Member News – August 27

Member Mixer Tonite August 27

Join us for our member mixer tonite, at Surfside 5 (next door to Blue Ocean Music Hall), a great outdoor patio awaits –  from 5:30-7:30pm.  Great food, fun, and friends.  Raffles and refreshments provide by our awesome affiliates, Liz Ryan, Tom Godbout, and Rick Hydren.   Let’s celebrate the Summer in style – outdoors!  Cash bar.

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GNAR Call for Nominations

extended thru tomorrow 8/28

The 2016 Slate of Officers and Directors has the following openings:

President-Elect (automatically succeeds the President) 
Secretary (one-year term)
Treasurer (one-year term)
Local Director (3-year term)
MAR Alternate Directors (two open, 1-year term each)

Contact GNAR for more information and a packet of information regarding each role including the Officer Candidate Form to submit your interest in becoming a Board Member.    We value your participation in the association.  As you know, there are significant changes within our industry that you will learn about first hand through board participation.  In addition to your local participation at GNAR, you’ll also gain invaluable experience with both the Massachusetts (MAR) and National Association (NAR) of REALTORS.

Please fax or email completed forms no later than AUGUST 28 Wednesday, August 5, 2015 to 978-462-2839 fax or services@gnarealtor.com

The Slate of Officers will be published in accordance with GNAR Bylaws at least three weeks prior to the election of Officers & Directors.  Elections for 2016 Board positions will be held at the GNAR Annual Membership meeting on October 15, 2015.  Please mark annual meeting date on your calendar.

*At present, positions on the board and voting is open to REALTOR members only, Affiliate members are welcome to attend the Annual Membership meeting but are not voting members of the Association.

FROM NAR ….

New offers! NAR announces the addition of two new offerings to REALTORS® Insurance Marketplace, under the REALTOR Benefits® Program: Members Telehealth and Accident Deductible Protection, a supplementary health plan to major medical.

  1. Members Telehealth provides NAR members with 24/7/365 access to MDLIVE, a network of over 2,300 U.S. state licensed and board-certified physicians and therapists who may be accessed for non-emergency medical issues through telephone, smartphone app, web chat, or email (email feature varies by state due to state regulations) and who may diagnose, treat, and provide prescriptions where appropriate. Common conditions treated include allergies, asthma, cold and flu, counseling, ear infections, injuries, infections, aches/pain, nausea/vomiting, rashes, sore throat, stress, and more. Telehealth is currently one of the biggest trends in digital medicine and MDLIVE is a leading provider, enabling NAR members with the opportunity to access quality care wherever they might be. There is a mobile app for use in scheduling appointments and maintaining records and the average length of time from booking to appointment is approximately 22 minutes.  The plan is offered as a monthly subscription service and NAR members receive a group discounted monthly rate.
  1. Accident Deductible Protection is a supplementary health plan that helps pay for out-of-pocket medical expenses incurred through an accident. It’s designed to supplement major medical insurance plans that have high out-of-pocket costs and deductibles. There are multiple plan levels with deductibles ranging from $100 to $250, and benefits that pay up to $10,000. Individual and Family coverage is available and members have the freedom to choose any provider. Bonus! Members Telehealth is included in this plan at no extra cost. This plan has exclusive discounted rates for NAR members.

Visit RealtorsInsuranceMarketplace.com/Telehealth and RealtorsInsuranceMarketplace.com/Accident to learn more. Information can also be found at Realtor.org/Supplemental.

REMINDER…..
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
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EVERY THURSDAY –
Weekly Broker Open Houses

Please visit MLS PIN for complete listing of broker tour information
each Thursday (be sure to input your listings by noon each Wednesday)

Double click flyer below if you wish to open in a new window or print a copy….

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
15 Walnut St, Newburyport, MA – $1,250,000
Come tour this stunning home while enjoying a light lunch
Brian Raiche, Keller Williams    (978) 457-2198

12:00-1:30pm see flyer below:

Blueberry Drive OH Flyer

 

MLS PIN Training at GNAR (free!)

Tuesday, September 23

Course Site Date & Start Time
Getting Started: Searching the System Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 09/23/2015 9:30 AM Sign Up
Getting Started: Contact Management Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 09/23/2015 1:00 PM Sign Up
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Member News – August 19

GNAR Call for Nominations
extended thru August 28

The 2016 Slate of Officers and Directors has the following openings:

President-Elect (automatically succeeds the President) 
Secretary (one-year term)
Treasurer (one-year term)
Local Director (3-year term)
MAR Alternate Directors (two open, 1-year term each)

Contact GNAR for more information and a packet of information regarding each role including the Officer Candidate Form to submit your interest in becoming a Board Member.    We value your participation in the association.  As you know, there are significant changes within our industry that you will learn about first hand through board participation.  In addition to your local participation at GNAR, you’ll also gain invaluable experience with both the Massachusetts (MAR) and National Association (NAR) of REALTORS.

Please fax or email completed forms no later than AUGUST 28 Wednesday, August 5, 2015 to 978-462-2839 fax or services@gnarealtor.com

The Slate of Officers will be published in accordance with GNAR Bylaws at least three weeks prior to the election of Officers & Directors.  Elections for 2016 Board positions will be held at the GNAR Annual Membership meeting on October 15, 2015.  Please mark annual meeting date on your calendar.

*At present, positions on the board and voting is open to REALTOR members only, Affiliate members are welcome to attend the Annual Membership meeting but are not voting members of the Association.

Volunteer Opportunity 2015
Boston Magazine Design Home
to benefit Children’s Hospital

Giving back to the community is what REALTORS do.  The annual opportunity to staff the 2015 Design Home to benefit Children’s Hospital has been presented to GNAR and we are happy to help!  You may register solo, or better yet, gather a group of co-workers and staff an entire date!  The coordination of volunteers is being managed by using this link:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1BuRpAWf5vNpvWnamDAR72cUxcWct6mNqy3WhahkfbTU/edit?usp=sharing

DH 2015 Flyer childrens hospital

 

 Additional details on the volunteer shifts:

DH Volunteer Info Sheet 2015 childrens hospital

 

Member Mixer – August 27

Mark your calendar the next member mixer, at Surfside 5 (next door to Blue Ocean Music Hall), a great outdoor patio awaits, next Thursday from 5:30-7:30pm.  Great food, fun, and friends.  Raffles and refreshments provide by our awesome affiliates, Liz Ryan, Tom Godbout, and Rick Hydren.   Let’s celebrate the Summer in style – outdoors!  Cash bar.

Member Mixer 082715

THURSDAY – Weekly Broker Open House

Please visit MLS PIN for complete listing of broker tour information
each Thursday (be sure to input your listings by noon each Wednesday)

This week visit:

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MLS PIN Training at GNAR (free!)

Tuesday, September 23

Course Site Date & Start Time
Getting Started: Searching the System Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 09/23/2015 9:30 AM Sign Up
Getting Started: Contact Management Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 09/23/2015 1:00 PM Sign Up
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Member News – August 12

Next Member Meeting
September 10 at GNAR

Mark your calendar for our upcoming member meeting where we will hear from Newburyport Mayor Donna Holaday at 9:30am (note special start time).  The Mayor is always a wealth of information, please be sure to join us – networking with members at 9am with refreshments, guest speaker, Mayor Holaday at 9:30am.

Please visit MLS PIN for broker tour information
each Thursday (input your listings by noon each Wednesday)

This week visit:

081315 broker OH luncheon

 


081315 broker wine

MLS PIN Training at GNAR

Tuesday, August 18 —  Register today

Course Site Date & Start Time
Moving Forward: Listings Management, Public Records, and More Tools Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 08/18/2015 9:30 AM Sign Up
CMAs and Market Reports Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 08/18/2015 12:30 PM Sign Up
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Member News – August 6

Save the Date:
Next GNAR Member Meeting
September 10

Please visit MLS PIN for broker tour
information each Thursday

This week visit:

10:30 AM to 11:15 AM

One Gove Street, Newburyport
New in Port Village, Wonderful floor plan.
Thomas Tormey, RE/MAX on the River, 978-689-5759


MLS PIN Training at GNAR

Tuesday, August 18 —  Register today

Course Site Date & Start Time
Moving Forward: Listings Management, Public Records, and More Tools Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 08/18/2015 9:30 AM Sign Up
CMAs and Market Reports Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 08/18/2015 12:30 PM Sign Up
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Member News – July 29

Happy Yankee Homecoming Week

GREAT OPPORTUNITIES

TO LEARN ABOUT THE U.S. COAST GUARD THIS WEEK!coast guard

GNAR Government Affairs chairperson, Mary Holmes, has been a member of Flotilla 38 in Newburyport for 20+ years, and this week Mary personally invites you to visit the Coast Guard open house tomorrow (Thursday) as a special event of Yankee Homecoming.

Mary is a National Staff member-Branch Chief Family Programs (2009-2013), she is also the chair of GNAR’s Government Affairs committee and is always seeking volunteers to assist her on the committee.  As past-president of GNAR, Mary has been an advocate of RPAC as demonstrated this commitment with her highly successful annual mini-golf tournament each June.  Through Mary’s efforts, and our engaged members, GNAR continues to meet participation and financial goals set forth by NAR and MAR.

Coast Guard Station Tours –
July 30 from 10 to 3pm

The Coast Guard Station in Newburyport stands as a testament to over 100 years of service to the opening of the Merrimack River and the coastal regions from the North Shore to Portsmouth, NH. All are invited for a special tour of the facility and get a close-up look at the inner workings of this very busy station.

Located on Water Street in Newburyport, the station is a base of operations for search and rescue of boats and yachts in trouble in a notoriously dangerous river mouth and surrounding coast. Considered home to the first Coast Guard station in the United States.

New Exhibit at the Maritime Museum
(just opened 7/28 – thru November)coast guard mission mosaic

The Maritime Museum invites you to explore and discover through artistic depiction the many and evolving roles fulfilled by the United States Coast Guard over two and a quarter centuries of service to the nation. Semper Paratus — always prepared.

http://www.customhousemaritimemuseum.org/calendar/index.php?page_function=detail&event_id=347

No cost to you!
MLS PIN Training at GNAR

Tuesday, August 18 —  Register today

Course Site Date & Start Time
Moving Forward: Listings Management, Public Records, and More Tools Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 08/18/2015 9:30 AM Sign Up
CMAs and Market Reports Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 08/18/2015 12:30 PM Sign Up
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