News and Updates
February 9, 2018
Should real estate fear the stock market tumble?
The impact may be more psychological than material, and when confidence is shaken, we turn to the stability of housing. More
Stock Drop: Economy Still Strong, NAR Says
Chief Economist Lawrence Yun says the stock market's two-day tumble should have little effect on housing demand because the economy is expanding, jobs are plentiful for most Americans, and the demand for buying a home is robust in much of the More
CTR Capitol Conversations
Senate Majority Leader REALTOR Bob Duff
Traffic Climbs 14%

Chief executive says company is pushing for listing dominance in the New York market. “There is an ongoing drive to increase the profile of as we have the highest consumer engagement and highest ROI for agents and brokers based on our latest metrics,” said News Corp Chief Executive Robert Thomson in the earnings conference call. “We’re also making a concerted push in the New York market with an emphasis on having the most extensive listings" . Read The Full Article
aim to launch comprehensive regional listing service

Plan would merge two of the largest MLSs in the Empire State into one. More
Tips & Tools to Help Your Business
6 simple ways to boost your listing’s curb appeal

An attractive exterior can make or break a sale

10 hidden Facebook features all real estate agents should know

Are you a power-user, casual browser or self-effacing noob? No matter your level of social media expertise, you’ll want to READ THIS
February / March 2018 CE Classes

February 15th , Thursday 1 - 4pm Ridgefield Library
Contracts ,  Larry Riefberg, Instructor

February 22nd , Thursday 10am - 1pm Ridgefield Library
Fair Housing  (Mandatory) ,  Terry Hastings, Instructor

February 28th , Wednesday 10am - 1pm Ridgefield Library
The Home from Top to Bottom ,   Bob Kneen,  Pilar to Post, Instructor

March 5th , Monday 10am - 1pm Ridgefield Library
The Un-Sick House ,   Bob Kneen,  Pilar to Post, Instructor

March 14th , Thursday 10am - 1pm Ridgefield Library
Fair Housing  (Mandatory) ,  Terry Hastings, Instructor

Reminder: If you are a dually licensed agent in NY & CT you must take CE that is CT specific and certified for CT. Make sure if you have taken a class in NY it gives CE credit in CT and you receive a certificate for CT.
Welcome New Ridgefield REALTORS
Judy Farneti: William Raveis
Mark Giumarra: Keller Williams
Thomas Savoca: BHHS NE
Stephen Viggiano: William Pitt SIR
Candice Fuller: Keller Williams
Katarzyna Sharbaugh:Keller Williams
Silvano Senzamici: Keller Williams
Andy Walbert: Keller Williams
Local News
Grand List: Revaluation shows stable market
By  Macklin K. Reid  on February 8, 2018, Ridgefield Press
Now worth over $4.8 billion, the town’s taxable property — real estate, motor vehicles and business equipment — has increased a modest $25 million in value.
The five-year revaluation completed this week pegged the town’s new grand list at $4,812,004,832, compared to last year’s figure of $4,787,140,214 — up $24,864,618.
Local Events

2018 Banking Panel
Thursday, February 15, 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Michael's at the Grove in Bethel

A lively panel discussion about changes to the banking industry and how they will affect your clients in 2018!

Registration & Networking from 11:30-12:00. Buffet Lunch with dessert.
2018 REALTOR Membership Fees Now Past Due
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