GMAR Calendar

Solar 101: Vermont Residential Solar @ Four Seasons Sotheby's International Realty
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Year over year, the solar industry continues to achieve substantial growth in states such as Vermont.  This growth is due in part to the rise in relative cost of electricity, combined with declines in costs to manufacture and install solar.  While these factors create a competitive cost for solar power, local and federal policy are also in place supporting the growth of solar in the US. While these factors have created new opportunities for businesses, different companies are operating with various business models as they sell and install solar on a property. While a homeowner is generally presented with the savings that will be achieved by installing the solar system, the underlying programs can vary. With uncertainty around the variability in the equipment installed as well as the agreement surrounding ownership of the system, homeowners, realtors® and appraisers are experiencing new challenges in accurately guiding clients through the sale and purchase of a home.

The purpose of this presentation is to provide an overview of the solar industry as it relates to residential home sales. This is includes everything from solar industry history, to state and federal policy, as well as specific equipment and related warranties. Lastly you will see the current state of research and tools available that has been completed to determine how a solar system will influence a value and sale of a home.


GMAR Blood Drive @ Vermont Realtors®
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Green Mountain Association and Vermont Realtors® will host a blood drive at the VR office in Montpelier on MARCH 20! This is your chance to make a difference in the lives of people who live in our communities.

If you would like to participate in the GMAR blood drive, please sign up for a blood donation time.

Click HERE to sign up.
Please enter GMAR as the sponsor code to find the time slots that are available.

GMAR is also looking for volunteers to help with the event. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Lauri Bessey at


Date & Time
March 20, 2018

Vermont Realtors® Conference Room
148 State Street, Montpelier, VT

GMAR Affiliate Mixer @ Kingdom Taprrom
Apr 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

GMAR Affiliate Mixer

Join us for an evening of fun and networking

The Green Mountain Association of Realtor® invites you to join us for an Affiliate Mixer on April 19 at the Kingdom Taproom in St. Johnsbury. We hope to see you there for an evening of fun, good eats and networking! Please RSVP so that we can plan food accordingly. RSVP here.

GMAR Member Meeting & Class @ Vermont Realtors®
May 8 @ 11:45 am – 1:45 pm

GMAR will host a May Membership Meeting on May 8 at the Vermont Realtors® office in Montpelier. Join us for association and industry updates and a chance to network with your peers. The meeting will also feature Home Inspection – Get Ready, a 2CE class designed to help you gain the knowledge you need to help your clients better understand the home inspection process, what to look for in a home inspection, and how to advocate for changes to ensure a smooth sales transaction.

The membership meeting will also include a presentation by Chris Rottler, who is the On-site Loan Program Lead for the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. Chris will be discussing a new program of interest to Realtors®.

GMAR Membership Meeting & Class
May 8  |   1-3pm
Vermont Realtors® Office, Montpelier
11:45am: Membership Meeting and Lunch (included)
1pm: Home Inspection Class

Registration: $20 GMAR members (includes meeting, lunch and class)
$35 non-members (class only)


Statewide Realtor® Food Drive
Jun 18 – Jun 29 all-day

GMAR, in partnership with Vermont Realtors® and all of the state’s local Realtor® boards and associations, will participate in a statewide Food Drive from June 18-29!

“We’re very excited about this event and the chance to help Vermonters throughout the state,” said Helen Hossley, VR CEO. “Realtors® truly care about making a difference and are committed to making their communities a better place to live.”

The statewide food drive aims to help food shelves in all areas of Vermont. Food and cash donations collected during the drive will support the communities where they are collected. A full list of the food shelves supported by this event will be posted soon.

Local boards will be distributing collection bags in early June to all who are interested in participating.

Details about this exciting event will be coming soon!

GMAR Annual Meeting, Awards and CE Class @ Sugarbush Resort – Gate House Lodge
Sep 20 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm

GMAR will host its 2018 Annual Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20 at Sugarbush Resort. Join us as we celebrate our 2018 Realtor® of the Year and Good Neighbor recipients! The Annual Meeting will include a Mediterranean Buffet, and will be followed by a 2CE class (The Unsick House). This class will provide an overview of viable fixes for health hazards in a home. These insights are designed to help you better serve your clients by providing them with the information they need to understand house-related health concerns and how they can be addressed.

September 20
11:30am-1pm: GMAR Annual Meeting, plus Realtor® of the Year and Good Neighbor Awards
Includes a Mediterranean Buffet
1-3pm – The Unsick House (2CE)
Sugarbush Resort – Gate House Lodge

Meeting, Lunch and Class – $35 | REGISTER
Meeting with Lunch only (no class) – $10  | REGISTER

GMAR 2CE Class: The Unsick House @ Sugarbush Resort – Gate House Lodge
Sep 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
This class will help you put house-related health concerns into context. Learn about viable fixes for health hazards in the home. These insights will help you better serve your clients by providing them with the information they need to understand house-related health concerns and how they can be addressed.
Registration is $35 for GMAR members. This class offers 2CE credits!
VAR Realtors® of Distinction Awards @ Kirk Alumni Center, Middlebury College
Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for an evening of celebration as we honor VAR’s 2018 Realtor® of the Year & Good Neighbor Recipients. The 2019 VAR Board of Directors officers will be installed during this event.

Includes awards ceremony and hors d’oeuvres.


Realtors® Conference & Expo
Nov 2 – Nov 5 all-day

This is a rare opportunity to attend the REALTORS® Conference and Expo in our neck of the woods! This year’s conference will be held in Boston on Nov. 2-5! The conference is NAR’s premier event, with hundreds of exhibitors, cutting-edge technology and educational sessions, and a chance to network with REALTOR® professionals from all over the nation! This high-energy, action-packed event is a can’t miss!

What’s the secret to earning more money in real estate? Attending the 2018 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, Nov. 2-5 in Boston, MA. Attendees make two times the average real estate income, so you’ll have the chance to network with some of the most successful pros in the industry!

This year’s event will help you get ahead of the pack!

November 2-5, 2018 / Boston Convention & Exhibition Center / Boston, MA

  • 100 education sessions
  • 400+ exhibitors
  • 20,000 total attendees


GMAR 2018 Holiday Party @ Capitol Plaza Hotel, Montpelier
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join Us for the GMAR Holiday Gala

You’re invited! GMAR will host its annual holiday gala on Thursday, December 13 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Montpelier! The event will start at 6pm and will feature the GMAR 2019 installation of officers. Registration is $20 per person.

Appetizers include assorted gourmet cheese and vegetables and assorted hot hors d’oeuvres

Chef carved prime rib of beef
Chicken breast stuffed with cheddar and ham
Seafood Newburg with scallops and shrimp
Plated mixed green salad with garden vegetables
Fresh baked rolls with Cabot butter
Chef’s special rice blend
Roasted Yukon Potatoes with parsley butter

Salted Caramel Cake


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