The GRAPEVINE 1.15.16
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. 
Thursday, January 21 at the Palms (7550 N. Palm #101) from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  FREE For REALTOR® & Affiliate members! Guest: $15.  Must RSVP 559-490-6400. 

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C.A.R. E&O Program for Agents & Brokers

This option is for real estate agents and brokers (excluding property managers, business brokers and mortgage brokers) with a combined total gross commission income less than $500,000 over the last 36 months. 
RealCare Premier E&O Program for Brokers
This is our primary E&O program for real estate brokers whose gross commission income over the last 36 months exceeds $500,000, or you are in need of coverage for property management, business brokering or mortgage services.

Policy limits are available from $100,000 to $5,000,000, with deductible options starting at $1,000 up to $100,000.

6 Less-Known Ways to Trim Energy Costs
by C.A.R.

1. Consider installing a timer on the water heater. It will shut off when you're not there and prevent wasting hot water when no one is home.

2. Use cold water instead of hot water when washing clothes. Nearly 90 percent of the energy consumed by washing machines goes to heating the water, according to EPA's Energy Star program.

3. Use a slow cooker and microwave when you cook. You can reduce up to 50 percent of energy consumed in meal preparation by not using the range and oven and using a slow cooker or microwave to heat instead.

4. Keep your computer in sleep or hibernation mode when you're not using it.

5. Unplug certain electronics and appliances that use "phantom power" - they're still using up energy from the outlet even when they're not in use.

6. Keep the fridge between 36 and 38 degrees Fahrenheit and the freezer between zero and 5 degrees. Defrost any ice build-up thicker than a 0.25-inch to improve refrigerator efficiency.

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 Charles Robinson, Broker 
who passed away. 
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 at FAR
Monday 1/18/16
FAR Closed 
Martin Luther King Day

Tuesday 1/19/16
MLS Meeting 
8:30 a.m. with Guest Speaker: Justus Martin, RPR

Wednesday 1/20/16
FAR Opens 9:00 a.m.

Thursday 1/21/16
Real Estate Probate
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Friday 1/22/16
8:30 a.m.
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.

MLS Training
Tuesday, February 2 
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Tuesday, February 9
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Thusday, February 11
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.