2018 Fall Business Meetings


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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. As a reminder, all meetings are open, unless marked otherwise.

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 in the Box.com folder on Sept. 14.

Special Events and Sessions

Monday, Sept. 24

  • 10:30 a.m. – Standard Forms Feedback Panel
    The Reply to Inspections Task Force will present a brief lesson on how to properly use Forms BRI and CTA during a sale of residential property.
  • Noon – Opening Session and Welcome Lunch
    Deputy Chief Information Security Officer at the University of Pennsylvania Paul Herrmann will be presenting ‘Cyber Risk at the Settlement Table’. Paul will cover how cybercriminals operate, how you can prevent an attack and what to do if something goes wrong. Mark Allen of realtor.com® will be presenting ‘What Online Consumers Want to Know About You’. Cost is $15 per person and pre-registration is required.
  • 1:30 p.m. – Commercial, Industrial & Investment Committee – Understanding Your New Responsibilities for PA 1099 Tax Reporting
    Join Radee Skipworth, MPA, deputy secretary of taxation, and Jane McCurdy, CPA, fiscal analyst supervisor, from the PA Department of Revenue as they discuss the new 1099 reporting requirements. Members will get an opportunity to ask specific questions.
  • 3 p.m. – Firm and Association Forum
    INPAX Academy Director of Training James Ashbaucher will present the ‘Fundamentals of Personal Security and Confrontational Management.’ The world can be a dangerous place. And while personal security is a fundamental human need, it is ultimately a personal responsibility. In the moment of truth, the “lifeguards” of society simply won’t be there to protect us – whether from street crime or the potential of mass homicide. We are, in effect, on our own.
  • 3 p.m. – Appraiser Forum
    Senior Director of Government Affairs and Business Development for the American Society of Appraisers John Russell will present ‘Emerging Appraisal Trends and Potential Risks to Agents.’

Tuesday, Sept. 25

  • 11 a.m. – General Session
    Danielle Hale, the chief economist of realtor.com®, will give an economic update. Realtor® Pride photo will be taken immediately after the General Session.
  • Noon – The CRS, Pennsylvania Chapter Luncheon
    Matthew Rathbun will present Smart Homes and Aging in Place. Learn about how some smart features are ideal for assisting our maturing clients and their families with safer and more user-friendly homes. Become aware of what devices and home features are available to facilitate mature clients from staying in their homes longer or moving into a new home that can be modified to make the resident’s life easier and the family have more peace. Cost is $25 per person and pre-registration is required.
  • 3 p.m. – Diversity Committee
    Lindsey Lughes, director of Youth Program for the LGBT Center of Central PA, will speak about transgender inclusivity. She’ll discuss transgender identities, terminology and best practices.
  • 4:30 p.m. – District Meetings
    Elections for District Vice Presidents and appointments for the 2019 Legislative Committee will take place.
  • 5:45 p.m. – Awards Reception
    Join PAR as we honor Realtors® who have received the Realtor® of the Year, Realtor® Active in Politics and Lifetime Achievement awards for 2018. The reception is free and open to all, but registration is requested.

Wednesday, Sept. 26

  • 9:30 a.m – Board of Directors Meeting


Overnight Reservations

New for the Fall Business Meetings: Overnight hotel information can be found at the bottom of confirmation email you will receive after you complete registration.


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

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