A couple of months ago we requested that anyone with an excess inventory of lockboxes return them to the board office. We got a few and thank those of you who were able to help with that. We have redistributed them to people who had listings that needed a lockbox. This makes it so much easier for each of you to show homes to your prospects.
Today we are renewing our request for lockboxes. If you have lockboxes sitting on a shelf we would like to have them here at the board office. There are over 500 listings in the MLS and only about 300 lockboxes in our area. This means that there are listings that don’t have a lockbox on the door and you have to run pick up a key before you can show some of these homes. Since we cover a 4 county area, this doesn’t make a lot of sense. Please help the board, your fellow members and yourself by turning in any boxes that you don’t need.
New Active Keys have been assigned to all members. Want to know how to use it? Want to know how to use it better? Watch these short 6 videos. My favorite is View Showing Activity. Your Active Key will tell you when one of your listings has been shown!!
We have been making pretty good use of mass email from the Board office and the Home page of the MLS to keep members informed of current happenings and important messages. Now we have two new tools that we want to make you aware of.
One is the updated www.ChipolaAreaBoardofRealtors.com web site. It is a Word Press based site. Word Press has many benefits over a standard site. The three most important are; easy to update and edit, all posts are archived and searchable, and you can use an RSS reader to be notified of new posts without having to remember to come to the web site.
The second tool is the News listserve we have set up. Everyone whose email address is in the list is able to submit email to go out to every other person in the list. You must send from the same address that you are subscribed with in the list. Currently that means the email address you have in the MLS. I can add any email address to the list but I just started with the Roster from the MLS. If you would rather us another email address for this purpose or if you want to make sure that your assistants, secretary or other interested person gets the News then you should just send us the address.
To: Chipola Area Board of REALTORS®
4277 Lafayette Street
Marianna, FL 32446
Please convey the deep appreciation of the State Basketball Tournament Concessions Committee to those area Realtors wh sacrificed their time and effort to help us in the concession stand during this year’s State Basketball Tournament, March 7-10, 2012. We could not do this each year without the wonderful help from the many volunteers. The Realtors do a great job and we look forward to seeing them every year.
Those who volunteered this year are: Debbie Roney-Smith, Paula Stone, Ed McCoy, Liz Eddington, Ellen Marsh, Robby Roberts, Scott Harris, Edwina Cloud, Mary Beth Kaminski, Sheila Barbee, Ann Jones, Stacy Borges, Pat Furr, Tom Jenkins, Clarice Boyette, and Beverly Thomas.
Their efforts are a large part of what makes the Tournament successful. We are very thankful for their willingness to help and to go the extra mile for us.
Again, thank you for your support of Chipola College.
Co-Chair, State Tournament Concessions
For the past several years community affairs has been helping to find volunteers to work the concession stand at the college during the basketball tournament. It is that time again. Thank you Debbie Roney Smith for bringing this community service opportunity to our attention.