NOVEMBER 2019

Dear F.A.R. Members,

We hope you enjoyed a festive night of Halloween fun, and are ready for a full month ahead! Thanks to everyone who participated in the educational and networking opportunities we offered in October including our New Member Orientation , the popular Legal Update with Gov Hutchinson, the YPN Masquerade Mixer & Charity Drive in Downtown Fresno, and much more! In association news, the majority of our members voted to approve the new building purchase and/or construction process, and our brand awareness campaign is running full steam ahead on local television and social media.

As always, please take a look below at the events and classes coming up this month. We encourage you to get the most out of your F.A.R. membership and continuing to best serve your clients. Happy November!

~ The Fresno Association of REALTORS®
New Member Orientation
October 10, 2019
Scholarship Recipient:
Veronica Torres Luna
Legal Update with Gov Hutchinson
October 24, 2019
YPN Masquerade Mixer & Charity Drive
October 17, 2019
Make the most of November!
Read & click below for more information about each event.
Watch the mail for your
MLS Dues Bill
Be sure to keep an eye out in your mailbox for your MLS dues billings. These dues billings are for November 1st, 2019 through April 30, 2020.
Get Peace of Mind with Auto-Pay
Are you taking advantage of the FAR auto-pay system? FAR has received some feedback as to why members haven’t taken interest in our auto-pay system. You may wonder if your information is secure when you put your card on file. To put your mind at ease, FAR follows the PCI compliance requirements and regulations to be sure your information is secure. Once we enter your credit card information it is then encrypted and no longer visible to us. What is PCI Compliance you may ask? In general, PCI compliance is required by credit card companies to make online transactions secure and protect them against identity theft. Any merchant that wants to process, store or transmit credit card data is required to be PCI compliant, according to the PCI Compliance Security Standard Council.
Be Mindful of your Signage
Open House signage is a critical component of our REALTOR ® member marketing tactics, but it is important that we be mindful of the location and duration of time that the signage is left in public view. Please be respectful of the neighborhood and placement of signs, and remember to pick them up ASAP so they don't get confiscated. Please check your city and county sign ordinance laws to be sure you are being lawful. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation!
Member Benefits - just for you!
Kaiser Open Enrollment is Extended!
Deadline has been extended till December 1st
It’s that time of the year again for all Association REALTOR ® & Affiliate Members! Don’t get caught with everyone else making last minute decisions regarding your health care! Visit The Benefits Store - Open Enrollment today and get the help you need now to make the best decisions for you and your families health care coverage!
Share & Utilize our Commercial!
Last month we launched our brand awareness campaign featuring a video that captures the importance of hiring local FAR members. Please feel free to utilize this commercial as an advertising resource! Share it with your networks on Facebook and Instgram , and take pride in being a part of the Fresno Association of REALTORS®!
WELCOME:
New REALTOR® Members!
Join us in welcoming our newest REALTOR® Members! Since last month, we have welcomed 28 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 October 2019.

STATE

 Did you know that CAR.org offers a multitude of FREE webinars designed to help you improve the way you run your real estate business? Upcoming webinars include tons of ZipForm topics, tools for deals, and taking your real estate business and team to the next level. Click here to access the complete CAR webinar schedule and library.
NATIONAL

For the third time this year, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates by a quarter point in an attempt to bolster a slowing economy. The federal funds rate will hover between 1.5% and 1.75%. The Fed’s benchmark rate does not directly affect long-term mortgage rates, but it does often influence them. Click here to read more on REALTOR® Magazine's web site.
Our Deepest Sympathies
We send our heartfelt condolences to REALTOR® member Don Scordino, whose father recently passed away, as well as to REALTOR® member Dave Kidder, whose mother recently passed away.
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Thanks to our Affiliate Advertisers!
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