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GSAR Member Social.....free to all members!
With special guests.....see below
April 7th - It's a Wing Ding!
Fair Housing Presentation - 11am
Member Social 12-1:30pm
GSAR will be recognizing Fair Housing Month at our April Member Social! We are excited to be welcoming Merrilee Witherell, Executive Director of the Fair Housing Council of CNY to say a few words, and special guest, Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney, who will be presenting a proclamation to the Fair Housing Council. Come at 11am to hear Merrillee speak, then enjoy our social at 12!
Don't forget to register.....we hope to see you there!
Does the thought of social media intimidate you? Don't let it - learn how to make the most of it! Not sure how to get started? This training will help you get started on the most popular sites! Plus, learn from and share tips with your peers. Held in GSAR's computer lab.
CE Credit - get it now!
Seats are still available in the Environmental Home Inspection class on April 12th, 9am-5:30pm. Earn 7.5 hours of CE credit. This course covers just about every environmental issue that real estate agents might encounter, such as mold, lead paint & asbestos to name a just a few. This course and instructor always get great reviews! Click here to register.
In need of a tripod for your smartphone?
Technology Guru, Dick Betts, shares his recipe for a do-it-yourself Smartphone tripod mount for creating your videos, skype, etc!
Save the Date! Plan to participate in the 2011 REALTOR® Nationwide Open House Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5. Join GSAR and other state and local REALTOR® associations across the country hosting the nation's largest open house campaign. Expect regular updates and promotional materials to help drive buyer traffic. More to come!
Home Buying Plans Increase in March According to Siena Research Institute
According to the latest poll by the Siena Research Institute (SRI), New York State consumer home buying plans increased 0.4 points to 4.4 percent in March. Overall, New York State consumer confidence decreased 0.1 points, while the nation's confidence decreased 10 points. At 67.6, New York's overall consumer confidence is 0.1 points above the nation's confidence level of 67.5.
Doug Lonnstrom, Ph.D., professor of statistics and finance at Siena College and SRI founding director, said that New Yorkers are far more optimistic about the future than the national number but about half still expect poor business conditions to persist for the next year.