New Haven Middlesex Association of REALTORS® ENews

Annual Association Dues Renewal
Have you submitted your membership dues for 2018? If you're not sure that you have paid your dues, p lease log on to the NHMR Member Portal or call the Association office at 203-234-7700.   For unpaid accounts, if we do not receive payment immediately, your SMARTMLS Access will be suspended. 
signing_documents.jpg Special Training Sessions:  
Purchase and Sale Agreement Form & Riders 

NHMR Old Saybrook

A newly adopted Purchase & Sale Agreement form and Riders are now available to NHMR members via the CTR Forms library in Instanet and ZipLogix. 




Thursday, April 12th ~ 1-3 pm

Attorney Matthew Mancini of MPF Attorneys at Law will be reviewing the forms and discussing them from both a legal and practical perspective. Session will include a Q & A. Members can also submit questions ahead of time. Email questions to:

Please make sure to register as soon as possible, these sessions will fill up! -  Click Here to Register
Continuing Education
Mandatory & Elective Courses Available in North Haven & Old Saybrook!!
Register online, and choose to redeem your FREE CE earned by on-time dues payment right on the portal! 

Questions about CE Requirements? Click here

Current NAR Mandated Code of Ethics Cycle is  1/1/2017 - 12/31/2018
Between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2018, every active NAR REALTOR® member is required to complete Code of Ethics training.  REALTORS® who have completed this training as a requirement of membership in another association are not required to complete additional ethics training until the next ethics cycle.

Please note: If you took Ethics training at another school or Association it is your responsibility, as a REALTOR, to provide proof of completion to your primary Association before December 31, 2018. Email certificate of completion to Jackie Raposo at
Click here to learn more about the NAR Mandate regarding Code of Ethics training.
How Do I Get My CE Certificates??
We have gotten questions from Members asking how they can obtain their CE certificates, once they have completed a class. 
* Go to

* Log into the NHMR Member Portal:
  • Look for the blue box that says "Member Portal" and click on that box
  • Use your NRDS number as your username
  • (If you don't know your NRDS click on the bottom to the right that says "Get Started")
  • Use your Last Name (all lower case) as your password
Once you are logged-in
* Go to the "Events" tab at the top of the page

* Click on "Educational History"

You will see a list of the classes you've taken. Click on "certificate" for the certificates you want to print.
NHMR Inclement Weather Policy for CE
WEATHER ALERT NOTICE: In the event of inclement weather, please watch your local news station for delay/cancellation information for the  North Haven/Old Saybrook School Systems. If schools in the town which class is scheduled are delayed, the morning class will be canceled. If schools are canceled for the day in the town which classes are scheduled, then both CE classes will be canceled as well.
Commercial Ethics and more Online Commercial CE Classes Available through CE Shop! 
The following Commercial CE classes are available to NHMR members via the CE Shop:
* Anatomy of Commercial Buildings
* Determining Value of Commercial Properties
* Client Advocacy in Commercial Real Estate
* Commercial Ethics - *Meets the NAR Code of Ethics Training Requirement
* Investment Strategies in Commercial Real Estate
* Commercial Landlord Representation
* The Fundamentals of Commercial Real Estate

Access courses at
Fast Track - Property Management
Instructor Rhonda Lentini
May/June 2018
The goal of this course is to provide practical information on the issues impacting practitioners in the property management field.  This course will include interactive classroom activities and discussion focused on the following topics:
  • The importance of emerging economic trends on property management.
  • Maintenance, accounting, administrative and legal activities.
  • Current federal regulations, such as civil rights, fair housing & ADA issues
  • Environmental concerns
  • Owner & tenant relations
  • Leases & Lease negotiation
  • Residential, office & commercial property management
  • Establishing professional credentials
Click here for more information and registration.

This 30 hour course meets the minimum Two - 15 hours of Broker pre-licensing elective education as set forth by the CT Real Estate Commission.
This course also meets the minimum requirement for 6 hours of elective CE credit.
Students must complete 30 hours of class time before they can receive the CE Credit certificate and/or the 2 -15 hour elective certificates.
Continuing Education Online Courses
The CE deadline for agents is next month. If you prefer to take your courses online, benefit from our CE Shop Partnership and our promotional pricing. 

Click here   to enroll in an online course and use the Promo Code for a discounted rate!
Principles and Practices of Real Estate
This 60-hour course meets the minimum requirement for Agent or Broker pre-licensing mandatory education as set forth by the CT Real Estate Commission. Candidates must complete 60 hours of class time before they can take the final exam.  A passing grade of 70% is required for Agent candidates and 75% for Broker candidates. 
This course will include interactive classroom activities and discussion focused on the following topics:  Concepts of home ownership, Contracts, Property Valuation, Governmental Powers, License Law, Taxes & Liens, Real Estate Math & Financing, & Fair Housing.   
When a class is scheduled and running new students can join whenever it's convenient for them,  rather than having to wait for a "start date"..... it's called open enrollment. The price $385 which includes textbooks

NHMR offers daytime and evening courses in North Haven, and a daytime course in Old Saybrook.

Click here for course registration info.
Mortgage 101 for New Agents
NHMR North Haven
April 13th, 9 - 11 am

You will learn:
-How to properly determine if your buyers can obtain mortgage financing
-The difference between "pre-qualification" and "pre-approval"
-Different loan programs to fit different client needs
-How to prepare your listing for mortgage financing issues.
-How the real estate contract should reflect mortgage contingencies
-The difference between myths and facts about getting home loans today!

Presented by Kelly McGuinness of PrimeLending
Millennials, HGTV, Real Estate and Renovation Financing
NHMR North Haven
April 26th,  9 am  - 11 am
Back by Popular Demand!!
This workshop will cover:
- Essential needs of the millennial buyer
- Real estate opportunities to meet their needs
- Financing programs that help them
- Proven marketing strategies to develop more millennial clients

This workshop has been presented to hundreds of Realtors with great success1
You don't want to miss it. Great for new agents and experienced agents!

Click here to register.

Presented by Kelly McGuinness of PrimeLending
CT Home Browser, Place an Ad and Be Seen!
Take a look at our most recent Home Browser . Our bi-weekly publication is widely distributed in New Haven and Middlesex counties.  It's a great way to showcase your listings and reach a wider audience. Contact Joan Quinn at 203-234-7700 for more details. Friday, April 13th at NOON is the deadline to submit ads for the April 27th issue. 

Click here for a flyer.
Head Shots at NHMR
Professional Head Shots with Larry
Affordably Priced & Convenient!
In a Flash Studio is offering Professional Head Shot Photo Sessions for your business needs. Schedule your session now and have your business cards and ads updated with a fresh, new image! At $59, this is a great bargain! 

Each Session includes:
  1. Individual session time with a selection of at least 24 poses
  2. All Images copied onto YOUR supplied USB Drive at time of session (bring a USB drive)
  3. Your choice of a Finished Image with touch ups
Limited time slots available. Sign up for your time slot now!

NHMR North Haven, April 11th
REALTOR Happy Hour at Habitat! 
Monday, April 23rd, 5-7 pm
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
34 Shunpike Rd, Cromwell
Come see how the Habitat for Humanity ReStore can help Realtors and your buying and selling clients!
  • De-clutter and donate furniture and household items 
  • Donations are tax-deductible
  • Affordable furnishings for staging listings
  • Construction materials and supplies for home improvement projects priced far below retail!

Event will include:
  • Appetizers
  • Beer & Wine
  • Business Card Drawings

Presented by:

Red Cross Smoke Alarm Installation Event - Volunteers Needed
NHMR is a proud sponsor of this year's American Red Cross Smoke Alarm Installation Event. They are looking for volunteers to pair up with Firefighters and Red Cross volunteers as they install smoke alarms and serve as safety educators. A great opportunity for Realtors to get involved and give back to our communities! 
If anyone is interested in participating, either as a group or individual, please contact Bernadette Blaze at the Association office.
Join the NHMR Team, April 29th
CT Food Bank Walk Against Hunger
This is an exciting opportunity for Realtors to come together to give back to our communities and provide nutritious food to people in need.
Join the NHMR team! Walk with us and help us reach our fundraising goal! Join us as an individual or get a group of agents together from your office to support the Connecticut Food Bank and its network of local food assistance programs.
Every dollar raised provides two meals for someone in need!
For additional information, contact
Realtors Property Resource Training
NHMR North Haven
Friday, May 4
Broker Session - 9:30 - 10:45
Agent Session - 11:00 - 12:30
Learn how to leverage the power of Realtors Property Resource (RPR), a REALTOR® member benefit that is included in your NAR membership! Find out "what will RPR do for me and how will it help my business?"

Broker Session 9:30-10:45:
RPR's Broker Tool Set includes a variety of invaluable resources offered to brokers, owners, managers and companies. Begin by branding RPR and all related reporting for your agents, then dive into market metrics via the Data Tools, and promote preferred affiliated service providers. Plus, get an overview of the RPR Agent Platform that will show you features to help your agents: grow and brand their businesses, maximize their time, and help them gain a competitive edge in the marketplace.

Click here to register for the Broker Session

Agent Session 11:00-12:30: Register now to gain a basic understanding of how to use RPR's dynamic data and best-in-class tools to help attract, retain and lead clients to the closing table.
  • Research properties, markets, neighborhoods, and schools
  • Create branded property, seller's, and market activity reports, valuation workbooks and flyers
  • Tap into the RPR app for on-the-go access
  • Rely on RPR's Learning Center: On demand video tutorials, eBooks, and more!
       Click here to register for the Agent Session
NHMR Scholarships Available
NHMR Scholarship applications are now available.  The applicant must be a high school senior AND a child/stepchild, grandchild, or great grandchild of a REALTOR® Member who has been a member of the New Haven Middlesex Association of REALTORS® for a period of at least one year as of June 1, 2017, or an Association Staff's child or grandchild to be eligible.    Click here to download the application.

Applicants should send: the completed application, school transcripts, essay, and two letters of reference to: NHMR,  Attn: Pat Boyle,  127 Washington Ave, North Haven, CT 06473. 
The application deadline is May 11, 2018
Gates Scholarship Applications Available
2018 Raymond F. Gates, Jr. Memorial Scholarship applications are  now available online The application deadline is Monday, April 9.

If you have a child/stepchild who is a high school senior or full-time college/graduate student with at least 1 year left to complete and you have been an active CT local board and state REALTOR® member for the one year period commencing April 9, 2017 - he/she is eligible to apply.  A few important things to note:
  • Grandchildren are not eligible to apply.
  • When creating an account/filling out the application online - the account and application must be in the name of the STUDENT, not the parent.
  • If you have previously created an online account and/or submitted an application, you do not need to create a new account - you can use your existing account to apply again this year.

Click here for more information and to access the online application system.
A Note From Leslie Jermainne 
Raising funds for childhood cancer research
"I'm shaving my head again this year to honor my son Brian. On April 18th it will be 5 years to the day that he was diagnosed with Stage III Burkitt Lymphoma. I shaved my head when he was 1 year in remission and vowed then to shave my head and to raise money for childhood cancer research when he reached the 5 year mark! So here we are!! We are so very, very lucky, but did you know that kids' cancers are different from adult cancers? It's true. And childhood cancer research is extremely underfunded. So I decided to do something about it by raising money for cures. Now I need your help! Will you make a donation? Every dollar makes a difference for the thousands of infants, children, teens, and young adults fighting childhood cancers." Leslie is the author of "Notes From a Cancer Mom", and NHMR member. Click here to learn more and donate to St. Baldrick's.
Keep Up With the Latest on! 5 IN 5 - April 9, 2018 5 IN 5 - April 9, 2018 is here! Be on the lookout for ongoing communications from CTR and NHMR to promote the channel to our members. Real estate issues, legal updates, and legislative news will all be highlighted. 
We encourage you to Watch, Subscribe, Follow, & Like!
Credit Union Offers Free Home Appraisal Up to $425
American Eagle Financial Credit Union wants to get your deals closed. Refer your clients to Mortgage Loan Originator, Larry King, If your client applies for a mortgage by April 30, 2018, the Credit Union will issue the borrower up to a $425 credit at loan closing.
Download free home appraisal flyers that you can give to your clients at
Questions? Contact Larry King at 860-461-6037 or Some restrictions apply. Equal housing opportunity.
E&O & Cyber Liability Insurance Programs Now Available!
NHMR is pleased to announce a new Member Benefits package to provide NHMR members with access to a suite of small business insurance solutions including professional liability (E&O), business owner's policy, and cyber security solutions. These programs are made available through Gallagher Affinity's 360 Coverage Pros platform.
Click here to view programs and to get started!  
Click here for more information
HouseLogic is a Valuable Resource
Follow HouseLogic  on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter as a great source of information on homeownership, buying and selling that you can share with consumers.  is a free source of information and tools, made possible by REALTORS®, that can help homeowners enhance, maintain, and protect the value of their home.
Nominations for the 2018 Good Neighbor Awards Are Now Open
Good Neighbor
Nominees are considered for the award based on their personal impact on the community through volunteer work. To be eligible, nominees must be NAR members in good standing. Good Neighbor Award entries must be received by Friday, May 4, 2018. For more details, judging criteria and a nomination form, call 800-874-6500 or visit
REALTOR Magazine Current Edition

Take a look at the  most recent edition

Learn more about the cover story topic ~ 
Cyber Fraud, by attending the  April 20th Young Professionals Network meeting at NHMR North Haven. Attorney Matthew Mancini will be discussing this crucial topic and offering tips on prevention. Protect your clients and your reputation!   
NHMR Board Store

Check out our Board store! Travel mugs, flash drives, hats, multi device charging cords, signs, riders and lots of Realtor-branded items are now in stock. Do some shopping next time you come down to the NHMR North Haven office!

Member Benefit: Computer Repair & Troubleshooting Assistance  

Has your computer been causing you grief? Running slow? Contact Nick at NHMR to make an appointment and have our in-house tech diagnose and repair your PC or mobile device for a minimal fee. From hardware issues to virus removal, this may be the solution that you've been looking for. Email to:
Member Updates
Robert  Lamparksi has transferred from BHHS - Milford to BHHS - North Haven
Laura  Urban has transferred from Century 21 - Wallingford to William Raveis - Milford
Michael  Robinson has transferred from CT Real Estate Services, LLC to Remax Showcase
Lisa  Lepore has transferred from William Raveis - Cheshire to Coldwell Banker - Cheshire
Carolyn  Augur has transferred from William Raveis - Milford to Coldwell Banker - Orange
Robert  Augur has transferred from William Raveis - Milford to Coldwell Banker - Orange
Laura  Gorlick has transferred from William Raveis - Milford to Coldwell Banker - Orange
Joline  Schilling has transferred from William Raveis - Milford to Coldwell Banker - Orange
Heike  Severine has transferred from William Raveis - Milford to Coldwell Banker - Orange
Anna  Oze has transferred from William Raveis - Milford to Coldwell Banker - Orange
Robin  Ungaro has transferred from William Raveis - Milford to Coldwell Banker - Orange
Gwendolyn  Thibault has transferred from William Raveis - Milford to Coldwell Banker - Orange
Diana  Moore has transferred from William Raveis - Milford to Coldwell Banker - Orange
Donna  DiGioia has transferred from Wareck D'Ostilio - New Haven to William Raveis - Guilford
Like, Follow, & WIN!!
Like and/or Follow NHMR on Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter by April 30, 2018 to be entered into a drawing to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card, Free CE Class, or $25 Credit for Realtor "swag" from the NHMR Board Store!*

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Our next meeting is on Friday, April 20th at Noon, NHMR North Haven. 

Attorney Matthew Mancini will be discussing the crucial topic of "Cyber Fraud and Wire Transfers"

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Join the REALTOR® Mobile Action Network!
Receive NAR action alerts as they arise. NAR will send you short text messages when your help is needed. It's not a Call for Action, but rather a way to alert you to an impending CFA or to connect you with your Member of Congress for an instant call to relay vital information to him or her. 

Click here to register today.

Contacting your lawmakers is as easy as click, click, send! 
Notary Public Service
Did you know that NHMR  offers free Notary Public service for our Members? Dawn Calvo, Pat Boyle & Jennifer Griffis are Notaries and are happy to provide this valued service!
"Guide to Condominium Management" Available
The "Guide to Condominium Management" book includes 700 condominium listings, with approx # of units, address and Management Company. Also 116 Management companies are listed with names, addresses and phone numbers. 
The Guide includes condos in 18 CT towns: Branford, Cheshire, Clinton, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, Northford, North Haven, Old Saybrook, Orange, Southington, Wallingford and West Haven. 
The book is available to ALL members at a cost of $11.00 per book. Mail a check made payable to "New Haven Middlesex Assn of Realtors" or "NHMR", and we will mail the Guide out. Contact Joan Quinn at NHMR with any questions. We also accept MC/Visa/Discover/Amex Cards.
NHMR  Office Locations

Main Office :
127 Washington Ave, 
West LL
North Haven, CT 06473
(203) 234-7700 PH
(203) 234-3980 FX
Hours : 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Old Saybrook Satellite Office :
222 Old Boston Post Rd
Old Saybrook, CT  06475
(860) 395-0588 PH
NOTE:  Check to be sure the OS office is open before visiting.

To contact NHMR by phone call the main office at (203) 234-7700 and you will be directed to the appropriate staff member. 

Please note: In an effort to reduce postage expense all invoices from the association will be emailed. If your billing is for a company expense please be sure we have the correct email address on file so the invoices arrive in the correct mailbox.  If you have an updated email address and have not yet notified us, please let us know so that we can update our records. 
Celebrating 50 Years of the Fair Housing Act

From One Voice to Many: Despite Setbacks and Opposition, How a Growing Chorus Paved the Way to Fair Housing 

Looking back on the fifty years since the passage of the Fair Housing Act in 1968, it's easy to recognize the line in the sand that was drawn when President Lyndon B. Johnson's pen made the bill into law. Before that day, housing discrimination was integral to the way real estate business was conducted, and afterwards, the law signaled that such practices were no longer tolerable.
Click here to read the NAR article that explains how the road to fair housing was a process that took decades to navigate. From the mid-nineteenth century on, community activism, the Civil Rights movement, and court cases at all levels of the judiciary chipped away at the long-standing views that made discrimination such a powerful institution. 

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