Member News – August 27

GNAR Survey currently underway….

Thank you to all that have completed the survey published last week.  If you did not receive it, check your spam filter or contact GNAR.  We’ve had a great response so far and look forward to publishing the results in the coming weeks.  The survey will also be used for a Strategic Planning session in September, so your input is invaluable.  You still have time to submit your response, and be eligible for a $25  Newburyport Chamber gift card drawing, by August 29.

Member Meeting next Thursday 9/4

Summer is winding down, students are heading back to school, and things are happening at GNAR!  Mark your calendars for these dates for September:

  • 9/4 Monthly Member Meeting w/Speaker at GNAR at 9am
    (note:  the specifics on speaker and topic are pending)REGISTRATION FOR THE FOLLOWING CLASSES OPENS TOMORROW:
  • 9/8 Two CEU Class offerings (MA CEU credit only) with instructor Lawrence Kady of the National Assoc of Home Builders
    • Residential New Construction RE46R05
    • Investment RE Cash Flow Analysis RE68C11
  • 9/22 Two CEU Class offerings with instructors Kevin Gannon of Wells Fargo and Wendy Dickes of Regency Mortgage
    • Veteran’s Administration Loans  RE73R11 (Gannon)
    • Resldientail Morgage Loan Market/Credit Today RE47R05 (Dickes)

Broker Open Houses

Please check MLS PIN each week for the Broker Open Houses scheduled for Thursdays. List your Broker Open houses in MLS PIN using the bus icon no later than Wednesday noon each week.  Note: If you wish to promote a luncheon, please be sure to send your flyer in jpeg format to GNAR before noon on Wednesday.

BROKER OPEN with/Danish TOMORROW – August 27, 2014
111 Ferry Road, Unit A, Newburyport – 10-11AM
(double click flyer image for full size or to print a copy)

Broker Open House - Kim Ferry Road


Community News

Save the date for Sunday, August 31, to attend the Newburyport Lantern Festival at the Bartlett Mall.  In the Asian tradition, friends and families will gather to remember loved ones and make wishes for the future.  Live performances, picnicking, and lantern decorating will take place at the Mall.  Suggested donation to benefit Ovarian Cancer Awareness of Greater Newburyport is only $10.  For additional info, please feel free to contact GNAR member, Ann Marie Salmon, or email

FROM NAR . . .

.REALTOR Domain Available Oct. 23
NAR’s .REALTOR top-level domain will be available October 23 to members of NAR and the Canadian Real Estate Association. The domain will also be made available to state and local REALTOR® associations, association multiple listing services, affiliated institutes, societies and councils, and NAR strategic business partners. More<>. Additional info is in a press release<>


Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI)
offered in Six Modules….gri_banner_14_5

 Have you been considering getting the GRI designation?  The GRI program is underway and in October, GNAR will host one of the modules.  To obtain your GRI, contact the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS or visit  the new GRI website.

Who is it for?

Earning the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation is a way to stand out to prospective home buyers and sellers as a REALTOR® who has gained in-depth market knowledge, increased proficiency in a broad array of subjects to enhance professionalism and business success.

For details on the classes in October at GNAR:

The GRI program covers many in its series of courses for those who are looking to become more successful, professional, and knowledgeable about the industry. The GRI program focuses on:

-New technology
-Marketing yourself/business
-Specific sales techniques
-Environmental issues, and more….

GRI courses are taught by real estate practitioners, who are seasoned instructors and experts in these fields. They provide students with first-hand, personal experiences while demonstrating the true results of success.

How the Graduate REALTOR® can increase your value:

GRI courses are designed to provide agents with the permanent skills needed for longevity. The consumer could see an agent in a different light– they will feel comfortable hiring YOU versus an untrained licensee. After taking the GRI courses, new and long term REALTORS® will be confident in themselves, and have a heightened knowledge of the competitive and changing real estate industry.

Extra perks the Graduate REALTOR®  offers:

– The GRI courses are designed to meet the lifestyle and budget of today’s REALTOR®.
– One GRI course can offer 2-10 Continuing Education credits.
– GRI courses provide valuable networking opportunities. During these live courses students meet fellow agents and develop strong referral business.

MLS PIN Classes for September

Course Site Date & Start Time
Getting Started: Searching the System Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 09/24/2014 9:30 AM Sign Up
Getting Started: Contact Management Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 09/24/2014 1:00 PM Sign Up



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