Welcome to the Greater Bangor Association of REALTORS®!
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:
Continuing Education Opportunities!
The Greater Bangor Association of REALTORS has no continuing education classes scheduled during the next couple of months. If you need credits for renewal, or would like to expand your knowledge, there are may courses available in the area. Please be sure to click on the Education Tab to find out more!
2016 GBAR REALTOR® of the Year Announced!
Renee Hudgens, current President of the Greater Bangor Association of REALTORS® and Broker at Realty of Maine in Bangor, was named the 2016 REALTOR® of the Year at our May 3 Membership Meeting. Renee will be recognized at the Maine Association of REALTORS® Convention and Trade Show at Sunday River Resort in October, where she will be in contention for the 2016 MAR REALTOR® of the Year. Renee accepted the award from Angelia Levesque, Chair of this year’s ROTY Committee. Congratulations on this award, Renee…it is well deserved!
New Member Orientation – April 29, 2016
The Greater Bangor Association of REALTORS® inducted 13 new members at our May Membership Meeting. Congratulations to all!
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.
- Existing-Home Sales Rise in April for Second Straight Month
WASHINGTON (May 20, 2016) — Despite ongoing inventory shortages and faster price growth, existing-home sales sustained their recent momentum and moved higher for the second consecutive month, accordin …
- NAR Member Survey Shows More, Younger Realtors® Entering the Industry
WASHINGTON (May 19, 2016) — The median age and years of experience of Realtors® has decreased as new and younger professionals enter the industry, according to the 2016 National Association of Realtor …
- Fine Balance Needed between Property Rights, Regulation of Short-term Rentals
WASHINGTON (May 13, 2016) – Mobile and online technology and evolving consumer tastes are changing the dynamics of renting property, and the debate on whether the regulatory response from state and lo …
REALTOR® Magazine Headlines
- NAR Pushes Back Against Patent Troll May 24, 2016
Action puts companies on notice that organized real estate is prepared to fight back against overly broad patent claims. …
- 4 Staging Tips to Up Your Listing’s Appeal May 24, 2016
Here are a few less-obvious, inexpensive ideas for home staging.
- Diplomas More Important Than Debt? May 24, 2016
Student loan debt might make it temporarily more difficult to purchase a home, but not having a college degree is an even larger impediment to… …