ACTIVE CALL FOR ACTION - March 2019 "Help Save CT Real Estate"
CTR members who signed up for text alerts should have received a TEXT Call For Action on Thursday, 3/7/19. Anyone who did not receive or respond to the text Call For Action should have received an EMAIL Call For Action from CTR last week. Please check your text or email for your unique link to take action. Be sure to check your spam folder!

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REMINDER! Any Closings After 2/1/2019
In order for a buyer to get future financial assistance for a crumbling foundation through the indemnity company set up through the State of CT, the buyer or seller needs to have a visual inspection or a core sample test done prior to closing. If a core sample test is done, this information can be transferred to a future buyer of that home. If a visual inspection is done, it will protect that buyer but will not protect future buyers of that home. They would have to have another visual inspection. For more information for you and your clients, please go to https://crumblingfoundations.org.
March/April CE Classes - Elective and Mandatory
March 22nd: 1pm: Mandatory CE, Part 2 REGISTRATION
March 29th: 9am: Discovering Commercial Real Estate REGISTRATION
April 26th: 9am: It's Rented, Now What REGISTRATION
Monthly Interview with Rob: Gov't Affairs Committee Chair
Each month, Rob interviews a GHAR Committee Chairperson to get the scoop. Here's a great video with Government Affairs Committee Chair, Diane McAdams
Government Affairs has important work to do this year - stay informed!

Commercial Continuing Education Classes
Thursday, April 4th| 9am-12pm and/or 1pm-4pm | GHAR
Morning: Listing Commercial Properties: What the buyer or tenant will want to know
Afternoon: Buy the Numbers: Investing in Real Estate
Both courses taught by Ed Smith at GHAR.
CT Commercial Real Estate Conference
Thursday, May 2nd | 2pm-6pm | Delamar Hotel, West Hartford
This informative and interactive conference for Commercial Real Estate is organized by the CT Commercial RE Alliance and UConn Center for Real Estate and includes the following discussions: 

Economic Development Update, Industry Overview, Opportunity Zones
Thanks to Presenting sponsors: Sherwood Inspection Services, CCIM CT Chapter, SIOR
Gold sponsors: Universal Connectivity, Capture Photography, CATIC, Pullman & Comley, Bohler Engineering, Halloran & Sage, Thomaston Savings Bank, Community Investment Corporation
Ad Sponsors: Amodio & Co., Berkshire Hathaway Commercial
**Complimentary valet parking! Cocktail Hour! Hors d'oeuvres!
3 CE Credits!**
Calling All Photographers!! Donations Needed!
Showcase your talents
The Government Affairs Committee of GHAR is looking for donated artwork to auction off at an upcoming fundraiser May 3rd at GHAR. Just supply us with a digital file and we'll do the rest!! A great way to show off your talents - or your friend's talents - or your kid's talents!
Fill out the brief online form so we can reserve a spot for your photo. Email a high resolution file to klangston@gharonline.com.

Professionalism Tip: Quick Feedback
Respond to agent's calls, faxes, and e-mails promptly and courteously.

Sellers are always asking for feedback after showings and it makes everyone look professional when we can respond in a timely fashion. After the showing, the selling agent fills out the quick and easy 'feedback form' in Showing Time. It's then sent directly to the listing agent. Easy and courteous! 

Buy One - GET ONE! Lockbox Sale
GHAR MEMBERS ONLY! Take advantage of this great offer. Buy one lockbox at full price and receive another lockbox for FREE!
Hurry! Sale ends March 31st!

Great Warm Up to St Patty's Day at Hog River!
A great time was had by all! Thanks to the YPN for organizing such a fun event. It wouldn't have happened without our sponsors: Brian Nokes of Farmers Insurance, Robert Jaekle of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Gino Mancini of Liberty Mutual, and Louis Nero of Magnified Home Inspections, LLC

NEW Affinity Discount: West Hartford Lock
10% discount for GHAR members on materials and service! Limited time offer!
Residential & Commercial Locksmith Services including:
  • Re-key your (new) home or office. Who else has an old key?
  • Lockout services, repairs & adjustments.
  • New door hardware… including digital/keyless entry!
  • Licensed Locksmiths, over 75 years in business, woman owned business. *WBE/MBE certified in Hartford and Connecticut.
Use member code: GHAR2019 when you call or email West Hartford Lock to receive 10% off materials & service when you book before April 1st
Gates Scholarship Applications Now Accepted
Over the past 42 years, children of REALTORS® have been awarded scholarships totaling more than $921,000! 

Students can apply for ONE of two scholarship categories: academic excellence, based primarily on academic factors or scholastic achievement, based on academic factors, extracurricular activities and an essay. Note that the selection of recipients is not based in any way on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or any handicap. 
Save the date...
April 27: Rebuilding Together Hartford Volunteer Day
May 3: Tres de Mayo Fundraiser, GHAR lobby
May 15: 3rd Annual Simsbury Stroll for Charity
May 16: Tax Reduction Strategies
May 20: Yard Goats Party Deck, Dunkin Donuts Stadium, Hartford