2018 REALTOR® Fair - Network with Vendors and Attend CE Classes

Sign up today for this year's REALTOR® Fair & Trade Show on May 4th at the Southern Maryland Higher Ed Center in California, MD. Registration fee includes up to 6 hours of CE, Breakfast, Lunch & Trade Show!


2018 REALTOR® Fair & Trade Show

May 4, 2018

Southern Maryland Higher Education Center
44219 Airport Road, California, MD 20619

Check-in/Breakfast: 7:30 am • Lunch: 11:30 pm - 1 pm

Get More Bang for your Buck - Registration fee includes up to 6 hours of CE (see topics below), Breakfast, Lunch & Trade Show!

Registration Fees:

Register here online or download the attendee registration packet

  • Early Bird Registration* - Now - April 20th  ... $70 member/$80 non-member
  • April 21st - 30th ... $80 member/$90 non-member       
  • Price at the Door ... $90 member/$100 non-member
  • Lunch & Trade Show Only - register here (11:30 am - 1 pm) ... $10 member/$20 non-member

*Register by April 20th to be entered to win 1 of 3 $75 Gift Cards

Morning Classes   Afternoon Classes

“MREC Agency - Residential”
Susan Parks
8:30 - 11:30 am
3 clock hrs - Topic F - Course ID #: 470-2611
Learn the ins and outs of MD Agency Law to ensure compliance.  This course satisfies the MREC’s license renewal requirement of Agency for licensees renewing after January 1, 2012.  This class is required every 2 years.

“CMA vs Appraisal”
Tim Murphy
8:30 - 11:30 am
3 hrs - Topic F - Course ID#: 487-2611
This course covers various aspects of CMA's and Appraisals such as how they compare, the CMA & Appraisal process, appraisal guidelines, transaction issues, lender guidelines and much more!

“MAR Contract - The Devil is in the Details”
Denise Bowman
8:30 - 11:30 am
3 hrs - Topic F - Course ID#: 478-2611
One of your key roles as a real estate agent is to assist clients and customers in filling out this legally binding document. Learn the Essential Elements of a Contract, Oral v. Written Contracts, Key Real Estate Contract Provisions and more!

“MREC Broker Supervision”
Don Martin
8:30 - 11:30 am
3 clock hrs - Topic I - Course ID #: 488-2611
If you're a Broker, Manager or Team Leader, this course will satisfy your 3 hour MREC requirement of Broker Supervision.

“From Contract to Closing”
Brenda Kasuva
9:30 - 11:30 am
2 clock hrs - Topic F - Course ID #: 456-2611
A lot can happen from the time the contract is accepted to the time the buyer gets the keys. It starts with making sure that you have a complete contract with all the applicable addenda that covers the buyer to make sure it does not fall through and continue that relationship past settlement to obtain referrals.


Approved Topic Legend

  • Topic A - Federal, state, or local legislative issues
  • Topic C - Fair housing law
  • Topic D - Real estate ethics or professional standards
  • Topic F) Professional enhancement for practicing licensees
  • Topic H) The principles of agency & agency disclosure
  • Topic I) MREC Broker, Branch Office Manager and Team Leader Supervision

“2017 Legal & Legislative Update”
Don Martin
1:30 - 4:30 pm
3 hrs - Topic A - Course ID#: 476-2611
Covers legislative updates affecting real estate for the past three years. This course satisifies the MREC 3 clock hour requirement of Topic A) Federal, state or local legislative issues.

“MD Code of Ethics”
Susan Parks
1:30 - 4:30 pm
3 clock hrs - Topic D - Course ID #: 474-2611
Maryland and National codes including flipping and predatory lending will be the topics which fulfill your CE requirement for license renewal and the NAR membership requirement.

“MD Fair Housing”
Brenda Kasuva
1:30 - 3 pm
1.5 clock hrs - Topic C - Course ID #: 453-2611
This course satisfies the MREC 1.5 clock hour requirement of Topic C) Fair Housing Law.

“Residential Leasing”
Denise Bowman
1:30 – 4:30 pm
3 clock hrs - Topic F - Course ID #: 479-2611
Topics Include: Statutory Lease Do’s and Don’ts in Residential Leasing, Duties of Parties under a Lease, Remedies for Non-Payment and other Breaches of Lease,  and a Detailed Review of MAR Residential Lease and Common Addendum.

“New Homes 101” - New Course!
Mary Chieppa
1:30 – 4:30 pm
3 clock hours - Topic F - Course ID #489-2611
Learn the basic information and protection available to a new home purchaser in Maryland including some of the more recent legislation. A comparison between resale and new will take place and the expectations of working with a new home builder are discussed. Some of the differences that may be experienced between a resale and a new home sales contract are evaluated along with some of the terminology used in a new home sales transaction..

“Technology in Real Estate”
Brenda Kasuva
3:15 - 4:45 pm
1.5 clock hrs - Topic F - Course ID #: 484-2611
Come find out what technology is available to help reach your clients goals, make sure your in compliance with online transactions, what is available to educate the buyer and seller regarding estimating costs and property values, how ethics and fair housing play a role and trends in the market.



    Friday, May 4, 2018

    LOCATION Southern Maryland Higher Ed Center, 44219 Airport Road, California, MD

    Download the Exhibitor Registration PacketPlace an ad in the REALTOR® Fair Program

    Trade Show Exhibitor Information

    • A chance to network and expose your business to Real Estate Agents face to face in a friendly and relaxing environment.
    • Each participant in the Trade Show will receive a roster of attendees (those who gave their permission) the Friday before the event and a final list after the event.
    • Opportunity to win the Doris Jones Outstanding Exhibitor Award (see below).

    Exhibitor Rules: Please read carefully below.

    • Check-in on May 4th begins at 7:15 am. The Trade Show will be open from 11 am - 1:15 pm. We ask that your display be manned from 11 am - 1:15 pm. You may tear down your booth at 1:15 pm when the afternoon Continuing Education Classes begin.
    • Exhibitor door prize winners will be announced during the lunch hour.
    • There will be an option for attendees to attend the trade show only at 11 am.
    • You must supply your own extension cord or power supply.

    Suggestions to make your investment more successful:

    Have a Business Card Drop; remember, each REALTOR® attending the Trade Show will be stopping by your booth for “Exhibitor Bingo.” Supply a door prize (no more than two) to be given away after lunch. The Friday before the event, you will receive a roster of attendees (from those who gave their permission) if you would like to announce your presence at the REALTOR® Fair and invite them to stop by your booth during the Trade Show. Have promotional materials and “give aways” for those who stop by your exhibit.

    Click here for the Exhibitor Registration Packet

    The Doris Jones Outstanding Exhibitor Award was established in recognition of Doris’ years of service as Chairman of the SMAR Hospitality Committee. The Award criteria are based on booth creativity, aesthetic appeal, adherence to Exhibitor Rules, and application of theme to booth display. Remember, this year’s theme is “REALTOR® GPS - Guide to Professional Success.” The winner will receive a 4 ft. by 7 ft. exhibitor space in the center hall at next year’s REALTOR® Fair free of charge and will have their name engraved on the progressive recognition plaque displayed at the Southern Maryland Association of REALTORS® headquarters building in Hughesville.