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- Oct. 3 | CRMLS Live Lecture Series
- Oct. 6 | Technology Forum
- Oct. 6 | Reverse Mortgage Seminar CVAR West
- Oct. 7 | Social Security Secrets – 567 Ways to Claim Benefits!
- Oct. 12 | Find, List, Sell Commercial Property – CVAR East
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CVAR Wins CAR Expo Video Contest
Citrus Valley Association of REALTORS® was awarded first place for its association video at the CAR Expo in Long Beach last week. CEO Mark Epstein accepted the award on behalf of Citrus Valley. The California Association of REALTORS® held the contest to encourage associations to embrace the video age. The theme was “How do we involve our members in Association events.” The top three videos were screened at the CAR Expo. Click below to view CVAR’s winning video!
When Agents Threaten to Leave
You have one last shot to uncover the reason an agent decides to leave, work through their issues, and determine if their prospective company is really the right fit for them. Here are some tips for helping agents understand why making a move might not be the answer: CLICK HERE
Client Tip: 8 Things REALTORS® Do
Some facts to share with your clients or to post on your website: For every hour an agent spends with you, he/she will spend an average of nine hours working on your behalf. Unlike lawyers who bill by the hour, agents won’t receive a penny until (or unless) a sale comes through. For a list of things agents do when you’re not watching (or should be doing—if not, maybe you need a different agent!)
CVAR Committees Accepting Applications
Now is your chance to take an active role in the association! Submit an application by Oct. 21 for the committees that include Budget and Finance; Young Professionals; Grievance; Pro Standards, Membership Value, Government Relations and RAF (political action). Click for a Committee application.
Committee Chair and Vice Chair appointments are made by the incoming President and CEO with input by the leadership team and staff. If you’ve already had at least two years on a standing committee and are interested in volunteering to serve as a Committee Chair in 2017, the deadline is Oct. 14. Click for a Committee Chair application.
Economists Leslie Appleton-Young, Lawrence Yun to give economic forecast at CVAR Tue., Oct. 4. CLICK to REGISTER
Fun Night at CVAR – to Sign Up CLICK HERE
In Case You Missed It….
Safety of Smart Homes
In the final week of REALTOR® Safety Month, we’re taking a look at the safety benefits of a smart home. The latest technology doesn’t just make properties more marketable, it can also thwart danger when you’re out in the field. Included in this article are a few gadgets and safety systems that protect the home and its occupants.
Client Tip: 5 Home Buying Myths
Home buyers get a lot of advice from friends and family – some good, some bad. A lot of myths can negatively guide their home purchasing experience. Make sure your clients don’t fall for one of these common buying falsehoods.
Client Tip: Remodeling? Try Quartz
The most popular countertop material among recent remodelers is quartz–granite no longer reigns. The durability of quartz is winning over fans; it’s also known as more resistant to heat and scratches. Plus, the resemblance to marble and its abundant color variations also makes it a more appealing option. READ MORE
Back by Popular Demand…Free Tool Kit to CVAR REALTOR® Members
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! 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. READ MORE
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
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.”