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Friday, April 3, 2020
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Stay up to date on the latest news and information 
from GAR/GMLS Leadership amid COVID-19:

Recently Added Resources and Updates:

  • Executive Order 7T (4/2/2020)
    • Executive Order 7T limits access to short term rentals. Per the order, "short term" is considered 31 days or less. Page 3 of the order includes more details. GAR is awaiting additional guidance as to whether this applies to summer rentals. We will provide additional information as soon as it is available.
Virtual Training- Wednesday, April 8th: Adding a new listing to the MLS
Below is a friendly reminder of what you must do/what is needed to make a listing live on the MLS:
  • A copy of the listing contact - Please make sure the listing contract is fully completed and has all required signatures from you, the home owners and your office manager
  • If your listing is in an Estate, LLC, etc., Please provide the proper documentation for proof of ownership/who is authorized to sign for the listing
  • A copy of the tax card - Either the field card from Town Hall or the CRS tax card (as long as CRS has the correct ownership)
  • Please enter your listing data into your Flexmls account and "Save Incomplete" - When entering your listing into your Flexmls account, please carefully review all of the required fields/headings in a RED or PINK color are filled-out and not left blank.
For help on adding a listing to Flexmls, GMLS Trainer Victoria DeAndrea will be hosting a Google Meet training session on Wednesday, April 8th from 10-10:45am. Please click here to register
Greenwich REALTORS® Egg Drive to Benefit Neighbor to Neighbor - Only one week left to donate, please ACT NOW!
Now more than ever our community needs your help! GAR is proud to participate in an  Egg Drive in partnership with  #GiveHealthy , to benefit Neighbor to Neighbor by giving back to the community and help those who are in need.  Please  Click Here to DONATE, go to the donation store where you can pick out and purchase Eggs. The eggs will be delivered for you directly to Neighbor to Neighbor. The Egg Drive is open Now - April 10th . T hank you for your support!
Gates Scholarship Applications Open - Deadline April 8th
Applications are now being accepted for the Gates Memorial Scholarship program. Children and step children of CT REALTORS┬« are  eligible to apply. Note that grandchildren are not eligible unless the legal ward of the grandparents (documentation required). Applicants must be high school seniors heading to college or current college students with at least one year left to complete.  The  Foundation  awards scholarships each year in memory of Raymond Gates Jr., a former Executive Vice President of the association. Nearly $1,000,000 in scholarships has been awarded over the past 43 years. The deadline to apply is April 8th . No late or incomplete applications will be considered. Please click here for more information and to apply .
Flexmls Update: Virtual Open Houses & Tours of Homes
During this period of rapid change and uncertainty, GMLS and Flexmls are here to help you serve your clients while also keeping yourself, your family and community healthy and safe. As you are aware all in-person GMLS Broker/Public Open Houses have been suspended until further notice. As an alternative, Flexmls has added the ability for you to schedule virtual open houses and tours of homes in Flexmls Web. Please click here to learn more about this new feature.
Flexmls Webinar Trainings  
Important Changes to 2020 Continuing Education Classes
Please note that the DCP will NOT be extending the CE deadline for Brokers or Salespersons due to coronavirus.   All CE classes/credits must be completed and fulfilled by: March 31, 2020 for Brokers and May 31, 2020 for 
 
With social gathering limitations that remain in effect, GAR will NOT be hosting in-person  CE classes in April or May.  We encourage you to complete all CE credits online via  The CE Shop Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, The CE Shop is offering 40% off until further notice;  Please use promo code "s upport40" Both  mandatory and elective courses approved by the State of Connecticut, as well as Ethics courses approved by NAR are available online at The CE Shop. If you have any questions, or need assistance with setting-up an account, please let us know.
NAR Code of Ethics Training - Due December 31, 2021
NAR's Board of Directors approved a change to the Code of Ethics training requirement, extending it from every two years to every three years. This extends the current cycle deadline from December 31, 2020, to  December 31, 2021 If you do not need CE Credit, but would like to complete your Ethics training requirement for NAR, you can do so for free via  nar.realtor
Greenwich Acts of Kindness - How You Can Help
The Greenwich Chamber of Commerce is publishing opportunities to give, provided directly by our local charities and businesses. There are many ways to support our community in these challenging times. Please click here for more further details and to find out how you can help.
The 2020 Welcome to Greenwich Magazine is HERE!
Copies of the 2020 Welcome to Greenwich are now available. This custom publication is produced by Moffly Media on behalf of  the  Board of Directors of  the  Greenwich Association of REALTORS┬«.

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