Dynamic, concise, and engaging legal material to help you and your clients quickly and easily understand key legal issues pertaining to real estate. This month’s C.A.R. Legal Tools topic examines Investigation Contingency! Learn More >
Gain insights into California’s housing market through interactive dashboards. Select your metrics and see where the data takes you. Watch a video tutorial to learn more about how to best use and interpret C.A.R.’S market interactive dashboard reports. View Interactive Dashboards Here is a list of C.A.R.’s Interactive Reports: Housing Market Overview The Housing Market Overview reports are meant to provide our REALTOR® members and their clients with a current market snapshot of their local area of business or any other County and City in the state of California. Housing Market Overview YTD The Housing Market Overview YTD reports are meant to provide our REALTOR® members and their clients with a year-to-date comparative market snapshot of their local area of business or any other County and City in the state of California. Home Buyer’s Guide The Home Buyer’s Guide reports are meant to provide our REALTOR® members and their clients...Continue reading
Need a step up on which forms to use. Below is a couple of C.A.R. Quick Guides to help you for your client’s given situation. Here are some scenarios to consider… Single-family, 2-4 units, including condos, + ADUsRental property. Single-family or multi-familyNon-residentialVacant land. Urban lot or agricultural.Residential with agriculture use presentSeller in foreclosure. Single-family, 2-4 units, including condominiumsMobile/manufactured home. Whether on leased or rented land or in a parkProbate sales. Decedent’s estate, conservatorship, guardianship, or receivershipTenant-occupied property (full or at least one unit)Mixed-useTenancy-in-common saleStock cooperative saleProperty sold under court authorityNew Construction Not yet builtNew construction. Already built. Public ReportNew construction. Already built. No Public ReportProperty converted to condominium THE RIGHT FORM TO USE – BY TRANSACTION TYPE THE RIGHT FORM TO USE – BY FORM CODE
$75.00 Member Price Regular price $150.00 Date: Thursday, May 26, 2022Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.Location: Internet connection is required for this instructor-led webinar Course Overview: Stay up-to-date with the most widely used and trusted purchase agreement in California. This course will cover the entire California Residential Purchase Agreement (RPA) in detail step-by-step and the special situations during the real estate transaction. Get detailed instructions on how to properly complete and use the RPA form in all your transactions. Course Includes: PDF Course Manual and a SAMPLE copy of the NEW RPA Learning Objectives: Familiarize yourself with recent changes Understand the many changes made to the clauses Learn how to address wood-destroying pests Learn how to write offers without deposit checks Complete all mandatory and recommended disclosures Understand changes regarding how to deal with personal property items Learn how to create, modify, cancel, or close a transaction Ensure all commissions...
We’re excited to share that C.A.R.’s new member benefit, LionDesk CRM, is now live and at no cost to C.A.R. members! It is accessible inside REALTOR® Secure Transaction. LionDesk keeps leads and clients from falling through the cracks with features like pre-built drip campaigns that include email, text, and video, built-in reminders to keep you on task, and more! Claim Free Account
Financing the Dream of Homeownership Register Today! The STEPS Toward Homeownership program has been cut down into digestible sections providing resources for REALTORS® to educate renters, prospective first-time homebuyers, clients who have had a prior foreclosure or short sale, and Baby Boomers interested in helping their children or grandchildren become responsible homeowners. Experts will share philosophies on: Strategies for Financial Health Trends in the Economic Environment Engaging in the Process\ Products for Success Support from Beginning to End What’s in it for me? Attendees will acquire financial literacy knowledge and strategies to bolster your referral pipelines in the local community and help prospective buyers with financing expectations, down payment assistant options, and FHA vs. conventional loan programs. In addition, we have focused on the REALTOR® view as well, to give a reasonable understanding of how to stay involved, without taking on additional roles.
Please join us for C.A.R.’s Virtual Legislative Day 2022! Laura Friedman 1:00 pm C.A.R. is hosting fully virtual Legislative Day on Wednesday, March 2nd and we encourage you to join other REALTORS® from the Glendale Association Of REALTORS® in participating. Here’s Your Chance! If you’ve ever been curious about Legislative Day but couldn’t commit to going to Sacramento to experience it live, this Virtual Day is a great opportunity for you to learn the ropes! Here are some of the highlights of the content for the day: Hear from Lieutenant Governor Eleni KounalakisGet a state legislative update from C.A.R.’s Sr. Vice President of Government Affairs, Sanjay WagleSit in on a fireside chat with new C.A.R. CEO John SebreeGet an economic update by C.A.R.’s Deputy Chief Economist, Oscar Wei (The State of California’s Housing Market)Panels and seminars with lots of great policy updates and political informationVirtual Meetings with individual state legislators...Continue reading
This year is beginning with a significant win in stopping Assembly Bill 854 (Lee) which would have weakened the Ellis Act by forcing property owners to keep their rental business for at least five consecutive years. The REALTOR® Party of California was in strong opposition against this legislation for threatening the rights of property owners afforded under the Ellis Act. Sponsored by C.A.R., the Ellis Act (1985) protects property owners’ right to exit the rental property business if the operation is no longer sustainable. The Ellis Act (1985) protects property owners’ right to exit the rental property business if the operation is no longer sustainable. AB 854 would have unfairly forced owners to keep their rental business, even if they cannot afford to stay in business or need to move an ailing or elderly family member into one of their units. The pandemic has been particularly challenging for many small...
Double Your Impact in California! In 2022, California REALTORS® will have double the impact to the legislative process with TWO Legislative Days! C.A.R.’s Governmental Affairs Team anticipates a very busy legislative season which is why we need two events. Wednesday, March 2, 2022. This FULLY-VIRTUAL event, will help members become familiar with current legislation and how their voice counts in California. Wednesday, April 27 will be LIVE IN-PERSON with virtual aspects so REALTORS® can get back to doing what we all do best, Protecting Homeownership! Legislative Day is an opportunity for REALTORS® from across California to participate in meetings with their state legislators to discuss the issues that affect the real estate industry the most. Attending Legislative Day is not only a great investment in your business, but it will also provide you with an opportunity to hear from the state’s most dynamic political leaders and the leadership of your...Continue reading
In case you missed it, here is a brief (1 hr 54 min) discussion about the new RPA and other related ancillary forms.
The new C.A.R. RPA form (Residential Purchase Agreement) is now available for your review. The form can be downloaded effective today. Get more information from C.A.R. here. Curious what the changes are between the old and the new. Preview the deltas here. Did your eyes just glaze over flipping through all those changes! We strongly encourage you to take advantage of the resources C.A.R. has made available to REALTORS®. NOTE: There is still one scheduled RPA live training webinar to be given by C.A.R. on December 29. Here is one great oppoturnity to get your burning questions answered. If that were not enough, to get a jumpstart on all the changes, visit our YouTube channel to hear straight from our own resident expert and C.A.R. MLS board member Rick Bonyadi! Rick gave a 1 hour 54 minute overview at our Town Hall on Wednesday, 12/15/21. About the C.A.R. Residential Purchase...Continue reading
You may have heard by now that a new California Residential Purchase Agreement (RPA) is coming your way! The New RPA will replace the one you’re using in just a few weeks. GAOR is teaming up with the California Association of REALTORS® to offer you a comprehensive four-hour course for the New RPA at a special rate. If you sign up for the December 7 webinar we will extend you a 33% discount! Rather than the normal price of $75, you pay just $50. That’s a $25 instant savings – but you have to sign up at the link below, and you must sign up no later than December 2. The RPA is the cornerstone of every successful real estate transaction in California. There are several essential concepts, principles, and facts about this form that all REALTORS® should know. Get detailed instruction about how to properly complete and use the...
Defensible space is the “buffer zone” that homeowners create between a structure on the property and any flammable grass, trees, shrubs, or wildland area that surround it. There are state and local laws that require certain property owners to maintain defensible space on their property. Read The C.A.R. Quick Guide