The GNAR Site Concept.

Sometimes it seems the internet has made more money from real estate agents then it has ever made for them. When you look at all the peripheral sites: lead sellers, website development companies, domain name registrations, management and training programs, insider tips, business cards and glow in the dark yard signs, pay per click and those special exclusive niche areas and enhanced listings offered by the big boys:, Trulia, Zillow etc., that they tell you; you absolutely must have if you’re going to be successful. You really have to wonder if the tail isn’t truly wagging the dog.

There are many RE sites providing numerous bells and whistles, one stop shopping and the be all, end all  for: agents, consumers and others fluttering close to their web. Heck, I once started searching for some property information and ended up buying a hedge clipper after my horoscope said it was a good day to invest.

Of course all this is a tongue in cheek lead in to the concept and model of our developing GNAR website. Most search savvy Realtors already have their favorites and don’t need another resplendent real estate site to add to their list of 300 favorite places.

The main objective of our site will be to provide information of specific interest to our members: Caravan itineraries, GNAR Forms and documents, GNAR rules and regulations, Local contacts and services, GNAR event and training schedules, polling issues and immediate notices, alerts, and news items pertinent to our association. Of course we will have some RSS feeds and links to outside relevant information but hopefully not so many as to clog the site and cause distraction.

Much of the basic content will be influenced by the opinions of the membership.  Specific items, articles and links they may care to submit deemed to be of interest and/or beneficial to our membership will be considered. In some cases the site will provide for on-line confidential feed back to this end (comments) or standard email to the GNAR office at may be used.

And having thus said, here are some links and notices that may be of interest.

MAR Sales Stats September 2010

Educational Webinars

Don’t forget about MAR’s monthly educational series delivered LIVE through the Web to your PC. Webinar Wednesday gives MAR members the chance to attend a live training session on a different topic every month.  Ask questions of the speakers and get answers you can put to immediate use.

November 2010

Webinar Wednesday: FHA Training for Massachusetts REALTORS®

When: Nov. 17, 10:00-11:00am
Price: Free
Where: Online Event

Join Philip Caulfield, Business Analyst with FHA’s Philadelphia Home Ownership Center in Philadelphia, as he provides an update on the FHA activity in Massachusetts, and the important role it is now playing in our market.  Mr. Caulfield will discuss the latest FHA policy changes affecting real estate professionals in Massachusetts, and describe other policy changes now under review. Click on the link above to register.

You can sign up any time for the webinar by logging onto and clicking on the online registration link. After completing this form you will receive an email and confirmation page containing the login information to attend the webinar.

Requirements to view the Webinar:

  • PC or Macintosh with Adobe Flash Player installed;
  • A broadband Internet connection;
  • Computer speakers (or headphones) to listen to the presenter’s audio

Each webinar lasts for approximately 1 hour, with time available at the end for Q&A or during the webinar when specified.  For more information or to register visit the online calendar at

Note: If you can’t tune in to the live webinar, all webinars are saved and archived on the MAR website so you can watch them at your leisure in your office. I prefer this as it lets me set my own schedule and eliminates all the sign up stuff.: Sign into , under the Member  Resource Menu, select Education and then Online training and Webinars.

REMINDER: To receive automatic  Email notices whenever this GNAR news site is updated you must sign up for the Email subscription at the top right side menu.


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