Fri., April 17
The Grapevine
The Official Publication of the Fresno Association of REALTORS®
Nuts and Bolts of Appraisal Reporting
Sales Approach/Income Approach
Wednesday, April 22 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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The John Scarborough REALTOR® 
Classic Golf Luncheon
This annual golf tournament is SOLD OUT.  Those interested in attending may purchase luncheon tickets.  Cost: $18 per ticket.  Luncheon begins at 1:30 p.m. after play is finished. Purchase ticket by calling FAR at 559-490-6400. 
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FAR is in need of Raffle Prize Donations for the Luncheon. Please bring to the FAR office. 

The John Scarborough REALTOR Classic Golf Tournament
Wednesday, May 6th
Eagle Springs Golf & Country Club
Jodie Luke with RE/MAX Gold-Clovis

Thomas Stevens with Guarantee Real Estate

David Lopez with Guarantee Real Estate-Flex

Angelina Carmona with Sante Fe Realty

Charlotte Coffey Chairez with Palm Bluffs Realty

Sarah Everson with Valley Wide Homes

Dawn McCollum-Ruiz with Keller Williams Westland Realty

Rachelle Jansen with London Properties

Daniel Bruce with G & G Realty Solutions, Inc.

Frances Rosales with London Properties-Kingsburg

Jamie Jackson with Redfin Corporation

Avtar Rakhra with Lighthouse Realty & Mortgage

Judith Renna with CHC Realty

Dave Singh with Dave Singh, Broker

Nico Gentile with Gentile Real Estate

Elizabeth Chu with Big Realty

Diana Scott with London Properties

Joli Matesso with Wathen Group Real Estate

Julia Tadich with Clovis 1st Real Estate Service

Cheryl Aanonson with Pearson Realty

Moses Najarian with Moses Najarian, Broker

John Envernizzi with Rod Aluisi Real Estate

Maria Martins-Sanchez with London Properties

Brittany Brannon with Realco

Kenneth Lindsay with Berkshire Hathaway HS Properties

Rosa Castillo with Century 21 Adanalian & Vasquez

Shabbir Chaudhry with Big Realty

Shimaka Reiboldt with Keller Williams Westland Realty

Christine James with HomeSmart PV & Associates

Michelle Gibbs with GoldLeaf Real Estate Properties

Susan Flores with Century 21 Adanalian & Vasquez

Arthur Cruz with BHHS Drysdale Properties

Cynthia Gastelum with Guarantee Real Estate-Flex

Sylvia Bowie with Valley Vista Properties

Martin Chacon with J.A.Avila

Sophia Fisher with The Home Store Real Estate

Leo Kahn with Fisher Real Estate Services

Andre Howell with Greater Heights Mortgage Co

Doug Dart with Sayland Property Management

Patrick Kelley with Modern Broker

Kevin Meyer with Keller Williams Westland Realty

Brian Larson with Universal Lending & Real Estate

Mor W. Yang with Carrington Real Estate Service

Ramon Polo with Keller Williams Westland Realty

Deactivated for Non-payment
If your ActiveKEY has stopped working, it may be for non-payment. ActiveKEY access fees in the amount of $194.16 were due April 15th. To reactivate your ActiveKEY, please call FAR to make payment 559-490-6400.
Your LCRC Ballots are in the Mail
If you are a 2015 REALTOR® Action Fund contributor keep an eye out for your LCRC ballot. Please return your ballot with the enclosed prepaid envelope.

2016 FAR Board of Director Nominees

The Fresno Association of REALTORS® 2016 Nominating Committee have met and would like to present the following names to the membership for your consideration in becoming a FAR Director to serve a three-year term to begin January 1, 2016.  There are 5 vacancies.
Nominees are:
Julie Caglia, Sandy Darling, Kristy Mastro-Henry, Tom Hyatt, Joan Jolly, J.P. Shamshoian, Joetta Winter

Per the FAR Bylaws Section 5 (b): Nomination by Petition-In addition to the slate nominated by the Committee... any other qualified* REALTOR® member may be nominated by the membership by submitting a petition to the Executive Vice President, Mary Van Ness, signed by ten REALTOR® members.  All nominations are to be closed by Friday, May 8th by 5 p.m.
*Qualified members are those in good standing for the past three years, have served on a committee of the FAR, MLS or FARAF for 2 of the past 5 years and be willing to support the "True Cost of Doing Business" contribution during years served.  Standing Committees include: Community Outreach, Education, Grievance, Investors/Exchangors, Membership, MLS Home Tour & Program Speaker, Pro Standards, Scholarship, YPN and LCRC


FARAF has scholarships available for local students interested in real estate related courses! Do you have a sibling or a relative, a son or a daughter who will be taking real estate courses next semester?  If so, they may apply!


Applications are now being accepted for the 2-Year and 4-Year College Student Scholarship.


To learn more, check out the Scholarship Information Page for additional information.

Message from C.A.R. on Insurance Programs
C.A.R. OPEN ENROLLMENT runs from APRIL 1st to MAY 15th
Now is the time when members can enroll in our group insurance programs with Anthem Blue Cross and Kaiser. We offer a wide choice of plans, and broad Anthem HMO and PPO networks. If you've enrolled in an individual or Covered California plan and found out you can't see your doctor, check the C.A.R. group plans!
RealCare is the only agency that can offer you coverage through the C.A.R. group, individual or Covered California Markets. Let our experienced agents help you find a plan that works for you.

Dental and Vision Plans

Don't forget about dental and vision! RealCare also offers the C.A.R. group dental and vision plans with Ameritas and VSP. Our group plans cover more than most individual plans, with competitive pricing! Learn more

Errors and Omissions
C.A.R.'s exclusive E&O program is offered through Navigators Insurance Company.  Coverage is available for all size firms.  Easy, online binding available for real estate brokers with less than $500,000 of gross commission income in the past 36 months. Premiums start as low as $517 per year!  Learn more

Caravan Wednesday - Come by for Sandwiches! 

Caravan Wednesdays just got a little appetizing! FAR will be providing FREE caravan sandwiches for participating members!  Stop by the office from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, 2015!

Now in its third year, the Champions of Home Award was created to bring awareness to unrecognized and exceptional California REALTORS® who continuously go above and beyond in their service to clients.  We're looking for members with stories of demonstrating compassion and care, and going beyond that extra mile to help clients in difficult situations.  A Champion of Home Award recipient will be someone who inspires others by example, and is highly regarded by colleagues as well as clients.  If you're unsure whether someone you know qualifies, you can read the award criteria and the stories of past recipients to give you an idea about who we're looking for. 

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. 
This week @ FAR
FREE Classes
Orientation & Clerical User
Monday 4/20/15   

Tuesday 4/21/15
MLS Meeting
8:30 a.m.
Guest Speaker: Greg Munoz, 1-800-Got-Junk?
Wednesday 4/22/15
FAR Opens @ 9 a.m.
Appraisal Reporting
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday 4/23/15
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Friday 4/24/15
8:30 a.m.
Thursday, April 23
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

zipform Plus & Digital Ink
Tuesday, April 28
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

MLS Training
Tuesday, May 5
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Thursday, May 7
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Thursday, May 21
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Clerical User Training
Wednesday, April 29
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 

Clerical User Renewal 
Wednesday, April 29 
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
New Member
Thursday, May 21
1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.