GNAR News – August 14, 2013

August GNAR Member Meeting
Refreshments starting at 8:45am – Meeting at 9am

Join us tomorrow, August 15, for the GNAR August Monthly Meeting.  Featured speaker is Attorney Ashley Stolba, MAR Legal Counsel.  Ashley will focus her presentation on multiple offers, verbal offers, email correspondence.  Also, learn more about the MAR Legal Hotline, a free benefit to all GNAR members.  Yummy refreshments sponsored by Mary Ellen Lawlor of ServPro.

The meeting schedule each month is as follows —

  • 8:45am Refreshments
  • 9:00am Speaker & QA
  • 9:30am – 10am General Meeting Agenda & Affiliates Messages
  • 10-12 Thursday Broker OH from MLSPIN Listings


The MAR Legal Hotline offers authorized callers access to staff attorneys who can assist members with questions about current state and federal laws and regulations, permissible business practices, and important court rulings affecting real estate practitioners.  To take advantage of the Legal Hotline service, a member’s designated broker must first complete and sign an Authorization Form and return to the MAR Legal Department.  Once approved as an authorized caller, MAR members may access the Hotline by calling 800-370-LEGAL (5342), sending an e-mail to, or faxing questions to 781-890-4919.  The hours of operation are Monday-Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. MAR compiles and publishes the questions and answers to our most popular inquiries, click here for the archives.

Weekly Thursday Tour – 
Open Houses now in MLS 

There are properties listed in MLS PIN to visit this week.  Search for Broker Open Houses (next three days).  The linear tour was replaced effective August 1, with an OH format.   The Open House Broker Tour  requires listings be entered in MLS for the Thursday Broker OH tour.   Please support your fellow members by attending their scheduled open houses and/or luncheons

Please schedule as follows:

For properties outside Newburyport, these listings should be scheduled for the 11-12pm timeslot.  Newburyport properties should be scheduled during the 10-11am timeframe, since it is closer driving distance from most local offices as well as GNAR.  Anyone wanting to have their property open for two hours, may also do so. Open House Broker Luncheons should start no earlier than noon.

  • AMESBURY SIDE OF RIVER 11 am -12 pm
  • OPTIONAL:   OH FOR 2 HOURS — 10am -12 pm

Save the Date for CEU Classes at GNAR

On Monday, September 9, two classes will be offered from 9-11 and 12-2pm, the details are being finalized and registration will open next week.

 MLS PIN Offerings at GNAR

Course Site Date & Start Time
Moving Forward: Listings Management, Public Records, and More Tools Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 08/21/2013 9:30 AM Sign Up
VOW: Getting Started with your Virtual Office Website Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 08/21/2013 12:30 PM Sign Up

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