Fri., March 13
The Grapevine
The Official Publication of the Fresno Association of REALTORS®
GRI Course 114: Essential Concepts of the C.A.R. Residential Purchase Agreement
Thursday, March 26 at the FAR Office from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Cost: $149. Please note this course will be taught via C.A.R.'s Face2Face Interactive Video Conferencing.  To register & view list of courses click here
Scholarship Opportunity!
Two (2) At Home with Diversity Scholarships are available! Course information: Thursday, April 30 at the FAR office from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. This course will prepare you to work effectively with today's diverse pool of homebuyers.  Cost: $125.  Complete registration form here.  

If you are interested in this course complete scholarship application by April 20th.  
Nuts and Bolts of Appraisal Reporting
Improvements Description
Wednesday, March 25 at the FAR Office from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Deposit of $10 required. Class conducted by Appraisers: Barbara Radcliffe and Carole Laval. Call to reserve your spot 559-490-6400. View list of courses.


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golf 2011
When: Tuesday, April 7
Where: FAR Office
Who: REALTORS® sign up from 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. (in person only, one team only)
Open sign ups begin at 9 a.m.

49th Annual John Scarborough REALTOR® Classic Golf Tournament
Wednesday, May 6
Eagle Springs Golf & Country Club 
COST: $360 per foursome
2016 Election of FAR Board of Directors
Per the FAR Bylaws - Election of Officers & Directors

The immediate past president at least 90 days prior to the annual meeting, shall appoint a nominating committee of five REALTOR® members including himself/herself as chair and immediately notify the membership of this committee.

The 2016 FAR Nominating Committee: 
Liz Kuchinski, Past President
Don Scordino
Patrick Prince
George Mees
Javier Cavazos

In the event you are interested in being considered for nominations, please complete application and fax to FAR 559-490-6464, attention Nominating Committee.  Deadline for submission is April 15, 2015. 
REALTOR® Magazine
30 Under 30 Finalist
REALTOR® Magazine just announced the 50 finalists vying for a place among the 30 Under 30 class of 2015. Congratulations to FAR REALTOR® John P. Shamshoian, Realty Concepts, for making it as one of the top 50!

To make your 2015 ActiveKEY access fee renewal payment, click here or call FAR at 559-490-6400.  
Local Candidate Recommendation Committee (LCRC)
There are 3, three-year terms open for the LCRC.  To be eligible, FAR REALTORS® must be in "good standing" and have made the minimum $49 2015 contribution.  If you meet the requirements and would like to be nominated, please contact Gerard Lozano by April 2, 2015.   

If there are more nominees than open terms, an election will be held and ballots will be sent to eligible FAR REALTORS® as described above.  LCRC is part of the CA Real Estate PAC (CREPAC), state version.  LCRC funds are used to contribute to candidates for local office.  

If you have questions or would like to be nominated, please contact Gerard Lozano, Marketing & Governmental Affairs Director at 559-490-6400 or email  

C.A.R. Wants to Hear From You!
This year marks the 110th anniversary of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. C.A.R. wants to hear about your personal experience as a REALTOR® and member of the Association. Please tell us more about you--provide a brief one or two sentence response to some or all of these questions:
  • What does it mean to you to be a REALTOR®?
  • What made you become a REALTOR®?
  • What is the single most satisfying moment you have had as a REALTOR®?
  • What makes you most proud to be a C.A.R. member?
Email us at with "110 celebration" in the subject line. Include the number of years you have been in the business along with your name and a current headshot, if desired. If selected, your answers could appear in a or California Real Estate magazine ad later this year. 
Fresno MLS Market Dynamics  
Market Dynamics provides a year-to-date report of the Fresno/Clovis real estate market trends. Clichere to view our most recent report. 

  funeral flowers
To friends and family of Frank Stepovich, 
FAR Past President, who recently passed away.

To friends and family of Linda Mitchell, whose 
mother recently passed away. 
This week @ FAR
FREE Classes
Orientation & Clerical User
Monday 3/16/15
Tuesday 3/17/15
MLS Meeting
8:30 a.m.
Guest Speaker: Gayle Holman, Westlands Water District 

Wednesday 3/18/15
FAR Opens @ 9 a.m.
Thursday 3/19/15
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Friday 3/20/15
8:30 a.m.

FREE-Key Friday!

Tuesday, March 24
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

zipForm Plus 
Tuesday, March 31
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Clerical User Training
Wednesday, March 25 
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Clerical User Renewal 
Wednesday, March 25
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

New Member 
Thursday, April 9
8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.