February 2017

Sarah Gustafson, 2017 President of the REALTOR® Association of Central Massachusetts, delivers her monthly President's message.



There is still time to complete the application process if you are interested in a leadershipposition at RACM.  All members in good standing are welcome.  The deadline for applications is July 1.


New RACM Website!

Here at the REALTOR® Association of Central Massachusetts, we've been proudly serving our members since 1923. Suffice to say, a lot has changed within the last 80+ years.
 
Heck, a lot has changed in the last two years!
 
In our efforts to provide our members with cutting-edge support and resources, we're proud to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website, built with you, our members, in mind.

The website's official launch date is July 5, 2017 , and will continue to offer our members a space they can turn to for all of their professional and networking needs.
 
Some of the changes to our website include:
 
  • Better site structure to make it easier for members to find what they're looking for
  • A responsive design, meaning our website can be viewed optimally on any screen size (great for when you're on the road!)
  • New and updated information - Since we were upgrading our website, we thought it time to comb through our files and update some of our most pivotal resource pages
 
One of the most exciting aspects of our new website is that, being built on WordPress, it can be changed and modified "on the fly" in the future. That means as our members' needs change, and the industry shifts, we can remain on the forefront and ensure that our site continue to be the invaluable resource we aim for it to be.
 
We look forward to hearing your feedback as the site launches, and are grateful to have you all in our community.
When selling a one- or two-family residence, as of December 2016.
Membership, Government Affairs, Community Action & Professional Development status.

MAR 2017-2018 Legislative Priorities


Senior Real Estate Specialist Designation

Congratulations to all those that completed the SRES® Designation Class on Friday, June 16th and Tuesday, June 20th with Instructor Barbara Fairfield at the REALTOR® Association of Central Massachusetts and to Jasmine Ortiz recipient of the RACM REALTOR® Scholarship Award.
 

Special thanks to our sponsors that provided breakfast and lunch for the two-day course; Home Team Inspection Service, Servpro South Worcester, Puro Clean Restoration & IC Federal Credit Union.
 
Please visit our website at  www.realtorscentralma.org for upcoming classes and events.



June 22nd was an absolutely beautiful day on the course with another sold out REALTOR® Association of Central Massachusetts Annual Golf Tournament at Wachusett Country Club!
 
Thank you to all of our sponsors and our participants for making this a success. We were able to donate $3,000 to our 2017 Charities of Choice: The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Worcester and Matthew 25.
 
Thank you to our professional photographer, Tony Chabot, of Pro RE Photography and to Amy Murray for all of these great shots!
 
Congratulations to our winning teams: (WAITING TO HEAR FROM ANNE MARIE RE: WINNERS)
FIRST PLACE: Geoffrey Sciotti, Nick Caccia, Ryan Sardelli & Scott Boulis
SECOND PLACE: Matt Dufault, Justin Jarboe, Todd Sibley & Scott Simpson
THIRD PLACE:  Harry Kotseas, Steve Ducharme, Tom McLear & Brian Babine
CLOSET TO PIN:  Brian Sardelli (M) & Joanne Corkum (W)
LONGEST DRIVE: Ben Lemek (M) & Alicia Abu (W)
 
Big thanks to all of our major sponsors of this event, as well as the greens & tees sponsors.
 
PLATINUM SPONSORS: The Law Office of Jessica Albino Barron Law, PC, Title & Closings, Fairway Mortgage, Movement Mortgage, Norcom Mortgage, Peoples Home Loans, Prestige Home Mortgage, Residential Mortgage Services Cornerstone Bank, Wintrust Mortgage, The Law Offices of Scott Wrenn, PC
 
GOLD SPONSORS: Bank of Canton, Fidelity Bank, MLS PIN, Security First Mortgage, Digital Federal Credit Union, Herbert H. Landy Insurance
 
SILVER SPONSORS: Law Office of Harry P. Kotseas
 
BRONZE SPONSORS: Res/Title, WebsterFive
 
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST SPONSORS: Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® and RE/MAX Vision
 
DRINK TICKET SPONSORS: LEHONG Attorneys At Law and CATIC Eastern MA
 
LONGEST DRIVE SPONSOR: Al Stolarczyk, Attic Mold and More
 
CLOSEST TO THE PIN SPONSOR: Lorraine Herbert, RE/MAX Professional Associates
 
STRINGS SPONSOR: Chad Rankin, Residential Mortgage Services
 
MULLIGAN SPONSOR: Mark Adams, Berlin Insurance
 
CHAIR MASSAGE SPONSOR: Country Bank

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Save the Date
  • September 15 - Legislative Breakfast
Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA)

Local Market Stats for May 2017 as published by MAR.

Shoe Drive


A huge THANK YOU to all of you who donated your gently used shoes, as well as to the REALTOR® Offices that volunteered as drop-off locations! The numbers are in and we collected over 700 pairs of shoes!!  The donations help raise funds which will directly benefit the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Worcester and be used to help families who are homeless find shelter while they transition to permanent housing. Remaining shoes are redistributed to microenterprise partners through Funds2Orgs and are used in developing nations for impoverished people to start, maintain, and grow a unique business opportunity to feed, clothe, and house their families. Great job everyone!!

Congratulations to our new REALTORS®, who were sworn in as RACM members at our New Member Orientation on June 21.   Welcome to the REALTOR® Association of Central Massachusetts! 




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