New Haven Middlesex Association of REALTORS® ENews
Compliance Training~ SmartMLS & RPR
MLS Compliance session will address new features in the system, and answer any questions you may have. Add/edit, coming soon, and more will be discussed. 

RPR Info: 
When considering adoption of a new business tool, new and seasoned REALTORS ®  unanimously want to know "what will it do for me and how will it help my business?" RPR® is designed exclusively for that purpose: to help REALTORS® achieve professional success by providing them with an unparalleled platform of dynamic data and persuasive reports that help attract, retain and lead clients to the closing table.  Veronica McManus, RPR Regional Director will be in attendance to give you an overview of this REALTOR(r) member benefit!

Two sessions to choose from!!

Thursday, May 24th from 10 am - Noon

Tuesday, June 19th from 1:00-3:15 pm
NHMR Scholarships Available
The application deadline is May 11, 2018
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. 
Diaper Drive at NHMR to Benefit 
The Diaper Bank, Donate Today!
Donate to the Diaper Drive! NHMR is pleased to be a collection center for diapers and cash/check donations. Why donate?? Safety-net programs such as the Food Stamp Program and WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children) do not cover the cost of diapers. An adequate supply of diapers can cost over $100 per month.
The vast majority of licensed day care centers do not accept cloth diapers, and require parents and caregivers to provide a steady supply of disposable diapers.
Most people living in poverty do not have affordable access to washing facilities. Furthermore, most coin-operated laundromats do not allow customers to wash cloth diapers for health and sanitary reasons.

Please help by donating if you can!

Monetary donations can also be made online at our fundraising page, click hereDiaper Donations: Sizes 4, 5, & 6 are in greatest demand.

Attend the Upcoming Debates

"Taste of New Haven" Food and Beverages  *  Prizes  *   Complimentary Parking Options

Open to CTR members and 1 guest

Click here  to register.
Continuing Education
Mandatory & Elective Courses Available in North Haven & Old Saybrook!! Evening Courses Available in North Haven!!
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

CE attendees will enjoy a Free Lunch between CE classes at NHMR in North Haven on the following dates:

5/8 Liberty Bank
5/15 & 5/25 Pillar to Post - Miranda Team
5/17 Platinum Mortgage Solutions
5/22 Eagle Home Inspections
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.
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 cost is $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.
FREE Power Lunch

Grow Your Business with Special Financing for Union Families

NHMR North Haven
Friday, June 1st from 11:30 am - 1 pm
Wells Fargo HM
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage is proud to be the home financing lender for the  Union Plus® Mortgage program.
This program features special home financing benefits for active and retired members of participating unions.
Parents and children of these union members are also eligible for certain benefits.

Opportunities for your buyers:
Be your buyers' connection to a wide variety of home financing options - products, programs, and services.
  • Ask your buyers where they work, and let them know that their employer or union may make them eligible for added home financing benefits
  • Have your buyers contact me. I can find out what extra benefits they may be eligible for, so they can choose the benefits that are right for them
  • Connect them to the breadth and depth of products, programs, services, and benefits Wells Fargo provides
  • Your buyers can call, email, or stop by - whatever is most convenient for them

Sponsored by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

FREE for NHMR Members that register in advance. (No-shows & non-members will be charged $12 to cover the cost of the event).
FREE Power Lunch
Why Insurance Matters- Homeowner's, Title, & Mortgage
NHMR North Haven
Tuesday, June 26th from 11:30-1 pm
Topics that will be covered:
Overview of each type of insurance, how it works, what options are available and who it protects.
Be prepared to ask questions and walk away with some tips to help better serve you and your clients!
Mina Minelli, Regional Sales Manager, Webster Bank
Pamela Stenger, Bearingstar Insurance
Mike Stevens, Essent Guaranty
Larry Garfinkel, Esq., Greene Law


Sponsored by Webster Bank

FREE for NHMR Members that register in advance. (No-shows & non-members will be charged $12 to cover the cost of the event).
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, May 11th at NOON is the deadline to submit ads for the May 25th 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! 

Limited time slots available. Sign up for your time slot now!

NHMR North Haven, May 9th
Keep Up With the Latest on! Presents 5 in 5 - 5/7/18 Presents 5 in 5 - 5/7/18 is here!   We encourage you to Watch, Subscribe, Follow, & Like!
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

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
Clinton  Tebbetts has transferred from Coldwell Banker - Hamden to Real Broker, LLC

Joel Volenec has transferred from Keller Williams - Wallingford to Coldwell Banker - Essex

Christopher Monks has transferred from William Pitt - Guilford to Page Taft Christies - Guilford

Herb Jackson has transferred from Dan Combs Real Estate to HOC

Jennifer Tebbetts has transferred from Coldwell Banker - Hamden to Real Broker LLC

Bruno Ciccone has transferred from Mario Joseph Real Estate to William Raveis - Guilford

Michael Stroud has transferred from William Raveis - Milford to Coldwell Banker - North Haven

Nancy Good has transferred from Coldwell Banker - Essex to BHHS - Middletown

Pamela Giordano has transferred from Keller Williams - Wallingford to Weichert Suburban Properties - Branford

Stephen Gaffney has transferred from William Raveis - Guilford to Real Living - Branford

Jacqueline Yeap has transferred from Kaerus Property Group to Keller Williams - Stamford

Judith Leon has transferred from Keller Williams - Wallingford to Century 21 - Wallingford

Steven Jones has transferred from Kaerus Property Group to Real Living - New Haven

Terri Ann Constantinidi has transferred from William Raveis - Guilford to Real Living - Branford

Adam Wilcox has transferred from BHHS - Guilford to William Raveis - Guilford

Alison Shaheen has transferred from H Pearce Company to Briganti Real Estate, LLC

William Straus has transferred from Property World to BHHS - Trumbull

Mario Crisafi has transferred from Weichert Suburban - Branford to Realty Advisors of CT

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Our next meeting is on Friday, May 18th at Noon, NHMR North Haven. 

Topic is "The Week of Closing", Attorney Kishore I. Kapoor and Realtor Tom Vanacore will be discussing what transpires during this crucial week.

2018 YPN Sponsors
Eagle Home Inspections

 Law Office of Kishore I. Kapoor
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Technical Support
Phone: 203-750-6000
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Weekends: 8:30am - 3pm
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. 
REALTORS Conference Boston, Nov. 2-5, 2018
Registration is OPEN!

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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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