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- Sept. 19 | CRMLS Training – CVAR West – Free
- Sept. 21 | How To’s of HUD Contract – Free Lunch & Learn
- Sept. 22 | Low-Cost Marketing Ideas – Lunch & Learn
- Sept. 22 | End of Summer Bash! Central Park, Rancho Cucamonga
- Sept. 29 | Eviction Presentation – CVAR West
End of Summer Bash – This Week!
All friends, members and supporters of Citrus Valley Association of REALTORS® are welcome to join our fabulous End of Summer Bash this Thursday, Sept. 22! Only $10 includes beverages and delicious food catered by Claro’s Italian Markets and a drink ticket for beer or wine. Food sponsor is CRMLS, lounge sponsor 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. For tickets click the flyer; for sponsor participation contact Joey at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets at the door are $15.
REALTORS® Are Rich … That’s What Robbers Believe, Says Safety Instructor
Click here to attend the FREE REALTOR® Safety Class on Friday, Sept. 23, at CVAR headquarters, or catch the live stream at CVAR West and East offices. OZ Roberston, former Navy and law enforcement self-defense expert–and a former REALTOR®, will show agents how to choose and use pepper spray, why a Tazer is probably a waste of time, and what body parts can be utilized as a weapon.
Each year about 5 million Americans move across state lines. A recent study by Livability.com and Ipsos Public Affairs looked at the average number of states Americans have visited and found that the typical adult has only traveled to 12 states. What does that mean for real estate professionals? You’re going to be more important than ever due to these five elements. READ MORE
Crafting Your Real Estate Bio
Online bios are intended to reveal your expertise and work ethic as well as provide a peek into who you are as a person. In a business like real estate, where relationships are paramount, your bio can make all the difference in scoring clients. How do you know if your bio is connecting with prospects? Here are some tips for crafting a better bio. READ MORE
Why Are Sellers Hesitating?
Properties in many cities throughout the country are flying off the market due to lack of inventory, yet many sellers are still hesitant. So why aren’t they selling? Turns out they are facing the same inventory and financial hurdles as potential home buyers. READ MORE
Last Week of LA County Fair – Discount Tickets!
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.
In Case You Missed It….
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
Crafting Your Real Estate Bio
Online bios are intended to reveal your expertise and work ethic as well as provide a peek into who you are as a person. In a business like real estate, where relationships are paramount, your bio can make all the difference in scoring clients. For that reason, CVAR is revisiting this topic.
September Is 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.
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.
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.