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October 10, 2017

Volume 18, Issue 20

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.

NFCAR's Annual Education & Trade Expo October 26th

It is the event we've all been waiting for! NFCAR's 22nd Annual Education & Trade Expo! At The Crown Plaza 18 Old Ridgebury Road, Danbury, CT (203) 794-0600.

Take advantage of our CE Classes, Chance to win your 2018 NFCAR dues, Buffet lunch, Networking, Raffles and much more…

4 Different Ways To Spend The Day:

Option 1 – Morning CE Class, Tradeshow, Lunch & Afternoon CE Class

Option 2 – Morning CE Class, Tradeshow & Lunch

Option 3 – Tradeshow, Lunch & Afternoon CE Class

Option 4 – Tradeshow & Lunch Only

Click here to download the registration form


NFCAR's Head Shot Day Is November 8th

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 Humanitarian Award - Seeking Nominations

Do you know a REALTOR® that is quietly giving back to the community with no thought for personal recognition? There are REALTORS® out there that give their time & money quietly without promoting themselves for selfish reasons. If you would like to nominate a NFCAR Member for this award please click here to download the new revised application. Fax your nomination form to NFCAR 203-792-9962 or email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by November 10th

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 19 Main Street in New Milford on the Mezzanine level. 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. 

Sherman: For information regarding Sherman Luncheon Caravan and Progressive Agent Open House please contact Katie Harrison @ Fazzone & Harrison Realty 860-307-7203 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Condo Only Caravan;  For information contact Debbie Blum ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) at William Raveis (203) 794-9494 


Principles & Practices Evening Course Starting October 16th

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: October 16th

      - Runs: Monday & Wednesday

      - From: 6:30pm - 9:30pm

      - Ends: January 8th

      - 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's Annual Conference:  The Sky's the Limit!

What’s the secret to earning more money in real estate? Attending the 2017 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, Nov. 3-6 in Chicago, IL. Attendees make two times the average real estate income, so you’ll be networking with some of the most successful pros in the industry! Register today at www.Register.realtor

Recent Scams 

CTR is continuing to get reports of wire fraud scams where buyers or sellers are directed to transfer funds via an email request. These often look authentic.  Be sure to alert your clients they should not wire transfer any money at any time in the transaction without a verbal confirmation that the request is legitimate.  To learn more, watch this short video update from NAR General Counsel Katie Johnson.  

Housing Predictions for 2018

New homes are expected to be a “primary driver of sales in 2018,” as 1.33 million housing starts are predicted next year—up from 1.22 million in 2017, according to Freddie Mac’s September Outlook report, which gauges future real estate activity. Total home sales are expected to increase about 2 percent from 2017 to 2018, according to the report. Economists also predict that the uptick in housing starts, coupled with a moderate increase in mortgage rates, will help slow the run-up in home prices next year. Freddie Mac forecasts a 4.9 percent increase in home prices in 2018, lower than the 6.3 percent growth seen so far this year. Mortgage rates also are up from near-record lows in 2016, prompting predictions that refinancings will fall to 25 percent of mortgage activity in 2018—the lowest share since 1990, according to Fannie Mae. Click here to read more
 

 

 
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