The Green Sheet | Friday, July 17, 2020
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June 2020 Greenwich Market Statistics
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Flexmls Pro App Update: Add An Open House From Anywhere
As of Thursday, July 16th , Flexmls introduced the ability to add an open house to a listing right from your Flexmls Pro mobile app ( iOS  &  Android ). Please click here to read the following update in more detail.

Face Masks/Coverings Required During Showings and Open Houses
CTR has confirmed with the state that there are no changes to the requirements for wearing a face mask or cloth face covering when entering a property for a business purpose such as a real estate showing or an open house. It remains required along with observing distancing standards when you are inside the property. However, it also remains applicable that if an individual has a medical condition where his/her/their health or safety is threatened by a face covering, if under the age of 2 or if it's an older child where there is not an ability to safely secure a mask, there is an exemption to the rule. You may not require medical documentation verifying the medical condition.
CTR has created posters for agents or home owners to use reminding all licensees and clients of Connecticut's face mask and cloth face covering requirement. Connecticut's rules are to protect us all from the further spread of the virus.

Guidance for Conducting In-Person Showings, Tours, and Open Houses
The GAR/GMLS Board of Directors urges members to adhere to ALL safety recommendations, guidance, and policies from your Broker/Head of Office, the CDC, State of CT, Connecticut Association of REALTORS®, and National Association of REALTORS®. Specific guidance for protocol pre-, during, and post- in-person showings is available in The Point. Please note that food and drink should not be served during any in-person showing activity, including Broker Tours.

Conveyance Tax Increase and Property Tax Credit Against Income Tax
The CT General Assembly/Office of Legislative Research has released an overview and explanation of the updated breakdown of Real Estate Conveyance Tax in Connecticut. In particular, please note the section in regards to the Property Tax Credit Against Income Tax. Beginning in 2021 taxpayers who paid conveyance tax at the 2.25% rate may be able to claim a property tax credit against state income tax liability if they remain a resident of CT. This document has been added to the GAR/GMLS Resources page for future reference.

New Town of Greenwich Mill Rates Effective as of 7/1
As of Wednesday, July 1st, the Mill Rates for the Town of Greenwich are as follows:
  • Sewer: 12.02
  • Septic: 11.59
This information has been posted within the GAR/GMLS Resources for reference. The rates will be automatically updated in FlexMLS for existing listings in all areas of Greenwich. Changes to mill rates for out-of-town listings will need to be manually updated by the listing agent.

Upcoming Events
Virtual Seminar: S eller Preparation Inspections - Less Stress, Faster Sale
Free ZOOM Lunch & Learn - Chance to win a $25 Panera Bread Raffle

More to come soon! Check out our past events recordings and upcoming FlexMLS Webinars in the meantime.
GMLS Subscription Renewals Due by August 15th
The GMLS Subscription and RETS renewal orders for June through December 2020 are available in your account online. Invoices have been emailed. Due to COVID 19, the payment deadline has been extended to August 15th.

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Member Resources & Updates 5 in 5 7/13/2020
GAR Member & GMLS Subscriber Updates

Thomas Karras, HouseCanary, Inc (SR)
Emma Lester, Houlihan Lawrence, Greenwich (RA)
Alyssa Bernstein, Berkshire Hathaway NE Properties, Greenwich (M)
Elizabeth Shay, Compass Connecticut (M)

New Firm:
HouseCanary, Inc
201 Spear Street, Suite 1400 | San Francisco, CA 94105
Thomas Karras
Phone: 855.681.6177