Member News – July 22

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From: Chris Polychron, NAR President
RE: NAR Call for Action on Patent Reform Legislation
IMPORTANT – One click is all it takes!CLICK LINK below to respond to this important CFA:
Call For Action: Stop Patent Trolls

On Monday, July 13th NAR launched a Call for Action to all REALTORS® asking them to contact their Members of Congress and urge support for H.R. 9 – The Innovation Act.  

Why should REALTORS® care about Patent Reform?  You may think a “Patent Troll” can’t disrupt your business but individual REALTORS®, Brokers and Multiple Listing Services have all been targeted with vague and deceptive letters alleging patent infringement to demand unjustified payments for using basic technology like dropdown menus, website search functions, and even office scanners.

Currently a loophole in our legal system allows “patent trolls” to disrupt businesses, big and small, local and national, by demanding fees for the use of common business technologies. The Innovation Act – H.R. 9 – would close these loopholes.

While the opposition to H.R. 9 has been very vocal and is trying to delay the vote, our efforts to encourage a vote have been noticed on Capitol Hill and the House Leadership has signaled that a vote could take place next week. Now is the time to get every REALTOR® to answer the Call for Action and help convince the House of Representatives to pass this legislation of vital importance to the real estate industry.

Please take action. Congress listens when REALTORS® speak with a strong and unified voice.
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Chris Polychron
2015 NAR President

This week’s BROKER OH

this week in MLS PIN . . .

Visit MLS PIN for all Broker Open Houses listed each Thursday.
Please visit the following listings, tomorrow, July 23:

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
11 Cortland Lane, West Newbury
Keller Williams Realty, Melanie Cosgrove (978) 835-6328
Willis and Smith Group

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM – Wine and Cheese
62 Kent Street,  Newburyport
Broker Wine & Cheese Garden Party.   Come see the ambiance of this elegant Federal home, then enjoy wine and appetizers in the courtyard garden.

Flyer - Wine Cheese Garden Party 62 Kent

4:30 PM to 6:00 PM – Wine and Cheese
1 Illsley Hill, West Newbury
Stone Ridge Properties, Jennifer German (978) 360-2526

Please come view this spectacular property!!  Wine and cheese will be served as you take in all the splendor. Cheers! Jennifer


GNAR Community Food Drive – NOW THRU August 14, 2015

Just a reminder, collection bins have been placed at various REALTOR offices for dry goods and personal items which are needed for our local food pantries to include — Our Neighbors Table, Pettengill House, and the Salvation Army.   You may drop off at bins at Coldwell Banker, Keller Williams, RE/MAX On the River, and Stone Ridge Properties.COMMUNITY FOOD DRIVE

Thank you to Nancy Purcell for organizing this initiative.  *Please note, check donations must be made payable directly to the organizations (not GNAR) and can also be dropped off at the participating sites.

The flyer highlights the food and non-food items that are most sought after by these organizations.  Thank you in advance for giving back to the community.

Double click the flyer image for full-size or to print and post in your offices.

No cost to you!
MLS PIN Training at GNAR

Tuesday, August 18 —  Register today

Course Site Date & Start Time
Moving Forward: Listings Management, Public Records, and More Tools Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 08/18/2015 9:30 AM Sign Up
CMAs and Market Reports Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 08/18/2015 12:30 PM Sign Up

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