New realtors join MSBR
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.