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Minutes in Brief

August 8, 2018

Upon motion by Richard Boas, Jr., second by Mike Julian, the minutes of the July 11, 2018 Directors’ Meeting were approved.

The Directors received updates on the Bright MLS Work Groups and discussed a recap of the letter sent to the members after last month’s meeting. The Directors also reviewed members’ expressed concerns but agreed to continue their course of action.

The Outing Task Force met and reported that the Golf Outing is set for September 6th at Overlook Golf Course and there are currently 16 hole sponsors for the event, but only three foursomes are still available.

The Community Partnerships Committee reported on its continued efforts to solicit door prizes and auction items for the Annual Charity Dinner scheduled for October 11th at the Fireside Tavern Ballroom. To date there are seven sponsors. Tickets are available at $100 per participant and $75 for guests.

The Directors reviewed membership statistics and staff presented the applications, indicating that they have all been completed in full, with each individual applying for an appropriate classification of membership. Upon motion by Tom Blefko, second by Jeff Sisco, the Directors approved the new members.

The Association’s Treasurer’s Report was reviewed, as well as the Real Estate School Report. Upon motion by Richard Boas, Jr., second by Tom Blefko, the reports were accepted.

The Directors reviewed communication from NAR regarding the Flood Insurance Extension and a letter to the FTC regarding Competition in Real Estate Brokerage. The Directors also received a memo from PAR regarding its position vis-a-vis recently approved Association Health Plan opportunities by reiterating the number of “hurdles” which must be overcome before these plans become reality. The Directors also received a press release on Zillow Offers and Acquisitions program.

Tom Blefko expressed concerns regarding the lack of Real Estate Commission oversight of advertising practices — particularly as it relates to social media. A number of Directors cited similar concerns, and the Directors agreed to appoint a task force to review these concerns and prepare a draft recommendation for submission to PAR and the Real Estate Commission. This task force will consist of Tom Blefko, Greg Bardell and Doug Foltz.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

NOTE:  These minutes have not yet been approved by the LCAR Directors; corrections will follow, if necessary.

Lancaster County Association of Realtors®

Lancaster County Association of Realtors®