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Global MLS Update

The following are the upcoming dates for the GCAR SAR MLS merger into Global. These dates will be significant and we wanted members to be aware. Please note some dates or locations might change. Weeks of 2/15 – 3/1: Testing of the merged data and updates to the MLS system. Week of 3/5: Data set is considered stable and ready for Parallel Processing. Weeks …

Blog, News Mar 08, 2019 0 Continue Reading
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Why should I invest in RPAC? RPAC is the muscle behind NAR. RPAC represents more than 1.3 million REALTORS® that members of Congress want as their friends. 100% of your investment is used to elect candidates at the local, state, and national levels who both understand and support REALTOR® issues. RPAC looks to build the future by putting dollars in places that will help …

Blog Feb 06, 2019 0 Continue Reading
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Legislative Update – Jan/Feb

By Conor Gillis Government Affairs Field Rep, NYSAR I’d like to a minute and introduce myself to those who do not know me. My name is Conor Gillis and I am NYSAR’s newest Government Affairs Field Representative. In my role with NYSAR, I work with several REALTOR Boards, including GCAR, to increase their local government, and political advocacy. While REALTOR advocacy efforts at the …

Blog Jan 31, 2019 0 Continue Reading
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RVP Update – Jan/Feb

Happy New Year, GCAR! I have the honor of representing you as the New York State Association of REALTORS® 2019 Regional Vice President for the Capital Region. For those of you who don’t know me: I’ve been a REALTOR® for 34 years, getting my start back in 1984 in Southern California. I’ve been back in the Capital District since 1997 when I joined RealtyUSA …

Blog Jan 29, 2019 0 Continue Reading
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With the President

Happy New Year! I’m honored to serve as your 2019 GCAR President. This will be a productive year for our association and its 3,600 members. Being a member of GCAR carries with it many benefits. Your membership connects you with exclusive products, programs, and services. Your association membership entitles you to professional standards and mediation, free educational programs, CE courses, and more. We advocate …

Blog Jan 23, 2019 0 Continue Reading
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Meet The Directors

Jason Christiana, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Blake President Jay serves as President of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Blake, REALTORS® with 9 branch offices in Upstate New York. He was recognized in 2012 as one of the Albany Business Review’s 40 under 40 and received the small business leadership award from Workplace Dynamics and the Albany Times Union in 2015 and 2018. Jay is proud of his …

Blog Jan 11, 2019 0 Continue Reading

Find your next listing with these actionable farming t...

Thanks to record-setting low inventories, today’s REALTORS® are taking the reins, knowing they must create their own success by digging deep into solid, sustainable marketing campaigns that generate new business and position them as long-term market experts. Real estate farming is possibly the most proactive position an agent can take to build inventory. The method includes a series of steps that analyze a given neighborhood, …

Blog Sep 19, 2018 0 Continue Reading

10 Ways to Stay Safe

Part of being prepared to deal with a threatening situation is having “an out.” If you feel uncomfortable, say you left something in your car or another agent is on their way. Make sure your phone is fully charged before arriving at an open house, showing, or meeting a client. Carry a portable charger or power bank to charge your phone on the go. …

Blog Sep 19, 2018 0 Continue Reading
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