JANUARY 2020
Welcome 2020!  

As I begin my new role as the Executive Vice President, it is necessary that I recognize the career of Mary Van Ness. Most will never know how much she has done for all Association members, and I am fortunate to have worked for her and learned so much. Her leadership style is steady, patient and commands the utmost respect. Mary has shared with us so many memories, hard work, ups and downs, and laughs - all while putting the members best interest first and keeping the Association moving forward. 

We wish you all a great year ahead and invite you to attend the educational seminars, social events, and as many Association activities as your schedule allows. There are many REALTOR ® volunteers who are providing these opportunities for you. The Association Mission Statement is simple, “Promote the Professionalism, Integrity and Competency of REALTORS ® ”. Our intent is to provide you services to enhance your own business through educational opportunities, answering questions, and promoting the importance of utilizing local REALTORS ® .          

The FAR Board of Directors, MLS Committee, and Staff are committed to all members and service shall always be our #1 priority. We are positioned well into the future, but the Association needs you. Our strength is in the engagement of our membership, so if you have a desire to serve on a committee or get involved with FAR, please contact me. 

I look forward to serving you all in this New Year! 

Gerard Lozano
Executive Vice President of FAR
The Fresno Association of REALTORS®
2020 Installation
of President Don Scordino

Friday, January 10th | 6pm | The Grand

Only a handful of tables remain. Call us at 559-490-6400 to reserve your place and join us for this memorable and festive event!
Make the most of January!
Read & click below for more information about each event.
It's time for REALTOR ® Dues
REALTOR ® bills have been mailed and are due now. Please pay by:
Monday, February 17th
to avoid delinquency charges. Thank you!
New Statement of Compliance
from the 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 will 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.
Congratulations to the YGB 2019 Honorees!
YGB REALTOR ®
of the Year:
Melanie Barker
YGB Affiliate of the Year:
Korina Bulow-Brown,
Yosemite Mortgage
Member Benefits - just for you!
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.
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 December 2019.

STATE

 California REALTORS ® applaud House vote to temporarily repeal SALT deduction limit. The House passed H.R. 5377, a bill that temporarily eliminates the cap on state and local tax (SALT) deductions for 2020 and 2021.

NATIONAL

The average annual salary for a full-time worker in the U.S. reached a record high in November, soaring to $69,181, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reports. Higher salaries, along with low mortgage rates, may help give the housing market a boost. Click here to read more on REALTOR® Magazine's web site.
Our Deepest Sympathies
We send our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of REALTOR® Queenie Haron, who recently passed away.
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Congrats to our Christmas Tree Winners!
Dolores Ledesma
Peggy Robbins
Thanks to our Affiliate Advertisers!
Click each image to visit the advertiser's website:
Advertise right here!
Are you interested in our Affiliate Advertiser Program? Consider this as part of your marketing plan for 2020. Our rates are affordable, and give you access to feature your business right here in REAL Notes, our monthly newsletter, as well as inclusion on the FAR website and social media.

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