05/22/19: 2019 SMAR Education Conference & Expo- Full Event

May 22, 2019 07:30am -
May 22, 2019 05:00pm

Event Description

May 22, 2019

LOCATION:  University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland ( Formerly known as Southern Maryland Higher Education Center) 44219 Airport Road, California, MD 20619

Check-in/Breakfast: 7:30 am • Lunch: 11:30 pm - 1 pm

Get More Bang for your Buck - Registration fee includes up to 6 hours of CE (see topics below), Breakfast, Lunch & Expo!

Registration Fees (register below):

  • Early Bird Registration* - Now - May 8th  ... $75 member/$85 non-member
  • May 9th- 20th... $85 member/$95 non-member       
  • Price at the Door ... $95 member/$105 non-member
  • Lunch & Expo Only - register here (11:30 am - 1 pm) ... $15 member/$25 non-member


*Register by May 8th to be entered to win 1 of 3 $75 Gift Cards

Morning Classes   Afternoon Classes

“5 Social Media Trends in 2019” -New Course!
Chris Ripley 
8:30 - 10 am
Do you advertise via social media? Then you won't want to miss this session from a local marketing expert to improve and stay on top of your game!

“MREC Agency-Residential”
Brenda Kasuva
8:30 - 11:30 am
3 clock hrs - Topic H - Course ID #: 470-2611
Learn the ins and outs of MD Agency Law to ensure compliance.  This course satisfies the MREC’s license renewal requirement of Agency for licensees renewing after January 1, 2012.  

“MAR Contract - The Devil is in the Details”
Denise Bowman, Esq.
8:30 - 11:30 am
3 clock hours hrs - Topic F - Course ID#: 478-2611
One of your key roles as a real estate agent is to assist clients and customers in filling out this legally binding document. Learn the Essential Elements of a Contract, Oral v. Written Contracts, Key Real Estate Contract Provisions and more!

“Risk Reduction in Real Estate”
Chuck Kasky, Esq.
8:30 - 11:30 am
3 clock hours hrs - Topic F - Course ID#: 535-2611
There are a lot of ways a Realtor® can get into trouble - from Antitrust; to Failure to Disclose; to the growing issue of Privacy and Data Security. Find out how you can stay on the right side of the law with these topics and more.

“Introduction To Septic Systems”-New Course!
Eric Garrett 
8:30 - 10:00 am
1.5 clock hrs - Topic F - Course ID #: 517-2611
Geared towards real estate professionals, this 90-minute interactive class will introduce Maryland Department of the Environment’s 4-Step Procedure for septic evaluations, explain the types of septic inspections your buyers can choose from, review proper maintenance, types of absorption systems, and what to do when a septic system is considered failing. The Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) will be referenced in addition to the Bay Restoration Fund. Bring your questions!

"A Guide To Indoor Air Quality”-New Course!
Eric Garrett
10:15 - 11:45 am
1.5 clock hrs - Topic F - Course ID #:518-2611
Learn several potential threats in residential properties to the quality of the air we breathe. Topics include radon in the air, mold and asbestos. Entry points, testing, remediation and health effects will be shared. The instructor is certified by The National Radon Proficiency Program (AARST-NRPP) and the National Radon Safety Board (NRSB) - Bring your questions to ask!​


Approved Topic Legend

  • Topic A - Federal, state, or local legislative issues
  • Topic C - Fair housing law
  • Topic D - Real estate ethics or professional standards
  • Topic F) Professional enhancement for practicing licensees
  • Topic H) The principles of agency & agency disclosure
  • Topic I) MREC Broker, Branch Office Manager, and Team Leader Supervision

“5 Social Media Trends in 2019”- New Course!
Chris Ripley 
1:30 - 3:00 pm
Do you advertise via social media? Then you won't want to miss this session from a local marketing expert to improve and stay on top of your game!

“2018 Legal & Legislative Update”
Chuck Kasky, Esq.
1:30 - 4:30 pm
3 clock hrs - Topic A - Course ID#: 493-2611
Covers legislative updates affecting real estate for the past three years. This course satisfies the MREC 3 clock hour requirement of Topic A) Federal, state or local legislative issues.

“CMA vs Appraisal”
Tim Murphy
1:30 -4:30 pm
3 clock hrs - Topic F - Course ID#: 487-2611
This course covers various aspects of CMA's and Appraisals such as how they compare, the CMA & Appraisal process, appraisal guidelines, transaction issues, lender guidelines and much more!

“How To Read A Plat”
Denise Bowman, Esq.
1:30 – 3:00 pm
1.5 clock hrs - Topic F - Course ID #:501-2611
Learn how to locate and read a plat to inform your client of matters of significance related to the lot being purchased such as set back requirements, non-disturbance areas, easement lines, location restrictions, common use elements, retention areas, recreation areas, and much more.

“Dreaded Mold in the Home” - New Course!
Steve & Michelle Perrie
1:30 – 3:00 pm, 
1.5 clock hrs- Topic F - Course ID#:528-2611
As an agent, the one word we never want to hear is MOLD! Join the discussion and learn why mold isn’t always a “deal breaker”. Let’s discuss the options, facts and potential dangers together.

“Radon In The Home”-New Course!
Steve & Michelle Perrie 
3:15 - 4:45 pm
1.5 clock hrs - Topic F - Course ID #: 529-2611
What’s the big deal about Radon? Find out in our course! Learn how to help educate your clients on the dangers of Radon and why having their home tested is important.

“MD Fair Housing”
Susan Parks
3:15 - 4:45 pm
1.5 clock hrs - Topic C - Course ID #: 491-2611
This course satisfies the MREC 1.5 clock hour requirement of Topic C) Fair Housing Law.

Top 5 Financial Questions To Ask”- New Course!
Sean Pierpont
3:15 - 4:45 pm
1.5 clock hrs - Topic F - Course ID #: 523-2611
You are the fiduciary for your clients. This class will outline the most important financing topics that a Realtor® should address on both sides of the transaction.



Refund Policy: Cancellations made in writing by May 15th will receive a refund less a $15 cancellation fee.  Cancellations after May 15th will receive a refund less a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds after May 21st.

Event Type:Education
Category:Membership Event
Early registration ends on May 08, 2019.
Regular registration starts on May 09, 2019 and ends on May 21, 2019.
Late registration starts on May 22, 2019.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)