October CPAR Update


Good afternoon everyone, Just a few updates about exciting things going on with CPAR!
Our Diaper Drive is still going, Please drop off diapers/pull ups to the CPAR office by Friday so we can get them taken to the Harley House. This will take care of one more thing on our Core Standards. 


CPAR has gone mobile!  We signed on for a probationary text alert system to get the news out to you. All cell phone numbers we have on file were added but if we missed you or you have changed your number you can sign up by going to our website, facebook or using this link.  https://mobile-text-alerts.com/CPARNM  We hope this helps everyone stay up to date with our events. 


CASA Esperanza fund raiser is winding down.  If you still owe or would like to donate please do so by this Friday so we can get the check written and sent to them as soon as possible. 


Wednesday Meetings are somewhat going back to normal.  Starting November 3rd meetings will be at 8:30AM.  Alphabetically each office will be in charge of running the meetings starting with Berkshire.  On the 3rd Wednesday of each month we will have a lunch meeting instead and will try to have guest speaker(s) to give us community updates.  Please join us anytime you can!


Member Orientation dates have been set, they are on the CPAR calendar.
Tuesday October 21st 10AMSaturday November  20th 10amTuesday December 7th 5:30PMPlease keep in mind all Members are supposed to have this class when joining CPAR.  If you have not taken it already, please plan on one of these dates.  In accordance with Article 4 of our bylaws: Failure to satisfy this requirement within 90 days of the date of application (or, alternatively, the date that provisional membership was granted), will result in denial of the membership application or termination of provisional Membership.


Thank you and congratulations to the following Realtors:

Melissa Widner—Living In NM

Jennifer Atchey – Living In NM
Jessica Paz-Lombardi – EXP Realty
Meghan Foote – Re-Max

Melissa Widner—Living In NM


Sign up for the 2022 committees are going on now.  Please contact myself or Kathy Segura and let us know which committee (s) you would like to serve on in 2022.  We would like to see everyone involved in making CPAR the best it can be!


Please check out this video from NAR. https://www.nar.realtor/videos/bias-override-overcoming-barriers-to-fair-housing%23rtrn2021


Don’t forget local elections are upon us! Early voting is upon us.  Check here for polling locations and times. https://www.currycounty.org/elected-officials/clerk-s-office/bureau-of-elections


This section will be available on all ballots.  City Mayor Mike Morris visited with us during our Quarterly meeting about the LEDA funds.  CLOVIS, N.M. (KAMR/KCIT) – Announced today, on Thursday Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed Senate Bill 49, an amendment to the Local Economic Development Act (LEDA) that “will allow

municipalities to utilize LEDA funds to incentivize retail. Mayor Michael Morris spearheaded this effort during New Mexico’s recent legislative session, and the bill was carried in the legislature by Senator Pat Woods (R), Senator Ron Griggs (R), Senator Liz Stephanics (D), Representative Kelly Fajardo (R) and Representative Randy Crowder (R).”

“Senate Bill 49 is vital to our area to support local retail in Clovis and prevent buyer leakage into
Texas,” remarked Mayor Morris. “I would like to thank Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and
our local delegation, including Senator Woods and Representative Crowder, for their support in
this effort. By incentivizing new retail and the expansion of existing retail under LEDA, we will
be able to expand Clovis’ economy and encourage the community to shop Clovis first.”
Melinda Proffitt, AEClovis/Portales Association of Realtors
2400 M Prince StClovis, NM  88101575-762-4608Office Hours:Monday 8am – 5pmWednesday 8am – 5pmFriday 8am – 5pm

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:


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


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

Office Closure

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.

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