August 2018 Newsletter

President's Message

Thank you!! The year is flying by and everyone is busy, but EPBR Members have made time recently to support each other and our community.

The Playhouse Project was a super group effort bringing together builders, home inspectors and REALTORS® to raise $3,200 for the Children’s Home Society and Shenandoah Women’s Shelter.

And the Bowling Tournament was HOT this year – literally, the bowling alley had no AC, but the beer was cold! We had a great mix of lenders, attorneys, inspectors, REALTORS®, and friends for a fun afternoon. Everyone brought a great attitude and lots of spirit. Still waiting on the final numbers, but it was a huge success thanks to our sponsors and bowlers.

There’s still plenty more work to be done and fun to be had this year. Mark your calendar for our Annual Meeting, September 19th. The program will feature an update on our Strategic Planning process and news on our transition to Bright MLS. You won’t want to miss it.

In the meantime, hopefully you’ve noticed more communication coming from EPBR and our increasing social media presence. Get engaged, we don’t want you to miss a thing!

Patti Sherwood



Heather Sprenger – Blackwell Realty


Project Playhouse

Project Playhouse is a collaborative initiative to build playhouses by the Eastern Panhandle Board of REALTORS® and community volunteers. Local building supply companies donate lumber, paint, shingles, etc to build the playhouses. Transportation of the playhouses to their new home are also donated by a local company. Special “Thank You” to Onsight Inspections and Panhandle Builders for all their hard work in building this beautiful playhouse.

Charity Bowling Event

REALTORS, lenders, builders, inspectors, closing attorneys working to support our community in many ways!

2019 DUES

As a reminder, 2019 dues billing orders will be sent to your Broker on September 15th. Orders are already available for payment online. Please remember, some members will have two invoices because of the NAR and WVAR Dues increase. Total dues for 2019 is $909.00 which includes the voluntary RPAC contribution and you Sentrilock Service. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Board Office.


Have you ever needed your NRDS or WV License number and didn’t know where to find it? Just look on the front of your Sentrilock Card.


Strategic Plan Committee Meeting 08/15/18 12:00pm
Community Service Committee Meeting 08/16/18 9:30am
PR/Webpage Committee Meeting 08/16/18 10:30am
Sentrilock Training 08/16/18 2:00pm
Board of Directors Meeting 08/21/18 9:30am
Sentrilock Training 08/30/18 2:00pm

SentriLock Tip

TIP: If you have called the support number and they authorize a Locksmith, it is your responsibility to retrieve the box and return it to the Board Office. If you have called the support number and they have issued an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) and considered to be defective, the box needs to be returned to the Board Office. Because they are still under warranty they can be returned for a replacement box.

REMEMBER… Anytime you have an issue your Sentrilock whether it is a lockbox, SentriCard or SentriSmart App -Please ALWAYS call Support first 513-618-5800. They will be able to troubleshoot the problem and provide instructions for you.

We try and keep your information up to date. Please notify the Board Office of any change in Brokerage, address, email or any other information so that we can update our records.  Notification can be made by a simple email to or