Member News – August 27

Member Mixer Tonite August 27

Join us for our member mixer tonite, at Surfside 5 (next door to Blue Ocean Music Hall), a great outdoor patio awaits –  from 5:30-7:30pm.  Great food, fun, and friends.  Raffles and refreshments provide by our awesome affiliates, Liz Ryan, Tom Godbout, and Rick Hydren.   Let’s celebrate the Summer in style – outdoors!  Cash bar.

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GNAR Call for Nominations

extended thru tomorrow 8/28

The 2016 Slate of Officers and Directors has the following openings:

President-Elect (automatically succeeds the President) 
Secretary (one-year term)
Treasurer (one-year term)
Local Director (3-year term)
MAR Alternate Directors (two open, 1-year term each)

Contact GNAR for more information and a packet of information regarding each role including the Officer Candidate Form to submit your interest in becoming a Board Member.    We value your participation in the association.  As you know, there are significant changes within our industry that you will learn about first hand through board participation.  In addition to your local participation at GNAR, you’ll also gain invaluable experience with both the Massachusetts (MAR) and National Association (NAR) of REALTORS.

Please fax or email completed forms no later than AUGUST 28 Wednesday, August 5, 2015 to 978-462-2839 fax or

The Slate of Officers will be published in accordance with GNAR Bylaws at least three weeks prior to the election of Officers & Directors.  Elections for 2016 Board positions will be held at the GNAR Annual Membership meeting on October 15, 2015.  Please mark annual meeting date on your calendar.

*At present, positions on the board and voting is open to REALTOR members only, Affiliate members are welcome to attend the Annual Membership meeting but are not voting members of the Association.


New offers! NAR announces the addition of two new offerings to REALTORS® Insurance Marketplace, under the REALTOR Benefits® Program: Members Telehealth and Accident Deductible Protection, a supplementary health plan to major medical.

  1. Members Telehealth provides NAR members with 24/7/365 access to MDLIVE, a network of over 2,300 U.S. state licensed and board-certified physicians and therapists who may be accessed for non-emergency medical issues through telephone, smartphone app, web chat, or email (email feature varies by state due to state regulations) and who may diagnose, treat, and provide prescriptions where appropriate. Common conditions treated include allergies, asthma, cold and flu, counseling, ear infections, injuries, infections, aches/pain, nausea/vomiting, rashes, sore throat, stress, and more. Telehealth is currently one of the biggest trends in digital medicine and MDLIVE is a leading provider, enabling NAR members with the opportunity to access quality care wherever they might be. There is a mobile app for use in scheduling appointments and maintaining records and the average length of time from booking to appointment is approximately 22 minutes.  The plan is offered as a monthly subscription service and NAR members receive a group discounted monthly rate.
  1. Accident Deductible Protection is a supplementary health plan that helps pay for out-of-pocket medical expenses incurred through an accident. It’s designed to supplement major medical insurance plans that have high out-of-pocket costs and deductibles. There are multiple plan levels with deductibles ranging from $100 to $250, and benefits that pay up to $10,000. Individual and Family coverage is available and members have the freedom to choose any provider. Bonus! Members Telehealth is included in this plan at no extra cost. This plan has exclusive discounted rates for NAR members.

Visit and to learn more. Information can also be found at

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Weekly Broker Open Houses

Please visit MLS PIN for complete listing of broker tour information
each Thursday (be sure to input your listings by noon each Wednesday)

Double click flyer below if you wish to open in a new window or print a copy….

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
15 Walnut St, Newburyport, MA – $1,250,000
Come tour this stunning home while enjoying a light lunch
Brian Raiche, Keller Williams    (978) 457-2198

12:00-1:30pm see flyer below:

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MLS PIN Training at GNAR (free!)

Tuesday, September 23

Course Site Date & Start Time
Getting Started: Searching the System Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 09/23/2015 9:30 AM Sign Up
Getting Started: Contact Management Greater Newburyport Association of REALTORS® 09/23/2015 1:00 PM Sign Up

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