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Volume XXXIII Number 1 January/February 2008

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Schedule of Events for January-February 2008
January 8
**Membership Luncheon @ Hampton Hall

Velinda Fisher is 2007 REALTOR® of the Year
Each year our Association chooses one among us as our Realtor® of the Year. It is not an easy task, and the recipient must meet the following criteria: This Realtor® should be a member in good standing for the past three years, a full-time licensed active broker or sales licensee working day-to-day in the real estate field, who has demonstrated the following behaviors: • Is actively involved in civic or community affairs, • Promotes a positive image of the Association and our industry publicly throughout our community , • Demonstrates leadership, earning the respect of fellow Realtors® through professional business practices, • Is honest and trustworthy, displaying the highest degree of unquestionable integrity and moral character with associates, clients and the public, Velinda Fisher, REALTOR® of the Year • Abides strictly with our Code of Ethics. There were some exceptional candidates this year, and the Realtor® of the Year for 2007, Velinda Fisher, has met all of the above criteria, and much, much more. Fisher joined the Association in 1999 and has been active on several committees over the years. She took over leadership of the Community Service Committee (and its 50+ members) last year and then continued in the Chair position again in 2007. In this role, she spearheaded several events throughout the year – our Relay for Life, Hilton Head Heroes Garage Sale, the Red Cross Blood Drive, the Boys and Girls Club Christmas parties, and worked for several other charities the Association supports. She also has her personal charities that are dear to her heart, such as The Thornwell Orphanage in Clinton, SC. (continued on page 14)

12:00 noon

January 14 January 17

PL-1 & MCE Agency & Post-Licensing Professional Standards (see page 8)

9 am - 4 pm

9 am - 3:30 pm 9 am - 4 pm 9 am - 4 pm 9 am - 4 pm 5:15 pm . 12:00 noon

January 22 January 23 January 24 January 28

PL-5 & MCE Fair Housing PL-4 & MCE Measurement

PL-3 & MCE Ethics & Real Estate

Board of Directors Meeting @ HHAAOR

February 4-6 February 12 February 21

Capital Conference, Columbia **Membership Luncheon @ CC of HH

MCE Ethics in Today’s Real Estate World

1 pm - 5 pm

MCE Buyer Representation in Real Estate

February 22 8:30 am - 5:30 pm 5:15 pm

February 25

Board of Directors Meeting @ HHAAOR *Tech Demo @ HHAAOR

February 26 9:45 am - 10:45 am
* RSVP: Call 842-6338 or email Susan@HHRealtor.com ** RSVP Luncheon by Friday Noon. $14 cash or check to HHAAOR. NO SHOWS WILL BE BILLED! If you show up for a luncheon without making a reservation or are more than 15 minutes late, the cost of the luncheon is $16.

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BIC Survey Results Business Planning (EVP) Committee Leadership Committee Sign-up Contract Revision Luncheons—2008 Marketing Campaign MLA Service Awards

Membership Report Photo Gallery Positive Thinking (President) RPAC Report REALTOR® Ball School News SCR Capitol Conference

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Oh, What a Day

ALL TOgETHER… by Linda Palmer, President

As the New Year begins, we take time to reflect on the old, and we make new commitments for the new. Personally, I have adopted a new mantra for the beginning of each day – Oh, What a Day! Call me Pollyanna if you like, but I just know that positive thinking leads to positive results. So I challenge each of you to begin your day with a positive thought and keep it throughout the day. Oh, what a Ball! Realtors®’ Ball that is, and congratulations to our Realtor® of the Year, Velinda Fisher. A more deserving candidate I cannot imagine, and I am sure you all agree. She exemplifies the volunteer spirit in all she does; I have never seen her without a smile or the willingness to meet a challenge head on. It is an honor to know her and to be her fellow Realtor®. Oh, what a relief! We now know who will succeed Eleanor as our new EVP, and we welcome Jean Beck to this new position of honor and trust. I know we will all do our best to create an atmosphere of cooperation and enthusiasm, thereby making for an easy transition for us all.

Internet, before MLS as we know it, and before cell phones, instant messaging, instant gratification and instant expectations. All of these “time saving devices” have created a public with higher expectations, as our jobs become more and more demanding. And as you deal with those demands, your local Association of Realtor®, state association and national association have many tools to assist the real estate professional today as we struggle to grow our business in this challenging market. Oh, what resources! We didn’t have nearly as many services, benefits and classes in the “good old days,” and I encourage you to take advantage of the Professional Development seminars and REEL meetings, the Technology Committee’s Tech Demos, and your Realtor® Association School. I also encourage you to become involved in your Association through participation on one or more of the committees. If you have not already done so, you will have the opportunity to sign up for these committees at the January luncheon. Please take the time to visit with these committee chairs and vice-chairs to learn more about the various committees and how So I challenge each of you to begin your day with a positive you might become involved. There is no better way to get to know your fellow thought and keep it throughout the day. Realtors® and to learn about what it means to be a Realtor®. It is only through your own involvement that you will Oh, what a challenge! 2008 will bring many challenges for our new Board of Directors, new EVP, and for me as learn just how much you can benefit from the many your new President. First, I want to thank all of you for the programs and services offered by your local, state and privilege of serving you in the coming year. As I’ve been national associations. My challenge to you for the New Year, reflecting over my career as a Realtor®, it occurred to as the challenge of so many of my predecessors has been, is me that my memories from my early career (1985) are of to get involved! So that as we begin 2009, we will look back real estate before lockboxes, before fax machines, before the and say, “Oh, what a year!!!!!”

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FROm THE OFFicE… by Jean Beck, EVP

Your 2008 Business (REALTOR®) Plan

When my husband Jim and I left Connecticut on a is relevant to you as a Realtor®. Our web site also records morning in February 2003 to come to Hilton Head Island your events and classes so you can verify your activities and look for investment property, it was a dreary day and qualifying you for the 2008 Realtor® Service Award (RSA) 15 degrees outside. When we arrived on the Island, it was a and make sure you have met your mandatory continuing sunny 65 degrees, with blue skies and green trees. We knew education requirements. we had found our paradise. Our five-year plan turned into And speaking of continuing education, now is the only five months, and we moved to this area. That was a time to broaden your knowledge, taking advantage of the thrilling experience. And now, four years later, I am You have the passion for helping other people achieve the thrilled again and honored to have been selected your new Executive Vice American dream of homeownership. I invite you to come, be President. Together we will continue to an active part of your Association. face the challenges within our industry. With the professional strength of our leadership and the support of our members, we will prosper, phenomenal education offered by our Realtor® School. while we continue to protect property ownership rights. We have instructors who are the best of the best. Take advantage and register for what we have to offer right here My challenge to you this new year is to make your Association membership a part of your business plan. Plan in our own back yard. And don’t stop at the mandatory now to take advantage of the many professional development eight hours. offerings that can enhance your business skills and The IRS definition of an association is “… a group of knowledge. Participate in the networking opportunities at persons banded together for a specific purpose.” And our our monthly luncheons. Stay in touch with what’s happening National Association of Realtors® states that our purpose with the Legal and Legislative and RPAC Committees is to be “The Voice for Real Estate.” You have the passion during this election year in South Carolina. It is imperative for helping other people achieve the American dream of that we have Realtor®-friendly leadership in our State. homeownership. I invite you to come, be an active part of I hope you take advantage of the technological resources your Association. available through www.Realtor.org. This is where you When you have questions, ideas, concerns, or if I can want to go to find marketing ideas, consumer handouts, assist you in any way, please call or come by the office. I downloadable e-books, statistics and research, and industry expect that, with your help, our Association will continue updates. Our local web site, www.HHRealtor.com, has the to be a valuable asset to our community. On behalf of our weekly GAL Report by Government Affairs Liaison Joe staff and myself, we look forward to serving you during Newsletter Color 12/13/06 1:48 PM you 1 Croley, and posts every Friday. Joe attends County, Bluffton 2008, and pledge our commitment to serve Page in your and Hilton Head Town Council meetings and reports what career and businesses.

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Prepay Your 2008 Luncheons Ten REALTOR® Luncheons for $125
You will not need to RSVP – just show up at the luncheon… You will not have to stand in line to sign in… You will automatically be placed on all Luncheon Rosters… You will only have to make one payment… You will save $$$$ on each luncheon
Name (print) Company Office Phone Menu Preference Regular Vegetarian Enclosed is my check # Charge my VISA/MC/AMEX/DS Account #: Signature

Exp Date:

Fax to: 842-6491
As you can see, we are attempting to meet our members’ needs and wishes by having more luncheons on the Mainland. With the completion of the Hampton Hall clubhouse in Bluffton, we have enough room to seat at least 250 at our luncheons. We are planning some excellent topics and speakers for your education and professional development during these luncheon meetings, so make sure you sign up today. There are not many bargains like this one around these days. Where else can you enjoy a gourmet meal for $12.50 (inclusive)?
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mark your calendars NOW! Proposed 2008 Luncheon Schedule
(subject to change)

Tuesday, January 8 – Hampton Hall Tuesday, Febuary 12 – Country Club of Hilton Head Tuesday, March 11 – Country Club of Hilton Head Tuesday, April 8 – Hampton Hall Tuesday, June 10 – Country Club of Hilton Head Tuesday, July 8 – Country Club of Hilton Head Tuesday, August 12 – Country Club of Hilton Head Tuesday, September 9 – Hampton Hall Tuesday, November 11 – Country Club of Hilton Head Tuesday, December 9 – Country Club of Hilton Head All luncheons begin promptly at noon. Note: Non-transferable. There are NO refunds for cancellations or no-shows.
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Committees and Chairs
Committee Community Service Fair and Affordable Housing Grievence Legislative and Legal Marketing Membership Professional Development Professional Standards REALTOR® Ball RPAC Service Award Special Events Technology Chair J.R. Robinson Velinda Fisher Julie Toon-Pawley Andrew Klepchick William Fanning Sherry Pecora Ann Lilly Patricia Clisham Carol Romano-Geraghty Kristy Gonzalez Jordon Grayson Sam Mancuso Bernie Timms Co- or ViCe-Chair Jim Purcell Charles Sampson Sarah O’Leary Takacs Joe Pagani Darle Booher Cheryl Morgan Serena Crisan Alan Coyne Jacque Johnson Nanci Buczynski Bart Whiteman / Larry Florea Michael Armistead

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2007 REALTOR® BALL

Special Thanks to: mcNair Law Firm, P.A. Sponsor, Cocktail Hour Nexsen, Pruet Law Firm, LLc Sponsor, Table Wines FedFirst mortgage Sponsor, Coffee & Cordials Corporate Sponsors Down South Publishing mcNair Law Firm, P.A. multiple Listing Service of Hilton Head island Novit & Scarminach, P.A. The Sea Pines Real Estate company Patron Sponsors Pam Wells BB&T carswell insurance Services Robert Kerdasha Premiere coastal insurance group Thank You Fred Astaire Dancers Barbara Verhey & Jos’eh marion

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PHOTO gALLERY

President Williams gives Ron Williams 2007 President’s Award for Service

Members wait their turns to donate blood at Community Service Blood Drive

Dunes Marketing awarded the 2007 President’s Cup

Recent Past Presidents Meeting

30 plus REALTOR® Members attend the Leadership Conference in Columbia December 4, 2007

Congratulations!
Congratulations to Ernst W. Bruderer, with Overterra, who was recently awarded the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation. Bruderer completed rigorous coursework devoted to learning cultural differences and international business practices. He joins a society of only 1,500 real estate professionals throughout the world, and is the first member of HHAAOR to earn this distinction.

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NEWS FROm LiNDA WATTS, ScHOOL mANAgER

Quick Start Your 2008 Education
Have you made your New Year’s Resolutions yet? One resolution should be to become better informed as a Realtor® through continuing education. We recently mailed you a bright green brochure of the 2008 Realtor® School classes. Please take the time to find classes beneficial to you. You may complete the registration form at the end of the brochure and fax or mail it to our office. If you prefer, e-mail your course(s) request to Linda@ hhrealtor.com. Professional Standards Training will be offered by the Realtor® School in Bluffton at the Hilton Garden Inn on Thursday, January 17. Every member of the Grievance Committee, Professional Standards Committee, and the Board of Directors should to take the class. The course was written by Dianna Brouthers, and she will be the instructor. It should be one of the most interesting and informative Professional Standards Training Sessions to date. For the Provisionally-Licensed Realtors®, it’s time to take your post-licensing classes. We are having four of the five required six-hour PL-classes in January. All five of these classes must be completed in your first year (PL1, 2, 3, 4, & 5) to obtain your permanent license. The price has been reduced to $79 per class or $395 total. The dates are listed below. And our instructors are the best! Speaking of Ethics, did you know that you have to complete at least 2.5 hours of a Quadrennial Ethics class by December 31, 2008? Look over all of the Ethics classes in the green brochure. There are some very interesting ones being offered, and some even meet the core requirement. Still having trouble with Agency? There is an excellent class on January 25 by David Jaffee, of Charleston. Also, in February we will have an 8-hour Buyer Representation class focusing on how to properly represent a buyer in a transaction. Do you lose out on sales because you forgot to have your buyer sign an Agency contract? Maybe you should check this one out. If you have questions regarding your continuing education, please don’t hesitate to call me at 842-2421 ext. 1.

PRicE REducEd
$79 PER cLAss

POST-LICEnSInG CLASSES AnD REquIREmEnTS
PL-1 PL-5 PL-4 PL-3 PL-2 Jan. 17
9 am - 3:30 pm CEE

The next PL’s will be offered as follows: Agency Jan. 14 9:00 - 4:00 6 hrs & CEC Credit Fair Housing Jan. 22 9:00 - 4:00 6 hrs & CEC Credit Measurement Jan. 23 9:00 - 4:00 6 hrs Ethics Jan. 24 9:00 - 4:00 6 hrs & CEE Credit Contracts Coming in March
• 4+ hours (pending approval) • $65 for REALTORS® Bluffton – Hilton Garden Inn

Professional Standards Training

Instructor: Dianna Brouthers

This course is designed to enable local and state Professional Standards and Grievance Committee members to understand their role in the grievance, mediation, and arbitration process. All changes to the 2008 Professional Standards Manual will be reviewed bringing members up to date with explanation and application.
Dianna Brouthers is known throughout the country for being one of the most knowledgeable and entertaining real estate instructors. She has Masters degrees in Education and Psychology, and is Past President of the National Real Estate Educators Assoc. and their Educator of the Year. A dedication to continuing education and professionalism has helped Dianna become one of the nation’s leading resources in the field of professional real estate practice. 8 Island REALTOR® Newsletter

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Jan. 25
8:30 am - 12:30 pm CEC 172004

How To Practice Safe Agency! And make money
• 4 hours CORE • $80 for REALTORS® • $95 for non-REALTORS® HH Classroom

Instructor: David Jaffee

Dynamic case studies. Spirited discussions and some disagreements with fellow students will help you determine the course of action you need to take to stay on the safe agency path. State law, company policy, common sense and The Golden Rule all play an important part of this revealing course.

Jan. 25

1:30 - 5:30 pm CEC 172008

• 4 hours CORE • $80 for REALTORS® • $95 for non-REALTORS®

Choose Your Path (Ethics)
HH Classroom

Instructor: David Jaffee

Determining the “right” way is not always so easy. David will challenge you with common dilemmas that face agents in today’s competitive market, and then you decide what action to take.
David Jaffee graduated from the College of Charleston, and began a successful career in real estate. He received the GRI designation in 1978, and became a CRS (charter member) in 1979. He served as president of the Charleston (S.C.) Trident Association of Realtors® and was also the chair of its Professional Standards Committee. David received the Educator of the Year Award from the South Carolina Realtors®. Dave holds your interest until the very end. Great presentation skills. For a guy who is so knowledgeable, David is still entertaining.

Feb. 21

1:00 - 5:00 pm CEC 229003

Ethics in Today’s Real Estate World
• 4 hours CORE • $75 for REALTORS® • $90 for non-REALTORS® HH Classroom

Instructor: Tom Daniel

We all know and understand the importance of ethical behavior in the real estate world, but are our concepts of ethics the same as the public’s? Real-life experiences and actual case studies will be discussed.

Feb. 22

8:30 am - 5:30 pm CEC 229005

• 8 hours CORE • $150 for REALTORS® • $165 for non-REALTORS®

Buyer Representation in Real Estate
HH Classroom

Instructor: Tom & Peggy Daniel

This course focuses on the legal and technical aspects of properly representing a buyer in a real estate transaction. The course is interactive, with both students and discussion leaders bringing real life situations into the classroom through case studies.
Thomas J. Daniel, a CPA since 1971, is a real estate broker and past President of the Fayetteville Association of Realtors®, was VP of North Carolina Association of Realtors®, was Treasurer and Board member of NC Real Estate Educators Association (REEA) ,and National REEA, member of NAR Risk Management Committee, and was Chairman NCAR Risk Management Advisory Committee. Tom was honored as the Women’s Council of Realtors® Member of the Year, NC Real Estate Educator of the Year, and Nat’l Seller Representative Instructor of the Year. margaret (Peggy) F. Daniel, a former real estate paralegal, has served as President, Vice President of

Education, Vice President of Membership, Board member, and member of numerous committees of the Fayetteville Association of Realtors®. She has taught the Code of Ethics for the Fayetteville Association for a number of years. Peggy currently serves the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors® (CTAR) as a member of the Orientation Committee. Tom and Peggy were inducted into the Real Estate Buyers Agent Council (REBAC) Hall of Fame.

Stimulating – his passion for the material pours over. If I could take all courses with Tom and Peggy, I would never look elsewhere.

To see our classes or download a registration form, go online to www.HHRealtor.com and click “Education” or call Linda at 842-2421 (ext. 1)
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hhaaor needs You to Volunteer for its 2008 Committees
Our Association needs your continuing support. We ask that you get involved, share your experience, expertise, and talents to make a direct and positive impact on HHAAOR and the real estate industry. Review the 2008 committee descriptions below, make your committee selections, and fax this form to HHAAOR at 842-6491.

Name Company Preferred Phone Sign me up for:

Email 1st Committee 2nd Committee

get involved, share your experience, expertise, and talents…
community Service Fair & Affordable Housing grievance Legislative / Legal Affairs marketing / Public Relations membership Professional Development Professional Standards REALTOR® Ball REALTOR® Service Award RPAc Special Events Technology Task Force
Promotes active involvement of Members in our community with programs that enhance the quality of life. Supports various charitable causes and other issues of social significance. Promotes awareness of fair housing practices, sponsors seminars, disseminates information on fair housing laws, and involves the Association in outreach programs with other agencies concerned with fair and affordable housing. Conducts preliminary evaluation of all formal written ethics complaints and arbitration requests to determine validity and substance and the need for further consideration by the Professional Standards Committee. Not all who volunteer will be appointed. Attendance at Annual Professional Standards Workshop is required. Monitors local, state, and national governmental activities affecting the real estate industry. Reports concerns and recommends positions. Conducts political and legal awareness programs. Recommends expenditures of RPAC funds. Researches and develops promotional projects for all media to reinforce public awareness of the difference between a REALTOR® and a licensee and to help create the best possible image for HHAAOR and its Members. Recruits new members and promotes retention of current members. Reviews applications to ensure conformance with by-laws. Follows up with new members. In coordination with other committees, researches, recommends, develops and/or conducts educational programs for members to enhance their skills and make them more professional REALTORS®. Hears violations of the Code of Ethics and arbitration matters referred by the Grievance Committee and issues decisions. Not all who volunteer will be appointed. Attendance at Annual Professional Standards Workshop is required. Plans, organizes, and decorates for the annual REALTOR® Ball. Solicits table sponsors.

Reviews and recommends revisions to the RSA rules. Processes applications and recommends awards. Assists with any recognition functions. Raises funds to support REALTOR® issues/candidates. Promotes participation of all members.

Planning and coordinating of special events such as golf and tennis outings.

Investigates all technological services and tools that aid members in improving individual skills. Provides classes and training to raise members’ skill levels, while seeking reduced cost services for group participation with local, state, or national vendors. From time to time, the Board needs to appoint members to serve for specific tasks that last for a short duration. If you cannot take on a full year commitment, you may want to volunteer in this manner.

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RPAc cONTRiBuTORS
Are you a contributor? Each issue of the newsletter contains the names of our most recent contributors to the REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC). These are the people who support the candidates and legislation that help us continue to practice the real estate profession under the most favorable conditions. Below is a listing of 2008 contributions made at renewal time. Thanks for leading the way toward reaching our goal.
Yvette Acuff William Adams Carolyn Adams Lolan Adams Angela Akiyama Nell Alford Susan Allard Lea Allen Angela Althoff BeJe Anderson Michael Anderson Susan Anderson Heather Andricain Juan Andricain Nancy Arlt Michael Armistead Kathryn Arrowood George Arseneau Jennifer Assaid James Auld Thomas Austin Courtney Avichouser David Bachelder David Bachelder Bonnie Bachman William Baird William Baldwin Frances Ballario Charles Baltera Merle Barber Harlan Batchelder Thomas Battiste Sheri Baughman Thomas Beavor Theodore Beck Robert Bedell Diane Bell Jennifer Bell Sarah Bellamy Shirley Bentrup Robert Bentrup Frederick Biggs Patricia Bingham Kent Bird Connie Bird Candace Bird Terrell Bishop Rebecca Bishop Marianne Blaine Kent Blaschko Joseph Bobbitt Jeffery Boetticher Bonnie Bogart Robert Booher Darle Booher Lorraine Borger Helen Bottomley Christopher Bowes Steven Bowman John Boyce Michelle Bradford Matthew Bradford Lisa Bragg David Bragg Reginald Bray Mark Brenneman Robert Brickell Shanti Bringas Michael Broadhurst Yvonne Broadhurst John Brockmeier David Brown G. Robert Brown Ernst Bruderer Kay Buckland Nanci Buczynski Nancy Bunting Robert Bunting Mary Buonaiuto Daniel Burhans Judith Burhans Ronald Burhans Terry Burke Tamara Burley-Volovik Drew Butler Barbara Byrd William Byrne Constantine Caloudas Jeanene Campbell Corey Campbell Nancy Cappelmann John Cardamone Mary Carlson David Carroll D’jean Carter Neil Castellane ECA Inc. ERA Evergreen Real Estate Co. Sea Pines Real Estate Co. Adams Real Estate Group Keller Williams Realty Alford Real Estate Services Gateway Realty LLC RE/MAX Island Realty Inc. Dunes Marketing Group RE/MAX Island Realty Inc. Keller Williams Realty Weichert Realtors Coastal Prop Collins Group Realty Collins Group Realty RE/MAX Island Realty Inc. Keller Williams Realty Del Webb Communities Inc. Sea Pines Real Estate Co. Weichert, Realtors CP Bluffton Gateway Realty LLC Sea Pines Real Estate Co. Gina Scott Realty Charter I Commercial Charter I Commercial RE/MAX Island Realty Inc. RE/MAX Island Realty Inc. Dunes Marketing Group Keller Williams Realty Palmetto Properties of Hilton Gateway Realty LLC American Real Estate Group Inc Dunes Marketing Group Carson Realty RE/MAX Island Realty Inc. Keller Williams Realty Sea Pines Real Estate Co. Charter I Realty & Marketing Charter I Realty & Marketing Kiser & Associates Inc. Carolina Realty Group Sea Pines Real Estate Co. Global Real Estate Coldwell Banker Platinum Partn Wm. F. Hilton Company Charter I Realty Low Country Wm. F. Hilton Company Charter I North Realty Charter I North Realty RE/MAX Island Realty Inc. Charter I Realty Low Country Sea Pines Real Estate Co. Wm. F. 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Hovnanian Craftbuilt Homes ERA Evergreen Real Estate Co. Carson Realty Keller Williams Realty Wm. F. 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F. Marchetti and Associates $25 K. Hovnanian Craftbuilt Homes $25 Keller Williams Realty $25 RE/MAX Island Realty Inc. $25 Weichert Realtors Coastal Prop $25 RE/MAX Island Realty Inc. $25 Charter I Realty & Marketing $25 Sea Pines Real Estate Co. $25 Del Webb Communities Inc. $25 Charter I North Realty $25 RE/MAX Island Realty Inc. $25 Charter I Realty Low Country $25 Gateway Realty LLC $25 Windmill Harbour Real Estate $25 Charter One Village of Wexford $100 RE/MAX Island Realty Inc. $25 Vacation Time Of HHI Inc $25 Vacation Time Of HHI Inc $25 Foundation Realty $25 Weichert Realtors Coastal Prop $25 Keller Williams Realty $25 Keller Williams Realty $25 Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International $25 Sea Pines Real Estate Co. $25 Sea Pines Real Estate Co. $25 Fraser Realty Corp. $25 Gateway Realty LLC $25 Charter I Realty & Marketing $25 Lancaster Resort Sales $100 RE/MAX Island Realty Inc. $25 Vacation Time Of HHI Inc $25 Weichert Realtors Coastal Prop $25 Westbury Realty LLC $25 RE/MAX Island Realty Inc. $25 Bruce A. Goff, Inc. $25 Dunes Marketing Group $25 ERA Evergreen Real Estate Co. $25 Windmill Harbour Real Estate $25 Schembra Real Estate Group $25 Cent. 21 A Low Country Realty $25 Judy Grant Real Estate $25 RE/MAX Island Realty Inc. $25 Weichert, Realtors CP Bluffton $25 Century 21 Advantage Properties $99 Gateway Realty LLC $25 Del Webb Communities Inc. $25 Edward Grieve Simone Griffeth Robert Griffith Patricia Griffith Paul Griz Mark Groesbeck Roy Grossman Molly Grubb Jerry Grubb Algie Grubbs Gerald Guyer David Hahn Janice Hailey William Haley Patrick Hall Ralph Hall Jeffrey Hall Joseph Hall Marvin Hall Jeffrey Halseth Roger Halweg Glenn Handley Jane Handley Jerry Hankins Doris Haraburd Jennifer Harstra Roger Healey Ali Heavener Lloyd Hedden Rebecca Herman Kenneth Hiatt Johnny Hiers Mary Hiers David Hill Thomas Hill Linda Hill Sandra Hillis Kelle Hobler Richard Hodsdon Frank Hoeflich William Hoey Julianna Hoffman Alan Hogan Dorothy Holly Maureen Houston Elizabeth Howell Walter Howell Charles Hultman Jeffrey Hunt Marcia Hunter William Huntley Tony Hutcheson C. Hutchinson Jane Hyers Stephen Hyslop Nova Iannuzzi Mark Imbrigiotta Carole Iulo Carol Ivey Thomas Jackson Daniel Jackson Dean Jacobsen Susan Jacobsen Bryan Jacoby Thomas Jacoby Gregory James George Jenkins Norma Jenkins Jacqueline Johnson Joshua Johnson David Johnson Ellen Jolley Sharon Jones Leslie Jones Patricia Jones Timothy Judge Alpheus Keller Arthur Kelly Sandra Kenny Gregory Keriazakos Natalie Kessler Patricia Khoury Ann Kiewiet Naomi Kimball Bob Kinard Leslie King Stephen Kiser Stephen Kiser Kathy Klein Andrew Klepchick John Kolcun Carol Konwin Edward Kriscunas Joannette Kruger Donald Kunich Michael Kuss Keller Williams Realty Prudential Premier Island Prop Weichert, Realtors CP Bluffton Weichert Realtors Coastal Prop Charter I Realty & Marketing Sea Pines Real Estate Co. Sea Pines Real Estate Co. Weichert Realtors Sun City KB Home Emerson Partners, Inc Sea Pines Real Estate Co. Sea Pines Real Estate Co. Dunes Marketing Group Resort Quest High Tide Associates Wm. F. Hilton Company Charter I Realty & Marketing Hall & Hull R E Brokerage Charter I Realty & Marketing Greta Lynne & Associates ERA Evergreen Real Estate Co. Dunes Marketing Group Dunes Marketing Group Hilton Head Buyers Real Estate Sea Pines Real Estate Co. Cora Bett Thomas Realty of SC Dunes Marketing Group K. Hovnanian Craftbuilt Homes Dunes Marketing Group RE/MAX Island Realty Inc. Gateway Realty LLC Cent. 21 A Low Country Realty Cent. 21 A Low Country Realty Charter I North Realty Charter One Village of Wexford Charter I North Realty RE/MAX Island Realty Inc. RE/MAX Island Realty Inc. RBC Enterprises Charter I Realty & Mktg Sun City High Tide Associates Century 21 Advantage Properties Del Webb Communities Inc. Dunes Marketing Group RE/MAX Island Realty Inc. Charter One Village of Wexford Charter One Village of Wexford Sea Pines Real Estate Co. Dunes Marketing Group Gateway Realty LLC Charter I Realty & Marketing ERA Evergreen Real Estate Co. Sea Pines Real Estate Co. Dunes Marketing Group RE/MAX Island Realty Inc. Market Area RE Services Seacoast Real Estate Inc Keller Williams Realty Dunes Marketing Group Gateway Realty LLC Searchlight Realty Seashore Real Estate, LLC Engard Real Estate Company Bryan Homes Realty Bryan Homes Realty Wm. F. Hilton Company Dunes Marketing Group Dunes Marketing Group RE/MAX Island Realty Inc. Lancaster Resort Sales Gateway Realty LLC RE/MAX Island Realty Inc. Weichert Realtors Coastal Prop Charter I Realty & Marketing Keller Williams Realty Keller Williams Realty Gateway Realty LLC Del Webb Communities Inc. Gateway Realty LLC Charter I Realty Low Country Gina Scott Realty Palmetto Properties of Hilton Dunes Marketing Group RE/MAX Island Realty Inc. Coldwell B anker Kinard Realty Club Group Realty Kiser & Associates Inc. Kiser & Associates Inc. 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RPAc cONTRiBuTORS
Janice Labouchere Allan LaCoe Gloria LaCoe Joe Laferrera James Laferriere Felice LaMarca Barbie Lancaster William Lancaster O. Sheldon Larkby Chip Larkby Sherry Larkby Toni LaRose-Gerken Michael Lawrence Jeannie Lawrence Brad Lemon Ronald Li Ann Lilly Dorothy Linville James Livingston Nannellyn Lloyd Lynda Long Earl Long Robert Long William Long Mitzi Loudin David Love Nancy Love Kathryn Love Ingrid Low Debra Lowman Dan Lowman Nancy Ludtke Wendy Lusik Mark Lynch Richard MacDonald Joy MacDonald Richard Malon Shannon Malphrus Samuel Mancuso Steven Manley Ernest Marchetti Mary Marino Julie Mariotte Nancy Marshall Larry Marshall Michael Martin Annette Martino Gary Masales Andrew Mason Patrick Mason Christine Massey Clayton Matthews Jeremy May Cheryl Mayer Alora McAlister Alan McCall Craig McCall Antoinette McCaw James McClellan Dianne McClusky Adam McClusky Nancy McConville Mildred McCormick Lillie McCracken Wayne McDonald Kenneth McDougal Marjorie McDougal Tom McNutt Evelyn Meeder Howard Meister Meryl Mekus Betty Melkon Jennifer Messier Joseph Mezera Kathryn Michatek Mary Michuda Ian Douglas Miller Christine Minadeo Claudine Montano Elizabeth Montgomery James Montgomery Robert Montgomery Eileen Montgomery Steven Moon Nolan Moore Jofy Moore James Moore Jennie Moore Laurie Morella Cheryl Morgan Ken Mullin Angela Mullis Bettina Munson Richard Murray Frederick Myers Dennis Nelson Lisa Newton Colleen Nichols Scott Nichols Joseph Nix Michael Notartomaso Terry Notartomaso Maureen O’Brien Charter I North Realty Dunes Marketing Group Dunes Marketing Group Weichert, Realtors CP Bluffton Schembra Real Estate Group Carolina Realty Group Gateway Realty LLC Keller Williams Realty Brokers Real Estate, Inc. Brokers Real Estate, Inc. Brokers Real Estate, Inc. Seashore Real Estate, LLC Sea Pines Real Estate Co. Sea Pines Real Estate Co. Sea Pines Real Estate Co. Coastal Realty Group LLC Weichert Realtors Coastal Prop Dunes Marketing Group Weichert, Realtors CP Bluffton RE/MAX Island Realty Inc. Club Group Realty Gateway Realty LLC Club Group Realty RE/MAX Island Realty Inc. Carolina Realty Group Sea Pines Real Estate Co. Sea Pines Real Estate Co. Sea Pines Real Estate Co. Sea Pines Real Estate Co. Dunes Marketing Group Dunes Marketing Group Dunes Marketing Group RE/MAX Island Realty Inc. Dunes Marketing Group Charter I North Realty RE/MAX Island Realty Inc. Del Webb Communities Inc. Schembra Real Estate Group Dunes Marketing Group Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners E. F. Marchetti and Associates Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners Market Area RE Services Charter I Realty Low Country Gateway Realty LLC Del Webb Communities Inc. Sea Pines Real Estate Co. Dunes Marketing Group Gateway Realty LLC Hilton Head Luxury Homes Dunes Marketing Group Buckwalter Properties LLC Carson Realty Hilton Head Dunes Marketing Group RE/MAX Island Realty Inc. Del Webb Communities Inc. Sea Pines Real Estate Co. Gateway Realty LLC Sea Pines Real Estate Co. RE/MAX Island Realty Inc. RE/MAX Island Realty Inc. Dunes Marketing Group Market Area RE Services Keller Williams Realty Prudential Premier Island Prop Dunes Marketing Group Dunes Marketing Group Dunes Marketing Group Sea Pines Real Estate Co. Sea Pines Real Estate Co. Weichert Realtors Coastal Prop Charter I Realty & Marketing Schembra Real Estate Group Keller Williams Realty Weichert Realtors Coastal Prop Carolina Realty Group Market Area RE Services RE/MAX Island Realty Inc. Southern Lifestyle Group Realty ERA Evergreen Real Estate Co. Gateway Realty LLC ERA Evergreen Real Estate Co. Gateway Realty LLC Cent. 21 A Low Country Realty RE/MAX Island Realty Inc. H2O Homes and Land LLC Palmetto Prestige Properties H2O Homes and Land LLC RBC Enterprises Hilton Head Island Realty Sea Pines Real Estate Co. Charter I North Realty Gateway Realty LLC Charter I Realty & Marketing Global Realty Marketing of HH Coastal Realty Group LLC Wellstone Real Estate Company Weichert Realtors Coastal Prop Weichert Realtors Coastal Prop Low Country Appraisal Seacoast Real Estate Inc Vacation Time Of HHI Inc Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners $25 $124 $124 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $99 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $99 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $99 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $99 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $99 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $99 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $99 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 Susan Ochsner C. Jay Odom William O’Grady Tristan O’Grady Kenneth Oliver Keri Olivetti Linda O’Neill Craig Ostergard Laura Overland Michael Pace Joseph Pagani Linda Palmer Jason Pampucha Frank Papson James Paris Ruth Parris Janice Pascall Ross Pascall Richard Patrick John Patterson Pat Patterson Rebecca Patterson David Paxton Allan Peakes Cheryl Pearce Ricardo Pecora Sharon Pecora Michael Pedersen Timothy Peirce Charles Perry Susan Petty Tonya Petty Antoinette Daniel Pinson Janice Pinto Larry Pizor Marlene Plott Steve Plowden Peter Pollak Nancy Powers Mary Pracht Jeffrey Prekop Nancy Presley William Price John Pritchard Daniel Prud’homme Sheri Prud’homme Gerald Prud’homme Barbara Prud’homme Jay Pruehs Joseph Pyne Wayne Radloff Charles Raehn Betty Ratliff Peter Rebish Thomas Reed Andrew Reed Charles Reed Rob Reichel Michael Reilley Colleen Renew Renee Rezzetano Stephen Ridge Paul Riggins Jacquelyn Riggins Sherry Robb Sandra Roberts Jerry Roberts E.G. Robinson Sally Robinson Gail Rogers Carol Romano-Geraghty Robin Ross Debra Rountree Gary Rowe John Rowe Patricia Rucker Linda Rudd Guy Ruley Richard Ryan Joseph Ryan Sean Ryan Karen Ryan Richard Saba Wolfgang Saenger Brandon Sakal Frances Sampson Charles Sampson Robert Sandell Tracy Santosuosso Richard Saunders Lois Saunders Larry Savage Anthony Savarese Ty Schechter Philip Schembra Andrew Schembra Rodd Schmeichel Kathy Schroder Carl Schroeder Charles Schroeder Mary Jayne Scionti Gina Scott Sea Pines Real Estate Co. Market Area RE Services Searchlight Realty Carolina Realty Group Dunes Marketing Group Coffey Olivetti Realty, Inc. Dunes Marketing Group Sea Pines Real Estate Co. Weichert Realtors Coastal Prop Del Webb Communities Inc. Keller Williams Realty Keller Williams Realty RE/MAX Island Realty Inc. Dunes Marketing Group Prudential Premier Island Prop The Ocean Broker Prudential Premier Island Prop Prudential Premier Island Prop Charter I North Realty Charter I Realty & Marketing Charter I North Realty Charter I North Realty Seacoast Real Estate Inc Township Real Estate Service Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners Charter I North Realty Wm. F. Hilton Company Cora Bett Thomas Realty of SC Charter I Realty & Marketing Weichert Realtors Coastal Prop Keller Williams Realty Pinckney Gina Scott Realty Weichert Realtors Coastal Prop K. Hovnanian Craftbuilt Homes Keller Williams Realty Dunes Marketing Group Dunes Marketing Group DPS Sporting Club Dev Co RE/MAX Island Realty Inc. Sea Pines Real Estate Co. Collins Group Realty Carolina Realty Group Del Webb Communities Inc. Admiral Realty & Rentals Sea Pines Real Estate Co. Sea Pines Real Estate Co. Sea Pines Real Estate Co. Sea Pines Real Estate Co. Charter I Realty Low Country Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Carson Realty Gateway Realty LLC Sea Pines Real Estate Co. Sea Pines Real Estate Co. Charter I Realty & Marketing Charter I Realty & Marketing Charter I Realty & Marketing Sea Pines Real Estate Co. Seacoast Real Estate Inc Rental Homes & Villas Dunes Marketing Group Weichert Realtors Coastal Prop Sea Pines Real Estate Co. Gateway Realty LLC Keller Williams Realty RE/MAX Island Realty Inc. RE/MAX Island Realty Inc. E G Robinson R E Broker Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Weichert Realtors Coastal Prop Weichert Realtors Coastal Prop Charter I North Realty Carolina Lifestyle Realty Carson Realty Carson Realty Weichert, Realtors CP Bluffton Gateway Realty LLC Wm. F. Hilton Company Dunes Marketing Group Weichert Realtors Coastal Prop ERA Evergreen Real Estate Co. 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Dunes Marketing Group Windmill Harbour Real Estate Gina Scott Realty $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $99 $100 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $99 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $99 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $99 $25 $250 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $99 $100 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $50 $25 $25 $99 $25 $99 $25 $25 $99 $99 $25 $25 $100 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $50 $25 $25 $25 $25 James Scott Thurber Scott Rebecca Scott Barbara Scott Robert Sedgwick Robert Seebohm June Seebohm Tad Segars Beverly Serral Melanie Sevin Karen Sharpe-Tauscher Richard Silbaugh Julia Silcox Timothy Silcox Elizabeth Simmons Anthony Simonelli Thomas Simonetti Robert Mack Sims Douglas Skelly Tracie Skelly Sharyn Skelton William Smith Brenda Smith Karen Smith Kay Smith Erline Smith Gary Smythe Karl Sneed Holly Snyder Linda Socie Robert Sowers Phyllis Spearman Christine Spirer Diana Sroufe Grace Staples Susan Stevens Gregory Stickles Donald Storey Nona Story Deborah Sullivan Timothy Sutherland Nicole Sutherland Lana Sweatte Sarah Takacs Lawrence Taylor Barbara Thompson Wendy Thomson Michael Thorpe Mary Faye Tillett Bernard Timms Stephen Timperman Tillie Toher Jan Tomlinson Juliana Toon Pawley William True Priscilla Trunck Jeffrey Truskolaski Andrew Tuney Noel Turano Richard Turner Cathy Turner Ronald Turpin Geoffrey Tygret Roman Udvornocky Charles Underhill Vivian Urig John Ussery Roseanne Varacelli William Vaughan Barbara Verhey Linda Vnuk Philip Voegele Stephen Wallace Kimberly Walls Thomas Walter Linda Warnock Sally Warren Joan Weaver Douglas Weaver Patricia Weaver Kelly Weber Ann Webster Barbara Weir Michael Weppner Elizabeth Weppner Virginia West Francis White Barbara Wilkins Diann Wilkinson Joanne Williams Bradford Wilson Anne Wilson Steve Wilson Donna Winter Bruce Winter Sherry Winter Debra Wise Lottie Woodward Charles Wyse Kathryn Yachini Charles Yocum Terry Zilis Keller Williams Realty $25 Sea Pines Real Estate Co. $25 Gina Scott Realty $25 Sea Pines Real Estate Co. $25 Carson Realty $25 Keller Williams Realty $25 Keller Williams Realty $25 Dunes Marketing Group $25 Cora Bett Thomas Realty of SC $25 Dunes Marketing Group $25 Realty Executives of HH $25 Prudential Premier Island Prop $25 Resort Island Realty $25 Resort Island Realty $25 Carolina Realty Group $25 Gateway Realty LLC $25 Southern Breeze Properties $25 Hilton Head Buyers Real Estate $25 High Tide Associates $25 High Tide Associates $25 Dunes Marketing Group $25 Lancaster Resort Sales $100 Dunes Marketing Group $25 Cent. 21 A Low Country Realty $25 Century 21 Advantage Properties $25 Dunes Marketing Group $25 Del Webb Communities Inc. $25 Charter One Village of Wexford $25 Gateway Realty LLC $25 Weichert Realtors Coastal Prop $25 Club Group Realty $25 Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners $25 Sea Pines Real Estate Co. $25 Gateway Realty LLC $25 Keller Williams Realty $25 IMC Rentals and Sales, LLC $25 Charter I North Realty $25 Dunes Marketing Group $25 K. Hovnanian Craftbuilt Homes $25 RE/MAX Island Realty Inc. $25 Charter I Realty & Marketing $25 Charter I North Realty $25 Charter I North Realty $25 Sea Pines Real Estate Co. $25 RE/MAX Island Realty Inc. $25 Sea Pines Real Estate Co. $25 Keller Williams Realty $99 RE/MAX Island Realty Inc. $25 Market Area RE Services $25 Julie Toon Pawley R. E. Broker $25 Charter One Village of Wexford $25 Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners $25 RE/MAX Island Realty Inc. $25 Julie Toon Pawley R. E. Broker $25 Lancaster Resort Sales $100 Sea Pines Real Estate Co. $25 IMC Rentals and Sales, LLC $25 Del Webb Communities Inc. $25 Hilton Head Island Real Estate $25 Gateway Realty LLC $25 Market Area RE Services $25 Del Webb Communities Inc. $25 Hilton Head Realty Group Inc $25 Brokers Real Estate, Inc. $25 Sivica Homes, Inc $25 Welch Buyers Resource Island Realty $25 Gateway Realty LLC $25 Market Area RE Services $25 Charter I Realty & Marketing $25 Real Living in the LowCountry $25 Gina Scott Realty $25 Homestead Realty Group Inc. $25 Weichert, Realtors CP Bluffton $25 Sea Pines Real Estate Co. $25 KB Home $25 Dunes Marketing Group $25 Sea Pines Real Estate Co. $25 Collins Group Realty $25 Dunes Marketing Group $25 Dunes Marketing Group $25 K. 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mORTgAgE LENDERS’ cORNER… by Rich Tiffany, President, MLA

Three Receive Service Awards

The first-ever Service Award presentation was made at this year’s Realtor® Ball on December 7. It recognized members of the Mortgage Lenders Association of Greater Hilton Head Island. The criteria for the award was that the member must: • Be actively involved in civic and community affairs, • Promote a positive image of the Mortgage Lenders Association, • Be honest and trustworthy, displaying the highest degree of unquestionable integrity and moral character, and demonstrates professional business practices, • Be active in Mortgage Lender Association events. The three award recipients were Vickie arbogast, with SunTrust Mortgage, Inc., Larry Florea with Harbourside Community Bank, and Joan sherwood with SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. All three of the award winners exemplify the criteria for the award. They are all deeply committed to their profession and their community. In making the presentation, Linda Palmer, the 2008 President of the Realtors® Association, commented on the recipients. She mentioned the work of all three at the Mortgage Lenders Golf Event at Moss Creek. Vickie and Larry were also tireless fundraisers for the Realtors® Golf Event at Long Cove, and Vickie and Joan contributed to the Habitat for Humanity Golf Tournament at Oldfield. All three were also Ambassadors for the Mortgage Lenders Association by being involved in our community. Joan worked with the United Way, Vickie the Relay for Life and the Red Cross Blood Drive, and Larry served on the selection committee for the Realtor®/MLA Scholarships and chaired a very successful Mac-Pac drive. Finally all three

worked diligently on the Mortgage Lenders Executive Board. Congratulations to the three recipients of the 2007 Mortgage Lenders Association Service Award – Vickie Arbogast, Larry Florea, and Joan Sherwood.

(story continued from page 1) Fisher has probably been the most visible in our community as a Team Leader building homes for Habitat for Humanity. This year she also participated in builds in Greenville, SC and Mobile, AL. A recipient of the Realtor® Service Award for the past several years, she was described by one of her nominators as “always smiling, always volunteering.” Another fellow Realtor®, Dick Patrick, said, “Velinda promotes the Realtor® image on a local, state and national level, truly working hard to better the lives of others. In addition, the Code of Ethics is her guide, and her clients’ interests are uppermost in her mind. In our difficult real estate market this year, when many have allocated more time to business, Velinda has actually ramped up her charitable and community service activities.” This year’s Realtor® of the Year, Velinda Fisher, truly deserves this highest honor that we can bestow on one of our members. Congratulations Velinda!

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SuRVEY OF BROKERS-iN-cHARgE BY BOARD mEmBERS – RESuLTS
Between the months of September and November this year (coinciding with membership renewals), our Board of Directors attempted contacting every Broker-in-Charge of the Association (approximately 160), asking them six questions, and making notes of their responses. Answers were recorded from at least 56 BICs, which is a response rate of 35 percent. Following is a list of the questions, along with a brief summary of the responses. Since the questions were subjective, the category of response is a combination of several statements by BICs, which were interpreted by staff. A detailed list of the specific statements may be obtained from HHAAOR upon request by contacting Carol@HHRealtor.com. 1. What is the most important thing you tell your agents about belonging to HHAAOR? 52 responses, ranging from “Don’t tell them anything, don’t see the value” to “Wouldn’t have any agent who wasn’t involved with the Association.” Thirteen smaller offices had no comment, and four voiced complaints. The categories below summarize the majority of responses: • 12 Education, both through the school and professional development offerings • 11 Source of information to the public about Realtor image and voice • 9 Ethics/mediation/arbitration requirements and services • 9 It is mandatory • 6 Networking • 3 RPAC/Political Advocacy • 3 Plantation Access 2. What do you think HHAAOR can do to preserve our real estate market in the HH area? 50 responses, ranging from “Pray” to “Doing an excellent job now” but concentrated on the following categories: • 14 More advertising to draw consumers, improve our image and educate the public • 9 More education and information for members • 7 Nothing more • 7 More political advocacy • 5 A variety of responses categorized as eliminating the number of agents by higher dues or BICs reducing the non-producers 3. Do you read the information sent to you from nick Kremydas, our State Association EVP? 50 responses, ranging from “When I have time, numbers are misleading about coastal properties” to “Absolutely, always.” Following summarizes the importance in the minds of respondents: • 25 Yes • 12 Sometimes • 6 No • 3 Most of the time 4. Please name the top three things that our Association is doing for you as a BIC? 52 responses, with one extreme being “haven’t found much,” and the remainder covering a myriad of services and products, with educational offerings being stressed by more than half, as follows: • 35 Education • 8 Networking • 6 Plantation Access • 5 each tied between Image awareness, Staff, Advocacy, Information 5. Do you understand our need for a dues increase, and do you support it? 56 responses, with contradictory statements, such as “No, it should be more.” Several other statements along these lines were “Should be higher to elevate our professionalism; should be (story continued on page 16)

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The proposed implementation date of January 1 for the new contract has been postponed until March 1. The process will include input from as many Brokers-in-charge as possible, and we anticipate a few more changes. You should continue to use the current contract located under FORMS on our website, www.HHRealtor.com.

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mEmBERSHiP REPORT
NEW REALTORS® - The following have been approved for membership
by the Board of the Hilton Head Area Association of REALTORS®:

Jeannie Boetticher Wendy Burchfield Judith Connell Nancy Curtis Mary Donovan William Hill Myrna Horn Jeanie Larson John Loeser Raymond Tapio
Directors Myra Davis Chris DellaRosa Barbra Finer Katheryn Gardner Bruce Goff Karen Golden Marlene Plott Rick Saba Andy Twisdale

Wm. F. Hilton Company Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners Gina Scott Realty Dunes Marketing Group Gina Scott Realty Weichert, Realtor CP Bluffton Gina Scott Realty Carson Realty Weichert Realtors Coastal Properties Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners

(story continued from page 15) more difficult to get a license” and “Not enough, too easy to get license” and “Yes, makes sense, rather pay more and have fewer agents” and “Okay with it if some people get out, so be it.” • 37 Yes, I understand the need • 30 Yes, I support it • 13 No, I do not understand the need • 18 No, I do not support it • 7 Responses not related to this question 6. Would you participate in a Broker quarterly meeting? 60 responses, with several BICs stating they would “try” it or attend “one time” and others saying they would want to make sure the topics discussed were pertinent to their business in this area. Several specific topics were suggested. • 44 Yes • 3 No • 4 Not sure/maybe

2008 HHAAOR OFFicERS AND DiREcTORS
Executive Board Linda Palmer PRESiDENT Tom Jackson PRESiDENT-ELEcT Charles Sampson SEcRETARY/TREASuRER State Directors Velinda Fisher Randy Smith Gloria LaCoe VicE PRESiDENT Mary Williams PAST PRESiDENT Jean Beck EXEcuTiVE VicE PRESiDENT Norma Jenkins Sarah O’Leary Takacs
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Hilton Head Area Association of REALTORS® 124 Courtyard Building, 32 Office Park Road Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 Tel: 843/842-2421 Fax: 843/842-6491 www.HHRealtor.com

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