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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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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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....

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”...

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....