At the April luncheon, president Shelley Frody and membership chair Kelli Williams, announced a contest to recruit Realtor members to the WCR Western Michigan chapter. This contest runs from 4/16-8/31. If you recruit a Realtor member during this time (must be a Realtor, affiliates do not count sorry), please report it to the membership Chair Kelli Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org. Kelli will keep track of the numbers and the winners will be announced at the September luncheon. The prizes are as follows-
1) Grand Prize- $1500 scholarship to attend the WCR national conference in San Diego, CA. For all the details on this event, please check out this link https://www.wcr.org/events/national-conference/.
2) Second Place- Choice of either 2 tickets to the WCR Holiday Party 2015, or a free tabletop sponsorship at a luncheon (both valued between $100-$120).
3) Third place- the same prize as second place.
To refresh yourself on the many benefits of WCR, please watch and share this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnyGqINwQmk. So get out there and find some Realtors who would enjoy learning and growing with WCR. Good luck!
For the April luncheon, we were pleased to welcome John Bommarito with Attorney's Title Agency. He went over in detail, the new RESPA closing guidelines that will take effect August 1st, 2015. The HUD-1 and GFE forms are going away and will be replaced by the new closing disclosure and loan disclosure forms. Along with these new forms, the new rule requires that final settlement statements must be delivered to the buyer 3 days prior to closing. No more last minute changes. This is important information you need to know before the change happens.