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March 13, 2019

Upon motion by Rob Hess, second by Ferne Silberman, the minutes of the February 13, 2019 Directors’ Meeting were approved.

The Directors received updates on Bright MLS. These include calculation of Days on Market, crossover billing issues, auto-fill tax information and the recent hiring of Jody Donaldson as Senior Regional Vice President and Randi Vannuchi as a Regional Vice President.

The Banquet Task Force reported on its efforts regarding potential revisions for the 2020 Banquet, specifically the format, venue, program and food service areas. The group agreed that they would like to retain the evening event but asked staff to obtain proposals from additional sites. Discussion regarding Realtor/Guest costs was tabled until a site and food service options have been selected.

The Long Range Planning Steering Committee met and selected October 16-18, 2019 for a planning event. Preliminary suggestions include the following:  a three-day format beginning at noon on the 16th and ending at noon on the 18th, an offsite location to accommodate 20-25 attendees, an in-house facilitator and a required preliminary training session for attendees. The committee asked staff to secure additional RFPs from the Baltimore area and prepare a matrix for cost comparisons to be reviewed at the next meeting.

The Community Partnerships and Government Affairs Committees reported meeting but required no action.

The Directors reviewed membership statistics and staff presented the new member applications, indicating that they have all been completed in full with everyone applying for an appropriate classification of membership. Upon motion by Doug Foltz, second by Jeff Funk, the Directors approved the new members.

The Association’s Treasurer’s Report, as well as the Real Estate School Report, were reviewed; and upon motion by Mike Julian, second by Corinn Kirchner, they were accepted.

The Directors received a copy of the American Strategies Survey to support the places 2040 Growth Plan, communication from CoreLogic announcing its agreement to provide software and data services to Upstream, PAR’s JustListed Member Profile article on Ferne Silberman, PAR’s notification regarding three resignations from its Government Affairs Department, ShowingTime’s February Newsletter and an update on Supra’s eKey “App”.

A discussion about releasing market statistics was tabled until the April meeting.

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®