DECEMBER 2019

Dear F.A.R. Members,

The holiday season is in full swing, and we are grateful for you, our hard-working and committed members who do so much for the real estate industry and the greater community as a whole.

We'd like to congratulate our incredible Fresno YPN group for their many noteworthy achievements in 2019. Shortly after gathering, assembling, and distributing 200+ holiday meal boxes to under-resourced schools in the Fresno area, our YPN representatives attended the N.A.R. Awards Soiree in San Francisco and received the Medium Network of the Year award for the entire country! Hats off to this amazing group and we wish them all the best in 2020 as they embark on new adventures.

Please take a look below at the events and classes coming up this month and be sure to mark your calendars and purchase tickets for our Installation Dinner on Friday, January 10th at the historic Grand 1401 in Downtown Fresno.

Wishing you all a wonderful December and a Merry Christmas!

~ The Fresno Association of REALTORS®
Farewell to Mary Van Ness!
Wednesday, December 18th | 4-7pm Open House
Our beloved Mary Van Ness, Executive Vice President of FAR, will be retiring at the end of the year. A dedicated, selfless, capable, and caring soul who has served this association masterfully for 36 years, Mary's presence here at the association will be missed by all, and we wish her nothing but the best in this next chapter of life. Join us for an open house style wine reception in her honor on Wednesday, December 18th at Five Restaurant. We love you Mary!
Make the most of December!
Read & click below for more information about each event.
* * * Save the Date! * * *
2020 Installation | Friday, January 10th
Tickets on sale beginning Monday, Dec. 9th
Time to nominate your
REALTOR ® & Affiliate of the Year!
The time has come to nominate your annual REALTORS ® & Affiliates of the year for both FAR & YGB. Please click the links below to download nomination forms for each.

F.A.R. Awards (Nominations due by 12/20/19)




Y.G.B. Awards (Nominations due by 12/10/19)


MLS Bills are due by Dec. 16th
MLS Dues have been mailed out and are due before Monday, December 16th. Non-payment will result in a 10% late fee applied. These MLS dues billings are for November 1st, 2019 through April 30, 2020.

Veterans Opportunity Program
New & Improved Requirements
Buyers agents can now apply for program prior to offer acceptance. Earn a $2,000 credit for sellers!
Submit the signed Addendum to Exclusive Listing Agreement and Listing Agent Participation and Agreement Form to FARAF. Program documents are to be included with purchase contract and attached to any counter offers with qualified Veteran Owner Occupant Buyer. Click here to download revised VOP forms.
WELCOME
New REALTOR® Members!
Join us in welcoming our newest REALTOR® Members! Since last month, we have welcomed 38 new members to our F.A.R. family. Every month we'll be highlighting these newest REALTORS® in REAL NOTES.

Stats & Resources:
LOCAL

 Want a quick summary of the most recent market statistics from Fresno & Clovis? Click here and listen to our "Market Minute” report for November 2019.

STATE

C.A.R. installed its 2020 Leadership Team. Leading the team is C.A.R. President Jeanne Radsick, a Central Valley real estate broker in Bakersfield, Calif. Serving with Radsick are President-elect Dave Walsh, Treasurer Jennifer Branchini and Chief Executive Officer Joel Singer. Click here to read more about the 2020 C.A.R. Leadership Team.
NATIONAL

Second Century Ventures, the strategic investment arm of the National Association of REALTORS®, is on the hunt for the next big tech tool that could revolutionize the real estate industry. Applications for its 2020 Reach and Reach Commercial technology accelerators are due by January 31, 2020.  Click here to learn more and apply.
Our Deepest Sympathies
We send our heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of REALTOR® member Barbara Basila who recently passed away, as well as to REALTOR® member Robert Roy, whose father recently passed away.
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Thanks to our Affiliate Advertisers!
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Fresno Association of REALTORS® | fresnorealtors.com
6720 N. West Avenue Fresno, CA 93711 | (559) 490-6400
Office Hours: Mon/Tues/Thu/Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm | Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm | Sat/Sun: Closed

Yosemite Gateway Branch: 40298 Junction Drive, Suite B, Oakhurst, CA 93644
YGB Hours: Mon/Tues: 8:30am - 3:30pm | Thu: 8:00am - 3:30pm | Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun: Closed

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