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This website provides information about upcoming events, courses, and general Association-related news to current and future REALTORS® and Affiliate Members. Check our Community Page for how we are involved, and how YOU can get involved in the community!
LATEST GBAR NEWS:
SEPTEMBER 28 CODE OF ETHICS, MEMBERSHIP MEETING/SOCIAL:
Due to the MAR Convention in early October, we will hold that month’s Membership Meeting on Wednesday September 28 at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer. The brief meeting will begin at approximately 5:00, and will be followed by the announcement of this year’s Affiliate of the Year! The social will include heavy appetizers and a cash bar. The check-in for the social begins at 4:45. The cost is $10.00. Please see important information below to register.
BEFORE the meeting/social, from 1:30-4:30, Geoff MacLean of The Real Estate Learning Group will teach “Code of Ethics”. This will be the last time the GBAR offers a live ethics class before the membership requirement deadline of 12/31/16. This class is approved for 3 CEUs by the Maine Real Estate Commission. The cost of the class is $30.00 for GBAR members, and $40.00 for non-members or members of another board. GBAR members who attend both the meeting/social and class will pay a reduced rate of $25.00 total! We need an accurate headcount, so if you cannot stay for the social, please plan to pay the $30.00 class fee.
ALL GBAR MEMBERS ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE A CODE OF ETHICS COURSE BETWEEN 1/1/13 and 12/31/16, or risk suspension of membership. A free Code of Ethics class (for no CE credit) is available online at www.realtor.org. Click here for a list of members still needing Ethics (if you believe your name is on this list incorrectly, please contact GBAR).
IMPORTANT: Due to the upcoming conversion to a new membership management system (RAMCO), online registration is not available at the present time. IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND THE MEETING AND/OR CLASS, YOU MUST CONTACT ME AT 989-1607 OR firstname.lastname@example.org. You can either mail a check, or pay by credit card over the phone. If you register with the promise to bring a check, you will be billed in the event of a no-show. Sorry, no refunds. REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY SEPTEMBER 22.
REALTORS® Take It To The Peak!
MAR Annual Convention & Trade Show
October 4-6, 2016 – Sunday River, Newry
“REALTORS Take It To The Peak!”, the 2016 MAR Convention is being held October 4-6 at the Sunday River Resort’s Grand Summit in Newry. Among the reasons to attend: earn up to 15 hours of Maine continuing education credits including national educators Leigh Brown and Rhonda Ivey-Lentini, get the latest industry updates from NAR President Tom Salomone, attend the MAR Annual meeting and trade show, celebrate our local Board REALTORS of the Year, dance to The Larry Williams Band, and network!
The member registration fee for the MAR Convention is $265 (price increases on 9/21). Price includes all education, two lunches, two breakfasts, the banquet, entertainment, exhibits and other convention activities. If you want to attend the convention without the banquet, the price is $245. Until August 16, Grand Summit hotel rooms are available to Maine REALTOR members only, with a full convention registration. After that, Affiliate members and all others are eligible for a Grand Summit hotel room with a paid full convention registration (if not sold out). The Grand Summit room rates range from $119/night – $149/night (plus tax and resort fee). No refunds for convention cancellation, but you may provide a name substitution through September 21. The Grand Summit rooms may sell out the first day registration opens but there are additional hotels at the Sunday River resort. Sponsors and exhibitors can request hotel rooms at Sunday River’s Snow Cap Inn through the Maine Association of REALTORS upon confirmation of participation. To register, go to www.mainerealtors.com.
The Greater Bangor Association of REALTORS® provides valuable services to its members and promotes high ethical standards while striving to enhance the quality of life in our community, the image of the REALTOR® professional, and the preservation of real property rights.
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