Featured Classes and Events
Sign up below for the free YPN Forum coming Wednesday, March 7, at 9 a.m.
- March 5 | CRMLS Training – Free
- March 6 | The Digital You: Leveraging Realtor.com to Benefit Your Business – Free
- March 7 | YPN Forum – Sarah Trent Miranda of CRMLS – Free!
- March 8 | Loan Boot Camp for REALTORS®
- March 8 | Contract College – Session 5
- March 12 | License Renewal Crash Course
- March 13 | Guide to Find/List/Sell Commercial Property
- March 29 | Real Estate REvive Conference & Expo
Watch for more details on the March 29 Real Estate REvive Conference & Expo, including the announcement of our fabulous TV celebrity speaker! Click below to hear what tech expert Doug Devitre has in store for REvive:
Product of the Month – March
Here’s your last chance to get a 2018 BOSS planner for 10% off
at any of the three CVAR stores!
Take a Selfie and WIN!
Take a selfie with the Real Estate REvive sign outside one of CVAR’s locations and post it on Facebook or Twitter with the #REvive2018 hashtag.
You will be entered to win a FREE Ticket to REvive! New winners each week, so keep those selfies coming!
Client Tip: Avoid Moving Scams
The American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA) says thousands of consumers fall victim each year to moving scammers. Some pose as employees of a legitimate company, or are with an actual business that loads your belongings on a truck, only to demand more money to deliver them. READ MORE
Why the Property Tax Surge?
Homeowners may question why their property taxes keep going up. These taxes fund schools, libraries, police and fire departments, roads and parks. But several factors could cause property taxes to go up; home renovations and revaluations are the two most common. READ MORE
Related: Warn Clients About
Supplemental Tax Bills
Rates Increase – 30-year fixed mortgage rates increased for the 8th consecutive week, to 4.43% for the week ending March 1. The 15-year averaged 3.90%. A year ago, the rates were 4.40 and 3.32, respectively. (Freddie Mac)
West Stands Alone – While the West experienced a 1% increase in residential home sales, the Northeast experienced a huge dip (-33.3%), followed by the Midwest (-15.4%), and South (-14.2%). (US Census, HUD).
Quicken No. 1 – Quicken Loans surpassed Wells Fargo as the No. 1 mortgage lender in the country, with $25.1 billion in originations compared to Wells Fargo’s $22.9 billion. (Realtormag).
CRMLS will begin to cover the Victor Valley, Lake Arrowhead, and Big Bear regions starting May 1, 2018. Any CRMLS participant with an active listing in one of these service areas will be required to enter that listing into CRMLS or have the Seller complete a Seller Exclusion Form.
Over 30% of the listings in these new service areas are already in the CRMLS database. Most brokers and agents working in these areas already use CRMLS to market their listings to the more than 86,000 CRMLS agents across the region. With this service area addition, only the handful of CRMLS participants that have not already uploaded their listings into CRMLS from one of these areas will need to do so.
On Tuesday, March 6, CRMLS will discontinue CMAzing, Neighborhood Envoy and Design Center.
CRMLS recommends the following alternatives:
Cloud CMA, Matrix CMA, or RPR
Neighborhood Envoy Alternatives
Cloud CMA, ListReports, or Realist Tax
Design Center Alternatives
MLS-Touch Series: Quick Tip #5
See how easy it is to post your listing to Facebook from your MLS-Touch phone app, a free CVAR member benefit, by clicking the video!
For 8 Quick Tips from MLS-Touch Click Here!
In Case You Missed It….
A Freehand Map Drawing tool, Continue Editing button and INRIX DriveTime Searching are a few of the new features added to Matrix. To see the full list of new features: READ MORE
Can Your Clients Afford to Buy?
The percentage of home buyers who could afford to purchase a median-priced existing single-family home in California edged up in the 4th Quarter of 2017. What does it take to buy a home in California?