Member News – October 1

Realtor® Safety 

The following link provides the monthly October “Notes From the Legal Hotline” published by MAR.  This article includes many safety tips for REALTORS to consider.   In light of the tragic murder of REALTOR®  Beverly Carter in Arkansas, this article offers steps that can be taken immediately to improve your safety.  The MAR Legal Hotline is also available for any questions you may have, or speak with your office manager for assistance and concerns.  Notes from the MAR Legal Hotline 10_01_2014 Realtor Safety

Member Meeting at GNAR tomorrow

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 join us tomorrow at GNAR, for the latest update.

FROM NAR . . . . . 

About the News Corp Agreement to Purchase Move Inc.

September 30, 2014

On Sept. 30 at 6:30 a.m. Eastern Time, News Corp and Move Inc., announced a planned News Corp acquisition of Move Inc.

News Corp owns major business and consumer titles, including The Wall Street Journal, and holds a majority stake in REA Group Limited (“REA”), operator of the leading Australian residential property website,

NAR’s leadership is supportive of the acquisition and of News Corp’s vision for Move. This is good news for REALTORS® as well as for consumers, advertisers, and everyone involved in the real estate market.

Want to know more? Read REALTOR® Magazine’s story on the announcement and review the following FAQs. More information will become available in the coming weeks and months.

FROM MAR . . . .

Today is the Last Day to Register for MAR Conference & Tradeshow!

On Wednesday October 1st @ 5:00pm the 2014 MAR Conference & Tradeshow registration will end. The event is almost sold out, and if you don’t want to miss your chance to see Stefan Swanepoel, Max Pigman, Leigh Brown, and many more click above link to register!

GNAR Annual Breakfast Meeting

October 16, 2014 – Stripers Grille, Salisbury – 8am

Please respond to the evite sent by GNAR last week.  A delicious breakfast buffet will be served at 8am, with meeting agenda starting at 8:30am.  Help shape the future of GNAR.  The agenda will include the Report of the Nominating Committee, which when accepted, confirms the Slate of Officers for 2015-2016.  Also on the agenda:

  • Results of the recent GNAR Realtor Member Survey
  • 2015 Proposed Budget and
  • 2015 Strategic Plan

  Generously Sponsored by
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Broker Open Houses, Tomorrow 10/2

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.

Thursday 11:45am – 1pm

Priscilla Pub



(double click flyer images to view in  full size or to print a copy)


Now enrolling:

Image 1 Studios will provide a 30-minute class “How to Take Great Pictures of Homes and Properties” and complimentary photo sittings for members of the Greater Newburyport Association of Realtors on Thursday October 9.  Please register for the class or sitting using the eventbrite link:

This class will answer the question “How Do I Take Great Pictures of Homes and Properties?” As we all know, having quality photographs of our listings is critical. This 30 minute class begins at 9:30 a.m. sharp. Image 1 Studios will donate $5.00 per attendee to Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center.   All attendees will be registered for door prizes to be drawn at the end of the class and a drawing for a New Apple i-Pad, at the end of the month!

GNAR member photography sessions will begin immediately following the class. There is absolutely no cost or obligation. Images will be available for purchase, but again, there is no obligation.

        Your 45 minute appointment includes all of the following:

  • Photo session with your Image 1 Studios photographer
  • Pose selection immediately following photography
  • Member-directed image editing/retouching while you watch (remove/reduce wrinkles, blemishes, scars; brighten/straighten teeth; remove/reduce double chin; enhance eye color, etc.)
  • Image formatting as per your office website specs
  • Limited appointments available starting on 10/9, register with GNAR today!

Everyone who does not have a current professional photograph, needs an update, or is a new agent can schedule an appointment today. There are just a few spots remaining, once we reach capacity for 10/9, we may schedule another date later in the month of October.

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 . . . . .

Please submit any relevant news for the GNAR Community to before the publishing deadline of noon each Wednesday.


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