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...

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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GAOR Delivers Donation to Armenia Fund

GAOR donated $120,000 for immediate humanitarian aid in the region GLENDALE, Calif. – December 9, 2020 – In keeping with its pledge to support the humanitarian emergency in Armenia which has also affected the local community, the Glendale Association of REALTORS® (GAOR) delivered on December 3, 2020, a donation of $120,000 to Armenia Fund for humanitarian aid to civilians impacted during and after the hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan that have taken place this fall. In order to help share this story with the local community, GAOR President Steven Small appeared on the Glendale-based Armenian American Broadcasting Corporation (AABC) on November 6, 2020. AABC host and Glendale Mayor Vrej Agajanian interviewed Steven Small and presented the GAOR story in English and Armenian. The Armenia Fund is a non-profit and non-sectarian organization whose mission is to help the people of Armenia and Karabagh through humanitarian and infrastructure development. GAOR continues...

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No Town Hall Meetings December 23 and 30

No GAOR Town Hall Meeting Dec 23rd and Dec 30th

We thank everyone who joined us in 2020 to participate in our weekly Caravan and eventually online Town Hall.  We weathered the storm and are all the better prepared for 2021. For the last two weeks of December, the Town Hall will go dark.   There will be no meeting on December 23rd and 30th. We look forward to continuing our weekly tradition online next year, beginning January 6, 2021. Keep well and have a safe, socially-distant, heartfelt holiday connection with family, loved ones, friends, and neighbors.    We hope you surround yourself with love in whatever way it is expressed.   Remember, “Distance Makes The Heart Grow Fonder.”  ...

Annual Member Renewal

Membership Renewal December 31st

  Now accepting payments for your GAOR, NAR, & C.A.R. annual membership. Membership Renewal is Due By December 31st. A $35 GAOR Late Fee Will Apply Beginning February 1st! An Additional $30 C.A.R. Late Fee Will Apply Beginning March 1st! Pay Online Now.  Don't Be Late. Avoid the Late Fees! To pay, go to your member center and in the left-hand column, click on the following... Your Annual Board Dues Online - Due 12/31/20 Can't pay online?  Learn all the methods for paying your MLS fees....

2020 Holiday Giving Fundraiser For Local Charities @ $400

Dear Members, We can not thank you enough for the outpouring of support that we have seen during this incredible year of challenges. There is no denying that there is a real loss for many local Glendale businesses and the people they employed.  Now, more than ever, our local community will be looking to GAOR to help support their efforts to meet the overwhelming demand for their services brought about in 2020.  We have one last opportunity to give back to our community. With that, GAOR is launching a holiday GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the trusted charities that we have come to know and appreciate. Food For Thought Pantry (Glendale Community College) Glendale Education Foundation Glendale Humane Society The Salvation Army S.T.A.R. Kids (Glendale Police Dept.) Veteran's Village Any amount you can give toward this fundraiser will be very much appreciated.  Our GoFundMe campaign will be open...

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

We are grateful for our members and your commitment to excellence!  This year served up so many challenges that brought about opportunities for positive actions, results, and outcomes.  A special ‘Thank You’ goes to our board of directors and serving committee members. The GAOR office will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 26th and 27th. HAPPY THANKSGIVING...

itech mls - special condition field

iTech Special Conditions Field Has 4 New Options

On November 2nd iTech added four new options to our Special Conditions field.  This field defines the Type of Sale such as Standard or Probate.  The four new options are: Conservatorship HUD Owned Third Party Approval Trust This field allows multiple selections so an agent could select Trust and Third Party Approval for the same property.  These values have been available in CRMLS’s listings but we weren’t able to display them. Rapattoni is updating listings that have one or more of these values for all our Active, Active Under Contract, Pending, Hold, and Withdrawn data share listings....

iTech and CRMLS

CRMLS Press Release

GAOR Joins CRMLS and will continue offering i-Tech MLS, CRMLS/Matrix, and CLAW GAOR is pleased to announce that we are joining the California Regional Multiple Listing Service (CRMLS) and at the same time we will continue offering our members the same i-Tech MLS experience that you have come to know from past years. Our new partnership will help preserve the preferences of those of our members to want to maintain their real estate business on i-Tech. This effort comes thanks to new technology innovation from GAOR’s MLS partners, both CRMLS and Rapattoni Corporation, which supplies the software tools that provide i-Tech to our members. Real estate professional members of GAOR will continue to use their familiar Rapattoni i-Tech MLS system, with more access to CRMLS’s best-in-class products, services, training, and support — coming soon. CRMLS anticipates no disruption to technical services for GAOR members at present. “We are pleased...

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Humanitarian Aid Effort to Armenia Fund

GAOR Announces Major Donation to Armenia Fund for Urgently Need Humanitarian Aid in the Region

Glendale Association of REALTORS® Major Donation to Armenia Fund   While civilians are under threat in Nagorno-Karabagh, GAOR donates $120,000 for immediate humanitarian aid    GLENDALE, Calif. – October 28, 2020 In light of the ongoing hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan and the devastating impacts on unarmed civilians and non-combatants in the region, the Glendale Association of REALTORS® (GAOR) has recognized the need for immediate assistance and has pledged a significant donation for humanitarian aid. To provide assistance to civilians in this difficult time, GAOR has pledged a donation of $120,000 to the Armenia Fund, a non-profit and non-sectarian organization whose mission is to help the people of Armenia and Karabagh through humanitarian and infrastructure development. GAOR urges members of our community to assist where they can in helping with humanitarian assistance for affected civilians including donations of clothing, food, medicines, and housing. “Our twofold mission is to support...

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Veteran's Day - Holiday - Office Closed

Veteran’s Day! GAOR Office Closed

We honor all those who have served to build our nation and defend our liberties. The GAOR Office will be closed Wednesday, November 11th. We will not be hosting a Town Hall Meeting this week. More importantly, we Americans can not give enough for the sacrifices made in defense of our liberties that we sometimes can take for granted in a democracy.  It is important to be reminded of this patriotic holiday.   Our thoughts, prayers and support are always with those who have served and continue to serve our nation.   Enjoy the holiday and send a BIG thank you and a virtual hug to anyone you know who has served or is serving our imperfect union for the greater good. ...

STAR Kids Movie Night in October

S.T.A.R. Kids Movie Night Was a Big Success

On October 23, GAOR helped sponsor a S.T.A.R. Kids outdoor movie night.  They had an amazing night decorating pumpkins and watching Pixar’s Coco in the great outdoors. Per Steven Small, “It was great seeing the John Maghaguian of the Glendale ‘Youth & Family Services’ program along with the kids, officers, and everyone else!” This magical event took place at Pacific Park on the multipurpose field from 7-9 p.m. Pictured with the kids are the ‘Wish List’ gifts that GAOR donated.  GAOR also provided all the pumpkins used for the kids to decorate. STAR Kids with Steven Small , John Maghaguian and Glendale PoliceSteven Small with John Maghaguian and Glendale Police Officer...

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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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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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 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....

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....

STAR Kids -GoFundMe

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....