Berlin, Md. – Three members of the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) recently achieved the coveted National REALTOR® Emeritus status.

Lester Chandler of Coldwell Banker Residential on 64th Street in Ocean City, Charles “Chuck” Shorley of Shore-Lea Realty in Ocean City, and Michael Weisner of Weisner Real Estate in Salisbury were approved as National REALTOR® Emeritus during the 2017 National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Annual Convention.

A REALTOR® is eligible for Emeritus status after holding membership in NAR and CAR for a cumulative period of 40 years. Emeritus members must also complete at least one year of volunteer service for an NAR committee. However, through 2019, the one-year service requirement may also be met through service at a local or state association.

REALTOR® Emeritus members are no longer required to pay dues to NAR or CAR, and are exempt from NAR’s Code of Ethics Training requirement.

Other Emeritus REALTOR® members of CAR include Randall Bendler of Bendler Realty Corp in Ocean City, James “Bud” Church of Coldwell Banker/Bud Church Realty in Ocean City, Paul Faulstich of Century 21 New Horizon in Ocean City, Frederick Nicoll of Frederick Nicoll and Associates in Ocean City, and Dean Richardson of Richardson Enterprises in Ocean City.

“These members obviously have a true passion for real estate and for the Lower Eastern Shore, having worked in our market for at least the past 40 years,” said CAR President Joel Maher. “We congratulate our new National REALTOR® Emeritus members on this impressive achievement.”

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More about Coastal Association of REALTORS®

Coastal Association of REALTORS® is the leading local advocacy group in the real estate industry on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. Coastal REALTORS® works in partnership with its members to promote home ownership and preserve, protect, and advocate private property rights. The organization supports 1,000 REALTORS® who serve Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties.

For more information on Coastal REALTORS®, visit The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark unique to real estate professionals who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict Code of Ethics.

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