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The Grapevine
The Official Publication of the Fresno Association of REALTORS®



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Lender Panel: "Renovation Financing" 
Tools to Grow Your Business!
Thursday, January 15 at the FAR Office from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Deposit of $10 required.  Panel moderators include: Debra Goodson with Bank of America, Terri Lowe with Stearns Mortgage, Pete DePasquale of DePasquale Construction, and Mike Lacko a FHA 203k Certified Consultant. Call FAR to register 559-490-6400. 
GRI Course 111 - Investment Property Analysis
Thursday, January 29 at the FAR Office from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Cost: $149 per course. Please note: this GRI course will be taught via C.A.R.'s Face2Face Interactive Video Conferencing.  Register today.  For scholarship opportunity, click here.
CRS 206 - Technologies to 
Advance your Business
Thursday, February 12 & Friday, February 13 at the FAR Office from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Cost for REALTORS® before January 30: $325.  Lunch included! Register todayFor scholarship opportunity, click here.
REALTOR® & Affiliate of the Year Nomination Deadline!
It is time to nominate one of your colleagues for REALTOR® of the Year 
or Affiliate of the Year.  Please send in your nominations!  Deadline is today, December 19, 2014. 

2015 REALTOR® Dues Billing
REALTOR® Dues in the amount of $449 have been mailed out. This fee is billed once a year. Due date is January 1, 2015 and deadline to submit payment is February 15, 2015To make payment by phone call FAR at 559-490-6400.
Broker Compliance: Important Association Dues Billing Information for Principle REALTOR® Broker
2015 REALTOR® dues have been mailed.  If you are a Principle REALTOR® Broker with nonmember licensees under your firm, your 2015 dues billing will include a nonmember fee of $414 per licensee and your dues payment will not be accepted without payment for nonmembers.  This is a C.A.R. and NAR requirement.  With this in mind, now is a good time to be sure all licensees are active REALTOR® members so that you and your office will be in compliance with C.A.R. and NAR for the New Year.  

Please feel free to contact Kathy at the Association with your questions and concerns 559-490-6400. 
Is your MLS Access Denied? 
MLS Fees are past due.  Fees in the amount of $210 were sent out November 1 and were due December 15.  Any unpaid accounts have been suspended and a late fee has been attached.  In addition, your key has been suspended.  

Special note: Brokers with unpaid MLS fees will be suspended along with office suspension of the MLS.

Call FAR at 559-490-6400 to remit payment. 
New FAR Members!
Santo Caracciolo with Guarantee Real Estate-Flex

Patrick Reynolds with Allison James Estates and Homes

Joshua Mendoza with Guarantee Real Estate

Brad Stonecipher with London Properties, Ltd.

Justin Woods with London Properties-Madera

Arlene Bautista with Sherchia Realty

Celia Amos with London Properties, Ltd.

Auzzie Lewis with London Properties, Ltd.

Jason Hannold with Keller Williams Westland Realty

Justin Sanchez with Guarantee Real Estate

Jenifer Narragon with Keller Williams Westland Realty

Krystel Chavez with Century 21 M&M and Associates

Jennifer O'Brien with Realty Concepts

Julie Adams with Rio Mesa Realty

Patrick Gallardo with Redfin Corporation

Brett Taylor with Guarantee Real Estate

Mia Fletcher with Landmark Properties

Ariana Quintana with RE/MAX Gold-Clovis


To friends and family of Jackie Bayhi who recently passed away. 


Special Note: The next Grapevine will be published January 9, 2015. 
This week @ FAR
FREE Classes
Orientation & Clerical User
Monday 12/22/14


Tuesday 12/23/14
RPR
2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Wednesday 12/24/14
FAR Opens @ 9 a.m.

FAR CLOSED @ NOON

Thursday 12/25/14
FAR CLOSED

Friday 12/26/14
FAR CLOSED

MLS Training
Tuesday, January 6
10:30 a.m. - Noon

Realist
Tuesday, January 13
10:30 a.m. - Noon

Websites
Thursday, January 15
2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

RPR
Tuesday, January 20
10:30 a.m. - Noon

zipForm Plus & 
Digital Ink
Thursday, January 22
10:30 a.m. - Noon

Orientation 
Wednesday, January 7
1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Clerical User Training
Wednesday, January 28
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Clerical User Renewal
Wednesday, January 28
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.