The Montgomery County Board of Realtors is promoting a program called "Friends for a Safe Neighborhood" in conjunction with the Montgomery County Police Department. Individual brokers and sales associates are organizing neighborhood meetings at which an officer from the crime prevention section will instruct citizens on how to improve home security, including the engraving and inventory of valuable possessions. Persons interested in organizing a neighborhood meeting can call the Montgomery police crime section, 279 - 2090.

A seminar on solar energy architecture is being held at 9.30 a.m. today on the Loudoun campus of Northern Virginia Community College. Architects Micheal Steiner and Micheal Albanes will conduct the sessions. The fee is $10 a person or $15 a couple.

Richard Pohick, president of U.S. Lighting Products, will talk about lighting and energy conservation at the dinner meeting Thursday of the Property Management Association at the Golden Ox.

Cameron - Brown Co., a mortgage banking firm, has opened a new income property office in Springfield, Va., headed by Robert J. Raphael.

Housing in Montgomery Couonty will be the topic of a day - long seminar Nov. 5 at Montgomery College sponsored by the League of Women Voters and five county organizations. Topics will range from rent control to fair housing. The $5 fee includes a box lunch. For information, contact Mary Jane Gilliatt, 9512 Byeforde Rd., Kensington, Md. 20795.

Old Line Properties, headed by C. E. Hilton and Ian G. Baube and based in Potomac, has opened an office in Bethesda at 4918 Del Ray Ave. Dee Murphy has joined the firm to head the new office with Baube.

Virginia Bodmer has been installed as president og the Prince George's County Chapter of the Women's Council Realtors. Other officers are Shirley Harrer, Nancy Hancock and Ann Bridges. Real Estate developer Stuart A. Bernstein has been named to the board of trustees of American University. He will serve as first president of the Rho Epsilon (real estate) fraternity at American University.

General Electric Credit Corp. is relocating its eastern real estate financing headquarters from West - port, Conn., to 7101 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Anders J. Maxwell will be in charge.

The Solar Energy Research and Education Foundation has been awarded a $315,900 contract from the Federal Energy Administration to fund a one - year program designed to establish standards of reliability, durability and safety for solar energy equipment.

Metropolitan Solar, Inc., a distributor of energy devics, will conduct free seminars at 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday at the Rockville Ramanda Inn on solar water heating systems, fuel savings and other solar related subjects. For reservations, call 652 - 0480.

A one day seminar on condominium appraisals, sponsored by the International Society of Real Estate Appraisers, will be held Oct. 26 at the Bethesda Holiday Inn. For information call the community services office at Montgomery College, 762 - 1840.*