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Suburban West Realtors Association
Suburban West Weekly
February 6th, 2019
Bill McFalls Inducted as PAR's
96th President

Broker Price Opinions Update

BRIGHT MLS Training at Suburban
West Now Available for Registration

Become an e-Pro Real Estate Professional:
Internet Marketing Certification
C/I Exchange to Meet on Friday,
February 8th

REALTORS Running for Office

Employment Notice: Part-Time
Transaction Coordinator

Calendar of Events

Bill McFalls Inducted as PAR's 96th President

Suburban West REALTOR member and 2010 Chairman, Bill McFalls was installed as the 2019 Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS President at the PAR Business Meetings in January.
“I do believe that we are at a critical time in our industry that requires a steady hand on the wheel, a focus that looks a few steps ahead of the next turn and a team that is willing to make the changes necessary to position us as one of the best Associations in the country,” said McFalls.
A REALTOR member with Suburban West for 28 years, Bill has been consistently active throughout his local, state and national REALTOR Associations. Bill is a current NAR Director and has served since 2015. He will serve as a regional representative for NAR's 2019 State and Local Issues Mobilizations Support Committee. Bill is a past Treasurer, Vice President, President-Elect and District 2 Vice President of PAR. He is a major RPAC investor and was recently inducted into the RPAC Hall of Fame.
Congratulations Bill! 

Broker Price Opinions Update

Pennsylvania passed legislation (Act 75 of 2018) that will allow Real Estate licensees to conduct Broker Price Opinions (BPOs).  Previously, BPO’s were only permitted by appraisal licensees. Before real estate licensees can perform BPOs, the state real estate commission must issue regulations and identify pre-requisite education that must be completed. Until then, performing BPO’s is not yet an approved activity for real estate licensees.

It is our understanding that the real estate commission is working on the regulations. Reference is made to the regulations in the minutes of the September and October 2018 meetings. It is our understanding that further discussion occurred at their January 2019 meeting (January 29). However, as of this notice, the regulations have not been issued. Read more.

BRIGHT MLS Training at Suburban West Now Available for Registration

BRIGHT MLS was created from a desire to be the change that real estate professionals demand. It provides subscribers with access to listing information for a larger geographic area, modern, easy-to-use systems and apps to serve your clients and run your business, and a comprehensive ecosystem of robust property information and analytics.
To best help its members with the new system's transition, the Association has set up a BRIGHT MLS Webpage to help members stay on top of the latest system updates and on-site training availability. The following sessions are now available for registration:
  • February 11th; 10:00am-12:00pm @ SWRA, Malvern
  • February 19th; 10:00am-12:00pm @ SWRA, Malvern
  • March 12th; 10:00am-12:00pm @ SWRA, Malvern
Topics covered will include: changes to searches, maps, reports and terminology, the basics of the new client portal, using the new listing management program and a review of new and upgraded features. Please note that registration is required, click here to register (once logged in, scroll over "Events" on the toolbar, then click on "Upcoming Meetings"). 

Become an e-Pro Real Estate Professional: Internet Marketing Certification

You understand how important social media, online marketing, and technology are to your current and future business. So what's next? Register for the two-day e-Pro Certification Course (February 20th & 27th; 9:00am-5:00pm) to increase your ability to reach customers, expand your marketing capabilities even further and build trust with clients by safeguarding their personal information. 
The program's newly revised course work will provide you with extensive knowledge of today’s most innovative digital marketing techniques to maximize your web presence and drive more business. Click here to register (once logged in, scroll over "Events" and then click "Upcoming Classes").

C/I Exchange to Meet on Friday, February 8th

The Commercial/Industrial Marketing Exchange is set to meet on Friday, February 8th beginning with networking at 8:15am at the Association office in Malvern. The event will begin with the Marketing Exchange where you can bring your "haves" and "wants" including flyers for discussion during the first portion of the session to help serve your clients. Following will be a presentation, topic and presenter TBD. Registration is not required. Questions? Email Steve Farace.

REALTORS Running for Office

Are you a REALTOR running for local office? Or do you know a fellow REALTOR who is running for election to a municipal board of supervisors or school board? If so, please contact the Suburban REALTORS Alliance today by emailing or calling 610-981-9000. 

Employment Notice: Part-Time Transaction Coordinator

Part-time Transaction Coordinator needed for a top-producing seasoned Real Estate Team in Exton, PA. Ideal candidate will review & process contracts, utilize transaction software, communicate effectively with clients, agents and contractors and follow the transaction from contract to close. Attention to detail is required. Please Contact:

Calendar of Events

Suburban West REALTORS Association
1 Country View Road, Suite 201, Malvern PA 19355
P: 610-560-4800 | F: 610-560-4801
Association of REALTORS School
1 Country View Road, Suite 101, Malvern PA 19355
P: 610-560-4900 | F: 610-560-4801
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