Cancelled Class and Office Operations

Social Media Class Cancelled

Unfortunately Clinton has decided to cancel the in-person class we’d scheduled for April 17th. As much as he would like to he will not be able to travel or teach an in person class until this coronavirus blows over.

However, he has dropped the price of his online social media course (the same one taught in person) and combined it with the other courses he teaches – we are invited to take all 4 classes from his online school – which gives 13 hours of CE’s – for only $49.99. And he has made the subscription term 1 year, so you don’t have to take them right away.

The online school and the courses have all been approved and are licensed by the NM REC and count toward NM CEU requirements.

If you are interested sign up here:

https://nmrealestatetrainingonline.com/new-classes/social-media-for-sales-success/guruprograms/2-training/2-social-media-for-sales-success

CPAR Daily Operations

If you have any business that would normally be done at the CPAR office I am still available over the phone.  As of Thursday, classes being held by Mr Treece are still on the books. You can sign up by going to our website here.

If you have new members joining your office, transferring in or out of you office or if you just have general questions I can be reached by calling the CPAR office.  All calls are being routed to my cell phone at this time.

Lockboxes:  If someone in your office has a lockbox they do not currently have on a property and you need it, 1st check with them, they may have it for a listing coming up, if not you can call me and let me know the lockbox number.  That is a transfer we can do without any special trips.  If you don’t have access to a box, please call Kathy Segura in Clovis or Wanda Graham in Portales and both will be happy to help you.

CPAR office closure

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Dear Realtor friends,

As you know the last few weeks have been very trying to say the least.  We are in unchartered territory and trying to make decisions that assures the safety and health of our members and public have been our utmost concern.

Melinda informed this morning that her son stayed with a friend out on base and he is now under a 14 day quarantine.  Because of this, I have asked her to work from home for the next two weeks.  If you need a lock box our president elect, Kathy Segura will meet you at the board office.  Her number is 575-749-1881.    You can also get lockboxes from Kiva in Portales by calling Wanda  at 575-760-0155.  Also, please don’t hesitate to call Melinda, CPAR number is forwarded to her cell phone, as she’s working from home or myself 693-6745 if you need anything.  I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.  We are all in this together and we will get through this together. To be on the safest side we are also having the office cleaned and sanitized during this time.

I still believe it is a great time to buy a house!  Interest rates are at historic lows and real estate is still a very sound investment.  Plus, during times like this, our homes are our security.  We can be the leaders that our buyers, sellers, and the entire community needs right now.  Let’s be there for each other by keeping a positive attitude, praying,  and lifting each other up!  We can do this!  Thanks for your patience and support.  I will keep you up on any further changes.  Everyone have a great day and please support our local businesses.

Gayla Brumfield
President 2020
Clovis/Portales Association of Realtors
575-693-6745

Office Closure

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The health and safety of our members, their families and our communities is of the highest importance. Gayla along with input from our Board of Directors  have determined that it is the best interest of all to cancel tour for the next two weeks and to postpone our quarterly meeting that was scheduled for March 25th.  It has truly been a difficult decision.  For the sake of our communities, our members and the unknown and known dangers of the spread of this virus, cancellation of the event and avoidance of large gatherings is our civic duty and the right thing to do.

CPAR office will continue to stay open on regularly scheduled days and times during the next few weeks.

So until we can meet again, please stay sanitized, stay healthy, and offer care and support to those in your community who need help. We are REALTOR family.   If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to myself or Gayla Brumfield.

Local Elections

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The next Municipal Election will be held March 3, 2020.

Where are the polling places for this election on Election Day (Tuesday, March 3, 2020)?
A: The City has implemented Voter Convenience Centers. The Election Resolution approved five (5) polling places conveniently located around the City. A registered voter within the City limits will be allowed to vote at any of the centers on Election Day.

The locations the City will be using for this election are:
1. Colonial Golf Course, 1300 Colonial Parkway
2. Roy Walker Community Center, 316 W 2nd Street
3. Trinity United Methodist Church, 1320 W 21st Street
4. Clovis Fire Station #5, 220 E Brady Street
5. Clovis Aquatic Center (Exercise Room), 1700 E. 7th Street

Absentee: Municipal Clerk’s Office, 321 N. Connelly Street
Alternate Absentee: Police Substation at the North Plains Mall.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail is tomorrow 2/27/2020.  http://lil.ms/3mql/61wgw7

More information can be found at http://www.cityofclovis.org/write/elections/#page-content

CPAR / RPAC Mayoral event 2/7/20 @ 10am

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The Clovis/Portales Board of Realtors will be having a forum for the mayoral candidates on Friday, Feb 7th at 10 a.m.  The Realtors have always taken a tremendous interest in our community and especially this year with electing a new mayor.

The Realtors Political Action Committee will be sponsoring this forum.  RPAC has funds that we can use locally for this race.  We will donate to the candidate who we believe represents our best interests for Clovis.  RPAC is one of the most effective PAC’S in the  country.  The National Association of Realtors, New Mexico Assoc of Realtors, and the Clovis/Portales Board of Realtors are very diligent in selecting who to support for elective offices.  We don’t look at if they are Republicans or Democrats.  We are for who supports Realtor issues-Private property rights, real estate tax benefits, and economic development opportunities.  The local Realtors were very  proactive in supporting the racino. This issue is an example of economic opportunities we support.

This forum will have brief opening statement,  question and answers, and brief closing statement.  The real estate industry  is a very important part of the economic driver in our area. We are very dedicated in moving our community forward and this is a great opportunity to support a mayor who supports economic growth in our area.  Please let us  know if you can attend or not.

Thanks so much and good luck to you all!

Gayla Brumfield

2020 President, Clovis/Portales Board of Realtors