Top Headlines for March 26
CNY housing market heats up in February with a 26-percent jump in sales 
Closed home sales jumped more than 26-percent in February compared to February 2020 as the Central New York housing market experienced an exceptional month, according to the housing market report released by the Greater Syracuse Association of REALTORS®. The ongoing median sales price growth trend also continued in February, posting a 12.4-percent increase compared to a year ago. Read more here.
NAR offers free one-hour fair housing course to NY REALTORS 
The National Association of REALTORS®, in partnership with the Perception Institute, will be offering "Implicit Bias: Overcoming Barriers to Fair Housing" for free to REALTORS® in New York State. The one-hour, Zoom-delivered course will take place on May 3 from 9 a.m. to noon. The Perception Institute’s foundational mind science workshops focus on increasing comfort level with navigating identity differences, explaining the science of identity, and engaging the use of interactive exercises to build new muscles of equitable behavior. Register here.
T3 to focus on cybersecurity on March 30
GSAR's first 2021 T3 webinar will focus on cybercrime and cybersecurity. Representatives from sponsor Hinman, Howard & Kattell will present the session from 1 to 3 p.m. They share the latest information about current cybercrimes, provide a legal update on the New York Shield Act and offer practical guidance for defending yourself and your business from cybercriminals. Register here.
'Hot News Highlights' gives members a weekly preview
Each week, GSAR and CNYIS members can preview the top stories in the latest edition of Hot News, but listening to "Hot News Highlights" available on the MLS message page and Facebook. MariRae Dopke delivers the headlines each week. Watch for it on Fridays!
RPAC auction items up for bid
RPAC has two items up for bid right now - Nancy Quigg's famous Easter cookies and a Kate Spade tote. Nancy Quigg, RPAC chair, is now taking orders for a variety tray of Italian chocolate, lemon and almond biscotti cookies for an RPAC donation of $150 per tray. You can also place your bid on a Kate Spade reversible tote. One side features a nice floral print and the other the perfect pink for spring and summer. Visit our Facebook page for details.
GSAR office closed April 2
The GSAR office will be closed Friday, April 2, in observance of Good Friday.
MLS Tips
Learn how to use an Apple watch with the Supra eKey app
This week's MLS tip focuses on learning how to use an Apple watch with the Supra eKey app. Click here to watch the video.
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Member Benefits and Events
Welcome new GSAR members!
The Greater Syracuse Association of REALTORS® welcomes its newest members and wishes them great success.
Deanna Isabell
Keller Williams Syracuse

Jason Longo
Howard Hanna Real Estate
Geneiva Radomski
Keller Williams Syracuse