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NAR Call for Action

Urge Congress to extend the NFIP The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will expire on July 31, denying necessary insurance coverage to homeowners and buyers in more than 20,000 communities nationwide. Congress must act now to reform and extend the NFIP. 

GRAR REALTOR® of the Year and Fran Henty Award Nominations

Nominations for 2018 REALTOR® of the Year and Fran Henty “Golden Rule” candidates are now being accepted. They should be submitted as soon as possible, but no later than August 1, 2018. Send your completed nominations to Diane Russi. Nominations without the appropriate forms will not be accepted. • For REALTOR® of the Year, click...

Oppose the “Prevailing Wage” Construction Mandate

June 12, 2018 NYSAR issued this important Call for Action to OPPOSE a requirement to provide prevailing wage standards on any private construction project that receives any form of public funding or support. Click here to contact your Assemblymember.

2017 Rookie of the Year

Life doesn’t always go as planned. That doesn’t mean it can’t take a great turn.   This year’s Rookie of the Year, Patrick Regna, had plans of being both a fire investigator and a professional soccer player. When neither of those materialized, he worked a 9:00 – 5:00 corporate job for five years. He felt cramped and knew he had...

2017 Realtor® of the Year

Congratulations, Mike Smith, GRAR’s 2017 Realtor® of the Year! Mike began his real estate career in 1979.  He calls himself an “education junkie”.  Even though he was grandfathered in 1993 and is no longer required to take the 22.5 hours of continuing education every two years, he takes as many classes as he can.  In...

Jen Gugino, 2017 Fran Henty Award Winner

GRAR 2017 Fran Henty Award Winner, Jen Gugino
Jen Gugino is the 2017 Fran Henty Award winner and one of those people you are SO glad to have met when your paths cross.  She is 89 years young.  I hesitate to use that cliché, but there’s no other way to say it.  “Old” is not a word that fits anywhere near a sentence...