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Minutes in Brief

March 11, 2020

The February 12, 2020 minutes were reviewed.

Ferne Silberman and LCAR staff met on February 19th and discussed options for changing the current format of the Annual Banquet and Volunteer Recognition Luncheon. A meeting of a Banquet Task Force is scheduled for March 25, 2020.

Kurt Miller with Bright MLS reported that the Commercial Work Group is continuing its efforts albeit progress is slow due to the advent of Bright’s new Off-MLS Policies. In addition, Bright MLS has advised Shareholder Associations of a new benefit — “Smart Charts Pro”. These charts will allow Associations to generate custom statistics for local markets using Bright MLS data. Currently staff is evaluating the potential of these reports to replace the House Calls and Market Statistics reports previously provided by the Association.

The Outing Task Force, Communications and Community Partnerships Committees reported meeting but required no action.

It was noted that a tour of TLC is scheduled for April 1st at 10:00 a.m. and will be open to Directors as well as members of the Community Partnerships Committee.

Tom Weik reported on the recent candidate interviews, including the endorsements made by the LCAR-PAC Trustees.

The Directors reviewed membership statistics; and staff presented new member applications, indicating they have all been completed in full.

The Association’s Treasurer’s Report, as well as the Real Estate School Report, were reviewed. Upon motion by Cal Yoder, second by Paul Berdiner, they were accepted.

The Directors reviewed information regarding NAR’s 2020 Advocacy Agenda, a white paper on Housing Home Prices, a white paper on Job Growth and a research paper on Race and Home Buying in America.

The Directors approved the negotiation of a Proposal from Supra regarding extension of the current Lockbox Contract.

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.

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