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Volume 15, Issue 16

August 4, 2014


NFCAR’s Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony

Elections Announcement, Rookie & REALTOR® Of The Year Announcement & REALTOR® Emeritus Recipients

At Armando’s 47 Stony Hill Road . Bethel, CT

On September 11th from 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Registration Is only $25 includes A Variety of Tasty Appetizers & Cash Bar

Click here to print the registration form


Click here to register online


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:

2015 President Elect:

6 Local Directors: John Ashkar, Lucy Blessey, Linda Connolly, Farrol Lauermann, Anne LewisTom Sullivan & Charlie Vlahos

2 State Directors: Marlyn D’Amico

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


NFCAR’s Lunch & Learn Seminars

Seminars are $10 Each, Lunch Included!!! All Seminars Held At NFCAR

August 13th - featuring Cathy Drury: 12:00pm-1:00pm - REALTORS® Marketing Properties With Email & Social Media

August 20th - featuring Larry Riefberg: 12:00pm-1:00pm - Top 10 Things You Need to know in 2014... Update on Carbon Monoxide/Smoke Affidavit, What happens when Appraisals do not come in at Sales Price?, Difference between "Mortgage Contingency" and "Clear to Close"?, What is "As Is"?, What is a "Fixture"?, What  does a closing date in a contract really mean?, REALTOR® drawn vs. Attorney drawn contract - is there a preference?, What is a "common interest community" and what are the Resale Documents?, "closing cost credits" in the contract, Anything else you were afraid to ask but now you have a free lawyer for an hour to ask.

August 27th - featuring Steve McFarlin: 12:00pm-1:00pm - Marketing Secrets Of The Top Agents

Click here to download the registration form.


REALTOR® Emeritus Candidate Forms Due
October 2 is the deadline to complete certification forms for REALTOR® Emeritus status, which recognizes REALTOR® and REALTOR®-Associate members with 40 years of continuous membership. Applications must be submitted no later than October 2 to be considered for approval by the NAR Board of Directors in November 2014 at the REALTOR® Conference & Expo in New Orleans.

For more information, and eligibility requirements. contact Kristine 203-744 -7255 or email Kristine at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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 

 ‘Principles & Practices’ Course - Open Enrollment    

This course is a continuous Start Program, start your training on any Monday evening.

Here are the details:

Runs: Monday & Wednesday - 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Tuition: $399.00

Click here to download the registration form.

Real Estate Law Course - Fall Session - ACT NOW! Sign Up Today

Attorney Larry Riefberg, will use practical case studies to illustrate real estate transactions in the state of Connecticut. Illustrations will include, contracts, types of ownership, documents of conveyance, mortgages and closing procedures and much, much more.

Here are the details: 

Begins: Tuesday, September 2nd

Runs: Every Tuesday & Thursday

From: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Ends: Tuesday, October 7th 

Price: $369

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.

Local Chapter Facebook Page:

In CT:


CTR’s Mobile App Contest-Four Chances to Win $250

Download the NAR Action Center app to respond immediately to Call for Actions from wherever you are.  Contacting your lawmakers is as easy as click, click, send!  More information on the app and how to enter to win $250 cash click here.


Register for the 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo

Registration for real estate's biggest event is now open! The REALTORS® Conference & Expo is the only place where industry professionals from around the country come to learn, share and network. We welcome all REALTORS® to New Orleans this November.

Get your business in full swing with:

•  100 education sessions led by industry experts

•  400 companies in real estate's largest shopping place

•  Four powerful days of networking and motivation

•  One great city to shop, dine and explore – book tours with your registration!

HOTELS START AS LOW AS $165/NIGHT! There are reserved rooms at 23 hotels, but the lowest room rates will sell out fast. Click here to register today!



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