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January 9, 2017

Volume 18, Issue 1


NFCAR uses email for all of its communication using a number of different programs like, but not limited to, Quick Books (invoice and or statement delivery), Constant Contact, & Outlook (general notices, Association Newsletters, correspondence between staff and members).  It is the responsibility of the member to maintain a valid email address with the association at all times.

Attention – Please Be Aware That Your 2017 Dues Were Emailed Out, If you did not receive it please contact Kristine or Jessica immediately (203) 744-7255. Your payment must be received by January 31, 2017. So please process the invoice before that date. There will be a $100.00 late fee applied to all payments received after 1/31/17.

NFCAR Office Closed on January 16th 

The NFCAR office will be closed on Monday, January 16th in observance of Martin Luther King Day. The office will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, January 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: Contact Marlyn 203-470-1471 or Allison 203-948-0109 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Brookfield; Scheduled to meet the First and Third Monday of each month at 11:30 at Newtown Savings Bank 99 Federal Road, Brookfield. Listings should be phoned or emailed to Tom Lutz ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) prior Thursday at noon to be considered for the following Monday. The caravan listing reservations are based on a first come, first served basis. If there isn’t a sufficient number of listings on the reservation sheet, the caravans will be postpones until they meet the minimum number. 

Danbury; Starting on Wednesday, May 4th, agents will be encouraged to post their Broker Open House on CMLS with the suggested time period between 11-2.

New Fairfield; Friday mornings at 11:30am at Savings Bank of Danbury 100 Route 37, New Fairfield, for more info contact Jane Serfass at Neumann Real Estate (203) 746-6565

New Milford; Thursday mornings at 9:00 at the Old Railroad Station (aka Chamber of Commerce Building) located on Railroad Street in New Milford.   Listings should be emailed or phoned to Tom Lutz ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) cc’ing Todd Sargent ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it on Monday to be eligible for consideration for that week. The caravan listing reservations are based on a first come, first served basis. If there isn’t a sufficient number of listings on the reservation sheet, the caravans will be postpones until they meet the minimum number. 

Condo Only Caravan;  For information contact Debbie Blum at William Raveis (203) 794-9494 

Waterfront Caravan: Will be starting in May 2017, dates to be determined in the new year. Meets every other Monday. Sponsored by Tom Lutz Newtown Savings Bank, Contact Ellen Cavallo Buccitti Independent Realty Group to schedule your home 203-733-3969


 

Selling & Leasing Commercial Properties 15 Hour Pre Licensing Elective Course

In this comprehensive program you will learn: The Leasing Process, Types of Leases and Clauses, Lease Issues, Negotiating Personal Guarantees, RFP, LOI & Lease verses Purchase Analysis... Building and Environmental Issues, Land Development, Financial Analysis, Financing Today, Income Taxes on Investment Properties, Evaluating the Business Opportunity - IRR and NPV, Selling Property - Capital Gains Taxes and 1031 Exchanges, and more

The course will satisfy one of the two (2) 15 hour Elective Course requirements for the Connecticut Real Estate Brokers application and grant 6 Continuing Education credits as well.

Instructor:  Ed Smith, CREI, ITI, CIC, GREEN, MICP, CNE, CIREC

Dates:  January 24th & January 25th

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Cost: $225 per person

Where:  NFCAR Office, 15 Stony Hill Road, Bethel, CT  06801

Registration: Pre-registration is essential. Seating is limited. Minimum 12 people Maximum 28 people. No reservations held without payment. You must register in advance. Any changes will be advised by phone or email.

Click here to print the registration form
 

NFCAR's Principles & Practices Course

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: January 23rd

      - Runs: Monday & Wednesday

      - From: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

      - Ends: April 5th

      - Price: $399

Click Here to download the registration form

 

Woman’s Council of Realtors Links

Local Chapter Facebook Page: http://bit.ly/1ninH35

National:  www.wcr.org


 

NAR Has Moved to www.nar.realtor

The National Association of REALTORS® has moved our official website from nar.realtor to www.nar.realtor. We’re moving away from a generic .org to a web address that ends in .REALTOR. To read more, click here.  
 

Home Sales Expected to Expand Modestly in 2017 As Affordability Pressures Temper Buyer Enthusiasm

Existing-home sales are forecast to muster only a small gain in 2017 because of increasing mortgage rates and shrinking consumer confidence that now is a good time to buy a home, according to new consumer survey findings and a 2017 housing forecast update from the National Association of Realtors®. To read more, click here
 

 

 
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