AB 1401

AB 1401

“What needs to happen is less driving and more easy and safe options for getting around.” Assembly Transportation Chair Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) is tackling all of this with A.B. 1401, which would prohibit cities from imposing minimum parking requirements on certain developments, specifically those located near existing public transit. The bill has strong support from housing advocates, affordable housing developers, and a few mayors who showed up to the press conference to tout its benefits. Her goal is to help California set policies that “prioritize and center human beings over cars; that prioritize people, housing, health, and the environment,” she said. Read More About This Measure Here...

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Legislative Day April 27

Legislative Day 2021 – April 27

Save the date April 27 for Legislative Day 2021, a day filled with talks from our Capitol’s most dynamic political leaders and much, much more! Join us for C.A.R.’s first-ever fully virtual Legislative Day! C.A.R. is hosting its first-ever, fully virtual Legislative Day on Tuesday, April 27th and we encourage you to join other REALTORS® from the Glendale Association of REALTORS® who are participating. If you’ve ever been curious about Legislative Day but couldn’t commit to going to Sacramento to experience it live, this is a great opportunity for you to take part without leaving home! Here are some of the highlights of the content for the day: Hear from dynamic political leaders – Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins and Assembly Member Blanca Rubio. Receive a state legislative update from C.A.R.’s Sr. Vice President of Government Affairs, Sanjay Wagle. A Fireside Chat with Legendary Political Columnist Dan Walters...

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Housing Webinar Series

Housing In The Post-Pandemic World

The Glendale Association of REALTORS® is pleased to host a series of panel discussions in 2021 to examine the housing sector as our nation and the world begin to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. The first panel takes place MAY 2021 and the second panel will be in late June 2021, with more information to come. As of early Spring 2021, the United States and the world are delivering COVID-19 vaccines to as much of the population in as short a time as possible. This forum will focus on housing: How has the housing sector responded during the lockdowns, and what can be expected after the lockdowns are lifted? Please join us for this important discussion on what to expect and watch for as the housing economy reacts to the world slowly emerging from the pandemic. Join us for the first in a series of Housing webinars.  First up...

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In Memoriam: John Withers, Jr.

With heavy hearts, this is to inform members that John Withers, Jr. passed away on Christmas Eve 2020. He was a long-standing member of the Glendale Association of REALTORS® and had just received his 45 Year Acknowledgement of Loyalty®.  John also served as past President of the Burbank Board of REALTORS®. Born May 28, 1939, he grew up in Glendale, graduated from Hoover High School then went on to earn his B.S. from the University of North Dakota. His wife of 49 years, Kay Withers, passed away in July of 2010. He is survived by his two daughters, Kristi Cousens and Kimberly Beaton. He was 81 years old when he passed peacefully at home with family at his side. His daughters are planning to hold a Celebration of Life later this year. Please contact them if you would like to be included, all are welcome! Feel free to email:...

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BCH Rent Relief Program

California COVID-19 Rent Relief Program for Landlords

If you are a landlord who has one or more eligible renters, you can apply to get reimbursed for 80% of each eligible renter’s unpaid rent between April 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021.  You are required to agree to waive the remaining 20% of unpaid rent for that specific time period. Learn about the requirements and what you need readily available before applying. Take the Landlord Eligibility Quiz About BCSH...

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10 Things New Users Should Know About RPR Residential

Need help or have questions? RPR will guide you along and help you learn every step of the way.  The RPR Learning Menu is accessible on almost every page within RPR.  They also offer Guided Shortcuts that help you through, step-by-step and click-by-click, some of our most used (and most helpful) features.  Another useful source for new members is the RPR New User Article Series. We consider these features to be the “pillars” of what RPR has to offer.  Here’s an overview of what you’ll find in the RPR New User Series:  Homepage Property Search Maps Property Details Property Pricing Neighborhoods Schools Market Activity Report Reports RPR Mobile™ Learn or Brush Up on RPR...

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Housing and Eviction Moratorium Presentation

In case you missed it, here is some pertinent information shared at our Town Hall meeting on March 3rd by Greg Astorian, GAOR’s Government Affairs Director. TOPIC: Housing and Eviction Moratorium Presentation: Important links worth noting. https://landlordtenant.dre.ca.gov/ https://www.glendaleca.gov/ https://www.car.org/riskmanagement/covidlegaldocs https://www.car.org/riskmanagement/live https://www.caprop19.org/ Prop 19 CAR Webinar The California COVID-19 Information App for Tenants & Landlords City of Glendale COVID-19 Dashboard If you have any other topics you would like to see covered at our meetings, please let us know....

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In Memory of Loosik Bonyadi

In Loving Memory of Loosik Bonyadi

GAOR is proud to host this fundraiser for the Glendale S.T.A.R. Kids program in loving memory of Loosik Bonyadi. The family requests that in lieu of flowers you consider making a donation to S.T.A.R. Kids, which is one of her favorite charities in support of Glendale’s kids. This Fundraiser Has Been Closed. Thanks for your generous support. We exceeded our Goal of $1,500 and reached $3,365 The Bonyadi Family and The GAOR FamilyThank You For Your Loving Support...

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CAR.org Vaccination Resources for Brokers

C.A.R. Vaccination Resources

Take advantage of this curated information from C.A.R. pertaining to business openings and the vaccine schedules. What Brokers Need to Know About Vaccination How Will Vaccinations Impact Your Real Estate Business? What Association Executives Need to Know About Vaccination When Will You Be Able to Get Vaccinated? CAR.org Vaccine Information Resources...

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New iTech Login Screen

NEW iTech Log On Screen

Coming Thursday, Feb 25 will be a modern iTech launch page.  It will have the links you are already familiar with, as well as a few other common links added for convenience.   From this page you can: Access your iTech MLS Dashboard Search for Properties Search for Offices and Agents Access your agent portal to pay member dues Access GAOR’s Credit Card Authorization form to pay for dues (often needed when paying past the online cutoff date) Contact iTECH/CRMLS Support Center CALL the iTECH/CRMLS Support Center  Link directly to GAOR.org We do not anticipate any disruption of service to iTech MLS.   iTech MLS...

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NAR - 2021 Ad Campaign

NAR National Ad Campaigns

2021 “That’s Who We R” consumer advertising campaign.   This year, the campaign is rooted in our association member’s unique ability as a REALTOR® to “open doors to opportunity” – for both your clients and in the communities you serve.   Throughout the new spots, doors serve as a catalyst for a variety of real-life stories and give viewers a peek into the future lives of clients who are living out their dreams of buying a home or running a business.   Keep an eye out for the Ads or watch them all here. Watch‘ THAT’S WHO WE R ‘2021 Ads...

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Fairhaven - NAR

In the fictional town of Fairhaven…

New Simulation Training Supports Agents in Fair Housing Efforts The National Association of REALTORS® announces the launch of its new fair housing training platform, Fairhaven. Available to all 1.4 million NAR members, the interactive online simulation helps learners identify, prevent, and address discriminatory practices in real estate. In the fictional town of Fairhaven, agents work against the clock to sell homes while confronting realistic scenarios where discrimination can occur. In each interaction with clients and colleagues, learners make choices and receive feedback they can apply to daily business interactions. The training also puts the learner in the shoes of a client experiencing discrimination and includes powerful testimonials demonstrating the impact of housing discrimination in real people's lives. Make sure you're adhering to fair housing principles by exploring the town of Fairhaven to help identify and combat discrimination in home buying....

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CRMLS Support Desk

CRMLS Customer Care Center

The CRMLS Customer Care Center is available for all support questions for iTech MLS and Matrix users. CRMLS customer care has been certified as a ‘Center of Excellence’ by BenchmarkPortal three years running. Phone & Chat HoursMonday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 9:00 PMSaturday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM800-925-1525 Don’t have time for a call?  See if your questions are answered in the FAQs!   CHAT with a CRMLS Representative FAQs Submit A TICKET...

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RPR - New Website

RPR – New Makeover & Training Schedule

In this 45 minute webinar, you’ll experience the “refreshed” version of RPR and: Learn how REALTOR® input guided the update Get a first look at the new cleaner look, feel, and function See how you can search Residential and Commercial properties from one area Check out the redesigned homepage and map/search tools Webinar Dates/Times: Tue, Feb 9 Thu, Feb 11 Tue, Feb 16 Wed, Feb 17 Fri, Feb 19 Mon, Feb 22 Thu, Mar 4 Mon, Mar 8 Save My Seat Watch This Sneak Preview of Things To Come!...

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NAR ACT - Bryan Greene

GAOR Town Hall Guest Speaker: NAR Bryan Greene

Bryan Greene, NAR’s vice president of policy advocacy heads a new Fair Housing Policy Committee so NAR can more effectively advocate on national fair housing policy.  Bryan will be our Town Hall guest speaker WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17 @ 9:00 a.m. Let’s show N.A.R. our unwavering support for Fair Housing by attending this meeting to further learn and ask questions.    NAR’s new Fair Housing Action Plan, abbreviated ‘ACT,’ emphasizes (A)ccountability, (C)ulture Change, and (T)raining in order to ensure America’s 1.4 million REALTORS® are doing everything possible to protect housing rights in America. Learn More About NAR A.C.T....

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Glendale Fire Department

New Disclosure Requirements for Properties in the City’s High Fire Hazard Area

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...

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prop 19

Proposition 19 Resource Material

As new information about the implementation of Proposition 19 comes out this year, we will make every effort to disseminate the data points and bring them to your attention in the form of a post or discussion topic at our Weekly Town Hall Meeting. Any information we gather will be collected and summarized on this dedicated resource page.  gaor.org/prop19 Should you come across a worthy resource, please contact us so that we can add it and share it with your fellow members. Take Me To GAOR’s PROP 19 Resource Page...

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kabc tv eyewitness news

A New ABC/C.A.R. Documentary on California

C.A.R. partnered with ABC to be the presenting sponsor of their new documentary called “California Dreaming” airing on 2/6 and 2/13 at 9:00 p.m. on KABC-TV, Los Angeles, KGO-TV, San Francisco, and KFSN-TV, Fresno. The documentary explores the “state of the state”, pointing to the significant challenges associated with wildfires, extreme weather, earthquakes and the rising cost of living, whilst also covering all that is good about living and working in California. C.A.R. President Dave Walsh introduces the documentary, closes out the film, and is also featured within the program.  In addition, our partnership includes the following: Custom C.A.R.:30 spots to air directly after the show 3-5-minute news features each day leading up to the airing Heavy promotion across channel + station websites Access to content/usage post airing Spot bank for usage during Spring flight Learn More About California Dreaming,The Future of the Golden State In case you happen...

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Rapattoni Learning Center - iTECH

Rapattoni Video Tutorials on iTECH

Need a quick fix?  These video tutorials from Rapattoni are a GREAT resource. From the iTECH dashboard… Click on HELP from the top menu Choose LEARNING CENTER You can search by keywords or filter by categories! Take Me To The RAPATTONI Learning Center NOTE: Video titles marked with an asterisk refer to optional features and functions that may not be available in your MLS....

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The Marketplace MLS Mandate

The Marketplace MLS Mandate – Part 1 of a 5-Part Series

The brokerage cooperative that has served real estate for more than 100 years has never faced more pressure. The path forward is affirmative transparency. It’s 2021. If you operate an MLS organization, or if you’re a REALTOR® who’s involved in oversight of your MLS, there’s never been a more complex time to make decisions about the MLS’s future. In a five-part series on MLS planning for 2021, we look at questions that all MLSs should be discussing as the year unfolds. The Marketplace MLS Mandate...

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CRMLS News Flash

Outage Alert | CRMLS listing photos are experiencing delays in distribution to Zillow

Some CRMLS listing photos are not currently appearing in Zillow. CRMLS Customer Care is aware of the issue and working to resolve ASAP. Thank you for your patience and continued support! Association Resource California Regional MLS 15325 Fairfield Ranch Road, Suite 200 Chino Hills, CA 91709 crmls.org T 800.925.1525 ext. 2059 E associationresource@crmls.org...

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Glendale City Rent Moratorium

Glendale City Eviction Moratorium and Rent Freeze

Emergency Order This post is to serve as a reminder that On Tuesday, October 20, 2020, the Glendale City Council adopted a revised Emergency Eviction Moratorium Order aligning the repayment schedule for past-due rent with Assembly Bill No. 3088 (“AB 3088”). Under Assembly Bill No. 3088, Glendale’s residential eviction moratorium was modified to have expired on August 31, 2020. Learn More About The City of Glendale EMERGENCY ORDER See California’s Rent Cap and Just Cause Eviction Law, Q&A Visit The California Rental Housing Association (CalRHA) Q&A...

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RealTrends - Path To Success

One Realtor’s Path to Success Through Involvement

“My parents were active in the industry as part of the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS®, Kansas Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®.  I saw the joy they took from this involvement and learned from them that the benefits far outweighed the time commitments. Little did I know, I would follow in their footsteps.” Read More This article was reprinted with permission of REAL Trends Copyright 2021...

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ANNUAL and QUARTERLY Fees Now Due

Both Annual -AND- Quarterly Fees Are Due in January

Just to recap, January is a busy month for paying both Annual Membership Fees and MLS Fees. On THE FIST DAY of every year, your Association Membership Fees are due.  This year, we are giving members 30 days to pay those fees. A GAOR Late Fee of $35 will be assessed beginning February 1st A C.A.R. Late Fee of $30 will be assessed beginning March 1st In THE FIRST MONTH of every year, the first of FOUR MLS quarterly installments is also due.  This year the first installment is due January 11th. GAOR iTech/CRMLS Late Fees Will Be Assessed Beginning January 12th Learn More About Fees Here Pay My Fees...

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2021 Quarter 1 MLS Fees Due

MLS Fees Due Monday January 11th

  The ability to pay your first quarterly MLS fees online is now open.  You are just one click away. Don't Be Late. Late Fees of $35 Will Be Assessed Beginning January 12th! Online payments are not accepted after January 11th. You will be required to submit a credit card authorization form.  Avoid the fee and the hassle. Can't pay online?  Learn all the methods for Paying Your MLS Fees....

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REimagine - Free C.A.R. Member Benefit

C.A.R. Has Available 40+ REimagine! Virtual Conference Sessions For Members

Great news! As an exclusive member benefit, C.A.R. has added all 40+ REimagine! Virtual Conference sessions on car.org. Watch and rewatch on-demand at your convenience. These session videos will stay on car.org and members can access them at any time, from anywhere, for FREE! It’s an excellent resource for you to learn emerging trends and new marketing strategies, stay on top of hot issues, and much more to help your businesses grow. The videos are behind a password-protected page, making them exclusive to members only. Log into the car.org website with your credentials.  They can also be found in the “Learn & Thrive” tab in our navigation bar under “Meetings & Events.”...

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