GSAR Members News and Events

National Association of REALTORS® sends out a Call To Action regarding "Patent Trolls"

"Patent Trolls" affect individual REALTORS®, Brokers and Multiple Listing Services by using targeted lawsuits. Patent trolls use abusive patent litigation tactics and do not invent, make, or sell anything. They buy patents from others for the sole purpose of launching frivolous lawsuits against legitimate businesses, including the real estate industry. Congress needs to be made aware of these detrimental Patent Trolls.

Nominees for the open 2016 GSAR Board of Directors positions have been selected.

Eight nominees have been selected to fill the five open spots on GSAR's Board of Directors for 2016. You can read about each nominee by clicking on the attachment below. GSAR will be hosting a Wine Social & Meet the Candidates event on September 10th (immediately following Raising the Bar #3). Each nominee will be given the opportunity to talk a little bit about themselves and get to explain why they believe they would be the best fit for the board.

Learn How to Crush It as a New Agent

"If you can't afford classes right off the bat, network with other successful agents in your office and learn from them. Go to brokerage events, real estate conventions, and training events. Emulate and surround your self with successful people."~Shay Hata, BHHS KoenigRubloff Realty Group To read the whole article from RISMedia click here.

RPR®- REALTORS Property Resouce Webinar for July

RPR is more than a comprehensive database. It provides tools and resources to help expand your business. During this webinar, you'll learn how to: use RPR to improve prospecting and farming strategies; run accurate comp analyses; identify distressed properties and their impact on neighborhoods; and set industry standard values on home investment. You'll also get a quick overview of RPR Mobile™.

Live Webcast on Closing Process Changes

Save the date of July 16th. REALTOR® Magazine is hosting a live webcast on what your members need to know about the closing process changes coming later this year and how to help keep transactions on track as the new process and forms take effect. The webcast will be Thursday, July 16, at 2 p.m. Eastern time, and will feature attorney Phil Schulman of K&L Gates, an expert on federal closing rules, and NAR Senior Counsel Finley Maxson. Register.