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.
Clovis/Portales Association of Realtors
CPAR office Closure
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.
R.S.V.P. Here – Choose between 2 meat plate (Chicken, Brisket, Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, Side Salad and drink) or Potato Bar (Chicken & Brisket baked potato)
R.S.V.P. by Monday March 23rd no later than 2PM to guarantee you have a plate. Very limited extra will be on hand.
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
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!
2020 President, Clovis/Portales Board of Realtors