, videos, toys, seasonal items, and furniture. For pick up of large items call Dorothy 724-774-2222 Ext 200. New Members: Zita Billman—Coldwell Banker, Cranberry; and Kathryn McCracken—Keller Williams, Beaver Member Changes: Joyce Beglin of Keller Williams has a new email address….firstname.lastname@example.org Joe Croft of Coldwell Banker has a new email address…..email@example.com Autumn Wilson of Northwood has a new email address…..firstname.lastname@example.org New Affiliate: T.A. Closing Network 800-899-1051 X 275 Gregg Hill 2831 Banksville Road Fax 610-627-8229 Patti DeGennaro Banksville Business Center Email email@example.com Pittsburgh, PA 15216 Congratulations to Anthony Neff of PA Land Title in the birth of his son, Holden Bennett. He was born on April 18th and weighed 7 lbs 9 oz. Mom, Dad, and Son are all doing GREAT!! to Brooke and Michael Witterman of RE/MAX Select in Center, in the birth of their third son, Carter Andrew. He was born on March 9th and weighed 7lbs 8 oz. Mom, Dad, Two Big Brothers, and Baby are all doing GREAT!! Condolences to Gloria Brown of Prudential, Beaver and family in the passing of her mother. to Leslie Gruzinski of Key Real Estate and family in the passing of her sister. to Ida Workley of Prudential, Beaver in the passing of her special friend, Bob. *** If you have something you would like to put in the Rapper, just call BCAR at 724-774-4126 and we will get it in for you. *** All items for the Rapper must be in by the first Friday of each month. CONGRATULATIONS to the Affiliates for a great Night at the Races!! If you missed this event, you missed a great time. This is a way for the affiliates to make money so they are able to host other events at little or no cost to you, the members. They raised over $1100. GREAT JOB!! A special “Thank you” for the affiliate volunteers who planned the event, worked the event, or donated items for the Chinese auction. Apromark, Inc The Kerr Agency Clearview Federal Credit Union Pa Land Title Excel Mortgage Group, Inc. PA Preferred Mortgage HouseMaster Inspections Parkvale Savings Bank iMortgage Services Penn Suburban Abstract THANK YOU to all the REALTORS® who attended and purchased horses. Changes to Lead-Based Paint Disclosures Hank Lerner, Esq., Director, Member & Legal Services Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS® By now you have heard about – and probably used – the 2010 revision to PAR’s Agreement of Sale. One of the major changes in the Agreement involves the disclosure of lead-based paint hazards for properties built before 1978. For many years PAR has incorporated these disclosures into the Agreement of Sale, but in order to more closely track the EPA regulations PAR is now recommending that lead-based paint disclosures be done at the time listing brokers take the listing. To facilitate this change PAR has created the Lead-Based Paint Disclosure Form (Form LPD). Form LPD should be provided to sellers by listing brokers along with the seller disclosure form. Once filled out by the seller, this dis- closure form can be provided to buyers at the same time as the seller disclosure so they have all the information they need before filling out the Agreement of Sale. This one page document (not the entire seller disclosure form) would then be attached to the Agreement as an attachment by the buyer. Form LPD is currently available as a stand-alone form; you should add it to your listing presentation documents if you haven’t already. This form will also be attached to the end of the PAR Seller’s Property Disclosure form (PAR Form SPD) as a reminder to use it early in the transaction – although not everyone uses PAR’s disclosure form, and not every transaction requires a disclosure form. In the meantime, until practice can shift to providing this at the time of listing we still have the LPD linked to the end of the Agreement of Sale as a final double-check for buyer agents. If you haven’t received the form by the time you fill out the Agreement, this should remind you to get the seller to fill it out. For additional information, sample copies of the Agreement of Sale and Lead-Based Paint Disclosure, along with explanatory Guidelines, are available on the PAR Web site. New REALTOR Benefits® Offering Marketing & Business Development is pleased to announce the addition of FedEx Office (formerly Kinko's) to its REALTOR Benefits® Pro- gram roster! NAR Members can now save 20% on select FedEx Office copy and print services, as well as 10% on additional services (such as banners, signage and direct mail) at more than 1,800 FedEx Office locations throughout the U.S. LAUNCH DATE: April 19, 2010 AVAILABLE TO: All NAR members 1. NEW NAR MEMBER BENEFIT FROM FEDEX OFFICE sm: 20% discount on select FedEx Office black & white and color print and copy services (such as for Brochures, Flyers, Sell Sheets, Newsletters, and Postcards) * Details on services included can be found at realtor.org/realtorbenefits 10% discount off select additional services including non-core black & white and color print copy services, Direct Mail & Finishing services, Signs & Graphics. You can choose to print at any FedEx Office location or have final pieces delivered directly to your home or office. Addi- tional NAR benefit: Starting June 2010, NAR members who enroll in FedEx’s “My FedEx Rewards Program” earn points at a earn rate 25% higher than that offered through the standard ―My FedEx Rewards Program‖. Benefits of registering include order tracking, ability to save your preferences and incomplete orders, earn Rewards and receive special promotions & updates. 2. NAR MEMBER BENEFIT FOR FEDEX SHIPPING SERVICES: NAR members already have access to savings of up to 26% on shipping services with FedEx; discounts vary by service: PROGRAM PARTNER INFORMATION: To register for or to obtain more information on the benefits available on FedEx Shipping Services or FedEx Office Services, please visit http://www.fedex.com/nar (best viewed in Internet Explorer). Please provide your NAR membership (NRDS I.D.) # and FedEx Passcode LCRS8P15. Or call 1.866.869.1171 and mention your NAR membership I.D. (NRDS #) and Passcode 155-13. Note: you must enroll in the program (FedEx Office, Shipping, & Rewards) prior to visiting a FedEx Office location. The discounts and rewards will be directly linked to your account number NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION FOR REALTOR® MEMBERS When: Thursday, May 20, 2010 Where: Huntington Bank Conf Rm 208 on the second floor (671 Third Street, Beaver) Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm This class is for the new licensee to real estate. This class reviews the benefits of being s REALTOR® member, plus goes over the Code of Ethics which satisfies your Quadrennial Code of Ethics Training required for 2012. This class is MANDATORY for your membership. Call BCAR at 724-774-4126 for reservation. Seating is limited!! Calendar of Events: May 20 New Member Orientation June 9 General Membership Meeting / Talent Show at Two Mile Run Park July No Membership Meeting July 21 CASA 8th Annual Golf Outing at Seven Oaks Country Club CODE OF ETHICS Article 11: REALTORS® are knowledgeable and competent in the fields of practice in which they engage or they get assistance from a knowledgeable professional, or disclose any lack of expertise to their client. FREE Webinars from NAR’s Right Tools, Right Now This month’s Right Tools, Right Now highlights FREE webinars from NAR, including REALTOR® University’s Webinar Summit, REALTOR® Safety Webinar, NAR Member Profile Webinar and Health Reform: Impact on REALTORS® Webinar. We encourage you to continue taking advantage of these and the hundreds of other NAR products and resources Available for FREE or AT-COST through NAR's Right Tools, Right Now initiative. A number of new offers and updates to existing products will be available to help members each month so keep checking www.REALTOR.org/RightTools monthly. Find marketing tools to assist you at www.REALTOR.org/AEMemberToolkit, including new ads and resources to help you deliver Right Tools, Right Now information to members in 2010. You can also call Judy Perez, Marketing Concierge, at 1-888-648-8321 for any questions about the Right Tools, Right Now Initiative, the programs and services included. The Heart of the Market Program FACT SHEET NAR’s Marketing Group launched The Heart of the Market program on April 15, 2010. Our goal is to engage members in an activity that will foster the positive relationship between members, State and Local Associations and NAR, as well as with their clients and communities. A series of Web pages have been created on REALTOR.org through which members can submit personal stories sharing how being a member of the Association has made a difference to them, to their clients and their community. Once the stories are posted to the ‘Gallery,’ members will be able to easily share their story via their personal Facebook page, Twitter and email. Association staff may also participate in this program, focusing on how being part of the REAL- TOR® family has made a difference to them, their members and their community. The site www.TheHeartoftheMarket.com will remain open through 2010. Program Features: Members go online and share why they love being a REALTOR® member. Members will be able to easily share content they upload to consumer-facing Web pages. Participating members are mailed an ‘I LOVE being a REALTOR®’ magnetic lapel pin. NAR supplies marketing materials for Associations to use to promote the program. Select entries will be featured in the gallery on the site and in marketing materials. Communications: The site officially opens April 15, 2010. A complete communications plan utilizes all NAR channels, plus: Members of NAR’s Leadership Academy contributed pre-launch messages, which will post in the ‘Gallery’ with the official launch. AT AEI, the NAR Table will have a computer to allow Association staff to share their stories. President’s Column and ad to run in May issue of REALTOR® Magazine. Meeting with 30 Under 30 group to announce program, April 16. Brief video message featuring Vicki Cox Golder, will be edited and posted late April. RIS Media Magazine column and ad to run in the May issue. Member Communications: Communications with members and brokers will begin mid-late April after official announcement at AEI and will continue through the end of the year. In addition to the above, messages will post in NAR e-newsletters, list serves, and online on REALTOR.org. Association Contest: We are asking for assistance from our Associations to rally members and encourage them to be a part of this ‘movement.’ Associations will have access to a variety of marketing materials supplied by NAR. Additionally, NAR will track members who participate and credit their State and Local Associations for the submission. Three Association winners will be awarded various pre-determined prizes based on the percentage of their primary member base who participate. An overview of the program will be sent to AEs, Communications and Education Directors, RVPs and Committee Liaisons. Messages will be included in INS newsletters, AE calendar entries, etc. for the duration of the contest (last entries ac- cepted for contest on July 15, 2010). Development: To develop and launch this program, Marketing has worked with ITS, Legal, REALTOR.org, Information Central and Publi- cations, within the organization. Contact Information: Bob Goldberg Rebecca Daly, 312-329-3285 Kim DiGangi, 312-329-8387 Senior Vice President Web pages, Story Review, Pin Distribution, Association Contest Program & 312-329-8269 Member and Broker Communications Communications to AEs firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Beaver County Association of REALTORS® 650 Corporation Street, Suite 401 Phone: 724-774-4126 E-mail: email@example.com Beaver, PA 15009 Fax: 724-774-1981 Website: www.mybcar.com Affiliate Information Services HOME SAVINGS AND LOAN Phone: 724-770-0700 Representatives: Julie Needs and Jennifer Hanigosky Serve in Western Pennsylvania and Ohio Products/Services Offered: Mortgage Lending, Home Equity Loans, Personal and Business, Checking, Savings, Money Markets, Credit Cards, CDs, and Investment Services. A Full Service Bank. ____________________________________________________________________________ HUNTINGTON BANK Phone: 724-561-1033 Representatives: Ted George Serve Most States in the USA Products/Services Offered: Conventional 8-30 yrs 5% down, FHA/VA, Portfolio Products, Construction Loans, Lot Loans, Grant Fund for First Time Home Buyer through Housing Opportunity of BC, Invest- ment Property Loans, Manufactured Housing, and Arms/Balloons ________________________________________________________________________________________ iMORTGAGE SERVICES, LLC Phone: 412-445-3102 Representative: Christopher Seymour Serve Nationwide Products/Services Offered: RESPA compliant Title and Settlement Services, HVCC compliant Appraisal Services, Field Reviews, Broker Price Opinions (BPOs), REO Appraisals, Residency Verifications (Door Knocks) Title Searches, and Automated Valuation Models (AVMs) ________________________________________________________________________________________ INKSTAR LP Phone: 724-847-2940 Representatives: Richard and Susan Fudurich Serve all areas Products/Services Offered: All your printing and marketing needs: business cards, contracts, and direct mail Note: Information displayed in alphabetical order and supplied by the affiliates from the 2010 Affiliate Information.