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February 6, 2017

Volume 18, Issue 3


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 – 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 $100 late fee added to the bill. Please contact NFCAR today to pay your bill.

NFCAR's Head Shot Day Back By Popular Demand

HEAD SHOT DAY AT NFCAR February 28, 2017

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 ($100 package value)

- 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 SPOTS ARE FILLING UP QUICKLY

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 Office Closed On Monday, February 20th

The NFCAR office will be closed on Monday, February 20th in observance of President’s Day. The office will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, February 21st.

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


 

2017 Spring 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

- Listing Commercial Properties  - 2/23 - 9:30-12:30

- REALTOR® Code Of Ethics - 3/30 - 9:30-12:30

- NAR's Real Estate Safety Matters - 4/20 - 9:30-12:30

Click here to download the CE flyer 

NFCAR's Offering A 15 Hour Pre Licensing Mandatory 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


 

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.  
 

Pending Home Sales Bounce Back in December

Pending home sales picked up in December as solid increases in the South and West offset weakening activity in the Northeast and Midwest, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, increased 1.6 percent to 109.0 in December from 107.3 in November. With last month's uptick in activity, the index is now 0.3 percent above last December (108.7). Click here to read the entire article.

 

 

 
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