CVAR Offices Grand
Re-Opening in July
CVAR is happy to announce the July Grand Re-opening of our three offices!
All week long, July 12-16, we’ll offer riders on sale for 10% off and special gift bags at all 3 locations. On July 16, CVAR will host Shred Day at the Glendora headquarters and Rancho Cucamonga office (10 a.m.-4 p.m.). Bring your old documents to shred securely!
Curbside purchases will continue to be available at all three locations; call to place an order: (909) 305-2827 and designate which location you will pick up your purchase (Glendora, South El Monte, Rancho Cucamonga). Classes will continue to be held online until further notice.
Please wear a mask! Staff continues to be available via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone: (909) 305-2827, during regular business hours.
REALTORS®: Updates & Guidelines
Latest COVID-19 Updates from C.A.R.
June 7 | CRMLS Training – Realist Tax Feature
June 10 | SavvyCard Tips – New Digital Business Card & Marketing Tool, Keeping It REal w/ Kim & Kris
June 15-Sept. 21 | Contract College – 14-Week Course (Tuesdays)
June 16 | License Renewal – Crash Course for Brokers/Agents ($85)
CVAR Board Election;
Polls Open Today
Vote to fill the open seats on the 2022 CVAR Board of Directors beginning today. See the list of candidates here, or register to watch the Candidates Forum, live streaming on Friday, June 11, from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Polls are open 9 a.m. today, June 7, through 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 16. Full board members, watch your e-mail for voter information and ballot link or click here.
Are You Signed Up?
National Ethics Day June 17!
Join us for the June 17 live stream! All REALTORS® are required to take the N.A.R. Code of Ethics training by the end of 2021. But the irrepressible Leigh Brown will live stream her 3-hour training to thousands of REALTORS® around the country! This virtual training–the most entertaining Ethics class you’ll ever take–is free to CVAR members! #NationalEthicsDay
News & Featured Articles
3rd Quarter MLS Subscription Due
New CVAR Member Benefits!
There are two new member benefits available to CVAR members: The Hurdlr expense-tracking platform will be available at 40% off through the CRMLS dashboard beginning on June 9, and the free SavvyCard digital business card & marketing tool is available now. SavvyCard users can hear from a SavvyCard trainer as well as from CVAR members already using the platform during CVAR’s Keeping It Real with Kim & Kris show, on June 10 (see Calendar, above).
Keeping Cool Heads in Hot Market
It’s natural for a client to worry about losing out to other buyers. But the bigger danger is letting a scarcity mentality hijack the process, luring buyers to overspend or settle on a house that they will regret buying later. Here’s how to coach your client to keep a cool head as a first-time home buyer.
Rent Relief Simplified as Deadline Looms
With the end of the state’s eviction moratorium looming (June 30), a survey found that a lack of digital proficiency, language barriers, and access to documents showing income losses due to COVID limited tenants’ ability to apply.
The state has a plan to fix some of those issues.
5 Tips for Attracting Clients
Getting real estate clients isn’t always easy, so you need to figure out the best marketing strategies to differentiate yourself from the nearly 2 million licensed real estate agents in the U.S. Here are 5 tips from Amarki, a real estate marketing company….
1st Quarter 2021 Market Stats!
Create an instant report for clients with
the latest information for 3 counties:
Los Angeles – Riverside – San Bernardino
Happy Buyers – Almost three-quarters of COVID-19 homebuyers are happy with their purchases, a Realtor.com survey shows. About 71% of those surveyed said buying was a good decision, while 75% said their new home is a good fit for their families. In fact, many wish they had moved sooner, before the supply of homes for sale shrank as waves of buyers flooded the market. (Realtor.com)
RefiNow Open – Fannie Mae opened its “RefiNow” program on June 5, with the intention of helping an estimated 2 million homeowners lower the interest rate they pay on their mortgage, which will lower their monthly payment. Households earning 80% or less of their area’s median income are generally eligible if they can meet some other requirements. (CVAR Connect)
Buyer Sentiment – For the second consecutive month, consumers reported a significantly more pessimistic view of homebuying conditions; on net, that component fell to an all-time survey low, with only 35% of respondents believing it’s a good time to buy a home, down from 53% in March. Year over year, the Home Purchase Sentiment Index is up 12.5 points. (Fannie Mae)
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!
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In Case You Missed It…
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….