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Real Estate School Continuing Education
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NHMR has continuing education courses available for the 2016-2018 renewal period. The Mandatory * course is Fair Housing. We offer courses in North Haven and Old Saybrook for the convenience of our members. 

Upcoming courses:
4/11 NH *Fair Housing 9 am- Noon
4/13 OS *Fair Housing 9 am- Noon
4/18 OS Seller Counseling Session 9 am- Noon
4/18 OS Buyer Counseling Session 1 - 4 pm
4/27 NH
Intro to the RE Investment Analysis 9 am- Noon

Click here for the full schedule & registration.

CRS Technologies to Advance Your Business
Connecticut CRS is bringing CRS 206 Technologies to Advance Your Business to Southington, CT! Join Mark Porter for two action-pa cked days of technology on April 5-6, 2017!

 
This two (2) day course will help you get a handle on technology and tools that work for you and your business and learn the latest "how to's" on:
  • Smartphones, iPads, Tablets & More: Learn the which, why and how on the latest technology
  • Create an effective Facebook Business Page that serves your marketing efforts without burning time
  • Websites and SEO Strategies: Learn how to bring business to your website with content marketing
  • Microsoft Outlook: Top Secrets of Outlook E-Marketing Strategies in Real Estate
  • Cloud Computing: Getting Mobile with DropBox
  • Video and YouTube: Bring in business with video
  • 10 Websites you MUST Know About
  • The Hottest Apps in Real Estate
Earn 16 Credits towards your CRS Designation!
Cost: $198
REALTOR Happy Hour at the ReStore
Tuesday, April 11th from 5-7 pm
Click here to register for this FREE event and see the plethora of items your clients can use to ReStore their properties!
Power Lunch: Renovation Loans~ Bridging the Gap Between Reality and Reality TV
NHMR North Haven
Thursday, April 13th from 11:30 am - Noon
Learn How Renovation Loans can be easy and help you sell more homes:
* They're not just for bank-owned properties
* Learn about the 4 "R"s of Renovation
* Sales Contract made easy
* Marketing toolkit


Presented and Sponsored by: 
Kelly McGuinness of PrimeLending

FREE for NHMR Members that register in advance. (No-shows & non-members will be charged $12 to cover the cost of the event).

Become A Social Media Sensation!

FREE Power Lunch
NHMR North Haven
Thursday, April 20th, 11:30 am-1:00 pm
Creating the profile was the easy part. Now that you're on Social Media, how are you planning to stand out from the rest? Are you confused about what to post and how it will effect your professional perception? Come to this seminar and gain some helpful direction!
  • Do's and Don'ts
  • Call to action
  • Engaging content
  • Sponsored advertising
  • Easy video marketing
Presented and Sponsored by:  Total Mortgage Services

Click here for more information and to register.
Professional Head Shots, Great Price!
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!
Professional Head Shots Available!
NHMR North Haven, April 20th

HECM for Purchase Program

FREE Power Lunch
NHMR Old Saybrook
Thursday, April 27th, 11:30 am-1:00 pm
Learn about the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage
* A Hidden Opportunity most Real Estate Professionals are missing and what it means to you
* How to create a Competitive Advantage over other Real Estate Professionals that Boomers see immediately
* How to Sell More Homes and Dramatically Increase Your Commission


Presented and Sponsored by: 
Retirement Funding Solutions

Click here for more information and to register.
 Just Added!
Advantages of a Credit Union Mortgage
Friday, April 28th, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
NHMR North Haven
Come learn learn about the advantages of financing through Credit Unions, how they differ from traditional banks and mortgage lenders. 

Topics include:
 
*First-time home buyer's loan
*Jumbo/High balance mortgages
*Private Mortgage Insurance advantages
*Quick condo approvals
Plus Mortgage Insurance Job Loss Protection

 
Presented and Sponsored by American Eagle Financial Credit Union
Raymond Gates Scholarships Available
Raymond F. Gates, Jr. Memorial Scholarship applications are now available. 
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 REALTOR® member since at least 4/7/16 - he/she is eligible to apply.  Click here  for more information and to access our online application system. 
The application deadline is April 7, 2017.
NHMR Scholarships Available
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NHMR Scholarship applications are now available on the Member Resources page of our web site.  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, 2016, 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 12, 2017
Listing Pro ~ FREE Power Lunch
NHMR North Haven
May 4th, 11:30 am - 1 pm

Grab a free lunch, get important info, and be in the drawing for a door prize!! Click here to register!!
Mortgage 101 for New Agents     
NHMR North Haven
Friday, May 5th, 9:30 am-11:30 am

You have become a real estate agent!!  Come learn how mortgage financing will affect your buyers AND sellers.

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!
PrimeLending is offering this seminar to help new agents better understand the mortgage process!

Click here for more information and to register.
Register Now! Realtor Rally 5/9 @ Bushnell Park 

Click here for more information and registration.
ABR~ Accredited Buyer Representative
NHMR North Haven
May 11-12, 9 am-5 pm
COST: Early Bird $269.00 (until 4/11) then $299 until event
ABR
The cornerstone of buyer representation education, this comprehensive course covers this specialty top to bottom and is required to earn the ABR or ABRM designation. 

Topics Include:
  • Evolution of Buyer Representation
  • Office Policy, Standard of Care & Risk Management
  • Building and Maintaining Buyer Representation Business
  • Changing an Agency Role
  • Services Provided 
  • Negotiation

Contact REBAC for complete information on designation requirements, click here.
Fast Track - Property Management
Instructor Rhonda Lentini
June/July 2017
The goal of this course is to provide practical information on the issues impacting practitioners in the property management field.
Students must complete 30 hours of class time before they can take the final exam. A passing grade of 70% is required.
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 requirements for two 15 hour courses 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 receive their certificate.
The goal of this course is to provide practical information on the issues impacting practitioners in the property management field.
Principles and Practices of Real Estate
Now Offering Open Enrollment! Lower Price!
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Effective immediately the Association has changed the attendance policy for P & P classes.  If a class is scheduled and running, a student can  join a class at any time they wish to rather than having to wait for a "start date".  
When a class is scheduled and running students can join whenever it's convenient for them.....it's called open enrollment.  The price has also been lowered to $385 which includes books

There are daytime and evening courses running in North Haven, and a daytime course in Old Saybrook.

Click here for course registration info.
Do You Want MLS Data from CTMLS and Fairfield County?
HomeSnap is now live and includes data from both CTMLS and Greater Fairfield County CMLS, offering a near complete data set for all Connecticut!! Brokers and Agents can now claim their FREE HomeSnap account and start using one of the best and most powerful real estate tools around! 

Brokers: Take advantage of HomeSnap's Broker Branding opportunities and put your brand in front of your agents and their clients with branded emails, CMA reports and more! Click here to learn more.

Agents: Click here to claim your HomeSnap account.
Advertise in the CT Home Browser ~ Spring Your Business Forward!
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.  April 14th at noon is the deadline to submit ads for the April 28th issue.
Webinar Replay - Hidden Treasures in the Tax Code
Learn how to use gems within the law to write off more of your food and your fun! 

You will learn:
  • Dangerous deduction myths that most people believe
  • How to write off BBQs and pool parties
  • How many events could qualify to be 100% deductible instead of 50%
  • ...and other dynamic tips that will help you pay the least amount of taxes allowed by law
A free NHMR Member Benefit!
 
Contract Signings Up 5.5%
NAR's pending home sales index for February was up 5.5% from the previous month, which suggests strong demand from buyers despite rising prices and interest rates and a shortage of homes for sale, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun says. Pending sales are a forward looking indicator that suggest what the market will look like over the net couple of months.
Click here for the full article and video.
Member Travel Discounts  
Get Away and Save! NHMR Members can save on hotels, cruises, vacation packages and car rentals when they mention their NHMR Membership! Our Member Benefits Partners include:
Wyndham Hotel Group  - Up to 20% off the "Best Available Rate" at over 7,500 participating locations worldwide. 
TNT Vacations - 5% discount  off travel packages
Cruises Only - 110% Lowest Price Guarantee  on Major Lines.  Plus Savings on  Orlando Vacations, Motel 6, Budget and Avis!
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, 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.
Member Updates
Denise Balisciano from Weichert Regional Properties to Hallmark Properties
Seth Hershman from Real Living, New Haven  to William Raveis, Guilford
Nicole Kolinchak from Carbutti & Co. Realtors to Keller Williams, Wallingford
Paul Magliochetti from Planet Realty to Calcagni Real Estate, Cheshire
William Mooney from William Raveis, Guilford to Coldwell Banker, Branford
Cheri Paulsen from William Raveis, Cheshire to Coldwell Banker, Orange
Lisa and Richard Rocco from Harriman Real Estate to Coldwell Banker, Cheshire
Angelo Turner from William Raveis, Cheshire to Berkshire Hathaway, Wallingford
Richard Warren from William Raveis, Old Saybrook to Coldwell Banker, Essex
Jeffrey Whitman from Weichert to Pearce Real Estate, Wallingford
Denise Herbert has opened Mrs. D. Herbert Real Estate Sales, LLC
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Our Condolences
Suzanne Schwartz Davidson of Weichert Regional Properties
Betty McCann, former Shoreline Association of Realtors Association Executive.
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American Eagle Financial Credit Union
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Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
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NHMR YPN
Please Note:
The April YPN Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 26th, 
10 am @ NHMR North Haven.

2017 YPN Sponsors
Eagle Home Inspections

 Law Office of Kishore I. Kapoor
NHMR Partner Directory

Click below for the CTMLS site to access Matrix

 

CTMLS Technical Support

Connecticut MLS 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
(860) 395-3317 FX
Office Open For Classes and Events

NOTE:  Check to be sure the OS office is open before visiting....we will be open on days when there are classes or events scheduled.

To contact us 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.