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MLS Clear Cooperation Policy

The Board of Directors for the National Association of REALTORS® voted and approved the following policy to be adopted by all REALTOR MLS’s (which includes Global MLS) by May 1, 2020. Section 1.01 – Clear Cooperation Within one (1) business day of marketing a property to the public, the listing broker must submit the listing to the MLS for cooperation with other MLS participants. …

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Blast from the Past: Victoria Gettings, 1994 GCAR Pres...

Victoria was the president of the Rensselaer County Board of REALTORS® when it merged with the Albany County Board of REALTORS® to create the Greater Capital Association of REALTORS® in 1993; as a result, she became a member of the executive committee in the position of president-elect. In 1994, she became the president of GCAR. Victoria was licensed in 1981 with the goal of …

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Meet the 2020 GCAR Leadership

Officers Tom McGroder, Thomas J. Real Estate, Inc. President Thomas J. McGroder, ABR, GRI, SRS, PSA, Broker/Owner of Thomas J. Real Estate, Inc. began a career in real estate after retiring from law enforcement. Thomas is a consistent multi-million dollar producer, an active member of The Greater Capital Association of REALTORS®, The Global Multiple Listing Service, and Edinburg Emergency Squad. He formerly served as …

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RPAC FAQ

Mis-Click? Let it Stick! While submitting dues payments members sometimes tell us they have mis-clicked on the RPAC contribution button and contact the board office for a refund because they contributed by accident.  When it comes to legislative support and advocacy, there are no accidents.  RPAC is the muscle behind NAR, NYSAR and GCAR members’ ability to do business unencumbered by the constant flow of restrictive …

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RPAC 2019 Major Investors

GCAR and RPAC recognize the following members for investing in the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) at the major investor level in 2019. Thank you to the RPAC major investors for going above and beyond with your support. RPAC investments are used to support federal, state, and local lawmakers who share the REALTOR® commitment to promote homeownership and private property rights. Golden R ($5,000 …

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Legislative Update – Jan/Feb

  By Conor Gillis GCAR Government Affairs     Albany Common Council Takes Initial Step Toward Rent Control On Monday, December 16th, the Albany Common Council passed a resolution calling on Mayor Kathy Sheehan to conduct a vacancy study in the City of Albany to determine whether the city would qualify for rent control under the Emergency Tenant Protection Act. For Albany to qualify …

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GCAR Honored by Joseph’s House & Shelter, Troy, N...

GCAR was one of the honorees at Joseph’s House Winter Walk Banquet held on December 11, 2019, at the Franklin Plaza in Troy. GCAR was honored for their support of the shelter. Joseph’s House offers emergency shelter, street outreach, and support services to homeless and formerly homeless individuals, youth, and families. They offer non-judgmental services where each guest’s dignity and worth are recognized and …

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GCAR Supports several non-profit organizations in 2019

Many thanks to the membership for your support of the Community Outreach Fund. Twelve organizations received donations in 2019 due to YOUR generosity. The organizations are as follows:  Rebuilding Together Saratoga County; Schenectady Co. Community College Foundation (food pantry); Troy Rehabilitation Improvement Program; Capital Roots; Schoharie Co. Community Action Program; Joseph’s House & Shelter and the Double H Ranch. Ginny O’Brien was the recipient of GCAR’s Good …

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