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Membership Directory Coming Soon!
Please make sure your contact information is correct with GSAR! We will be running our roster in early March for the 2011 Membership Directory. In order for this publication to be as accurate as possible, we rely on you to update your personal information! It only takes seconds! DEADLINE TO UPDATE IS FEB. 18TH, 2011!
Click here and visit your account to make sure we have your correct phone numbers and e-mail address!
Salespersons Licensing Class
Do you know someone interested in getting into real estate? If so, please pass on to them that we have a salespersons licensing course starting February 15th!
Thank you to all that attended our "Pizza Parlor" Social yesterday! What a great turnout!
Our next social is March 10th from 12-1:30 here at GSAR. "FAT THURSDAY" - Come by for some Mardi Gras fun!!!
We are asking for you to register, so we can better gauge what the attendance will be. Click here to register!
All of the socials for the first 6 months of the year are sponsored by Christopher Otis State Farm Insurance - they are doing a great job of spicing things up! Thanks, Chris!!!
Here are the dates for the next socials:
March 10th - Fat Thursday - 12-1:30
April 7th - Wing Ding - 12-1:30
May 5th - BBQ Bash - 12-1:30
June 9th - Sweet Treat - 2:30-4
Hope to see you there! Please register!
Attention Brokers and Managers
Please note, there is a Broker/Manager meeting scheduled for February 16th at 2:00pm. Please try to attend - many important topics will be discussed! Click hereto register.
Get on the Social Media Bandwagon!
We have had much success with our Social Media classes so far, so we are going to keep them going!
On February 17th, we are offering two sessions.
9:30am-11:30am is a Hands-on session for beginners. This is in our computer lab, so seating is limited.
11:30-1:30pm is a Social Media roundtable for experienced users. If you have any social media experience and would like to share your likes/dislikes, tricks and tips, or have some questions you need answered, please come to the roundtable! Pizza will be served.
You must register first for either session, click here.
Broker Licensing Course
Interested in becoming a licensed broker/associate broker? Class begins February 28th. Registration deadline is February 21st. View the requirements for the license and download the schedule at the NY Licensing for Brokers page on our website here or contact Sue in the education department for details at email@example.com
Lenders Acknowledge Credit Standards are Too Restrictive
2011 NAR President Ron Phipps discusses meeting with Citibank, Treasury and FHFA, and the acknowledgment that credit requirements are too restrictive.
The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) has reported that pending home sales improved further in December, marking the fifth gain in the past six months.
The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contracts signed in December, rose 2 percent to 93.7, up from 91.9 in November. In the Northeast, the index increased 1.8 percent to 73.9 but is 5.3 percent below December 2009.
NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun credits good affordability conditions and economic improvement for increase.