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Capital Area Realtor

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The official newsletter of the Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS®

November - December 2012

Inside This Issue GCAAR’s Got Talent...............................page 3 Ask the President..............................page 4 GCAAR in the News...........................page 4 International Committee...................page 5 Installation Pics................................page 5 NAR & MAR Director’s Report �����������page 6 Emeritus Members............................page 6 SW DC Seminar................................page 7 WCR Election....................................page 7 Green Resources................................page 8 Technology.......................................page 9 YPN Event.........................................page 9

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Volume 18, Number 5

Michael McGreevy Installed as 2013 GCAAR President The Fillmore concert hall in Silver Spring was again the hippest place to be on December 4 as Michael McGreevy was installed as 2013 GCAAR President. Awards were given to the 2012 Affiliates of the Year Tony DeVol and Bill Rozek, Rookie of the Year Jessica Evans, and REALTOR® of the Year Pat Weed. Attendees included Maryland Association of REALTORS® (MAR) President Carlton Bouljai, CEO Mary Antoun, Maryland Delegate Heather Mizeur, Long & Foster Chairman & CEO P. Wesley Foster, Jr., and a host of other special guests. Attendees were given a special treat this year – the GCAAR’s Got Talent Showcase! The Fillmore provided the perfect backdrop as performers sang and danced to the delighted audience. Got Talent pics on page 3, Installation pics are on page 5, and additional pictures are posted on GCAAR’s Facebook page.

MC & DC Market Report..................page 10

Congratulations to the 2013 Officers and Directors:

GCAAR Cares..................................page 14

Officers: President Michael McGreevy President-Elect Greg Ford Immediate Past President Bonnie Casper Secretary William Highsmith, Jr. Treasurer Tim Knobloch

Education Schedule........................page 15 Public Policy...................................page 16 2012 REALTOR® Expo................... page 20 Quiz................................................page 21

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Directors: Koki Adasi David Bediz Jamie Coley Suzanne Des Marais Carter Ferrington Dorie Glass

GCAAR Names Two Affiliates of the Year This year, GCAAR is pleased to announce two winners of our 2012 Affiliate of the Year Award – Anthony DeVol of Tradition Title and Bill Rozek of Embrace Home Loans.

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Tony is a native Washingtonian and has practiced real estate law in the Washington area since 1988, representing buyers, sellers, and builders. He is very involved with the real estate community as a licensed Real Estate Broker, and is a member of GCAAR’s Contracts and Clause Committee, which is responsible for drafting the Contracts used by REALTORS® throughout Maryland and Washington, DC. Tony is also a Continuing Education instructor, and is a member of the American Bar Association and the Maryland and Montgomery County Bar Associations. He is the former CEO of RGS Title and the founding member of its MD/DC Operations. Bill has been a mortgage banker for over 25 years and has been with Embrace Home Loans as a Senior Loan officer since October 1999. Bill has been a member of GCAAR’s Events Committee for three years, serving as Vice-Chair for 2012. He also served on the Rookie Committee in 2012, has volunteered with GCAAR at Rebuilding Together® for the last three years, and has supported RPAC and the Wounded Warriors Trust. Bill has sponsored and been a presenter at many GCAAR functions, most notably REALTOR® Fest, the annual education summit. Bill also has served on the Boards of various nonprofits and associations.

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Capital Area REALTOR® Nov/Dec 2012