Annual Golf Tournament - or Come to Dinner!
Thursday, September 12th | 11:30am lunch | Blue Fox Run, Avon
Lunch! Golf! Dinner! Drinks! Live Music! Raffles! FUN!
Golf or not! Just come and enjoy dinner. Only $120 per person ($40 for dinner only).

Proceeds to benefit Rebuilding Together Hartford, a nonprofit that helps low-income homeowners. Also, a portion of the proceeds will honor of long-time committee member, Charlie Hartigan. All are welcome! 

Commercial and Investment Real Estate Certification
Thursday, September 12, 13, and 20th | GHAR
This extensive program teaches the foundations needed to provide commercial and investment real estate brokerage services. This program includes topics from all of my courses and new material. Instructor Ed Smith, 9 CE Credits

Successful completion of 22.5 hours of instruction (three 7.5 hour courses), is required for certification. Graduates receive a Certificate of Completion and will be recognized as “Commercial and Investment Real Estate Certified” (CIREC) agents.
Wine, Cheese, and Legal-Ease
Wednesday, September 25th | 5pm to 7pm | Solomon Welles House, Wethersfield
Attorneys Lou Tavano, Scott McCuin and Michael Bonanno will answer your legal questions all while offering a wine tasting and purchasing opportunities! Non perishable items and monetary donations will also be collected for the Wethersfield Food Bank.
Organized by the South Region Committee of GHAR. Thanks to sponsor: Freedom Mortgage

2 CE Classes to Keep you Safe
September 27th | 9am- 12pm and/or 1pm-4pm | GHAR
Numerous strategies you can protect your data, use of various tools to ensure the data that criminals want is impossible to get
Explore the journey of paper or digital information and how it can wind up in the wrong hands, insight into criminals minds and the methods they use to exploit your information. Reverse-engineer criminals’ strategies to teach you how to use these strategies to protect yourself.
Pictured: Instructor Robert Siciliano. Both courses meet the requirements for 3 elective continuing education credits
Nominations for GHAR Officers & Directors
The GHAR Nominating Committee has nominated the following members to serve as

Additional candidates for the officers and directorships to be filled may be nominated by a petition signed by at least 1% of the REALTOR® members. The petition must be filed at GHAR at least thirty (30) days before the election (September 17th), and the Association shall send notice of such additional nomination to members eligible to vote before the election. The official election meeting will be held on Thursday, October 17th at 10:00am at The River in Wethersfield. Only REALTOR® members in good standing of GHAR are eligible to vote. Members are urged to vote online starting on September 18th. Requests for a petition form may be made by contacting Shelley Devanney or call 860.561.1800 ext. 1009.
Scholarship Opportunity $$$ for New GHAR Members
In an effort to ease the financial burden of a new REALTOR® member just starting in the business, the GHAR Bridge Committee has created the New GHAR Member Scholarship. Scholarships are based on a one-time reimbursement of REALTOR® fees paid (exclusive of licensing) and will be awarded to a newly licensed agent within 6 months to 2 years of application. To be considered, please submit the following information and documentation when applying. Deadline to apply is October 1st.
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Congratulations to GHAR member: Linda Byrne
Linda's comments about C2EX: "The program is very interesting. It pulls together everything that has been going on in our industry plus the areas of professionalism that we all aspire towards and puts it in one place. I did learn a thing or two, whether or not I knew it once and forgot it or never knew doesn't matter, I still finished feeling more informed. I recommend taking C2EX to refresh your mindset and business approach. It's free and worth every penny!"
Never enter a property without permission, even if it is vacant and you have a lockbox key or combination. A vacant property should still be treated as someone’s home. Also, never give a buyer the lockbox combination and allow them to enter a listed property unaccompanied or to allow any unaccompanied access to the property without permission. This includes appraisers and inspectors.

Discounted Drone Package for GHAR members!
 
Basic Aerial Stills Package is only $174.99 (NON GHAR = $199) 
Includes 10 Fully Edited Drone Stills per property (Competitors are $199 for 5 stills and are all unedited)

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.
Save the date...
Oct 10th: Head Shot Photo Day at GHAR
Oct 18th: “REALTORS® en Vogue” Charity Fashion Show
Oct 25th: Haunted Hayride, Flamig Farm, West Simsbury
Nov 14th: Tax Tips for the Real Estate Professional, Taphouse 150, Cromwell
Nov 20th: NYC Bus Trip