Featured Classes and Events
July 9 | FREE CRMLS Training – CVAR East
July 12 | Mike Ferry on Mindset
July 13 | HUD Contracts, Digital Signatures
July 16 | CRMLS Free Training – CVAR West
July 17 | Brokers/Salesperson License Cram Course
Product of the Month
Q3 MLS fee is now past due.
Pay by July 10 to avoid late fees
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BRE Is Now DRE
As of July 1 the California Bureau of Real Estate became the California Department of Real Estate. Senate Bill 173, which Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed on Oct. 15, 2017, reestablished the department after five years as a bureau under DCA. All telephone, email and website contacts will remain the same. Licensees can use the department’s eLicensing system to reprint license certificates reflecting the change to a department, but will not receive new pocket cards unless their license is being renewed. To read the full press release click here.
2nd Quarter Market At a Glance
2nd Quarter market data is available at
CVAR Market At A Glance.
See the latest information for three counties:
Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino
Cities Report – June 2018
CVAR Government Affairs Director Bill Ruh reports on the latest issues coming from local city governments, including West Covina’s $7.2 million deficit, property development in La Puente and more. READ MORE
Time to Sell Your Brokerage?
Many factors may cause many broker/owners to lament their lack of inventory, their relevance in the market, and their ability to stay current with technology. We review the top 10 reasons to sell your company. READ MORE
Client Tip: 5 Questions a Buyer Must Ask
To keep yourself from making an emotional decision you may regret, take the time to answer these easy questions before you make your move. READ MORE
Replacements for Facebook’s ‘Likely to Move’ Ads
In the fallout of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal—in which Facebook was accused of using third-party data for political leverage and other purposes—the social network has decided to sunset “likely to move” ads and other partner categories. READ MORE
Six-Figure Blues – New income estimates presented an unsurprising perspective on the cost of living in San Francisco, as many SF households bringing in more than $100,000 annually now qualify as “low income” with the federal government. (HUD)
Mortgage Applications Fall – Despite a significant drop in mortgage interest rates, total mortgage application volume decreased 0.5 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis compared with the previous week, and is 13.5 percent lower than the same week one year ago. (CNBC)
In Case You Missed It….
National Ethics Day Sets REALTORS® Apart
On June 27 more than 200 REALTOR® members of the Citrus Valley Association of REALTORS® (CVAR) joined thousands of colleagues around the country for National Ethics Day. READ MORE
Lessons From a Bad FSBO Purchase
You and your agents may sometimes find it challenging to communicate the value of working with a REALTOR® to potential clients. There’s a good chance your agents will encounter a seller lead who decides to go the “for sale by owner” (FSBO) route ostensibly to save money. READ MORE