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.  ...

GAOR Public Forum NO ON 15

GAOR Hosted Forum For ‘NO ON PROP 15’

Bring your buyers and sellers!  Bring colleagues and friends! Bring your questions! FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23rd @ 9:30 a.m. Be clear and communicate with urgency on how Proposition 15 is not a solution. Learn why this proposition is not good for our communities and local small businesses. Hear from and direct any questions you have to Robb Korinke, a leading expert on the NO ON 15 campaign. Robb Korinke Robb Korinke leads GrassrootsLab’s client activities in Southern California and specializes in state and local government, open data and transparency issues, digital communications, and community engagement. He served 4 years as the Executive Director of the Los Angeles League of Cities and has worked with local governments on key policy issues going back to 2004. He is also the Publishing Editor of CaliforniaCityNews.org, CaliforniaCountyNews.org, and CaliforniaPropositions.org. The NO ON 15 Campaign website is a great resource for learning about the issue....

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zipForm Training Webinars

zipForm® Webinars

Below is a list of webinars from the Californa Association of REALTORS® website. Be sure to visit the C.A.R. website for the latest lineup or changes to their webinar offerings. Date/ Time Course Registration 10/20/20201 p.m. to 2 p.m. Grow Your Knowledge of Lone Wolf Transactions (zipForm Edition) – Learning the Basics Register here 10/22/20202 p.m. to 3 p.m. Lone Wolf Transactions (zipForm Edition) Best Practices in a Paperless World! Register here 10/27/202011 a.m. to Noon Sign Documents Electronically with Digital Signatures inside Lone Wolf Transactions (zipForm Edition) Register here 10/29/202010 a.m. to 11 a.m. Fill Contracts Out on the Go with zipForm® Mobile – and go Paperless! Register here 11/3/202010 a.m. to 11 a.m. Grow Your Knowledge of Lone Wolf Transactions (zipForm Edition) – Learning the Basics Register here 11/4/202010 a.m. to 11 a.m. Learn All the Advanced Features of Lone Wolf Transactions (zipForm Edition) Register here 11/10/202011...

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GAOR Broker Owner Manager Meeting

GAOR Broker Owner Manager Meeting

Owner / Broker / Manager Meetings are geared toward issues facing real estate brokerages today. The topics are to offer you timely information to help you make business decisions and guide your agents to be more productive in today’s market and 2020 societal edicts. We are privileged to have Jeanne Radsick, C.A.R. 2020 President as our keynote speaker. Please join us in lieu of our Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, October 28 at 8:30 a.m.  Keep an eye out for an upcoming email with log in information....

REVEI Courses

Revei Real Estate Education

Stress Free DRE Continuing Education in California. The simplest way to earn your DRE continuing education requirements with the Revei online learning system. Following are the course offerings.  You have multiple date options from which to choose. Residential Purchase Agreement      |     Oct 7, Nov 4 License Renewal Crash Course      |      Oct 9, Oct 16, Oct 23, Nov 13, Nov 20, Dec 4, Dec 11 Realtor Code of Ethics (COE) Due Every 3 Years      |      Nov 12 41 Standard Disclosures in Residential Real Estate      |      Nov 18, Dec 17 zipForm® Plus by LoneWolf      |      Dec 2 You can always stay up-to-date with Revei ‘EventBrite’ courses here. Residential Purchase Agreement OCTOBER 7th NOVEMBER 4th About this Event Everything you need to know about the Residential Purchase Agreement The 2 plus 1 plus 1...

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NAR RCR Realtor Content Resources

NAR Realtor® Content Resources

NAR's REALTOR® Content Resource(link is external) (RCR) offers free, original home ownership content you can use in your consumer communications. Add expert articles about home ownership, buying, and selling to your marketing efforts, and continue the conversation with clients long after the sale....

NAR Financial Wellness Live Event

NAR’s Financial Wellness Live Event

Financial Wellness Live – Virtual Edition is all about investing in yourself, your business, and your future. NAR’s Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness will be hosting an all-day virtual event on Wednesday, October 7 starting at 8:00 a.m. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to hear from leading financial experts who will offer valuable insights that will help drive strategic growth and long-term stability for your personal and business success. Sessions Include: Session 1: What Keeps You Up At Night FinanciallyGain insight, answers and perhaps relief, when you hear from a Certified Financial Planner who will help you overcome common financial challenges REALTORS® face during this time. Session 2: Helping REALTORS® With Irregular Income Manage Their FinancesNavigate through a financial shock and develop money-saving strategies.Session 3: Retirement Planning for Independent Contractors Determine how much you will need for the retirement you envision and how to develop a retirement strategy...

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GAOR Diversity Update by Rick Spracher

As a preamble to an upcoming guest speaker Alina Dorian, Rick Spracher will give an Association update on Diversity and Inclusion. Rick will address how GAOR Defines diversity and the most recognized factors (race, sex, age, ethnicity, etc) Acknowledges our differences and celebrates them Increases awareness of diversity, biases, stereotypes, prejudices Please join us at our September 23rd Town Hall....

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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alexandra simpkins

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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Realtor Safety Month

REALTOR® Safety Month Activities

Dear Association Members,September is REALTOR® SAFETY MONTH. Please take the time during this month to read up and familiarize yourself with the many security risks real estate agents and our industry are exposed to on a daily basis. In the month of September, you will come across many communications on the topic of SAFETY and we hope that you can learn from them and more importantly share things learned.Below are two events that come highly recommended by GAOR.REALTOR® SAFETY DAY by RE-EVENTSREALTOR® SAFETY DAY is presented by GAOR and by nearly two dozen Associations around California. Thanks to GAOR’s support, you are able to attend this important online event for FREE! Don’t miss this line-up of industry experts as they discuss your safety needs. See our image below or CLICK HERE to register.REALTOR® SAFETY MONTH Webinar by NARThis FREE event is provided by NAR. Join many other REALTORS® nationwide...

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-NAR Clear Cooperation Policy

Clear Cooperation Policy Implementation – GAOR i-Tech MLS Enforcement

Dear Members, As you know by now, NAR’s Clear Cooperation Policy has been in effect since May 1 of this year. At GAOR, we held a grace period up until August 1 during which we were not issuing violations. In keeping with NAR’s requirements, GAOR is now issuing violations notices and potential fines. Please read GAOR’s official policy on how to comply with Clear Cooperation and see the schedule of fines. If you have any questions, please contact GAOR for clarification. CEO David Kissinger is also available to make a presentation to the agents in your office at any upcoming weekly or monthly meeting. Thank you!...

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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Don’t Miss Important GAOR Emails

Whitelist GAOR@GAOR.org We are hearing that some members are not getting timely email notices from GAOR. Below is information to help you keep informed through important email notices. Although all official emails come from GAOR@GAOR.org, most are sent on behalf of third-party providers. As such we suggest you WHITELIST each of the following types of emails that are sent on behalf of our two providers. Invoice Notices, MLS Notices (Rapattoni) Email: MLSEmail@rapattoni.com News from our CEO and President (Constant Contact) Following is a link to a KB (knowledge base) post from Constant Contact. They cover in detail how you can WHITELISTGAOR@GAOR.ORG with the email providers listed below....

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....

National Association of REALTORS

NAR Special Report: Board Actions – 2020 Legislative Meetings

Special Report: Board of Directors Actions from the 2020 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings 2021 Budget, MLS Policy, NAR Campaign Changes Among Board’s Actions The National Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors passed new advocacy and MLS policies; approved the 2021 budget and funded important legislative and legal programs; ushered in the next slate of association leadership, and honored long-time leaders. And they did it all virtually at a meeting that capped off the 2020 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings....

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....

2020 Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available at GAOR

Reserve your space today for sponsoring several events at GAOR throughout 2020. At GAOR we are celebrating our 100th Year and we invite you to be a part of this historic milestone. Put your logo and your product and service offerings in front of 1,600 REALTORS® in Glendale and surrounding communities while participating in events of all sizes. Download GAOR’s 2020 Sponsorship Package to find the investment that is right for your organization. We can also build with you a special custom sponsorship or spread your investment across several different sponsorship tiers. Contact David Kissinger at GAOR for more information. Download 2020 Sponsorship Package and contact GAOR to reserve your space today! Sponsorship tiers are limited. 2020 Sponsorship Package...