Weekly News – January 17 – Vol 51

In case you missed it …

LEAD PAINT REGULATIONS

At its meeting on Sept 13th, 2017, the MA Department of Public Health Public Health Council approved the promulgation of amendments to 105 CMR 460.000: Lead Poisoning Prevention and Control. The revised regulations will became effective on Dec. 1, 2017.  The changes lower the threshold blood level defining lead poisoning and thereby expand enforcement of the Lead Law.  The amendment adopts the U.S. Centers for Disease Control suggested lead poisoning level in children with a venous blood lead level of 25µg/dL or greater to a blood lead level of 10µg/dL or greater. Additionally, the amendments remove the deleading standard for a small number of surfaces, specifically some surfaces currently considered “accessible/mouthable”, which could substantially reduce deleading costs.  No changes were made to the disclosure requirements or process for home buyers and sellers, and no changes were made to the obligations for real estate brokers and salespersons.

You can read the summary from the DPH as well as comments from various groups here http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/laws-regs/dph/proposed-regulations/lead-regulations.html

2018 GNAR Dues Deadline –
Avoid a Late fee 

Please note that dues are payable by 12/31/17, with a grace period for payment without a late fee up until 1/31/18.  After 1/31 a late fee of $50 is payable.  Please avoid the late fee!

GNAR member invoices can be paid from home by logging in to Navica AMS.

To Pay your invoice

Go to www.gnarealtor.com and click the MEMBER LOGIN tab on the home page, then click on NAVICA STREAMLINE AMS LOGIN, where you can make your payment securely using this system, as well as print your invoice.  Your NRDS number is required as USER NAME, and PASSWORDis your last name with first initial capitalized, ie Smith.  Your NRDS number may be looked up on the member login page. Or click below to go to the member login page: https://gnarsite.wordpress.com/member-login/

Please consider making your voluntary annual RPAC Contribution with your dues payment.  The importance of RPAC cannot be understated.  Now more than ever, it is critical for REALTORS® across America to come together and speak with one voice about the stability a sound and dynamic real estate market brings to our communities.   RPAC and PAF funds are used to support real estate driven legislature in both MA and DC.

CEU Education Offerings 

Please mark your calendars for the following dates in the first Quarter 2018.

Class enrollment is now open using the AMS Navica system.  When enrolling for one class or two – the confirmation will show the entire day.  Please note, you are enrolled as selected when registering.

The new system will allow for you to have all your course records (taken at GNAR) accessible centrally via the database.  Paper records and certificates should still be kept on file should you be audited by the MA Division of Licensure.

 

Instructor
MONTH

 

DAY

 

TIME

 

COURSE

 

CEU/COURSE

STATE VALID
Andy Consoli
JANUARY
29 9:00-12  NH CORE  NH only NH
  12:30-2:30P Due Diligence (MA/NH) RE97R15 MA/NH
Trisha McCarthy
FEBRUARY
5 9-11:30A Code of Ethics RE33RC11 MA
12-2P Commonly Used Forms Mandatory/ Optional RE39C05 MA
Kimberly Allard
MARCH
5  9-11A RPR (CMA)

RE62RC10

MA
11-1 Facebook Business Skills (Technology & RE Brokerage) RE32RC03 MA
1-3:30 Code of Ethics MA/NAR RE33RC11 MA

MLS PIN Free Training at GNAR Monthly!

Course Date & Start Time
VOW: Getting Started with Your Pinergy Virtual Office Website 01/31/2018 9:30 AM Sign Up
Pinergy’s Contact Management 01/31/2018 1:00 PM Sign Up

 

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Only real estate professionals who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® may call themselves REALTORS®. All REALTORS® must subscribe to NAR’s strict Code of Ethics, which is based on honesty, professionalism and the protection of the public.
More on the importance of being a REALTOR can be found a http://www.nar.realtor or here:  7 Reasons to Work With a REALTOR®
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