FCAR Mission Statement
The mission of the Frederick County Association of REALTORS® is to support and enhance its members’ professional objectives and adherence to the Code of Ethics. The Association will achieve its mission by providing quality education for members, promoting professional and ethical behavior, and fostering a positive image within our community. As we look to the future, we look forward to setting goals to assist our members, affiliates, other REALTORS®, and the communities we serve.
FCAR is committed to our community and we strive to promote the role of REALTORS® to the public. Our members work with legislators to be involved in the political process and protecting property rights. FCAR works closely with Maryland REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS® to achieve these goals.
FCAR Membership Benefits at a Glance
FCAR works diligently to provide quality services to our membership. We offer timely and informative continuing education classes that help REALTORS® expand their knowledge and stay up to date on current laws. We offer classes throughout the year. We also offer professional designation programs such as the Graduate REALTOR® Institute and Certified Residential Specialist. All courses are offered to members and non-members. Click HERE for a listing of the current classes.
In addition to an outstanding educational program, FCAR offers its members a weekly newsletter that is filled with association information, helpful tips, reminders, and other pertinent information. Our association holds monthly membership meetings on the first Thursday of the month and has many active committees on which association members serve. You can find a complete list of the FCAR committees by clicking HERE.
The Hardest Working Letter in the Alphabet
Being a REALTOR® means agents must adhere to a strict Code of Ethics that protects clients, the public and other real estate agents. A REALTOR® is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®. The term REALTOR® is a trademark owned by NAR and is protected by federal law.
The REALTOR® trademarks include:
the REALTOR® block “R” logo
To learn more about the by-laws governing our association, click here.
Frederick County Association of REALTORS® supports and defends fair housing. The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting, buying, or securing financing for any housing. The prohibitions specifically cover discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, or the presence of children.
FCAR in the Community
FCAR members are actively involved in serving local communities, both through the association and on their own. Each year, FCAR's Community Service Committee members raise money, collect donations that benefit local Frederick County charities, and donate their time to serve.
The Frederick County Association of REALTORS® Charitable Fund is a component fund of the Community Foundation of Frederick County, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Since 2012, the FCAR has awarded more than $20,000 in grants to various non-profit organizations in Frederick County through this charitable fund. Click HERE for more information about the Community Foundation of Frederick County.
FCAR committees hold many events throughout the year that are designed to serve the community, improve community relations and support our members. Here are a few of the reoccurring events of which FCAR is a part:
Community Service Committee Charity Auction
The annual Charity Auction is an event sponsored by the FCAR Community Service Committee. Proceeds from this event benefit local Frederick County charities.
FCAR’s Annual Trade Show takes place in October at the Frederick Fairgrounds and is put on by the Membership Committee. This event is our way to thank our members for their participation in the association. The event is free to FCAR members and features a catered lunch, networking opportunities with community resources and affiliates, and lots of goodies from affiliate members.
Monthly Soup Kitchen Service Day
On the second Tuesday of each month, FCAR Community Service Committee members serve dinner to 80-100 Frederick County citizens at the Soup Kitchen, operated by Frederick’s Community Action Agency. Committee members spend two hours serving a hot meal to people in the community. After dinner, committee members help clean up. To learn more about the Soup Kitchen, please click here.
Community Service Committee FUNdraiser BBQ
The FCAR Community Service Committee hosts this fun event each summer. Proceeds from this event benefit local Frederick County charities.