We are happy to bring back both the Glendale and Sunland/Tujunga Caravans. Our meeting before Caravan will still be virtual via our weekly Town Hall. To have your listing published in i-Tech… Members, please add Broker Open Showings in i-TECH MLS. See some reference screenshots below. Non-members, please complete this form. All REALTORS® are encouraged to show up to our Town Hall meeting to pitch your listing to our membership. Listing photos will be displayed while you give your best elevator pitch (45-90 seconds). Town Hall Meeting: Wednesdays @ 9:00 a.m. Glendale Broker Opens: Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sunland / Tujunga Broker Opens: Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. See you there. Best of luck with your listing. Caravan Request Form for Non-members Members. To refresh your memories on what to do, here are the steps: In MLS, open listing Detail pageClick ‘Revise Listing’In...
NAR President, Charlie Oppler discusses challenging issues that ultimately affect all REALTORS®. Mr. Oppler sets the record straight on misconceptions by some about the real estate industry. Commissions for real estate agents and brokers are negotiable. Always have been. Always will be. Let’s put that on the table right now.Charlie Oppler, NAR President Watch The Interview Read President Oppler’s Op-Ed
The GAOR offices will be closed July 5th to celebrate Independence Day! Please have a safe holiday weekend.
View Candidate Statements Here Dear Members, As is required by our bylaws and policy, the Nominating Committee announces a Nomination by Petition and releases the final slate as shown below. GAOR has received enough verified petition signatures to add a second candidate for the position of President-Elect. Thank you to all the candidates running for these seats on our Board. We are grateful for your dedication and volunteerism to our Association. We will publish all the candidate statements this Wednesday, June 23rd. Officer candidates are invited to speak at the June 23 Town Hall meeting and Board candidates are invited to speak at the June 30 Town Hall. Candidates should watch for a separate message with more details. Nominating Committee Slate for the 2022 GAOR Officers and Directors Board of Directors (four seats open): Vivian Long Eddie Minassian Vahe Saginian Keith Sorem Treasurer: Addora Beall Vice President: Sevak Sohrabian President-Elect:...
As of June 15, the California economy will reopen and, with limited exceptions, will return to normal operations. NEARLY ALL COVID PROTOCOLS WILL END No physical distancing for attendees and customers No cleaning No posted rules of entry required No PEADS or any other type of sign in No one will have to agree to an office prevention plan No one will have to attest to their current health status No capacity limits (below 5,000) No restrictions on door knocking or handing out flyers STAY TUNED!
View List of Candidates Here Dear Members, As is required by our bylaws and policy, the Nominating Committee releases the below slate of candidates for you to consider as you vote for your 2022 Association leadership. Nominating Committee Slate for the 2022 GAOR Officers and Directors Board of Directors (four seats open): Vivian Long Eddie Minassian Vahe Saginian Keith Sorem Treasurer: Addora Beall Vice President: Sevak Sohrabian President-Elect: George Khachatourian The four Director positions are for two-year terms, while the Officer positions of President-Elect, Vice President, and Treasurer are for one year each. For detailed information on the roles and eligibility requirements of each position, download the document “Duties and Responsibilities of Elected Officers and Directors” The results will be announced at GAOR’s General Membership Meeting by President Rick Bonyadi on Wednesday, July 14. Please note that we added a few days to the end of the election calendar in...
View List of Candidates Here Dear GAOR Members, The 2022 Leadership Election is coming up! Please review this important information for voting members and for candidates. These Frequently Asked Questions outline the petitioning and voting process. Stay tuned for future communications from GAOR as the election date gets closer. When are the election results announced? The results will be announced at GAOR’s General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, July 14. Please note that we added a few days to the end of the election calendar in order to accommodate our regular town hall audience which normally meets on Wednesdays. Under this schedule, the online election will begin as on Wednesday, June 23, and will close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 9. The deadline for turning in petitions is now Friday, June 18. These minor changes are in keeping with GAOR’s bylaws and policy. Contact GAOR for more details. I want...
Here are some famous quotes worth contemplating. Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.Unknown This is the day we pay homage to all those who didn’t come home. This is not Veterans Day, it’s not a celebration, it is a day of solemn contemplation over the cost of freedom.Tamra Bolton How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes.Maya Angelou As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.John F. Kennedy No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.St. Ambrose Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.Harry S. Truman...Continue reading
GAOR’s Centennial Celebration Has Been Pushed Back One Week! SAVE THE DATE! September 23, 2021 Stay Tuned For More Information To Come! Hint: The Celebration Will Take Place at The Chevy Chase Country Club!
GAOR plans to re-open our store soon. In addition to the products we have traditionally carried, we would like to know what works and does not work for YOU! We have created this survey and request form to get to you the products you would like most. GAOR STORE Survey
Hello, As we plan for our Centennial Celebration in September, we are looking to share stories of how you have seen this organization grow and change over the years. No story is too big, too small, or trivial. Any insight would be invaluable. Do you know anyone who mentored you in the Real Estate industry? Would they have a story to share? Things we are hoping to collect: Stories Images Documents Objects GAOR will record video interviews GAOR will record audio interviews Submit Your Stories Here Share this post and help us spread the word!
Critical changes to CRMLS Rules & Policy arrive May 1st Matrix and i-Tech Members Based on feedback from the CRMLS community of real estate professionals, filtered through our committees, and approved by our Board of Directors, we’re making a few changes to the CRMLS Rules and Regulations. Effective May 1, 2021, we will update the CRMLS Rules and Regulations and publish them on the Compliance page of the CRMLS website. We encourage you to read a two-page summary of the rule changes, located here. To summarize, here’s a brief overview of some of the most impactful changes: 12.23 Business Days Definition. For all purposes of this ruleset, “Business Days” shall be defined as Mondays through Saturdays, not including holidays Addition of new rule (14.5) regarding MLS staff modifying fields and data points within listings In connection with new rule 14.5, violations of rules 7.8 (Mandatory Delivery of Listing Agreement) and...
The GAOR Office will close earlyat 1 p.m. on Good Friday. Have a Happy Easter with Family & Extended Family
Coming Thursday, Feb 25 will be a modern iTech launch page. It will have the links you are already familiar with, as well as a few other common links added for convenience. From this page you can: Access your iTech MLS Dashboard Search for Properties Search for Offices and Agents Access your agent portal to pay member dues Access GAOR’s Credit Card Authorization form to pay for dues (often needed when paying past the online cutoff date) Contact iTECH/CRMLS Support Center CALL the iTECH/CRMLS Support Center Link directly to GAOR.org We do not anticipate any disruption of service to iTech MLS. iTech MLS
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The GAOR Office will be closed Monday, February 15 Have a Safe Holiday Weekend Learn More About The History of President’s Day
In case you missed it, following are two clips of two segments from last week’s Town Hall Meeting on January 27, 2021. Greg Astorian gives an update on Rent Moratorium. Anthony Santillo shares insights on Proposition 19 that will be going into law.
If GAOR garners 100 followers, we have the ability to customize our YouTube channel URL. So, be sure to follow us on YouTube. I’ll Follow GAOR on YouTube!
GAOR Office Will Be Closed January 18 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King! Have a Safe Holiday Weekend.
Going forward, the GAOR Weekly Town Hall Meeting will now start at 9 a.m. on Wednesdays. Your meeting link and password are provided in the Weekly Newsletter Notice that goes out to members.
This one-minute video serves as a reminder to us all, the purpose of the REALTOR® Action Fund, and why it is vital to The Real Estate industry and the livelihood of your business. What Is the REALTOR Action Fund? Contribute To The RAF
CRMLS supports fair housing opportunities for all. Find resources to help you understand fair housing laws and best practices from national, state, and local Associations of REALTORS®. Bookmark This CRMLS Resource Page
NAR will host monthly training to provide guidance on the changes to the Code of Ethics that was approved by the NAR Board of Directors on November 13, 2020. Registration Required. Expect to hear more from us on the topic as we adhere to the new standards in 2021.
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
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.”
Dear Members, Thank you for being a part of a historic first for our Association. We were charting unfamiliar territory hosting a virtual live event, but we as an organization pulled it off and left a positive impact based on the feedback we have received. During the broadcast, we fielded over 40 live comments as well as many offline accolades. We are both encouraged and humbled by the positive feedback. For those of you who could not make the event, it can be played back at your leisure. We hope you enjoy watching this annual tradition as much as we enjoyed producing and hosting it! Please visit https://www.gaor.org/installation/ and feel free to leave us comments. We welcome your feedback. Watch the 2020 Awards & Installation
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
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 to...Continue reading
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 real...
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.
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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 Glendale...Continue reading
The CEO and President revealed at the annual General Membership Meeting the new GAOR logo. Look for it in all of GAOR’s communications in the future.
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 work...
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 feeling...
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.
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.
To pitch a property at our Wednesday Town Hall meetings, please email Robert at firstname.lastname@example.org by 4 p.m. on Tuesdays. Robert will have your listing ready to showcase with our members as you give your best elevator pitch. We look forward to hearing your pitch!