Broward Chapter -

January 2009

Master Brokers: This issue contains several important and time-sensitive updates. Please review carefully.

2009 Membership Dues - Due Jan. 31

Invoices for 2009 Membership Dues were sent on January 6. Dues are $150 and should be mailed to:

C/O Debbie Anderson
Prudential Florida Realty
2780 N. University Drive
Coral Springs, FL 33065

Please note that dues must be received by January 31, 2009.Members whose payments are not received by January 31 will lose their “Active” status, and will be asked to pay a $145 Initiation Fee PLUS the $150 annual dues to maintain membership.

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New Member Reception at The Atlantic - Jan. 22
This event is open to new members (who have joined in the past six months) and to existing members who bring a qualified prospective member with them.

The Reception will be held on Thursday, January 22, 2009, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at THE ATLANTIC RESORT & SPA, 601 N. Ft Lauderdale Beach Blvd.

Exclusive Reception in Penthouse, Featuring “Taste of Trina’s” Menu, Complimentary Valet Parking for All Attendees

Please RSVP to by January 21, following the instructions below:

If you have been a member for LESS than six months, please RSVP accordingly.

If you have been a member for MORE than six months and would like to attend, please reply to this message with:
* your name
* the guest(s) you will be bringing (both/all of you will be added to the guest list, they will NOT need to RSVP themselves)
* their company
* their license number
* their e-mail address
* their mobile phone number

Remember that the prospective members must meet the following qualifications:
* Licensed real estate agent for previous five years
* $5 million or more in sales for five consecutive years
* Strict adherence to the NAR Code of Ethics

2009 Membership Contest!

Do you have colleagues in Broward County who ought to be part of our organization? NOW is the time to recruit them, and to be rewarded with a $100 gift card to YOLO, the hottest new restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale, PLUS recognition in an upcoming issue of Gold Coast Magazine!

Membership Contest Participants will be scored on the basis of the number of qualified applicants referred.

Applications must be submitted by January 31, 2009 and the winner will be announced in February 2009. (Ties will be decided on the basis of earliest entries to the contest.)

To participate, have your qualified candidates complete the online application found at, and make sure they use your name in the "Sponsored By Which MBF Member?" field.



SAVE THE DATE! Next Forum Dinner

The first Forum Dinner of 2009 will be hosted and sponsored by Parkland Reserve, a Centerline Homes community, on Feb. 25. Please mark your calendars now and stay tuned for more details.


The MBF Help Desk

Questions about the MBF web site and how to get the most out of it? MBF Advisory Board Member Jeff Greenberg is here to help! Contact Jeff directly at

Answers to some of the most common questions are below:


As a Master Broker, you have the opportunity to feature the organization's distinctive "MBF" logo on your advertisements, web site, business cards, and other promotional materials. To save the logo below to your computer, simply move your mouse over it, "right click" your mouse, and select "Save Picture As...". (For a high resolution version of the logo, click here.)

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Many of you have been receiving e-mail notices from your fellow Master Brokers regarding new listings and open houses.Have you wondered if you could also send mass e-mails to the entire membership, and how to do so?

It’s EASY!Just follow these simple steps to reach your fellow members:

1.Visit the Master Brokers Forum web site at

2.Scroll to the bottom of the main page and click on

“Member Login”

3.On the next page, type in your e-mail address (the one on file with the MBF) and your password. (Hint: if you STILL have not created your password, the default is “mbf”.Make sure to CHANGE your password under “Edit My Profile” once you’ve logged on with the default.)

4.On the left side of the next page, click on “Member Communications”.

5.On the Member Communications page, you will notice there are two “pull-down” menus.On “By Chapter...” you can select one or all chapters for your message.On “Select Membership Type”, you can choose all types, individuals, partnerships, working or non-working managers, or Sponsor/Developers.

6.After making these selections, simply type your Subject and the body of the message.You can format your copy using the word processing tools on the page.(Hint: you may want to write your copy in Microsoft Word BEFORE logging onto the web site, so you can “copy and paste” once you reach the page.)

7.If you’d like to add an attachment to your mailing, scroll down to the Upload Attachments area, click “browse” and navigate your way to the attachment.

8.When your message is ready, click “Send Email”.That’s it!



When your license number is properly entered, every

listing you have on the MLS is automatically included on

the "MBF Exclusive Property Search". This search can be

accessed by anyone at any time.

1. Follow steps 1-3 above.

2.On the left side of the next page, click on “Edit My


3. Make sure your license number is properly entered in

the appropriate field.

4. Scroll to the bottom of the page, click "Save


Broward Master Brokers Forum Board of Directors


The Broward Master Brokers Forum is generously supported by Wachovia. For all of your mortgage needs, contact Rich Campanella at (954) 647-0106.