Introducing SCAOR’s New PSA Videos on Affordable Housing Resources

As part of its ongoing initiatives, the Sussex County Association of REALTORS (SCAOR) is celebrating “National Homeownership Month” this June by unveiling two impactful public service announcement (PSA) videos. These videos highlight the pressing need for affordable housing within our communities, focusing on workforce housing and the professionals dedicated to making it accessible.

These PSAs are a valuable resource for individuals seeking affordable housing options and for those working in the field to provide such housing solutions. Each video delivers practical advice and essential information on navigating Affordable/Workforce Housing opportunities.

We invite you to watch these videos on YouTube by following the links below:

In addition to these videos, SCAOR has launched a new Affordable Housing Resources (AHR) page, available at scaor.com/AHR. This page offers a comprehensive list of resources, tools, and support services for both home seekers and housing professionals.Join us in spreading awareness and supporting affordable housing initiatives in our community.

   

In addition to these videos, SCAOR has launched a new Affordable Housing Resources (AHR) page, available at scaor.com/AHR. This page offers a comprehensive list of resources, tools, and support services for both home seekers and housing professionals. Join us in spreading awareness and supporting affordable housing initiatives in our community.

Paws For Cause – SCAOR Affiliate Spring Event 2024

Join us on Thursday, April 25th, from 4 to 6 PM at Crooked Hammock Brewery in Lewes for Paws For Cause – annual Sussex County Affiliate Spring Event! It’s a super-fun rescue dog costume contest, silent auction, doggie donation drive, rescue dog adoption, and awareness event for Grass Roots Rescue  the all-volunteer, 501 C 3, nonprofit group that saves dogs at risk in shelters and within the community. 

Bring your unopened dog food or treats (puppy food & training treats encouraged), Leashes, collars, and harnesses, Toys and tennis balls, New or gently used towels, sheets and blankets, Cleaning supplies, Shampoo/Grooming supplies, and Food & Water bowls for our doggie donation drive.

Step up to the plate and be one of the four one hundred dollar sponsors we’re seeking to help cover future adoption costs for dogs in need. Plus – your sponsorship will allow you and your team to craft a creative medium sized costume for one of our Rescue dogs to wear while tail wagging down the red carpet. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on their favorite costume for extra fun and competition!

Contact SCAOR Affiliate Member Carol Miller at cmiller@capitalbankmd.com for more details and secure your spot!

All proceeds from the event go directly to Grass Roots Rescue, making a meaningful difference in the lives of rescued animals!

For SCORE Members only, your Registration includes appetizers and one free drink ticket so REGISTER HERE ONLINE NOW!

Get On The Bus for an Exciting One Day Only Trip to DC for the NAR Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo!

Ready to seize the day and make a meaningful impact? The Sussex County Association of REALTORS® is thrilled to offer you an exclusive opportunity to embark on a free one-day bus trip to Washington, DC, on May 7th, to participate in the prestigious NAR Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo.Here’s your chance to be part of the action, engage with industry leaders, and make your voice heard on Capitol Hill. But that’s not all—this event offers a unique opportunity to meet Delaware legislators, including Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester, Senator Christopher Coons, and Senator Tom Carper, as we advocate for crucial real estate issues affecting our community!Remember, securing your spot on the bus is just the first step. Be sure to register for the expo (it’s free!) at legislative.realtor.
Don’t miss out on this chance to network, learn, and advocate for the future of real estate. Seats are limited, so register now to reserve your spot on this exciting journey to Washington, DC!

Important State License Renewal Information

It’s that time—when the State requires you to renew your real estate license. The Delaware Association of REALTORS has sent an important email to all members regarding State License Renewal. Please read the email in its entirety as to not miss any important information. If you are unable to locate the email, you can access its contents here.

Renewal in DelPROS must occur by April 30. Do not wait or delay any longer. Renew now to remove future stress.

YPN Breakfast Networking & Successful Social Media Strategies Panel Event

Wed., February 7, 2024 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM (EST)

Elevate Your Real Estate Social Media Game! 

Join us for an exclusive panel featuring top-notch REALTOR® Social Media Experts! Get ready to dive into the world of digital marketing with insights and tips from our esteemed panelists: 

Zac Foust – Mastering Instagram and TikTok.
Matt Lunden – Unleashing the Power of YouTube.
Jay Schulman – Navigating Success on Facebook 

With moderator, the 2024 President of the Delaware Association of REALTORS® and SCAOR Member George Thomasson

What’s on the Agenda
 
• In-depth discussions on Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, and Facebook strategies
• Q&A session with our expert panelists
• Networking opportunities with fellow real estate professionals
• Enjoy a casual breakfast featuring a delightful fruit and bagel platter, paired with aromatic coffee. 

This is your chance to gain valuable insights, expand your network, and stay ahead in the ever-evolving realm of social media marketing. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to learn, connect, and grow with your contemporaries and select SCAOR affiliates.

Secure your spot now for a morning of learning, networking and delicious bites!

JOIN SCAOR AT THE PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW 2024!

 

🌼🚌 Hop Aboard! Join SCAOR at the 2024 Philadelphia Flower Show! 🚌🌼

Are you ready for an unforgettable day blooming with excitement?!
SCAOR invites you to join our exclusive bus trip to the 2024 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show — an event that celebrates togetherness and the promise of a vibrant spring ahead!

📅 Save the Date: Tuesday, March 5th LAST DAY TO REGISTER FEB. 18TH

Schedule for the Day:

6:30 am – 6:50 am: Gather at SCAOR
7:00 am: All Aboard! Bus Departs
8:15 akm :All Aboard! RECENT Bus pickup at Christiana Mall added.
9:30 am: Arrive at the Philadelphia Flower Show
4:00 pm: Depart from the Flower Show
7:00 pm: Return to SCAOR

Ticket Price: Only $75 per person! (🚌 Includes: Bus ride, entrance to the show, lite breakfast, and refreshing treats!)

🌷 Experience the Magic: Immerse yourself in a wonderland of flowers! Discover the artistry of top-notch florists and garden wizards from Philly and around the globe. From dazzling floral displays to crafty gardening inspirations, world-class plant competitions, family-friendly activities, and shopping galore—there’s something enchanting for everyone at “United by Flowers.”

🌸 Join the Celebration: Start your year on a fresh and vibrant note! Let’s revel in the beauty of unity and the promise of spring together!

Don’t Miss Out! Seats on the bus are limited—secure your spot today and be part of this joyous floral fiesta!

Purchase your ticket(s) now here to guarantee your spot aboard the bus

Sussex County Association of REALTORS®2024 Travel Scholarship

Sussex County Association of REALTORS® recognizes that its staff, NAR Committee Members, and other members interested in leadership could benefit from attending the NAR Annual Meeting. Therefore, a scholarship fund has been established to help fund these travelers.  

The NAR NXT conference held in November with a different location each year have both been described by previous attendees as transformative events that directly linked members to the power of the REALTOR® brand, created meaningful relationships with colleagues from across the country, and created a personal connection with the National Association of REALTORS® and the “REALTOR® Party.”

Any staff person or REALTOR® member who meets the criteria below and is willing to fulfill the scholarship requirements is encouraged to apply for travel by Friday, April 26, 2024 to the NAR NXT Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, occurring November 6 – 10, 2024.

  • Applicant must be a current SCAOR REALTOR® member or staff person at the time of application and meeting dates.
  • Applicant must demonstrate a commitment to professionalism, volunteerism, and a desire to develop leadership skills.

  • Discuss registration options with the SCAOR Association Executive, and they may be asked to complete their own registration for the hotel and event registration.
  • Attend the corresponding NAR Mid-Year or NAR Annual meetings.
  • Meet with the SCAOR Association Executive prior to travel
    • To determine what is covered by their scholarship
    • To discover important sessions to attend while at the meeting
  • Shadow an NAR Committee Member (if not already on a NAR committee) and attend the NAR Committee they serve on as a guest.

  • Pay for expenses while traveling and submit all receipts for reimbursement within one week of the travel return date.

  • Submit a summary of the trip and present it to the SCAOR Board of Directors at their next regularly scheduled meeting.

The Benefits

  • Paid travel expenses.
  • Network with REALTORS® and staff from around Delaware and other parts of the country.
  • Increase awareness for NAR, the REALTOR® Party, RPAC, and industry issues.
  • Opportunity to attend business development opportunities, NAR meetings, REALTORS® Trade Expo, and tour the Nation’s Capitol or other parts of the country.

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Failure to perform any of the above requirements by the selected recipient may result in full or partial forfeiture of the scholarship award. If you have any questions, please contact:

Stephanie Moody
Association Executive
Sussex County Association of REALTORS®
Direct: (302) 855-2300
smoody@scaor.com

Fast-Track Your Broker’s License in 2024 at SCAOR!

Embark on your journey to become a licensed Delaware Real Estate Broker with our comprehensive 99-hour course, approved by the Delaware Real Estate Commission. Classes are to be offered through Zoom on Tuesdays, 6 pm – 9 pm, Wednesdays from 9 am – 12 noon AND 6 pm – 9 pm, and Thursdays, 6 to 9 PM.
Orientation will be on Monday, Feb. 12th, 6 pm – 9 pm, providing a comprehensive overview of the course structure and expectations. The final exam will take place on Tuesday, April 9th, marking the culmination of your learning. Rest assured, the cost of the course covers all materials, ensuring you have everything you need to succeed.
Don’t miss this opportunity to make 2024 the year you advance your career – register now!

 

 

 

Look Who’s Cooking 2024: With SCAOR and Sussex County Habitat for Humanity


Calling all Culinary-Savvy Real Estate Professionals: Join SCAOR and Sussex County Habitat for Humanity (SCHFH) in a mission to ensure housing for all! We’re seeking 24 of the most talented REALTORS® to lend their cooking prowess and support.

Introducing ‘Look Who’s Cooking: Sussex County Challenge,’ our spring kick-off event dedicated to fostering safe and affordable housing. We invite you and twenty-four Sussex County Real Estate Professionals (or your designee) to showcase your culinary finesse by preparing your favorite appetizer, entrée, or dessert, served up in small-plate style at this food-tasting and fundraising extravaganza.

This isn’t your typical tasting event – here, the spotlight is on Sussex County’s best Real Estate Pros-turned-chefs. Each participating broker will be provided with a designated six-foot serving table, eco-friendly disposables, and utensils. All you need to bring are your serving utensils and a cooler or steam tray to maintain your dish’s temperature.

Join us for the ultimate networking opportunity to elevate your profile. Volunteer Chefs are encouraged to deck out their serving stations, though it’s not mandatory. ‘Look Who’s Cooking’ takes place on Thursday, March 21, 2024, at St. Jude’s Parish Life Center in Lewes, DE. With an anticipated 300 attendees, this event is your platform to showcase what sets you apart in Sussex County. Don’t forget to bring your business cards and literature, and invite at least ten friends, family members, or associates to savor your culinary talents while supporting their local Habitat for Humanity.

Click here for all the tasty details, to register, and to purchase tickets!

2024 Annual SCAOR REALTOR®Award Nominations Needed

It’s that exciting time of the year again as we gear up for the 2024 awards season.

We invite you to nominate outstanding REALTORS® for these prestigious awards by Friday, October 27th!

Don’t miss your chance to nominate the exceptional REALTOR® who deserves to be in the spotlight for 2024. To submit your nomination for these prestigious awards, click on the corresponding image below. The deadline to nominate someone is Friday, October 27th, so don’t delay!

Presenting the 2024 awards lineup:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Educator of the Year: Celebrating those who inspire and educate their peers, fostering growth and excellence in the field.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rookie of the Year: Recognizing fresh talents who’ve made remarkable strides in their real estate careers within the last year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good Neighbor Award: Recognizing REALTORS® who go above and beyond to make a positive impact on their communities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REALTOR® of the Year: Honoring the best of the best in the real estate industry, who have excelled in both their profession and community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lifetime Achievement Award: Honoring individuals whose dedication and contributions have left an indelible mark on the industry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alma Ashley Award: recognizing Rental REALTOR® excellence in customer service.

Sussex County Association of Realtors

Phone: 302-855-2300 | Fax: 302-855-2319

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