Featured Classes and Events
- Aug. 7 | CRMLS Training – Free!
- Aug. 9 | New Member Orientation
- Aug. 11 | zipForm® Mobile
- Aug. 11 | zipForm® Mobile Live Stream – CVAR West
- Aug. 11 | zipForm® Mobile Live Stream – CVAR East
- Aug. 16 | Gold Line Power Lunch – Free to CVAR members
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ActiveKEY Shutoff in September!
Supra will shut off the ActiveKEY in Sept. 5, so CVAR will exchange ActiveKEY for the new eKEY. Check the schedule for your exchange time, Aug. 21-Sept. 2: CLICK for schedule
‘Text From NAR’ Scam!
Second Quarter Market At a Glance
All of August – Member Discount!
When Not to Text a Client
Clear communication is the cornerstone of any relationship, and usually, the more detailed you can be in your message, the less chance there is for misunderstanding. Brief texts—which might inadvertently strike the wrong tone during a serious moment in a transaction—can easily lead to disgruntled clients and lost business. READ MORE
Home Buyers’ 5 Bad Habits
Home buyers sometimes do certain things that drive you crazy. Realtor.com® recently revealed common annoyances that real estate professionals often face when working with clients. Sound familiar?
CFPB Formalizes Closing Disclosures Rule
Real estate professionals are now officially entitled to receive a copy of the closing disclosure from lenders, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has announced. While agents had traditionally used information in the HUD-1 disclosure form to advise their clients during transactions, some lenders had stopped providing the form. READ MORE
C.A.R. Rising Star Award – Do you know a new and ambitious California REALTOR® who is making waves in the industry? If so, nominate him or her.
In Case You Missed It….
Cyberscams on the Rise
The FBI’s Michael Sohn warned real estate professionals at the March REvive
conference about the growing problem of cyberscams in real estate.
Can your clients stand to lose $130,000? That’s amount that cyber thieves steal in the average real estate transaction in Los Angeles County, costing Los Angeles $5 million a month, the FBI reported in July. READ MORE
Are You Sending the Right Message?
Even as organizations have embraced tweets, Facebook posts and other social media tools, many are not paying enough attention to make sure the information they put out sends the message they intend. The result has been a slew of embarrassing, offensive and otherwise inappropriate information for which organizations have had to apologize. READ MORE
Supply Stuck, Buyers Tripped Up
“Closings were down in most of the country last month because interested buyers are being tripped up by supply that remains stuck at a meager level and price growth that’s straining their budget,” says NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun. READ MORE
July – Cities Report
Sprouts Farmers Market is in the process of hiring more than 100 employees for a 30,000-square-foot Diamond Bar location that will occupy part of a former Kmart store. Read about this and other news from local governments in the July Cities Report, from CVAR Government Affairs Director Bill Ruh. READ MORE
C.A.R. Expo – Register now for the big real estate extravaganza in San Diego coming Oct. 10-12.
Free Webinar – George Rubio from loanDepot explains combining down-payment assistance with FHA, VA, USDA and conventional loans on Aug. 9, 10 a.m.
Free to REALTORS® – Promote your online brand with a .REALTOR web and email address.