Featured Classes and Events
- Aug. 29 | Free zipForm – Webinar
Aug. 21-Sept. 2 | ActiveKEY exchange, All 3 Locations – Click Link
- Sept. 7 | Tech Forum – Free! eKEY Training – Live Stream to East & West
- Sept. 14 | End of Summer Bash – Central Park, Rancho Cucamonga
ActiveKEY Exchange Begins Today!
Check Schedule for your exchange time!
The exchange from ActiveKEY to the eKEY begins today, with members whose
last names begin with “A.”
See designated times and days on the chart below, continuing through Sept. 2, at the CVAR location nearest you. All area associations/CRMLS members are required to conduct the exchange. Supra will shut off the ActiveKEY Sept. 5.
Do What Disruptors Can’t: Own It!
A theme at the NAR Leadership Summit in Chicago emerged that having courage in the face of challenges is needed. “Now is the moment we need to pick up the pace,” says NAR CEO Bob Goldberg, of an industry in transition. “Ownership is not just an action—it’s an attitude.” READ MORE
What Are You Worth?
Knowing what you’re worth on an hourly basis, you can make goals for what you would like your time to be worth in the future. READ MORE
Ditching Digital Distractions
Making these seven simple changes to your daily phone habits will help you work more efficiently and feel less anchored to your mobile devices.
8 Reasons to Use an Agent
If a seller doesn’t know the difference between prequalification and preapproval, or an appraisal and an inspection, there are these and many other pieces to selling a home that could turn a selling experience into a painful lesson. Selling a home without a real estate agent is like handling your own legal matter. READ MORE
Party vs. Down Payment – Average cost of attending nine bachelor/bachelorette parties in your life is close to 20% needed for a median-priced home. (Zillow)
Solar Savings? – The nonprofit Center for Sustainable Energy launched a web page that allows residents to see how much they could save on electrical bills.
Affordability Report – Home buyers who could afford to purchase a median-priced, existing single-family home in California declined to 29%, down from 32% in the first quarter of 2017. (C.A.R.)
Median Price – LA County $566,240, up 10.2% since last July; Riverside County $385,500, up 7.1%; San Bernardino $266,250, up 8.3%.
Discounted in All 3 CVAR Stores
2nd Quarter Market Stats
In Case You Missed It….
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. READ MORE
Millennials Move 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. It’s also part of a larger trend of Millennials finally starting to get active in the real estate market. READ MORE
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