Panel Discussion - Legal Discussion

Panel Discussion NOV 1 @ 8:30pm

EVENT MEMORIES EVENT Join us and other REALTORS® to learn how to be compliant and most importantly within the law when it comes to real estate transactions. Share OurMobile Post Card With A Colleague Members Register Here Non-members Register Using Our FORM Below This panel will explore legal issues that commonly come up during a transaction. Our panelists will discuss: Top 10 Things To Know To Help Avoid Legal Issues and Headaches in Real Estate Learn The Common Mistakes Made in Escrow How Trust and Probate Work Lending in a Trust Name / Lender Requirements Top Legal Mistakes in Representing Buyers, Sellers, and Tenants Coffee and Porto Pastries Will Be Served Our Panelists: Collette Bonyadi Bonyadi Pashai Law collette@bonyadipashailaw.com 424-234-3103 May Shalhoub Movement Mortgage may.shalhoub@movement.com 818-599-8305 Avo Shilvarju Live Escrow avo@liveescrow.us 818-394-8669 Your Moderator Sevan Gorginian Gorginian Law sevan@gorginianlaw.com 818-928-4445 Members Register Here Brought To You By Your GAOR Affiliates...Continue reading

DRE Survey

DRE Industry Advisory Survey by Nov 8

DRE is hoping to get input from as many licensees as possible! DRE is offering three hours of CE in exchange for providing them with your expert feedback.They are looking for on-the-job requirements that our state’s licensed real estate professionals intimately know. Earn three hours of continuing education credit by helping update California’s real estate licensing exams. SACRAMENTO – California’s more than 434,000 licensed real estate agents all have important knowledge and expertise about the job requirements of our state’s licensed real estate professionals. With that in mind, the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) is urging all licensees to share that knowledge with us. DRE has partnered with PSI to conduct a job analysis survey. The information we gather will be used to update the state’s two real estate licensing exams. As a thank you for completing the survey, DRE will give licensees three hours of Continuing Education-Consumer Service credit. Licensees...Continue reading

Fair Housing Day – April 11

Free Virtual Event For C.A.R. MembersApril 11, 2023 REGISTER HERE This single-day fair housing event will feature exciting keynote speakers, industry leaders, and practitioners with deep experience working to expand homeownership opportunities. You’ll learn critical business tools for California’s diverse markets, fair housing basics, and have an opportunity to find out more about how to help Californians from every community become homeowners. Regardless of niche or market, every California REALTOR® should attend this important event! Takeaways: Use the same initial process with each new buyer: consider a checklist. Show buyers every home that meets their criteria that is within their desired regions. Don’t disparage any communities or omit any areas within buyers’ desired regions. Avoid recommending neighborhoods or schools. Review C.A.R.’s Fair Housing and Discrimination Advisory form with all clients. Discuss bias and fair housing responsibilities with sellers and residential investor clients. Reserve your free spot here.Continue reading

CRMLS Matix Training

CRMLS Training Schedule

Live Online CRMLS Training CRMLS works to keep real estate professionals educated and up to date with all systems, products, and compliance.  Below are the tools and resources we offer to elevate your skill set with CRMLS systems and products: Resources Webinars: Live online training sessions are available for all CRMLS users. Training Requests: Request office, team, and/or individual training sessions. Knowledgebase: Access education resources anytime for Matrix. YouTube Channel: Watch recorded webinars and how-to videos to keep updated on any new CRMLS news, important rules, regulation changes, and more!  Click here to access and subscribe to CRMLSTV. Reach Out for Assistance: CRMLS is here to help you succeed and thrive in your real estate business.  Support is available 7 days a week. Education: Email Trainingrequest@crmls.org Customer Care: 800-925-1525 (Mon-Fri 8:30am-9:00pm and Sat-Sun 10:00am-3:00pm) Submit a ticket here Compliance: Chat and Compliance resources here Live Online CRMLS Training Training Requests Matrix Knowledgebase CRMLS TV (YouTube Channel) Schedule...Continue reading

New RPA Jan 9 2023

The NEW RPA – Webinar JAN 9 – 1:30 p.m.

January 9, 20231:30 p.m. 20 paragraphs in the RPA have new or revised language effective December 20, 2022.  Are you aware of them all? Nine other forms were also revised. Two new forms were created, too. Are you aware of them and the impact they could have on a sales transaction? 10 forms were discontinued. Join C.A.R. attorneys Neil Kalin and Justin Murakawa on January 9 at 1:30 pm to learn all about these new, revised, and discontinued forms. NOTE: This webinar will not cover the new Buyer Representation forms or the new and revised Property Management forms. They will be covered in separate webinars.  See the Legal Live webinar page for registration to those webinars. Sign up for this RPA and Revised Forms webinar.  There will be plenty of time allotted for Q & A! Register Here

New RPA with Gov Hutchinson

New RPA – Gov Hutchinson – OCT 19

Sharpen your knowledge to successfully close transactions by completing this course. Learn what to do with all mandatory and recommended disclosures and ensure all commissions are paid in full and on time! This course offers you the unique opportunity to familiarize yourself with California’s most widely used and trusted purchase agreement. Learn to write offers quickly and close transactions! REGISTRATION REGISTRATION: Contact Monica at 626-795-2455 x221 or email: events@pfar.org LOCATION: Altadena Library | 600 E. Mariposa Street | Altadena, California

Legal Live Webinar

Legal Live Webinar | Oct 18, 1:30-2:30p

Join C.A.R. attorneys for a discussion about all the various entities in real estate transactions and what documentation is required when a seller or buyer is a Trust, Corporation, LLC, or other entity. We will also talk about the effect of how you write contracts on the escrow and transaction and will sprinkle in some other hot topics as well. DATEOct. 18, 2022 TIME1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. REGISTER

Sign Documents Electronically with Digital Signatures inside Lone Wolf Transactions (zipForm Edition)

Digital Signatures – Aug 9, 11 am

Register even if you cannot and be emailed a recording! Sign Documents Electronically with Digital Signatures inside Lone Wolf Transactions (zipForm Edition) Have you tried using zipLogix Digital Ink®? It’s a free member benefit and gives you access to unlimited digital signatures for transaction documents within Lone Wolf Transactions (zipForm Edition)? What about DocuSign®? It’s a powerful online subscription signing solution that integrates with Lone Wolf Transactions (zipForm Edition). This session will cover: Sharing forms like SPQ & TDS Gathering signatures with zipLogix Digital Ink® and DocuSign® Bringing in outside form Answering your questions Sign Up Today! August 9, 11am – 12pm REGISTER

Lone Wolf Transactions (zipForm Edition) Best Practices in a Paperless World!

Best Practices – Aug 11, 1 pm

Register even if you cannot and be emailed a recording! Wondering how to work from home in an effective manner? We are here to help! Join us for a webinar to cover best practices in a paperless world, and learn the shortcuts that will make you effective when you’re out in the field or working from home. This session will cover: Emailing and signing documents digitally Sharing docs with your clients using zipCommunity™ Answering your questions Sharing forms like SPQ & TDS Sign Up Today! August 9, 11am – 12pm REGISTER

CRMLS Compliance Quiz

CRMLS Compliance Quiz

How well do you know the CRMLS Rules and Regulations? Enough to get a perfect score on the new CRMLS Compliance Quiz? Test your skills and take this short quiz. Results are completely anonymous. CRMLS created it to help you and your colleagues learn important MLS rules in a low-stakes environment. Take a minute to navigate the common transaction pitfalls and make your potential mistakes here in this quiz, and not through a violation notice! Take The Compliance Quiz

Happy Flag Day

In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777, by the resolution of the Second Continental Congress, as stated: “Resolved, that the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.” Happy Flag Day! Learn More…

GAOR Survey - Caravan Meetings

Survey About GAOR Caravan Meetings

Please take a moment to answer a few questions about our weekly Caravan meetings. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.1. How should GAOR Conduct Caravan Meetings aka for Broker's Open?Keep GAOR Caravans meetings online so I can attend virtuallyLet’s return to weekly in-person Caravan meetings at a local facility in GlendaleI see the benefit of meeting once a month in-person, but let’s continue to hold the remaining meetings online virtually.I see no need for Caravan meetings to pitch a listing when all the details are in the MLSI have an idea . . .My Idea For CaravansCurrently, GAOR publishes our weekly Glendale Caravan list on our website and distributes a link to the list to all members the evening before in our Town Hall Meeting notice. 2. What else can your association do to promote all our Broker’s Open? Publishing the list is enough. I see...Continue reading

RPA Training

The NEW RPA – LearnMyWay® 5/26

$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...

Fair Housing Day May 17

C.A.R. Fair Housing Day

Free Virtual Event For C.A.R. MembersMay 17, 2022 REGISTER HERE This single-day fair housing event will feature exciting keynote speakers, industry leaders, and practitioners with deep experience working to expand homeownership opportunities. You’ll learn critical business tools for California’s diverse markets, fair housing basics, and have an opportunity to find out more about how to help Californians from every community become homeowners. Regardless of niche or market, every California REALTOR® should attend this important event! Takeaways: Use the same initial process with each new buyer: consider a checklist.Show buyers every home that meets their criteria that is within their desired regions.Don’t disparage any communities or omit any areas within buyers’ desired regions.Avoid recommending neighborhoods or schools.Review C.A.R.’s Fair Housing and Discrimination Advisory form with all clients.Discuss bias and fair housing responsibilities with sellers and residential investor clients. Reserve your free spot here.Continue reading

CRMLS Training At GOAR Office

In-Person CRMLS Matrix Training

In addition to the webinar offerings by CRMLS, GAOR has scheduled three in-person one-day training sessions for learning CRMLS Matrix.   March 21 April 4 April 18 Please Register Online. Space Is Limited! Location:  The Glendale Association office.   Start Time:  9:00 a.m. End Time:  12:00 p.m. Starbucks coffee and pastries will be provided. Stay Up To Date About What To Expect During This Transition Learn what is now available to you and the steps to take to make your transition easier.

Code Of Ethics - Time Is Up

Cycle 6 NAR Code of Ethics Training Required By All

The NAR deadline for Cycle 6 certification was officially pushed to the end of February. The current Code Of Ethics certification (Cycle 6) ends January 28, 2022. ALL REALTORS® are required to complete Code Of Ethics training. If you have completed your CYCLE 6 requirement, read no further.  If you haven’t, it is mandatory that you take this three-year certification to keep your NAR status active.  If you are unsure of your compliance status, you can check here.   Check My Ethics Compliance Code of Ethics FAQs COE Course Options Code of Ethics Training as mandated by NAR every three years. This course is required to be completed by February 28, 2022, so please DO NOT DELAY!  We urge you to complete this course as soon as possible and avoid the end-of-year rush.  There will be no exceptions for those who do not complete it before the deadline. Once you have...Continue reading

So Cal Edison Course for CE Certification

SOCAL Edison Offers A FREE Educational Series For Real Estate Professionals

  SOCAL Edison has scheduled a FREE certificated 3-course educational series, specifically for real estate professionals.  This certificate program is eligible for a total of 10 hours of CE.  The course title is “Expertise: Efficient Clean-Energy Homes.” This educational offering is made up of the following three courses, which are all free!  These can be taken as individual classes, and/or be completed as a certificated series. Attendees will be better equipped to represent solar assets accurately in sales, competently complete valuations, and be credible guides for buyers and sellers. Course Description Date Solar PV: Technology & Valuation 3Hrs CE Attendees will be better equipped to represent solar assets accurately in sales, competently complete valuations, and be credible guides for buyers and sellers. This is not an introductory class but will impart a level of expertise to fulfill the client’s needs proficiently from day one. FEB 22, 2022 9am - 12Noon...Continue reading

The Color of The Law

The Color of Law

Realtor.com welcomes special guest Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law, as its presenter for the February Connections webinar. Rothstein will discuss his book and how residential segregation was created by racially explicit and unconstitutional government policy in the mid-twentieth century.   We hope you can join this important webinar!  The first 100 attendees receive a copy of The Color of Law Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. Register Here Sign-up begins February 18 The discussion will include a Q&A at the end. The moderator is Maureen Schimmel, Sr. Director Brand Partnerships, Realtor.com®.

New RPA Form Has Arrived

The New RPA is Here

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

RPA Training

RPA Training December 7 At a 33% Member Discount

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...

Code of Ethics - Cycle 6

Cycle 6 NAR Code of Ethics Training Required By All

ALL REALTORS® are required to complete Code Of Ethics training. If you have completed your CYCLE 6 requirement, read no further.  If you haven’t, it is mandatory that you take this three-year certification to keep your NAR status active.  If you are unsure of your compliance status, you can check here.   Check My Ethics Compliance Code of Ethics Training as mandated by NAR every three years. This course is required to be completed by December 31, 2021, so please DO NOT DELAY!  We urge you to complete this course as soon as possible and avoid the end-of-year rush.  There will be no exceptions for those who do not complete it before the deadline. Once you have completed the Code of Ethics Training, you must email us a copy of your certificate to gaor@gaor.org. As a REALTOR® it is one’s obligation to represent competency, fairness, and high integrity of our profession....Continue reading

Realtor.com Apples To Oranges Webinar

New Realtor.com Webinar Will Help Make You More Successful

On Wednesday July 14th at 10am PST Realtor.com® has invited all members of the California Association of  REALTORS® to attend its Apples to Oranges, the Realtor.com Difference webinar. This webinar was created to make you more successful in today’s ultra competitive real estate market by showing you how to take advantage of the Realtor.com difference.  You will also learn how Realtor.com products and services are designed to keep you at the heart of the homebuyer and seller journey. What your REALTOR® colleagues are saying… “This presentation totally changed my impression of Realtor.com. Thank you.” (attendee, New York Association of REALTORS®) “Appreciate the tips and direction to have a good on-line presence through REALTOR.com.” (attendee, Michigan REALTORS®) “Made me realize I need to update my profile and become more acquainted with their services. I love that they are trying to keep the realtor relevant.” (attendee, Minnesota REALTORS®) As a way of...Continue reading