Annual eKey System Service Fee - Due 6/17
The annual eKey system service fee is due on June 17th by 5:00pm. The 7/1/19 - 6/30/20 annual eKey system service fee covers the use of the entire system, which includes KIM Computer System, GHAR Customer Support and the Supra 800 Agent Support Line. To pay online, visit www.ims.GHARonline.com (instructions are on the individual bill). Call GHAR Member Services at 860-561-1800 with any questions.
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FREE Workshop: Making our Communities Stronger
Wednesday, June 12th | 8:30am to 11am | Holiday Inn, Norwich
This community event takes a deeper dive into housing and lending statistics of minority communities and how building personal wealth through homeownership can benefit everyone. Guest speakers:
  • National Association of Real Estate Brokers CEO, Antoine Thompson
  • Asian Real Estate Association: 2019 National President, Tom Truong
  • StoryMatters, LLC Owner, Bridget K. Brown - Chief Storytelling Officer

Breakfast & registration at 8:30am. Free for all!
Call 860-892-2595 to register. Hosted by Eastern CT Association of REALTORS®
Almost Free CE - $5 Charitable Donation
Friday, June 14th | 9am to Noon | at GHAR
Smart Agents, Smart Clients
Lauren Egan, Dir of Training at SmartMLS, will cover compliance, Matrix and other products like Homesnap Pro. Topics will include Contact Manager, Search, Integrated Tax, Stats, Market Reports and more!

Talcott Mountain Music Fest: The Magic of MOTOWN!
Friday, June 28th | 7:30pm | 22 Iron Horse Blvd, Simsbury
The West Region Committee of GHAR has reserved a special area on the lawn - first come, first served basis. Bring your own chair, food and drink and join us for some fun!! Must register by June 13th to receive the $15 price. Pre-registration is required.

Experience the magic of Motown! Get ready to dance to hits including “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “I Heard it Through the Grapevine,” “My Girl,” and many more!

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Middletown Stroll for Charity
Wednesday, July 17th | 5pm | Esca Wine Bar, Middletown
Join Realtors®, real estate professionals and friends for this ever-popular stroll down Main St. in Middletown to support the Coalition on Housing & Homelessness, a non-profit that strives to end all types of homelessness in Middlesex County, Meriden, and Wallingford and increase collaboration and civic engagement to address housing issues in our region. Only $15 gets you food and give-aways!

The stroll includes the following locations (in order):

Esca
(Sponsored by Kate Gillespie Atkinson, CT Family Resolutions)
La Boca
(Sponsored by Caleb Carney, State Farm Insurance) 
Mezzo
(Sponsored by Mary Beth Bain, Freedom Mortgage and Marie Leavitt of Servpro)

GHAR REALTOR® of the Year - Looking for Nominations!
The REALTOR® of the Year Award is an honor bestowed upon a REALTOR® by their peers at the local level. GHAR wants to recognize an outstanding REALTOR® member for the effort and work done in the interest of their fellow REALTORS®, their profession, and the real estate community at large. Applications will be accepted until July 31st. The award will be presented at the GHAR Holiday & Appreciation party in December!

Legal Tip: Service Animals
Situations can occur that involve the sale or rental of housing where an individual may assert certain rights to have either a service animal or an assistance animal. These issues are both complicated and sensitive and must be handled carefully in order to avoid inadvertent violation of federal laws or regulations. The principal laws that might apply are the Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”) or the Fair Housing Act. These laws apply to different situations and create different sets of rights and obligations. READ MORE.
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September 12th: Annual Charity Golf Tournament, Blue Fox Run, Avon
September 25th: Legal Update/Wine Tasting, Solomon Welles House, Wethersfield
October 10th: Head Shot Photo Day at GHAR
October 18th: REALTOR® Fashion Show