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2019 Good Neighbor Award Recipient

GCAR has named one local real estate professional as the 2019 Good Neighbor Award winner spotlighting the practitioner’s impact on their community through volunteer work. This marks the association’s first year celebrating the Good Neighbor Award. The winner, who was selected by a panel of GCAR past presidents, will receive a $3,000 grant for their charity. The award winner will be honored at the …

Blog, News Nov 22, 2019 0 Continue Reading
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Community Relations Nov 19

Community Relations Committee is asking for your help On August 17th at the Wilton NY Headquarters of “Operation Adopt a Soldier”, a fire broke out resulting in a total loss of the building contents which included donations and more than 200 packages that were ready to be shipped to Troops serving overseas. The Community Relations Committee is collecting items to help this worthy cause …

Blog Nov 08, 2019 0 Continue Reading
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What’s Up November

GCAR is pleased to announce that two NYS Real Estate Education Foundation scholarships totaling $500.00 were awarded to GCAR members:              These scholarships allow members to take one of 9 different national designation or certification courses: ABR, CIPS, GAA, GREEN, GRI, RAA, RSPS, SFR, SRES, and SRS offered by any REALTOR® Board in NY. While education is included in GCAR’s membership, …

Blog Nov 07, 2019 0 Continue Reading
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November President’s Message

I want to thank you all for an excellent year. It’s unbelievable that we are in the last 2 months of the year already; it seems like just yesterday I was being installed as president. There has been so much growth in our association over the last year and I’m honored to have been a part of these changes. I’d like to thank everyone …

Blog Nov 07, 2019 0 Continue Reading

Low Inventory Remains a Pressure Point Throughout Regi...

The housing market in the Capital Region finished out with third quarter of the year on a high. The demand for inventory has remained high throughout the first 9 months of 2019. The number of new listings increased 4 percent last month to 1,740 from 1,677 in September 2019. Demand has helped prop up sales and prices, despite heavy reductions in inventory and months …

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What is your value proposition?

By Joel Koval I got my real estate license in 1984. My office was state-of-the art…. we had a new-fangled thing called a dumb terminal, essentially a video screen, dot matrix printer, and keyboard connected to a push-button phone that you dialed, waited for a screeching tone then dropped onto a cradle. Using this device, we could communicate with the local MLS and obtain …

Blog Nov 01, 2019 0 Continue Reading

Home Prices Up, Inventory Down

At this point in the year, there is a good sense for how the housing market is likely to perform for the foreseeable future. While it remains true that sales prices are running higher and inventory options are still relatively low, buyers are beginning to find some wiggle room at price points and geographies throughout the region and in points north and south. Housing …

NAR Moves to Dismiss Moehrl Suit

Filing demonstrates lawsuit misrepresents facts, ignores legal precedent, and fails to prove legal harm. Two recently filed class-action antitrust lawsuits against the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and several major real estate franchisors allege falsely that consumers have no ability to negotiate commissions with real estate professionals, says Katie Johnson, NAR’s general counsel and chief member experience officer. In Moerhl v. National Association of …

Blog, News Jul 08, 2019 0 Continue Reading