FEBRUARY 2020
A Message from our President:

Welcome to February, and I hope everyone is on track for a great month and year ahead. Your Association is geared up for a lot of important things, including an increase in education, professionalism, and an increase in the public's knowledge of what their local REALTOR ® 's value is. We are more than a database or a key to a door. The truth is, we are an Association of people that work with a shared database of listings in the Spirit of Cooperation to bring greater value to our clients. For the past 100+ years, our business model has been two competing companies coming together in the Spirit of Cooperation , on one transaction, to make families happy and reach their goals. That's the Spirit that sets us apart from the online databases. Let's all work with that Spirit for the good of our industry and the good of our community. 

Feel free to contact me with any ideas you may have to make our Association even better. Thanks!

Don Scordino, President
The Fresno Association of REALTORS®
Make the most of February!
Read & click below for more information about each event.
It's time for REALTOR ® Dues
PLEASE PAY BY: February 18th
REALTOR ® bills have been mailed and are due now. Please pay by Tuesday, February 18th to avoid delinquency charges. Thank you!
Save-the-Date for EVOLVE 2020!
April 21st | Downtown Fresno
Join us again for this incredible event at the DoubleTree Convention Center. We have an enhanced schedule for this year's EVOLVE including dynamic speakers and educational seminars to help you maximize your real estate potential. Mark your calendars and don't miss this opportunity to gain industry insights and network with colleagues. We hope to see you there!
Pre-Sale Tickets: $35
Registration begins Tuesday, Feb. 25th - Call 559-490-6400 for more info!
Member Benefits - just for you!
Be on Welcome Home Radio!
Saturdays from 9:00am-10:00am on ESPN 940am
Did you know, as a member of the Fresno Association of REALTORS® you have the opportunity to be a guest on Welcome Home Radio? Host Don Scordino - FAR's 2020 President - discusses issues and insights pertaining to our industry. From market trends to real estate specialties, we invite you to bring your expertise to share with the public. The show show intended to be an informational format for the public, not a promotion of oneʼs own product or services.
Veterans Opportunity Program
New & Improved Requirements for 2020! 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.
New Statement of Compliance - ValleyAir District
The ValleyAir District has updated the Statement of Compliance necessary for all real estate transactions. Click here to find the new form, the upload feature, and additional information. As many of you are aware, starting January 1, 2020, all real estate transactions now require the submittal of this form to the ValleyAir District. ValleyAir District staff is available to come out to speak to your group or association to educate them on the rule and answer any questions you may have.
Did you catch us on the news?
January has been a busy media month for our FAR president Don Scordino. Don and our newly installed leadership team was featured in a recent Business Journal article , and he also represented our industry on a recent ABC30 news segment focusing on strong home sales and local real estate statistics. Thanks to Don and our FAR team for continuing to keep our industry stats and benefits at the forefront of the news when possible!
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 Jauary 2020.

STATE

 C.A.R. CEO Joel Singer has been named to Swanepoel’s Power 200 list, which identifies the 200 leaders that have the most power and influence to impact the residential real estate brokerage industry.

NATIONAL

On Monday, the next wave of "That's Who We R" -- NAR's national ad campaign -- went live! The ad focuses on rallying consumers to "Look for the R" for reassurance, resources.

Click here to view the ad and click here to learn more and access campaign for members and associations to utilize.
Welcome New Members!
Join us in welcoming our newest REALTOR® Members! As of our Jan 9th orientation, we have welcomed 34 new members to our F.A.R. family. Every month we'll be highlighting these newest REALTORS® in REAL NOTES.

Advertise in the Real Estate Guide
FAR REALTOR and AFFILIATE members are encouraged to be a part of the Real Estate Guide. This FREE publication is distributed from the mountains to valley communities with over 8,000 copies printed.  Click here for ad rates and sign-up form , or call Layne at 490-6400 for more information.  
Thanks to our Affiliate Advertisers!
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