Featured Classes and Events
- May 23 | 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges – Find, Create Investor Clients
- May 25 | Property Management for REALTORS®
- May 26 | 10 Wealth Eroders – What’s Eating Up Your Profits?
- May 27 | Let Clients Know What to Expect From Home Inspections
- June 2 | Free Fridays during Member Appreciation Month kicks off with zipForms.
New Member Benefit Coming June 1!
We are rolling out a free new member benefit on June 1, a valuable time-saving tool, exclusive to CVAR members, just for you in honor of Member Appreciation Month! Watch for details in this newsletter, and on Citrus Valley Association of REALTORS® social media.
Also during the month of June, we have other fabulous giveaways and activities planned for our CVAR members at all three CVAR locations, including Free Fridays, Go West Thursdays (only at CVAR West), free lunches, free giveaways and complimentary daily refreshments. These special offerings at our CVAR offices in Glendora, South El Monte and Rancho Cucamonga are a “thank you” to our members! CLICK HERE for details!
The CVAR Election BBQ and the Summer Kickoff Block Party are also during the month of June. See details of these events in this newsletter or by clicking the links.
CLICK the CVAR calendar to RSVP for all classes and events, or for location details.
Thank you for being a member of Citrus Valley Association of REALTORS®!
“Consumers do discriminate. They want to work with people they feel comfortable with,” said a speaker at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. Brokers learned about emerging market opportunities and the importance of showing cultural sensitivity in their work with clients. Expo panelists offered insights about growing opportunities with Asian, Hispanic, and LGBT home buyers. READ MORE
For a brief overview of the candidates running for the Citrus Valley Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors in Election 2017 CLICK HERE.
A Meet the Candidates Forum takes place on June 10, 2016 and includes a free BBQ for REALTOR® voters. Live streams of the forum can be seen at CVAR West and East (includes lunch)!
CLICK HERE to sign up for the FREE June 10 Election BBQ at headquarters in Glendora.
CLICK HERE to register for the FREE June 10 CVAR West live stream & lunch, 1170 Durfee Ave., South El Monte.
CLICK HERE to register for the FREE June 10 CVAR East live stream & lunch, 8229 Rochester Ave., Ste. 120, Rancho Cucamonga.
The food is free in all locations for member voters! Keep watch on CVAR Connect and the Citrus Valley Association of REALTORS® Facebook page for more details!
Summer Kickoff Block Party: 4 Homes, 4 Times the Fun on June 16!
The 8th Annual Summer Kickoff becomes a block party this year, moving from one home to four neighboring properties, at the exclusive La Colina Estates in Glendora! REGISTER HERE
The $20 admission includes two drink tickets, food stations at all four homes, along with great networking opportunities in a fabulous block-party setting. Each home will host a different culinary theme: South of the Border, Western BBQ, Taste of Italy, and Asian Fusion.
House sponsorships are sold out at all four homes (each one a gorgeous, million-dollar-plus home with a different floor plan). Last year we had a “full house,” so sign up today! READ MORE
Kitchen remodels can cost your clients upwards to $20,000 or more. But there are a few simple and inexpensive tweaks that can give a dated kitchen a more modern edge. READ MORE … and share with your clients!
2017 C.A.R. Director Application
Do you like to be in charge? Do you want your ideas to be heard? If you would like to be considered as a director of the California Association of REALTORS® representing Citrus Valley Association of REALTORS®, please complete the CAR Director Application. Qualifications for this position can be found on the application. CVAR will accept completed applications through June 17.
And Don’t Forget….
CVAR Joins the Party – You Can Too!
“California REALTORS® cannot afford to ignore what occurs in the halls of government because Real Estate is one of the most regulated industries at the local, state and federal level,” according to C.A.R.
A few weeks ago a group of CVAR members, who are RAF donors, took an expense-paid trip to Sacramento to meet our representatives. They showed support for issues that help our clients and keep the real estate industry strong (click the video to find REALTORS® you know participating in the REALTOR® Party!).
CLICK HERE to read more, or go to cvarraf.net to join the party!
Honorary Member for Life – No C.A.R. Dues!
If you’re age 75 and have been a member of C.A.R. for at least 25 years, you may be designated Honorary Member-for-Life by the California Association of REALTORS®.
The deadline is Sept. 2, 2016 to submit an application. The application must be submitted to C.A.R. by your local association (not by you), so e-mail the completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Honorary Member-for-Life shall be entitled to all rights and privileges of State Association membership accorded to all members. In order to retain REALTOR® status; however, Honorary-Members-For-Life must maintain their Local and National Association memberships.
Are Background Checks Illegal?
During “Fair Housing Month” in April, the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a guidance that has landlords and property managers aflutter about whether they’re breaking the law if they reject a potential tenant based on a background check. The reason for the new interpretation of this section of the federal Fair Housing Act? Blame the Internet. Whether a person is ultimately convicted or not, the arrest information is easily obtainable on the Internet, and included in background checks used to choose tenants for housing and apartment rentals.
CVAR in Sacramento!
A group of CVAR members got the rare opportunity to attend Legislative Day in Sacramento, meet legislators at the Capitol–and to see just how much of an impact individual REALTORS® can have on policymakers!
CVAR REALTORS® making their first trip to Legislative Day were Nicole Jones of HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty in Upland; Kevin Lee of Coldwell Banker Millennium in Glendora; Brittany Susca and Terry Susca of Realty World All Stars in Rancho Cucamonga; Frank Martinez of Century 21 Primetime REALTORS® in Montclair; Gabriel Favela of Berkshire Hathaway in Covina, and Olivia Tamba, of Century 21 Beachside in Upland.
For more of our adventures in Sacramento CLICK HERE!