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February 6, 2015
Volume 16, Issue 3

Attention – For those individuals who have not yet paid your NFCAR dues… NFCAR dues were due on January 1st, we’ve mailed out the invoices 3 times to you. As of now there is a $50 late fee added to the bill. Please contact NFCAR today to pay your bill.

NFCAR's Head Shot Day Back By Popular Demand

HEAD SHOT DAY AT NFCAR March 4th, 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.

Are You Eligible For REALTOR® Emeritus Status

REALTOR® Emeritus Definition: Any person who has held membership in the National Associaton of REALTORS® as a REALTOR®, REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®, or a combination of both, for a cumulative period of 40 years in one or more Associations of REALTORS® 

In addition to the required forty (40) years of REALTOR® membership, the new REALTOR® Emeritus eligibility criteria shall be as follows: Applications submitted in the years 2015 through 2019 will require proof of one (1) year of service* at the local, state, or National Association level. Applications submitted in 2020 and beyond will require proof of one (1) year of service* at the National Association level. * "Service" is defined as serving as an officer, director, committee member, federal political coordinator, President's liaison or regional coordinator to a country with which NAR holds a reciprocal agreement.

A standard certification form (provided by NAR) must be filled out by the local association and is necessary to begin the approval process for a REALTOR® Emeritus candidate. Any available documentation that would provide reasonable substantiation of 40 years'; membership and committee service should be attached to the form.

Upon approval by the National Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors, no further payment of dues is necessary to NAR by the member association of which the REALTOR® Emeritus is a member. The dues waiver does not take effect until the following 'dues season.'

For example, members approved as Emeritus at the Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo or The Annual REALTORS® Conference & Expo of 2015 would have their dues waived starting in 2016 since dues are due and owing by the local associations as of Jan. 1 of each year. REALTOR® Emeritus members are exempt from the Quadrennial Ethics Training requirement.

If you believe you are eligible for REALTOR® Emeritus Status contact Kristine or Richard at NFCAR 203-744-7255.

Waiver of dues by the local association and/or state association is at the discretion of those entities

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 


NFCAR's Spring 2015 CE Class Schedule

Our CE Classes are $30 for NFCAR Members & $35 for Non-Members, All classes will be held here at NFCAR 15 Stony Hill Road, Bethel

(M) CT Real Estate Legal Review & Update - March 5th - 9:30-12:30

REALTOR® Code Of Ethics - April 23rd - 1:30-4:30

Review of Residential Rules & Regulations - May 21st - 1:30-4:30

(M) = Denotes that this course is Mandatory continuing ed course per the State of CT and is required to renewing your CT real estate license.  

To download the CE Flyer visit;  

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; 


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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Home Sales Up in December 

CTR reports that single-family residential home sales in Connecticut increased 2.4% comparing December 2014 to December 2013. The median sales price of $245,000 represents a slight 0.8% decrease from $247,000 in that same time period. Median indicates that half the homes sold for more and half for less. Total units of homes sold were 2,514 in December 2014 and 2,454 in December 2013. Townhouses and condominium sales in Connecticut increased 0.9% comparing December 2014 to December 2013; with a median sales price of $157,250 representing a 0.5% decrease from $158,000 in that same time period in 2013. Total units sold were 643 in December 2014 and 637 in December 2013.  For more information read CTR's release visit; 

2015 NAR Membership Cards Available

Members can download a free NAR membership card or order a plastic one for just $5.00. The card can be customized with name, designations and NRDS ID number, and allows access to benefits like those offered through Hertz and .REALTOR, the official 2015 membership card sponsors. To get more info, visit;$5UMo5&om_ntype=INSWeekly&utm_source=E-News+1%2F23%2F2015&utm_campaign=1&utm_medium=email


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