New Haven Middlesex Association of REALTORS® ENews
New Haven Middlesex Association of REALTORS Annual Dues Billing
NHMRealtors invites you to renew your membership for another year. In 2018 we will continue to provide you with quality education, amazing events and personalized, friendly service as well as local and state lobbying. 
Our communication to you will continue via our bi-weekly ENews and Broker bulletins, our website www.nhmrealtors.com and the Message of the Day.
In 2018 NHMR will continue to provide you with renowned national speakers and industry experts at various events such as our Power Lunches, Buffini webinars and Trade Show, which bring you knowledge and skills to prosper in your Real Estate career and are FREE to our members. 
We also invite you to join one of our committees to help steer the direction of our Association and network with your peers: click here for  Committee Sign Up Form.
Your on-time payment (by January 31st) will result in a credit toward a FREE CE course at the NHMR Real Estate School in 2018 (FREE CE course must be redeemed in 2018).
Thank you for your continued support of our Association. The NHMRealtors staff look forward to serving you in 2018! 

Online Payment Instructions

 Pay online at nhmrealtors.com: Simply click on the Members box to log into our Member Portal and your bill will be visible on your dashboard. To log in, your default username is your NRDS ID NUMBER and the Password is your Last Name in all lower case letters.
NHMR Real Estate School 
January-March  Continuing Education
A new 2018 schedule has been posted, register now before classes fill up!



Don't wait until the last moment to fulfill your requirements! Sign up now.
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 School System. If  North Haven schools are delayed, the morning class will be canceled. If schools are canceled for the day, then both CE classes will be canceled as well.
 
WEATHER ALERT NOTICE: In the event of inclement weather, please watch your local news station for delay/cancellation information for the  Old Saybrook School System. If  Old Saybrook schools are delayed, the morning class will be canceled. If schools are canceled for the day, then both CE classes will be canceled as well.
Commercial Ethics and more Online Commercial CE Classes Just Added to CE Shop! 
We are pleased to announce the following Commercial CE classes have just been made 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 nhmrealtors.TheCEShop.com
FREE Power Lunch
"Environmentals: Radon, Mold, Asbestos, and Lead"
Thursday, February 15th NHMR NH
11:30 am - 1 pm
Learn about the many environmental factors that can affect the home, from an expert! They'll cover the importance of: Proper Soil Grading; Downspouts & Gutters; Landscaping & Roots; Roofs, Flashing, & Siding; Proper Drains; Foundations and more!

Click here to register.

Sponsored and presented by Schaefer Inspection Service
Free TaxBotWebinar
Thursday, February 8th
Noon - 12:30 pm
You don't want to miss this informative webinar!  The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was the biggest overhaul to the tax system in 3 decades. And it has fundamentally changed the tax game for self-employed people. 

You will learn:
  • How the rules of the game have changed
  • How the vehicle rules have changed for the better and how you can take advantage of them
  • Which widely used deduction is gone, and how you can still benefit
  • Why educating yourself and keeping track of your expenses and mileage is more important than ever before
  • Why adapting to the rules of the game can help you win in the game of tax  
  • What you need to start doing differently in your business this year.

Presented by NHMR Member Benefit Partner TaxBot
Mortgage 101 for New Agents - FREE
Thursday, February 22nd 
9:30 - 11:30 am
NHMR North Haven
New agents, attend this free class to 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!

Sponsored and Presented by PrimeLending
Upon registering, Members should be sure to hit Complete Registration, Submit Registration and Complete Registration again to ensure the registration goes through. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact the Association office. 
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.
Principles and Practices of Real Estate
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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.
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. February 1st at NOON is the deadline to submit ads for the February 16th issue. 

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, February 16th
Tune in to CTR.tv! Like, Subscribe, Follow... & you may Win a Fabulous Prize!
CTR.tv 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 and your agents to Subscribe, Follow or Like!

CT REALTORS® and CTR affiliates who subscribe to our YouTube Channel, our CT REALTORS TV Facebook page, our @CTRealtorsTV Twitter account and/or our CT REALTORS President Facebook page are automatically entered into three drawings:  
 
  • By Monday, January 29 to be entered into a drawing for a Samsung 55" Ultra HD Smart QLED TV... in time for the SuperBowl!
     
  • By Monday, February 5 to be entered into a drawing for two tickets to Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden on Friday, April 13 at 8 pm - Floor Seats!
     
  • There will be two additional drawings for twenty $25 Amazon gift certificates - Half drawn on January 30 and the other half drawn on February 6. 
LIMIT ONE PRIZE PER PERSON
 

 
Schaefer Inspection Service Offer
Schaefer January Radon Promo
Schaefer Inspection Service is running a promotion for the month of January. Receive $50 off a Radon Test, and tell them NHMR sent you! Click here for a printable flyer with coupon.
What Realtors Should Know About Land Use & Permitting in Essex
Wednesday, February 21st, 9am-11am
Essex Land Use Office Invites Brokers in Middlesex County 
Essex town officials will be presenting a program at the Town Hall Auditorium to inform Realtors about laws and regulations for land use and permitting. Refreshments will be provided. For questions about this session, please contact Betsy D'Amico in the Selectman's Office at bdamico@essexct.gov or 860-767-4340 X145. 
For a flyer, click here 



SmartMLS Matrix Training
As you know by now, CTMLS &  GFC CMLS  have merged to form  ONE  SmartMLS and they want to show you everything they are working on, including the new and improved combined Matrix system. 

Video tutorials will help you get familiar with the changes and navigate easier:

Navigating the New SmartMLS Dashboard
Navigating the New SmartMLS Dashboard

SmartMLS has created a variety of online training videos for your convenience. Click here to view more online training videos. 
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.   HouseLogic.com  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.
Continuing Education Online Courses
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!
FREE Online  Webinars~
"How to take a listing in dotloop"
In these hour-long Wednesday webinars, explore the following: 

-What is dotloop?
- What peoplework is 
- An overview of the dotloop account 
- How to create a listing loop within dotloop 
- How to make your listing active in dotloop 
- How to eSign documents within dotloop 
- What offers look like in your listing loop 
- How to submit paperwork to your office for review 
- Support resources within dotloop 
Instanet Training
CTMLS has ongoing Instanet training opportunities.  Click here for more information on upcoming sessions and online support information.
Learn more about Zipforms
  • NAR and zipLogix have entered into a partnership to provide zipForm Plus® and zipTMS™ as a member benefit at no cost to all NAR members. Click here for more information on upcoming Ziplogix training.
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: nick@nhmrealtors.com.
REALTOR Magazine Current Edition

Take a look at the most recent edition
Member Updates
Jamie  Ramos has transferred from Coldwell Banker - Branford to Farnam Realty Group
Veronica  Rhodes-Rojos has transferred from Coldwell Banker - Branford to William Raveis - Guilford
Frank  Alvarado has transferred from North Atlantic Realty to Dow Della Valle, LLC
Thomas  Clancy has transferred from BHHS - Madison to William Pitt - Madison
Salvatore  Carabetta has transferred from Calcagni - Wallingford to Carabetta Management
Alex  Opuszynski has transferred from Kaerus Property Group to Citi Atlas
Diane  Zorich has transferred from Coldwell Banker - Branford to Real Living - Branford
Carl  Garbe has transferred from Carrington Real Estate to Joan Strickland Real Estate
Christina  Risk-Adams has transferred from Realty Associates to Re/Max Valley Shore
Jeanne  Hoin has transferred from Pike Realty to Colonial Properties
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NHMR YPN
We are Young At Heart and accept all members looking to connect and network!

Our next meeting is on Friday, February 16th at Noon. 

2017 YPN Sponsors
Eagle Home Inspections

 Law Office of Kishore I. Kapoor
NHMR Partner Directory

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Technical Support

SmartMLS technical support phone number: 

(203) 697-1006.

 

Support is available  

Monday-Friday

8:30am-8 pm &  

Weekends  

8:30 am - 3 pm

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.