Member News – August 8

CARAVAN and Weekly Meeting

Please visit at GNAR tomorrow at 9am to hear from Gary Calderwood, City of Newburyport’s Building Official/Codes Administrator.  Gary will discuss relevant topics such as what can be done with or without permits, and building code/requirements.  Caravan will follow



6 22nd Street, Newbury/Plum Island – 7/3/1 – $699,000, Northern Blvd to 22nd St
Jerry Lischke, Stone Ridge Properties, 978-815-6887

12 Hoyt Avenue, Amesbury – 6/2/2 – $299,900, Off Route 110W, on right
Bob Melanson, Heritage Realty, (603) 397-7850

4 Illsley Hill Road, West Newbury – 16/4/5.5 — $2,499,999
Carla Husak, By the Sea Southeby’s International 978-865-3101
Note:  New price reduction

Social Media Strategies: 
Coordinating Your Social Media Presence 

Register now for August 29 class from 10-12 noon.  Learn how to optimize your online presence and create continuity in content across your Facebook, Twitter, Active Rain, and personal websites.  Also great tips on  maximizing your SEO (search engine optimization) functionality.

Speaker:  Lani Sanethong, CEO of Lanergy Solutions
Click here for registration:

FEMA Flood Maps

Thank you to Ed Dixon of DGT Survey Group North Shore and Bud Siciliano of New England Heritage Insurance Group (NEHI) who detailed the new flood maps and insurance aspects.  Some great cost saving tips for clients were shared.  If you were not able to attend, the information from Ed Dixon is available here — FEMA New Mapping Brochure

FROM MAR . . . .

Massachusetts Association of REALTORS

Please consider purchasing a raffle ticket to benefit RPAC/PAF for just $10.00.  The raffle winner will get a free admission to the 2012 Conference and Tradeshow detailed below.  This prize is valued at $169.00 and will gain you access to courses, trade show, and networking events.

FROM NAR . . . .

You Could Win an iPad for Ethics Training

Complete NAR’s online ethics course July 1 to Aug. 31 and you’ll be automatically entered to win an iPad 3. Learn the details.  You will need your NRDS Number to take the online course and be eligible for the contest.

REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 min. of instructional time within the four-year cycle. The current four-year cycle will end Dec. 31, 2012.  The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS®.  Be sure to get your Code of Ethics training completed before this deadline either online (no CEU credits) or at our next in-house class at GNAR on Monday, November 5 (earning 2 CEU’s for MA and 3 CEU’s for NH).

Important GNAR “Save the Date(s)”. . . . . 

AFFILIATE SPOTLIGHT:  August 23, Nichols Village, Brenda Burkholder.  Learn more about the offerings at Nichols Village and enjoy some refreshments provided by Brenda Burkholder.


Registration is now open for AUGUST 29 – Social Media Strategies

September 10 – Mark your calendars for a Full Day of classes at GNAR with instructor, Andy Consoli, Sponsored by Bob Pezzella of Evolve Bank and Mike McCarthy Law Offices.   Registration will open on August 22.

September 10 classes include – Architecture RE02R06, Selling Historic Houses RE15R07, Conducting Safe Open Houses  RE16RC01


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