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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 of continuing education every two years, he takes as many classes as he can.  In fact,...

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...

NAR Call For Action : Reform our tax code AND protect homeowners

You have no doubt heard about tax reform plans from Washington, DC. Now Congress is threatening tax incentives for homeowners, like the mortgage interest deduction and the state and local property tax deduction. These incentives are critical for a strong housing market that creates jobs and builds stable communities. Take action to tell Congress to reform...

The Importance of Education

Text book laying open with magic dust flying out of the book
By Linda Wilson, 2017 GRAR President Education is the process of receiving or giving systematic instructions. No one knows this better than New York State. That’s why 22.5 hours of Continuing Education (CE) is required for REALTORS® every 2 years for the duration of our careers. Some of your fellow GRAR members have been grandfathered....