Join Us! AUGUST 17 | 6 TO 8 P.M. The GAOR Affiliate Committee is currently selling tickets to their ‘Welcome Back Social’. Where? GAOR Open Air Parking Lot A $10 ticket includes free food and drinks! Buy Your Ticket 🎫 At Our New GAOR Store
We are happy to bring back both the Glendale and Sunland/Tujunga Caravans. Our meeting before Caravan will still be virtual via our weekly Town Hall. To have your listing published in i-Tech… Members, please add Broker Open Showings in i-TECH MLS. See some reference screenshots below. Non-members, please complete this form. All REALTORS® are encouraged to show up to our Town Hall meeting to pitch your listing to our membership. Listing photos will be displayed while you give your best elevator pitch (45-90 seconds). Town Hall Meeting: Wednesdays @ 9:00 a.m. Glendale Broker Opens: Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sunland / Tujunga Broker Opens: Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. See you there. Best of luck with your listing. Caravan Request Form for Non-members Members. To refresh your memories on what to do, here are the steps: In MLS, open listing Detail pageClick ‘Revise Listing’In...
Please join GAOR’s YPN committee members on a summer hike in the hills of Glendale’s. Take in vistas of the city of Glendale, downtown L.A. and The Valley. Meet up with us at the trail head at the Brand Library. The trail head is just behind the library’s parking lot. The hike can be strenuous yet suitable for people in any condition. It being August, we are planning for sunny weather, and a hot summer day can take its toll. Hence, the starting time of 6.a.m. Still unsure? Not to worry. Take it at your own pace. Take the trail as far as you like and make an about-face when you’ve reached your threshold. The trail is wide and trafficked by many day-hikers. Be sure to… Wear a pair of hiking shoes with good tread; boots are not necessary. Apply plenty of sunscreen Carry plenty of water. Bring a snack...Continue reading
NAR President, Charlie Oppler discusses challenging issues that ultimately affect all REALTORS®. Mr. Oppler sets the record straight on misconceptions by some about the real estate industry. Commissions for real estate agents and brokers are negotiable. Always have been. Always will be. Let’s put that on the table right now.Charlie Oppler, NAR President Watch The Interview Read President Oppler’s Op-Ed
Watch this C.A.R. instructional video. C.A.R. Supports AB571
Spread the word! Starting in Q1 of 2022, the GAOR Leadership Committee will launch a new program called the GAOR Leadership Institute. The program was developed and designed to groom REALTORS® to be future advocates for their community, leaders in our local real estate industry, and productive members of our Association of REALTORS®. Share PDF Flyer Please Post This Flyer In Your Office! Learn About GAOR’s Leadership Institute
Directional Sign Policy As a REALTOR®, you must be aware of and comply with the City of Glendale Municipal Code, Zoning, Chapter 30.33.110 (Signs). Learn about… Public location options Display information requirements Sizing limitations Safety requirements Types of signs permitted Quantity limits per Open House Weekend display hours (8:00 a.m. to 7 p.m.) on Saturdays and Sundays Caravan hours Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Glendale Sign Policy
Listen to Lesley Muchow, Deputy General Counsel and Vice President, Legal Affairs and Antitrust Compliance give an update. The rule changes re-affirm that MLSs and brokerages, as always, must provide consumers all properties that fit their criteria regardless of compensation offered or the name of the listing brokerage.While NAR has long encouraged buyers’ agents to explain how they expect to be paid, typically through offers of cooperative compensation from sellers’ agents, there will be a rule that more definitively states that buyers’ agents cannot represent that their services are free to clients.Finally, with the seller’s prior approval, a licensed real estate agent will have access to the lockboxes of properties listed on an MLS even if the agent does not subscribe to the MLS.WATCH VIDEO Hear What Our NAR Has To Say
Join us and get acquainted with Raul Contreras of Old Republic Title as he discusses Title Insurance for Residential & Commercial Real Estate. Hear What Raul Has To Say at Our June 21st Town Hall
On Wednesday July 14th at 10am PST Realtor.com® has invited all members of the California Association of REALTORS® to attend its Apples to Oranges, the Realtor.com Difference webinar. This webinar was created to make you more successful in today’s ultra competitive real estate market by showing you how to take advantage of the Realtor.com difference. You will also learn how Realtor.com products and services are designed to keep you at the heart of the homebuyer and seller journey. What your REALTOR® colleagues are saying… “This presentation totally changed my impression of Realtor.com. Thank you.” (attendee, New York Association of REALTORS®) “Appreciate the tips and direction to have a good on-line presence through REALTOR.com.” (attendee, Michigan REALTORS®) “Made me realize I need to update my profile and become more acquainted with their services. I love that they are trying to keep the realtor relevant.” (attendee, Minnesota REALTORS®) As a way of...Continue reading
CRMLS has Rapattoni and Matrix class schedule available for 2021 Quarter 3.Reserve your training today. Take Me To Class The Schedule
National Night Out is an annual event that promotes police-community partnership and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhood a safer and more caring place to live. National Night Out is about getting to know your neighbors and the officers that patrol your neighborhoods. By knowing who your neighbors are, you will recognize the suspicious person(s) and activity. Please help us share this event with our Glendale residents and community. The Glendale Police Department encourages all of our Glendale residents to participate in this neighborhood camaraderie, either by attending or hosting. This year’s National Night Out event is on August 3rd! Download Meeting Flyer Download Event Flyer Learn More About National Night Out Register To Participate
The Glendale City Council is considering the formation of a Rental Registry in our city. Please lend your voice to our cause and oppose the formation of a Rental Registry. This issue is important to Realtors® and their clients because this is just another attempt to chip away at private property rights and an overture to potential rent control. I Oppose A Rental Registry! Where Do I Sign?
In case you missed it, here is an important presentation that was given by our Government Affairs Director, Greg Astorian at our June 30 Town Hall. Learn the importance of California State Eviction Moratorium AB 832. State Rent Moratorium Extension and the COVID Rental Housing Recovery Act (AB 832) Quick SummaryExpanded State Rental Assistance Program for Landlords Quick Guide (PDF One-sheet Summary)Governor signs bill to pay housing providers COVID-19 back rent in full (C.A.R. Legal Q&A) Hear the implications of this from Greg Astorian. Also, be sure to save share this on your Facebook wall.
The GAOR offices will be closed July 5th to celebrate Independence Day! Please have a safe holiday weekend.
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‘California Dreamin’ is alive and well right now if you’re selling your home. In 2020, home sellers typically pocketed a net cash gain of $210,000 from the sale of their homes. That’s a 63.8% increase from the purchase price! Thanks to PROP 19, seniors, retirees, all homeowners aged 55+, Homeowners with severe disabilities, and victims of natural Disasters can move closer to family, medical care, or to a home that better meets their needs anywhere in California without a tax penalty. PDF Flyer Flyer with Music
Workforce housing properties were acquired by the cities of Glendale and Pasadena from the issuance of more than $481.5 million in tax-exempt Essential Housing Revenue Bonds through the California Statewide Communities Development Authority’s (CSCDA) new Workforce Housing Program. The projects will be converted to rent-restricted units for low and middle-income tenants. Read Full Article…
After years of debate, the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, passed an ordinance giving renters new protections from landlords who harass them. The ordinance lists a number of actions that could constitute harassment, including: Reducing the services outlined in a tenant’s lease (for example, taking away a parking space) Failing to perform necessary repairs Unlawfully entering a tenant’s unit Threatening physical harm Refusing to accept payment of rent Asking tenants to disclose their immigration status or threatening to report them to authorities Other repeated acts that “substantially interfere with or disturb the comfort, repose, peace or quiet of a tenant” Tenants will be able to sue landlords for violating any of the provisions in the ordinance. Read Article To Learn More About Landlord / Tenant Rights Here are other resources mentioned in the aforementioned article. Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment. Housing Rights Center
Housing.ca.gov addresses in detail, all issues and burning questions you may have about AB 3088. Tenants: Learn what EVICTION PROTECTIONS you may have under the new state law if you cannot pay your rentLandlords: Learn about SUPPORT for you and get customized information on working with your tenantsHomeowners: AB 3088 applies to homeowners and landlords with four (4) or fewer properties, whether those properties are owner-occupied or not, and who have had difficulty making mortgage payments because of COVID-19.Everyone: Take about 2 minutes to answer a few questions to get your TAILORED REPORT
It is that time of year where we have a roster of candidates running for leadership roles on the GAOR Board. As the candidates publish their public statements, we will update this post and reference their messages to the membership. Board of Directors (four seats open): Vivian Long Eddie Minassian Vahe Saginian Keith Sorem Treasurer: Addora Beall Vice President: Sevak Sohrabian President-Elect: Carmen Arom George Khachatourian This year we have an online ballot box for you to cast your vote. Thank you for being an active member and taking the time to vote for your leaders! I’m Ready To Vote, I know the Password The online voting ballot box is password protected.Please keep an eye out for an email regarding voting and the password within.
View Candidate Statements Here Dear Members, As is required by our bylaws and policy, the Nominating Committee announces a Nomination by Petition and releases the final slate as shown below. GAOR has received enough verified petition signatures to add a second candidate for the position of President-Elect. Thank you to all the candidates running for these seats on our Board. We are grateful for your dedication and volunteerism to our Association. We will publish all the candidate statements this Wednesday, June 23rd. Officer candidates are invited to speak at the June 23 Town Hall meeting and Board candidates are invited to speak at the June 30 Town Hall. Candidates should watch for a separate message with more details. Nominating Committee Slate for the 2022 GAOR Officers and Directors Board of Directors (four seats open): Vivian Long Eddie Minassian Vahe Saginian Keith Sorem Treasurer: Addora Beall Vice President: Sevak Sohrabian President-Elect:...
ALL REALTORS® are required to complete Code Of Ethics training. If you have completed your CYCLE 6 requirement, read no further. If you haven’t, it is mandatory that you take this three-year certification to keep your NAR status active. If you are unsure of your compliance status, you can check here. Check My Ethics Compliance Code of Ethics Training as mandated by NAR every three years. This course is required to be completed by December 31, 2021, so please DO NOT DELAY! We urge you to complete this course as soon as possible and avoid the end-of-year rush. There will be no exceptions for those who do not complete it before the deadline. Once you have completed the Code of Ethics Training, you must email us a copy of your certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org. As a REALTOR® it is one’s obligation to represent competency, fairness, and high integrity of our profession....Continue reading
Buying a first home is likely the biggest financial decision a person will ever make. Here is a tool to help you educate yourself as deeply as possible before taking that momentous step. Getting Started
This anniversary is a tangible opportunity to amplify understanding of the unique experience of Black Americans and how it serves as a catalyst for conversations about intersectionality. Here are a few ideas from NAR to honor Juneteenth this year. Learn What NAR Has To Say About Juneteenth
C.A.R. has put together a short explainer video about the legislation we’re sponsoring and supporting as it relates to fair housing. AB 263 – Implicit bias training for all real estate licensees AB 491 – Stops discriminatory practices of treating residents of affordable housing units and mixed-income developments differently from market-rate housing units residents. AB 633 – Makes changes to current law to preserve intergenerational wealth AB 948 – Requires information to be provided to buyers and sellers on how to report discriminatory appraisals by licensed real estate appraisers Learn from the video, the importance of these measures and share it with your clients to show how REALTORS® are fighting for fair housing.
Senate Bill 9 unpacked and explained. Learn why it needs a little more work before C.A.R. can fully endorse the measure.
If you’re looking for help with RPR Maps, you’re in the right spot! This article will cover how to use RPR Maps to visually search for properties and uncover market trends. Learn With This Visual Aid
C.A.R. has released the Fire Hardening and Defensible Space Advisory, Disclosure, and Addendum (C.A.R. Form FHDS). For transactions that close on or after July 1, the new FHDS should to be added to the Agreement by addendum or counter for any transaction that requires a TDS and is in a High or Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone. Get FHDS on zipForms
In case you missed it, here is a presentation overview of the Glendale CRMLS Dashboard. The CRMLS presenters were Amy Ulloa-Zúñiga, Director of Broker Resources & Member Engagement, and Kelly Le, Product Manager. CRMLS Glendale Dashboard
The Glendale CRMLS Dashboard is a new feature-rich launch page. In short, we are NOT moving users from i-Tech Rapattoni to CRMLS Matrix. We also have no plans on removing the old log-in page — for now. i-TECH Rapattoni and CRMLS Matrix remain as independent MLS platforms. As you may already know, GAOR and CRMLS forged a business alliance this past year where i-Tech Rapattoni taps into CRMLS Matrix data and vice versa. Not only do we mutually benefit from sharing MLS data, in this new business alliance CRMLS also: Manages all our Rapattoni technical support calls,Records new listing SELMs,Tracks real estate violation issues, Provides Rapattoni live training, pre-recorded video training, live webinars, and recorded webinars, and more… With so much to organize, GAOR and CRMLS came up with a new i-Tech Log-in page that gives agents a convenient way to access our i-Tech MLS as well as a host...Continue reading
As of June 15, the California economy will reopen and, with limited exceptions, will return to normal operations. NEARLY ALL COVID PROTOCOLS WILL END No physical distancing for attendees and customers No cleaning No posted rules of entry required No PEADS or any other type of sign in No one will have to agree to an office prevention plan No one will have to attest to their current health status No capacity limits (below 5,000) No restrictions on door knocking or handing out flyers STAY TUNED!
With great sadness, the Glendale Association of REALTORS® mourns the loss of one of our cherished affiliate members. Aline Habeshian, Vice President and Senior Account Executive at ClearMark Title, lived a life of selfless giving. Aline lost her battle with cancer on the evening of June 8, 2021. Despite many months of treatments, Aline nonetheless remained busy and active and continued to show up for events and meetings at GAOR. She did not let illness slow her down or keep her away from her commitment to people and the activities she enjoyed. Aline has been an affiliate member of GAOR since 2011 and was our GAOR 2018 Affiliate Of The Year. She served as the Chair of GAOR’s Affiliates Committee in 2019 and over the years participated in planning several of our memorable member and community events. Aline surrounded herself with family and friends, love, and laughter. We hope that...
We are sad to report we lost a colleague, Tanya Zimmerman, Sunday, June 13. Tanya was a GAOR member from 1985 to 2016. She lost her personal battle with breast cancer. Services will be today, Tuesday at 12 p.m. Harbor Lawn Mortuary1625 Gisler AveCosta Mesa, ca 92626 Have A Memory to Share?The Family Would Love To Hear Your StoryOn Tanya’s Virtual Guest Book
View List of Candidates Here Dear Members, As is required by our bylaws and policy, the Nominating Committee releases the below slate of candidates for you to consider as you vote for your 2022 Association leadership. Nominating Committee Slate for the 2022 GAOR Officers and Directors Board of Directors (four seats open): Vivian Long Eddie Minassian Vahe Saginian Keith Sorem Treasurer: Addora Beall Vice President: Sevak Sohrabian President-Elect: George Khachatourian The four Director positions are for two-year terms, while the Officer positions of President-Elect, Vice President, and Treasurer are for one year each. For detailed information on the roles and eligibility requirements of each position, download the document “Duties and Responsibilities of Elected Officers and Directors” The results will be announced at GAOR’s General Membership Meeting by President Rick Bonyadi on Wednesday, July 14. Please note that we added a few days to the end of the election calendar in...
View List of Candidates Here Dear GAOR Members, The 2022 Leadership Election is coming up! Please review this important information for voting members and for candidates. These Frequently Asked Questions outline the petitioning and voting process. Stay tuned for future communications from GAOR as the election date gets closer. When are the election results announced? The results will be announced at GAOR’s General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, July 14. Please note that we added a few days to the end of the election calendar in order to accommodate our regular town hall audience which normally meets on Wednesdays. Under this schedule, the online election will begin as on Wednesday, June 23, and will close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 9. The deadline for turning in petitions is now Friday, June 18. These minor changes are in keeping with GAOR’s bylaws and policy. Contact GAOR for more details. I want...
Join us and get acquainted with our Affiliate Chair Zabrina Carroll as she discusses the Natural Hazard Disclosure report and the benefits and features you can leverage to your advantage. Join Zabrina at Our 6/9/21 Town Hall
On Memorial Day, GAOR delivered a wreath to the memorial wall at the city of Glendale. We should never forget the sacrifices made.
Read the County Assessor’s Office memo on the subject of ‘Assessor 101 – Basic Facts Property Owners Should Know’ Read Article
Fire Marshall Ragusa explains how the city will work with REALTORS® in selling properties and meeting New Disclosure Requirements for Properties in the City’s High Fire Hazard Areas. Questions addressed are: Does Glendale have a local ordinance requiring brush removal or defensible space vegetation management? Does Glendale have a local ordinance requiring home hardening? How does a home/property owner document compliance? Can a homeowner call for a GFD inspection after the work in No.1 above has been completed? Is there a cost associated with the inspection? What is the lead time to call for an inspection? How long does the inspection take? Will GFD provide a certificate of compliance to the homeowner after the associated inspection? Provided of course, there is compliance? What mapping system does GFD use to identify HFHZ? Do you know how many homes/ properties are located in high fire hazard zones in Glendale? Hear What Fire...Continue reading
There are new disclosure requirements for properties in the City’s high fire hazard area that take effect on July 1st, 2021. Sellers of property in the high fire hazard area must provide the following documentation to a buyer: 1. provide a disclosure notice to the buyer, if the home was constructed before January 1, 2010, that includes the following statement: “This home is located in a high or very high fire hazard severity zone and this home was built before the implementation of the Wildfire Urban Interface building codes which help to fire harden a home. To better protect your home from wildfire, you might need to consider improvements. Information on fire hardening, including current building standards and information on minimum annual vegetation management standards to protect homes from wildfires, can be obtained on the internet website http://www.readyforwildfire.org.” 2. provide to the buyer documentation stating that the property is in...
View List of Candidates Here The Glendale Association of REALTORS® is holding its annual election for the 2022 Officers and Directors. As shown on the schedule below, the election will take place – online only – over several days in June. GAOR will shortly send members detailed instructions for voting and participating in this important election. The winners of the annual election will be announced by GAOR President Rick Bonyadi at the GAOR General Membership Meeting which will take place online on Friday, July 9, 2021. Positions Open for Election for the 2022 GAOR Officers and Directors President-Elect Vice President Treasurer Board of Directors (four seats open) The four Director positions are for two-year terms, while the Officer positions of President-Elect, Vice President, and Treasurer are for one year each. For detailed information on the roles and eligibility requirements of each position, download the document Duties and Responsibilities of Elected...
May 26, 2021 Hundreds of bills failed to advance last week during a rapid-fire appropriations process known as the suspense file. The suspense file process was introduced in the Legislature in the 1980s to promote fiscal responsibility by evaluating the costs and comparing bills before they reach the Assembly or Senate floor. Unexpectedly, the day before the committee hearings last Thursday, President pro-Tempore Toni Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon announced a new limit of 12 bills per legislator, ensuring the death of hundreds of bills. Atkins reasoned that rules requiring “increased access for people to phone in public comment” made the cap necessary. Of the 16 priority bills highlighted during the League of California Cities Legislative Action Days, 12 were placed on the appropriations committee suspense files and during those hearings, five bills had favorable outcomes for California cities. Check Out Some of The BillsAt THE...
Here are some famous quotes worth contemplating. Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.Unknown This is the day we pay homage to all those who didn’t come home. This is not Veterans Day, it’s not a celebration, it is a day of solemn contemplation over the cost of freedom.Tamra Bolton How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes.Maya Angelou As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.John F. Kennedy No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.St. Ambrose Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.Harry S. Truman...Continue reading
A recent consumer survey from ActivePipe, an email marketing firm, found the following subject lines generate the most opens on emails that are sent from real estate professionals: “Just Sold in Your Area” “Real Estate Market Snapshot for Your Area” “Have You Been Wondering What Your Home Is Worth?” “List Now or Later—Why the [enter season] Market Pays Dividends” “Six Steps to Get Your Home Ready for a Listing” “Thinking About a Vacation Home?” Read NAR Article
Per CRMLS Rule 7.9, If the seller refuses to permit the listing to be disseminated by the AOR/MLS, the Listing Broker shall submit to the MLS within 2 business days of the effective date of the listing agreement a compliant certification signed by the seller that the seller does not authorize the listing to be disseminated by the MLS.Please note that CRMLS has adopted the NAR Clear Cooperation Policyas referenced in paragraph 9 of the C.A.R. Form SELM. A C.A.R. Form SELM or broker created form may be used, but any form submitted must comply with the requirements further set forth in Rule 7.9 This process requires two steps. Step #1: Obtain a compliant seller-signed exclusion form Step #2: Upload SELM to CRMLS Learn More I’m Ready To Upload My SELM
Last year, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Gavin Newsom issued four executive orders that extended deadlines for certain DRE licensees and pending applicants. The most recent order, N-83-20, extended some fee payment and license requirement deadlines until June 30, 2021. That deadline is quickly approaching! The Department of Real Estate (DRE) is urging licensees and examinees in the following four groups to take action now to beat the upcoming deadline: Those whose DRE four-year license expired between April 16, 2020 and June 29, 2021 Those whose DRE license “late” renewal rights expired on or after April 16, 2020 Those who applied for a license exam and are in the two-year window to schedule an exam Those who have passed their exam, but have not applied for their license Read DRE’s Full Advisory
Eugene M. Pepper 1933 – 2021 The real estate community lost a Legend. We lost a True Friend, Gene Pepper – a man with integrity and a strong moral compass. Born in Salt Lake City January 23, 1933, passed May 5, 2021, Gene is survived by his wife of 62 years Marilyn Miller Pepper, three children: Mike (Kathy), Dana (Dave), and Tracy (Loren), and six grandchildren. After graduating from Stanford University, where he was Junior Class President, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps officer training program called the Platoon Leader Class and was elected to the top five officers (out of 176) in Marine Corps Basic School in Quantico, VA. He served as a Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, Interim Company Commander and was promoted to Captain. Gene went on to become a Partner at Stevenson Real Estate, RE/MAX Tri-City Commercial, and Turn-Around Expert. He also founded California Homes magazines featuring...
The Realist Sell Score is now a searchable attribute available under My SearchàCustomize Search. The Sell Score is based on the Propensity to List model, now featuring a numerical value (0-1000) that predicts the relative likelihood a property will be listed for sale in the next six months. Built using CoreLogic’s Propensity to List model, properties with a “high” score can signify having higher chances of being listed, due to market conditions, sales data, valuation, and other proprietary CoreLogic data. Sell Score Ratings and Values: Very High: 831-1000 High: 625-830 Moderate: 502-624 Low: 354-501 Very Low: 0-353 This information can be beneficial for agents and real estate professionals looking to build or refine their prospecting & farming lists. Review the CoreLogic supporting documents here: RES Realist – Sell Score V.2 Sell Score Search Attribute Overview Sell Score Search Attribute Instructions