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Guidance to In-Person Contact with Consumers

Brokers are responsible for making sure all associated licensees follow the requirements of the Interim Guidance Document. Guidance to in-person contact with consumers Brokers are encouraged, but not required, to conduct remote walkthroughs rather than in-person walkthroughs (e.g. recorded/live video), where possible. Whenever possible, activities should be conducted remotely with consumers. Whenever in-person contact occurs with a consumer, the licensee should be wearing an …

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Region’s Real Estate Market Keeps Up the Pace

While uncertainty remains on what effects the upcoming elections and any seasonal resurgence of COVID-19 may have on the financial and housing markets, the healthy housing demand we see today is expected to create significant tailwinds in the near term. Pending sales were up 23 percent from August 2019 at 1,470 for the month. Closed sales were nearly the same at 1,389 compared to …

Now Is the Time to Plan How You’ll Vote

In this critical election year, as we continue to safeguard against the COVID-19 pandemic, every voter should be using this month to learn the voting options and deadlines in their state. by Teresa Boardman One of the most important things I’ve learned during the pandemic is that I need to plan ahead. In March and April, my husband and I were running out of essential …

Blog Sep 23, 2020 0 Continue Reading

Cybersecurity Checklist: Best Practices for Real Estat...

Cybercrime can be devastating to real estate professionals and their clients. The following checklist offers some best practices to help you curb the risk of cybercrime. Because data protection and cybersecurity laws differ across the country, NAR recommends that you work with an attorney licensed in your state to help you develop cybersecurity-related programs, policies, and materials. Email and Password Hygiene Never click on …

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6 Unique Ways to Market Yourself as a New Agent

Marketing Yourself as a New Agent Requires Experimentation Starting out as a real estate agent requires finding ways to market your agent brand to discover new leads. The more leads you can generate, the higher chances you’ll have of converting them into clients. However, it requires constant experimentation to find what works for you and what doesn’t. As an agent, you need to understand the basics of …

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National Association of Realtors® Honors 2020 Good Nei...

GCAR Member, Sandy Nardoci, is Among the Finalists The National Association of Realtors® has selected 10 Realtors® as finalists for its 2020 Good Neighbor Awards. This award honors Realtors® who make an extraordinary difference in their communities through volunteer work. This is the 21st year the Good Neighbor Awards have recognized Realtor® volunteers who donate time, money, and passion to enrich the lives of …

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Legislative Update – September/October

NY Courts extend eviction moratorium until October 1 A new directive, issued by New York State Chief Administrative Judge, mandates that no existing or new residential eviction warrants can be executed until October 1 at the earliest. Last week, Governor Cuomo signed a new order that continued a suspension on eviction proceedings through September 5. However, the state judge’s memo interpreting that order went a step …

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Community Relations Committee Members Lend a Helping H...

On July 30, Community Relations Committee members Ginny O’Brien, Karen Cahill, and Tom Schlutow met at St. Paul’s new supportive housing program in Rensselaer to help clear some brush for their new parking lot. St. Paul’s supportive housing program is a combination of housing and supportive services that provide families with an affordable way to move from homelessness to a sustainable future.  This housing …

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