GNAR NEWS – March 12

What’s Happening at GNAR?

Please mark your calendars each month for the following:

Two Member Meetings Per Month – First and Third Thursdays (to see what’s scheduled at GNAR see EVENTS and HAPPENINGS on the website or this link will bring you to the page:  These meetings begin with refreshments at 8:45am and speaker at 9am sharp.  

Monthly Education Offerings at GNAR – CEU Classes, MLS PIN Training, and Lunch and Learns.  To see what the Education Committee has planned for CEU classes, see EDUCATION and 2014 Calendar of Professional Development on the website or this link:  Registration now open for March 17 classes.

Member & Affiliate Mixers – The last Thursday of each month will be an Affiliate Mixer.  The last one at Ten Center Street was very well received and future events will include appetizers and door prizes.  We look forward to sharing the location each month when the calendar is finalized.  In the meantime, mark your calendar for March 27 at the Starboard Galley.  Mixer is 5:30pm to 7:30ish.

Next Monthly Membership
Meeting – Thursday, March 20

David Lops of Mortgage Financial, Inc.
and Barret Eliot of Birchwood Credit Services

Join us on Thursday morning at 8:45am for refreshments provided by Liz Ryan of Guaranteed Rate.  Speaker topic will be at 9am with a Q&A to follow.

David Lops of Mortgage Financial and Barret Elliot of Birchwood Credit Services, Inc., will review how credit scores work, how they are computed, what information is used to develop the credit score, and how to help consumers correct errors on their credit reports ( in order to correctly reflect and maximize their credit scores).   Small changes on a consumer’s credit report can create dramatic increases in credit scores.

These increased credit scores represent the consumer’s “true score” which could be artificially depressed by credit report errors or mismanagement.  Because of dramatic changes in the mortgage industry, it has become significantly more difficult to obtain a new mortgage or competitive rate refinance without the highest of FICO credit scores.

Come learn how to manage clients expectations and how important their credit score is when bringing a potential transaction to a closed sale.

FROM the National Association of REALTORS®

Have you utilized NAR’s MVP Program?

On March 16th, All MVP members will receive this:

March 16-31, 2014
YOUR MVP ACTION‘Like’ NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program Facebook Page
YOUR REWARD:  Do’s & Don’ts: Tips for Managing Risk and Managing Reputation Bundle-Download (Includes 2 brochures) PLUS+ chance to win one of10, $50 Spa & Wellness gift certificates!
$24.90, Spa Finder Card $50

Follow these few easy steps to earn your free reward:1. Click the “ACT NOW” button and enter your Name and NRDS Number2. ‘Like’ NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Facebook Page.3. Within 48 hours of completing this action, you’ll receive an email with a promotional code to download the Do’s & Don’ts: Tips for Managing Risk and Reputation Bundle-Download for free! Gift certificate recipients will be notified by April 15, 2014. RBP

Upcoming CEU Classes on March 17

Registration is now open for two classes (MA CEU Credit only).
Click the button below to register:

Eventbrite - March 2014 CEU Classses - RE59R09 and RE16RC13



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