The SCAOR Card – Issue #017 – Membership

Welcome to the SCAOR 1st Quarter REALTOR® membership report!  Here’s what’s happened from January – March 2018:


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Here are our membership counts for March alone:

3/1/18   Giovanny Mesa
3/1/18   Vincent Walsh
3/1/18   Marcia Dukes
3/6/18   Barry Ziegler Jr
3/7/18   Pamela J Foster
3/7/18   Steven Shuart
3/7/18   Rodney Biamby
3/7/18   Carolyn Page
3/8/18   John Wallden
3/8/18   Francine Balinskas
3/8/18   Jennifer Demarest
3/8/18   Tatiana V Koushnir
3/13/18   Michael McDowell
3/13/18   Michael Terranova
3/14/18   Christian Heneghan
3/14/18   Richard Norcross Jr
3/15/18   Avery Withers
3/20/18   Elizabeth Kilroy
3/20/18   Katherine A Williams
3/28/18   Andrew McBride
3/29/18   Nicole West


The SCAOR Card – Issue #017 – From the CEO’s Desk

April is here! This means that the end-of-licensing is around the corner. Please make sure you have the required CEs, per the State of Delaware, to renew your license. Also make sure you have completed or are planning to complete the Code of Ethics (COE) before the of of the calendar year. The fifth NAR cycle for members to complete the COE commenced on January 1, 2017 and ends on December 31, 2018. This is critical for the Association to comply with NAR Core Standards.

Other Association news includes the following:
  • The next BOD meeting is May 24 at 9 am (after NAR Legislative meetings from May 14-19 in DC).  Legislative Action Day is Wednesday, May 16.  DAR coordinates Capital Hill visits for DE REALTORS.
  • SCAOR has 38 Affiliates that have enrolled in the Affiliate program.  Please make sure to read their monthly emails and network at Affiliate events.  The next event is in May at the Crooked Hammock.
  • The Public Policy Committee and YPN Committee are planning a RPAC fundraiser in November.  SCAOR will commence event promotion around Labor Day weekend.
  • The YPN Committee scheduled an Expert Panel for April 17 from 3-5 pm at SCAOR.  The event is free.  Please see the enclosed flyer for more details.
  • Education classes are scheduled through April 30 at’s Education page.
  • Bright MLS conversion day is June 4, preview is around May 7.
  • May 10 is the next Finance Committee meeting
  • The Organizational Planning Committee will meet June 13 and 14 to draft a new Strategic Plan for 2019-2021.
  • The Peninsula Commercial Alliance (PCA) is now a SCAOR standing committee called the Commercial Committee (PCA was dissolved in 2017)
  • Bright MLS and SCAOR agreed to invoice renewing MLS members for April, May and June.  Billing will open April 18.  MLS service fees ($20 per month for members and $30 for MLS Only) will remain the same for April and May.  SCAOR members will pay $35 for Bright MLS for June. 
  • The MLS Committee recommended to the BOD to increase the lockbox allocation from no more than 10% above active listing amount to no more than 20% above active listing amount.  They also recommended that the Audit be moved to October instead of May/June.  Current annual fees are $125 for SCAOR members and $150 for non-members.  
  • Lastly, NAR is proposing a $30 dues increase.  Please log onto NAR and seach for S.M.A.R.T. Initiatives to learn more about the dues increase and FY 2019 NAR Budget.
Overall, the Association is healthy with adequate reserves for short-term operational expenses and long-term capital improvement expenses.  As always, continue to represent the Association well in the community and adhere to the Code of Ethics when conducting business.
Merritt Burke IV


The SCAOR Card – Issue #017


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Association Dues & Fees:
  • Membership Dues: Billed October 1, due October 31 annually
  • Lockbox Fees: Billed June 1, due June 30 annually.

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SCAOR Card – Issue #016 – Foundation Update

The Community Service Foundation has raised and distributed hundreds of thousands of dollars through various fundraising and charitable efforts over the years. As a result, we have helped thousands of families throughout Sussex County by providing them with access to critical services.

This year’s Gala is scheduled for October 25th, 2018. Please mark your calendar, as this year’s event is certain to be the best yet as the foundation celebrates its 10th year as a 501(c)3.

To learn more about our Foundation please visit

Thank you!
Kristina Lingo
2018 President of SCAOR Community Service Foundation


SCAORCard – Issue #016 – Rental Affairs

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From the Rental Affairs Committee:
 On Wednesday, February 28th, with the financial support of Clean DE, Grand Rental Station, and Wells Fargo, SCAOR Rental Affairs Committee hosted the 1st annual Hospitality Summit.  This event was fully funded by these three amazing companies and allowed us to offer a free Expo in the morning followed by a free Mod 5, 6, or 7 “Being a Prepared Tenant” instructed by Michael Morton!
The vendors that helped make this such a success were: Hot Steam Carpet Cleaning, represented by owner Mike Dunmeyer; Cape Water Taxi, represented by owner David Green; Rehoboth/Dewey Chamber of Commerce, represented by Meghan McCalley; Clean DE represented by Pamela Rutherford and Dawn; Grand Rental Station, represented by Troy Virden, Don Mitchell, and M. Bradley; Bethany/Fenwick Chamber of Commerce, represented by Susie Miller; Mulligan’s Pointe (formerly Sussex Pines CC), represented by Dawn Slacum; East of Maui and Sup Yoga, represented by Stacey Chandler, Lewes Chamber of Commerce, represented by Anita; Mobile Cloud Game Party, represented by owner Troy Boxton; Anderson Carpet One, represented by Ashley Wilson, Milford/Georgetown Garden Center/Flower Market, represented by owner Diane Steif; and Errand Girl, represented by owner Lee Temby
Calypso Caterers did a phenomenal job with our continental breakfast, that included bagels donated by Surf Bagel, of Lewes, and our lunch!
We would like to thank all of those that came out and supported the SCAOR Rental Affairs Committee, chaired by Harold Marmon. To see over 125 people here at SCAOR to help make this day a success we are truly appreciative.
Kindest Regards,
Patricia L. Anderson
Director of Professional Development/ProStandards Administrator
23407 Park Avenue
Georgetown, DE 19947

SCAORCard – Issue #016 – Professional Development

License Renewal is quickly approaching!  Don’t forget to visit our website and click on the “EDUCATION” tab!  We have some great classes coming up to get your final CEs complete.  Check out March 28th from 1-4 Mods 6 or 7 Manufacturing, Mobile, and Module Homes.  If you missed the opportunity to take this last fall, now is the time to get in!
Stay tuned as we have 2 National Instructors on the horizon…Melody McClain on May 10th and Paula Monthofer on June 14th! 
We welcome all feedback about our course offerings and any ideas that you may like to see.
Kindest Regards,
Patricia L. Anderson
Director of Professional Development/ProStandards Administrator

23407 Park Avenue
Georgetown, DE 19947
Sussex County Association of Realtors

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

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