New real­tors join MSBR

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CAM­BRIDGE — The MidShore Board of Real­tors wel­comed 11 new agents from across the Mid-Shore at its Novem­ber ori­en­ta­tion class.

By at­tend­ing the ethics class and par­tic­i­pat­ing in an ori­en­ta­tion, the agents learned about per­sonal and home­owner safety, ad­vo­cacy, ed­u­ca­tion, pro­fes­sion­al­ism and the nu­mer­ous ben­e­fits avail­able to them as Real­tors. Dif­fer­ent from li­censees, Real­tors are held to a higher stan­dard, com­pared to those who just have a state li­cense.

The train­ing helps pre­pare these new agents to be bet­ter qual­i­fied and knowl­edge­able. Through their as­so­ci­a­tion mem­ber­ship, Real­tors have ac­cess to mem­ber dis­counts, busi­ness re­sources, and pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties. One of the as­so­ci­a­tion’s most ef­fec­tive re­sources is ad­vo­cacy, and this ap­plies to the agent’s busi­ness in­ter­ests as well as to pro­tect­ing the in­ter­ests and rights of the na­tion’s 75 mil­lion prop­erty own­ers.

The agents also heard from Mer­rilie Ford, a life achieve­ment re­cip­i­ent who en­cour­aged the new agents to be ac­tive in their of­fice and on the board.

Ford said it is im­por­tant to at­tend bro­ker open houses to get a good feel for the prop­er­ties and have a sense of hu­mor.

Martha Witte Suss, a past pres­i­dent with Mid-Shore board, also wel­comed the new agents and en­cour­aged them to al­ways be learn­ing.

Fred Spence, with Prov­i­dent State Bank, spoke on the unique lend­ing as­pects that Prov­i­dent pro­vides and spon­sored lunch for the new agents.

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