Archive for October, 2007

This is pretty neat.

Check out the FEMA Maps online. You can zoom in and check out an area all for free.

FEMA Maps On-Line and  Maps Service Center 



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I originally posted this back in July on the Active Rain Real Estate Network. At that time I was pretty excited about becoming an ABR and SRES instructor. I wrote the post and inserted lots of links that take you to other articles I’ve written. It’s sort of like a journal and a passage of sorts. I look back at some my early blog posts and cringe a bit…but hey that’s me…my words and my feelings.

I’m off teaching NHAR’s Quick Start program for the next two days and then Jay and I are driving to Pennsylvania for the Penn State/Ohio State game. Plus the RedSox are going to the world series! What a weekend it will be for us!

See you next week!

It’s Offical I’m an ABR and SRES Instructor!

July 2007

 As some of you know I’ve been working my way through the instructor certification process required by REBAC to become an ABR and SRES instructor.

It took a while but I have completed both the required one day course in DC and the two day course in St Louis and the dreaded tests.

Thankfully I passed both tests and now I’m finally “certified”…YIPPEE!


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Consumer Centric Market & Web 2.0

3 Hour Continuing Education Credit (elective) # E1000

What Centric are you working in?

Understanding the impact of the changing real estate market and the
changing consumer is crucial to an agent’s successful ability
to represent the needs of their clients and customers.

This is a 3 hour highly interactive program.

Contact: Monika McGillicuddy

(603) 548-7728

Date: Monday October 22, 2007

Time: Registration 8:45 class starts at 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Stage Road Junction Professional Office Community

At the corner of Route 111 and Route 121

Hampstead, NH 03841

Instructor: Monika McGillicuddy, GRI

Credits: 3 hour CE credit #E1000 (elective)

Cost: $ 35.00

Walk-ins welcome

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But we’re getting closer…

Today with a standing room only crowd the New Hampshire Association of REALTORS board of directors voted to pass the recommended proposed Designated Agency legislation with some added language presented by the Exclusive Buyer agents. The language added appears in Italics below.

XII. Dual agency does not occur in firms that represent buyers only who have appointed designated buyers’ agents, or firms that represent sellers only who have appointed designated sellers’ agents within the firm.

It passed with hardly a whimper as a jammed room of state directors and visitors alike listened to a brief presentation and then cast a vote.

They cast a vote for all of us today and most importantly for the public. The consumer will finally, if this passes through legislation, get the representation they deserve!

How sweet it will be!

Caution…You Can Not act as a Designated Agent yet….If and I do mean If we get through the legislation process we’re looking at maybe 2009 before it becomes law! So Please don’t think you can do it now!

I’ll keep you updated as we go along. Feel free to post a comment or a question and I’ll do my best to get you the answer.

Read more here …What is Designated Agency?

Draft Copy of Proposed Designated Agency Legislation. Without the new language to XII added.

Designated Agency and Facilitation in NH

Till later


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But are you really?

 Sometimes I hear stories that just leave me wondering.

A listing agent met a Co-broker and her clients at her listing to do a showing. During the showing it was readily apparent that the home did not meet the buyers needs.

While standing in the kitchen talking about the home the listing agent mentioned another listing that she had just listed. One that she thought would better suit the buyers.The home was in excellent condition was priced competitively and had everything the buyers seemed to be looking for. She suggested that they go take a look at it as it was easy to show.


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On Wednesday Oct 17, the board of Directors of the New Hampshire Association of REALTORS will meet to vote on recommended proposed legislation which would allow NH REALTORS to act as Designated Agents or Facilitators.

Read my previous post for complete details Designated Agency and facilitation in NH.

Read also a draft copy of the legislation here draft-agency-legislation-9-12-07.pdf

NHAR’s Legal committee chair Mary Beth Rudolph describes what the NH version of Designated Agency would actually look like in the field.


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On Wednesday, October 17th a special Board of Directors meeting will be held at The New Hampshire Association of REALTORS in Concord. The sole purpose of this meeting will be to have a motion to approve the proactive legislation “Relative to Changes to the Real Estate Practice Act”. This is the legislation that, if approved, would enable the practice of designated agency and facilitation in New Hampshire.


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