Hello and happy (cold!) Monday! I hope that each and every one of you had a fantastic and safe Thanksgiving! I ate almost a whole pumpkin pie by myself on Friday. (I was going to eat the whole thing (no shame!), but my step son stole the last 2 pieces!)
In our poll last week about favorite Thanksgiving foods, turkey was the winner, with stuffing and green bean casserole coming in second and third. You can have all these foods other times of the year, but there's just something about Thanksgiving that makes them taste even better!
There is no video this week! Sorry, just don't have time today! Very busy processing dues!
If you visit the website and it asks for a password, remember that its available on the email version of the Weekly Updates as well as by calling the board office.
Realtor Ring Day - THIS Friday!!
We still have spots to fill for Realtor Ring Day this Friday!! If you are able to help out, even for just an hour, please email me! We have spots left at CVS, Robs Market, Piggy Wiggly, and Pick-N-Save (TR) between the hours of 11am and 4pm.
Affiliates can ring on Realtor Ring Day too!
VIRTUAL Membership Meeting
When: December 17th, 9:00am
Where: Wherever YOU are! (It's virtual!)
Info: Grab your favorite hot beverage and join us for some fun in honor of the holiday season. We will honor several members for milestones within the organization, announce both Realtor and Affiliate of the Year, and then play a fun virtual bingo game! RSVP today!
Affiliate of the Year & Realtor of the Year Nominations
Nominations for Realtor of the Year and Affiliate of the Year must be submitted to me by NOON tomorrow, December 1st! Please email me for the nomination form ASAP if you have someone in mind! Thank you!
Professional Standards Training
We will be hosting a Professional Standards training virtually on January 26th. The class will run from 9am to 3pm with several breaks. If you would like to be trained in professional standards so that you can assist with complaints and hearings, etc, please RSVP!
Fair Housing Reminders
Before you create your next advertisement, incorporate these best practices to keep your advertisements in compliance with the Fair Housing Act:
• Focus on the property and its amenities, not on your “ideal” buyer or renter.
• Do not make statements that have the effect of excluding individuals of a protected class from your advertising initiative.
• Avoid restricting your advertisements from only reaching certain individuals or audiences by, for example, using platform features that allow advertisers to restrict who sees the advertisements based on certain characteristics like race, religion or age.
• If you use pictures of people in your advertisements, make sure the advertisement includes individuals reflective of the population in the area where the advertisement is placed.
• Include the phrase “Equal Housing Opportunity” or the fair housing logo in your advertisements. Not only will this signify your commitment to fair housing to your audience, but HUD will also consider this language when determining your fair housing compliance efforts.
• Be familiar with applicable local and state fair housing that may afford even broader protections.
Article submitted by: Shelley Vogel, Fair Housing Committee Chair
What's Up In The Office
Last week was a short week. I mostly worked on things for the food drive such as counting up the food, driving it to each pantry, etc. I also spent several hours on Wednesday finishing up our Core Standards worksheet for the year. We only have 2 items that need to be completed yet, and I am waiting on responses back from another party to finish those. This week my in office hours will be:
Tuesday & Wednesday: 7:30a-4:00p
Keep in mind that some days I may leave a few minutes early if I have to do bank or post office runs 🙂