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June 22, 2015

Volume 16, Issue 13

NFCAR's Head Shot Day  - Back By Popular Demand

July 8th, 2015

Exclusive offer for NFCAR Members by In a Flash Studio! Time slots are limited, call for your reservation today!!!

Great for Websites, Business Card Publicity, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.

$69 all inclusive

- 30 minute session (minimum of 24 image choices)

- Photo session time of 15 minutes

- One outfit choice

- Quick review on laptop

- All imaged copied on YOUR SUPPLIED USB drive

- Choice of one image for touch ups (finished image)

Call NFCAR Today To Reserve Your Spot! 203.744.7255. 48 Hr. Cancellation Policy For A Full Refund - No Exceptions

 If you cancel within 48 hours, you will have a credit towards a future appointment.

NFCAR's 2015 Lunch & Learn Schedule

Seminars are only $10 Each, Lunch is included!!! All Seminars Held At NFCAR.

- July 9th – featuring LouAnn DaPrato – 11:00am-12:30pm - Tila/Respa intergrated Disclosures - Here is a general overview of what will be covered ... Effective August 1, 2015 the new disclosures are required for most closed-end consumer credit transactions. The new rule does not apply to HELOCs, reverse mortgages or a dwelling that is not attached to a real property. Definition of an application will not change under the new rule. The new Loan Estimate replaces the GFE and Initial TIL. The new Closing Disclosure replaces the HUD-1 and Final TIL

- August 27th - featuring Joe DeLaurentis - 11:00am-12:30pm - Law & Order Home Inspection Unit - In a real estate transaction, home inspection and disclosure offenses are considered especially heinous. In CT, the dedicated Professionals who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Home Inspection Unit.  This interesting and compelling seminar reviews seven disclosure and home inspection disputes that resulted in CT Law Suits!

Click Here To Download The Registration Form

NFCAR's Election Announcement

As per the by-laws of The Northern Fairfield County Association of REALTORS® official notification of the commencement of nominations is hereby given. Your Election Committee is in the process of receiving nominations for the following offices:

2016 President Elect (A two-year term) To be eligible for nomination to the office of President-Elect, the individuals shall be a Primary  REALTOR® member of NFCAR in good standing and must have served at least one term as an active Committee Chairperson, or as a Local or State Director for NFCAR. (Affiliate Members are not eligible to hold the office of President Elect)

6 Local Directors (2 year terms) To be eligible for nomination to the office of Local Director, the individual shall be a Primary REALTOR® or a Primary Affiliate member of NFCAR in good standing.

2 State Directors (A one-year term) To be eligible for nomination to the office of State Director, the individual shall be a Primary or Secondary REALTOR® Member of NFCAR in good standing, and must have served atleast one term as a Officer or Director for NFCAR or a CT REALTOR® Association.

Please call Diane LaPine, (203)798-2048 or The NFCAR office (203)744-7255 with questions, or nominations...


NFCAR's 2015 Awards 

Do you know someone who should receive an award for being an Affiliate, REALTOR® or Rookie Of The Year?

'Affiliate Of The Year': This award is given annually by NFCAR to an Affiliate member who excels in Business Accomplishment, Local Association Activity & Civic Activity.

'REALTOR® Of The Year': This award is given annually to a REALTOR® member who excels in Current Local Association Participation, Current State Participation, Current National Participation, Previous Involvement At The Local/State/Regional/National Levels & Civic/Charitable Participation.

If you are interested in nominating someone for this award, click here.

'Rookie Of The Year': This award is given to an individual who has started in Real Estate in the past 18 months who excels in Local Association Activity, Local / Civic / Charitable Activity, State Association Activity & National Association Activity.

If you have any questions, or wish to be considered for this prestigious award, please call NFCAR at (203) 744 - 7255. Nominations must be received by Friday, July 31st

Caravan Contact Information Just a reminder – Caravans are not managed or operated by NFCAR – they are managed and/or operated by REALTORS®.  Rules and regulations apply to each of the individual caravans.  If you have any questions regarding the caravans, please call the contacts listed below.

Bethel: Jim Adams 203-290-0883 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Brookfield; Kellie Martone email your listing address and price to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Friday’s at noon.

Danbury;  Thomas Lutz at Newtown Savings Bank (203) 364-2970

New Fairfield; Jane Serfass at Neumann Real Estate (203) 746-6565

New Milford; Tom Lutz at Newtown Savings Bank (203) 364-2970

Sherman; Katie Harrison, Fazzone & Harrison Realty (860) 307-7203 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Condo Only Caravan; Debbie Blum at Cornerstone CT Realty (203) 733-8379

Principles & Practices Evening Course Starting July 20th

Do you know of someone who's thinking of becoming a licensed salesperson or if you are interested in converting your license from 'salesperson' to 'broker', this is the course to take. Call NFCAR for details or with any questions. 

Here are the details:

      - Starting: July 20th

      - Runs: Monday & Wednesday

      - From: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

      - Ends: October 5th

      - Price: $399

Click Here to download the registration form.

WCR Links

Woman’s Council of Realtors is a networking and realtor education group for men and women realtors. Our mission is to empower realtors as professionals and leaders in business, the industry and the communities they serve.

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CFPB Backs Delay for New Closing Rules Until Oct 1st

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau seeks to delay until Oct. 1, implementing the new Truth in Lending Act and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act Integrated Disclosure regulation. The new rules were originally set to take effect Aug. 1. The proposal must still undergo a public comment period before it becomes official. The new "Know Before You Owe" mortgage disclosure rules aim to streamline the disclosure process for home buyers during closing by merging the Truth in Lending Act and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act into one form.

"The action announced Wednesday by the CFPB is a welcome step," said Chris Polychron, president of the National Association of REALTORS®. "NAR has long advocated the need to avoid implementing the new regulation during the peak summer selling season. NAR welcomes the CFPB's proposed extension to Oct, 1, as well as the earlier 'sensitivity' they offered to companiesmaking a good-faith effort to comply with the new TRID regulation." To read more, click here

To read a statement by CFPB Director Richard Cordray, click here.

To learn more about TILA/Respa Enforcement visit NFCAR's Webpage, click here

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Commercial REALTORS® Report Increase in Sales, Number of Transactions and Gross Income...

Commercial real estate markets are improving with Realtors® specializing in commercial real estate reporting an increase in annual gross income, the number of sales transactions and sales volume, according to the 2015 National Association of Realtors® Commercial Member Profile. Click here to watch the video and read the entire article.

2015 Leadership Conference

On October 6-7, CTR will hold its 14th Annual CT REALTORS® Leadership Conference at Foxwoods in Ledyard.  This conference is designed with State/Local leadership in mind, but is open to all.

We are excited to welcome back Terry Watson as our opening speaker! An internationally known speaker and trainer, Terry has his own unique brand of imparting knowledge. His understanding of the real estate industry, sense of humor and uncanny ability to reach and involve all types of learners will definitely kick the conference off on a high note. In addition, we are honored to have ESPN’s former Executive Chairman and President George Bodenheimer as our closing keynote speaker. His leadership is recognized throughout the media industry due to the unprecedented amount of growth experienced by ESPN. during his time in leadership there. Don’t miss this invaluable time with this globally recognized leader.

Other highlights include a National Association update from 2016 NAR Region 1 Vice President Kevin Sears and an entertaining post-awards banquet bowling party at High Rollers Luxury Lanes & Lounge. The second day will feature a session specifically for local/state leadership and the mandatory continuing education course “CT Real Estate Review & Update” required for 2016 license renewal. 

Visit in the coming months for further details and registration information!

Attend the 2015 REALTORS® Conference & Expo

The REALTORS® Conference & Expo is the largest meeting exclusively for real estate professionals. It's where like-minded top producers come together to learn, share and network. Be here this November in sunny San Diego, and see how one long weekend can make a year-long impact on your business.

This year's event includes:

100 education sessions led by industry experts

400 exhibitors in real estate's largest marketplace

Four affordable registration options

20,000 REALTORS® and guests to network and idea share with

Visit for more information.



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