And the Winner is ….

Happy Independence Day – 4th of July
to all our members –
Have a safe, enjoyable Holiday!
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and THE WINNER IS….

2015 President-Elect Marion Spark named
REALTOR of the Year

Bob Pezzella of Evolve Bank and Trust
named Affiliate of the Year

rotyCongratulations to Marion Spark who was named REALTOR of the Year for 2015 last Thursday evening at the Phoenix Room.  Also awarded that evening was the 2015 Affiliate of the Year, Bob Pezzella.

Mary Parisella opened the awards portion of the evening presenting the Affiliate of the Year award to Bob Pezzella.  Bob Pezzella, as you may already know, has been a driving force in organizing network events throughout the past year.  This is the second time Bob has been honored with this award, having won in 2010.  Bob’s fellow affiliate members are always lending a hand to the monthly mixer series as well.  GNAR is fortunate to have such an active group of members!

GNAR President-elect Marion Spark was then presented the 2015 REALTOR of the Year award by MAR Past-President, Kimberly Allard-Moccia.  Marion and Kimberly served as Presidents at GNAR and MAR, respectively, in 2013.  Marion will be busy over the next few years as she continues to work with the Rotary and Chamber, and will be serving on the Rotary as President in 2017!  To view all the photos of the evening visit http://goo.gl/65htJ8

A big congratulations to Marion and Bob who both continue to move the association forward and foster a true community of REALTORS and Affiliates.

The celebration, with a Hollywood-style decor, was organized by the Events Committee.  Thanks again to Marilyn Berger, Lea Cabeen, and Jamie Dee Frontiero.

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BROKER Open Houses this week
in MLS PIN

Please visit MLS PIN for all Broker Open Houses listed every Thursday.  Please visit the following:

356 MAIN ST, AMESBURY
11:45am – 1:00pm
MLS: 71863146
$575,000
Stone Ridge Properties
Nancy Purcell 978-502-6441
LUNCHEON  

 

Broker open house with luncheon, salad, homemade curried chicken and lobster rolls.   Come see this lovely home, well priced with a dock on the Powow, easy entrance to the Merrimac; it can accommodate a small motor boat (they had a 19′), kayak, canoe. Fantastic kitchen with 4 fireplaces, 2.5 baths, much historic charm, and a studio out back for guests/office/hobbies.

Boyd Dr Broker Tour July 2, 2015 (1)

 

MLS PIN CLASSES free at GNAR
Tuesday – July 20

Register today…..

Course Site Date & Start Time
Getting Started: Searching the System Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 07/20/2015 9:30 AM Sign Up
Getting Started: Contact Management Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 07/20/2015 1:00 PM Sign Up
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RPAC Mini-Golf Results and Photos – June 24, 2015

See you tomorrow at the
2015 Awards Recognition &
Celebration!

rotyThank you to all that rsvp’d for tomorrow’s event, we are looking forward to a fun evening at the Phoenix Room in Newburyport at 19 Inn Street.  Please note, parking may be a challenge as there is a block party on Pleasant Street from 4-7pm hosted by the surrounding restaurants on that street.  Carpooling or walking from your office may be the best bet!     Please bring a check payable to GNAR for your reserved ticket ($15) or cash, no credit cards at event.  Thank you to our events committee, Marilyn Berger, Lea Cabeen, and Jamie Dee Frontiero, for organizing the evening.  Also a special Thank You to our affiliate members who have so generously sponsored this event:

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BROKER OH Luncheons:

Please visit MLS PIN for all Broker Open Houses listed every Thursday.  Please be sure to stop by the following luncheons as well:56 church broker open house luncheon 062515 Howard Flyer 062515

 

6th Annual RPAC
Miniature Golf Tournament

The results are in and we’re happy to announce the standings for the 2015 Mini-Golf event at the challenging course of Buc’s Lagoon:

PLACE

TEAM

MEMBERS

FIRST WRECKING BALLS Mary Ellen Lawlor, Jeanne Schultz, Monique Zillich, Stacey Bruzzeze
SECOND NASH RAMBLERS Michael Nash, Martha Dastous, Susan Dougherty, Deanna Burke
THIRD BUC’S LAGOONERS Kelly Bradbury, Evan Silverio, Chris Parker, Liz Ryan
MOST HOLES IN ONE NASH RAMBLERS Michael Nash, Martha Dastous, Susan Dougherty, Deanna Burke
BEST EFFORT GREAT BALLS
OF FIRE
Shelley Dame Smith, Rich Ciarletta, Kerry Perry, Lyle Stewart
BEST OUTFIT Ann Marie Salmon

Again, kudos to Mary Holmes (Heritage), Kelly Bradbury (Heritage), Lance Adie (Citizens Bank)  for making this event a huge success each year!  Thanks for all the wonderful basket creations by Mary Ellen Lawlor (ServPro) and Kelly Bradbury, and ticket sales assistance by Grace Marchese of KW.

Thanks to Rick Hydren for his fun photos of the event –  You can view all the photos here: http://gallery.hydren.net/minigolf  We sincerely appreciate the ongoing support of our Affiliate members for RPAC.  Thank you to the following for hole sponsorships and for coming to the event as well!

Bob Pezzella Evolve Bank and Trust
Eric Palen Mortgage Financial Services
Richard Hydren Hydren Advertising
Donna Pisciotta Dalton and Finegold, LLP
Sonya Ferreira-Cunha Maverick Design & Home Staging
Joel Weingarten GMH Mortgage Services, LLC
Ryan Griffin Wells Fargo
Kristen Leone Property North Appraisals Inc.
Liz Ryan Guaranteed Rate
Peter Doyle Edward Jones
Melanie O’Connell SKM Title and Closing
Lance Adie Citizens Bank

About RPAC . . . sm-rpac-logo

 Contribute Today!

Your voluntary contribution to RPAC is very important.   RPAC enables REALTORS® to support candidates that support the issues that are important to their profession and livelihood.

 Since 1969, the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) has promoted the election of pro-REALTOR® candidates across the United States. The purpose of RPAC is clear: REALTORS® raise and spend money to elect candidates who understand and support their interests. The money to accomplish this comes from voluntary contributions made by REALTORS®. This is not members’ dues; this is money given freely by REALTORS® in recognition of how important campaign fundraising is to the political process. RPAC doesn’t buy votes.  Again, RPAC enables REALTORS to support candidates which support issues important to your profession and livelihood.

COMMUNITY CORNER

GNAR Community Food Drive

Please consider those in need when visiting GNAR for meetings or classes going forward.  We’ve placed a collection bin at GNAR for dry goods and personal items which are needed for our local food pantries to include — Our Neighbors Table, Pettengill House, and the Salvation Army.   Also, you may drop off at bins at REALTOR offices including – Coldwell Banker, Keller Williams, RE/MAX On the River, and Stone Ridge Properties.COMMUNITY FOOD DRIVE

The flyer highlights the food and non-food items that are most sought after by these organizations.  Thank you in advance for giving back to the community.  Also, thank you to Nancy Purcell for organizing this effort along with Mary Parisella.  *Note, check donations must be made payable directly to the organizations (not GNAR) and can also be dropped off at the participating sites.

Double click the flyer image for full-size or to print and post in your offices.

 

MLS PIN CLASSES free at GNAR
Tuesday – July 20

Register today…..

Course Site Date & Start Time
Getting Started: Searching the System Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 07/20/2015 9:30 AM Sign Up
Getting Started: Contact Management Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 07/20/2015 1:00 PM Sign Up
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RSVP Today to the Annual Awards Recognition – News for June 17, 2015

 Weekly Thursday Broker OH

CORRECTION:  The last linear tour for the Spring market was last week, Thursday, June 11.  will be on June 18 (next Thursday).

Please continue to use the Broker OH feature in MLS PIN to promote your broker OH listings.  The tour is not gone, it is no longer LINEAR OR departing from GNAR.  Homes in Newburyport should be put on between 10-11am and outside Newburyport between 11:00am and noon.

Important note:   Luncheons should not start earlier than noon.  All tours must be in MLS PIN by noon the Wednesday prior to Thursday tour.

Luncheons tomorrow include:

1 Courtney Broker open

 

 

 

 

one dennison

Stop by 18 Atwood, Newburyport as well. . . . .
12-1pm Luncheon and drawing for $100 Loretta Gift Card
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6th Annual RPAC
Miniature Golf Tournament

The results will be posted soon, but we want to recognize the team that puts on a fabulous event each year — Mary Holmes (Heritage), Kelly Bradbury (Heritage), Lance Adie (Citizens Bank) we have so much fun – the mini-golf and bbq can’t be beat.  If you missed it this year, be sure to hold open the date of  6/16/16!

Photos of the event will be available next week.  If you were there and have a great photo to share, send it to services@gnarealtor.com or post it on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GNAREALTOR

Thank you to the following affiliate members for hole sponsorships:

Bob Pezzella Evolve Bank and Trust
Eric Palen Mortgage Financial Services
Richard Hydren Hydren Advertising
Donna Pisciotta Dalton and Finegold, LLP
Sonya Ferreira-Cunha Maverick Design & Home Staging
Joel Weingarten GMH Mortgage Services, LLC
Ryan Griffin Wells Fargo
Kristen Leone Property North Appraisals Inc.
Liz Ryan Guaranteed Rate
Peter Doyle Edward Jones
Melanie O’Connell SKM Title and Closing
Lance Adie Citizens Bank

 

 About RPAC . . . sm-rpac-logo

 Contribute Today!

Your voluntary contribution to RPAC is very important.   RPAC enables REALTORS® to support candidates that support the issues that are important to their profession and livelihood.

 Since 1969, the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) has promoted the election of pro-REALTOR® candidates across the United States. The purpose of RPAC is clear: REALTORS® raise and spend money to elect candidates who understand and support their interests. The money to accomplish this comes from voluntary contributions made by REALTORS®. This is not members’ dues; this is money given freely by REALTORS® in recognition of how important campaign fundraising is to the political process. RPAC doesn’t buy votes.  Again, RPAC enables REALTORS to support candidates which support issues important to your profession and livelihood.

RSVP Today! 2015 Awards Recognition Event

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Evites have been sent, please be sure to rsvp to this exciting event on Thursday, June 25 at the Phoenix Room!

Deadline for RSVP is this Friday.

5:30pm-7:30pm
Newburyport, MA

 

COMMUNITY CORNER

GNAR Community Food Drive

Please consider those in need when visiting GNAR for meetings or classes going forward.  We’ve placed a collection bin at GNAR for dry goods and personal items which are needed for our local food pantries to include — Our Neighbors Table, Pettengill House, and the Salvation Army.   Also, you may drop off at bins at REALTOR offices including – Coldwell Banker, Keller Williams, RE/MAX On the River, and Stone Ridge Properties.

The flyer below highlights the food and non-food items that are most sought after by these organizations.  Thank you in advance for giving back to the community.  Also, thank you to Nancy Purcell for organizing this effort along with Mary Parisella.  *Note, check donations must be made payable directly to the organizations (not GNAR) and can also be dropped off at the participating sites.

COMMUNITY FOOD DRIVE

MLS PIN CLASSES free at GNAR
Tuesday – July 20

Register today…..

Course Site Date & Start Time
Getting Started: Searching the System Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 07/20/2015 9:30 AM Sign Up
Getting Started: Contact Management Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 07/20/2015 1:00 PM Sign Up
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GNAR News – 6/10/15

Broker OH this afternoon at 4pm
10 41st Street, Plum Island

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Spring Tour/Broker OH – 6/11/15

The last linear tour for the Spring market will be on June 18 (next Thursday).  Please continue to use the Broker OH feature in MLS PIN to promote your broker OH listings.  The tour is not gone, it is just not LINEAR OR departing from GNAR.  Homes in Newburyport should be put on between 10-11am and outside Newburyport between 11:00am and noon.

Important note:   Luncheons should not start earlier than noon.  All tours must be in MLS PIN by noon the Wednesday prior to Thursday tour.

Luncheons tomorrow include:

12-1:30pm
9 Hawkswood, Amesbury from   – 10/3/3.5 waterfront condo. $675K.
Tom Mahoney, RE/MAX On the River (508)633-0813

and an afternoon open house from 4:30pm to 6pm at:

48 Brookview Rd
Boxford, MA  0192148Brookview broker open spring $reduction

 

 

 

Annual RPAC Mini-Golf Tournament
June 17, 2015 at Buc’s Lagoon

Registration is now open!  Just $20 per person for a great afternoon of fun!

Interested in sponsoring a hole? Only 8 remain at the low price of $50 per hole.

Form a team today!   The 6th Annual RPAC/PAF mini-golf tournament will be June 17 at Buc’s Lagoon.  Time to break out your fun golf outfits, your cooler, and your wallet!  There will be an auction of amazing baskets with cool stuff, a fun round of mini-golf and a delicious BBQ hosted by Lance Adie of Citizen’s Bank.

Thank you to those that have sponsored holes so far!  

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CLICK HERE:

RPAC Mini-Golf Registration Form

Mark your Calendars for June 25
REALTOR and Affiliate of the YEAR!

Evites were sent out on Monday, please be sure to rsvp to this exciting event on Thursday, June 25 at the Phoenix Room!  And the winner is . . . . . .

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COMMUNITY CORNER

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MLS PIN CLASSES free at GNAR
Tuesday – June 16

Register today…..

VOW: Getting Started with your Virtual Office Website Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 06/16/2015 9:30 AM Sign Up
Moving Forward: Listings Management, Public Records, and More Tools Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 06/16/2015 1:00 PM Sign Up
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Member Meeting Tomorrow w/Speaker – GNAR News – 6/3/15

Join Us Tomorrow
for Flood Insurance Update
 

Visit with members and affiliates at GNAR the first Thursday of each month for a scheduled guest speaker and monthly updates from 2015 President Mary Parisella.

Tomorrow, Thursday, June 4, affiliate member Kevin Sullivan of Sullivan Insurance, will provide a comprehensive update on the latest in Flood Insurance.   Refreshments at 8:45am and Speaker at 9am.  Please join us.

Spring Tour/Broker OH – 6/4/15

Please visit the properties below on tour.  

Important note:   Luncheons should not start earlier than noon.  All tours must  be in MLS PIN by noon the Wednesday prior to Thursday tour.

BROKER OPENS FOR THURSDAY 6/4:

Please see MLS PIN for the complete details on the listings on tour this week including:

10am-10:45am – One Marshview Way, Newburyport (Cheryl Caldwell, William Raveis)

11am-11:30am – 52 North End Blvd, Salisbury (Ann Marie Salmon, RE/MAX On the River)

11am – 11:30 – 5 Vermont Street, Salisbury (Kim Weeks, RE/MAX) flyer below:
– Stop by for coffee and sweets!

12-1pm LUNCHEON (flyer below) – 3 Ashley Lane, Merrimac
(Kelly Bradbury, Heritage Realty)

5 vermont

3 ashley lane merrimac

 

 

Next Week….. 6/10/15
REALTOR Day on Beacon Hill

We are excited to have a nice size group representing our area.  If you have not yet rsvp’d please contact GNAR asap.  The commuter rail details are:

Departure:  7:55am – arrives North Station at 9:01am
 (10-15min walk to State House – wear comfortable shoes)

Return:  1:20pm – arrives Newburyport at 2:24pm

GNAR will pay for our members roundtrip fare on the commuter train.  Parking is on your own and estimated at $4-6 for the day.  You will need exact change for the parking to put into the self serve slots.

Day on Hill – Wednesday, June 10, 2015

9:30 am – 10:00 am: Continental Breakfast, Great Hall, State House
10:00 am – 11:00 am: Issues Update and Keynote Address by Massachusetts Senate President, Stanley Rosenberg

To view the personal invitation from 2015 MAR President Corinne Fitzgerald, click here:

Annual RPAC Mini-Golf Tournament

Registration is now open!  Join us for the much anticipated event that always proves to be fun-filled.  The 6th Annual RPAC/PAF mini-golf tournament will be June 17 at Buc’s Lagoon.  Time to break out your fun golf outfits, your cooler, and your wallet!

There will be an auction of amazing baskets with cool stuff, a fun round of mini-golf and a delicious BBQ hosted by Lance Adie of Citizen’s Bank. Interested in sponsoring a hole? Only 8 remain at the low price of $50 per hole. All inclusive golf entry is just $20. Form a team today!  Thank you to those that have sponsored holes so far!  

 

MiniGolf-2015

CLICK HERE:

RPAC Mini-Golf Registration Form

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Monday – June 8

Free CEU’s at GNAR!

Classes are filling up quickly for CE’s on June 8 with instructor Kathy Roosa.   All classes offer both MA and NH CEU credit.  Click here to ENROLL TODAY!
Note:  No shows will be assessed at $10 per class.   Cancellations should be made up to 24 hours before class.

  • 8:30-11:30- NH Core
  • 12:00 – 2:00pm – RE97R15 Due Diligence in Seller(s) Representation in Residential RE Transactions (new class from Mass Div of Licensure as of 4/6/15)
  •  2:15-4:15pm – RE49R05 Dual Agency

MLS PIN CLASSES free at GNAR
Tuesday – June 16

Register today…..

VOW: Getting Started with your Virtual Office Website Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 06/16/2015 9:30 AM Sign Up
Moving Forward: Listings Management, Public Records, and More Tools Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 06/16/2015 1:00 PM Sign Up
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