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GBAR NAMES 2017 REALTOR of the YEAR!

Linda Gardiner, former ROTY recipient, awards the 2017 GBAR REALTOR of the Year Award to Julie Dawson Williams

 

BREWER – Julie Dawson Williams, broker with ERA Dawson Bradford Co. REALTORS in Bangor, was named 2017 REALTOR of the Year Tuesday, May 9th, by the Greater Bangor Association of REALTORS.

Linda Gardiner, broker with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/The Masiello Group, and previous recipient of the award, made the announcement at the Greater Bangor Association’s May Membership Meeting at Jeff’s Catering.

The REALTOR of the Year award is designed to recognize a candidate that exemplifies the spirit of the REALTOR community and the real estate profession.  It is someone who participates on the local, state and national levels’ REALTOR boards committees and organizations. The candidate must also be an active participant in civic and community organizations, volunteering their time setting an example for others through their generosity and leadership. And, they must demonstrate to the general public, the work done by REALTORS.

In her remarks about Williams, Gardiner said this year’s award recipient “has certainly met all those criteria. She has served on the local and state boards, through the local Board of Directors, and the legislative subcommittee. She has served at the state level as a MAR Director at Large and through the Board of Directors for Maine Real Estate Information Systems (MREIS).”

Williams has served the community as a member of the Bangor Planning Board, a Penobscot Theatre board member, a commissioner on the Bangor Historic Preservation Commission, and as a past president and committee member of Fusion, a young professional networking group. “She has been an exemplary and visible presence in the community, demonstrating the civic commitment of REALTORS,” Gardiner said.

In addition to being a mother of two young boys and owning and operating ERA Dawson Bradford Co., Williams is the 2017 President of the Greater Bangor Association of REALTORS.

 


 

Keep Maine Competitive: Call for Action

As you know, the Maine Association of REALTORS has been working with the Keep Maine Competitive Coalition to help pursue a legislative solution to the impacts Maine is set to face with the newly approved 3% surtax on incomes greater than $200,000. Under the current law, Maine now has the 2nd highest income tax rate in the country at 10.15% (highest for incomes under $1 million). As a result, we have heard from numerous business owners and families who are moving their operations and home addresses elsewhere to escape the unreasonable tax. We joined the coalition to help repeal the 3% tax and ensure Maine businesses and families stay here and continue to sustain Maine jobs and communities.
The time for action is now! In the coming weeks, legislative leaders will meet with the Appropriations Committee to construct Maine’s next biennial budget. It is imperative that you reach out to your legislator and urge them to remove the 3% surtax and find an alternative funding source for education.
In order to do so, we are asking you to take the following steps:
Through the citizen’s initiative, the voters told the Maine Legislature that they wanted more money for education. However, the impact of funding source went unnoticed. With your help, we will repeal the surtax that hurts Maine’s economy and direct money to support a strong K-12 education system invested in closing education gaps, directing funds to proven practices that benefit the state’s most at-risk students, and ensure a career and college-ready workforce for our future.
In addition, the coalition will be implementing a paid advocacy campaign. If you are willing to financially support this effort, you can make a donation by clicking here.

 

 

 


RAMCO Member Portal

Click here (and bookmark it!) and use your Maine Listings log on credentials.  If that is unsuccessful, try your NRDS # (found on your REALTOR Magazine label) as your username, and your last name (no caps) as your password. When successfully logged on, you may be asked to confirm/update your membership records…as well as personalize your home page!
  • Under the EVENTS tab, you can find your CE Certificates (and 3-year history) from courses you’ve taken through GBAR. If you are looking for certificates from the MAR Convention or another Association in the state, you will need to log on to their portals (see links below).  Also, keep in mind, any courses you’ve taken through an outside provider such as a lender or title company will not necessarily be listed here. You will also see upcoming meetings and courses on the HOME page, as they are posted.
  • Under the DIRECTORY tab, you can search the entire membership for contact info.
  • On the HOME page, and under the MY ORDERS tab, you may find a balance due. This balance may consist of the cost of prior membership meetings where you may have forgotten to pay, Reals on Wheels Broker Open House Tour fees that are due, and your dues bills for the current year. You can safely pay these fees directly from here with a credit card. If you feel there is an error, please contact the Association.
If you have questions, please email them to marciabartol@msn.com.
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