COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: Will the Ann Arbor Board of REALTORS waive MLS fees based on the COVID-19 pandemic?

A: There is not a plan in place today to waive dues, MLS & Lockbox fees. The due date for the April 2020 invoice has been extended to May 31st.  As conditions evolve, the Board of Directors and staff will remain in communication, and we expect to make additional decisions at the May 5th Board of Directors meeting.

Q2: Why was the ShowingTime icon removed from the MLS system? 

A: Real estate agents and brokers are currently NOT considered to be “critical infrastructure workers” in the state of Michigan and thus a possible liability for keeping the icon available. We have removed the icon from the MLS system, as have other Multiple Listing Services in Southeast Michigan that we share data with.  You may login directly to Showing Time if you would like to schedule a Virtual Showing if permissible. 

 

Q3: Is AAABOR MLS considering suspending or removing the DOM during the Governor’s executive order?
A: Although this has been a topic of discussion, the belief is that no change should be made to how Days on Market are calculated during this time period.   The number of days that a listing is on the market is valuable information, retaining that information will be an important part of determining how the COVID-19 virus affected the market during this historic time period in world history.

Q4: Is there a restriction on entering listings into the MLS system? 

A: Any new listing is required to be entered within 3 calendar days of receiving all necessary seller signatures.   There are no changes to this policy. 

COVID-19

While the coronavirus is a growing concern across the state and country, The Ann Arbor Area Board of REALTORS® would like to assure members that we are prepared and are closely monitoring the situation. It is our intention to continue to serve our members. In order to do that, our team has a plan in place to ensure the needs of our members can be met. 

Michigan REALTORS Industry Resources COVID-19: https://mirealtors.com/Industry-Resources

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AAABoR COVID-19 Updates: Click to See the Latest 

Letter from President Chrissie George  - Read the Letter

Ann Arbor Area Board of REALTORS® Preparedness & Response Plan

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Keep up to date with NAR's Announcements NAR's Coronavirus Updates and Coronavirus: A Guide for REALTORS® 

Live Streaming Platforms for Virtual Tours & Meetings: Virtual Resources

Help support your local restaurants and order take out! Click for a List of Restaurants 

NAR ONLINE LEARNING: In light of the challenges presented by COVID-19, and its impact on the real estate industry, NAR is taking steps to support members through these uncertain times. The Right Tools, Right Now initiative, which was activated once before in 2009, makes new and existing NAR products and services available for FREE or at significant discounts – right now – and is available to REALTORS® and REALTOR® Associations. See Online Resources 

Earn Your e-PRO Certification! The first part of NAR’s e-PRO® certification provides high-level digital marketing theory, with practical suggestions for its consistent implementation. You will examine the modern consumer and discover how to capture and convert these prospects into clients. You will dive into an overall online marketing strategy that includes how to use content to engage consumers. Earn Your E-Pro Certificate

Take your Professionalism to the next level! In 2018, the National Association of REALTORS® proudly launched Commitment to Excellence (C2EX), a program that empowers REALTORS® to demonstrate their professionalism and commitment to conducting business at the highest standards. Start C2EX Training 

In the event a COVID-19-caused shutdown or work stoppage of a governmental entity or settlement service provider makes it temporarily impossible for either party to perform as required under this Purchase Agreement, or in the event Purchaser or Seller becomes the subject of a medically required quarantine (any of the foregoing, a “COVID-19 Event”), then all then- outstanding contract deadlines may be extended for as long as such COVID-19 Event continues, but in no event longer than thirty (30) calendar days. COVID-19 Purchase Agreement Addendum 

COVID-19 Event Addendum to Purchase Agreement Q & A The purpose of MR’s COVID-19 Addendum is to enable a buyer and seller to agree, at the time the purchase agreement is signed, about what will happen if there is some COVID-19 event that delays the transaction. Addendum Purchase Agreement Q & A

New Billing Schedule

Directors Approve $55 MLS Credit

User fee credit helps segue into the 2020 Four Similar Payment Format

In 2020, MLS user fees along with AAABoR, Michigan REALTOR® and NAR dues for 2021 will be combined into four (4) similar payments payable at the end of January, April, July and October of 2020. The January invoice for Dues and MLS user fees for most members will be $313.25.  Additionally, there will be no charge for January MLS & Lockbox services for current full MLS subscribers ($55.00 credit towards January 2020 MLS & Lockbox services) and no invoices due during the months of November and December 2020.   Additionally, each of the four invoices will include an optional $15.00 RPAC II (issues investment) opportunity rather than the typical $60 ask at the end of the year.

The quarterly invoice for Dues and MLS user fees for most members will be $313.25. Additionally, each of the four invoices will include an optional $15.00 RPAC II (issues investment) opportunity rather than the typical $60 ask at the end of the year. 
 
If your membership qualifies at a different rate such as Emeritus status, Lifetime status, secondary REALTOR® membership or non-REALTOR® subscriber, the total amount invoiced will not change from 2019 but will be divided into 4 equal payments.
 
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Board staff at 734 761-7340.
 
 

Past Presidents

Ann Arbor Area Board of REALTORS® Past Presidents

Year Name Year Name

2018

2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
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2007
2006
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1970
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1968

Jodie Franklin

Ed Ridha
Matthew Miller
Tracey Roy
Nicholas Lacy
Jason Boggs
Linda Lombardini
Kay Merx
Aleksandr Milshteyn
Joe Peoples
James Carey
Timm Williams
Laura Dykstra
Dennis Pearsall
Vance Shutes
Pat Williams
Michele Derr
Tom Whitehouse
Nick Snyder
Susan Snyder
Clark Brown
Dave Kwan
Rick Mangan
Dawn Foerg
Sylvia F. Dowty
Warren D. McLean
H. Barton Hamilton
Rosemary Angel
Rick Jarzembowski
Jean Willing
Franklin D. McVeigh
William Kinley
Beverly Sikorski
Edward Surovell
Robert Andrus
Warren D. McLean
Peter M. Cornell
Frederick E. Moncrieff
David L. Gillies
Janice Caldwell
Jerry Klein
Carolyn Dana Lewis
Robert H. Thornton, Jr.
Richard C. Caldwell
H. Barton Hamilton
Warren D. McLean
Lawrence A. Larson
Jack W. Elliot
Fred Eibler
Charles R. Reinhart
Robert. L. Davis

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1965
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1929
1928
1927
1926
1925
1924
1923
1922
1921
1920
Lyle O. Paige
Philetus E. Spear
Douglas V. Wilson
Harold E. Groves
Ruth J. Hobbs
Harold J. McKercher
Howard V. Walters
Clarence J. Aprill
Donald A. Duncanson
William J. Budzin
Reade S. Pierce
William E. Bush
Bernard E. Harkins
Carl A. Brauer, Jr.
John E. Swisher, Jr.
Roswell P. Dillon
Stewart E. Butts
Wendell W. Hobbs
V.O. Nelson
Stewart E. Butts
Dugald Duncanson
Roy Murphy
Stewart E. Butts
Edwin L. Haab
Alfred E. Shanklin
V.O. Nelson
Bernard E. Harkins
Aaron Gorton
C.J. Tremmel
George Lindley
Bernard E. Harkins
George Lindley
Edward Cooper
J. Karl Malcolm
Roy Holmes
Bernard E. Harkins
Floyd A. Sergeant
Maynard A. Newton, Sr.
George E. Cornell
J. Karl Malcolm
Nathan Konold
C.J. Tremmel
Roy Holmes
Louis C. Andrews
Louis C. Andrews
Bernard E. Harkins
L.D. Carr
L.D. Carr

 

Ypsilanti Board of REALTORS® Past Presidents

Year Name Year Name
1985
1984
1983
1982
1981
1980
1979
1978
1977
1976
1975
1974
1973
1972
1971
1970
1969
1968
1967
1966
1965
1964
Allen Elmer
Frank McVeigh
Larry Collins
Allen Elmer
Bill Cornish
David Hamilton
Marion Starwas
David Simpkins
Gerald Elmer
John Simpkins
Stanley Lund
Wendell Barnes
Lucy Compton
J. Keith Metty
N. Thomas Abercrombie
Harold Lawson
Ruth L. Murray
Glen R. Stout
Maurice Obermeyer
Albert Echert
Maxe Obermeyer
Maxe Obermeyer
1963
1962
1961
1960
1959
1958
1957
1956
1955
1954
1953
1952
1951
1950
1949
1948
1947
1946
1945
1944
1943
Harold Arnett
William Cole
N. Thomas Abercrombie
Herbert F. Murray
J. Bernard Hughes
Paul H. Ehmann
Ward Brown
Julyus A. Kliemann
Fred Noll
Everett C. Edwards
George Robbins
Ross K. Bower
Ross K. Bower
Justin McCaslin
Justin McCaslin
Frank O. Jackson
Ross K. Bower
Clark Greenstreet
Clark Greenstreet
Fred Greenstreet
Fred Greenstreet

 

 

 

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