Featured Classes and Events
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- Sept. 13 | Mortgage Loan Originator License Renewal
- Sept. 15 | CVAR Caravan West – Agent Safety – Free – RSVP
- Sept. 15 | Cloud Stream Training – Free – CVAR East
- Sept. 16 | Broker/Salesperson Exam Cram
- Sept. 17 | Home Buyers Fair
- Sept. 23 | REALTOR® Safety Practices – Free! w/ Live Stream to CVAR East and West
End of Summer Bash
All friends, members and supporters of Citrus Valley Association of REALTORS® are invited to join our fabulous End of Summer Bash! The $10 admission includes beverage and delicious food catered by Claro’s Italian Markets (lasagna, baked ziti, sausage and meatballs, and eggplant sandwiches). Food sponsor is CRMLS, Lounge sponsor is Chase Bank, table sponsors include Dream Trips, Everest Escrow, Kinecta Federal Credit Union, SCE Federal Credit Union, Cutco Closing Gifts, Residential Bancorp, and Investnotic, SWBC Mortgage, Wells Fargo Home Loans, and Colonial Mortgage. Click here for tickets, or click the flyer. For sponsor participation contact Joey at email@example.com.
Is Your Summer Vacation Deductible?
Many real estate professionals attend classes, trade shows, conferences and coaching, so when business learning takes you on the road, there’s no reason not to tack on a few days or bring family. But before you commit to a dual-purpose trip, consider what’s tax deductible. These three tips will help. READ MORE
Help Clients Be More Home Savvy
A new survey from Esurance shows that many home owners aren’t nearly as savvy as they should be when it comes to home maintenance issues. Helping your clients see beyond the surface will not only help them find a home they won’t regret purchasing, it will also establish a valuable level of trust between you that they won’t soon forget.
Discounted LA County Fair tickets are available to Citrus Valley Association members at all 3 CVAR locations: 504 E. Rte 66, Glendora; CVAR West, 1170 Durfee Ave., Ste. A, South El Monte; and CVAR East, 8229 Rochester Ave., Ste. 120, Rancho Cucamonga. Cost: $13 for ages 13 and up, and $7 for ages 6-12.
Join Us! Free for REALTOR® Safety Month!
In Case You Missed It…
How to Use Snapchat for Your Business
Snapchat users are part of the next big wave of home buyers, and real estate professionals would be wise to get comfortable engaging with prospects on this channel. One associate broker in Rochester, N.Y., has used Snapchat to stay in touch with her sphere. “Two or three people have messaged me to buy a house just from connecting with them on Snapchat. All of a sudden, I started getting leads.”
It takes almost 50 days to complete the loan process, but in a digital world where we can order something on Amazon and get it the next day, 50 days seems like an eternity. With technology, we’re able to move away from lenders painfully extracting documentation, and instead empower prospective borrowers to “self-serve,” while providing comfort knowing expert help is only a click away.
More home buyers are turning to gray as an interior paint color. Share with your clients this article on continuing “gray is the new beige” trend by offering various grays as finishing options — you’ll increase buyer satisfaction and add value to your homes.
September is REALTOR® Safety Month, and CVAR is sharing information that can help members stay safe on the job (watch the NAR video below).
We’re also offering 10% off all safety items at all three of our CVAR stores (see banner above), and hosted a contest to promote awareness for REALTOR® safety practices.
REALTOR® Safety Month
Common Practices That Put You in Danger
- Taking clients into rooms with one exit. Attics, basements, and interior bathrooms typically have a single doorway to enter and exit and no windows to safely crawl through, so you can easily be trapped. During showings, encourage clients to explore these rooms on their own while you attend to other details or wait in the hall.
- Parking in the driveway. Other cars can block you in, which will make it difficult to escape … READ MORE
Many firefighters and scientists are saying that fires in the West will likely be bigger and hotter in the future, thanks to climate change. It’s easy to feel helpless in the face of threats like that, but Don Ross of the Crescenta Valley Fire Safe Council says even the most at-risk homes can put up a fight against fire. It’s important to have what’s called “defensible space” around a home. READ MORE
Client Tips: Make Your Home Appeal to Young Buyers
If you’re considering putting your home on the market, you may want to think about doing some renovation work so that your home has greater appeal to younger home buyers. That way, you may be able to sell your home more quickly and at the price that you want. There are many ways to increase your home’s value if you know what to look for.
Lobbying behind the scenes against laws that hurt the real estate industry and make home ownership less affordable for your clients are the REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC) and REALTOR® Action Fund (RAF).
Citrus Valley Association of REALTORS® is encouraging members to find out more about the fight against upcoming legislation that could devastate the California real estate industry. Come into any of our three offices to find out how REALTOR® members can get a FREE CVAR tool kit, the deadline has been extended! READ MORE
CVAR West – Now Open Saturdays!
CVAR members now have two offices to choose from for their real estate needs on Saturdays. CVAR West, at 1170 Durfee Ave., Ste. A, in South El Monte, will be open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. each Saturday.
Previously, CVAR East, at 8229 Rochester Ave., Ste. 120, Rancho Cucamonga, had been the only place to shop at a REALTOR® store or get membership needs addressed on the weekend.
CVAR Headquarters, 540 E. Route 66, in Glendora will retain its Monday-Friday schedule.