Glendale City Rent Moratorium

Glendale City Eviction Moratorium and Rent Freeze

Emergency Order This post is to serve as a reminder that On Tuesday, October 20, 2020, the Glendale City Council adopted a revised Emergency Eviction Moratorium Order aligning the repayment schedule for past-due rent with Assembly Bill No. 3088 (“AB 3088”). Under Assembly Bill No. 3088, Glendale’s residential eviction moratorium was modified to have expired on August 31, 2020. Learn More About The City of Glendale EMERGENCY ORDER See California’s Rent Cap and Just Cause Eviction Law, Q&A Visit The California Rental Housing Association (CalRHA) Q&A...

RealTrends - Path To Success

One Realtor’s Path to Success Through Involvement

“My parents were active in the industry as part of the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS®, Kansas Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®.  I saw the joy they took from this involvement and learned from them that the benefits far outweighed the time commitments. Little did I know, I would follow in their footsteps.” Read More This article was reprinted with permission of REAL Trends Copyright 2021...

REimagine - Free C.A.R. Member Benefit

C.A.R. Has Available 40+ REimagine! Virtual Conference Sessions For Members

Great news! As an exclusive member benefit, C.A.R. has added all 40+ REimagine! Virtual Conference sessions on car.org. Watch and rewatch on-demand at your convenience. These session videos will stay on car.org and members can access them at any time, from anywhere, for FREE! It’s an excellent resource for you to learn emerging trends and new marketing strategies, stay on top of hot issues, and much more to help your businesses grow. The videos are behind a password-protected page, making them exclusive to members only. Log into the car.org website with your credentials.  They can also be found in the “Learn & Thrive” tab in our navigation bar under “Meetings & Events.”...

Become a 2021 Sponsor

2021 Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available at GAOR

Reserve your space today as an annual GAOR 2021 sponsor. As we leave a century of tradition in our wake and forge a new century of real estate innovation and civic involvement, GAOR invites you to be an innovative influencer in our post-pandemic world in 2021. Put your logo, your product, and your service offerings in front of 1,500 associate REALTORS®.  Show your innovative spirit and leadership while participating in events of all sizes both virtually and someday in person. Stay tuned for a new 2021 Sponsorship Package! We will work with you to create a special sponsorship format that best fits your own marketing needs. Contact David Kissinger at GAOR for more information....

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NAR Reaches Agreement with DOJ on MLS and Commissions Rules

In accordance with the MLS system’s long-standing focus on creating an efficient, there are rule changes that re-affirm that MLSs and brokerages, as always, must provide consumers all properties that fit their criteria regardless of compensation offered or the name of the listing brokerage. While NAR has long encouraged buyers’ agents to explain how they expect to be paid, typically through offers of cooperative compensation from sellers’ agents, there will be a rule that more definitively states that buyers’ agents cannot represent their services as free to clients. Finally, with the seller’s prior approval, a licensed real estate agent will have access to the lockboxes of properties listed on an MLS even if the agent does not subscribe to the MLS. Read More…...

Happy Holidays from The GAOR Staff

Happy Holidays from The GAOR Staff

We hope you are having a memorable holiday season and experiencing many heartfelt connections with family, loved ones, friends, and neighbors, all the while staying socially distant. Let’s get through this holiday time “together” in good health and with a wealth of new experiences! Going forward, the GAOR staff and volunteer leaders are looking forward to working with you in 2021 to support your business growth, help you stay safe and healthy, and launch you to a good start for the New Year! The GAOR Office Will be CLOSED on Christmas Day and New Years Day! …And CLOSING EARLY at 12 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve!...

2020 Awards & Installation

Missed GAOR’s Annual Awards & Installation?

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...

Fairhaven - NAR

In the fictional town of Fairhaven…

New Simulation Training Supports Agents in Fair Housing Efforts The National Association of REALTORS® announces the launch of its new fair housing training platform, Fairhaven. Available to all 1.4 million NAR members, the interactive online simulation helps learners identify, prevent, and address discriminatory practices in real estate. In the fictional town of Fairhaven, agents work against the clock to sell homes while confronting realistic scenarios where discrimination can occur. In each interaction with clients and colleagues, learners make choices and receive feedback they can apply to daily business interactions. The training also puts the learner in the shoes of a client experiencing discrimination and includes powerful testimonials demonstrating the impact of housing discrimination in real people's lives. Make sure you're adhering to fair housing principles by exploring the town of Fairhaven to help identify and combat discrimination in home buying....

The Making of GAOR’s 2020 Awards & Installation Event

Well, we pulled it off. Our first live stream virtual event occurred today. It went off without a hitch. All the late hours and impromptu meetings paid off for what we hope was an informative and worthwhile meeting. We hope to be together next year, in person and possibly streamed for those who are unable to be with us in person. Here are some pictures documenting our process. ai20-adam-schiffai20-addora-beallai20-aida-sarkissianai20-andrew-cooperai20-andy-benscosmeai20-angela-sasounianai20-anniversary-with-ani-adaimyai20-anniversary-with-bruce-kaplanai20-anniversary-with-maria-howardai20-anniversary-with-mary-linebergerai20-anniversary-with-steve-summersai20-anthony-portantinoai20-ara-najarianai20-ardy-kassakhianai20-arial-drone-1ai20-arial-drone-2ai20-arial-drone-byeai20-arial-fade-inai20-carla-daneai20-chris-cragnottiai20-dan-brotmanai20-david-kissingerai20-david-kissinger-2ai20-david-kissinger-3ai20-david-kissinger-holding-maskai20-david-kissinger-maskai20-eddie-ramirezai20-jeanne-radsickai20-kathleen-lefkovitzai20-laura-friedmanai20-laura-olhassoai20-margie-barnesai20-mary-lotzai20-otto-catrinaai20-paula-devineai20-rick-bonyadiai20-shirley-ann-hill-awardedai20-shirley-ann-hill-steven-smallai20-stacey-petrossianai20-stageai20-steven-smallai20-steven-small-gaor-officeai20-steven-small-gaor-officeai20-steven-small-in-studioai20-talin-baghdassarianai20-thanks-to-sponsorsai20-vartan-gharpetianai20-vartan-gharpetian-familyai20-vrej-agajanianbod-oath-0bod-oath-1bod-oath-2bod-oath-3bod-oath-4bod-oath-5bod-oath-6bod-oath-7bod-oath-8gaor-installation-addora-shirley-stevengaor-installation-davidgaor-installation-robertgaor-installation-steven-aidagaor-installation-steven-vartangaor-installation-steven-vartan-georgegaor-installation-talineshirley-ann-hill-addora-beallshirley-ann-hill-addora-beall-steven-smallshirley-ann-hill-addora-beall-trophyshirley-ann-hill-steven-smallsteven-small-gaor-officesteven-small-in-studiovp-oath-0vp-oath-dave-walshvp-oath-rick-bonyadipng...

Glendale Housing Authority

New Glendale Landlord Incentive Programs

New landlord incentive programs for Section 8 tenancies being offered by the Glendale Housing Authority, for units in Glendale. Due to the nationwide pandemic, the GHA was awarded supplemental administrative funding under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act White the GHA contemplated several options to utilize these funds, it decided to dedicate a large portion of the funding to benefit you, our valued Glendale rental property owners, as we recognize that the pandemic has had a huge impact on you as well.   In an effort to retain and/or increase your participation in the Section 8 program, and offer more choices to our tenants, especially during the current pandemic, we are happy to introduce four new incentive programs to you: 1) $2,000 Bonus: Welcome To The Program, 2) $1,500 Bonus: Welcome Back To The Program, 3) $1,000 Bonus: Loyalty Program, and 4) Up to $500 Bonus:...

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Armenia Fund Raiser

Please Give to The Armenia Fund

The Glendale Association of REALTORS® has recognized the need for immediate assistance and 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. Learn More About The Armenia Fund...

STAR Kids Movie Night in October

S.T.A.R. Kids Movie Night Was a Big Success

On October 23, GAOR helped sponsor a S.T.A.R. Kids outdoor movie night.  They had an amazing night decorating pumpkins and watching Pixar’s Coco in the great outdoors. Per Steven Small, “It was great seeing the John Maghaguian of the Glendale ‘Youth & Family Services’ program along with the kids, officers, and everyone else!” This magical event took place at Pacific Park on the multipurpose field from 7-9 p.m. Pictured with the kids are the ‘Wish List’ gifts that GAOR donated.  GAOR also provided all the pumpkins used for the kids to decorate. STAR Kids with Steven Small , John Maghaguian and Glendale PoliceSteven Small with John Maghaguian and Glendale Police Officer...

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 as we navigate 2020 societal changes. We are privileged to have two guest speakers: Jeanne Radsick, C.A.R. 2020 President as our keynote speaker Art Carter, CRMLS CEO Please join us in lieu of our Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, October 28 at 8:30 a.m....

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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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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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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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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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...