Featured Classes and Events
- Nov. 29 | Understanding RPA Contracts – CVAR East
- Nov. 30 | VA Homebuying Seminar – Free!
- Dec. 1 | Shred Your Documents – Free!
- Dec. 1 | Run Your Business Like a Business
- Dec. 5 | Mortgage Loan License Renewal
- Dec. 6 | CVAR Installation & Holiday Breakfast
- Dec. 7 | CVAR Caravan
- Dec. 7 | Techmas Forum – Free Tech Ideas
Tis the Season – For 2018 Dues
Watch for a notice that your 2018 local, state, and national dues, plus quarterly MLS fees, are coming due. The notice includes Citrus Valley Association of REALTORS®, California Association of REALTORS®, National Association of REALTORS® and CRMLS are going out this week.
22nd Annual Installation & Holiday Breakfast
New Member Benefit – a Sneak Peek!
Realsatisfied is a new member benefit that helps agents and brokers measure personal performance and customer satisfaction, with real-time reports and national bench marking. It’s a web-based application for collecting and measuring customer feedback. It will launch through CRMLS this Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. Watch for more details as the application is launched!
How End to Net Neutrality Hurts You
The Federal Communications Commission released a plan to reverse net neutrality rules, a move that the National Association of REALTORS® is concerned will make it harder for real estate companies, multiple listing services, and property data aggregators to provide their services in a cost-effective way. READ MORE
Stop Problem Agents From Wrecking Your Brokerage
There’s the Hot Mess, the agent who isn’t organized and fails to communicate; the Know-It-All, who has all the answers but for whatever reason just can’t close a sale, and the Diva of the office, who hogs all the resources. How do you help those agents reach their highest potential, and turn their unique personality and quirks into strengths? READ MORE
Deadline for Free Reverse Mortgage Assistance Nov. 30
Applications for the free mortgage-assistance program must be received by 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. Homeowners who have a reverse mortgage and are at-risk of foreclosure should contact their reverse mortgage servicer to apply or receive more information about the program. READ MORE
Median Increase — San Bernardino had the greatest increase at 12% for existing, detached single-family sales, which rose significantly in Southern California in October compared with the same month a year ago. (OC Register)
Median Price — The midpoint of sales was $786,000 in Orange; $580,360 in Los Angeles; $382,500 in Riverside, $274,450 in San Bernardino and $546,430 statewide. (C.A.R.)
Family Compound — Multigenerational living, when more than one generation lives under one roof (not counting young children or teens), has hit record levels in the U.S. (Curbed)
Outwardly Mobile — California had 142,932 more residents exit to live in other states than arrive, according to an analysis of a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Why Did C.A.R. Membership Go Up $100?
To fund a ballot initiative that will allow homeowners age 55 and older to transfer their property tax basis to any home in the state, purchase any price home, and to transfer their basis as many times as they wish, Californial Association of REALTORS® directors voted to assess members $100 in the next dues billing, which you will see in the December dues billing for 2018. READ MORE
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What are the most common things that can go wrong when you have guests and how can you prevent them? We collected five of the most prevalent issues and give you preventative tips to keep your holiday party on track. READ MORE
Facebook Gets Into Rental Listings
Facebook plans to significantly expand its rental real estate listings, going head-to-head with Craigslist, eBay, and other e-commerce platforms.
Opioid Threat to Agents
REALTORS® who deal with mostly high-end properties may feel a greater sense of security on the job, but with the growth of opioid abuse, they may have a higher risk of running into drug addicts, according to a report by CNBC and the National Association of REALTORS®.
Fight Over Tax Plan Has Just Begun
Last week the House passed a tax reform package that the National Association of REALTORS® calls a tax hike on many middle-class homeowners and says would lower property values for all homeowners. “The real work to shape this debate is just getting started,” said NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall.