MARCH 2020
Welcome, Spring!

The weather is warming up, blossoms are springing up across the Central Valley, and we are welcoming in an early Spring. Here at FAR, the calendar is filling up with educational and networking events and we want to make sure our members take advantage of these exciting opportunities. From our informational and networking events like our YPN Lunch & Learn (March 11th) and Wine Trip (April 1st), to our educational and professional development events like EVOLVE (April 21st) and Legislative Day (April 28th), we offer a variety of ways to get involved in the local real estate community so you can advance personally and professionally as a local REALTOR ®.

Please take a look below, mark your calendars, and we hope to see you in the weeks ahead as we gear up for a productive and action-packed season!

The Fresno Association of REALTORS®
Make the most of the month ahead!
Read & click below for more information about each event.
Save-the-Dates!
Mark your calendars and sign up for these opportunities.
Register & Get Ready for EVOLVE 2020
April 21st | Downtown Fresno
Early Bird Registration: $35
Join us again for this incredible event at the DoubleTree Convention Center. We have an enhanced schedule this year including our keynote speaker Sharran Srivatsaa , CEO of Kingston Lane, as well as 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!
REGISTER NOW - Call 559-490-6400 or click here for more info!

Join FAR for our 2020
LEGISLATIVE DAY
April 28th | Sacramento
Join us on Tuesday, April 28th for Legislative Day 2020! Are you a 2020 R.A.F. minimum contributor of $148? If so, join us on the bus! We will depart from the FAR office at 5:30am and plan to return by 7:00pm. Seating is limited - call FAR to reserve your spot. If you are a first-time attendee, be sure to ask about scholarship info.

CALL MAILE TO SIGN UP: (559) 490-6400
Mark your calendar for our annual
GOLF TOURNAMENT
May 6th | Dragonfly Golf Club
Save the date, get your foursome ready, and join us for the 54th Annual John Scarborough REALTORS® Classic Golf Tournament & Luncheon on Wednesday, May 6th at the Dragonfly Golf Club in Madera. Stay tuned for more information on sign-ups, sponsorships, and more!
IMPORTANT REMINDER:
XpressKEY Bill Due Now
Be on the lookout for your annual XpressKEY Access & all co-ops bill. This billing period covers March 1st, 2020 through February 28th, 2021. If your key bill is not paid by April 15th, 2020, access will be suspended until payment is received.
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.
FAR Nominating Committee has been named!
Per the FAR Bylaws, the Immediate Past President, at least ninety (90) days prior to the Annual Meeting, shall appoint a nominating committee of five (5) REALTOR® Members including himself/herself as Chairperson and shall immediately notify the Membership of this Committee. The Nominating Committee shall nominate a slate of REALTOR® Members at least equal to the number of vacancies that will occur in the next year. The names of the nominees shall be reported to all REALTOR® Members at least sixty (60) days prior to the Annual Meeting.

The 2020 FAR Nominating Committee members are: J.P. Shamshoian (Past President), Sandy Darling, Patrick Prince, Brandon Uribe, and Kristy Henry. There will be three (3) vacancies for a three-year term, beginning in 2021 through 2023. If you have questions, please contact any of the above or Gerard Lozano at (559) 490-6400.
FAR in the News:
Rent vs Buy on ABC30
Thanks to our FAR president Don Scordino for his interview on ABC 30 representing our industry in a feature on Renting vs. Buying. Click here to watch his recent TV news segment.
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 February 2020.

STATE

 California's Legislative Day is coming up on Tuesday, April 28th. See above for more information on how to join the local efforts, and connect with 2,000 of your closest REALTOR® friends in Sacramento for C.A.R.s 48th annual event!

NATIONAL

Be Counted! The 2020 Census might seem untouchably vast, but it has the power to affect real change right in our neighborhood. The data collected will influence our local community and impact neighborhood development, home values and property taxes.

Welcome New Members!
Join us in welcoming our newest REALTOR® Members! As of our last New Member orientation in February, we have welcomed 39 new members to our F.A.R. family. Every month we'll be highlighting these newest REALTORS® in REAL NOTES.

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