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December 27, 2017

Volume 18, Issue 24

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 2018 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, 2018. So please process the invoice before that date. There will be a $100.00 late fee applied to all payments received after 1/31/18.

NFCAR Office Closed December 31st  

The NFCAR office will be closed on Monday, December 31st. We wish you a happy and safe holiday.

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 


NFCAR's Winter 2017/2018 CE Classes

All classes will be held here at NFCAR 15 Stony Hill Road, Bethel

(click for directions)

First Time Home Buyer Financing – 1/18 – 1:30-4:30

(M) Fair Housing - 2/1 -  9:30-12:30

First Time Home Buyer Financing – 2/1 – 1:30-4:30

Safety Matters: Safe Business = Smart Business - 2/8 - 9:30-12:30

Financing Condo's, Co-Ops and PUD's - 2/8 - 1:30-4:30

Listing Commercial Properties - 2/15 - 9:30-12:30

(M2) State Regulations & Code Of Ethics - 2/15 - 1:30-4:30

New Construction - 2/22 - 9:30-12:30

(M) Fair Housing - 2/22 - 1:30-4:30

There Will NO Longer Be Handouts Given During The Classes, the information will be available online.

 (M) = Denotes that this course is Mandatory continuing ed course per the State of CT and is required to renewing your 2018 CT real estate license.

(M) Every REALTOR® is required to complete a minimum of 2 ½ hours of Code of Ethics Training every 2 years as a requirement of their membership in the REALTOR® Association.

Click Here To Download The CE Flyer

of Consumer  Protection: Real Estate Commission for 3.0 hours of continuing education credit

Principles & Practices Evening Course Starting January 22nd

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 22nd

      - Runs: Monday & Wednesday

      - From: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

      - Ends: April 2nd

      - 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

4 Reasons December Is Favorable for Buyers

Many home shoppers don’t think about purchasing a house during the holiday months—many even put their home search on hold. But Desare Kohn-Laski, broker-owner of Skye Louis Realty in Coconut Creek, Fla., offers some points to pass on to your clients, letting them know this is one of the best times of the year to shop for a house. To read more, click here.

It is Not Too Late to Influence Congress on Tax Reform

Thanks to our members’ engagement, REALTORS have helped positively influence tax reform in some key areas.  For example, both the House and Senate have agreed to maintain deductibility of state and local property taxes up to $10,000, and to maintain Section 1031 tax-deferred exchanges in their present form for real estate investments. Click here to take action.