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Congratulations to Karen Lowe, EMTAR's CEO for 32 years before retiring earlier this year, for receiving the Bill Tune Award from TREC! This prestige award is given only to individuals who represent the highest ideals of dedicated service and professionalism in Real Estate education.
The RPAC Auction was a success! Thank you to everyone who attended, donated and provided auction items. With your help we raised $16,215 for RPAC!!! That is double the amount that was raised at last year's auction.
Also a very big thank you to our RPAC Committee for all of your hard work!!! And congratulations to Margaret Dixon with Crye-Leike REATORS® who was awarded with REALTOR® Emeritus Status for her 40 years as a REALTOR® member plus her service to the association.
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TAR has put out an Spam Email alert. Please see alert below and screenshot.
Dear Tennessee REALTOR®,
A number of members have reported receiving an email today from Leon Dickson, Sr., via We Transfer, with a prompt to "Get your files". (See screenshot below.) If you receive this, please DELETE it and DO NOT RESPOND. This is a fake/hack/spam message and is not a legitimate request.
EMTAR will be implementing a new Association Database Management platform at the end of this month. Because of this launch, payment of services (e.g. membership applications, education, luncheons, signs, etc.) will be non-accessible from May 30th - June 4th. The EMTAR Office will still be open, however, payment processing will not be available.
We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
Buzz Steele, CEO
June 12th Transaction Desk Classes- These are the last transaction desk classes at EMTAR for 2018!
"Basic" is from 9:00-12:00 and "Advanced" is from 1:00-4:00. The classes are 3 CE hours each and are $30 a piece. The instructor for the day is Brent Maybank.
If you receive an email titled "Opening For Members of Eastern Middle Tennessee Association of REALTORS®" delete it immediately and do not open the attachment. This email is not from EMTAR.
NAR has also issued a Email Scam Alert-
Members should be aware of a suspicious email being deployed with the subject line: "ANNUAL REPORT TO ALL MEMBERS OF NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTOR (NAR)" from the email address firstname.lastname@example.org Please note that official NAR emails will come from a realtor.org or realtors.org email address and include proper branding, messaging, contact information and opt-out provisions. NAR has already reached out to the domain provider to report this issue. Do not click on any links within this email.
For more information on cyberscams and cybersecurity best practices, visit nar.realtor.
Congratulations to Judy C. Cox and Mike Cox with Exit Rocky Top Realty- C&D Team for receiving the Lifetime Member Award from the Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce! And congratulations to Wes Dugan with TN Farm Bureau Insurance for being awarded the Business Person of The Year! We are so proud of you all!
Congratulations to our Rookie of The Year- Casey Sumrell Monette with Capital Real Estate!! Casey obtained her real estate license in April 2017. She was born and raised in Lebanon, and is married with three children. Congratulations Casey!
Congratulations to our REALTOR® of The Year- Lisia Fertig Tucker with Parks Realty!! She serves on the EMTAR Board of Directors and is the Chairman of the Membership Committee. She also owns Aqua Belle Day Spa in Mount Juliet. Congratulations Lisia!
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.
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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!
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