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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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....

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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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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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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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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....

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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....

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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Affiliate Spotlight with Deanna Scortino, TheKnifeGal.com – Wed August 19

ABOUT DEANNA SCORTINO: Deanna Scortino recently celebrated her 22-year work anniversary with Cutco! No one really knew the “high school knife job” would ever grow into what it has become, but needless to say, it has created an incredible life Deanna lives to this day. Not familiar with Cutco? The company was founded in 1949 and its product are still made in America! Deanna loves helping real estate and other professionals in keeping themselves “top-of-mind” with non-consumable closing gifts that their clients will use daily for the rest of their lives. Why does Deanna have such a high conviction in what she does?  Well, her own grandmother has owned Cutco knives for over 55 years and therefore Deanna has grown up with the product! CAREER HIGHLIGHT: Although Deanna was inducted into the Cutco Hall of Fame in 2009, Deanna’s most recent proudest moment was convincing her husband Chuck to get...

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Advancing Racial Equality

Advancing Racial Equality – Part 3

The Greater Los Angeles Association of REALTORS® is hosting a third in a series of webinars dedicated to “Advancing Racial Equality: Real Conversations for Real Change.”  Anyone is welcomed to join in on the conversation, Tuesday, August 18th, 2 p.m.  Here are links to past and future webinars: Advancing Racial Equality – PT 1 | Recording Advancing Racial Equality – PT 2 | Recording Advancing Racial Equality – PT 3 | REGISTER TO JOIN As industries and corporations, large and small tackle systemic injustice, here is an opportunity to learn first hand how we REALTORS® can be an instrument of change. We must get past the overwhelming waves of emotion ranging from anger, grief, and frustration. We have a role to play in healing our communities which will take years long after this historical inflection point in 2020. REALTORS® are well suited for being an instrument of change, due...

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BAOR and GAOR are Teaming Up to Present A ‘Legislative Update For Housing Providers’

BAOR and GAOR are teaming up to bring you a Legislative Update For Housing Providers.  The forum will provide important information and an expert guest speaker Daniel Yukelson, Executive Director of Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles.  AAGLA serves as a powerful advocate and lobbyist for rental housing providers at the local, county, state and federal levels of government. Come and learn about upcoming legislation affecting housing providers, multifamily investors, and REALTORS®.  Find out what to expect on the various ballot propositions that you and your clients will be voting on this November. This is a special online REALTOR® event, Tuesday, August 25th, at 9:00 am.  Meeting Topic:  Multifamily Housing in 2020: What You Need to Know! Following is your Zoom meeting information Advance Registration Required For This Meeting: https://carorg.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvdO2orDMqH9P8ZFh6g6XFcSeQ0oE5awsL   After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Feel free to share...

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Government Affairs with Laura Olhasso

Government Affairs Legislative Update with Laura Olhasso

With so much change happening in our local and state governments, it’s not easy keeping up with ordinances and legislative rules that directly affect our industry and daily professional lives. Please join us at our next Town Hall Meeting on August 5, to get a Government Legislative update by Laura Olhasso. Ask questions, give feedback on what is and is not working for you. See you Wednesday at 8:30 at our Local Town Hall....

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GAOR Establishes an Annual GoFundMe Campaign

Beginning in 1995, the S.T.A.R. program was designed for at-risk children between the ages of 9 and 14. Most are from low to moderate-income families in South Glendale. Students enter the program recommended by teachers, school administrators, and others. Typically, STAR has 12-20 children enrolled in the program. Many come from impoverished family situations, single-parent homes, or those without nurturing parents or families. The Glendale Association of REALTORS®  has been involved with this program for over 20 years. Visit our GoFundMe page to make a donation....

GAOR News Update

State of the Association

GAOR’s 2020 President Steven Small delivered the State of the Association address at our Annual General Membership Meeting on July 15, 2020. Good morning and welcome to the 2020 General Membership Meeting for the Glendale Association of REALTORS®. As a part of this meeting it is my role as your president to share with you the state of the association. As you know we have all have major challenges this year that no one could have anticipated. However, thanks to everyone’s dedication, resilience and flexibility we are in a strong position as an Association to move forward into the last half of this year and into 2021. The Association Our member count is 1,610 which includes active REALTORS®, secondary members and affiliates. The i-Tech MLS member count is 1,343. Both of these member counts are about 5% lower from this same time last year. I want to recognize the...

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Coming Soon Status - FAQs

‘Coming Soon’ Status FAQs

Does i-Tech MLS share ‘Coming Soon’ listings with any neighboring MLSs?For now, ‘Coming Soon’ listings are shared with CRMLS. It may be shared with other MLSs in the future. Contact GAOR for details What is the Coming Soon status?The i-Tech ‘Coming Soon’ status is defined as a property that is under a valid listing agreement but may not be shown to the public. What is the status color for Coming Soon listings?The status name and pin color on maps is a yellow-gold. What is unique about the Coming Soon status?A listing in the ‘Coming Soon’ status satisfies the requirement of NAR’s Clear Cooperation policy, MLS Rule 8.0. A listing broker may advertise and/or market a listing in the ‘Coming Soon’ status, but the property may not be shown to the public. Are there any requirements for marketing or advertising a ‘Coming Soon’ property?Yes. Marketing and Advertising of a property in...

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CRMLS IDX Bug

CRMLS IDX Issues With Agent Contact Information

One Thing Every Listing Agent MUST DO To Ensure CRMLS Users Have Access To Your iTech Contact Information With CRMLS, we have created a workaround to ensure that our agent’s profile information is transferring to, displaying in, and ultimately printing from CRMLS.  In short, here is what YOU need to do to ensure your contact information appears with your MLS listings in CRMLS.  Below are screenshots as a visual aid. Type in your contact information into each of your listings. Complete the Contact Order/Contact Phone 1 thru 6 fields, in part or in whole. These fields can contain an email address in addition to phone numbers. This is an example of how your contact information will appear in CRMLS if you DO NOT add contact information in the Contact Order/Phone fields. The only phone number will be your office’s primary phone. This is an example of how contact information appears in...

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C.A.R. Documents Scheduled For June 22 Release

C.A.R. Documents Scheduled for June

NOTE: The forms are tentatively scheduled for a June 2020 release. Depending on the comments received, and other priorities, CAR reserves the right to postpone the release date until December 2020 or take some other action. *Following, you will find the latest ‘redline’ copy of the June 2020 draft forms. These forms will be released the week of June 22, 2020.  Although in it’s final stage, we reserve the right to make last-minute changes....

Letter from GAOR on the Values of Justice and Fairness

Dear REALTORS®, Just a week ago we were sickened as we watched, as did many of you, the death of an African American man caused by police misconduct. It was so outrageous, that many other police agencies, including the Glendale Police Department, disavowed the actions of the Minneapolis officers and reaffirmed the need for trust and dialogue with the community. This weekend the resulting protests all over the United States – individuals exercising their right to free speech with the support of local police – were marred by violence and looting from others taking advantage of the moment. Glendale and Los Angeles County remain in a state of emergency with curfews in effect. The GAOR building at 124 S. Isabel St. as of today has not been subjected to violence or vandalism, and more importantly, we are grateful that GAOR members and staff are staying safe. We are all...

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GAOR Works With The Local Salvation Army

We are grateful to be a part of The Salvation Army’s mission to feed those in need. Where ‘Hope is Greater Than Fear.’ These challenging times are finding open kitchens, open arms, big hearts with simple solutions that have an immediate impact on our local Glendale community....

New Open House Rules

Open House New Rules

The Glendale Association of REALTORS® adheres to the C.A.R. guidelines (Log In Required) for showing properties using social distancing methods. In short, NO Open Houses are allowed under COVID-19.  Your office must have a policy that complies with CDC and CAL-OSHA guidelines, if your office doesn’t have one, then I suggest adopting the California Association of REALTORS® BPPP guidelines. Specifically: Sellers Providing Declarations Arranging showings Viewing the Property Provision of Sanitation Products and Protocols Cleaning and Disinfecting the Property Visitors Agreeing to “Posted Rules for Entry”...

National Association of REALTORS

NAR Special Report: Board Actions – 2020 Legislative Meetings

Special Report: Board of Directors Actions from the 2020 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings 2021 Budget, MLS Policy, NAR Campaign Changes Among Board’s Actions The National Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors passed new advocacy and MLS policies; approved the 2021 budget and funded important legislative and legal programs; ushered in the next slate of association leadership, and honored long-time leaders. And they did it all virtually at a meeting that capped off the 2020 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings....

REALTORS United - No Kid Hungry

REALTORS® Unite – No Kid Hungry

Dear Members: I’ve recently been working with six other local REALTOR®  associations to combine forces and unite behind an important cause. Feeding children in our local communities.  Click here to read more and learn how you can help....

C.A.R. Legal Documents and Useful Materials

Coronavirus Legal Documents and Useful Materials

The recent events surrounding the spread of the Covid-19 strain of the coronavirus has led to many questions about the continued enforceability of real estate contracts under the circumstances. Rather than risk an uncertain outcome in court or arbitration over such disputes, Buyers and Sellers may elect to address the unanswered issues contractually. The following materials will assist with potential issues in contracts and other issues related to best practices under the current conditions related to coronavirus....

Rapattoni Tips and Tricks

Rapattoni Tips & Tricks

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. 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....