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Read about the launch party for Homestyle, which features articles written by CARNM Members which we’ve compiled and named CARNM Commercial Source. The article features a picture of CARNM Executive Director, Kendra Yevoli.

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Photo courtesy of Gold Financial Services. From left: John Garcia, Executive Vice President of the Home Builders Association of Central New Mexico; Karen Moses, Managing Editor at the Albuquerque Journal; Kendra Yevoli, Executive Director of the Commercial Association of Realtors New Mexico; and Kent Walz, Editor and Senior Vice President at the Albuquerque Journal.

On Thursday, June 9 the Albuquerque Journal hosted a combined GAAR Affiliate Mixer and HomeStyle launch party. The event was a phenomenal success and

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Danielle Clemens

Danielle Clemens of Logic Real Estate was a 2015 GAAR Good Neighbor Award Recipients for her work with LifeQuest USA, a charity that helps mentor at-risk youth in detention centers and when they get out to help provide them with the job and life-skills training they need.

LifeQuest USA Inc. is a 501c3 Public Charity, non-profit ministry to high-risk adjudicated youth in the juvenile justice system.  This includes youth on probation, in detention and on parole.  Secondary to this population, we will work with any youth that could be considered “at-risk”.  This could include, but is not limited to, youth that are in the protective custody system (foster care).

LifeQuest, working with the local church, provides mentoring relationships to

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Kris Cannaday

Kristine Cannady of Ida Kelly Realtors, LLC was a 2015 GAAR Good Neighbor Award Recipient  for her work as a trained volunteer with New Mexico Kids Matter, a charity where she helps to offset the over-burdoned child welfare system by being a court appointed special advocate (CASA) for children that have been abused and neglected and are in the foster care system.

New Mexico Kids Matter 's mission is to serve children who have been abused or neglected, by training volunteers to advocate for them in courts, in schools and in our community to help them find safe, permanent and loving homes.

Since 1985, New Mexico Kids Matter CASA program has provided advocates for Albuquerque children and over 1,200 community members just like you have

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Fast Fact: First and last month’s rent, plus deposit, is a significant chunk of cash. Scammers know it, and have mastered the art of stealing it.

It’s tough enough to find an affordable rental in today’s tight market, so when you see that oh-it-looks-perfect place for an even more perfect price, take a closer look. It could be a scam. To avoid being a victim, ask yourself these 5 questions.

  • Does the landlord or agent say they’re unable to meet you at the property?
    Scammers often say they’re out of the country, on a mission, etc. Instead they’ll send pictures and offer to send keys if you send payment. The keys won’t let you in.
  • Are they rushing you?
    Scammers try to rush you into sending them
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Fast Fact: The National Association of REALTORS® Issues Mobilization grants help keep you and your neighbors aware and informed about public policy changes that would impact your wallet and your home.

Too often, legislators target homeowners when seeking to fund federal programs. Even recently, some tried to put the financial burden of highway and transportation programs on the backs of homeowners.

A proposal in Congress would have diverted Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s guarantee fees (sometimes called “G fees”) to pay for these long overdue national highway and transportation improvements. Each time G fees are used for unrelated government spending, America’s homeowners wind up paying more for their

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Young man making it rain money

By Heidi Sergel, Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS®

1. #debtfree

Avoid student loans. You can become a REALTOR® for under $3,000.

 Business people crossing the finish line

2. Fast track your career

Start your career in a few months instead of a few years. 

 Young professional with bowtie and tattoos

3. Be yourself

Enough said. 

4.  Hard work pays off

You don’t have to wait for a promotion.


5. Help make a difference in your community

Local REALTORS® have had a hand in building our community since 1921.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a REALTOR®, check out the related links below.

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Arun Gandhi comes to Albuquerque

The Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS® is proud to bring Arun Gandhi to Albuquerque to share his riveting and unique reflections on the personal and historical legacy of his grandfather, Mohandas "Mahatma" Gandhi.

Join Arun as he sets forth a message of integrity, social harmony, nonviolence, inclusion and peace not just in the wake of terrorism, international conflicts, and immigration debates on a national and global level, but the everyday religious, political, and ideological differences that can divide our communities and our state.

Arun continues his grandfather’s work to help us look beyond the differences to “become the change they wish to see.” Open to the public, all are invited to join Arun Gandhi as he teaches us to develop

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Habitat for Humanity and ReStore of Greater Albuquerque

As part of our mission to create adequate housing, develop functioning cities and preserving a healthful environment in Bernalillo, Valencia, Sandoval and Torrence Counties, the Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS® has joined forces with the Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity.

Our work with property owners, sellers and buyers in the region makes the partnership a perfect fit.

Not only can our Realtors help with Habitat for Humanity builds, they can also help fundraise by raising awareness with their associates and clients to donate to ReStore – a special thrift store where the public can both donate or shop to help.

Habitat for Humanity and ReStore are also our website content partnership, helping us with many of the DIY projects that

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Volunteer helping at Boys and Girls Club of Central New Mexico

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)  has joined forces with the Boys & Girls Club of America (BGCA), the largest youth serving organization in the U.S., with more than 4,100 Clubs located in every state and on military installations around the world.

To follow suit, the Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS® (GAAR) has joined forces with The Boys and Girls Club of Central New Mexico (BGCCNM) to raise funds, attract new volunteers and raise awareness to their cause.

Our partnership started in 2015 when we gifted $2,500 to the Boys and Girls Club of Central New Mexico as one of our signature charities for the next 3 years.  We also have helped fundraise as a Dream Partner for their 2016 Blue Door Ball coming up on April 9th

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REALTOR® Fund of the Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS® logo

REALTORS® have had an integral role in the development of the Greater Albuquerque area for over 90 years. Through their dedicated efforts and involvement, REALTORS® have positively influenced the shaping of our neighborhoods and communities. By establishing an endowment fund – The REALTOR® Fund of the Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS® – our REALTOR® members demonstrate their ongoing pledge to honor their responsibilities to the community and to express gratitude for a successful real estate industry.

In 2011, our local Realtor members created the sustainable endowment to help support the community through charitable giving in Bernalillo, Valencia, Sandoval and Torrance Counties.

When created, the REALTOR® Fund had 2 primary targets to

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