GNAR News – January 30, 2014

Mayor Holaday to speak at GNAR
Monthly Member Meeting – 2/6, 8:45am

Please join us at GNAR for our first monthly meeting of 2014!  Our featured speaker will be newly re-elected Newburyport Mayor Donna Holaday.   Something new is always gained from her visits, so come join us.  Our new Affiliate Chairperson, Bob Pezzella of Evolve Bank, will provide refreshments at 8:45am and the Mayor will speak at 9am.  Please come early to get settled so the Mayor can start at 9am.

Avoid the Late Fee

Late fee starts after tomorrow.  A $50 fee will be assessed to any payments received after 1/31/14.  Please make check payable to GNAR and deliver to the office by end of day tomorrow.  If you pay online after 1/31/14, the fee is automatically added to your account.

GNAR Installation 2014

Thank you to Rick Hydren for the excellent photographs of the event.  If you’re interested in obtaining enlargements or prints, Rick can be contacted at  A great time was had by all, as evidenced in the photos.

For a complete listing of the 2014 Board with emails/phone numbers visit:

Once again, thank you to our sponsors for the event:
Institution for Savings, MLSPIN, Parry & Parry Professional Corporation, Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank, and NEMoves Mortgage


Mark your calendars– 

February 24, 2014 Class Enrollment Now Open

Join us at GNAR when Kathy Roosa returns for our first class of 2014.  Earn CEU’s for NH and MA in Code of Ethics or for the NH Core (required for all NH agents renewing).  Both classes run 3 hours and a light lunch will be provided for those attending both sessions.  Enroll Today for February 24 

2014 Professional Development Schedule
now on website…

Please visit the tab on the website EDUCATION and 2014 Professional Development to see the entire 2014 listing of classes offered at GNAR and update your calendar for the entire year.  Enrollment for each session opens approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the class and is made available via the newsletter, email invites, and links on the home page of

FROM MAR . . . .

Have you subscribed to the MAR Blog?  If not, you are missing out on important information about that MAR publishes on the market, Realtor benefits, and much more!  To subscribe, visit and enter your email in the box under “GET DAILY UPDATES”  You’ll be glad you did!

Free Forms For All!
MAR Posted: 16 Jan 2014 12:14 PM PST


MAR Free Forms are now being offered through the zipLogix electronic forms platform. The decision to switch to zipLogix was easy because of the fact that their product is superior in the marketplace and the MAR Board of Directors liked it as well.

ZipLogix’s zipForm® Plus uses a simplified transaction process where all the tools are easily and quickly accessible to make those “technical errors” a thing of the past. You’re also able to access zipLogix on the go, which means that you can use any mobile device to conduct your transactions. Check out the new forms here.

If you would prefer to continue using Form Simplicity, our previous Free Forms benefit provider, MassForms™ will remain available through the platform. For a minimal cost you can enjoy the product as you have currently used it. Click here for more information on Form Simplicity or feel free to visit MAR’s Member Benefits section.

Also from the MAR Report…..

What’s being said in the media: December 2013/year-end pending home salesPosted: 15 Jan 2014 08:49 AM PST

Here are the articles and posts that resulted from the release of our December 2013 and year-end pending home sales reports. We’ll continue to update this post as more articles come in.

Wednesday, January 14, 2014

Mass. pending home sales rise 11% in December

MetroWest Daily News

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

MAR: Pending Home Sales Up 11 Percent In December
Banker & Tradesman

Pending home sales up 11.3 percent in Dec.
Lowell Sun

Massachusetts Pending Home Sales up 11 Percent in December to Close out the Year

Mass. pending home sales up 11 percent in 2013
Sentinel & Enterprise

State House News Service

Pending home sales up 11% in 2013
Worcester Business Journal

Mass. pending home sales rise
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

MLSPIN Training

Register for these classes below or when you are logged into MLS PIN.  Visit the home page and TRAINING AND REGISTRATION.  Full descriptions can be found by clicking on SIGN UP.
Getting Started: Contact Management Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 02/25/2014 9:30 AM Sign Up
CMAs and Market Reports Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 02/25/2014 12:30 PM Sign Up



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