Member News – September 24

GNAR Member Meeting on 10/2

MARK YOUR CALENDARS . . . . . the next member meeting at GNAR will take place October 2, 2014 in the downstairs Training Room – Refreshments at 8:45am, featured speaker at 9am.

We are excited to welcome back affiliate member, Rob Ciampitti, Attorney at Law.  Rob also serves as Vice Chair of the Newburyport Zoning Board of Appeals and will provide updates from his Spring visit on how the new zoning regs may be impacting residents.  Please mark your calendars, you won’t want to miss this update……

GNAR Annual Breakfast Meeting
Stripers Grille, Salisbury – October 16

Please join us for a delicious breakfast buffet at 8am, with meeting agenda starting at 8:30am.  Your evite response is requested… we will need to provide a catering count by 10/10.  This meeting is the Annual election of officers, please see email sent yesterday for the agenda and proposed Slate of Officers and Directors for 2015.

Generously Sponsored by
the Institution for Savings

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Member Mixer – TOMORROW…

The Grog in Newburyport – September 25, 2014
starting at 5:30pm

Join your fellow REALTORS and Affiliates for a bit of ‘grog’ and refreshments.  Always a fun, informal event.  Each month our generous affiliates host this mixer and provide the refreshments and raffles.  Thank you to the following for hosting the food and raffle prizes this month:

Food Sponsors
Mike Moscone, First Ipswich Bank
Denise Parry, Parry & Parry Professional Corp.
Rob Ciampitti, Attorney at Law
Lance Adie, Bank of America
Raffle Sponsors
Donald Fornier, Attorney at Law
Mike Galatis, Fairway Independent Mortgage


Broker Open Houses Tomorrow 9/25

REMINDER:  Please 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.


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FROM NAR . . . .

Apply for Emeritus Status by Oct. 2

Have you been a continuous member of NAR for 40 years or more?  If yes, please read the following:

Reminder: Oct. 2 is the deadline to complete certification forms for REALTOR® Emeritus status, which recognizes REALTOR® and REALTOR®-Associate members with 40 years of continuous membership in NAR. Applications must be submitted no later than October 2 to be considered for approval by the Board of Directors at the REALTOR® Conference & Expo in November. Information, forms and eligibility requirements are at For more info contact Mary Glick 800/874-6500 , ext. 8831.


Mark your calendars for the remainder of the year for Classes offered at GNAR:

  • October 20 – Pete West of RCA-MA (REALTOR’S Commercial Alliance of MA) – 2CEU credit class
  • November 3 – Kathy Roosa with 6 hours of CEU Class –  valid for both MA and NH CEU credits

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

 REGISTER TODAY!  See your Office Manager for discount information!
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:

MLS PIN Classes Offered
Monthly at GNAR

Getting Started: Contact Management Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 10/28/2014 9:30 AM Sign Up
VOW: Getting Started with your Virtual Office Website Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 10/28/2014 12:30 PM Sign Up

 Community News . . . . .

Register now for the GNOCA 5K Run/Walk in Honor of Jackie Poor & Paula Holm – THIS SUNDAY, September 28, 2014

You’re invited to enjoy a 5K run or family-friendly stroll through scenic Newburyport, starting and ending at Michael’s Harborside. Preregister on-line by Friday, September 26, at noon or register (beginning at 8:30 a.m.) on race day. Click here for more information or to register.

Thank you to everyone who is involved in raising awareness of ovarian cancer in Greater Newburyport! Our efforts are helping women to recognize signs sooner, seek treatment earlier, and potentially saving lives!


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