Member News – May 14


Nomination forms were emailed on Monday to all members.  Please submit your nominations prior to May 20.  Recognize your fellow REALTORS, Affiliates, and Rookie for 2014.  We’re looking forward to celebrating in Red, White, and Blue style on June 11 at Stripers Grille in Salisbury.  Forms are due to GNAR no later than May 20.

RSVP’s will be taken using the punchbowl evites being sent out next week.
Mark your calendar for this fun and exciting evening!

SAVE THE DATE ROTY 2014 red white and blue

(Beacon Hill) – June 11

Join 300+ top Massachusetts Realtors at the State House on Thursday, June 11!

Take advantage of this opportunity to ride into Boston on the 7:55 AM train from Newburyport (PURPLE LINE), enjoy a light breakfast in the Hall of Flags, hear a keynote address by Speaker of the House DeLeo, then discuss our shared goals with our elected leaders.  We’ll tour the State House, and reconnect with agents throughout the State, returning by train departing North Station at 1:20pm arriving NBPT at 2:22 pm.  New agents and old will profit and learn from this once-a-year foray to Beacon Hill!  For more info, contact Susan Tiernan at GNAR or any of the Government Affairs Committee, Steve St. Arnault, Mary Holmes,  or Deb Hamilton.

Broker Open House Luncheons
Thursday – May 15, 2014

In addition to those properties listed in MLS PIN with Broker Open Houses, please visit the following hosting luncheons tomorrow:


Luncheon – Wraps from Port City Sandwich (clients welcome)
22 Baileys Lane, West Newbury
Kristen Leone, Keller Williams, cell 508-633-2960

4 to 6pm

“Brokers Wine and Cheese Open House”
35 Pleasant Valley Road, Amesbury
Wendy Willis, Keller Williams, cell 978-270-1872

May 15 – Open House
4-6pm at Turner Hill


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Additional SAVE the DATES:

  • AFFILIATE MIXER NIGHT – Upstairs at Port Tavern 5/29 from 5:30-7:30ish
    – June 11 – 5:30pm – 7:30pm at Stripers Restaurant!
  • 5th ANNUAL RPAC MINI-GOLF Tournament – June 24 at Buc’s Lagoon
    Registration opening end of May.

FROM NAR . . .

2014 REALTORS® Conference Registration Open

Register today for the 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, Nov. 7-10, in New Orleans. The program will feature 100 education sessions, the real estate industry’s largest trade show, and the opportunity for members to network with 17,000 colleagues.

A REALTOR Benefits® Program Partner

REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a Division of Northwest Federal Credit Union, is a proud partner in NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program. The REALTOR Benefits® Program is the official member benefits program of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® connecting members with discounts and special offers on products and services just for REALTORS®. Current partner listing and offer details can be found at or, follow us on Facebook.

For Details Please visit or call Member Care at 1-866-295-6038.

REALTORS® Insurance Marketplace

REALTORS® Insurance Marketplace

REALTORS® Insurance Marketplace is an exclusive ‘one-stop’ insurance shopping site. It provides NAR members with a roster of health and wellness insurance plans and products, including a major medical health insurance exchange.

  • Obtain quotes, compare plans and purchase directly online.
  • All plans are from top-rated insurance carriers.
  • Site is powered by SASid, a trusted NAR partner who specializes in helping NAR members find the best insurance plans and products for themselves and their families.

From MAR . . . . 

Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®)
Core Course

Date: May 21 – 22, 2014
Time: 8:30AM – 5:00PM
Price: Members: $279
Bring a friend: $250

Where: MAR Headquarters, Waltham

Want to learn valuable education that elevates your skills and knowledge in the eyes of homebuyers?

Then the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) is the course for you! The ABR® core course is designed to implement strategies for maintaining contact with buyer-clients and customers as a source of future business. Instructor Adorna Carroll, known as one of most effective facilitators, will help students gain a unique understanding of homebuyers’ needs and how to best serve them.

Take the ABR® core course and then consider earning your ABR designation to receive ongoing specialized information and programs and updates that help you stay on top of the issues/trends in successfully representing homebuyers.

Research has proven that ABR® Designees earn twice as much as agents with no designations, and 95% of homebuyers say that they highly value agent knowledge! So sign up now for the ABR® core course. To learn more about the ABR® designation and the requirements click here.  Please note that Brokers/Managers can attend for free. The discounted price is applicable to the agents who are the guests of Brokers/Managers. Seating is limited.

Next  Member Meeting at GNAR — May 22

8:45AM Refreshments – provided by Louise Murphy of Align Credit Union
9:00AM Speaker – Kevin Sullivan of Sullivan Insurance & Financial
Join us on 5/22 for an informational session on Flood Insurance, FEMA Maps, and the impact which both can have on your transaction.  Kevin Sullivan, a new GNAR Affiliate member, will present and take your questions.  Kevin is the owner of Sullivan Insurance & Financial, Inc. in Haverhill.  To reach Kevin, call 978-372-2790.

GNAR Professional Development

Save the date for a Lunch and Learn — 
GNAR Affiliate Member, Joanne Ryan invites you to attend

May 19 – Noon to 1pm
Lunch will be served….. RSVP to

Would you like to  be better than the competition and stand out above the rest?   SendOutCards is a perfect tool for anyone who has clients AND wants more of them.  Many businesses have standard tools for sending cards to prospective customers but SendOutCards brings it to a more personal and convenient level. After a market analysis, imagine sending a “thank you for your time” card with a photo of the home on it to the prospective seller. Or sending an “I appreciate your business” card customized with a beautiful photo of their home and a package of gourmet brownies or gift card along with it? With SOC you can store contacts’ addresses, set it up to receive reminders of birthdays or the anniversary of a closing and even create a card today that can be mailed out on a future date!

Be the only professional who remembers everyone! Bring your laptop and during the Lunch n Learn I will walk you through creating and mailing a free card to anyone you want. Sendoutcards is an online greeting card and gifting company that prints, addresses and actually mails your greeting to keep you first and foremost in your client’s minds.
A client retained is a client gained. click on OUR PRODUCTS under WATCH VIDEOS for specifics


MLS PIN Classes at GNAR
May 2014

Course Site Date & Start Time
Getting Started: Searching the System Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 05/21/2014 9:30 AM Sign Up
Getting Started: Contact Management Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 05/21/2014 1:00 PM Sign Up






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