EASTON — The Mid-Shore Board of Realtors welcomed 13 new agents at last week’s new agent orientation.
The new agents include Anisha Patel with Long and Foster in Easton, Georgia McGraw with Chesapeake Bay Real Estate in St. Michaels, Melinda Madison with Exit on the Bay in Cambridge, Amy Crawford with Long and Foster in Easton, Josee Kelly, with Long and Foster in Easton, James Higgins with Benson and Mangold in Easton, Shareen Camper with Exit on the Bay in Cambridge, Scarlett White with Powell Realtors in Cambridge, Andrew Barksdale with Benson and Mangold in St. Michaels, Nora Turner with Long and Foster in Denton, John McCoy with Sharon Real Estate in Cambridge, Joseph Girodano with Exit on the Bay in Grasonville and James Kelly with Long and Foster in Easton.
MSBR President Dormaim Green, MSBR President-elect Judy Germain-Dinges and MSBR life achievement recipient Jeff Wright addressed the new agents and encouraged them to keep learning and get involved in the association.
Different from licensees, realtors, are held to a higher standard, compared to those who just have a state license. This training helps prepare agents to be better qualified and knowledgeable. Through their association membership, Realtors have access to member discounts, business resources, and professional development opportunities.
One of the realtor organization’s most effective resources is advocacy, and this applies to the agent’s business interests as well as to protecting the interests and rights of the local property owners. By attending the ethics class and participating in an orientation, the agents learned about personal and homeowner safety, multi-list, electronic lockboxes, advocacy, education, professionalism and the numerous benefits available to them as Realtors.
Fred Spence, along with other loan officers with Provident State Bank spoke on the unique lending aspects that Provident provides. Provident State Bank also sponsored lunch for the new agents.
The Mid-Shore Board of Realtors has more than 500 Realtors and affiliates in Caroline, Dorchester, and Talbot counties. The mission of the Mid-Shore Board of Realtors is to advocate for its members and the public to preserve the right to own, transfer and utilize real property. MSBR provides its members with resources to conduct business professionally in accordance with the Realtor Code of Ethics.