The GRAPEVINE 1.8.16
Real Estate & Probate with Attorney Paul Franco
Thursday, January 21 at the FAR Office from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Deposit of $10. Call FAR today! 559-490-6400. 
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Broker Compliance: Attention REALTOR® Brokers
REALTOR® Dues Billing is approaching and now is the time to check your office roster and be sure all licensees have completed the membership process. REALTOR® Brokers with Non-member licensees will be billed non-member fees of $414. These are NOT dues and the licensee is NOT a member. This only meets the minimum membership requirements for C.A.R. & NAR. Non-member fees are to be paid annually just like REALTOR® dues. When a licensee or agent leaves your firm be sure to make the necessary changes with the BRE and show these agents NBA. Failure to complete this could result in Broker Compliance/C.A.R. issue for your firm. Furthermore, REALTOR® Brokers who are billed for nonmember licensees will be unable to pay their dues unless all non-members fees are paid. Options are available! Contact Kathy today, 559-490-6400.
Honorary Member-for-Life Application
Have you been a REALTOR® member for a minimum of 25 years? Are you 75 years of age or older? If you said yes to both of these questions you meet the requirements for C.A.R. Honorary Member-for-Life. 

Deadline is right around the corner, get your application to Mary Van Ness today!
Why Your E-mails Really go Unanswered by NAR
  • Responses usually come within an hour: Due to mobile devices, about 50 percent of e-mail replies were sent in less than 60 minutes, the study found.
  • Your e-mail isn't likely to get a response after 48 hours: Researchers also found that if your e-mail hasn't been responded to, you're unlikely to get a response after 48 hours. If the recipient is going to reply, they will likely do so within a day or two of receiving your e-mail.
  • Millennials respond among the fastest: Those between the ages of 20 and 35 have an average response time of 16 minutes (the second fastest behind teenagers, who respond within 13 minutes or less, on average). Response times tend to rise to 24 minutes for those between the ages of 35 to 50 and individuals over the age of 50 take an average of 47 minutes to reply. However, older adults were found to write longer messages compared to younger individuals, according to the study. 
  • Women take longer: Women tend to take longer to craft a response - about four minutes longer - than men.
2016 REALTOR® & Affiliate 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, 2016, deadline is February 15, 2016. To remit payment, please contact FAR at 559-490-6400.
To friends and family of Sandy Walish, Quality First Real Estate, 
who recently passed away. 

To friends and family of Harold Penner, Guarantee Real Estate, 
who recently passed away.
This Week at FAR
Monday 1/11/16

Tuesday 1/12/16
MLS Meeting 
8:30 a.m. with Guest Speaker: Matt Grundy, Habitat for Humanity

RPR with Justus Martin
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Wednesday 1/13/16
FAR Opens 9:00 a.m.

Thursday 1/14/16
FAR Member Websites
2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

New Member 
8:30 a.m.

Friday 1/15/16
FAR Installation Dinner
@ Pardini's Banquets & Catering 
zipForm Plus & Digital Ink
Tuesday, January 26
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Clerical User Training
Wednesday, January 27
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Clerical User Renewal
Wednesday, January 27
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.