Featured Classes and Events
- Aug. 14 | CRMLS Training – Free at CVAR East
- Aug. 15-29 | Free zipForm – Webinars
- Aug. 15 | Supercharge Your Business workshop
- Aug. 16 | San Gabriel Valley Power Lunch & Economic Development Ops
- Aug. 16 | Understanding the RPA Contract – Live
- Aug. 16 | Understanding the RPA Contract – Live Stream – East
- Aug. 16 | Understanding the RPA Contract – Live Stream – West
- Aug. 17 | Roadmap to Successful Listing Presentation
- Aug. 17 | Citrus Caravan West – Marketing Report – Free
- Aug. 21-Sept. 2 | ActiveKEY exchange – See link below
ActiveKEY Exchange Next Week!
Check Schedule for your exchange time!
Supra will shut off the ActiveKEY Sept. 5, so CVAR will exchange ActiveKEY for the new eKEY at designated times Aug. 21-Sept. 2, at the CVAR location nearest you. All area associations are conducting the exchange. Check the alphabetical schedule for your exchange time:
Millennials Go Home to Save for Home
While returning home to mom and dad might not be “Plan A” for most young Americans, it can be an effective way for cash-strapped Millennials to boost savings quickly, speed up the process of buying a house, building equity in that home and living independently.
Pooches Driving Purchases
Marriage and having children may be the life events that traditionally have prompted people to transition into home ownership. But for some millennials, the need for more space is particularly tied to their furry friends. READ MORE
6 Lessons From Women in R.E.
Women are gaining notoriety in commercial real estate, but more support within the industry is necessary to encourage future female entrepreneurs to ascend the ladder of leadership, panelists said during the Chicago Association of REALTORS®’ recent commercial forum. Here are some of the most important takeaways from the discussion.
Want a Say in Real Estate Laws?
Support REALTOR® Causes!
The REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC) and REALTOR® Action Fund (RAF) are behind the scenes lobbying against laws that hurt the real estate industry and make home ownership less affordable for your clients.
Come into any of the three CVAR offices to find out how REALTOR® members can get a FREE CVAR tool kit. Or, do your part to fight upcoming legislation that could devastate the California real estate industry by CLICKING HERE
Boomers Stay Put – Property-tax exemptions for longtime residents keep older Americans from moving. (Dowell Myers, USC professor)
Majority Owners – People 55 and older own 53% of U.S. owner-occupied houses. (Trulia)
All of August – Member Discount!
2nd Quarter Market Stats
In Case You Missed It….
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
5 Bad Home Buyer 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? READ MORE
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