Reserve Tickets Today! GNAR Newsletter Nov 15, 2017 – Vol. 42

Call for Action on Tax Reform Still Open

GNAR is leading the state with our association having a 29.88% response rate presently.  We can still do better!  If you have not yet responded, PLEASE do so today..
Take Action Now!

Broker OH Thursdays each week

Check MLS PIN each week for broker OH listings.  Please schedule accordingly in MLS PIN … Newburyport listings are 10-11am, outside Newburyport 11-12, and luncheons 12noon on.  More details on submitting your listing or entering it on MLS PIN can be found on the tab CARAVAN on this page.

RENE – Real Estate Negotiation Expert (NAR Approved Certification) 

Congratulations to the “RENE Class of 2017” who yesterday completed the two-day program and are now eligible to register with NAR as a certified RENE!

For more information from the NAR visit:
https://www.nar.realtor/education/designations-and-certifications/rene

Reserve your tickets today

Installation and Holiday Gala at Blue Ocean – 

The Annual Holiday Gala and Installation of Officers will be Thursday, November 30 at the Blue Ocean Event Center in Salisbury.  A great night is planned, with food, fun, and festivities.  Come early – at 5pm, you’ll be able to view the Festival of Trees upstairs – for no charge – and GNAR will be hosting a tree.  Then, at 5:30pm, the party starts!!!  Each of our member offices has been invited to donate gift cards to add to the tree and make it extra special this year.  Maybe you’ll win a tree?

To reserve your ticket, please use this link
https://goo.gl/forms/ZTWOrAq7vbR07IMr1

Reserving tickets requires payment by mail or at the event (check preferred, no credit cards), or mail your payment before the event with a check payable to GNAR.  Tickets are only $35, thanks in part, to the generosity of our amazing affiliate members.  Sponsorships are still available.  Thank you to our sponsors so far which include:

 

 

 

Only real estate professionals who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® may call themselves REALTORS®. All REALTORS® must subscribe to NAR’s strict Code of Ethics, which is based on honesty, professionalism and the protection of the public.

More on the importance of being a REALTOR can be found a http://www.nar.realtor or here:  7 Reasons to Work With a REALTOR®

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Mixer Tonight! November 8 – GNAR Newsletter Vol. 42

TONITE!! The Ale House

33 Main Street, Amesbury MA
Join us on November 8  — Wednesday evening at 5:30pm
networking and fun!  Cash bar and appetizers/snacks
Bring business cards for raffle drawings
Appetizer/Snacks
sponsored by 
Liz Ryan of Guaranteed Rate
And GNAR!

CALL FOR ACTION STILL IN PLAY!

This is urgent, please read why:

NAR is OPPOSED to the tax reform legislation unveiled in the House last week.  This bill is a direct threat to consumers, to homeowners and to our businesses. Not only will millions of homeowners not benefit from the proposal, many will get a tax increase.  Additionally, homeowners could lose substantial equity from the more than 10% drop in home values likely to result if the bill is enacted.  

What the Legislation Would Do:

Caps the mortgage interest deduction at $500K for new mortgages- Cap applies to new mortgage debt (but not refinancing) incurred after November 2, 2017.  Limit is not indexed to inflation causing its value to even further diminish over time. 

Increases the standard deduction- Puts homeownership tax incentives beyond the reach of more than 90% of American families. 

Limits the exemption on Capital Gains Tax from the sale of a primary residence- New rules would require homeowners to live in their home for 5 of 8 years before a sale to qualify for the exemption, versus just 2 of previous 5 years today.  This will create a hardship to homeowners who have to move inside that five-year window.  Exemption phases out for single filers with incomes over $250K ($500K for joint returns). 

Eliminates the deduction for state and local income or sales taxes.

Eliminates the Mortgage Interest Deduction for second homes.

Eliminates the deduction for moving expenses.

Eliminates the deduction on interest on student loans.

Eliminates the deduction for medical expenses, even for the elderly. 

All this from a bill that is supposed to improve the current system.  Not only is this legislation a clear and present danger to American homeownership, it will cost our children and grandchildren $1.5 trillion in new federal debt. 

·       Millions of middle class homeowners would see a tax hike under this plan.

·       This plan attacks homeownership and sticks future generations with a $1.5 trillion price tag.

·       America’s homeowners should not pay for corporate tax cuts.

·       Hard-working homeowners will lose money when their home values fall, while corporations will get a huge tax break.

·       Homeowners in all 50 states would be double-taxed on the money they pay for state/local taxes.

·       If you buy a home and then have to move within 5 years, you could be hit with a big tax bill under this plan.

GNAR is leading the state with our association having a 29.88% response rate presently.  We can still do better!  If you have not yet responded, PLEASE do so today.. Take Action Now!

Broker OH Thursdays each week

Check MLS PIN each week for broker OH listings.  Please schedule accordingly in MLS PIN … Newburyport listings are 10-11am, outside Newburyport 11-12, and luncheons 12noon on.  More details on setting up your listing can be found on the tab CARAVAN on this page.

Next Monday and Tuesday – RENE
Real Estate Negotiation Expert
(NAR Approved Certification) 

2-day Program is $299

GNAR is pleased to provide a two-day certification program with Jody O’Brien, on Real Estate Negotiation Expert.  This course is approved by the National Association of REALTORS® under their REBI (Real Estate Business Institute) Division and is the only NAR approved negotiation program.  Course is 2 full days, from 9-5pm.  Upon completion you are then eligible to register for the credential of RENE, with a one-time fee of $159.   Note: Registering for the credentials is optional.  Course also offers 2 hours of MA CE credit.

For more information from the NAR visit:
https://www.nar.realtor/education/designations-and-certifications/rene

CLICK HERE to learn more >>> Eventbrite - RENE - Real Estate Negotiation Expert

SAVE THE DATE!!!

Our Holiday Party and Installation of Officers will be Thursday November 30 at the Blue Ocean Event Center in Salisbury.  A great night is planned, registration will open later this week.   Sponsorships are available and details on levels available were emailed to our affiliates yesterday.

Starting at 5pm, you’ll be able to view the Festival of Trees upstairs – for no charge – and GNAR will be hosting a tree.  Then at 5:30pm the party starts!!!  We are seeking gift card donations from each of our member offices to make the tree extra special this year.  Maybe you’ll win a tree?

 

Only real estate professionals who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® may call themselves REALTORS®. All REALTORS® must subscribe to NAR’s strict Code of Ethics, which is based on honesty, professionalism and the protection of the public.

More on the importance of being a REALTOR can be found a http://www.nar.realtor or here:  7 Reasons to Work With a REALTOR®

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November 1 – GNAR Newsletter Vol. 41

Congrats to Newly Elected Board of Directors & Officers for 2018!

Thanks to all who attended the GNAR Annual Meeting.  Photos will be posted next week.

An informative presentation followed the business meeting presented by the National Association of REALTORS® Chief Economist, Dr. Lawrence Yun, who provided a National and Regional economic forecast as well as the impact of the Presidential election on housing.  Of critical importance is the tax reform presently proposed in Congress which would negatively impact middle income and homeownership. 

Please be sure to respond to emails being sent on the Call for Action.  GNAR is leading the state with our association having a 21% response rate presently.  We can still do better!  If you have not yet responded, PLEASE do so today.. Take Action Now!

Broker OH Thursdays each week

Check MLS PIN each week for broker OH listings.  Please schedule accordingly in MLS PIN … Newburyport listings are 10-11am, outside Newburyport 11-12, and luncheons 12noon on.  More details on setting up your listing can be found on the tab CARAVAN on this page.

Now Enrolling for RENE
Real Estate Negotiation Expert
(NAR Approved Certification) 

2-day Program is $299

GNAR is pleased to provide a two-day certification program with Jody O’Brien, on Real Estate Negotiation Expert.  This course is approved by the National Association of REALTORS® under their REBI (Real Estate Business Institute) Division and is the only NAR approved negotiation program.  Course is 2 full days, from 9-5pm.  Upon completion you are then eligible to register for the credential of RENE, with a one-time fee of $159.   Note: Registering for the credentials is optional.  Course also offers 2 hours of MA CE credit.

For more information from the NAR visit:
https://www.nar.realtor/education/designations-and-certifications/rene

CLICK HERE to learn more >>> Eventbrite - RENE - Real Estate Negotiation Expert

SAVE THE DATE!!!

Our Holiday Party and Installation of Officers will be Thursday November 30 at the Blue Ocean Event Center in Salisbury.  A great night is planned, additional details and registration will open next week.  Once again, we’ll be able to view the Festival of Trees upstairs – for no charge – and GNAR will be hosting a tree.  We are seeking gift card donations from each of our member offices to make the tree extra special this year.  Maybe you’ll win a tree?

MLS PIN Free Software Training – Offered at GNAR each month!

Pinergy’s CMA & Market Reports 11/08/2017 9:30 AM Sign Up
Pinergy’s Listings Management 11/08/2017 1:00 PM Sign Up

 

Only real estate professionals who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® may call themselves REALTORS®. All REALTORS® must subscribe to NAR’s strict Code of Ethics, which is based on honesty, professionalism and the protection of the public.

More on the importance of being a REALTOR can be found a http://www.nar.realtor or here:  7 Reasons to Work With a REALTOR®

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October 25 – GNAR Newsletter Vol. 40

Congrats to Newly Elected Board of Directors & Officers for 2018!

Yesterday at the GNAR Annual Meeting at Nichols Village, a new board was confirmed by the membership.  Congrats to those who will serve the Board in 2018 and beyond.  New to the Board will be Pirre Mitchell, as Local Director and Trisha McCarthy as Alternate State Director.  Also, Christine Masiello will be completing her duties as Alternate State Director and become President-Elect 2018 (President in 2019).  Listed below is the BOD to be installed on 11/30 at Blue Ocean Event Center.

We also want to extend a huge thank you to our generous host Nichols Village, and Brenda Burkholder, Marketing Director, for the delicious luncheon in their beautiful dining room as well as the use of the meeting facilities.  Thank you to Rick Hydren for photgraphing the event as well.

An informative presentation followed by the National Association of REALTORS® Chief Economist, Dr. Lawrence Yun, which provided a National and Regional economic forecast as well as the impact of the Presidential election on housing.  Of critical importance is the tax reform presently proposed in Congress which would negatively impact middle income and homeownership.  Please be sure to respond to emails being sent on the Call for Action.  GNAR is leading the state with our association having a 21% response rate presently.  We can still do better!  If you have not yet responded, PLEASE do so today.. Take Action Now!

 

Name/Position

OFFICERS
Michael Jewell
President
Christine Masiello
President-elect
Kim Weeks
Immediate Past President
Bill Barrows
Treasurer
Linda Taylor Knight
Secretary
DIRECTORS
Pirre Mitchell* (exp. 2020)
Local Director
Frank Bertolino
Local Director (exp. 2018)
Michael Morales
Local Director (exp. 2019)
Trisha McCarthy
Alternate State Director
Kim Weeks
Alternate State Director
Christine Masiello
State Director (exp. 2018)
Michael Jewell
State Director (exp. 2018)
Susan Tiernan
Executive Officer

Salvation Army Dinner Tonite

There’s still time to join the group of Realtor and Affiliate members who have volunteered/donated food to the meal service planned for tonite, October 26.   If you’re bringing food which requires preparation, please have it at the SA by 3:00-3:30pm at the latest.

Check out the cool Halloween-themed meal planned by clicking below.  We are still in need of a few items for salad making.
Sign Up Now!

Now Enrolling for RENE!
Real Estate Negotiation Expert
(NAR Approved Certification)
 

2-day Program is $299

GNAR is pleased to provide a two-day certification program with Jody O’Brien, on Real Estate Negotiation Expert.  This course is approved by the National Association of REALTORS® under their REBI (Real Estate Business Institute) Division and is the only NAR approved negotiation program.  Course is 2 full days, from 9-5pm.  Upon completion you are then eligible to register for the credential of RENE, with a one-time fee of $159.   Note: Registering for the credentials is optional.  Course also offers 2 hours of MA CE credit.

For more information from the NAR visit:
https://www.nar.realtor/education/designations-and-certifications/rene

CLICK HERE to learn more >>> Eventbrite - RENE - Real Estate Negotiation Expert

Broker OH Thursdays each week

Check MLS PIN each week for broker OH listings.  Please schedule accordingly in MLS PIN … Newburyport listings are 10-11am, outside Newburyport 11-12, and luncheons 12noon on.  More details on setting up your listing can be found on the tab CARAVAN on this page.

SAVE THE DATE!!!

Our Holiday Party and Installation of Officers will be Thursday November 30 at the Blue Ocean Event Center in Salisbury.  A great night is planned, additional details and registration will open next week.  Once again, we’ll be able to view the Festival of Trees upstairs – for no charge – and GNAR will be hosting a tree.  We are seeking gift card donations from each of our member offices to make the tree extra special this year.  Maybe you’ll win a tree?

MLS PIN Free Software Training – Offered at GNAR each month!

Pinergy’s CMA & Market Reports 11/08/2017 9:30 AM Sign Up
Pinergy’s Listings Management 11/08/2017 1:00 PM Sign Up

 

Only real estate professionals who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® may call themselves REALTORS®. All REALTORS® must subscribe to NAR’s strict Code of Ethics, which is based on honesty, professionalism and the protection of the public.

More on the importance of being a REALTOR can be found a http://www.nar.realtor or here:  7 Reasons to Work With a REALTOR®

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CALL FOR ACTION! October 18 – GNAR Newsletter Vol. 39

Important Call for Action from NAR

You should have received a Call for Action (CFA) today from NAR, do you follow NAR on Facebook, click here to follow and respond to this CFA.  National Association of REALTORS® Call for Action!   Do you follow GNAR on FB?  You should!  Click here to visit our page and follow https://www.facebook.com/GNAREALTOR/

#REALTORS, Take action NOW and tell Congress #TaxReform shouldn’t mean a tax increase on middle class#Homeowners: Visit the CFA HERE:  http://bit.ly/2ywp34N

FINAL RSVP by this Friday, 10/20
for GNAR 2017 Annual Meeting

GNAR is excited to have a very special keynote speaker this year.  We have arranged for National Association of REALTORS Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun, for our annual meeting.  The 2017 Annual Meeting will be held on October 25 at noon, with luncheon hosted by Nichols Village, Brenda Burkholder.  This meeting will cover our annual agenda and also the election of officers & directors for 2018.

Please register before this FRIDAY 10/20/17
using the button on the home page or found below:

Eventbrite - 2017 GNAR Annual Membership Meeting and Election of Officers/Directors

SignUp open for Salvation Army Dinner

Volunteer or donate food to the meal service planned for October 26, check out the cool Halloween-themed meal planned by clicking here:
Sign Up Now!

Now Registering for RENE!
Become certified Real Estate Negotiation Expert (NAR Approved Program) 

2-day Program is $299

GNAR is pleased to provide a two-day certification program with Jody O’Brien, on Real Estate Negotiation Expert.  This course was recently approved by the National Association of REALTORS under their REBI (Real Estate Business Institute) Division and is the only NAR approved negotiation program.  Course is 2 full days, from 9-5pm, upon completion you are then allowed to register for the credentials of RENE, which is a one time fee of $159.   Note: Registering for the credentials is optional.  Course also offers 2 hours of MA CE credit.

For more information from the NAR visit:
https://www.nar.realtor/education/designations-and-certifications/rene

CLICK HERE to learn more >>> Eventbrite - RENE - Real Estate Negotiation Expert

Broker OH Thursdays each week

Check MLS PIN each week for broker OH listings.  Please schedule accordingly in MLS PIN … Newburyport listings are 10-11am, outside Newburyport 11-12, and luncheons 12noon on.  More details on setting up your listing can be found on the tab CARAVAN on this page.  Check out the following Broker OH tomorrow – breakfast and lunch!

GNAR October CEU Class Offerings

The Lead Paint class is now sold out.  If you’ve registered and cannot attend, please email services@gnarealtor.com or call asap to cancel.

Space is still available for the Code of Ethics class on 10/23.  If you missed the COE class in September, now’s your chance!  This class is 2.5 hours and provides CEU for both MA/NH and satisfies the NAR requirement (now every two years) for Code of Ethics.   Click button below to sign up.

Eventbrite - CEU CLASSES on OCTOBER 23 2017

 

MLS PIN Free Software Training – Offered at GNAR each month!

Pinergy’s CMA & Market Reports 11/08/2017 9:30 AM Sign Up
Pinergy’s Listings Management 11/08/2017 1:00 PM Sign Up

 

Only real estate professionals who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® may call themselves REALTORS®. All REALTORS® must subscribe to NAR’s strict Code of Ethics, which is based on honesty, professionalism and the protection of the public.

More on the importance of being a REALTOR can be found a http://www.nar.realtor or here:  7 Reasons to Work With a REALTOR®

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