* Century 21 Don Gurney, in Annapolis, said seven agents have received awards from Century 21 Greater Maryland Chesapeake Region. Mary Windsor and Cathy Vogel won the Gold Award, while Iokia Walsh and Jack Halpern received the Silver Award. The Sales Achievement Award went to Susan Houser, Susanne Gurney and Chick Weisher.
* Douglas Homes has sold six new homes in October, a monthly record for the Columbia-based builder.
* Help-U-Sell Inc. has opened a store in the Columbia Marketplace at 9400 Snowden River Parkway in Columbia. Dave Eigenbrode is the owner-manager.
* The Prudential Preferred Properties announced that associate broker Jackie Allen has been elected president of the Anne Arundel County Association of Realtors. Ms. Allen has been the top sales agent for Prudential's Annapolis/Eastport office for the past 10 years. She will take office Dec. 1.
* Diana Management Inc. announced that Robert Diana has rejoined the Harford County firm as vice president. Mr. Diana will run the firm's leasing and property management division.
* DR Brasher Architects Inc. has promoted Mark Storch to associate and director of planning and landscape architecture for the Columbia firm.
* Freedmont Mortgage Corp. of Towson promoted Mark Scott to regional manager to head the company's new office in York, Pa. Freedmont specializes in nonconforming loans in both Maryland and Pennsylvania.
* Margaretten Financial Corp. has appointed Adam Rew of Millersville and James F. Sulima of Annapolis loan officers in its Severna Park office. Based in Perth Amboy, N.J., Margaretten provides fixed-rate and adjustable-rate mortgages for single-family home purchases.
* The Prudential Preferred Properties announced that Vicki Moore has joined the Severna Park office in Anne Arundel County.
* Nov. 29: The Maryland, Delaware & District of Columbia Chapter 32 of Realtors Land Institute is sponsoring an accredited seminar from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the conference center at the University of Maryland at College Park. Topics will include agriculture preservation and farmland values in Maryland, small farm viability and aquaculture and alternative agriculture.
The cost is $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers.
Chapter 32 will hold its annual membership meeting, dinner and installation of officers following the seminar. The cost is $30. Call Gene Davies at (800) 283-6031 for reservations.
* Nov. 30: The Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors is holding a course on "The Sales Agent, the Appraiser and the Underwriter: Understanding the Appraisal Process" from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in its auditorium, 1501 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore. The cost is $30 for members and $65 for nonmembers.
* Dec. 2: The Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors will hold a free seminar for first-time homebuyers from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at its auditorium, 1501 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore. To register, contact Kimberly Barker at (410) 462-2500.