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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).
What About Love (Letters)?
Click for this week’s CVAR Tip Clip!
Why do love letters (notes that buyers hope will persuade a seller to choose their offer) often break fair housing rules? Click the image to listen to the CVAR Tip Clip above. Or watch the entire episode of “Real Talk, Real People w/ Stephanie Velez” at CVAR.Live!
June 1 & 3 | NCREA Commercial – Presenting to Investors (2 Parts)
June 4 | License Renewal – Crash Course for Brokers/Agents ($85)
June 7 | CRMLS Training – Realist Tax Feature
June 10 | Learn to Use SavvyCard – New Digital Business Card & Marketing Tool, Keeping It REal w/ Kim & Kris
June 15-Sept. 21 | Contract College – 14-Week Course (Tuesdays)
3rd Quarter Billing
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National Ethics Day
Live Streaming From CVAR June 17!
Deadline – N.A.R. Code of Ethics: All REALTORS® are required to take the Code of Ethics training by the end of 2021. But CVAR members are in luck. The irrepressible Leigh Brown will live stream her 3-hour training out to thousands of REALTORS® around the country, live from CVAR headquarters on June 17. This virtual training is free to CVAR members! REGISTER HERE #NationalEthicsDay #REeventsLive #CVARmembers
News & Featured Articles
Homebuyer Wants: Are You Listening?
With changing needs for homebuyers combining with record-breaking low interest rates and dwindling inventory, what are potential clients really looking for from a home in 2021 — and what is your role in the process?
It’s a Record: Economist Weighs In
As another statewide home price record is shattered in the pandemic era: “Not only do skyrocketing home prices threaten already low homeownership levels and make it harder for those who don’t already have a home to purchase one, it also brings to question the sustainability of this market cycle,” says Jordan Levine, C.A.R.’s Chief Economist. But there’s good news too….
3 Steps: Showing Your Value
Everything we do as agents to sell a home has become a commodity rather than a service. If sellers cannot discern the difference between agents, they will search for the lowest price. To demonstrate that you provide much more than a basic commodity, here are 3 steps to showing your value….
Cities Report, May 2021
Chino Hills whittles down high-density housing sites; vaccines at Covina Transit Center; parking in El Monte; Glendora road work; Irwindale’s transportation plan; civilian oversight in Pomona; Alta Upland grand opening, and more, in this month’s report compiled by CVAR Director of Government Affairs Bill Ruh.
1st Quarter 2021 Market Stats!
Create an instant report for clients with
the latest information for 3 counties:
Los Angeles – Riverside – San Bernardino
Price Rise – Home prices rose 12.6% for the entire first quarter, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency House Price Index released last Tuesday. That number is up 3.5% from the last quarter. (FHFA)
Closing Time – The average days to close fell to 51 in April; it was 52 days in March, according to ICE Mortgage Technology’s latest Origination Insight Report. That still remains higher than a year ago when the average was 42 days. (BusinessWire)
Unclaimed Refunds – Riverside County property owners have until Aug. 3 to file for unclaimed property tax refunds. To file for a refund or see a list of unclaimed refunds click here. Completed claims and supporting documents can be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to Riverside County Treasurer- Tax Collector, Attn: Property Tax Unclaimed Refunds, P.O. Box 12005, Riverside, CA 92502-2205.
Curbside at CVAR – Order your store items by calling: (909) 305-2827. Designate the store (Glendora, South El Monte, or Rancho Cucamonga) where you’ll pick up. Call upon arrival to pick up curbside, contact-free. Please wear a mask!
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REALTORS®: Invest in Your Business!
Housing rights aren’t automatic. Our state and national associations spend a lot of time and money informing legislators about what’s good for homeownership, our industry and ultimately for housing all of our citizens! Don’t overlook your ability to help shape the future of the industry–and the laws that govern it. A $20, $148, or $10,000 level of investment by you will help our REALTOR® Party fight for homeownership! Click Here
In Case You Missed It…
CVAR Market Snapshot April 2021
The market has been bouncing back strongly, “I don’t know if the current market condition is worth celebrating,” says a C.A.R. analyst. See why … and what’s happening in the Citrus Valley AOR region:
New Forms, Updates as of June 2021
New forms and revisions go into effect June 2021, including the CFPB eviction disclosure, the Fire Hardening disclosure for fire-prone areas, residential and lease listing agreements, buyer representation, broker compensation disclosures and more! CVAR offers a free class June 21 that covers them all!
7 Tips for First-Year Agents
The Agency founder Mauricio Umansky shares 7 tactics that he found successful during his first few years as a new agent, as well as some that other agents used to pave the path for their success.