GAOR broker owner manager meeting

GAOR Broker Owner Manager Meeting

Owner / Broker / Manager Meetings are geared toward issues facing real estate brokerages today. The topics are to offer you timely information to help you make business decisions and guide your agents to be more productive in today’s market and as we navigate 2020 societal changes. We are privileged to have two guest speakers: Jeanne Radsick, C.A.R. 2020 President as our keynote speaker Art Carter, CRMLS CEO Please join us in lieu of our Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, October 28 at 8:30 a.m....

Access Free NAR Legal Videos

Window to the Law A monthly video series covering topics applicable to legal compliance for real estate professionals, brokerages, and REALTOR® associations. As part of the Right Tools, Right Now program, NAR's Legal Affairs team is pleased to offer free video resources.  Search hundreds of legal cases, summarized by NAR's Legal Affairs department....

RE Events Presents RE Forward

Real Estate FORWARD Micro-Conference

Real Estate FORWARD Micro-Conference on Nov. 19, 2020, from 9 am-Noon.  This state-wide event will live stream to associations throughout California to give REALTORS® a jump on the competition for 2021. The event speakers include: C.A.R.’s VP Chief Economist, Leslie Appleton-Young with the 2021 Economic/Market Forecast (in one of her final appearances before retiring from C.A.R.), C.A.R.’s Assistant Legal Counsel Gov Hutchinson with the Legal Update (new forms & disclosures), and Interviews from nationally-known author-influencer Dan Smith. Regisration Form Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.Name or GAOR# *Email *Send Me My Registration Link Learn More...

2021 Committee Members Wanted

We are looking to association members to fill committee chairs for the upcoming year 2021.  We do not know what we have in store for us, which is why committee work is important to help the association navigate new territory in a new world. Please consider how your small effort can have such an important and lasting impact. We look forward to what 2021 can bring to us individually in our professions and what we can bring to the table in all that we do. Please consider serving your association and our industry.  ...

Advancing Racial Equality GAOR

Advancing Diversity in Real Estate and in Sacramento

A Panel Discussion with State Legislators on Racial Equality and Housing Featuring: The Honorable State Senator Anthony Portantino (D-25) The Honorable Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-41) The Honorable Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-43) Crystal DaCosta:  GLAR Board Member of the Black Business Caucus Friday, October 30 | 9:00 a.m. Advanced Registration Required Join us and hear the latest on racial equality and equity in our communities. Learn what we can do to promote fair housing. Find out what is happening in Sacramento and connect with our legislators who are representing us in the halls of the State Capitol. Discussion topics Fair Housing Diversity in education Affirmative action- how can we ensure all students receive an equal education? Diversity in policing. What can the state do to encourage local cities to move towards a community policing model to strengthen relationships between the police departments and communities they serve? Diversity within local and...

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GAOR Public Forum NO ON 15

GAOR Hosted Forum For ‘NO ON PROP 15’

Bring your buyers and sellers!  Bring colleagues and friends! Bring your questions! FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23rd @ 9:30 a.m. Be clear and communicate with urgency on how Proposition 15 is not a solution. Learn why this proposition is not good for our communities and local small businesses. Hear from and direct any questions you have to Robb Korinke, a leading expert on the NO ON 15 campaign. Robb Korinke Robb Korinke leads GrassrootsLab’s client activities in Southern California and specializes in state and local government, open data and transparency issues, digital communications, and community engagement. He served 4 years as the Executive Director of the Los Angeles League of Cities and has worked with local governments on key policy issues going back to 2004. He is also the Publishing Editor of CaliforniaCityNews.org, CaliforniaCountyNews.org, and CaliforniaPropositions.org. The NO ON 15 Campaign website is a great resource for learning about the issue....

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No On Proposition 15

No On 15

PROP 15 SUPPORTERS ADMIT HOMEOWNERS ARE NEXT The Yes on Prop 15 campaign is telling voters that they won’t come after homeowners. Statements over the years show that’s not true. Supporters of Prop 15 have admitted the next step is to repeal Prop 13 and increase residential property taxes — meaning skyrocketing housing costs for millions of Californians. We know the truth and we’ve got the proof that homeowners are next. Prop 15 has too many flaws and will increase the cost of living for all Californians. Learn the truth about the largest property tax increase in California history! Share flyers on your social media channels.  Please feel free to use any of the flyers provided here. NO on 15 – Flaw 4 – Admin Flaw Infographic NO on 15 – Flaw 6 – Housing Crisis Infographic NO on 15 – Myth vs. Fact Go To The NO ON...

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YES ON 19

Yes On 19

Limits Property Taxes Increases for Wildfire Victims With over 20,000 homes destroyed by wildfires in the past few years, too many wildfire victims face significant and sudden tax hikes for moving to replacement homes located across county lines, sometimes just a few miles from their damaged homes. Prop 19 provides needed tax protections and savings for wildfire victims, removing location restrictions to allow those forced to move due to wildfires to transfer their damaged home’s property tax base to a replacement home anywhere in California. Closing Unfair Tax Loopholes Prop 19 closes loopholes exploited by East Coast investors, celebrities, and wealthy trust fund heirs to avoid paying their fair share on vacation homes, beachfront rentals, and luxury estates. Gaming the system allows wealthy heirs to pay a few thousand dollars in property taxes on inherited homes worth $10 million., and forces middle-class families to pay property tax bills that...

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No On Proposition 21

No On 21

Grants New Powers to Regulatory Bodies to Impose or Modify Rent Policies – Without Public Oversight. Proposition 21 will change existing law to allow extreme rent control regulations and rules to be locally- enacted by unelected rent boards. These boards could change the cost and availability of housing with no requirements that they seek public input or that they hold a public vote. Eliminates Homeowner Protections. Proposition 21 allows regulators to tell single-family homeowners how much they can charge to rent out their homes – even if they just want to rent a single room. Homeowners will be subject to regulations and price controls enacted by unelected boards. Reduced Availability of Affordable and Middle-Class Housing. Independent academic experts from Stanford and U.C. Berkeley agree extreme rent control policies like those in Prop 21 discourage new construction and reduce availability of affordable and middle-class housing, driving up rents for many...

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zipForm Training Webinars

zipForm® Webinars

Below is a list of webinars from the Californa Association of REALTORS® website. Be sure to visit the C.A.R. website for the latest lineup or changes to their webinar offerings. Date/ Time Course Registration 10/20/20201 p.m. to 2 p.m. Grow Your Knowledge of Lone Wolf Transactions (zipForm Edition) – Learning the Basics Register here 10/22/20202 p.m. to 3 p.m. Lone Wolf Transactions (zipForm Edition) Best Practices in a Paperless World! Register here 10/27/202011 a.m. to Noon Sign Documents Electronically with Digital Signatures inside Lone Wolf Transactions (zipForm Edition) Register here 10/29/202010 a.m. to 11 a.m. Fill Contracts Out on the Go with zipForm® Mobile – and go Paperless! Register here 11/3/202010 a.m. to 11 a.m. Grow Your Knowledge of Lone Wolf Transactions (zipForm Edition) – Learning the Basics Register here 11/4/202010 a.m. to 11 a.m. Learn All the Advanced Features of Lone Wolf Transactions (zipForm Edition) Register here 11/10/202011...

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NCREA Fall Lineup

The National Commercial Real Estate Association (NCREA) is continuing to offer its Free 5-Part Commercial Real Estate Series for Residential & Commercial Agents interested in upgrading their services to their commercial investors.  The next course offerings are for the months of October thru December.  In the 5-Part series they will be covering the following topics: Investor Language – appointment setting scripts, Common CRE terminology, Deal Analysis, Prospecting overview Commercial Math – Analyzing the buyers-side of the deal Commercial Listings – working with sellers during and after COVID Commercial Proposals – Virtual and live commercial listing proposals demonstration, safety processes to add to your virtual presentation Advanced Commercial Prospecting – Advanced techniques to help increase trust, demonstrate knowledge of the Market, and exploring different approaches to different CRE Product types Register for This 5-Part Series 1-Day Course: Working with Investors in a Shifting Market. The leading authority on ‘Resimercial’ real...

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REVEI Courses

Revei Real Estate Education

Stress Free DRE Continuing Education in California. The simplest way to earn your DRE continuing education requirements with the Revei online learning system. Following are the course offerings.  You have multiple date options from which to choose. Residential Purchase Agreement      |     Oct 7, Nov 4 License Renewal Crash Course      |      Oct 9, Oct 16, Oct 23, Nov 13, Nov 20, Dec 4, Dec 11 Realtor Code of Ethics (COE) Due Every 3 Years      |      Nov 12 41 Standard Disclosures in Residential Real Estate      |      Nov 18, Dec 17 zipForm® Plus by LoneWolf      |      Dec 2 You can always stay up-to-date with Revei ‘EventBrite’ courses here. Residential Purchase Agreement OCTOBER 7th NOVEMBER 4th About this Event Everything you need to know about the Residential Purchase Agreement The 2 plus 1 plus 1...

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Glendale Chief of Police

Glendale Chief Of Police – OCT 14

GAOR is proud to have Glendale’s Chief of Police at our October 14 Town Hall meeting. Chief Carl Povilaitis will address community safety, real estate safety, or any other topics or concerns you have and need addressing. Please do not miss this Town Hall meeting.  Show up to show our Police Chief our support. Learn More About Our Glendale Police Department...

NAR RCR Realtor Content Resources

NAR Realtor® Content Resources

NAR's REALTOR® Content Resource(link is external) (RCR) offers free, original home ownership content you can use in your consumer communications. Add expert articles about home ownership, buying, and selling to your marketing efforts, and continue the conversation with clients long after the sale....

PFAR - VC Listings

PFAR and VC Listings

Following is an MLS update from our MLS Systems Administrator Rick Stever. OCTOBER 5, 2020 Original List Prices The issue is that CRMLS’s record for some PFAR and VC listings shows an Original List Price as blank. When we transfer the CRMLS copy into i-Tech, the field will show a $0.00 value. We have identified both pre and post-8/28/20 entered PFAR and VC listings with this issue and have reported them to CRMLS this morning. This should be a minor issue since it involves the data in the Original List Price field. This is used in Comparative Market Analysis reports as well as displayed in Listing Summary/Detail reports. I don’t believe there are a lot of our members with product monthly reports — but there are some. Some Photo Links Are Broken There also seems to be an issue with some broken photo links for PFAR and VC listings....

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NAR Financial Wellness Live Event

NAR’s Financial Wellness Live Event

Financial Wellness Live – Virtual Edition is all about investing in yourself, your business, and your future. NAR’s Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness will be hosting an all-day virtual event on Wednesday, October 7 starting at 8:00 a.m. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to hear from leading financial experts who will offer valuable insights that will help drive strategic growth and long-term stability for your personal and business success. Sessions Include: Session 1: What Keeps You Up At Night FinanciallyGain insight, answers and perhaps relief, when you hear from a Certified Financial Planner who will help you overcome common financial challenges REALTORS® face during this time. Session 2: Helping REALTORS® With Irregular Income Manage Their FinancesNavigate through a financial shock and develop money-saving strategies.Session 3: Retirement Planning for Independent Contractors Determine how much you will need for the retirement you envision and how to develop a retirement strategy...

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NAR Broker's Edge Events

NAR’s First-Ever Broker’s Edge Series

Registration is now open for NAR's first-ever Virtual Broker's Edge Series brought in two live-streamed events.  The next is on October 27, 2020. Brokers will receive informative information on how to best prepare their brokerage for the future with topics such as technology and virtual trends, cyber and data security,, the future of brokerages amid crisis, and financial tips....

No On Proposition 15

GAOR Stands United – No On Proposition 15

Your Immediate Help Is Needed Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 29, the Glendale City Council will vote on a resolution in support of Proposition 15, the split roll initiative.   Prop 15, if approved by the voters in November, will require commercial and industrial properties valued cumulatively at over $3 million to be taxed on market value rather than purchase price.  (Residential properties would continue to be taxed on the purchase price as today) .  This has the potential to cause increases in rents to small businesses already hurting badly from the COVID-19 pandemic.    Send the City Council an email right now.  Tell them they should be supporting our city’s small businesses  — not making it harder for them to stay afloat.   Tell them to vote NO on the resolution and NO on Prop. 15.    vagajanian@glendaleca.gov anajarian@glendaleca.gov pdevine@glendaleca.gov dbrotman@glendaleca.gov akassakhian@glendaleca.gov  Share flyers on your social media channels.  Please feel free...

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REALTORS® Conference & Expo

2020 REALTORS® Conference & Expo

GAOR Members, Now is a great time to make an investment in yourself and your business that will pay dividends for years to come. At NAR’s 2020 REALTORS® Conference & Expo you can take part in specialized education programming to optimize your experience and collect key insights specific to your business needs and goals. Join us to reset, refocus, and get reinvigorated to position yourself and your business for a big 2021! Register with your NRDS ID to begin registration. REGISTER TODAY! NAR Members: $199 | Non-Members: $249 Register for the Premier Access Pass to get unlimited access to all Governance activities and Conference and Expo sessions, November 2-18, 2020. Sales & Marketing StrategiesFinding Your RLegal Issues & Risk ManagementProperty Management BONUS: Receive a complimentary REALTORS® Conference & Expo T-Shirt for being one of the first 5,000 Premier Access registrants! Add the REALTORS® Relief Virtual 5K when you register...

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Optimum Seismic Workshop

Optimum Seismic Educational Seminar SEPT 22nd

Come join us for a free Seismic Retrofit Workshop & Educational Seminar!  The Glendale Association of REALTORS® and Optimum Seismic, Inc. invite you to a free informational workshop on seismic retrofitting and what you can do to protect your rental property investment. This meeting requires a Passcode. Meeting URL:  https://zoom.us/j/91787837293 Meeting ID:  917 8783 7293 Passcode:  For security reasons, please refer to your membership email where a passcode was provided.  Or Click Here to have the passcode emailed to you. As more cities start to consider retrofit ordinances, state law will soon require all multifamily properties to undergo inspections of their decks, balconies, stairways, and more. Soft story buildings and the importance of seismic retrofitting Seismic retrofit ordinances in the Glendale area Earthquake liability for property owners Identifying structural vulnerability on your building Types of buildings that need retrofitting and what’s involved Reasons to retrofit – protect your investment,...

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GAOR Diversity Update by Rick Spracher

As a preamble to an upcoming guest speaker Alina Dorian, Rick Spracher will give an Association update on Diversity and Inclusion. Rick will address how GAOR Defines diversity and the most recognized factors (race, sex, age, ethnicity, etc) Acknowledges our differences and celebrates them Increases awareness of diversity, biases, stereotypes, prejudices Please join us at our September 23rd Town Hall....

16th Annual State of The Schools - Virtual Breakfast

16th Annual State of the Schools Virtual Breakfast

The Glendale Educational Foundation (GEF) is gearing up for another wonderful year of supporting our great schools.  As a Gold Sponser, GAOR is cordially invited to attend the 16th Annual State of the Schools Virtual Breakfast on Thursday, October 1, 2020, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.   SAVE THE DATE!  A meeting link will be provided. At this year’s breakfast, we will have the opportunity to learn about the distance learning model being used by Glendale Unified, as well as other exciting new initiatives. This year alone GEF has been able to raise over $110,000 in our focus areas of Science & Technology, Health & Fitness, and Visual and Performing Arts, and the GEF Teacher Grant Program....

Census – Spread the Word

Beginning on Constitution Day, September 17, through Sunday, September 20, join Census Bureau partners nationwide in reminding your network that time is running out to respond to the 2020 Census.Share this 2020 Census graphic with your social media followers using the hashtag #2020Census, and post this 2020 Census banner on your website. Plan to send an email or text message reminder to your employees with a link to respond at 2020census.gov, and post a reminder on your intranet. Support your digital engagement with activities like chalking the sidewalks in your community. For example, social media reminders could be combined with “Chalk the Walk” reminders that ask your stakeholders and social media followers to chalk "last chance to be counted in the #2020Census" on their sidewalks. Time is Running Out Social Media Graphics: Graphic 1, Graphic 2 Time is Running Out Web Badges and Banner: Badge 1, Badge 2, Banner 2020 Census Outreach Materials Where to...

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Realtor Safety Day Replay

REALTOR® – Safety Day Replay

We were successful in bringing important information to many of our members! If you happened to have missed out, the Safety Day Replay is available for unlimited views for members through the end of September! Visit www.reevents.live to view part or all of the REALTOR® Safety Day....

crescenta valley weekly news - Ipad

GAOR Makes News in The Crescent Valley Weekly

GAOR was mentioned in the Crescenta Valley Weekly News for the City of Glendale Mayor’s Commendation given to the Association for the iPad donation made to the residents of the Glendale Post Acute Center. The Glendale City Council started its Tuesday meeting with a commendation for Steven Small and the Glendale Association of Realtors for their generosity in helping solve a problem that was raised at last week’s meeting.  The last caller of that evening, Teresa Romo, told the Council that she was a retired teacher and COVID-19 survivor at the Glendale Post Acute Center and that the residents there were desperately in need of devices to communicate with their families and to stay occupied during these tough times.  Small contacted Councilmember Paula Devine and the two proudly announced the donation of 50 iPads to the facility.  “We’re committed to doing everything we can do to help make Glendale...

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iPad Donation - City of Glendale Commendation - Steven Small - 2020 President

GAOR Honored With City Of Glendale Mayor’s Commendation

We recognize that times are tough for everyone during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Eldercare facilities have been the most vulnerable.  GAOR President Steven Small worked closely with the Glendale City Council, and in particular Councilmember Paula Devine to identify the Glendale Post Acute Center as a facility in need of assistance. We learned that patients at this facility were experiencing great difficulties with managing their own physical conditions and trying to keep in touch with loved ones and members of their communities.  Some members of the board came together to suggest that the association donate 50 iPads to the Glendale Post Acute Center. Our Board of Directors was happy to approve the donation. Steven Small, GAOR 2020 President was invited by Councilmember Devine to address the Glendale City Council, Mayor Vrej Agajanian, and the city at large in regard to this immediate need for eldercare facilities.  You can see...

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alexandra simpkins

GAOR Welcomes New Staff for Member Services and Support

The Glendale Association of REALTORS® welcomes Alexandra Simpkins to our staff. Alexandra will help provide member services and support in most of our practice areas including membership management, billing, and MLS support. She will join with the rest of GAOR staff in helping you stay on top of all the tools and resources that we want to make available to you so that you can improve your business. Alexandra has long-standing Glendale family roots. Her great grandparents settled in the Rossmoyne area of Glendale in 1920, the same year GAOR was established! She graduated from Hartwick College, New York in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in English. Her professional expertise is business relationships and management of the client experience.  She loves to travel, and adventure in the outdoors whenever possible.  She is mad about Shakespeare and 18th century American literature. She enjoys CrossFit at a boutique gym here in...

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Realtor Safety Month

REALTOR® Safety Month Activities

Dear Association Members,September is REALTOR® SAFETY MONTH. Please take the time during this month to read up and familiarize yourself with the many security risks real estate agents and our industry are exposed to on a daily basis. In the month of September, you will come across many communications on the topic of SAFETY and we hope that you can learn from them and more importantly share things learned.Below are two events that come highly recommended by GAOR.REALTOR® SAFETY DAY by RE-EVENTSREALTOR® SAFETY DAY is presented by GAOR and by nearly two dozen Associations around California. Thanks to GAOR’s support, you are able to attend this important online event for FREE! Don’t miss this line-up of industry experts as they discuss your safety needs. See our image below or CLICK HERE to register.REALTOR® SAFETY MONTH Webinar by NARThis FREE event is provided by NAR. Join many other REALTORS® nationwide...

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NCREA September Courses

NCREA September Classes – 5-Part Series Beginning Sept 10 & 1-Day Class Sept 16

NCREA is continuing to offer its Free 5-Part Commercial Real Estate Series for Residential & Commercial Agents interested in upgrading their services to their commercial investors.  The next course offerings are for the month of September through October.  In the 5-Part series they will be covering the following topics: Investor Language – appointment setting scripts, Common CRE terminology, Deal Analysis, Prospecting overview Commercial Math – Analyzing the buyers-side of the deal Commercial Listings – working with sellers during and after COVID Commercial Proposals – Virtual and live commercial listing proposals demonstration, safety processes to add to your virtual presentation Advanced Commercial Prospecting – Advanced techniques to help increase trust, demonstrate knowledge of the Market, and exploring different approaches to different CRE Product types   Register for the 5-Part Webinar Series NCREA encourages those attending the 5 part series to attend the 1-Day Math Course as it goes deeper into...

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Realtor Safety Day

REALTOR Safety Day

REALTORS® are traditionally among the most vulnerable professionals at work in the field. In addition to personal safety, the impact of the pandemic has resulted in an escalation of new problems, including an increase in commercial wire fraud and the occasional abusive reaction to state/county-mandated safety requirements. On September 11, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., RE Events Productions will live stream REALTOR® Safety Day, presented to many associations across the region. In addition to providing invaluable information, the event will raise funds for Peace Over Violence, an organization dedicated to stopping abuse and violence. Register with GAOR For FREE Admission Do Not Register at the RE Events website. Register with GAOR who has prepaid for your participation....

BAOR - GAOR - AAGLA Zoom Recrording and Slides

BAOR – GAOR – AAGLA Legislative Update Recording & Slides

In case you missed today’s Legislative Update given by Daniel Yukelson, Executive Director of Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles, here are two great ways to get caught up: The Meeting Recording (Passcode Required: dK.8i00K)The Slide PresentationVote NO on Proposition 21 – Sign Locations We hope you found the meeting topic:  ‘Multifamily Housing in 2020: What You Need to Know!‘ useful. If you feel there are other topics you would like to see covered and presented by other professionals or yourself, please reach out to the association with your ideas....

Upload and Manage Pictures

Rapattoni Tips & Tricks – Upload and Manage Pictures

Rapattoni periodically posts ‘Tips & Tricks’ for iTECH MLS users. The information provided in these posts is intended to help you become more familiar with all the great features and utilities offered in the Rapattoni (iTECH) MLS. Today’s video is on ‘Upload and Manage Pictures.’ Remember, your ‘Tips and Tricks’ link is available on your iTECH MLS Home page. Locate the Support Center module on your MLS Home page and click the ‘Tips and Tricks’ link....

Table Talk with RPR

Table Talk with RPR

Here is a great opportunity for GAOR members to get all your questions answered in this round-table discussion with some key RPR representatives. A one-hour live event SEPT. 29th (12 pm Pacific Time) for you to learn, ask questions, and engage with RPR Trainers. Think of it as more of a “hangout”, than a super-structured webinar or class.  At this casual event, you’ll: Be presented with RPR’s latest features; plus helpful tips and shortcuts Participate in a Q&A session with instant answers and feedback Hear answers to other user FAQs...

CLOUD CMA Bug Fix

CLOUD CMA Bug Fix

Dear GAOR members, A fix has been put in place to address the disconnect iTECH had with Cloud CMA!  If you happened to have implemented the recommended workaround for using CLOUD CMA, here are instructions for reverting those profile setting changes. CLOUD CMA  This process is ONLY for agents that implemented the temporary workaround: Go directly to CloudCMA by entering www.CloudCMA.com Click on the login button in the upper right of the screen. Enter your email address and MLS password. Once logged in, click on the round circle in the upper right corner of the CloudCMA drop-down line. From the drop-down menu, select “Account Settings”. Select “MLS Credentials” from the list of Account Settings options. Make certain the MLS Provider is set to “ITECH MLS – Glendale AOR” Remove the “ITC-” from your MLS ID if it appears under MLS User ID. Enter your MLS password. Click on Update...

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RPR Learning Center

What Is The RPR Learning Center?

RPR Learning Center is an intuitive interface that allows agents, practitioners, brokers, and others to customize their learning path according to how, when, where, and what they want to learn. Supporting a thriving real estate business, the responsive system allows users to self direct their experience by selecting topics and learning types they find most relevant. The interface offers a variety of learning styles as well. From micro-learning (shorter, easily consumable quick start guides) and macro-learning (deeper mastery of a subject or skill by way of an eBook or webinar), to spaced-learning (courses broken into sections with quick video tutorials arranged by topic).  WHAT IS RPR? Learn about this powerful tool for REALTORS® RPR RESOURCES Grab-and-go content for member communications TRAINING Meeting you where you are … anytime, anywhere FROM THE FIELD REALTORS® share their RPR success stories RPR Learning Center offers many types of study:  Quick Starts  |Start...

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Otto Catrina CAR - Town Hall Guest Speaker

Town Hall Guest Speaker SEPT 9 – Otto Catrina – CAR President-Elect

Please join us on September 09, at 8:30 a.m. at GAOR’s Town Hall Meeting to welcome Otto Catrina, C.A.R. 2021 President-elect . Otto Catrina is the broker/owner of Catrina Real Estate in Castro Valley, California.  In addition to serving his clients, Catrina also is active with his local, state, and national associations of REALTORS®. At the local level, Catrina was 2011 president of the Bay East Association of REALTORS®, where he served on various committees, including Strategic Planning, Board of Directors, Marketing, Professional Standards, and Local Government Relations. Distinguished in the real estate industry, Catrina has been recognized by the Bay East Association of REALTORS® with numerous honors. He received the Association’s prestigious “REALTOR® of The Year” in 2007, the John A. Deadrich Distinguished Service Awards in 2009 and the Outstanding Leadership Award in 2019. Catrina also serves as a State Director for the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, where...

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Cloud CMA SSO Bug

Cloud CMA Known Bug

This Issue Has Been Resolved! Click Here If You Implemented The Workaround Outlined Below and Need to Revert Your CLOUD CMA Changes. ISSUE A new bug has developed where agents are unable to access CloudCMA. In short, W&R Studios made changes to their data/processes that are causing SSO (single-sign-on) login failures for our members accessing CloudCMA. Apparently, they updated our agent’s MLS IDs to include CRMLS’s ‘ITC-‘ prefix.  CloudCMA support has sent this issue to their development team with a request for a high priority fix.  No ETA yet. There is a short-term workaround, but there is a caveat.  If an agent implements this fix, they will have to undo it once CloudCMA fixes the i-Tech MLS ID prefixing issue. WORKAROUND The workaround is to access CloudCMA directly at www.cloudcma.com. Here are the steps to follow: The agent will be prompted for their email address and MLS password. Once...

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Supra Service Hours

Supra Service Hours at GAOR

Most Supra services and payments can be handled online or over the phone. However, in some cases, you may need to come to the office. Due to local regulations, we must limit staff hours in the building. With this in mind, please adhere to the following: Call or email us in advance and make an appointment to come in. The appointment windows are Tuesdays and Fridays from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. only. Please do not be late or come to the building outside of these times. Do not show up without an appointment. If you miss your appointment time then reschedule with the staff to come in during the next appointment window. If you have a major emergency and need a Supra box right away, contact us. SOON….We will have a new phone system in place that the staff will be able to pick up remotely. FOR NOW…the quickest...

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Implicit Bias Training

NEW | NAR Implicit Bias Training Video for Members & Associations:

As part of its commitment to addressing racial injustice in America, the National Association of Realtors® has begun circulating a new 50-minute implicit bias training video to its members and association staff. Partnering with the New York-based Perception Institute, NAR’s online video draws upon recent research to illustrate how the human brain’s automatic, instant association of stereotypes with particular groups can cause people to treat those who are different from them unfairly. Scientific evidence also suggests these biases persist despite people’s best intentions and often without conscious awareness.    READ MORE HERE....