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EABOR Elves Participate in Christmas Parade

Published Friday, December 7, 2018

The 12th Annual Rotonda West Christmas Parade was held on December 1st.  It was a breezy but sunny Saturday.

The EABOR Elves walked the 2.9 mile parade route proudly beside our EABOR Float.  The Elves handed out candy to the kids

and EABOR cell phone wallets to the adults.  Thanks to Pat Ottolini, David Haynes, Kim Brereton, Sharon Badrian, Beth Cashman, Ashley Herzog, Kevin Hyde, Rick O'Neal, Jeff Ament, Charles Miller & Kim Parks.  The participation was made possible by the Community Outreach Committee. 


22 New Members Take the Oath of Realtor in November

Published Friday, December 7, 2018

Sitting L-R:

Belinda Stone-Floridian Realty Services, LLC, Jackee Rettler-Exit King Realty, Kellie Harshman-Floridian Realty Services, LLC, Kendal Canonico-Paradise Exclusive Inc. Cheryl Divinsky-Gulf Realty & Associates LLC, Angela Stilwell-Michael Saunders & Co.-Boca, Michelle Cegledi-Gulf Access Homes, Inc., Austin Tracy-Lasbury-Tracy Realty Inc., Brianna Nickerson-Coldwell Banker Sunstar Realty, Ernest Frick-Ernest Frick Appraisals

Standing L-R:

Jason Hayes-Keller Williams Realty Gold, Heidi Beaudine-Coldwell Banker Sunstar Realty, Ken Parker-Medway Realty, Debra Munz-Keller Williams Realty Gold,  Marie Mills-Keller Williams Realty Gold, Marsha Coats-Keller Williams Realty Gold, Toy Coxey-Keller Williams Realty Gold, George Chapell-Coldwell Banker Sunstar Realty, Larry Benson-Cooperative Realty WelcomeHome, Andrea Lukach-Keller Williams Realty Gold, Anne Perron-Exit King Realty, Stephen Wilson-Keller Williams Realty Gold, Jennifer King-Keller Williams Realty Gold.


MFR CEO Speaks at Annual Business Meeting

Published Monday, October 22, 2018

It was a full house at Boca Royale Golf & Country Club on October 18th for EABOR's Annual Business Meeting.  Board President Kathi O gave an update on EABOR business and thanked those that donated hurricane relief supplies.  Kathi also announced that the Installation and Awards Banquet would be held at Broadmoor in Rotonda West on December 12th, 2018.  The results of the recent board of directors election were also announced.  Jim Benson and Kathy Damewood were both elected as the new directors for 2019.  Guest speakers were MFR CEO Merri Jo Cowen and Charlotte County Commissioner Bill Truex who both also conducted a Q & A with the members. 


New members take The Oath Of REALTOR

Published Tuesday, September 11, 2018

EABOR recently held new member orientation.  Eighteen new agents took the oath of REALTOR® and were sworn in by EABOR President, Kathi Obendorfer. 

Pictured Front L-R

Amanda Erdman-Keller Williams Realty Gold, Marli Walker-Key Realty Inc., Amber Warner-Keller Williams Realty Gold, Jennifer Melnitchouk-Keller Williams Realty Gold, Jen Martin-Paradise Exclusive Inc., Amy Gonzales-Michael Saunders & Company, Renee Boiteau-Keller Williams NRI, Jayda Maher-Keller Williams Realty Gold, Monica Wawrzyniak-Exit King Realty.

Standing L-R:

Patrick Hesse-Keller Williams Realty Gold, Meg Griffin-Michael Saunders & Company, Tyler Abbott-Tall Pines Realty, Heidi Healey-Paradise Exclusive Inc., Brittany Byrd-Cooperative Realty WelcomeHome, EABOR President-Kathi Obendorfer, Will Thomas-Keller Williams Realty Gold, Kathleen Turner-Michael Saunders & Company-Boca Grande, Tailer White- Wendy Reinhardt Realty Inc. & Blake Wittbold-Keller Williams Realty Gold.


EABOR Proposes a Merger With PGPCNP Board

Published Tuesday, August 7, 2018

EABOR is proposing a merger with neighboring Punta Gorda Port Charlotte North Port Association of REALTORS®.  Board President Kathi Obendorfer announced the plan at a Broker/Member Meeting Luncheon July 31st.  She also announced that Linda Pizarro has been appointed the interim CEO. Linda is currently the CEO at PGPCNP.  A contest is being held to name the new association,  The winner will receive an all paid one-year Board/MFRMLS membership.  Members are asked to watch their emails for information concerning updates, answers to their questions and voting.  


EABOR Welcomes New Members

Published Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The Englewood Area Board of REALTORS® recently held new member orientation.  Sixteen new agents took the oath of REALTOR® and were sworn in by EABOR President, Kathi Obendorfer.  By becoming a member, REALTORS® are more than just agents, they are professional members of The National Association of REALTORS®.  That means, they subscribe to a strict code of ethics.  REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours and 30 minutes of instructional time within two-year cycles. The training must meet NAR's specific learning objectives and criteria.  By becoming a member of NAR, they are part of America's largest trade association, representing 1.3 million members, including NAR's institutes, societies, and councils, involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.  EABOR’s mission statement is clear: To support the success and professionalism of our members while improving our community and protecting private property rights.” EABOR has been the local voice for real estate since 1962.


Local School Board Vice Chairman Speaks to Membership

Published Friday, June 29, 2018

Sarasota County Sheriff’s Deputy Kathy Duff spoke to the Englewood Area Board of REALTORS® about the Crime Mapping tool that offers current crime information. posts information obtained from law enforcement agencies throughout the United States.  It’s a tool that allows residents to be aware of happenings in their neighborhood. Residents can create alerts, which notify them of crimes that occur within two miles of a selected location. The site also offers data on sex offenders and the frequency of crimes by day and time. 


Charlotte County School Board Vice Chairman District 3, Bob Segur was also a guest speaker.  He informed members that to improve Charlotte County Public Schools, support is needed in requesting an additional 1 Mill in property taxes for their operating budget, via a referendum in November 2018.  1 Mill is one dollar for every $1000 assessed value of the property. The median assessed value for homesteaded property in Charlotte County is $113,495.  After the homestead exemption is removed, the value is $88,495, the referendum charge would be $89 per year, $7.42 per month. Segur said studies have shown a connection between quality school programs and reduced crime rates.  Increased labor market skills through education effects wages and increased wages decreases crime.  All these together increase the value of property.  Segur’s message was clear, “Vote Yes for Success”. 

EABOR President Kathi Obendorfer conducted the member meeting that was held at Broadmoor in Rotonda West.  The next association meeting is scheduled for August 23rd.


MFRMLS Installation Held in Orlando

Published Friday, June 15, 2018

Board President Kathi O along with MLS Director Pat Ottolini  attended the shareholder's meeting in Orlando, June 15th.   Part of the activities included the installation of the 2019 MFRMLS Officers and Directors.  Ottolini is the MLS Director on our Board of Directors.   My Florida Regional MLS is Florida's largest multiple listing service with over 40,000 subscribers. Owned by 14 Shareholder REALTOR® Boards and Associations in Central and Southwest Florida, MFRMLS offers a comprehensive suite of productivity and marketing tools to professionals in the real estate industry.