2017 Fall Business Meetings

Materials for the Fall Business Meetings

Materials for the Fall Business Meetings are in PAR’s folder online in Box. Committee agendas, speakers and topics, and a finalized schedule with meeting room assignments can be found on Box.com.

Election Reminder
Elections for moderators will be held at the Forums. During the district meetings, elections for district vice presidents and the 2018 Legislative Committee will be held. At the Board of Directors meeting, an election for 2018 treasurer will be held.

Vote on Bylaws Changes
The Board of Directors will be asked to vote for the second time on the changes to the bylaws regarding the Legislative Committee. The Board will also vote for the first time on changes to the bylaws regarding the Standard Forms Committee & Feedback Forum.

Take Part in Realtors® Reach Out
It’s Souper September at the Fall Business Meetings. You can participate in the start of Realtors® Reach Out by purchasing cans of soup at the meetings, which will be donated to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. Help get October’s Realtors® Reach Out off to a great start!

Special Events and Sessions

Monday, Sept 11

  • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency
    Meet with Brooke Proctor from PHFA outside the Bridgeport room on Monday, Sept. 11. PHFA’s home purchase loans carry competitive, 30-year fixed interest rates. Buyers may qualify for closing cost and/or down payment assistance. Because a Realtor® is often the buyers first contact, it is important for agents to know about PHFA’s programs and how to determine if their customers are eligible.
  • Noon – Opening Session and Welcome Lunch
    John Phillips and David Marshall from the Federal Housing Administration’s Philadelphia Homeownership Center will give an update on lending opportunities. Cost is $15 per person and pre-registration is required.
  • 1:30 p.m. – Commercial, Industrial & Investment Committee
    Join the Commercial, Industrial & Investment Committee in welcoming David O’Rell, managing director of CommercialSearch at Xceligent.
  • 3 p.m. – Appraisal Forum
    What’s Off Limits with an Appraiser? Learn what Realtors® can and cannot discuss with an appraiser straight from Scott Reuter, chief appraiser at Freddie Mac. Gain practical tips and better understand the appraisal process.

Tuesday, Sept. 12

  • 11 a.m. – General Session
    Evan Liddiard, NAR Senior Tax Policy Representative, will give an update on national tax reform legislation. Realtor® Pride photo will be taken immediately after the General Session.
  • Noon – CRS Luncheon
    Don Haschert of Pillar to Post will present “Meth Labs… What You Don’t Know, Can Hurt You.” Cost is $25 per person and pre-registration is required.
  • 3 p.m. – Diversity Committee meeting
    Jinada Rochelle, assistant director of enforcement for the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, will present, “Hoarding – How to protect your rights as a property owner.”
  • 6 – 7:30 p.m. – PAR Awards Reception
    You’re invited to celebrate the achievements of the PAR Awards recipients.

Unexcused absences

We are committed to being as efficient as possible and to do so we must operate according to our bylaws. Please make it a priority to notify us if you will not be able to attend your committee meetings. In general, the bylaws* allow that a member with two unexcused absences may be removed from a committee. We ask that you contact Kim Smith or call your staff liaison at (800) 555-3390 to let them know that you will not be attending a committee meeting or the Board of Directors meeting. *Some committees have different requirements.

Cancellation Policy
In order to receive a refund for cancellation of a paid event, email Diane Langner on or before Monday, Sept. 4. Refunds will not be available for cancellations received on or after Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Overnight Reservations

Our group block is sold out. Rooms may be available with the Hilton Harrisburg, but you will need to make reservations on your own. You are responsible for making all changes and cancellations directly with the Hilton Harrisburg. Contact the Hilton at (717) 233-6000. The group code is PARF17.

Alternately, PAR has negotiated room rates with alternate hotels:



Contact the Solutions Center at (800) 555-3390 or Diane Langner via email.

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