GSMAR Newsletter June 2022 #42

Ahhh Summer which officially begins on Memorial Day Weekend to most people. Of course, the calendar says June 21 is the astronomical beginning of Summer where we experience the longest day of the year. Here in East TN the longest day is 14 hours and 36 minutes of daylight. Of course that is sunrise to sundown, if you include the twilight hours it is nearly a 17 hour day with twilight starting around 5am and ending at 10pm. That’s a long day folks! It’s perfect for those BBQ’s, poolside fun, boating, or any amount of outdoor activities. If only we could have long days all the time. So, if you’ve not already left for vacation, we hope you have an enjoyable one with lots of good weather and no travel issues. For those that are already on vacation, why didn’t you take me with you! No biggie, I want photos when you get back! Have fun and stay safe everybody!

June GSMAR Calendar of Events

June 15th- 2 Hour CE class Home Warranties: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.  Breakfast included at 9:30,

Class 10a-12p 

Father’s Day- June19th 

June 20th & 21st ABR Designation 8:30a-5p both days. There is a charge for this class. You must sign up on Navica and use the pay portal to register. 

June 24th- YPN’s Summeritaville (details below)

June 22nd- Residential Core Course 9am-3:30p Lunch provided

June 28th- Succeeding in the Luxury Home Market 8:30a-5p There is a charge for this class. You must sign up on Navica and use the pay portal to register.

We are not having Friendly Friday in June, but are collecting pencils, erasers, glue sticks and pens for July’s Friendly Friday event! Getting ready for Back to School!

Remember all events and classes can be signed up for on Navica or by emailing 

All Members are invited to the Road Show on Wednesday, June 8 @ 12:30 pm at GSMAR.

You can register on Navica, email or just come that day!

2022 Fall Convention

 Registration is now open for our Fall Convention in French Lick, IN this September 21-23!

Take advantage of our early bird pricing now through June 30th and pay only $225! We are excited to announce our Keynote, Mr. Stedman Graham, and our Inspirational Breakfast speaker, Olympic medalist Nancy Kerrigan. In addition, we will have a Cryptocurrency course! Piper Moretti, President of The Crypto Realty Group in Los Angeles will be sharing her expertise on cryptocurrency in the real estate world. 

Other big hitters in our lineup of speakers are tech expert Jeremias Maneiro, Robert Morris Jr. teaching the Secrets to Embracing DEI, and Ingrid Prather teaching Risk Management.

Learn more about the speakers, the French Lick Resort, and the convention HERE.

The housing market is changing once again and your clients' needs will certainly change with it. Here are a couple of Forbes articles I found that make for some good reading to keep you apprised of what is going on. 

Home Buying Is Becoming ‘Unaffordable For Most Americans’: Here’s What Experts Predict For The Housing Market In 2022

Housing Market Boom ‘Is Over’ As New Home Sales Implode–Here’s What To Expect From Prices This Year

TREC is changing the way we report CE. TREC is changing their entire system when it comes to CE and GSMAR staff will be attending an online seminar on these changes. We will pass any info on to you as needed.

If you have any online CE from any online CE company, like The CE Shop, be aware these upcoming changes could affect the timing of your CE being reported to TREC. To remedy this, make sure all your CE has been completed weeks before your license expires. If you wait till the week of your expiration, the CE could be reported late and your license could expire.  

Dues Billing is coming up at the end of this month. Keep an eye out in Navica for a reminder on this. When you log into Navica you will see a colored strip at the top of the page that says you have an invoice. Click it and it will take you to the pay portal. This only applies to our Primary and Secondary members. Primary members will be paying the 2022/2023 GSMAR dues, the 2023 NAR dues and the 2023 TNR dues. Secondary members will only be paying the 2022/2023 GSMAR dues. Invoices are due by July 31st, 2022. Any late invoices will incur late fees. 

You can receive your own .REALTOR domain name? You can, and the first year is free. Did I mention, you get a free professional website with it. It’s true! Get your one year free .REALTOR domain name and your free professional website HERE.

“Position yourself as a leader in your market/community today with a .realtor™ domain and a Free Professional Website. Capture the winning combination of your expertise, your market knowledge, and your cut-above client service!

With a .realtor™ domain and Free Professional Website you can continue to strategically build your brand and boost business through a powerful site that is yours and yours alone!”



Get your copy of the recently updated Data Security & Privacy Toolkit from the NAR Library & Archives for crucial best practices to meet your legal responsibilities. While you’re there, check out more toolkits on safety, spam email, and wire fraud.

Mark your calendar for the 2022 REALTORS® Are Good Neighbors Volunteer Days, and be a part of our collective force for good.

Choose a good cause where you, your association, brokerage or organization can make a real difference. Then, plan a volunteer activity and rally your members, agents, and colleagues to participate and serve as shining examples in your community.

Looking for ways to make a difference? Consider:

For more info on the 2022 REALTOR Volunteer Days, click HERE 


Here at GSMAR we have been collecting food for the Sevier County Food Ministries. They need Oatmeal and Ramen noodles and have just requested jams and jellies. 

So far we have collected and dropped off 37 POUNDS of donations, but we would love to double it during the  REALTOR Volunteer Days June 4th-12th. So, please bring those items to the GSMAR offices so we can show our Volunteer Spirit. 

Also, we are collecting gift cards in any amount for Isaiah House 117. These gift cards can be for retailers like Wal-Mart, Amazon, Visa, Tanger Outlet or any nearby retailer.  Please bring these to the GSMAR office and we will deliver them for you.

Our June and July Education is at a bare minimum because everyone tends to be too busy during the Summer Vacation Season. So, as a fall back for those needing CE for their licenses, we recommend the CE shop. Check out their page on this website for discount codes at checkout. Watch for the one day sales. Usually a better discount than the monthly discounts, the one day sales can be used on that day only. So, you can purchase all your CE needs on the day of the sale, then take the classes at your leisure. 

Make sure to leave plenty of time between finishing your courses and your renewal date. The CE shop will submit your education to TREC automatically but it can take some time. 

Valid on June 8th Only

We want to Welcome our New Affiliate Legacy Termite. 

You can check them out on our Affiliate page under the Pest Control sub-category. 

We want to thank all our Affiliates who have sponsored events in the month of May. We had a lot of events and classes and as always our affiliates provided food, drinks and information about their business at each event. We want to thank them for their continued support as we all grow, not only in business but in personal relationships. 

Reminder to our REALTOR family, please use one of our Affiliate Members if you can, to show them your appreciation for all their hard work. See the list of all our Affiliates on our Affiliates page. 

Register on Navica for our Summeritaville Event, brought to you by YPN. It’s a Summer Beach Carnival with a Margaritaville vibe! It’ll be a time to relax, have fun and enjoy the company of your fellow REALTORS and Affiliates. Let's make this so awesome, we’ll be able to make it an annual event! 

We have picked our 2022 J. Pritchard Barnes Memorial Scholarship Winners. Congratulations to our winners and good luck in the next chapter of your educational journey.

We want to also say Congratulations to all the 2022 High School Graduates.

Aaron Laws 

Cosby High School 

Ashley Moreira

Sevier County High School 

Jayden Harrison

Seymour High School

Maddi Underwood

Northview Academy 

Naerguess Siahatgar

Gatlinburg Pittman High School

Savannah Groth

Cocke County High School  

Zoee Bralley

Pigeon Forge High School 

2022 Kindergarten and Elementary Teacher Grants

This year’s Teacher Grants have been extended to cover all teachers in the Primary School Grades instead of just the Kindergarten teachers. The reason we can extend the scholarships is due to your contribution to this worthy cause. Please remember that we add this on to our annual billing, but you can make a donation to the scholarship fund at any time by writing a check and putting in the memo Scholarship Fund. Thank you for your generosity and helping us give back to the students and teachers in our communities.

Please email or for the 2022 Teacher Grant Application. All applications must be turned in to the GSMAR office at 1109 Glennhill Ln. Sevierville 37862 or by emailing them to by July 15, 2022 at 5:00pm.

Stay Safe, enjoy your vacation, wear sunscreen and bring us back a souvenir!