Spring has Sprung!

April 2023 Newsletter

We're so excited about this season and have many exciting things happening at BAAR.  The building renovations are complete, please feel free to stop by and see the newly renovated office. We have also hired Lucy Rose our Association Executive and Kim Ruth our Executive Director.  Please welcome them to our team!  They are open to ideas and moving this Association forward and in the right direction.  When you see them, please give them a warm welcome.


We are putting the finishing touches on our Spring General Membership Meeting on April 18th at Fisherman's Inn Garden Room.  See you there!


April is National Fair Housing Month!

April is National Fair Housing Month, a time to reflect on the importance of equal access to housing for all Americans. This month-long observance commemorates the passing of the Fair Housing Act in April 1968, which prohibits discrimination in housing based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, or national origin. It serves as a reminder that everyone deserves the right to fair and equal treatment when seeking housing, regardless of their background or characteristics. National Fair Housing Month is a time to raise awareness about housing discrimination, promote inclusive communities, and advocate for the enforcement of fair housing laws. It's a time to celebrate progress made in advancing fair housing rights, and to reaffirm our commitment to ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to obtain safe, affordable, and discrimination-free housing.


Contributed by Shane Gunther, Branch Manager of First Home Mortgage, Affiliate Member, on behalf of BAAR's Education Committee.

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BAAR Member News:

New Members

Welcome to all 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!


YMCA of the Chespeake Tour!

The new QAC YMCA of the Chesapeake tour in Centreville was very informative and can't wait for it to open. This is such great asset for our community. The happy hour at Momma Mia, was a perfect spot to gather. Fun by all! Thank you, to Queenstown Bank of Maryland, Braden, Thompson, Poltrack, Mundy and McQueeney and Stevensville Title for sponsoring our gathering at Momma Mia's.


Click HERE to become a Capital Campaign Contributor of the NEW Queen Anne's County Family YMCA!


Sponsorship Opportunity!


The Symphony Village Outreach Program, Inc. is hosting an Author Luncheon on May 17th. This will enable them to continue to support many local activities & initiatives.

If you'd like more information on becoming a sponsor, reach out to the Event Chair, Loretta Quigley.  




General Membership Meeting

April 18th from 10:00pm to 1:00pm at the Fisherman's Inn in Grasonville, MD. A breakfast buffet will be served Bring your cash for a 50/50 Raffle!



Open House, Ribbon Cutting & Affiliate Fair!

We will be hosting a dual Ribbon Cutting with Queen Anne's & Kent County Chamber 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! Save the date for Friday, May 19th @ 5pm. If you are interested in participating in our Affiliate Fair, please let us know!



Safety Seminar Luncheon

Tuesday, July 11th @ 10am

Kent Island Yacht Club

Further details to come!


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!


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


You can also get your CE classes on-line thru

(There is a charge for this)


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.


Committee Positions Available!


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


New Forms are Here

New Statewide Forms have been updated on ZipForms. 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®)




Click on the Facebook logo to go to our Facebook page


Bay Area Association of Realtors

1712 Main Street, Suite 100, Chester, MD 21619