Monday Update March 9, 2020 Volume 10
Volume 10 | March 9, 2020
Happy Monday Members!! I hope you are all doing well and had a nice weekend! This warm weather is making me eager to be outside, playing in the dirt and planting things! I started some marigolds this weekend because I just had to do something!
Here are this week's Monday Updates (on a Monday!!):
Agenda & Minutes
Password: Call office or read the email version
March Membership Meeting
The March Membership Meeting will be held Thursday, March 19th at 11:30am, at Time Out Sports Bar & Grill.
The speaker will be from the Manitowoc Police Department, talking about sex trafficking.
Our CPA, Matt Neu, from Hawkins Ash will also be joining us.
Please RSVP if you will be able to join us!
Realtor Safety Tips: Harassment & Stalking
The safety of our Realtors is something that the MCBR takes very seriously.
Stalking and harassment are unfortunately common safety concerns for Realtors. According to victimsofcrime.org, in general, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 13 men will be victims of stalking within their lifetime. I'd be willing to bet those statistics are higher for Realtors, due to the fact that you often work with random members of the public, you often work alone, and during things like open houses, your whereabouts are announced publicly.
Click on the NAR Tips link to read an article from NAR on tips on how to avoid unwanted behaviors.
2020-2021 Budget Planning Meeting
A Budget Planning Meeting will be held on Friday, March 20th at 9am.
The location will be disclosed in the next Monday Update, once I have a better idea of the number of attendees. Please RSVP if you would like to attend! Your thoughts and opinions are appreciated!
Affiliate night will be held on Thursday, May 28th, 2020. Please join us for dinner, fun, and networking at Twin Fountains starting at 5:30pm!
Please RSVP to Affiliate Director, Sarah Crabb. Also, let her know if you are an Affiliate and would like to have a table/booth.
Metro MLS Training
MCBR Board President, Peggy Kadow, asked me to schedule some MLS training with Jared from Metro MLS. The training will be held Tuesday, March 31st, at 1:00pm. The training should last about an hour. I'm waiting for final confirmation about the location, and I will let you all know as soon as I do!
Jared will cover Clear Cooperation, Delayed Changes, upcoming Monsoon Software, and do a tutorial on Quick Search. Hope to see you all there!
*There is no cost to members.
On Sunday we met up with my sister and her 2 boys to have an afternoon of fun! We started off at Strand, where the boys climbed walls, then went crazy in the adventure park. After that, because the weather was so nice, we spent time at Scheutte park, and finished up the day at Cedar Crest! Cedar Crest is a favorite for our family. Ben and I own a house 2 blocks away that we used to live in, so ever since Eli was born, we have been regulars there. Big Muddy is by far one of my absolute favorites! What's your favorite flavor?!
What's Up In The Office
Last week was busy with preparing for, participating in, and doing follow up from several meetings! I was also able to put some finishing touches on a new idea I brought to the Board a few months back. I can't wait to present it to them and get their feedback, then hopefully implement it! Stay tuned for more details on that!
The first week of the month is also the week I do the bank reconciliations, start prepping the financials from the month prior, and working on putting together the Board meeting packet. Work is continuing this week on that.
Unfortunately the AEI conference that I was supposed to attend in San Diego later this week was canceled. I'm really bummed as I was looking forward to the seminars and classes. There is talk that some of the information will still be sent out or done via webinars, so I am keeping my fingers crossed!
My husband, step-son, and son were supposed to travel to CA with me, and they were going to have a little vacation. When the news came that the conference was canceled, they were very bummed. We haven't taken a vacation in 3 years, so we decided to still do something anyway. Therefore, I will still be out of the office from Thursday to Monday. I'm taking my laptop along though, so I'll still be doing things like checking the MLS, etc.
Have a superb week!!