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Real Estate: Shamshoian appointed 2013 FAR president

(Fresno Association of Realtor’s 2013 president John Shamshoian. Photo provided by FAR.)

The Fresno Association of Realtors has announced its new officers for 2013.

John Shamshoian, owner of Realty Concepts, a Fresno residential real estate company, will be the trade association’s new president in January. He takes over for Dan Hawkins, a broker and associate, also at Realty Concepts.

It’s hard to believe this is Shamshoian’s first time sitting in the hot seat. He has 34 years of real estate experience and has served two different times as a director for the association.

“I’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly,” Shamshoian said.

His first goal next year is to improve the relationships between real estate agents and strengthen the association.

“We’re going to do various functions through the year to bring Realtors together and hopefully by doing that it’s going to improve they way we communicate better.”

And what does Shamshoian think the housing market will look like next year?

Mortgage interest rates are still low and while home prices have increased in the last year, they are still lower than the peak of the market in 2006, he said.

“Big times are right in front of us,” Shamshoian said.

Other officers include: Liz Kuchinski, president-elect; Joan Jolly, treasurer; and directors, John Carey Jr., Sandy Darling, Susan Davis, Lynn Heintz, Kristy Mastro, Colleen Wiginton, Jared Martin, Jim Whitlach and Dan Hawkins.

The 2013 Fresno Multiple Listing Service chairman is Bob Wiginton; Ron Shapazian, chair-elect; and committee members, Jonna Aluisi, Javier Cavazos, Annie Foreman, Anthony Gamber, Lydia Graham, Julie Salinas, Joe Sciarrone and 2012 chairman, Patrick Prince.

The association will welcome the new officers during an installation dinner Friday at Pardini’s Catering & Banquets.

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