Member News – November 19

2015 NAR Officers Installed

November 10, 2014 — Chris Polychron, a Realtor® in Hot Springs, Ark., was installed as 2015 President of the National Association of Realtors® at the association’s Board of Directors meeting during the 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo.  Click the heading of this article to read more about additional members of the NAR Leadership team installed in at the Annual NAR Conference.

The MAR Installation of Officers and Directors will take place on December 8 at Sturbridge Village.  Corinne Fitzgerald will be the 2015 President installed, with Annie Blatz installed as President-elect.  For more information the MAR installation or for tickets:

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NAR News
NAR Board OKs Drafting of NAR Code of Excellence
The NAR Board of Directors concluded its 2014 meeting in New Orleans last Monday, directing the association to draft what is being called an aspirational Code of Excellence that the Board can consider for approval at a future meeting. The goal is to raise the practice of real estate measurably through increased training in the competencies that consumers value. These include the stewardship of property listing data, managing the privacy and security of consumer information, advocating for property rights, being involved in one’s community, and striving for proficiency in technology. The board also made significant changes to fundraising practices for the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) and made changes that aim to make the enforcement of professional standards more efficient. Access here the comprehensive summary of the NAR Board actions.  

Audit Shows FHA Fund is Healthy, Time to Lower Mortgage Insurance Premiums, Say Realtors®

November 17, 2014 — According to National Association of Realtors® President Chris Polychron: “NAR is pleased that the 2014 Actuarial Review of the Federal Housing Administration released today confirms that the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund is healthy and continues its positive trajectory.” Click the heading above for the full article.

Holiday Party and Installation
of GNAR 2015 Officers and Directors

Order your Tickets Today!  Guests/Spouses welcome!
Please rsvp no later than 12/5 for this fun evening

Join us at Mission Oak on December 11 at 5:30pm to Celebrate the Season and the Installation of the 2015 Board of Directors and Officers for GNAR.  A great time is planned with lots of fantastic food, fun, and frolic. Tickets are just $35 per person – cash bar.  Please mail your check payable to GNAR upon RSVP.  Please RSVP as soon as possible, but no later than 12/5  – Note:  ‘No shows’ will be invoiced if a Yes rsvp is provided to GNAR.  Check payable to GNAR can be mailed before the event to our office, or check or cash at door is preferred – no credit cards at the event.

Thank you to the following
sponsors for the upcoming Installation

(sponsorships still available, please contact GNAR)

    Silver Sponsor

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2015 Membership Dues Invoices

Just 8 Business Days remaining
to enter Early Payment Incentive

Dues invoices have been sent to all members via email.  If you have not yet received your invoice, perhaps your email address needs updating?  Please contact GNAR if you need to update your info.  The Realtor early payment incentive is valid again this year.  Those members (primary) paid by 12/1/14 will be entered in a drawing to receive a refund of their 2015 local/state/national membership dues.  One winner will be announced at the Holiday Party and Installation of Officers and Directors on December 11 at Mission Oak.

December MLS PIN Training Sessions

Course Site Date & Start Time
CMAs and Market Reports Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 12/16/2014 9:30 AM Sign Up
Moving Forward: Listings Management, Public Records, and More Tools Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 12/16/2014 1:00 PM Sign Up

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