NOVEMBER 2020
Dear Members,

Despite the barrage of challenges thrown at us this year, we find ourselves heading into the holiday season filled with hope for the future and gratitude for the people in our lives who support us when we need it most. Here at FAR, we'd like to especially thank Mary Van Ness for returning to the office and serving as our interim Executive Vice President after Gerard's sudden passing. We'd also like to thank our incredible staff and leadership team who has adapted and forged ahead during these difficult and uncertain times.

Take a look below and mark your calendars for the various networking and educational opportunities we are hosting virtually in the coming weeks. Although we miss seeing our members in person, we enjoy staying connected to you all via Zoom and we are grateful for your continued flexibility and engagement. We'd also like to invite you to participate in the Gerard Lozano Memorial Blood Drive coming up November 30 - December 5th. In the true spirit of cooperation, we have joined forces with surrounding REALTOR® associations to honor Gerard's legacy and give back to our community in this very tangible way. Learn more and sign-up below.

We wish you all a wonderful Veterans Day and Thanksgiving, and we hope you find safe ways to spend cherished time with loved ones. We will get through this together!

- The Fresno Association of REALTORS®
Gerard Lozano
Memorial Blood Drive
November 30th - December 5th

Join the Fresno Association of REALTORS® and the surrounding real estate community in honoring the life and legacy of Gerard Lozano by participating in a blood drive in his memory. Sign up to donate blood at any Central California Blood Center location between Monday, Nov. 30th and Saturday, Dec. 5th. Gerard was widely respected locally and across the state and known for his big heart, his infectious smile, and his generous participation in fundraisers and blood drives. Join us in the spirit of cooperation, and let’s unite as REALTORS® for this important cause!
Local Stats Report

Want a quick summary of the most recent market statistics from Fresno & Clovis? Click here to download the complete, most recent Market Summary Report from October 2020.
Reminders for the month ahead:
MLS Virtual Home Tour
+ Guest Speaker Barbara Betts
Tuesday at 9:00am

This coming Tuesday, November 10th at 9:00am is our next Virtual Home Tour! Click here to register in advance, and upload your caravan listing by 6pm on Monday in order to be included. These are fun ZOOM sessions with a listing caravan and important FAR updates. This Tuesday we will also welcome special guest speaker Barbra Betts who will be discussing Work-Life Balance. Please register in advance and we look forward to seeing you online.
YGB Meetings
2nd Thursdays at 9:00am

FAR and the Yosemite Gateway Branch (YGB) Committee are launching Thursday morning meetings, via Zoom! Enjoy education topics and guest speakers with content tailored to the mountain community. These meetings will be in place of our in-person YGB Thursday morning meetings, but held on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Click here to register for November 12th!
Fresno MLS
EXPERT SERIES
Thursdays at 1:00pm

At next Thursday's (November 12th) MLS Expert Series we will be learning about Trends! Stay on top of the market by pulling current and past stats in Trends. These weekly education courses will feature virtual tutorials, tips, and tricks for our members to get the most out of our robust MLS system. Click here to register!
State & National Resources for COVID-19:
Your MLS Bill is Due
Please Pay By December 15th

You should have received your MLS dues bill recently. These dues billings are for November 1st, 2020 through April 30, 2021. The MLS bill is due now - please pay by December 15, 2020 to avoid a late penalty and service interruption. Click here to pay online - thank you!
Home Words Essay Contest Winners
Congratulations to the student winners of our Home Words Essay Contest! Each winner received a $400 Target gift card and a prize from the Fresno Grizzlies. We were touched by all the wonderful entries, and have included some winner excerpts below.

Alexandra (Grade 4)

"...One thing I love about home is that it is warm and welcoming. I also love my house because I am familiar with it because I've been in it for a long time. I also love my home because there are no bullies like there are at school and the park."
Emma (Grade 7)

"Home...It does not have just one definition. Its a place that is safe and warm. A place where I am loved. Where I learned to love, to forgive, to laugh, and to grow as a person. The people in my home helped shape the person I am today."
Kyleen (Grade 10)

"...My home is my safe place. I retreat there in the freezing winters, thunderous storms, and blistering heat. There, insulated walls and incredible technology aid and protect me. During these difficult times, I am especially grateful for my internet connection and utilities."
BE ON THE RADIO!
Saturdays 9-10am on ESPN 940AM

Share your Real Estate knowledge with the Central Valley! Be a guest on Welcome Home Radio. Now in our 12th year, this show is “live” Saturday mornings from 9-10 am on ESPN 940 AM. What do we talk about? Real Estate topics that you are comfortable discussing for the benefit of our listening audience. Missed a show? Subscribe to our podcast, by searching Welcome Home Radio. Contact Irene or Jill at 490-6400 to get on the schedule or click here to sign up.
Missed a Zoom Meeting?
Did you miss an MLS Home Tour meeting or an MLS Expert Series Class? No problem, simply visit our website or click the button below and to access and archive of recordings of all previously held FAR Zooms.
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Fresno Office: Curbside pick-up by appointment only, Mon-Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm
Yosemite Gateway Branch: 40298 Junction Drive, Suite B, Oakhurst, CA 93644
YGB Hours: Temporarily closed for in-person visits
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