Vigilance Class with Barb Jordan


Come and learn personal safety by focusing on Awareness, Avoidance and Action in the Vigilance Workshop with Barb Jordan.

Open to everyone! Not just EMTAR members.

For a video preview click here.


To register:

EMTAR members login to Members Login then click Classes/Events.

Non-members please call EMTAR 615-758-9851.


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Scholarship opportunities for 2018 high school seniors now available


For the year 2018 we are honored to award two $1000 scholarships and six $500 scholarships in the names of Martin Cummings and Karen Lowe.

Martin Cummings was a resident of Wilson County and a leader in the Eastern Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors for many years. Martin was a very giving man.  He never met a stranger, knew everyone, and gave of his time and knowledge.

Karen Lowe is retiring this year after serving 31 years as director of EMTAR. Her leadership has been outstanding during a time of enormous growth and change in the real estate business in Wilson, Smith, and DeKalb Counties. Karen’s enthusiasm is contagious and her encouragement is invaluable to everyone she meets.

2018 EMTAR Scholarship Application

Deadline: April 6, 2018

2018 will make the third year of the Martin Cummings and Karen Lowe scholarships.

To view the previous year's recipients click HERE.

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EMTAR Luncheon February 15th


Join us for our EMTAR luncheon to hear Barb Jordan speak on safety!

When: February 15th at 11:00 a.m.

Where: Lebanon Country Club- 1300 Coles Ferry Pike, Lebanon

Cost: $15/person

RSVP Deadline: February 13th at 4:30 p.m.

To RSVP login to Members Login, click Classes/Events or call EMTAR 615-758-9851

Don't forget REALTOR® Members that attend all five luncheons in 2018 will be entered to win free EMTAR dues for 2019 so sign up now!

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Leaders Enjoy TN REALTORS® Advocacy Training and Day on the Hill


Our wonderful EMTAR leaders enjoyed two inspiring days in Nashville. They started with the TN REALTORS® Advocacy Training with Leigh Brown regarding home ownership rights. They followed up that educational day with the TN REALTORS® Day on The Hill where they joined REALTORS® from all over the state to meet with state senators and representatives, discussed issues vital to property owners and the real estate industry, and influenced the legislative process in the 110th Tennessee General Assembly.


Click HERE to view more pictures.

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2018 MJ Chamber Choice Awards


What a wonderful night at the MJ Chamber Choice Awards! Our CEO, Karen Lowe was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award! Lisia Tucker was sworn in as 2018 Board Chair, Hutsenpiller Insurance was awarded the Business of the Year Award, and Debbie Melvin was awarded the Paul Bauman Award of Excellence! Congratulations to you all!


Click HERE to see more pictures.



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EMTAR 2017 Awards Celebration


Don't forget to save the date for 2017 EMTAR Award Celebration!

RSVP Deadline: February 16, 2018

Please call EMTAR 615-758-9851 to RSVP.

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Merry Christmas from EMTAR!


Merry Christmas from the EMTAR Team!

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Annual Election Results

Lyndon LaFevers - EMTAR President for 2018

Our annual election was announced at Membership Meeting on Sept 21, 2017.   President for 2018 is Lyndon LaFevers,  President Elect (President in 2019)  Michael Leach   Recording Secretary Kay Self, BOD to serve 4 year terms are:  Jody Kelley, Eddie Rockensock and Betty Southworth    BOD for DeKalb and Smith Counties:  Kim Bush.    Congratulations to everyone who allowed their names to be on the ballot.

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REALTORS® Raise $1.8M for Storm Victims


The REALTORS® Relief Foundation has collected $1.8 million to help victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, as real estate professionals around the country sprang into action in the wake of the devastating storms. Donations from individuals as well as state and local REALTOR® associations have totaled $1.2 million, and NAR has contributed another $600,000. Every dollar contributed to the REALTORS® Relief Foundation goes directly to disaster relief.

To donate, visit the Realtors Relief Foundation...

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Voting for 2018 Officers and Directors Available September 7th


On line polls will open on September 7, 2017 and will close the night of September 20, 2017. Elections results will be announced at our Membership Meeting on September 21, 2017 at Rutland Place in Mt. Juliet.

Procedure to vote starting Sept. 7,2017:

1)   Click Here  - (

2)   User Name   and Password  (this will be your NRDS #, if you have never used this site before)

3)   Enter the above data  and click LOG IN

4)   On left hand side you will go down til you see Voting and Polls  click on this link

5)   Poll is there,  click on Vote   and  vote and hit submit

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The RMA Family celebrate 30 years of doing business in Wilson County!


The RMA Family gathered yesterday evening to celebrate 30 years of doing business in Wilson County!

Established in 1987, Jere McCulloch and Jody Aulds, partners since 1982, joined their practice with that of former Tennessee State Senator, Robert (Bob) Rochelle, who was licensed in 1969.  With a staff of eight, the law firm offered legal services in a broad range of civil and criminal practice.

Today, Rochelle, McCulloch & Aulds, P.L.L.C. stands as the largest law firm in Wilson County, boasting two offices, 13 practicing attorneys, and 18 staff members.  We are proud to have served Wilson County for 30 years, and look forward to another 30 as RMA continues to grow!  Thank you for continued support.

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Wilson Bank & Trust Promote Amelia Vance to Regional President


Wilson Bank & Trust has promoted Amelia Vance to regional president, a role in which she will oversee the management of five full-service Lebanon branches including the bank's main office.

Vance was named senior vice president of mortgage operations at WB&T in 2014 and began supervising the bank's secondary market mortgage services upon being named manager of the mortgage center in 2007. Since joining WB&T in 1998, her roles have also included assistant mortgage manager, mortgage loan officer and mortgage loan processor. Vance began her career in financial services in 1996.

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Eastern Middle TN. Realtors Awards Scholarships


At the Membership Luncheon on Wednesday June 15th - EMTAR's Scholarship Committee Chairperson, Jeff Jolly presented the following with their scholarships:

$500 Winners:
Isaac Martin, Seth Price, Baily Redmond, Jacob Andrews

$1000 Winners:
Christina Greer & Rachel Fusion

Two recipients of $500 were not present: Maggie Taylor and Allison Rogers

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7 Reasons to Work With a REALTOR® (from Realtor Magazine)

7 Reasons to Work With a REALTOR® (from Realtor Magazine)

REALTORS® aren’t just agents. They’re professional members of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict code of ethics. This is the REALTOR® difference for home buyers:

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Some Great Apps From TAR Convention:

Some Great Apps From TAR Convention:

Beth Ziesenis, your nerdy best friend,  did three sessions at TAR Spring Meetings  this week, here are some apps that Realtors find useful in their daily work process:

Slydial - this app will go directly to the persons voice mail, if you just want to leave a message and do not want to talk to the person.  iPhone and Android  works with

Photomeasure - the app lets you measure a room- easy…..Iphone and Android

Todolist- notes, photos and even audio recordings.  iPhone and Android

Googlephoto - Your photos are now searchable by the people, places and things in them - no tagging required.  iPhone and Android

Microsofttranslator - much improved...enables you to translate text or speech, have translated conversations, and even download languages to use offline.  iPhone and Android

Ava - Ava is the fastest and easiest way to understand and participate in conversations for deaf & hard-of-hearing people.    iPhone and Android

Meetingmogual - MeetingMogul allows you to join any conference call with one-touch, you won’t ever have to remember or enter phone numbers and audio pins to dial into conference calls again. iPhone and Android

Truecaller - Millions of users trust Truecaller for their communication needs, whether it’s identifying unknown calls or blocking spam SMS. It filters out the unwanted, and lets you connect with people who matter.    iPhone and Android

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Eastern Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors 2017 Scholarship Guidelines

Eastern Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors
2017 Scholarship Guidelines

Martin Cummings and Karen Lowe Scholarships:

For the year 2017 we are honored to award two $1000 scholarships and six $500 scholarships in the names of Martin Cummings and Karen Lowe. 

Martin Cummings was a resident of Wilson County and a leader in the real estate business here for many years.  Martin was a very giving man.  He never met a stranger, knew everyone and gave of his time and knowledge. 

Karen Lowe is now celebrating her 30th year as director of EMTAR.  Her leadership has been outstanding during a time of enormous growth and change in the real estate business in Wilson County.  Karen’s enthusiasm is contagious and her encouragement is invaluable to everyone she meets.


To enable the recipient to continue their education in order to pursue their career ambition


The student must be a 2017 graduating senior from a high school in Wilson, DeKalb, or Smith County.  The school may be public, private, or registered home school.  The student must be planning on attending a college, university, or trade school in the Fall of 2017.

Submission Deadline:

Completed application with all enclosures must be submitted by April 15th, 2017.  Incomplete applications, or those received after the submission deadline, will not be eligible for consideration.

Enclosures Required With Application:

  1. Essay (500 words or less) on why you need and deserve this scholarship.
  2. Copy of original high school transcript
  3. 2 letters of recommendation from teachers, school administrators, coaches, pastors, or employers.   Letters must be typewritten and signed, and 150 words or less in length.  Letters should include how long the writer has known the student and in what capacity, a description of the student’s overall character, and why they believe that the student is deserving of the scholarship.  The writer’s email address and phone number must also be included.
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Don't Miss The 2016 Awards Banquet!

Don't Miss The 2016 Awards Banquet!


Banquet February 25, 2017
Cocktails 6:00-7:00
Dinner/Awards/Entertainment 7:00 till....

Formal Dress

Rooms $179 plus taxes total $205.22. To make reservation call 800-228-9290 tell them you are with EMTAR and you will get this rate.  You will have to give them your credit card.  The CUT OFF TO MAKE RESERVATION FOR ROOM IS JANUARY 27TH, 2017 AT 11:59 AM 

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EMTAR Installation Luncheon

EMTAR Installation Luncheon
EMTAR Installation Luncheon
Lebanon Country Club
1300 Coles Ferry Pike
Lebanon, TN 37087
December 08, 2016 @ 11 A.M.
We hope you will join us. This is our yearly luncheon to install our new President, President Elect, Recording Secretary and Directors for 2017, so be sure to make reservations for the EMTAR luncheon.

We are limited in seating to 130 so we absolutely cannot make changes to reservations after December 5th. The reservation cost for the luncheon is $15 and can be paid online. If you make reservations and are unable to attend, please cancel before Monday, December 5th, 4:30 pm.
To make your reservation go to and go to Members Login and if you're signing in for the first time use your NRDS number for the user name and for the password. For Affiliates your user name and password would the initial of your first name and your last name (jdoe) and all would be in lower case.

If you have trouble you can Cher at 615 758-9851 OR e-mail 
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RPAC: Your Best Investment in Real Estate

RPAC: Your Best Investment in Real Estate

Since 1969, the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) has promoted the election of pro-REALTOR®candidates across the United States. The purpose of RPAC is clear: REALTORS® raise and spend money to elect candidates who understand and support their interests. The money to accomplish this comes from voluntary contributions made by REALTORS®. These are not members’ dues; this is money given freely by REALTORS® in recognition of how important campaign fundraising is to the political process. RPAC doesn’t buy votes. RPAC enables REALTORS® to support candidates that support the issues that are important to their profession and livelihood.

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Awards Banquet was Excellent!

Awards Banquet was Excellent!

Awards of Excellence Banquet was held at The Mill on Saturday evening. There were 390 in attendance with 247 Realtors being recognized for their accomplishments for 2015. 

RPAC raised 4900.00. Margaret Dixon, Chairman, Kay Self, Joann Pucciarelli-Moore sold tickets to individual who attended the  banquet.  The two pieces of jewelry were, a Pandora Bracelet, won by Sherry Mullins, Mullins Real Estate and diamond earrings were won by Jason Loggins, Bank of Tennessee.

Congratulation to Debbie Hobbs with Century 21 West Main Realty & Auction!  Debbie Hobbs was selected to receive the Realtor of the Year Award. 

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