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March 16, 2015
Volume 16, Issue 6

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.

Emil J. Morey Scholarship Applications Are Available

The Emil J. Morey Memorial Scholarship was created in 1988 and first awarded in 1989 to honor the memory of REALTOR® Emil J. Morey (1923-1988)

Click here for the Emil J. Morey Memorial Scholarship application, or you can stop and pick up an application at the NFCAR office.

The deadline for graduating high school students to submit their application is May 1st

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

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 - 4/14- 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.

Click here to download the CE Flyer

Principles & Practices Evening Course Starting in April

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: April 22nd

      - Runs: Monday & Wednesday

      - From: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

      - Ends: July 1st

      - Price: $399

Click Here to download the registration form

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 from 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)

Click here to to register.

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:



Raymond F. Gates, Jr. Memorial Scholarship applications are NOW AVAILABLE!

Children/step children of REALTORS®, REALTOR-ASSOCIATES®, local Board/Association and CTR staff members are eligible to apply.  For information and application downloads click here or go to and click on the “Programs & Events” tab (username and password are required). Scholarships will be awarded again this year in two categories: Academic Excellence and Scholastic Achievement.  Students are only allowed to apply for one of these two categories. Please note that the scholarship deadline is earlier again this year and has changed to April 3, 2015.

REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo

Registration is open for the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, May 11-16, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The REALTOR® Party Convention & Trade Expo is where NAR members take an active role to advance the real estate industry, public policy, and the association. Join fellow REALTORS® in Washington, DC, for special issues forums, committee meetings, legislative activities, and the industry trade show. Click here to register now



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