Friday, December 28, 2012

Holiday Hours

The GFC CMLS will be observing the following holiday hours:

Friday, December 28th - 8:30 AM-5:00 PM

Monday, December 31st -8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Tuesday, January 1st - Closed

Wednesday, January 2nd - back to normal business hours....8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

The CMLS wishes you Happy and Healthy 2013!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

If You'd Like to Help the Newtown Community

CAR Executive Vice President, Robert Kennedy has asked that we share the following with GFC CMLS members:

Connecticut Association leadership recently met with the leaders of the Newtown Board of REALTORS. Although devastated by the tragedy in their community they focused on how best to support victims’ families, survivors, first responders and the community at large. The outpouring of support from throughout the country has been outstanding and is much appreciated by all. There are numerous efforts being implemented including volunteer chefs from the area preparing meals with the help of the REALTORS.

After much discussion the Newtown Board has identified the two entities below for contributions. The Board felt that they were best suited to deliver the needed services to the community at large.

• The Newtown Rotary Sandy Hook School Fund. Their website, ( ) describes the extent of town wide services to help all those affected by this tragedy. Checks can be mailed to: Newtown Rotary Sandy Hook School Fund, PO Box 263, Newtown, CT 06470.

• Newtown Youth and Family Services. Please earmark donations for "Caroline's Gift” to assure 100% of the donation is dedicated to services for addressing community needs arising from the school tragedy. The website,  ( ) is being revamped to accommodate this tragedy and what Caroline's Gift will help with. Checks can be mailed to: Newtown Youth and Family Services 15 Berkshire Rd. Sandy Hook, CT 06482.

The Newtown REALTORS thank you all for your concerns, thoughts and prayers.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Our Thoughts and Prayers

The CMLS is deeply saddened by the senseless tragedy that occurred in Newtown on Friday, December 14, 2012. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of those innocent children whose lives were stolen, and the heroic adults who made the ultimate sacrifice that undoubtedly saved countless others.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Friday December 14th

On Friday December 14th the GFC CMLS office will be closing at 5 pm.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Matrix Intermediate Class

Spaces available for the Thursday, December 13th Matrix Intermediate class being held at the Greater Bridgeport Board of Realtors from 1:30-4:30 PM.

Don't miss out on learning how to Customize your searches and displays, Work with the Statistics, do Advanced Searches and much much more.

Call our office today at 203-840-6674 to reserve your seat for this dynamic session!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Change to Alternate List Type field

We have recently added a new option within the Alternate List Type field: Full Service Listing. Additionally, this field is now required when entering a listing.

Going forward, when entering a new listing in Matrix, you will be required to choose one of the three options within this field: Full Service Listing, Limited Service Listing, or MLS Entry Only Listing.

Listings that were entered prior to this change being made (around November 22, 2012) are not required to be updated to include this field, although you are certainly welcome to update your existing listings accordingly.

Here is a brief description of the differences between the three options:

Full Service means that the broker is responsible for providing the seller with all normal brokerage services, including: marketing, MLS input and maintenance, negotiations, etc.

Limited Service means that the broker will provide some services and not others. For example, the agent may list the property on the MLS and handle negotiations, however marketing may be the responsibility of the owner.

Entry Only means the broker is only obligated to enter and maintain the listing on the MLS. All other aspects are the responsibility of the owner.