Featured Classes and Events
- Aug. 28 Sept. 2 | ActiveKEY exchange – Click for Schedule
- Aug. 29 | Free zipForm – Webinars
- Sept. 7 | Tech Forum – Free eKEY Training, live stream to East & West
- Sept. 14 | End of Summer Bash – Rancho Cucamonga
ActiveKEY Exchange Continues!
ActiveKEY will shut off Sept. 5, so exchange your service for the new eKEY at CVAR location nearest you. The designated times extend through Sept. 2. All area associations are conducting the exchange.
Check the alphabetical schedule for your exchange time:
Tiny Home Fever Begins to Cool
Some homeowners who downsized to the extreme to simplify their lives find that it’s not always as cheap or easy as they thought. Reader’s Digest spotlights some of the hidden costs of tiny homes (often defined as 400 square feet or less).
Inspection: What Buyers Should Know
Some potential buyers tend to view home inspections as something that is not necessary or too expensive. But home inspections can save buyers time and money in the long run. Here’s what buyers should know: READ MORE
Is Less Down a Danger Sign?
A growing number of home shoppers are financing more than 90% of their home purchase. But low down payment loans of today are nothing like the ones blamed on the housing crash, says one data expert. READ MORE
Nominations Open for CVAR Awards
And the categories are:
- REALTOR® of the Year – A member of our association who has provided outstanding service to the real estate profession and the community through their membership.
- Honorary Member for Life – Nominees have given exemplary service to uphold the reputation of the Citrus Valley Association of REALTORS® and meet eligibility requirements.
- Affiliate of the Year – An affiliate member of our association who has provided outstanding service to the real estate profession and to the community through their CVAR membership.
- Community Service Award – REALTOR® who has made an extraordinary impact on the community, or on the national or world stage, through volunteer work.
Awards will be presented at the Board of Directors Installation Breakfast on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017.
Applications must be submitted by Oct. 27, 2017.
Begins Friday: Sept. Product of the Month!
10% Off – Safety products are 10% off for September, REALTOR® Safety Month!
YPN Network Award – Applications due this Thursday, Aug. 31, for networks to be honored at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Chicago.
Call Congress – NAR has issued a call to REALTORS® to urge Congress to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program, which expires Sept. 30.
In Case You Missed It….
Second Quarter Market At a Glance
All of August – Member Discount!
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
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
2nd Quarter Market Stats
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