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Eastern Panhandle Board of REALTORS’ 2018 REALTOR Celebration


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Eastern Panhandle Board of REALTORS®

An experienced real estate agent and broker, Patricia (Trish) Sanderson has facilitated property transactions through Crestar Realty in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, since 2005. Her duties with the firm include performing targeted market analysis and overseeing HOA (homeowners’ association) functions. To augment and inform her professional activities, Patricia Sanderson holds active membership in the Eastern Panhandle Board of REALTORS® (EPBR).

EPBR has promoted growth and development within the real estate industry in northeastern Virginia for more than four decades. As part of these efforts, EPBR recognizes the outstanding achievements of regional real estate professionals through events such as its Annual REALTOR® Celebration.

Sponsored by Integrity Home Mortgage, the 2018 EPBR REALTOR® Celebration took place on March 27, 2018, at Heritage Hall in Inwood, West Virginia. An event that gave industry leaders an opportunity to applaud the accomplishments of their colleagues, it offered special recognition to veteran REALTORS with memberships that stretch three decades or more. The 2018 EPBR REALTOR Celebration also featured dinner and drinks.


Eastern Panhandle Board of REALTORS® Supports Education


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Eastern Panhandle Board of REALTORS®

An accomplished REALTOR® in West Virginia, Patricia “Trish” Sanderson brings more than three decades of experience to her work as a licensed broker and real estate agent with Crestar Realty in Harpers Ferry. An active member of the wider real estate industry, Patricia Sanderson belongs to professional groups and organizations such as the Eastern Panhandle Board of REALTORS® (EPBR).

Since 1977, EPBR has been dedicated to serving the community of REALTORS® in the Eastern Panhandle region of West Virginia while advocating for equal housing and private property rights. The organization supports its members through a combination of networking events, legislative advocacy, and helpful resources.

Additionally, EPBR maintains a robust education program that includes regularly scheduled REALTOR® Education Development Solutions (REDS) luncheons. Held at the board office in Martinsburg, REDS luncheons take place on the second Wednesday of each month from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Each meeting features an expert speaker discussing a different topic related to the real estate industry and offers a free lunch to attendees.

EPBR also supports the education of area students through its scholarship program. Each year, EPBR gives out eight $500 scholarships to graduating area seniors to apply to their higher education expenses.

The 2018 REALTORS Conference & Expo in Boston

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REALTORS Conference & Expo

Residing in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, Patricia “Trish” Sanderson serves as a licensed broker at Crestar Realty. A seasoned real estate professional, Patricia Sanderson is a Realtor and an active member of the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) who adheres to the association’s uncompromising code of ethics.

With 1.3 million members, NAR is the largest trade association in the United States. It advocates the right to own real property and seeks to define and influence the real estate industry, as well as advance the success of its members. NAR will be hosting the REALTORS Conference & Expo on November 2-5, 2018, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

The event features 100 educational sessions, the largest trade show in the industry with over 400 exhibitors, special events, and plenty of opportunities to network. Over the years, those who have attended the annual conference have attested to generating twice the income from real estate than the average NAR member. Participants come from every state in the nation, a number of territories, and also include 1,500 international real estate practitioners from more than 60 countries.

Steps to Earning the Accredited Buyer’s Representative Designation

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Accredited Buyer’s Representative

A West Virginia-based real estate professional, Patricia “Trish” Sanderson has served as a real estate broker at Crestar Realty in Harpers Ferry since 2005. In addition to holding a license as a REALTOR® broker and agent in West Virginia, Patricia Sanderson earned several other credentials, including the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) designation from the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC), a subsidiary of the National Association of REALTORS®.

The ABR designation is a nationally recognized credential designed for real estate professionals who work with buyer-clients. To become an ABR, professionals must first take and pass the ABR Designation Course, which provides education related to building and maintaining a buyer-representation business.

Those who successfully complete the course then have three years to complete other designation requirements. The requirements include taking and passing an ABR elective course offered by REBAC. REBAC offers elective courses on a variety of topics, including short sales and foreclosures, real estate investing, and lead generation.

Those who meet all requirements within a three-year period are awarded the ABR designation.