October President's Message
Sarah Gustafson, 2017 President of the REALTOR® Association of Central Massachusetts, delivers her monthly President's message.
RACM President's Message - October 2017
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RACM Annual Event
Just a reminder that the deadline to register for RACM's 2017 Annual Event is October 13th. Click the button below to register now!
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2018 Membership Dues
Attention Members: The 2018 Annual Dues process has begun. Invoices were emailed October 1 so be sure to look for them as we do not mail hard copies. Deadline for paying is December 31, 2017, but we have great incentives to pay early. Please see attached flyer for details. Also, you can still sign up for the budget plan by completing the attached form and sending it to Membership Manager Christine Case via email at
DR Breakfast w/Steve Murray, REAL Trends 

Join us as we welcome Steve Murray to discuss the following topics:

  • Building a successful brokerage
  • Creating value in your brokerage
  • Trends that matter! Fact vs. fiction
Membership Committee Update

New Member Orientation was held on Wednesday, September 20th. RACM inducted 35 new members! Congratulations to you all and welcome to the REALTOR® family!
RACM would also like to congrats our new members who won $25 and $50 vouchers to be used towards their dues! Congratulations to Kimberly Towey, left and Carrie Ramsey, right.
Professional Development Committee Update
On Monday, September 18th the Professional Development Committee at RACM brought in Instructor Peter West to teach the Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA Certification Course. The attendees all agreed that Peter West was engaging and knowledgeable and the content invaluable. Congratulations to all of you who completed the course!
This feedback on this course/instructor was so great, we are considering bringing it back! If you are interested in taking the Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA Certification Course, please contact Amy Murray at or 508-832-6600 ext. 4.
Government Affairs Committee Update
The Government Affairs Committee held their Annual Legislative Breakfast on Friday, September 15th at the Publick House in Sturbridge. We were joined by a fantastic panel of State Representatives and State Senators to discuss current legislation affecting our industry and homeowners in the state. Thank you to Representatives Kate Campanale, Kim Ferguson and Todd Smola, Senators Michael Moore, Anne Gobi and Ryan Fattman and to our Moderator, former Lt. Governor Tim Murray for a great event!
Save The Date

Date:               October 19, 2017
Place:              Galliford’s Restaurant, Southwick's Zoo,
                        2 Southwick Street Mendon, MA  01756
Time:               Registration 11:00 am
                        Program and Buffet Lunch – 11:30
Cost:                $30 member; $35 for non-members

Registration Deadline – October 13, 2017
RACM Committee Volunteer Day
Date:              November 16, 2017
Place:             REALTOR® Association of Central Massachusetts 
                       492 Washington Street, Auburn, MA 01501
Time:               4pm – 6pm
Installation of Officers & Directors
Date:               November 28, 2017
Place:              Worcester Art Museum
Time:               4pm – 6pm
Registration:    3:30 pm
Program:         4pm – 6pm
Cost:                $30 member; $35 for non-members

Registration Deadline – November 21, 2017
Wednesday, October 4th   

Lunch & Learn with CATIC
RE44R05 – Understanding Title and Title Concerns
11:30 am Registration
12 pm – 2 pm Program

Friday, October 6th

New Member Orientation
9 am – 1 pm
Tuesday, October 10th

Lunch & Learn with Fairway Mortgage
RE25RC08 – Financing
11 am – 1 pm

Tuesday, October 17th

CEU Classes at CREST

RE01R06 – Seller Agency
9 am – 11 am

RE02R06 – Buyer Agency
11 am – 1 pm

Wednesday, October 18th

Lunch & Learn with Wintrust Mortgage
RE76R12 – USDA/Rural Loans
12 pm – 2 pm

Thursday, October 19th

RACM 2017 Annual Meeting
11:00 am Registration
11:30 am – Program and Buffet Lunch

Friday, October 20th - Sunday, October 22nd

2017 Fall Worcester Home Show
Booth# 527
Stop by and see us! 

Tuesday, October 24th

Lunch & Learn with Norcom Mortgage & Fairway Mortage
Topic: RE47R05: Residential Mortgage Loan Market and Credit Today
12 pm – 2 pm

Wednesday, October 25th

10 am – 12 pm

Code of Ethics
12:30 pm – 3 pm

Friday, October 27th

DR Breakfast w/Steve Murray, REAL Trends
Old Sturbridge Village
8 am – Registration
8:30 am – Program and Buffet Breakfast
Notes From The Legal Hotline

Re: Hiring unlicensed real estate assistants
Market Statistics

Local Market Stats for August 2017 as published by MAR.
New Members
Congratulations to our new REALTORS® applicants, who will be sworn in as RACM members at our next Member Orientation, and continued success to those members who have transferred offices!
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