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By Sun staff | March 30, 2008
The Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors, founded in 1858 and the oldest real estate board in the country, is marking its 150th anniversary this year. "Part of the significance is that the founding principles at the time are pretty much the founding principles of the national organization at the time," said Vito Simone, president-elect and broker-owner of Simone Real Estate in Pikesville. The early ideas included having ethical business practices, sharing property information and lobbying the legislature.
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December 14, 2011
The Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors announced Dec. 1 that Susan Myszkowski will lead its board of directors as president for 2012. As president of GBBR, she will spearhead its mission to promote ethical and professional standards in real estate sales and law, through professional training, continuing education, community outreach and arbitration services. Myszkowski is a sales associate with Yerman, Witman, Gaines & Conklin Realty in Timonium. She has served with distinction on the Education Committee, Communications Committee, Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Community Service Committee.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Sun Staff Writer | August 16, 1994
The head of a real estate trade group in Plymouth County, Mass., was selected yesterday as executive vice president of the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors, the president of the 4,500-member association announced.Christine A. Vasiliou, executive vice president of the Plymouth County Board of Realtors, will start Sept. 15, said Realtors President Nancy C. Hubble. The group's board of directors and its executive committee unanimously approved a one-year, renewable contract late yesterday.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | September 8, 2011
Charles Willis "Bill" Hammond Sr., the retired longtime executive vice president of the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors, died Sept. 1 at Gilchrist Hospice Care of complications from a fall he suffered last month. The former Roland Park resident was 92. Born in Baltimore and raised on Oak Hill Avenue, he grew up near Green Mount Cemetery. Family members said that as a child he would scale the cemetery wall and play football with neighborhood friends, including Garry Moore, who later became a CBS television game show host, and Joseph Thomas Mardaga, who became Roman Catholic bishop of Wilmington, Del. Mr. Hammond was a 1936 City College graduate and attended Gettysburg College.
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By Trif Alatzas | October 12, 2003
The Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors has scheduled its 17th annual fair for Wednesday in Woodlawn as unprecedented housing sales continue. More than 500 people are expected for the one-day event, which will include seminars to help agents and brokers fulfill their state licensing requirements, networking sessions and vendors who supply services and products for the industry. The group also will hold its annual meeting there. The Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors - founded in 1858 and the oldest real estate board in the country - represents 3,200 agents and brokers in the area.
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By Robert Nusgart and Robert Nusgart,SUN REAL ESTATE EDITOR | October 12, 1997
When Gayle Briscoe took over as president of the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors last October, little did she know that she would be presiding over one of the most turbulent years in recent board history.With the GBBR convention being held Wednesday at the Baltimore Convention Center, a new executive vice president ready to be introduced tomorrow and with her term almost over, she rattles off the adjectives that described the last 12 months:"Challenging. Stimulating. Mind-stretching. Faith-building.
BUSINESS
July 11, 1993
The Sun is working with the Anne Arundel County Associatio of Realtors to provide reports like those supplied for other area counties by the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors. Until the new Anne Arundel reports are available, The Sun will continue to publish summaries of real estate transactions provided by Rufus S. Lusk & Son Inc.
NEWS
May 30, 1998
A photo caption on Page 1C yesterday transposed the identifications for Baltimore County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger and Gilbert Marsiglia, president of the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors. Mr. Marsiglia was on the left.The Sun regrets the errors.Pub Date: 5/30/98
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By Ginger Thompson | November 28, 1990
The Harvest for the Hungry campaign, involving businesses throughout the Baltimore area, kicked off a campaign this week to collect non-perishable foods through the end of the year for Maryland's needy.Despite a poor response to this year's Bags of Plenty campaign, which collected less than half its goal of 650,000 pounds of food, Harvest for the Hungry organizers are optimistic that their network of business people will succeed in reaching its goal of $350,000 in food and money.Larry Adam, who oversees the campaign, said participants include the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors, the Anne Arundel Board of Realtors and the Cecil County Board of Realtors.
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August 19, 1993
Hunter's Mansion, the centerpiece office building in the Hunter Professional Center on Washington Road, is likely to be sold to the Carroll County Board of Realtors.The Westminster building became the property of Taneytown Bank & Trust about five years ago when the bank foreclosed on a loan, said Realtor Michael L. Mason.The property had been on the market for about $299,000."Once we dropped it to $199,000, we had quite a few interested people," Mr. Mason said. "The Board of Realtors got their contract in first."
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By Sun staff | March 30, 2008
The Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors, founded in 1858 and the oldest real estate board in the country, is marking its 150th anniversary this year. "Part of the significance is that the founding principles at the time are pretty much the founding principles of the national organization at the time," said Vito Simone, president-elect and broker-owner of Simone Real Estate in Pikesville. The early ideas included having ethical business practices, sharing property information and lobbying the legislature.
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By Stacey Hirsh and Stacey Hirsh,Sun reporter | January 26, 2007
Four veteran residential Realtors have left their respective agencies to form an independent brokerage, the group announced yesterday. Michael Yerman, Marc Witman and Brandon Gaines, formerly with Long & Foster Real Estate, and Georgeanna Garceau, a former Prudential agent, have created Yerman, Witman, Gaines & Garceau Realty. "We all enjoyed our former brokers but desired to be owners of something that we talked about and toyed with for years but just in the last six months began to coalesce into a real plan," Witman said.
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By Tamara El-Khoury | June 13, 2004
The Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors has named Cindy Ariosa its Realtor of the Year. Ariosa, 44, says she has her trophy displayed in her Long & Foster Real Estate office, where she serves as regional vice president. She is president of the Greater Baltimore Realtors' group. Her resume also includes being a member of the Women's Council of Realtors and the Mid-Atlantic Realty Board of Directors. The Realtors' group also recognized other members: Doug Poole of Long & Foster as Distinguished Realtor Sales Associate; James Matthews of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage for the Community Service Award; Susan Myszkowski of Coldwell Banker as Rookie Realtor of the Year; and Jackie Nelson of Residential Title & Escrow Co. for Affiliate of the Year Award.
BUSINESS
By Trif Alatzas | October 12, 2003
The Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors has scheduled its 17th annual fair for Wednesday in Woodlawn as unprecedented housing sales continue. More than 500 people are expected for the one-day event, which will include seminars to help agents and brokers fulfill their state licensing requirements, networking sessions and vendors who supply services and products for the industry. The group also will hold its annual meeting there. The Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors - founded in 1858 and the oldest real estate board in the country - represents 3,200 agents and brokers in the area.
BUSINESS
By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 15, 2003
Valuing the price of a house is based on a variety of factors including what other homes in the neighborhood have been selling for lately. Homeowners often get their initial figures from a Realtor, who provides a comparable market analysis by assessing a home's location, its amenities and the prices of similar properties sold during the past few months. While this is a good place to start, said Steven VanGrack, outgoing chairman of the Maryland Real Estate Commission, a market analysis is nothing more than an educated estimate.
NEWS
By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF | May 29, 2003
Area real estate brokers will begin marketing city-owned residential properties for a fee under an agreement approved by the city Board of Estimates yesterday. Mayor Martin O'Malley praised the agreement with the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors as a better way to sell vacant city homes than relying on the slow-moving city bureaucracy. "We need to get more of these properties back on the tax roll," O'Malley said of the thousands of vacant houses owned by the city. "We're bad landlords, and we're bad real estate brokers.
BUSINESS
November 10, 2002
Jan Hayden, sales associate and assistant manager with the Ellicott City/Enchanted Forest office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, has been installed as the 2003 president of the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors. Hayden, a 23-year real estate veteran, was the 2002 GBBR president-elect. The Catonsville resident has been honored in the past as the Distinguished Sales Associate by both the Maryland Association of Realtors and the GBBR. She is a life member and past president of the Real Estate Million Dollar Association.
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