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- Oct. 10 | CRMLS Training – CVAR East
- Oct. 12 | Find, List, Sell Commercial Property – CVAR East
- Oct. 13 | Generate Leads with Online Video – CVAR East
- Oct. 14 | Notary Masters Seminar for New or Renewing Notary Public
- Oct. 15 | First-Time Home Buyer Seminar
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2017 Economic Forecast
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Up Your Cred! Join a CVAR Committee
Take an active role in the association, and elevate your standing in the industry! 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.
It’s hard for home sellers to not get their hopes up when a buyer’s gushing over their home—only to be disappointed when the buyer disappears without a peep. So what are some signs a buyer isn’t serious about your home? READ MORE
Client Tip: Disclosure Advice
If your client recently decided to put their home on the market, they might feel hesitant to reveal problems (minor though they might be) which could discourage potential buyers. But not revealing them could get a seller in a world of legal trouble. READ MORE
Divorce Jeopardizing Retirement
Americans 50 and older are getting divorced at a higher rate than younger people—and much more frequently than in prior decades. Those who quit their marriage late in life sacrifice retirement security. READ MORE
Affordability Crunch Stifles Home Sales
C.A.R. reports that affordability and lack of homes for sale are stifling the housing market. “We are seeing the market tempering, which is being driven by reduced affordability and not enough homes for sale on the market, particularly in the San Francisco Bay regions, where runaway home prices have constrained home sales,” said C.A.R. President Pat “Ziggy” Zicarelli. READ MORE
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Psst! This Way to Get a Politician’s Ear!
Politicians are more likely to vote for pro-real estate issue when we speak directly to them! Come into any of our three offices to find out how REALTOR® members can make a difference, and get a FREE CVAR tool kit (pictured)! We must support our NAR and CAR lobbyists fighting against laws that hurt the real estate industry and make home ownership less affordable for your clients! Or go directly to the REALTOR® Action Fund (RAF) page today!
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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 this month. 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:
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!)
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.
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