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January 20, 2015

Volume 16, Issue 2

Attention – Please Be Aware That Your 2015 Dues Were Emailed Out, If you did not receive it please contact Kristine or Jessica immediately (203) 744-7255. To pay your dues online, visit, click on the ‘Click Here To Pay Your 2015 NFCAR Dues Online’ icon on the right hand side of the home screen.


NFCAR Office Closed On Monday, February 16th

The NFCAR office will be closed on Monday, February 16th in observance of President’s Day. The office will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, February 17th

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 at EMM Loans 203-400-6214 

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; Irit Granger at William Raveis (203) 803-3748

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

Earn your Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) Designation at NFCAR

Are you new to the industry or a seasoned veteran, the SRS Course will redefine your 'normal' and reinvent the way you represent sellers. Taking this course you will learn how too...

Increase listings & grow your business, Demonstrate & communicate your value package, Understand & apply the Code of Ethics & Standards of Practice, Understand & comply with state license laws, Understand & apply methods, tools and techniques to provide support and services that sellers want and need.

NFCAR Office 15 Stony Hill Road, Bethel

April 7th & 9th

9:00am - 4:30pm with an hour lunch break

Pricing: $295 (14 days prior to course)

              $320 (within 14 days of course)

              $345 walk-in fee (if space available)

To register, visit;


NFCAR Has Exciting News About Our ‘Principles & Practices’ Course

Exciting News!!! We are pleased to announce that beginning with our January 2015 Principles & Practices course our new instructor will be MariCatherine McCombs.

MariCatherine will bring a breath of fresh air and an exciting new day to our Principles & Practices Course...

If you know someone who's thinking of becoming a licensed salesperson,  this is the course to take. Call NFCAR for details or with any questions... 

Here are the details:

      - Runs: Monday & Wednesday

      - From: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

      - Price: $399

To download the registration, visit;

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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2015 Housing Market Forecast Video

In this video, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun talks about the outlook for the 2015 housing market. He expects existing-home sales to rise about 7 percent in 2015 behind a strengthening economy, solid job gains and a healthy increase in home prices. To watch the video, visit;


Small, Exterior Home Improvements Offer the Best Value Investments in 2015, Say Realtors®

Homeowners often consider various remodeling and replacement projects as a way to add value to their homes. Some projects add more value and better recoup their costs than others, according to Realtors® who rated small and exterior projects as the most valuable home improvement projects in the 2015 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report. Compiled annually in collaboration with Hanley Wood's Remodeling Magazine, the report compares changes in home improvement project costs with Realtors®’ perceptions of what those projects contribute to a home’s price at resale. Toread more, visit;



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