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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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.  Crimemapping.com 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.

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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.

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EABOR Represents in Washington DC

Published Saturday, May 19, 2018

Board President Kathi obendorfer along with Governmental Affairs/RPAC Director David Haynes and Past President Kevin Hyde attended the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in our nations's capital.  It is where NAR members take an active role to advance the real estate industry, public policy and the association. REALTORS® come to Washington, DC, for special issues forums, committee meetings, legislative activities and the industry trade show.  Members of EABOR were able to sit down with some of our country's leaders to discuss many issues especially those that affect private property rights

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EABOR Welcomes 18 New Members

Published Monday, May 14, 2018

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

The orientation was sponsored by new Business Affiliate Angel Staging Designs. 

 

Pictured seated L-R

Martina Pfoertner-Keller Williams Realty Gold, Katie Bjerkness-Exit King Realty, Brittany Scales-Keller Williams Gold, Kimberly Torres-Tall Pines Realty, Rachael Smith-Lasbury-Tracy Realty, Inc., Betsy Dunn-Betsy Dunn Realty LLC, Janet Shawen--Coldwell Banker Sunstar Realty

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Bernard Perrine-Edgerton Realty & Development, Jodi Richards-Michael Saunders & Company, John George III-Keller Williams Realty Gold, Yurly Brych-M R Realty & Investment LLC, Harry Gildea-Crossroads Real Estate Company, Robert Penny-Sunnybrook Realty LLC, Rick Billings-Exit King Realty, Amos Allen-Extreme Realty Team Gulf Coast, Craig Croson-Tropical Breeze Realty, Stephen Hinchman-Program Realty & Development, Eric Smith-Lasbury-Tracy Realty Inc.

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State Representative Speaks to Major Investors

Published Saturday, May 12, 2018

A Major Investors Dinner was hosted at Coral Creek Club on Friday, May 11th.  State Representative Michael Grant was the guest speaker.  He told the group of 21 that he is proud of what he has accomplished in Tallahassee.  He talked about the state's budget and the recent bill that was passed after the Parkland School Shooting to better protect our kids.  He also spoke about beach nourishment and the importance of Amendment 2 for homeowners.  He took questions from those in attendance.  The dinner was held in appreciation of EABOR's Major Investors...which is a title achieved by those that invest $1000 or more in RPAC...The REALTORS Political Action Committee.  It's one way REALTORS protect private property rights by backing political candidates who have the same vision.  The National Association of REALTORS is the largest trade organization with 1.3 million members.  When REALTORS speak...politicians listen. 

Michael Grant is pictured with Board President Kathi O and President-Elect Mark Spurgeon

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