Women Council of Realtors, Millsboro partnering on expo

MILLSBORO – Sussex County’s Women’s Council of Realtors is teaming up with the town of Millsboro for the first Building and Real Estate Expo.

The event, set for Saturday, Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Millsboro Town Center, is open to the public with free admission.

Display space is free to vendors.

Tammy Rust, education and program director for the Women’s Council of Realtors, pitched the expo proposal at Millsboro town council’s Aug. 6 meeting. Council agreed to be a co-sponsor.

Formed in 1938, the Women’s Council of Realtors is a network of successful REALTORS®, advancing women as professionals and leaders in business, the industry and the communities they serve.

“It continues to be very relevant nationwide in the industry. We share experiences, skills, perspectives, education, so we provide working with the public,” said Ms. Rust. “We have a lot of affiliates which are lenders, anybody that is pertinent to the real estate business can sign on as an affiliate. We are growing by leaps and bounds.”

Ms. Rust said one of the women’s council’s requirements is an “industry” event. Discussion has been in the works for about a year, she said.

“What they consider a classified industry event is … we have to provide it to the public. We have to do some form of education,” said Ms. Rust. “As an industry event we have to involve the public, we have to involve all aspects.”

Ms. Rust said interest feelers were sent out to insurance agencies, banks, builders, DelDOT, appraisers and others and feedback is that many businesses are willing to participate.

With the town on board as a co-sponsor there will be no rental fee for use of the town center’s conference facility.

“If we are a co-sponsor of this, it is our event,” said town councilman Larry Gum. “Otherwise, it would be a problem.”

“If the town signs onto it there is no question about the fee,” said town councilman Tim Hodges. “It does sound to be aligned with what the council has been looking to do for quite some time.”

News Editor Glenn Rolfe can be reached at grolfe@newszap.com

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