May 2023 Newsletter

President's Message...

What a great event we had for our Spring General Membership Meeting on April 18th at Fisherman's Inn Garden Room! It was full of energy and positivity for the future and for the best BAAR yet! Thank you, to everyone who attended, sponsored and brought a gift basket. A HUGE thank you to our amazing volunteers who put in their time and energy to making it all possible. We can't do any of this without YOU!

Don't forget to check our Calendar of Events! We are adding Events & Classes every week; you won't want to miss out!


Thank you!


BAAR President, Linda Austin




Open House, Ribbon Cutting & Affiliate Fair!

Friday, May 19th @ 5pm

We will be hosting a dual Ribbon Cutting with Queen Anne's & Kent County Chambers on our newly renovated building & office suites! We are combining this with an Open House of our new office with an Affiliate Fair, Food Trucks, Music and more! If you are interested in participating in our Affiliate Fair, please let us know!


Legislative Session Wrap-Up

Wednesday, May 24th @ 9am

Join us for the 2023 Legislative Session Wrap-Up over Breakfast at the Kent Island Yacht Club catered by Chesapeake Celebrations. Our Senators & Delegates from the 36th and 37th Districts and MD Realtors will provide an analysis of the legislation relevant to the real estate community. 



2023 BAAR Awards!

Thursday, June 22nd @ 11am

Kent Island Yacht Club


Safety Seminar Luncheon

Tuesday, July 11th @ 10am

Kent Island Yacht Club


BAAR Member News:

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Download the MemberPlus App from your App Store and take advantage of 24/7 access the latest events & class sign-ups! Login in with your Info-Hub information. Spice up your profile with a photo and additional information. Connect with affiliates and other realtors. Take advantage today!

Please Welcome Our Newest Members!

Barbie Ludwig, Realtor®
Chris West, Realtor®
David Harrison, Realtor®
Dennis Boykin, Realtor®
Janice Hariadi, Realtor®
Jennifer Trexler, Realtor®
Julissa Rodriguez, Realtor®
Karla Tryon, Realtor®
Leticia McClure, Realtor®
Nick Long, Realtor®
Ray Rodriguez, Realtor®
Rick Dixon, Realtor®
Taylor Nitterhouse, Realtor®
Valentina Morani, Realtor®
William McClure, Realtor®


Brandt Bethke, Affiliate Member
Brittany Brooks, Affiliate Member
Cheryl Odell-Duffy, Affiliate Member
Jason Walters, Affiliate Member
John Juusola, Affiliate Member
John Robb, Affiliate Member
Kathleen Traversari, Affiliate Member
Steve Showalter, Affiliate Member
Sunmeet Sawhney, Affiliate Member


New BAAR Members!

Check out our Membership Directory to make sure all of your contact information is up to date. We encourage ALL Members to upload a current picture of themselves.  Don't forget to check our education calendar and sign up for New Member Orientation & Ethics!

BAAR at NAR Mid-Year Meetings!
We had a great time networking and learning at the Mid-Year Meetings & Block Party!


Recent Community Investments from BAAR!


We want to thank our Members for helping us sponsor some wonderful organizations! Our 50/50 raffles make this possible! Thank you!

Legacy Day 2023 - Tenth Anniversary
Kent School - Golf Tournament, Hole Sponsor 

QAC Chamber - Golf Tournament, Hole Sponsor
Chestertown Lions Club - Bay to Bay, Jim Gent Memorial Ride
Caroline County Humane Society - Blue Jean Festival 
Symphony Village Outreach Program Inc. - Author Luncheon


Member Volunteers Wanted!

Committee Positions Available!


BAAR is looking for volunteers to serve on various Committees.  To get involved, please send an email to

State Committee Sign-Ups are Open until July 14th!

If you've considered volunteering at the State level, now is your chance! 


Continuing Education


Our Continuing Education Calendar has everything you need to fulfill your biannual renewal needs! We have added two additional locations to our In-Person Classes; The People's Bank in Chestertown and The Sheriff's Office in Centreville. Sign-up for the classes you need before they fill up!


You can also get your CE classes on-line thru

Are you an Affiliate and want to offer a class? Email us!

We had a FULL HOUSE at the Fair Housing class in Chestertown. Thank you, to the People's Bank of Chestertown for hosting. More classes loading up weekly!


At Home with Diversity® (AHWD)


The Equal Opportunity/Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion ("DEI") Committee is happy to let you know, NAR is offering the At Home with Diversity Certification for a discounted price of $40 to REALTORS®!
The course work for the At Home with Diversity® certification is designed to enable you to work successfully with and within a rapidly changing multicultural market. It will help you to learn diversity sensitivity, how it applies to U.S. fair housing laws in your business, and ways to develop professional guidelines for working with people in the increasingly multicultural real estate market.


New Forms are Here


As a BAAR Member, you have FREE access to ZipForms.


New agents who want to sign up can go to:

Select Bay Area Association of REALTORS® from the drop-down menu
Log into the NAR site with your NAR credentials (or register if a new REALTOR®)



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Bay Area Association of Realtors

1712 Main Street, Suite 100, Chester, MD 21619