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July 10, 2017

Volume 18, Issue 14

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NFCAR Presents A... Good Ole' Fashion BBQ

At Michaels At The Grove 42 Vail Road, Bethel CT on Wednesday, July 26th at 11:30am - 2:00pm

Attend This Meeting And You Have A Chance To Win $100

Progressive Jackpot - All Active NFCAR Members Present Are Eligible

REGISTRATION is $25 and includes: BBQ Chicken, Hot Dogs, French Fries, Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Tossed Salad, Potato Salad Lemonade, Ice Tea, Fresh Sliced Watermelon. Cash Bar Available.

Play fun games to support NFCAR's General Charities; Horse Shoes - Bean Bag Toss - Quarter Toss, etc. Enter a 3 Ball Pool Tournament

COME DUNK YOUR AE: Rich Eimicke

Click here to download the registration form 

If you would like to donate a prize to raise money for NFCAR's General Charity Fund please contact Jessica or Richard at NFCAR 203-744-7255.

 

NFCAR NEEDS YOUR HELP!

President, Patty McManus & President Elect, Anne Lewis are looking for YOU to get involved in a new and exciting Committee!

"The Community Involvement Committee" identifies opportunities to enrich the Communities we serve.  This effort may involve partnering with charitable organizations, housing organizations, and other REALTOR groups. The committee will take advantage of NAR Grant opportunities when possible.

We are seeking a minimum of two members who live in each of the towns we serve: Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford and Redding. 

For more information or to get involved please contact Patty McManus at 203-733-3941 or NFCAR 203-744-7255.

 

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:

2018 President Elect (A two-year term) To be eligible for nomination to the office of President-Elect, the individuals shall be a Primary  REALTOR® member of NFCAR in good standing and must have served at least one term as an active Committee Chairperson, or as a Local or State Director for NFCAR. (Affiliate Members are not eligible to hold the office of President Elect) 

6 Local Directors (2 year terms) To be eligible for nomination to the office of Local Director, the individual shall be a Primary REALTOR® or a Primary Affiliate member of NFCAR in good standing.

2 State Directors (A one-year term) To be eligible for nomination to the office of State Director, the individual shall be a Primary or Secondary REALTOR® Member of NFCAR in good standing, and must have served atleast one term as a Officer or Director for NFCAR or a CT REALTOR® Association.

Please call Diane LaPine, (203) 733-9382 or the NFCAR office  (203) 744-7255 with questions, or nominations...

 

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 email  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 19 Main Street in New Milford on the Mezzanine level. Listings should be emailed or phoned to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  cc’ing  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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  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


2017 Summer 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

- State Regulations & Code of Ethics - 7/20 - 1:30-4:30

- Financing Condo's, Co-Ops & PUDs - 8/10 - 9:30-12:30

Click Here To Download The CE Flyer 

Principles & Practices Evening Course Starting July 24th

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: July 24th

      - Runs: Monday & Wednesday

      - From: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

      - Ends: October 16th

      - Price: $399

Click Here to download the registration form

NFCAR's Offering A 15 Hr. Mandatory Broker Upgrade Course

Real Estate Legal Compliance: This Legal Compliance Course will review many of the major Connecticut Real Estate Regulations and Connecticut General Statutes a Broker needs to understand and follow in the course of their daily real estate practice and real estate business. Detailed explanations, interpretations, and tips are provided to help attendees understand the complex language and concepts of Connecticut real estate law. This course is one of the required courses for obtaining a Connecticut Broker's License, and is an essential review course for already licensed Brokers who want a refresher on Connecticut law and, in particular, provisions which Brokers need to be vigilant about when supervising and training their sales agents.

This program meets the minimum requirements as set forth by Connecticut's Real Estate Commission and is approved for 15 hours of Broker pre-licensing credit. This is one of the two mandatory 15 hour classes required to get your Broker license.

Instructor:  Larry Riefberg

Dates:  May 2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th & 16th

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00ppm

Cost: $225 per person

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

Click here to print the registration form 

Woman’s Council of Realtors Links

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

National:  www.wcr.org


Home Staging Decreases Time on the Market, Finds Realtors® Report

Sixty-two percent of sellers' agents say that staging a home decreases the amount of time a home spends on the market, according to the National Association of Realtors® 2017 Profile of Home Staging, www.nar.realtor/reports/profile-of-home-staging.

"Realtors® know how important it is for buyers to be able to picture themselves living in a home and, according to NAR's most recent report, staging a home makes that process much easier for potential buyers," said NAR President William E. Brown, a Realtor® from Alamo, California and founder of Investment Properties. "While all real estate is local, and many factors play into what a home is worth and how much buyers are will to pay for it, staging can be the extra step sellers take to help sell their home more quickly and for a higher dollar value." To read more, click here

REALTOR Rally News - Building on the Momentum

Thank you to all who participated in our REALTOR® Rally on May 9 that drove the message home to legislators that "We Sell Connecticut - Give Us a Connecticut to Sell."  Over 2000 attended including 50 legislators.  The weather was perfect, the crowd exceedingly energized and the media coverage for both television and print extensive.  Having exceeded our goal of at least 1000 REALTORS® attending, the dues increase approved for 2018 was automatically rescinded for the entire membership.  Based on the feedback from the event from REALTORS®, affiliates, industry partners and legislators, we intend to continue to build on the momentum to have CTR play a significant role in ensuring Connecticut is an ideal place to live, work and play. Again, thanks to all engaging in the essential advocacy work of the Association - your continued engagement will be essential to the future of our state.

 

 

 
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