Massachusetts Association of REALTORS®

GRI 201: Tools of the Trade

Students will learn the basics of financing so their clients can get the best possible program. The following will also be discussed: pre-approvals, lending, closing costs, loans, and credit scores.

201 will also explore the 3 critical elements of negotiation through a series of group exercises. Designed to engage and enlighten participants, the exercises and corresponding class materials will demonstrate the difference between being a negotiator and a referee, provide students with insights in other negotiation styles as well as their own, and teach students to shift from a "position-based" negotiating system to an "interest-based" negotiation model.

The Code of Ethics portion will explore the foundation of the real estate practice and how to serve clients and customers within the law. Understanding the enforcement process at our disposal as members and the arbitration process for protecting entitled commissions will be explained.

Dates: November 29: 8:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m. |December 5: 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 450 Totten Pond Road, Waltham, MA

Furnish The Future Furniture Drive

Participate in GBAR Fall Furniture Drive to Benefit the Homeless!

Dates: November 14 and 15, 2017 | Location: Greater Boston Area 

GBAR and Gentle Giant Moving Company have partnered to help fill the furniture bank at the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless (MCH). Please participate in our furniture drive where we will have moving trucks collect items from you or your clients, which will then be donated to families making the transition from homelessness into permanent housing. The families will "shop" at the MCH warehouse and select the items that will serve them best in their new home. 
The people who receive the donated furniture move the furniture themselves into their new home. They often move into second-floor walk-up apartments. Our goal is to give them furniture that can fit up the stairs and into their new home, so we will not be able to accept over-sized furniture. 

To schedule a pickup, please contact Gentle Giant Moving Co. at 1-800-442-6863. The deadline to request a pickup is October 27th 

You must provide Gentle Giant with an explanation of items you are donating so that they are able to efficiently plan the truck route. Gentle Giant will gladly accept smaller items such as radios/TV's, lamps, and small appliances if the trucks are already at a home to collect larger furniture, or you can drop items off at the Gentle Giant headquarters (29 Harding St., Somerville) or the MCH warehouse (15 Bubier St., Lynn).

Acceptable items include: Desks, Sofas/Love Seats, Dining Tables, Headboards and Foot Boards, Nightstands, Coffee/End Tables, Book Shelves, Recliners/Ottomans, Bed Frames, Dressers,Buffers or Sideboards,Rugs.

**All items must be in clean and usable condition. No rips or tears. GBAR reserves the right to refuse unsuitable items**

Please share this with friends, family, and coworkers!

For additional questions or to help determine if an item will be acceptable, please contact the MCH at 781-595-7571


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