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Member Benefits Guide

This is your 2018 Member Benefits Guide. Enjoy!


Member Benefits
Guide - 2016

In 1962 real estate professionals chartered the Centre County Board of REALTORS®,
following guidelines set in 1908, by the founding organization, the National Association of
Real Estate Exchange . . . “For the support and benefit, of its members and the community
at large.”

In 1993, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® approved the request to rename the
Centre County Board of REALTORS® to the Centre County Association of REALTORS®

Of great importance, the designation REALTOR® is not a synonym for a “real estate broker”
or “licensee”, but rather a registered trademark which identifies a real estate professional
who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and bound by its strict
Code of Ethics.

A REALTOR® is automatically affiliated with the Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS®
(PAR) and the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) – the world’s largest
professional trade association. Through this collective membership, REALTORS® are the
“Voice for Real Estate”, promoting the private ownership of real property and the free
enterprise system.


Dear CCAR Member,
Welcome to the Centre County Association of REALTORS® (CCAR).
Your membership in CCAR is a sign of your professionalism and
commitment to being the best in the industry.
I urge you to become involved and learn more about CCAR. There are
many ways to get involved—social events, committees, board
meetings, etc. Discover all that your local, state and national
associations offer to make your business successful.
This Member Benefits Guide is your reference to the many important
services and programs available through CCAR, NAR & PAR. Visit
CCAR’s website—— on the “Member Services”
tab where you’ll find a wealth of information.
Thank you for joining the Centre County Association of REALTORS®. If
you have any questions about your membership benefits, please
contact the CCAR Office at 814-238-7622.

Tommy Songer
Centre County Association of REALTORS®


Meet the 2016 Board of Directors

Tommy Songer Marc McMaster Ellen Kline
President Vice President Past President

Scott Shamrock Dawnyelle Sweeley
Treasurer Secretary


Michelle Swope Cathy Flood
3 Year Director 1 Year Director

Kate Tosto
3 Year Director

Liz Piazza
2 Year Director

Kristin O’Brien Beth Richards
1 Year Director 2 Year Director


CCAR Staff Contact Information

Lyn Gotwalt - Executive Officer

E-mail: or

Phone: (814) 238-7622 ext. 1

Sherri Walker - Member Services Coordinator

E-mail: or
Phone: (814) 238-7622 ext. 2

Amanda Musser - Administrative Assistant

E-mail: or

Phone: (814) 238-7622 ext. 3


2016 President & Executive Officer

Association Office Hours Committees
Monday - Friday Bylaws
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Community Service
Address Education/Orientation
2040 Sandy Drive, Suite D Finance
State College, PA 16803 Government Affairs
Phone: 814-238-7622 Marketing
Mission Statement Multiple Listing System
To provide all members with resources Personnel
and services that promote and maintain Statewide Professional Standards*
the highest ethical and professional Strategic Planning
standards while enhancing and Various Task Forces Created as Needed
advancing the profession and practice
of real estate.



We hold membership luncheons or breakfast through out the year, check our
calendar on our website for upcoming membership luncheons or breakfasts.
As a new member, you can attend your first Membership Meeting for FREE!
 Our Annual Election is held in November, this year’s Election is on

November 14, 2016 at The Penn Stater from 11:30 - 1:00.
Our Annual Holiday Party is held in December, this year’s Holiday Party is
December 1, 2016 at Mountain View Country Club from 6:00—8:30. More
information to follow!
 The 2016 Leadership Summit is August 22-23 in Chicago.
 The 2016 REALTORS® Conference & Expo is November 4-7 in Orlando, FL

**Click here to view 2017 events**
 Triple Play REALTOR® Convention & Trade Expo in Atlantic City on December

5-8, 2016. Official website:
 PAR Business Meetings are held three times annually.


CCAR’s website is a great tool for members to use to sign up for events,
upcoming luncheon and education classes. You’ll also find a list of our
members under the “Our Members” tab. Under the “Member Services”
tab you’ll find useful information such as links to NAR & PAR benefits,
various member resources & relevant information on Code of Ethics and
Professional Standard Processes.
This online news site is your source for real estate news from PAR. features daily news on a variety of industry topics.
Members are encouraged to sign up for a daily news e-mail.
Your one stop information site for tools to protect and promote
homeownership & property investment. Provides resources to register to
vote & tools to aid with the voting process. Provides the ability to
complete calls for action—When Congress is considering legislation that
affects the real estate industry, NAR calls on its members to act. Simply
by contacting your Member of Congress through an e-mail or a phone
call, you can ensure that your business remains strong. NAR members

join together and speak with one loud, powerful voice.


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.

Please keep in mind that you can contribute to RPAC anytime during the



Centre County Association of Realtors® is partnering with Career WebSchool to
offer online real estate courses.

Career Webschool links access:

Pennsylvania Real Estate Courses: Pennsylvania Appraisal Courses:

Sale Pre License Appraisal Qualifying

Broker Pre License Appraisal Continuing Education

Continuing Education Appraisal Exam Prep

Centre County Association of Realtors® is partnering with The CE Shop to offer
online real estate courses.

Click HERE to watch a video featuring Continuing Education products,
or HERE to see the Pre-Licensing products.


Professional Career Learning Academy, Inc.

George Girio | E-Mail:

Phone: (570) 326-7027 | Website:





Supra's eKEY® Basic software turns your
smartphone into a lockbox key and brings a set of
useful tools to your business. With eKEY Basic you
 Send and receive real-time information such as

showing notifications using your smartphone's
Internet connection
 Manage lockboxes and track them by MLS ID,
address, and keybox number
 Browse SupraWEB on your smartphone
 Send showing feedback while still at the house
with the potential buyer

A tool that works for you!
 eKEY Software updates automatically, all you have to do is open

your Supra eKEY app before leaving your office for your
appointment & your eKEY will be up to date!
 The eKEY runs off of BlueTooth, therefore you do NOT need to have
cell phone service for your eKEY to work. As long as you have
updated your key before you got out of cell phone service, you are
good to go!
 You can easily change lockbox settings.
 Beam specific showing notes, listing highlights and your business
card into your iBoxes.
 Change your own shackle codes & Pin Numbers.


eKEY Compatible Devices for iBox Products

To see compatible phones and tablets, click on your operating system below.

AndroidTM Apple® BlackBerry®

Visit for more information

SUPRA eKEY Feedback

Tommy Songer - CCAR’s President: “I love the eKey feature on our new Bluetooth

lockboxes. I used have the display key and although it worked well there was always the
inconvenience of updating your key every week. As was typical with most agents, I would forget to
update my key and show up at a listing and not be able to get into the home. As a listing agent, it
could be up to a week before I was able to get information on showings through the Supra web
system and programming lockboxes for schedules and other features was a pain. The new eKey
solves all of these problems by automatically updating itself every time you open the app. Also,
programming lockboxes, checking inventory and reading activity is very easy using the app. I often
promote these features when on listing appointments to ensure the owners that their home would be
secure and that we can track any showings if there are issues. It is certainly better than the old
combo boxes that we’ve used years ago and couldn’t imagine not having the convenience and
security that the lockbox system provides.”

Marc McMaster - CCAR’s Vice President: “Works great, it’s always synced (for the most part)

and you always have it with you. I didn’t like having a separate device that I had to sync and charge
and also remember where it was.”

Ellen Kline - CCAR’s Past President: “I just switched in the last year or so. Easy to use,

never forget it (who forgets their phone) no updating or forgetting then having to call for a code. I
don’t know why anyone would not use e key!”


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