Featured Classes and Events
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- Oct. 17 | CRMLS Training – CVAR West
- Oct. 19 | Free Cloud Stream Training
- Oct. 19 | 10 Wealth Eroders – CVAR East
- Oct. 19 | First-Time Buyers Lunch & Learn
- Oct. 20 | Intro to zipForms – CVAR West Caravan – Free
- Oct. 25 | Where’d That Wire Go? Protect Clients From Fraud – Free
We are currently accepting applications for:
- REALTOR® of the Year – A member of our association who has provided outstanding service to the real estate profession and the community through their membership.
- Honorary Member for Life – Nominees have given exemplary service to uphold the reputation of the Citrus Valley Association of REALTORS® and meet eligibility requirements.
- Affiliate of the Year – An affiliate member of our association who has provided outstanding service to the real estate profession and to the community through their CVAR membership.
- Community Service Award – REALTOR® who has made an extraordinary impact on the community, or on the national or world stage, through volunteer work.
Awards will be presented at the Board of Directors Installation Breakfast on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Glendora Country Club. Applications must be submitted by Nov. 7, 2016.
Early Voting; Tips for SoCal Voters
More than 36,000 REALTOR® members in California are not registered to vote. With the upcoming presidential election on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, you can register to vote through Oct. 24. If you’ve moved or need to vote by mail, you can easily register online. REGISTER HERE
The last day to submit an application for a Vote By Mail Ballot is Nov. 1, 2016. All registered voters in California can vote early. CVAR has voter registration material and Voter Bill of Rights available at all three CVAR locations.
Last Chance to Join CVAR Committee
Take an active role in the association, and elevate your standing in the industry!
Submit an application by Oct. 21 for a committee, which include Budget and Finance; Young Professionals; Grievance; Pro Standards, Membership Value, Government Relations and RAF (political action). Click for a Committee application.
Safety Month Winners!
CVAR members submitted their own safety stories to help bring awareness to REALTOR® Safety Month in September. As we were reminded by the recent stabbing of a REALTOR® in Nevada, agents must be aware of their surroundings and take precautions–such as never meeting clients alone. The top three submissions will receive gift cards. The first-place winner is Maricela Lugo of The Associates Realty Group; second place is a tie: Eddie Perez, Keller Williams Covina, and Martha Mayorga, Coldwell Banker Town & Country. Click here to read their stories.
Rental Market Cooling–But Not in Riverside
In the third quarter, apartment rents in some of the most expensive markets in the U.S. showed a decline, a notable turn from the six-year boom streak occurring in the rental market. However, more affordable cities, such as Riverside, are seeing some of the strongest rent growth. READ MORE
Client Tip: Save Buyers Money
New buyers may be too quick to purchase certain conveniences or frivolous items, but agents can teach them where to cut gratuitous spending on their home by helping them set priorities. Here are five cost-saving tips to pass along to your clients. READ MORE
2017 Economic Forecast with Chief Economists
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Fun Night at CVAR
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In Case You Missed It….
It’s hard for home sellers to not get their hopes up when a buyer’s gushing over their home—only to be disappointed when the buyer disappears without a peep. So what are some signs a buyer isn’t serious about your home? READ MORE
Client Tip: Disclosure Advice
If your client recently decided to put their home on the market, they might feel hesitant to reveal problems (minor though they might be) which could discourage potential buyers. But not revealing them could get a seller in a world of legal trouble. READ MORE
Divorce Jeopardizing Retirement
Americans 50 and older are getting divorced at a higher rate than younger people—and much more frequently than in prior decades. Those who quit their marriage late in life sacrifice retirement security. READ MORE
Affordability Crunch Stifles Home Sales
C.A.R. reports that affordability and lack of homes for sale are stifling the housing market. “We are seeing the market tempering, which is being driven by reduced affordability and not enough homes for sale on the market, particularly in the San Francisco Bay regions, where runaway home prices have constrained home sales,” said C.A.R. President Pat “Ziggy” Zicarelli. READ MORE
Psst! This Way to a Politician’s Ear!
Politicians are more likely to vote for pro-real estate issue when we speak directly to them! Come into any of our three offices to find out how REALTOR® members can make a difference, and get a FREE CVAR tool kit (pictured)! We must support our NAR and CAR lobbyists fighting against laws that hurt the real estate industry and make home ownership less affordable for your clients! Or go directly to the REALTOR® Action Fund (RAF) page today!