Featured Classes and Events
- Sept. 25 | CRMLS Training – CVAR West – Free!
- Sept. 26 | Mortgage (MLO) License Renewal
- Sept. 27 | REALTOR® Safety – Free!
Sept. 28 |NuHome Lunch & Learn
- Sept. 29 | Notary Public or Renewal
- Oct 19 | 5th Annual Casino Night
- Nov. 15 | Real Estate Forward – Details Soon!
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Last Chance to Pay MLS Fee…
…and avoid a penalty! Fourth quarter MLS fee ($98), is due by Saturday, Sept. 30.
CRMLS Changes Set for Sept. 27
Changes will be made to fields in Matrix on Wednesday, Sept. 27, in an effort to keep data relevant and compliant with RESO standards. See the top changes: READ MORE .
Scams Use Fair Housing Hotline, Craigslist
HUD’s Housing Discrimination Hotline has been getting calls about a group of scammers that appear to be calling from 1-800-669-9777 (the Discrimination Hotline). One scam tells the person to send $300 to them and that HUD will send them back $9,000.
Another scam on Craigslist using a reputable agent’s name and company directs potential renters to send money to a fraudulent account for properties that don’t exist. READ MORE
REALTOR® Safety Month
When Agents Feel Unsafe
Senate’s Choice Good for R.E.
Tips for Opening 2nd Office
Are you thinking about expanding your company? There are many steps to take on this endeavor without adding too much stress to your team or expense to your company along the way. So where do you start?
California Home Sales Report
REALTORS® Packing – 25% of male and %12 of female real estate agents carry a gun on the job. (NAR)
Equifax Hack – A dedicated website will help consumers determine if their information has been impacted.
Mortgage Flexibility – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau modified ECOA regulations to give mortgage lenders more flexibility in the collection of consumer ethnicity and race information.
Golf Classic – the 12th annual tournament presented by C.A.R.’s Housing Affordability Fund takes place at Riverwalk Gold Club, San Diego, on Oct. 9.
In Case You Missed It….
Donate to Relief
For members wishing to contribute to disaster relief for those impacted by devastating occurrences such as the recent hurricanes, the National Association of REALTORS® offers the option to donate through the REALTOR® Relief Foundation. Click Here
REALTOR® Safety Month
Feel Safe With Clients
More Inventory on the Way?
“In the early stages of the economic expansion, home-selling sentiment trailed home-buying sentiment by a significant margin. The reverse is true today,” says Fannie Mae Chief Economist Doug Duncan. READ MORE
Converted Units Legal?
Thousands of guest houses across Southern California might be shedding their illegal status, thanks to a law that took effect in January. READ MORE
Will Tax Reform Hurt Real Estate?
When President Donald Trump announced his modified tax plan—the first comprehensive change in 30 years—one of the main amendments was the elimination of itemized tax deductions, which would be replaced by doubling the standard deduction. Two subgroups in the housing industry could lose rather than benefit. READ MORE
What’s New on CRMLS Matrix
The new and enhanced features to Matrix are effective Sept. 12, with info on changes to listing photos, changes to administration tools and more. The new Client Portal gives your clients the ability get more out of MLS data than ever. Click Here
Flooding Puts Spotlight on Insurance, NFIP Extended
The massive flooding in Texas from Hurricane Harvey apparently put pressure on lawmakers to implement a short-term resolution to the National Flood Insurance Program, extending the program to Dec. 8. READ MORE
It’s REALTOR® Safety Month!
September is REALTOR® Safety Month, and CVAR wants to remind members to take safety precautions and be aware of your surroundings. The best thing to do may be to scream and run; use physical force only as a last resort, says self-defense instructor Karen Trolan, who shared safety tips with REALTORS® at a recent REALTOR® training session. READ MORE
Changes in Lockbox World
Lockbox technology has evolved to better integrate advancements in mobility and data, but further developments underway in property access and information control are signaling even bigger shifts for these understated yet ubiquitous devices. One major game changer has been in the realm of big data. READ MORE
All of September – Member Discount