Member News – September 10

Save the Date: Member Mixer

September 25, 2014 – At the Grog in Newburyport

Join your fellow REALTORS and Affiliates for a bit of ‘grog’ and refreshments.  Always a fun, informal event.  Each month our generous affiliates host this mixer and provide the refreshments and raffles.  More details on sponsors for this month will be published when available.

Broker Open Houses each Thursday

REMINDER:  Please list your Broker Open houses in MLS PIN using the bus icon no later than Wednesday noon each week.  Note: If you wish to promote a luncheon, please be sure to send your flyer in jpeg format to GNAR before noon on Wednesday.

LUNCHEONS on Thursday, September 11

49 FatherlandGretchen Maguire invites you to visit 49 Fatherland, Newbury, from 12-1pm for Open House luncheon, offered at $725,000.

Gretchen Maguire, RE/MAX On the River
(617) 688-5290

 

5 65th street luncheon flyer 7 collins luncheon flyer

 

 

 

(double click flyer image for full size or to print a copy)

EDUCATION AT GNAR

Now enrolling:

  • Residential New Construction RE46R05
  • Investment RE Cash Flow Analysis RE68C11

Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI)
offered in Six Modules….gri_banner_14_5

 NOW ENROLLING:
Have you been considering getting the GRI designation?  The GRI program is underway and in October, GNAR will host one of the modules.  To obtain your GRI, contact the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS or visit  the new GRI website.

Who is it for?

Earning the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation is a way to stand out to prospective home buyers and sellers as a REALTOR® who has gained in-depth market knowledge, increased proficiency in a broad array of subjects to enhance professionalism and business success.

For details on the classes in October at GNAR:  https://marealtorportal.ramcoams.net/Education/Registration/Details.aspx?cid=ee4a6e1b-322d-4088-abe2-9f485d3af1fa

MLS PIN Classes Offered
Monthly at GNAR

Getting Started: Searching the System Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 09/24/2014 9:30 AM Sign Up
Getting Started: Contact Management Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 09/24/2014 1:00 PM Sign Up
Getting Started: Contact Management Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 10/28/2014 9:30 AM Sign Up
VOW: Getting Started with your Virtual Office Website Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 10/28/2014 12:30 PM Sign Up

Community News . . . . .

The Pink Collar Comedy Tour to Benefit GNOCA
Greater Newburyport Ovarian Cancer Awareness

Newburyport Firehouse Center for the Arts

One Market Square, Newburyport …this Friday, September 12, 2014 – 7:00 PM
Laugh yourself silly…

with the fabulously funny foursome from the New York City stand-up comedy scene!

Light refreshments at 7:00 PM
Performance at 7:30 PM

Reception to follow the performance

Tickets:  $25 (they are selling fast, don’t wait!)
978-462-7336 or on-line at www.firehouse.org
Hope to see you there!

For more information, call Deb Green 978-225-6700 or email info@ocawareness.org

Register now for the GNOCA 5K Run/Walk in Honor of Jackie Poor & Paula Holm – Sunday, September 28, 2014

You’re invited to enjoy a 5K run or family-friendly stroll through scenic Newburyport, starting and ending at Michael’s Harborside. Preregister on-line by Friday, September 26, at noon or register (beginning at 8:30 a.m.) on race day. Click here for more information or to register.

Mark your calendar for other upcoming events:

  • Newburyport Farmer’s Market: September 7
  • Performance at the Firehouse: The Pink Collar Comedy Tour, September 12
  • 5K Run/Walk in Honor of Jackie Poor & Paula Holm, Sunday, September 28

Thank you to everyone who is involved in raising awareness of ovarian cancer in Greater Newburyport! Our efforts are helping women to recognize signs sooner, seek treatment earlier, and potentially saving lives!

 

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Member News – September 4

GNAR September Member Meeting 

Tomorrow – September 4, 2014 – Speaker Jon Mitton

Refreshments at 8:45am – Speaker at 9:00am

Learn more about Indoor Environmental 

ENVIROMENTAL PROGRAM | MOLD REMOVAL | BACTERIA ELIMINATION

Certified, Licensed, Experienced Professionals

With more than 30 years of experience in remediation, real estate, building sciences, construction, repair and restoration, Indoor Environmental is proud to be licensed and certified in the following areas:

  • Certified Mold Inspectors (CMI)
  • Certified Mold Remediation Contractors (CMRC)
  • Unrestricted building Contractors License

Our Primary Goals –

  • Provide a clean and healthy environment for our customers
  • Perform our services in a non-invasive manners
  • Avoid removal of building materials unless there is physical or structural damage
  • Provide a permanent solution

Indoor Environmental has unique, organic solutions to remedy mold issues.  Come here more about it.

Broker Open Houses

Please check MLS PIN each week for the Broker Open Houses scheduled for Thursdays. List your Broker Open houses in MLS PIN using the bus icon no later than Wednesday noon each week.  Note: If you wish to promote a luncheon, please be sure to send your flyer in jpeg format to GNAR before noon on Wednesday.

BROKER OPEN HOUSE LUNCHEON
Thursday, September 4, 2014

109 Moulton Street, West Newbury – $899,900
Noon to 1:30 pm – Poolside Luncheon
Catered by Carry Out Cafe and Hosted by Gretchen Maguire

109 Moulton West Newbury Luncheon
(double click flyer image for full size or to print a copy)

 

 

EDUCATION AT GNAR

Now enrolling:

  • 9/8 Two CEU Class offerings (MA CEU credit only) with instructor Lawrence Kady of the National Assoc of Home Builders
    • Residential New Construction RE46R05
    • Investment RE Cash Flow Analysis RE68C11

To enroll for the above classes visit:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/september-8-ceu-classes-ma-only-tickets-12855614489

Opening for enrollment soon….

  • 9/22 Two CEU Class offerings with instructors Kevin Gannon of Wells Fargo and Wendy Dickes of Regency Mortgage
    • Veteran’s Administration Loans  RE73R11 (Gannon)
    • Resldientail Morgage Loan Market/Credit Today RE47R05 (Dickes)

Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI)
offered in Six Modules….gri_banner_14_5

 NOW ENROLLING:
Have you been considering getting the GRI designation?  The GRI program is underway and in October, GNAR will host one of the modules.  To obtain your GRI, contact the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS or visit  the new GRI website.

Who is it for?

Earning the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation is a way to stand out to prospective home buyers and sellers as a REALTOR® who has gained in-depth market knowledge, increased proficiency in a broad array of subjects to enhance professionalism and business success.

For details on the classes in October at GNAR:  https://marealtorportal.ramcoams.net/Education/Registration/Details.aspx?cid=ee4a6e1b-322d-4088-abe2-9f485d3af1fa

The GRI program covers many in its series of courses for those who are looking to become more successful, professional, and knowledgeable about the industry. The GRI program focuses on:

-New technology
-Marketing yourself/business
-Specific sales techniques
-Environmental issues, and more….

GRI courses are taught by real estate practitioners, who are seasoned instructors and experts in these fields. They provide students with first-hand, personal experiences while demonstrating the true results of success.

How the Graduate REALTOR® can increase your value:

GRI courses are designed to provide agents with the permanent skills needed for longevity. The consumer could see an agent in a different light– they will feel comfortable hiring YOU versus an untrained licensee. After taking the GRI courses, new and long term REALTORS® will be confident in themselves, and have a heightened knowledge of the competitive and changing real estate industry.

Extra perks the Graduate REALTOR®  offers:

– The GRI courses are designed to meet the lifestyle and budget of today’s REALTOR®.
– One GRI course can offer 2-10 Continuing Education credits.
– GRI courses provide valuable networking opportunities. During these live courses students meet fellow agents and develop strong referral business.

MLS PIN Classes for September

Course Site Date & Start Time
Getting Started: Searching the System Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 09/24/2014 9:30 AM Sign Up
Getting Started: Contact Management Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 09/24/2014 1:00 PM Sign Up

 

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Member News – August 27

GNAR Survey currently underway….

Thank you to all that have completed the survey published last week.  If you did not receive it, check your spam filter or contact GNAR.  We’ve had a great response so far and look forward to publishing the results in the coming weeks.  The survey will also be used for a Strategic Planning session in September, so your input is invaluable.  You still have time to submit your response, and be eligible for a $25  Newburyport Chamber gift card drawing, by August 29.

Member Meeting next Thursday 9/4

Summer is winding down, students are heading back to school, and things are happening at GNAR!  Mark your calendars for these dates for September:

  • 9/4 Monthly Member Meeting w/Speaker at GNAR at 9am
    (note:  the specifics on speaker and topic are pending)REGISTRATION FOR THE FOLLOWING CLASSES OPENS TOMORROW:
  • 9/8 Two CEU Class offerings (MA CEU credit only) with instructor Lawrence Kady of the National Assoc of Home Builders
    • Residential New Construction RE46R05
    • Investment RE Cash Flow Analysis RE68C11
  • 9/22 Two CEU Class offerings with instructors Kevin Gannon of Wells Fargo and Wendy Dickes of Regency Mortgage
    • Veteran’s Administration Loans  RE73R11 (Gannon)
    • Resldientail Morgage Loan Market/Credit Today RE47R05 (Dickes)

Broker Open Houses

Please check MLS PIN each week for the Broker Open Houses scheduled for Thursdays. List your Broker Open houses in MLS PIN using the bus icon no later than Wednesday noon each week.  Note: If you wish to promote a luncheon, please be sure to send your flyer in jpeg format to GNAR before noon on Wednesday.

BROKER OPEN with/Danish TOMORROW – August 27, 2014
111 Ferry Road, Unit A, Newburyport – 10-11AM
(double click flyer image for full size or to print a copy)

Broker Open House - Kim Ferry Road

 

Community News

Save the date for Sunday, August 31, to attend the Newburyport Lantern Festival at the Bartlett Mall.  In the Asian tradition, friends and families will gather to remember loved ones and make wishes for the future.  Live performances, picnicking, and lantern decorating will take place at the Mall.  Suggested donation to benefit Ovarian Cancer Awareness of Greater Newburyport is only $10.  For additional info, please feel free to contact GNAR member, Ann Marie Salmon, or email info@ocawareness.org.

FROM NAR . . .

.REALTOR Domain Available Oct. 23
NAR’s .REALTOR top-level domain will be available October 23 to members of NAR and the Canadian Real Estate Association. The domain will also be made available to state and local REALTOR® associations, association multiple listing services, affiliated institutes, societies and councils, and NAR strategic business partners. More<http://enews.realtor.org/a/hBT9N6dB8fW5BB876IiAAAY3Wiw/ae16>. Additional info is in a press release<http://enews.realtor.org/a/hBT9N6dB8fW5BB876IiAAAY3Wiw/ae12>

 

Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI)
offered in Six Modules….gri_banner_14_5

 Have you been considering getting the GRI designation?  The GRI program is underway and in October, GNAR will host one of the modules.  To obtain your GRI, contact the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS or visit  the new GRI website.

Who is it for?

Earning the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation is a way to stand out to prospective home buyers and sellers as a REALTOR® who has gained in-depth market knowledge, increased proficiency in a broad array of subjects to enhance professionalism and business success.

For details on the classes in October at GNAR:  https://marealtorportal.ramcoams.net/Education/Registration/Details.aspx?cid=ee4a6e1b-322d-4088-abe2-9f485d3af1fa

The GRI program covers many in its series of courses for those who are looking to become more successful, professional, and knowledgeable about the industry. The GRI program focuses on:

-New technology
-Marketing yourself/business
-Specific sales techniques
-Environmental issues, and more….

GRI courses are taught by real estate practitioners, who are seasoned instructors and experts in these fields. They provide students with first-hand, personal experiences while demonstrating the true results of success.

How the Graduate REALTOR® can increase your value:

GRI courses are designed to provide agents with the permanent skills needed for longevity. The consumer could see an agent in a different light– they will feel comfortable hiring YOU versus an untrained licensee. After taking the GRI courses, new and long term REALTORS® will be confident in themselves, and have a heightened knowledge of the competitive and changing real estate industry.

Extra perks the Graduate REALTOR®  offers:

– The GRI courses are designed to meet the lifestyle and budget of today’s REALTOR®.
– One GRI course can offer 2-10 Continuing Education credits.
– GRI courses provide valuable networking opportunities. During these live courses students meet fellow agents and develop strong referral business.

MLS PIN Classes for September

Course Site Date & Start Time
Getting Started: Searching the System Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 09/24/2014 9:30 AM Sign Up
Getting Started: Contact Management Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 09/24/2014 1:00 PM Sign Up

 

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Member News – August 20

Member Mixer TONIGHT

August Mixer WEDNESDAY, August 20th
Join fellow GNAR Affiliate and REALTOR® members at Michaels Harborside after work today at 5:30pm to share food, fun, and business networking.  As always, great raffles will provided by our generous affiliates.  Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.

Thank you to the following refreshment sponsors:

  • Mike Galatis at Fairway Mortgage
  • Jay Gallagher at Washington Trust Company
  • Kristen Leone at Property North Appraisals, Inc.

Raffle Drawings this month are generously provided by:

  • Lance Adie at Bank of America
  • Wendy Dickes at Regency Mortgage

Nominations for GNAR
Board of Directors and Officers
Applications accepted 
thru 5pm today 

The extended deadline ends today for your submission for openings on the 2015 Slate of Officers.  This process, which occurs every year, allows for any GNAR Realtor member interested in serving on the Board, to submit their interest.  Our organization, a volunteer-based association, needs ongoing participation.  We hope that you submit yourself or another candidate to help move the association forward in 2015 and beyond.

Submissions received are reviewed by the nominating committee, then the Slate of Officers is sent to all members 30 days prior to the GNAR Annual Membership Meeting (scheduled for October 16).  Please submit on behalf of yourself or another qualified candidate for the openings.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Broker Open Houses

Please check MLS PIN each week for the Broker Open Houses scheduled for Thursdays. List your Broker Open houses in MLS PIN using the bus icon no later than Wednesday noon each week.  Note: If you wish to promote a luncheon, please be sure to send your flyer in jpeg format to GNAR before noon on Wednesday.

BROKER LUNCHEON TOMORROW – August 21, 2014
25 Rolfes Lane, Newburyport – Noon to 1pm….
(double click flyer image for full size or to print a copy)

RolfesLaneluncheonflyer

 

Community News

Save the date for Sunday, August 31, to attend the Newburyport Lantern Festival at the Bartlett Mall.  In the Asian tradition, friends and families will gather to remember loved ones and make wishes for the future.  Live performances, picnicking, and lantern decorating will take place at the Mall.  Suggested donation to benefit Ovarian Cancer Awareness of Greater Newburyport is only $10.  For additional info, please feel free to contact GNAR member, Ann Marie Salmon, or email info@ocawareness.org.

FROM NAR . . .

.REALTOR Domain Available Oct. 23
NAR’s .REALTOR top-level domain will be available October 23 to members of NAR and the Canadian Real Estate Association. The domain will also be made available to state and local REALTOR® associations, association multiple listing services, affiliated institutes, societies and councils, and NAR strategic business partners. More<http://enews.realtor.org/a/hBT9N6dB8fW5BB876IiAAAY3Wiw/ae16>. Additional info is in a press release<http://enews.realtor.org/a/hBT9N6dB8fW5BB876IiAAAY3Wiw/ae12>

Brown, New HUD Chief Castro in Live Webcast
Hear directly from the newest HUD Secretary during a live webcast featuring NAR President Steve Brown and new HUD Secretary Julián Castro.  During the webcast, they’ll discuss the policy issues that affect REALTORS®, their clients, and the real estate market. The webcast is Tuesday, August 26, at 4 p.m., Eastern Time. Register and share link.

FROM MAR . . .

MAR Conference & Tradeshow

Posted: 31 Jul 2014 08:30 AM PDT

Tickets are selling fast so don’t forget to sign up for this year’s Conference & Tradeshow back at the Seacrest! Leading national speaker Stefan Swanepoel will return as well as new top speakers like Leigh Brown, Max Pigman, Jimmy Mackin, and many more. The fantastic one day tradeshow will also feature returning and new vendors, […]

 MLS PIN Classes for August

Course Site Date & Start Time
CMAs and Market Reports Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 08/26/2014 9:30 AM Sign Up
Moving Forward: Listings Management, Public Records, and More Tools Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 08/26/2014 1:00 PM Sign Up
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Member News – August 13

Nominations for GNAR
Board of Directors and Officers
Forms Deadline Extended
thru August 20th

An email was sent to all GNAR Realtor members detailing the positions open for the 2015 Slate of Officers.  This process, which occurs every year, allows for any GNAR Realtor member interested in serving on the Board, to submit their interest.  Our organization, a volunteer-based association, needs YOU, our members, participation.  We hope that you submit yourself or another candidate to help move the association forward in 2015 and beyond.

Submissions received are reviewed by the nominating committee, then the Slate of Officers is sent to all members 30 days prior to the GNAR Annual Membership Meeting (scheduled for October 16).  Please submit on behalf of yourself or another qualified candidate for the openings.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Broker Open Houses

There are no Broker Open Houses scheduled in MLS PIN for this Thursday (tomorrow).  Please be sure to list your Broker Open houses in MLS PIN using the bus icon by Wednesday noon each week.  Note: If you wish to promote a luncheon, please be sure to send your flyer in jpeg format to GNAR before noon on Wednesday.

Community News

2014 Weekend Motorcycle Rally and 15th Annual “Nelson’s Ride!
Friday, August 15th through Sunday, August 17th, 2014

At The Topsfield Fairgrounds in Topsfield, MA

The ride starts at the Topsfield Fairgrounds at noon and rides through several communities (potentially tying up traffic on RT 1A, 133, and 97, as well as, several secondary roads until 2pm).  Please keep this in mind when considering whether to have an open house on this route).   Say hello to GNAR member, Kelly Martinson, who will be selling raffle tickets at the event.

You can buy your advance tickets, t-shirts, and raffle tickets online…NOW!

Click here for all the available details on our Facebook Event Page for “Bikers Helping Bikers 2014 Weekend Motorcycle Rally 8/15-8/17“ or to see the ride route at www.massmsf.org or www.ridershelpingriders.org.

FROM MAR . . .

Have you learned how to use the MAR Housing Data, including the new Market One Sheet, sortable stats and co-brandable local market data?  This concise video explains it all  in just a few easy steps.  http://youtu.be/TOzCOuMsk2o

Please note you can find the GNAR Update under the MARKET REPORTS tab on our website as well.

MAR Conference & Tradeshow

Posted: 31 Jul 2014 08:30 AM PDT

Tickets are selling fast so don’t forget to sign up for this year’s Conference & Tradeshow back at the Seacrest! Leading national speaker Stefan Swanepoel will return as well as new top speakers like Leigh Brown, Max Pigman, Jimmy Mackin, and many more. The fantastic one day tradeshow will also feature returning and new vendors, […]

Affiliate Mixer 

August Mixer WEDNESDAY, August 20.
Join fellow GNAR members at Michaels Harborside at 5:30pm to share food, fun, and business networking.  As always, great raffles will provided by our generous affiliates.  Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.

Thank you to the following sponsors for the upcoming August event:

  • Michael Galatis, Fairway Independent Mortgage
  • Kristen Leone, Property North Appraisals
  • Donna Pisciotta, Dalton and Finegold
  • Jay Gallagher, Washington Trust Mortgage Company

 MLS PIN Classes for August

Course Site Date & Start Time
CMAs and Market Reports Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 08/26/2014 9:30 AM Sign Up
Moving Forward: Listings Management, Public Records, and More Tools Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 08/26/2014 1:00 PM Sign Up
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Member News – August 6

RESCHEDULED: Affiliate Mixer 

August Mixer – Mark your calendar for WEDNESDAY, August 20.
Join fellow GNAR members at Michaels Harborside at 5:30pm to share food, fun, and business networking.  As always, great raffles will provided by our generous affiliates.  Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.

Thank you to the following sponsors for the upcoming August event:

  • Michael Galatis, Fairway Independent Mortgage
  • Kristen Leone, Property North Appraisals
  • Donna Pisciotta, Dalton and Finegold
  • Jay Gallagher, Washington Trust Mortgage Company

Broker Open Houses

Please be sure to list your Broker Open houses in MLS PIN using the bus icon.  If you wish to promote a luncheon, please be sure to send your flyer in jpeg format to GNAR before noon on Wednesday.

Visit this Broker Open House Luncheon from Noon to 1pm
27 Summer

27 Summer Street, Newburyport MA – 12-1pm
Sandy Berkenbush, Stone Ridge Properties
978-463-4322

Congratulations to GNAR
on EXCEEDING RPAC Goals

Congratulations to GNAR on EXCEEDING both the Participation Goal at 37% (highest of all MA Associations)and fundraising goal at 107% (second in the State).  Your voluntary RPAC contributions support the important legislative issues that impact the industry.  Thank you to those that have contributed and continue each year.  

Way to go!

FROM MAR:

MAR Conference & Tradeshow

Posted: 31 Jul 2014 08:30 AM PDT

Tickets are selling fast so don’t forget to sign up for this year’s Conference & Tradeshow back at the Seacrest! Leading national speaker Stefan Swanepoel will return as well as new top speakers like Leigh Brown, Max Pigman, Jimmy Mackin, and many more. The fantastic one day tradeshow will also feature returning and new vendors, […]

What’s being said in the media: June 2014 home sales
Posted: 31 Jul 2014 07:28 AM PDT

Here are the articles and posts that resulted from the release of our June 2014 housing data. We’ll continue to update this post as more articles become available. Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Report: Mass. Single-Family Home Prices Rose, Sales Fell Slightly CBS Boston (AP)  Massachusetts single-family home sales post ‘modest’ gain in June, the Warren […]

REMINDER:
Nominations for GNAR
Board of Directors and Officers
Due by August 13

An email was sent to all GNAR Realtor member detailing the positions open for the 2015 Slate of Officers.  This process, which occurs every year, allows for any GNAR Realtor member interested in serving on the Board, to submit their interest.  The submissions are then reviewed by the nominating committee and the Slate of Officers is sent to all members 30 days prior to the GNAR Annual Membership Meeting scheduled for October 16.  Please submit on behalf of yourself or another qualified candidate for the openings.

 MLS PIN Classes for August

Course Site Date & Start Time
CMAs and Market Reports Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 08/26/2014 9:30 AM Sign Up
Moving Forward: Listings Management, Public Records, and More Tools Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 08/26/2014 1:00 PM Sign Up
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Member News – July 30

Cancelled: Affiliate Mixer July 31

We have decided to cancel the monthly Affiliate Mixer on Thursday, July 31 at Michael’s Harborside.  Watch for details on the event which has been moved forward to August due to all the festivities with Yankee Homecoming this week.

Broker Open Houses

Please be sure to list your Broker Open houses in MLS PIN using the bus icon.  If you wish to promote a luncheon, please be sure to send your flyer in jpeg format to GNAR before noon on Wednesday.

Visit the following Broker Open Houses –  Thursday, July 30

Luncheon
5 Pennycook Way,  Amesbury (12-1:30)

Stop by for lunch at 5 Pennycook Way in the one-of-a-kind South pennycookHampton Woods development. We have a new price and a new roof. Great family neighborhood, fantastic neighbors, close to schools and Amesbury’s vibrant downtown. Enter to win a restaurant gift certificate to Amesbury’s CRAVE restaurant.
Offered at $477,000 by Donna McClure, Heritage Realty, (617) 512-4400

Dessert
One Ellis,  Amesbury (12:30-2:00)

After lunch at 5 Pennycook Lane please stop by for amazing desserts pennycook and ellisand delicious coffee from 12:30 to 2:00 at 1 Ellis Court, NEW BUILD, on wonderful alcove street steps from Amesbury’s fabulous restaurants and one of a kind shops! Enter to win one of several gift certificates from a local restaurant, shop or coffee house – a total of five gift certificates will be raffled, including Ovedia Artisan Chocolates, No. 8 Kitchen and Spirits, Gourmet Any Day, Nest (Amesbury & Andover) & Morning Buzz. ONLY 2 of 5 NEW HOMES LEFT!  Hope to see you!
Offered at $439,000 by Mary Parisella, Keller Williams, (978) 998-1560

Nominations for GNAR
Board of Directors and Officers
Requested by August 13

An email will be sent to all members tomorrow which details the available positions open for the 2015 Slate of Officers.  This process, which occurs every year, allows for any GNAR member interested in serving on the Board, to submit their interest.  The submissions are then reviewed by the nominating committee and the Slate of Officers is sent to all members 30 day prior to the GNAR Annual Membership Meeting in October.  Watch your emailbox for the information and please submit on behalf of yourself or another qualified candidate for the openings.

 

GRI (Graduate, REALTOR®   Institute)

Have you been considering getting the GRI designation?  The GRI program is underway and in October, GNAR will host one of the modules.  To obtain your GRI, contact the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS or visit  the new GRI website.

Who is it for?

Earning the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation is a way to stand out to prospective home buyers and sellers as a REALTOR® who has gained in-depth market knowledge, increased proficiency in a broad array of subjects to enhance professionalism and business success.

For details on the classes in October at GNAR:  https://marealtorportal.ramcoams.net/Education/Registration/Details.aspx?cid=ee4a6e1b-322d-4088-abe2-9f485d3af1fa

The GRI program covers many in its series of courses for those who are looking to become more successful, professional, and knowledgeable about the industry. The GRI program focuses on:

-New technology
-Marketing yourself/business
-Specific sales techniques
-Environmental issues, and more….

GRI courses are taught by real estate practitioners, who are seasoned instructors and experts in these fields. They provide students with first-hand, personal experiences while demonstrating the true results of success.

How the Graduate REALTOR® can increase your value:

GRI courses are designed to provide agents with the permanent skills needed for longevity. The consumer could see an agent in a different light– they will feel comfortable hiring YOU versus an untrained licensee. After taking the GRI courses, new and long term REALTORS® will be confident in themselves, and have a heightened knowledge of the competitive and changing real estate industry.

Extra perks the Graduate REALTOR®  offers:

– The GRI courses are designed to meet the lifestyle and budget of today’s REALTOR®.
– One GRI course can offer 2-10 Continuing Education credits.
– GRI courses provide valuable networking opportunities. During these live courses students meet fellow agents and develop strong referral business.

For more information about the Graduate REALTOR® program, please visit the new GRI website.

 MLS PIN Classes for August

Course Site Date & Start Time
CMAs and Market Reports Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 08/26/2014 9:30 AM Sign Up
Moving Forward: Listings Management, Public Records, and More Tools Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 08/26/2014 1:00 PM Sign Up

 

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