GHAR 2019 Membership Dues - If you haven't already paid
We look forward to providing you with even more education, support, events, and tools for you to be successful in 2019! It's important to us that you get the help and support you need from an association that is relevant, available, and knowledgeable. We appreciate your membership and look forward to serving you in the year ahead! Here is a list of all your current benefits from GHAR, CTR, and NAR. Be sure to take advantage of us!

The GHAR 2019 membership renewal was due on January 1, 2019To avoid a $30 reinstatement fee and suspension, payment must be received by 5pm on January 31, 2019. Please make your payment via the "My Outstanding Invoices" link in Internet Member Services. Instructions are on your individual bill.

If you have any questions, please call Member Services at 860-561-1800. Thank you for your membership.
CTR Legislative Issues - Stay Informed!
  1. Authorizing a pilot program for certain municipalities to do a buyer's conveyance tax to preserve or purchase open space. This year, it has been raised in the Environment Committee, rather than Planning and Development where CTR has stopped it in the past. (HB 5254)
  2. A proposal to increase ALL occupational licenses by 75% to permit new occupational licensees at lower cost of entry by reducing those to 25%. (SB 9)
  3. A proposal for a 1 mil statewide property tax. (SB 431)
  4. A proposal for school consolidations that will very significantly reduce the number of schools - REALTORS in some towns are already worried about their Spring Market with any threat of school closures in their communities (SB 454)

On the plus side, we are seeing numerous proposals we initiated - for a First Time Home Buyer Savings Account program, to Repeal the Estate and Gift Tax and the Student Debt Assistance program.
 
CTR needs your help! Sign up for text messaging and prepare to take action when needed: http://ctrealtors.com/text
Legal Forms Update - Supplemental
The following forms have been updated:
Blank Addendum to the Real Estate Purchase Contract, Concrete/Foundation Advisories for Buyers and Sellers, Exclusive Agency Listing Contract, Exclusive Right to Lease Listing Contract, Exclusive Right to Lease or Sell with Option to Buy, Open Listing Contract and Request for Confirmation of Offer Submittal.
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FREE CE Class at GHAR - $5 Charitable Donation
The following CE class is free with a $5 donation to the GHAR Foundation!
March 21st, 9am to 12pm: Smart Agents, Smart Clients with Lauren Egan. 3 elective CE Credits. Course includes compliance, Matrix and other products, Homesnap Pro. Including, Contact Manager/Search/Integrated Tax, Stats/Market Reports and More!
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NEW! Affinity Discount with Capture
Aerial Imaging (Drone Photography & Video), Professional Photography and Matterport 3D

Dashboard link:

Use the Member Code: GHAR2019 (twice). Once to get into the dashboard and a 2nd time to get into the Categories of Products. Click on Order Now to place your order and take advantage of GHAR member discounts.
In Memoriam
It is with a heavy heart that we acknowledge the passing of Charles Hartigan, William Raveis in Avon. Charlie was a successful Realtor who always went the extra mile to make genuine relationships with his clients. He was involved with numerous committees at GHAR and he will be missed. Contributions in Charlie's memory can be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute's Cholangiocarcinoma Research Fund in Boston:
Save the date...
March 1, 9am: Adapting to Shifting Communication Styles
March 8, 9am: Rentals: Rules of the Road
March 13, 5:30pm: St Patty's Day Warm Up, Hog River Brewery
March 22: CT Real Estate Agency Law Review & Fair Housing - Part I,II
March 29, 9am: Introduction to Commercial Real Estate
April 27: Rebuilding Together Hartford Volunteer Day