OCTOBER 2020
Dear Members,

Thanks for your patience in receiving this REAL Notes newsletter a week behind schedule. As you have likely heard by now, the sudden passing of our Executive Vice President Gerard Lozano was a devastating blow to our community and we are deeply mourning this loss. Gerard was loved by all who came in contact with him both personally and professionally, and our prayers are with his wife Donna and his family. Stay tuned for more information on a virtual memorial service for Gerard, and visit his online obituary to learn more about his life and share memories.

This year continues to throw us new challenges at every turn, and September was no different. We also send our heartfelt prayers to our mountain community as they grapple with the aftermath of the devastating wildfires, and we are pleased to report that FAR donated to the American Red Cross to specifically support those affected by the Creek Fire. We have also made donations to Neighborhood Industries (through YPN's Month of Giving) and the Central California Food Bank to help support our community's most basic needs during these difficult times.

We are also proud to announce that together, with your help, we reached our $35,000 goal for Habitat for Humanity's Veteran's Home Project! These funds will go to support a new home build in Clovis for a local veteran's family, and we are grateful to everyone who donated generously to this important cause.

Gerard was at the forefront of these programs, and he would want us to continue pressing ahead in innovative ways, and to show the community that REALTORS® are leading the charge in the resilience needed to get us all back on track and thriving. We wish you all health and safety as we enter the Fall season, and be sure to read below for all the important updates and opportunities we're offering our members this coming month.

Our main goal is to continue to serve you the best we can!

- The Fresno Association of REALTORS®
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 September 2020.
Reminders for the month ahead:
MLS Virtual Home Tour
+ Assemblyman Jim Patterson
Tuesday at 9:00am

This coming Tuesday, October 13th 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 Jim Patterson! Please register in advance and we look forward to seeing you online.
Fresno MLS
EXPERT SERIES
Thursdays at 1:00pm

These weekly education courses will feature virtual tutorials, tips, and tricks for our members to get the most out of our robust MLS system. These courses take place on Zoom on Thursdays at 1pm. Click here to register for next week's MLS Expert class on October 15th. We will be learning about how to enhance your searching in CRS Data.
Free CRMLS Training
Are you a Fresno CRMLS Subscriber? Or thinking of joining? Attend this next FREE training and learn about the CRMLS platform from their certified trainers.
Thursday, October 15th | 9:00am
Homesnap Pro App
Legal Update with Gov
Thursday, Oct. 29th | 10:00am

Mark your calendars and click here to register for our next legal update on Zoom with Gov Hutchinson. Gov is Assistant General Counsel of the California Association of REALTORS® and offers informative sessions with up-to-date guidance on statewide issues, policies, and forms relating to the real estate industry.
State & National Resources for COVID-19
Lookout for your MLS Bill
Due November 1st, 2020

Be sure to keep an eye out in your mailbox for your MLS dues billings in your mail at the end of this month! These dues billings are for November 1st, 2020 through April 30, 2021. The MLS bill is due November 1st, 2020 and will be delinquent after December 15, 2020.
With Sympathy
We send our heartfelt condolences to the friends, family, and coworkers of fellow FAR member Barbara Koomjan who recently passed away.
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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