Also, please direct all of your customers and clients to cnyREALTOR.com to download a $1 off coupon for the Parade of Homes! Plus, they can view the listings for the Parade homes all at once!
September is REALTOR Safety Month!
Check out this App for your Blackberry, iPhone, and coming very soon for Droid:
Moby for Real Estate Professionals - No matter where your work takes you, Moby is there to make sure you are safe. Moby makes it safer to be alone and provides you, your family, and your colleagues with that much needed peace of mind. Transform your smartphone into your personal safety device! Developed specifically for real estate agents!
Safely check in at open houses
Alert your colleagues if you feel unsafe
Location sharing in unfamiliar neighborhoods, and more
"The EVENT" will take place at the Best Western in Watertown. We will have 6.5 hours of great CE, a vendor fair offering a wide variety of services and information YOU need for your business, and you can have lunch with NYSAR's popular "Gadget Dawgs" who will assist you with developing a mobile office that will help you obtain more listings and sales.
Stay for an hour or stay for the day. You won't want to miss this great "EVENT!" Sign up now for the best prices on CE.
Click here to view the event flyer for more details!
Central New York Economy
CLICK HERE for great information and stats about the economy in Central New York, from the New York State Department of Labor
It's time to learn about Medicare!
Annual Open Enrollment is 10/15 - 12/7. Now's the perfect time to ask about Medicare options for you or your loved ones. Get answers to all your questions on Medicare Advantage Plans, Part D coverage, and Medicare Supplement Plans.
September 20th 9am at GSAR
GSAR Affiliate member, Clark Gronsbell of Fiscal Fitness, will be present with information and applications.
Call 315-477-1906 today to reserve your seat.
For accommodation of persons with special needs call 315-477-1906, TTY 711.
Do you subscribe to Kurio?
Kurio is our wireless product. If so, please call Cindy at 457-5979 ext.26 to put your credit card on file with us for the monthly $6.95 billing. This is now mandatory, your card will be automatically charged each month. If you already have your card on file for this, please disregard. If you decide to unsubscribe to Kurio, please call us to let us know. Thank you.
Upcoming Continuing Education
The Home Inspection Experience with Tom Sherman
Sept. 21, 9am-12:30pm 3.5 CEUs
Creative Financing with Donavan Pieterse
Sept. 22 9am-1pm 4.0 CEUs
Agency, Ethics, and Fair Housing-Only Good Business with Don Radke
Oct. 11, 13 & 14 8:30am-5pm each day 22.5 CEUs
Satisfies all mandatory education requirements
Register at least 10 days in advance and receive a 20% discount!
BJ's Discounted Memberships
For GSAR members only! Stop in to the GSAR office between September 1st and September 15th to sign up for your discounted membership.
$43.20 including tax for 15 months of membership, plus a second membership card for another household member.
We only do these sign-ups quarterly, and you cannot get this deal in the store. So, if you have a current membership that expires before December, renew with this deal and it will just extend your current membership out 15 months.
Just stop in to the GSAR office between 8:30am and 4:30pm M-F.
Attention Brokers and Managers:
Please sign up today to attend our next Broker/Manager meeting:
September 27th at 2pm
We will be discussing many important topics including lockbox procedures, ListHub, and a special presentation on "Lending Products and Mortgage Insurance: Their Affect on Real Estate Sales" by Craig Lonsinger from Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation, and Greg May from Tompkins Trust Company.
These meetings are always well-attended, we encourage all Brokers and Managers to come! You will be updated on many different topics that affect your business. Click here to reserve your seat now!
Code of Ethics always at Top of Mind!
Article 3: Cooperate with other real estate professionals to advance your client's best interests. Article 3 obligates REALTORS® to cooperate with their competitors on mutually agreed upon terms when it is in the best interest of the client. This obligation promotes harmonious teamwork by competitors to the benefit of buyers/tenants and sellers/lessors. The real estate market is best served when individuals with a variety of skills and resources work together.
Disclose the existence of accepted offers, including offers with unresolved contingencies, to brokers seeking to cooperate on your listing (Standard of Practice 3-6; Case Interpretation 3-10).
Avoid misrepresenting the availability of property listed with your firm (Standard of Practice 3-8)
From NAR's "Basic Principles of the Code of Ethics" and NAR's "Professionalism in Real Estate Practice" manual
Thank you to Susan and Robert Acker, Fay Christensen, Sydney Vault, Laura Lenze, Paula Bartlett, and Artemis Voudouris who have dropped off their donations!
Help GSAR do something big for the community by collecting something little!
We know that our members travel a lot during the summer months, so you have access to sample sizes of toiletries that get discarded if you don't need them. These sample items can go a long way toward helping local charities!
Now through October, we will be collecting as many small toiletries as possible, and donating them to Vera House, and the Dorothy Day House. Both of these are local charities that can really use these types of donations! They must be unused bottles/bars of soap, shampoo, lotion, shower gel, toothpaste, etc.
The member that collects the most bottles and brings them in will receive 22.5 hours of FREE CE for 2012! This is a $270 value!
Click here to read more about the contest and learn more about Vera House and the Dorothy Day House. Pass it on to all GSAR members - let's make this BIG!!!