Featured Classes and Event
- Oct. 9 | CRMLS Training CVAR East – Free!
- Oct. 10 | Guide to Commercial Real Estate
- Oct. 11 | New Member Orientation
- Oct. 13 | zipForms® Basic
- Oct. 16 | CRMLS Training CVAR West – Free!
- Oct 19 | 5th Annual Casino Night
Nov. 15 | Real Estate FORWARD
Real Estate FORWARD
Micro-Conference & EXPOCarol Quan, Special Assistant to the Assessor, is among the prominent speakers slated for the inaugural Real Estate FORWARD Micro-Conference & Expo, 8:30-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at the California Country Club, 1509 S. Workman Mill Road, Whittier. Also, hear from a Top Producers panel, and a C.A.R. representative, who will give an economic update.
Admission is FREE! Watch for more details.
Last Chance to Pay Without Penalty!
CVAR accounting will start assessing a $20 penalty on Oct. 11 for
those who have not paid the 4th Quarter MLS fee.
Third Quarter Market Reports
Governor Signs Bills to Cut Red Tape, Lower Construction Costs
See an overview of the laws Gov. Jerry Brown signed with the intent to help ease the housing affordability crisis. He says the bills will provide new funding for low-income housing development, lower the cost of construction, fast-track building, and restrict the ability of cities and counties to block new development. READ MORE
Client Tip: Make Small Space Look Larger
Professional home stagers offer tips on how to show off square footage, even when space is tight. READ MORE
5 Tips: What Sets You Apart
In today’s hyper-competitive marketplace where your service is increasingly the only thing setting you apart from the competition, author Jeff Mowatt offers 5 Strategies to help you stand out. READ MORE
Renters Rising – The number of renters has increased across all demographics; California has 6.2 million households renting. (C.A.R.)
CRMLS – Take a peek at the nationwide MLS Making the Market Work campaign.
Individual Investors – Investors who purchased single family homes increased 6% from last year to 76%. (C.A.R. Market Survey)
In Case You Missed It….
Size Matters in Trump Tax Plan
Big businesses will benefit from the tax plan announced by the Trump Administration last week. The mortgage deduction will also remain, good news for the real estate industry. But the plan designers are betting on economic expansion to cover the cost. C.A.R. President Geoff McIntosh says the plan “will eliminate the incentive for people to buy homes, shrink the middle class, and raise taxes on hundreds of thousands of California homeowners.” READ MORE
Hurdles Facing Home Flippers
As housing inventory remains low and buyers get more competitive, home flippers are employing a number of strategies to gain an edge and improve their ROI. READ MORE
iBuyer Starts Conversation
Face it, the Opendoor iBuyer model of a fast, furious and certain home sale is beginning to get market share. What does a traditional broker owner do? READ MORE
4 Cleaning Habits That Cause Damage
Some well-intentioned homeowners may actually be doing more harm than good. Realtor.com® recently featured a list of cleaning myths that could reduce the value of a home. Warn clients against these cleaning habits: READ MORE
CRMLS Changes in 2017
Changes will be made to fields in Matrix on Wednesday, Sept. 27, in an effort to keep data relevant and compliant with RESO standards. See the top changes: READ MORE .