Member News March 26

You’re invited to mix it up ….
Member Mixer at Starboard Galley
tomorrow, March 27 at 5:30pm

Today was a REALLY good day to stay indoors and stay warm, but the forecast tomorrow is for forty-two degrees and FUN!  Don’t miss the 2nd monthly after hours mixer at the Starboard Galley.  Next month’s location will be confirmed soon – we are rotating amongst local establishments.

We’ve added complimentary hors d’oeuvres and door prizes to each monthly gathering.  Casual conversation, food, raffles and fun 5:30pm thru 7:30/8:00pm.  Don’t miss it!

Thank you to the following Affiliate members for sponsoring tomorrow’s event:

Super Yummy Refreshments sponsored by  
Wendy Dickes, NEMoves Mortgage and Louise Murphy, Align Credit Union

Really Cool Door Prizes provided by
Kristen Leone, Property North Appraisals
Charlie Palmisano, Palmisano and Associates
(don’t forget your business cards!)


FROM the National Association of REALTORS®

NE Ranks Most Improved in Cost vs. Value Report

NAR’s recently published Cost vs. Value Report ranked New England as the most improved region for remodeling costs recouped upon resale with an overall cost to value ratio of 74.6%, moving the region from sixth to third year over year. For 2013, the cost-value ratio of remodeling projects nationwide averaged 66.1%, up 5.5 points over the previous year. Click here to learn what remodeling projects ranked highest for return on investment upon sale.

Nominations Open for NAR Good Neighbor Awards

Nominate yourself or someone you know for the REALTOR® Magazine Good Neighbor Awards by the deadline of May 16.  The winners will receive $10,000 for their charity and travel expenses to attend the 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in New Orleans in November. Learn more here.  Also, be sure to look for information on MAR Good Neighbor Award nominations coming soon with winners announced at the MAR Professional Awards Dinner on October 6. 

GNAR Professional Development

Registration OPEN:  Fair Housing RE19RC08- April 7

Join us on April 7 when Ann Seligsohn joins us from The Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston providing in-depth instruction on this important topic.  April is NAR’s Fair Housing Month, be in the know and attend class on April 7th.  Enroll using either the button on the home page of or this link:

Registration opens next week for
the following classes on April 14:

    • Chapter 93A (RE04R08 MA)
    • Selling Historic Homes   (RE15R07) MA and NH
    • Condo, Co-op, and Timeshares (RE04R08) MA and NH

Sign Up Today!   MLS PIN Classes April 16

Course Site Date & Start Time
Moving Forward: Listings Management, Public Records, and More Tools Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 04/16/2014 9:30 AM Sign Up
Getting Started: Contact Management Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 04/16/2014 12:30 PM Sign Up



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