September 2018 Newsletter

President's Message

Change is good. Especially when it comes from you!

The Strategic Planning Committee has been working with your input over the past few months to develop a comprehensive plan for the future of EPBR. Meeting your needs has been in the forefront of the committee’s work and they are nearing completion. Once the plan is completed and adopted, it will be shared with everyone and used as a road map to serve the membership, stay current with our industry, and meet our national standards.

Another big change on the horizon is the transition to the new Bright MLS format. Although we may not have asked for this one, we’re already reaping the benefits of reduced subscription rates. We still have yet to look forward to a more intuitive, feature rich platform for our use and to better serve our clients.

Being the kind of people who get things done, our members have been busy this year organizing education classes, raising money for our communities, and improving communications. We’ll share insights into all of this and more at our Annual Meeting.

Join us as we celebrate our work, our future, and each other!

Patti Sherwood, President


You don’t want to miss our Annual General Membership Meeting on September 19th, at the Holiday Inn Martinsburg.  Important information will be provided regarding the Bright MLS conversion, Election Results, Strategic Plan update and more.  Register today. All members present will be entered into a chance to have their 2019 Dues paid in full.

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Johnathan Knight – Century 21 Sterling
Jolene Carroll – ERA Liberty CT
Marcy Deck – Blackwell Realty
Paul Merson – Keller Williams EP
Tami James – Long & Foster MTSBG
Rodney Frazee – Long & Foster MTSBG
Evan Meyer – Century 21 Sterling
Stephanie Renner – Next Home Realty
Sierra Pacific Mortgage


Election day is September 11th.  Ballots will be emailed on September 1st.


It’s not to late to register for the WVAR 100th Convention being held in Morgantown. You can register online at or complete the attached registration form.

WVAR Convention Registration Form (PDF)


September is REALTOR® Safety month. At the R.E.D.S Lunch and Learn on September 12th, 11:30 – 1:00, guest speakers from the Martinsburg Police Department will be presenting the program. You don’t want to miss it!

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Save the date!  October 16th, 4:30 – 7:30. Graycliff Hall at Shepherds Cove.  Lots of Door Prizes, Silent Auction, Wine tasting & food pairing and loads of fun!

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.


The Board Office has a REALTOR® Store. We sell sign riders, info paks, t-shirts and more. If we don’t have what you need in stock… we can order it for a discounted price.

SentriLock Tip

TIP: If you that you are going into an area that does not have good Cell service, before you leave, just open up your Sentri Smart app on your phone.  This will allow the Bluetooth to be activated so when you go to open the lockbox, your phone will talk with the lockbox by Bluetooth and you won’t need the cell service.

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.


Labor Day-Office CLOSED09/03/18
Programs/Events Committee Meeting09/05/1810:00AM
R.E.D.S. Committee Meeting09/05/1811:30am
Membership Committee Meeting09/10/189:30am
Education Committee Meeting09/10/181:00pm
Forms Committee Meeting09/11/1811:00am
EPBR Election Day09/11/188:30am
Sept REDS Luncheon09/12/1811:30am
PR/Webpage Committee Meeting09/13/189:30am
Sentrilock Training09/13/182:00pm
Code of Ethics Class09/17/189:00am
Board of Directors Meeting09/18/189:30am
Annual General Membership Meeting09/19/185:30pm
Community Service Committee Meeting09/20/189:30am
WVAR 100th Convention09/23/18
Sentrilock Training09/27/182:00pm

In order to keep your information up to date, please notify the Board Office of any change in brokerage, mailing address, email or any other information so we can update our records. Notification can be made by a simple email to or