CVAR’s COVID-19 Resources
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Latest COVID-19 Updates from C.A.R.
Citrus Valley Association of REALTORS® is conducting all business remotely. Meetings and classes presented by CVAR will be online and free of charge (see classes below).
Online at CVAR
Dec. 10 | 1031 Advanced Tax Differed Exchange
Dec. 10-18 | Happy Hanukkah!
Dec. 11 | CVAR General Meeting
Dec. 11| Spark of Love Toy Drive – CVAR joins firefighters for the annual fundraiser on ABC7. Watch for us Friday at 6:10 p.m.!
Dec. 18 | Ethics Training Replay – Leigh Brown (Satisfies NAR requirement)
Fridays | REVEI License Renewal, Register: (626) 385-5725 or Noakley@cvar.net
2021 Dues Billing in Your E-mail!
Billing for your N.A.R., C.A.R. and CVAR memberships, along with your MLS subscription, has been e-mailed. All billing is consolidated into one convenient bill that will be payable through your member services account.
Stay-at-Home Order & REALTORS®
First, the good news: REALTORS® can continue to conduct business under established pandemic restrictions. Also, see closures, and what’s happening with the eviction moratorium, unemployment, and the emergency use of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine.
Thieves Pose as SCE to Scam Locals
Callers pretending to be employees of SoCal Edison (SCE), the electricity utility, have stolen almost $300,000 from 433 customers this year by threatening to shut off their power over unpaid bills, including a Rancho Cucamonga business owner.
11 Holiday Marketing Ideas
It has been a year of ups, downs and sideways. UC Psychologist Dr. Robert A. Emmons conducted research on gratitude and the benefits. Keeping an attitude of gratitude top of mind for your marketing strategy can pay off this holiday season.
Sales Comparison – Compared to the same week in 2019, there were 4.1% more home sales over Thanksgiving this year. The data shows that annualized growth averaged double-digits throughout November, so the monthly figures are likely to be up by more than 20% again this month. The number of new mortgage purchase applications was up 28.1% from the same week in 2019. (C.A.R.)
Home Hackers – Unlike your business Wi-Fi, many telecommuters are lax about creating secure wireless networks–leaving a backdoor open to hackers. Wi-Fi signals often broadcast beyond your home and out into the streets. Drive-by hacking is popular among cybercriminals today. A few tips for securing your home office Wi-Fi access points:
• Use stronger encryption and a more complex password
• Hide your wireless network name
• Use a firewall
Agent Sexual Harassment – A client can sue an agent for sexual harassment much more easily since recent changes that have lowered the bar. The deadline is Jan. 1, 2021 for the mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for all employees and supervisors. (Click for C.A.R. Training)
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Prop 19 Property Tax Exemptions
Your clients are likely to have many questions regarding the implementation of the new Prop 19 Tax Portability law. C.A.R.’s Legal Team has prepared a FAQ sheet to address some of those questions.
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