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July 20, 2015

Volume 16, Issue 15

NFCAR's Annual Meeting & Good Ole' Fashion BBQ

Join Us on Thursday, September 10th from 11:30am - 2:30pm

Election, Rookie & REALTOR® Of The Year Announcement

REALTOR® Emeritus Recipients Recognized

Guest Speaker: Eric Stuerken from Better Qualified will discuss how his company has developed a proven credit management program that will help you and your clients manage your credit and save money.

REGISTRATION is $30 and includes: Steamed Clams, Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Hot dogs, Green Salad, Potato Salad, Corn On The Cob, Ice Cream Sundae Bar, Lemonade & Ice Tea.

Click here to download the registration form


Click here to register online (you will need to login, click on Upcoming Events)

You MUST R.S.V.P by Friday, September 4th

We'd Like To Thank Our Sponsors For Making This Event Possible

Platinum Sponsor: Dom Chieffalo   &   Gold Sponsor: Peter Scalzo, Esq.

NFCAR's Election Announcement

Time is running out -you must declare your candidacy by August 14th!

NFCAR's Election Committee had set August 14th as the date for the close of nominations! Any further nominations after the close of nominations shall be in writing and signed by no fewer than 35 of the Boards REALTOR® Members.

Your Election Committee is in the process of receiving nominations for the following offices:

2016 President Elect: Patty McManus

6 Local Directors : Roberta Anderson, Michiko Fahsbender, Pat Fink, Raymond Poppe, Connie Strait, Charlie Vlahos & Rhonda Woods

2 State Directors: AJ Bernard & Daniel J. Mulvihill Jr.

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

Head Shot Day At NFCAR - September 9th, 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.

$62.75 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.

- 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

Caravan Contact InformationJust 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

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


NFCAR's Real Estate Law Course

Do you want to be a Broker? Or know someone who does? Sign Up Today For Our 30 Hour Pre-Licensing Elective Class Real Estate Law

Atty. 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. 

(This course meets the minimum education requirements set forth by the Department of Consumer Protection Real Estate Commision. Real Estate: 30 hours for your Broker license; 6 hours of Real Estate CE)

Here are the details: 

   -Begins: Tuesday, October 13th

   - Runs: Every Tuesday & Thursday

   - From: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

   - Ends: Thursday, November 12th

   - Price: $369

Click Here to download the registration form. 

GRI-2 Course at NFCAR

The REALTOR® Institute is more than twenty five years old and has graduated thousands of REALTORS®. These professionals find the GRI designation a powerful tool for attracting and

building new business.

In today’s competitive business environment, you need more than just motivation and initiative to succeed; you need the advantage of the education you receive in the GRI program!

NFCAR Office 15 Stony Hill Road, Bethel

September 1st, 3rd, 8th & 10th 9:00am - 5:00pm with half-hour lunch break (Lunch is included with the program fees)

registration is 8:30am

Pricing: $399 (14 days prior to course)

              $424 (within 14 days of course)

              $449 walk-in fee (if space available)

Click Here To Register Online

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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In CT:


Home Prices Rise in Nearly All Metro Areas in Second Quarter

A promising climb in home sales throughout the country amidst insufficient supply caused home prices to steadily rise in most metro areas during the second quarter, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®.

The median existing single-family home price increased in 93 percent of measured markets1, with 163 out of 176 metropolitan statistical areas2 (MSAs) showing gains based on closings in the second quarter compared with the second quarter of 2014. Thirteen areas (7 percent) recorded lower median prices from a year earlier. To read more, click here

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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