Featured Classes and Events
- June | CVAR Member Appreciation Month!
- June 7 | Shred Day – Bring Old Documents – Free!
- June 8 | WomanUp! Conference – Pasadena (see below)
- June 9 | Free Friday – Election BBQ & Meet the Candidates! (Glendora)
- June 9 | Live Stream & Lunch at East (Rancho Cucamonga)
- June 9 | Live Stream & Lunch at West (So. El Monte)
- June 22 | Summer Kickoff Block Party! (See video)
Election BBQ – Meet the Candidates
Polls are open today, June 5, at 9 a.m., through June 14 at 4 p.m. for members of Citrus Valley Association of REALTORS® to vote on three open seats for the Board of Directors and the position of president-elect (click video for candidates). REALTOR® members are invited to the Meet the Candidates Forum on Friday, June 9, 2017, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at CVAR headquarters, 504 E. Route 66, Glendora. The facilitator will be Director of Member of Services Barbara Goldberg.
The forum gives candidates an opportunity to address a wide range of issues that affect our Association, while giving CVAR members a platform to vet the candidates.
The forum will be followed by the annual BBQ luncheon at noon in the courtyard. There is no charge to voting REALTOR® members. VOTE HERE
Member Appreciation Month
Throughout the month of June, we have fabulous giveaways and activities for our CVAR members at all three CVAR offices. Free Fridays continue each week (CLICK HERE for schedule) with free lunches; we also have free giveaways, special offers and complimentary refreshments at our offices in Glendora, South El Monte and Rancho Cucamonga, as a big “thank you” to our members!
Four items discounted in June at all three CVAR locations!
Week 2 – Corrugated Signs (June 12-18)
Week 4 – Plastic Riders (June 26-June 30)
MLS 3rd Quarter Fees Sent
Third quarter MLS fees have been sent by the CVAR accounting department. The $98 fee is due June 30, 2017.
CalBRE Alerts Licensed Agents
CalBRE has issued a second Licensee Alert about its continuing concerns with salespersons who use names that may mislead consumers into believing that the salesperson is a broker or has an “independent” real estate business. READ MORE
LA, OC Fees Second in Nation
U.S. homeowners spend $15,190 on average in extra or hidden costs associated with selling their home, according to a new analysis from Zillow® and Thumbtack. In Los Angeles and Orange counties, however, the average is $40,808. Riverside County is about half that.
Congress Threatening Incentives
If a tax on homeownership passes, America’s households will lose out on hundreds of thousands of dollars of net-worth, neighborhoods will be weakened, and we will continue to see the middle class decline, says Jared Martin, 2018 C.A.R. president-elect. READ MORE
Zillow Testing ‘Instant Offer’
Zillow Group is testing a new service called “Zillow Instant Offers,” allowing sellers to receive bids on their properties within 24 hours, with potential to close in as little as a week. Zillow acts as a middleman, creating a marketplace where investors can compete for sellers, providing homeowners up to five offers within 24 hours, along with a CMA from a local real estate agent. “In addition to investors being required to use an agent, should a homeowner select an investor’s offer, Zillow will also offer to connect them with a local agent to represent them throughout the transaction,” according to a Zillow press release announcing the test. READ MORE
May Cities Report – The latest happenings in CVAR-area city governments from CVAR Government Affairs Director Bill Ruh.
Grant Program – REALTORS® can complete a Housing Affordability Fund application and certification form on behalf of their client. Available in zipForm® under HAF Library.
C.A.R. Expo – Online registration is open for the Oct. 10-12 California REALTOR® Expo at the San Diego Convention Center.
Thursday, June 8, 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
The Westin, 191 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA
A full day devoted to giving powerful women bold tools to take their careers to the next level, hosted by C.A.R. Featuring C.A.R.’s Chief Economist Leslie Appleton-Young, CEO Joel Singer, and President Geoff McIntosh, among an impressive slate of speakers.
View agenda and learn more about speakers.
In Case You Missed It….
FHA Pros! – New Member Benefit
We are launching the FHA Pros app in honor of Member Appreciation Month! Be among the first agents to have the free new member benefit available only to CVAR members starting June 1.
The FHAPros real time FHA condominium data for statewide approved condominiums, provides an automated process that will remove an agent’s need to visit the Hud.gov website to determine if the listings they are loading or searching for is on the approved roster.
In Case You Missed It….
Lender Legal: CFPB Lawsuit
New Home Size Continues Down Trend
New Data Share:
CRMLS & San Diego’s Sandicor
‘Vintage Flip’ has kicked off its 2nd season on HGTV featuring CVAR member Jessie Rodriguez & his wife Tina! Congratulations to the whole “Vintage Flip” team!