Featured Classes and Events
Two Courses This Week With Attorney-Broker Ed Estes Jr.:
Protect Yourself With Buyer Rep Agreement; Know the Listing Agreement – 10 a.m., Jan. 13
RPA: The Most Important Form You’ll Use as a REALTOR® – 2 p.m., Jan. 13
Do You Make a Sale & Scram?
Tasks to Tackle During Slow Months
Many real estate professionals are bracing during the slow winter months for a dip in sales. There’s still plenty to do, however, to keep your business from freezing while you wait for consumers to return to the market in spring. Click Here for 5 chores to add to your winter checklist.
Client Tip: Some Homeowners Due Money After Foreclosure
Pay Dues by Jan. 9 for Chance to Win!
Twenty-five CVAR REALTOR® members will win $100 Visa gift cards by paying their dues by Jan. 9, 2017, with a minimum $49 donation to the REALTOR® Action Fund! Only full REALTOR® members are eligible, so your chances are pretty darn good! READ MORE
In Case You Missed It…
Client Tip: Choosing an Inspector
There are about 30,000 home inspectors in the U.S., but not all are licensed. In fact, there are around 15 states, California included, where inspectors aren’t required to be licensed at all, according to the American Society of Home Inspectors. READ MORE
Assembly Addresses Affordable Housing
Four Assembly bills announced in December address California’s affordable housing crisis. The proposed bills will fund production of housing for low-income families, incentivize local governments to complete upfront planning and environmental review and approve housing permits to increase housing supply, fund the enforcement of existing state housing law by the Attorney General, and provide rental assistance to homeless Medi-Cal recipients.
New home sales showed signs of growing in 2016 and “builders expect more of the same next year,” said Ed Brady, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). “A key to continued growth in 2017 will be to ensure that prospective, qualified first-time home buyers have access to affordable home loans.” READ MORE
In Case You Missed It….
Real estate agency Douglas Elliman is trying to sell New York’s Trump Tower as the “most secure building in Manhattan” because of the security detail assigned to protect President-elect Donald Trump. The email flyer described the U.S. Secret Service as Trump Tower’s newest “amenity.” READ MORE
Free Training Tool at CAR.org
Don’t know what form to use? Forms Advisor can help. And the new Forms Tutor® is a free advanced electronic training tool from C.A.R. that has been redesigned to make it easier for REALTORS® to understand forms used to complete their transactions.