GAOR 2024 CRE Mixer March - CoStar - Ryan Patap

CRE Mixer with CoStar – March 21 @ 6

GAOR is glad to bring you our CRE Mixer! Our guest speaker for March is CoStar. Ryan Patap, Senior Director of Market Analytics will be presenting. Topic: Trends in Greater Los Angeles Multifamily & Office Commercial Real Estate: Review of 2023 and the Outlook for 2024. Trends in the Multifamily Sector (Renter Demand, Rents, Construction, and Sales) Trends in the Office Sector (Tenant Demand, Rents, Construction, and Sales) What is the outlook for both sectors in 2024 and beyond? Come for some insight. Come for a complimentary meal, with wine, beer, and drinks. Come with your listings! REGISTER for This Event Below! In this new world of Commercial Real Estate, we welcome local members and non-members to come together and share their real-world experiences.  Informative presentations will be shared and will be the topic for each meeting. Whether you sell Commercial Real Estate, want to become a CRE REALTOR®, or...

Headshot Day March 12

Scan the QR code to claim a headshot time slot. $50 will reserve you sitting. Once completed you will receive an email with details and next steps. What’s Included for Your $150 session? A 15-minute session  Access to examine your online preview gallery Receive three images of your choice Receive both high-res and low-res files Expect basic image editing  Expect a fast turnaround    Date: March 12 Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Location: Glendale Association Office, 2nd Floor 124 S. Isabel Street, Glendale Price: $150.00 Per Person Reserve My Photo Shoot Additional Service Available for Additional Cost: Transparent Background: $50.00 Touched-up Images: $50.00 Per Image All Images on USB: $100.00

CRE 2024 Feb - Brilliant Tax Advisors- Alex Hovsepian Haig

Taxes For REALTORS® – CRE Mixer FEB 15 @ 6 pm

Visit Our Mobile Postcard and Share It With Other Colleagues Are you ready for tax season? With the help of February’s CRE guest speakers from Brilliant Tax and Accounting Services, you will be better prepared to take advantage of tax rules and deductions.   Our guest speakers, Alex Hovsepians (Partner) and Haig Nashalian (Client Manager), should be able to address any of your tax questions. No question is too simple or complex for them to address. Visit Our Mobile Postcard and Share It With Other Colleagues GAOR believes we can learn from each other in this informal setting. This month’s topics include: Can a REALTOR® give 1099’s? What is the tax benefit of hiring children? Having your spouse on salary. Automobile Expenses. Lease or buy a car? Tax Planning Can you write off meals in 2023? What is a reimbursement plan and its purpose? Health Insurance S Corp, Schedule C....Continue reading

In The Fictional Town of Fairhaven

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.

GAOR Paint Night 2024. March 14

Paint Night – March 14 @ 5 pm

Join Us The GAOR Affiliate Committee is excited to bring back Paint Night in March.  It’s time to brush off your smock and join in on some fun! This is a fund-raiser event and a portion of net proceeds will go to the Glendale Police Department’s S.T.A.R. Program. Enjoy a wine or beer if you are inclined and let your creativity pour through. A portion of the proceeds go to the S.T.A.R. Kids Buy Tickets Members Only Link to IMS MembersBuy Your Tickets Online Non-Members REGISTER With OurPDF Digital Form Thanks To Our Sponsors Koy Events Jackie Ghazanian 818-687-2620 Gorginian Law Bankruptcy & Family Trusts Sevan Gorginian, Esq. 818-928-4445 sevan@gorginianlaw.com Event Organizer Check Out Our2023 Event Memories

Wildfire Issues Webinar Jan 9

Wildfire Issues – Webinar – JAN 9 @ 1:30pm

Wildfire risks are common throughout California.  Do your buyers and sellers understand Their responsibilities and risks?   The difference between an NHD statement, an NHD report, fire hardening, or defensible space?   The difference between what is required and what is not?   Why is this so complicated?   Join C.A.R. attorneys Robert Bloom and Neil Kalin as they discuss wildfire disclosures, forms, and compliance. Register for JAN 9 Webinar C.A.R.’s Fire Hardening and Defensible Space Advisory, Disclosure, and Addendum (C.A.R. Form FHDS) should be added to the Agreement by addendum or counter for any transaction that requires a TDS and is in a High or Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone. Get FHDS on zipForms Quick Guide (1 page) Legal Q&A Legal Live Webinar YouTube How To

MLS Fees Due JAN 8th

1st Quarter MLS Fees For Period (Jan-Apr) For those who have NOT paid their MLS fees.  January 8, is your last chance to pay without a late charge.  You can pay online in IMS.  NOTE: You can always access IMS from the top menu of this website. Look for “PAYMENTS (IMS)”, select “Pay Dues Online (IMS)”. Here are screenshots of how to pay online.  Before January 8, 5 p.m. Pay $190 MLS Fees NOTE:  This portal password is NOT the same password you use for Matrix.Call the GAOR Office if you need help recovering your IMS password. After January 8, 5 p.m. If you miss paying by the due date, use this PDF form to reactivate your account.  Include a $35 late fee for a total of $225.   Pay $225 MLS Fees ($190 + $35 Late Fee) PDF Avoid The Late Fees Why not take the stress out of making timely payments?  Enroll in...Continue reading

GAOR CRE Mixer January 18 2024

SBA Loans/ Eligibility/ Financing – CRE Mixer JANUARY 18 @ 6 pm

Visit Our Mobile Postcard and Share It With Other Colleagues Welcome back, and let’s kick off the year talking about SBA loans at our upcoming CRE mixer. Our first guest speaker will be Craig Cornwell, Vice President of the SBA Division of US BANK.   Craig has specialized in SBA financing for over 25 years, has been recognized as a top producer of SBA loans, and trains new SBA business development officers.  Craig will share: The advantages of SBA loans Who is eligible How to close more deals using SBA financing Visit Our Mobile Postcard and Share It With Other Colleagues In this session, Craig will cover in more detail: BASICS – SBA 7A Loan  Up to 85 & 90% Financing Any commercially zoned property (commercial, industrial, retail) 51% owner occupied  Construction – may include tenant improvements Loans $750,000 – 5,000,000 with the 7A loan and $12+ million for 504...

CAR - Housing 2024

CCRE: Housing in 2024 – Jan 10 @ 10am

C.A.R. and The Center for California Real Estate is hosting an online panel on Housing in 2024. Amid rising interest rates and high home prices, buyers and sellers find themselves on the sidelines, while affordability and low supply continue to hamper sales. To address these challenges and discuss opportunities CAR presents its inaugural 2024 panel, “Housing 2024: The California Dream in Focus.” This free event, live-streamed from Los Angeles on Wednesday, January 10, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., provides C.A.R. members an opportunity to hear and understand the critical issues and opportunities facing California’s housing market in 2024. Wednesday, Jan 10 @ 10 a.m. Register

We've Got You Covered.

Did You Miss Out? New Forms by Rick Bonyadi

December 13, 2023: Caravan Meeting Rick Bonyadi: C.A.R. 2023 Meeting Forms C.A.R. Wildfire Fortress November 22, 2023: Caravan Meeting NAR’s 2023 Buyer / Seller Survey Results: Presentation Slides by Sevak Sohrabian. Presentation Slides September 27, 2023: Caravan Meeting In case you missed our Caravan Meeting on September 27, here is a recording of a two presentations that were given. Carmen Arom, GOAR 2023 President: REImagine Conference Update New laws passed that are coming into play in 2024. Sevak Sohrabian 2023 Market Update View Sevak Sohrabian’s Presentation C.A.R. Market Forcast (PDF)

Watch and Share This Important Video On Your Social Media Channels

REALTOR® Compensation – Must See/Share Video

Watch and Share This Important Video On Your Social Media Channels. Talking about money is complicated and sometimes stressful. Talking about the complexities of your real estate compensation can be even more difficult. Check out this animation for an easy approach to explaining how you get paid. Share widely and use with clients who might want the visual guide. The National Association of REALTORS® also encourages the use of buyer representation agreements to reinforce expectations for agents’ pay and services. REALTOR® Compensation

2023 GAOR Awards & Installation

Installation and Awards DEC 6 Photos

Congratulations to our newly installed 2024 Board of Directors and Officers. Enjoy Some Highlights Below See all 359 Photos Here. Prev 1of45 Next Join us at our annual Awards & Installation event to ring in the holiday season and honor the tireless work of the 2023 Board President Carmen Arom and the Board of Directors. We will also welcome and swear in the new 2024 Board President, Sevak Sohrabian, and the 2024 Board of Directors. We will also notably honor outstanding achievements for exceptional persons for 2023.  REALTOR® of The Year Affiliate of The Year Rising Star Citizen of The Year Our installation will occur during our traditional champagne brunch at the Chevy Chase Country Club. Purchase Tickets Online $30Members Only Purchase Ticket Form $30 We’d Love To Hear From You! Share Your Past Installation & Awards Event Memories Here Share past #gaorinstallation memories on Instagram Feel free always to...

Ann Gallagher - In Memoriam

In Loving Memory of Long-Time GAOR Member Ann Gallagher

GAOR expresses its deepest condolences at the passing of longstanding member Ann Gallagher. Ann passed away on November 24, 2023 at the age of 77 after a period of illness. Ann was a REALTOR® at the brokerage Engel & Völkers, formerly known as Dilbeck Real Estate. As we approach the end of 2023, GAOR recognizes Ann’s continued loyal membership at GAOR and at the California Association of REALTORS® upon her recent distinguished recognition as C.A.R. Honorary Member For Life. Ann had an impressive life not just in real estate. Prior to becoming a REALTOR®, she was a White House staff writer during the administration of President Gerald Ford. She worked for a period of time as a stockbroker before dedicating herself to real estate. Ann was also an accomplished pianist and classical organist. Many years ago she and her good friend Ed Cline toured Europe giving concerts. Ann is survived...Continue reading

No Moratorium for the City of Glendale

No Moratorium

Tuesday the 28th of November, the Glendale City Council will consider a proposed moratorium on evictions due to substantial renovations. This is a cause of great concern and not just because of bad timing with the substantial lack of housing inventory for both rental and for-sale units, but because it may impose the moratorium on duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, and single-family homes – if your client owns more than one and is renting them out. We need your help! Send An Email: Click here or the red button below to send an email to our City Councilmembers opposing the moratorium!  If the button does not work for you, we have included the recipients’ emails and the draft letter below.   Show Up Tomorrow  Attend the City Council meeting, Tuesday, November 28 starting at 6:00 p.m.  Step up to the microphone and ask the Council not to proceed with this onerous proposal. Read the proposal for yourself on Council...Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving

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 guided by our President Carmen Arom and our serving committee members, without whom we would be non-existent. We also thank you, our members, who have joined in on our events and given your time or donations in our many events throughout 2023. We Would Love To Hear From You! Share in ways that you unselfishly gave to your clients, your community, or your association. #gaorgives Share how #gaorgives on Instagram Feel free to include the hashtag #ourgaor whenever tagging GAOR The GAOR office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 23rd and 24th. We will also close early on Wednesday at 1 p.m. HAPPY THANKSGIVING

GAOR Town Hall Meeting November 15

Special Town Hall Meeting – Nov 13 @ 8:30 a.m.

Join GAOR’s members-only online Town Hall meeting to find out more about recent NAR litigation, as well as how other legal issues may impact your business, and how they may impact your working relations with clients.Bring all your questions to GAOR CEO David Kissinger and Real Estate Attorney Kelly Richardson for insights on what you need to know now heading into 2024. Please refer to a special GAOR Town Hall Meeting email notice that has a Zoom link. Reminders will be sent out as well as a notice posted in CRMLS Matrix.

Veteran's Day 2023

Veteran’s Day! GAOR Office Closed Nov 10

We honor all those who have served to build our nation and defend our liberties. The GAOR Office will be closed on THURSDAY, November 10th. 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 in the form of a hug, call, text, or online post to anyone you know who has served or is serving in honor of our imperfect union.  Here are the important differences betweenVeterans Day and Memorial Day

GAOR CRE Mixer November 2023 JP Morgan Chase

Underwriting Multi-family Homes – Nov 16

GAOR Member Registration Non-member Register Below Visit Our Mobile Postcard and Share This With Other Colleagues How to Underwrite a Multi-Family Home The Process of Financing a Multi-Family Home Come and learn how to calculate loan amounts based on property income. Learn what are the available financing terms with Chase Bank, the only leading bank that is giving loans on apartment buildings Streamline the commercial real estate financing experience. Manage an easy loan process when financing multifamily, retail, mixed-use, office, and industrial properties through fixed- and adjustable-rate loan programs from $500,000 to $25 million or more. Term financing solutions include: Hybrid: Fixed rate that converts to an adjustable rate  for the remaining term ARM: 6-month arm adjustable-rate loan programs Fixed: 15-year terms on apartment buildings  Flexible prepayment options: Stepdown and yield maintenance options vary by loan program Fannie Mae® DUS® or Freddie Mac Optigo® Conventional: Fixed rate with up to a 30-year amortization Our guest speakers...Continue reading

CanTree Memories

CanTree Tickets – Nov 8

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In Memoriam - Seb Sterpa

Seb Sterpa – In Memoriam – Service Nov 3

The Glendale Association of REALTORS® remembers long-standing member Seb Sterpa who passed away in October 2023 at the age of 93. Seb had a long and influential career and presence in Glendale and in the real estate industry. He ran his brokerage Sterpa Realty Inc. from 1962 to 1985. He served as President of the California Association of REALTORS® in 1982 and Vice President of the National Association of REALTORS® in 1987. Seb Sterpa was active not just in real estate but in many aspects of the community in ways that affected many people beyond his profession. He was a board member of the Hope through Housing Foundation, a non-profit providing housing for low-income residents. The Hope through Housing website detailed additional highlights from Seb’s career: In 1983, Governor Deukmejian appointed him Chairman of the Board of Directors of the California Housing Finance Agency (CHFA). Mr. Sterpa served for 12 years as...

GA0R - Government Affairs Director

New Laws and Government Mandates – Oct 19

By popular demand, we are making available the presentation material and handouts for your convenience. PowerPoint Presentation 2024 New Laws: PDF Handout 90 seconds of this video was shared which exemplifies the power of GAOR’S government outreach efforts. GAOR Member Registration Non-member Register Below Visit Our Mobile Postcard and Share This With Other Colleagues Educate yourself and your clients about new laws coming our way in 2024! Our guest speaker will be our very own Greg Astorian, GAOR Government Affairs Director and Past 2016 President. Greg will cover: New Laws Affecting Multi-family Properties City of Glendale Rental Rights Program Property Insurance in the State of California Lending Valuations Greg AstorianGAOR Government Affairs Directory gregastorian@gmail.com 818-807-7428 GAOR is happy to bring you this very successful series program hosted at the association office.  GAOR Member Registration Non-member Register Below Come with your listing opportunities or commercial real estate needs! GAOR Office124 S....Continue reading

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

Blood Drive In Loving Memory of Aline Habeshian

Aline’s Miracle Blood Drive – OCT 26

Coldwell Banker Hallmark Realty is hosting a special event in the month of October – a UCLA Blood Drive dedicated to raising awareness not only for breast cancer but for all other forms of cancer as well. In honor of a former member, Aliine Habeshian, CBH Realty will be hosting a blood drive in her memory. ‘Aline’s Miracle – UCLA Blood Drive‘ represents the commitment of our local REALTORS® to unite behind this worthy cause.   Join your colleagues on Thursday, October 26th as we strive to make a meaningful impact in the battle against cancer.

How To Change Zoom Background

How To Change Zoom Background

This brief summary assumes you have connected to Zoom and want to change your background. Here is a video with more details and more options from which to choose. The screenshots below are taken from the video. When connected… Hover at the bottom of your zoom window. A menu bar will pop up. Hover over the VIDEO BUTTON and click on the UP ARROW. You will be taken directly to Background and Filters From the popup window, you can select from the images provided or upload your own. Navigate to the folder where your image is stored. Once it is uploaded, you will see a preview. When you are happy with your final choice, just close the pop-up window. Happy Zooming.

2023 CanTree Sponsorship Opportunities

Become A 2023 CanTree Sponsor – Nov 8

GAOR’s CanTree event is a great sponsorship opportunity. This annual holiday fundraiser drive benefits various local charities. LevelAmountTicketsBenefitsPlatinum$5,00010Logo on Event Slide Masthead (Appears on every slide), Platinum Slide (60 sec)Diamond$2,5004Diamond Slide (60 sec)Gold$1,0002Gold Slide (30 sec.)Silver$5001Silver/Bronze Slide [Silver Med logo] (15 sec.)Bronze$250Silver/Bronze Slide [Bronze Sm logo] (15 sec.)All Levels—In addition to the tiered benefits listed above, all sponsors get the following benefits: – Logo appears on our website posts – Logo appears on our email blasts – Logo appears on our FB post graphic*See the legend below for detailed benefit explanations. If you want to become a sponsor, please complete our event registration form.  I Am Interested in Becoming a Sponsor  Legend: WEBSITE POSTS: Your logo will appear on the main event graphic on our website. EMAIL BLASTS: Your logo will appear on the event graphic and your logo will appear in the body of the message with a link to your website. FACEBOOK POST: Your...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

Realtor Safety Month Webinar 2023

Realtor Safety Webinar SEPT 13

Don’t miss this month’s webinar on REALTOR SAFETY provided by NAR. REGISTER: Safety Webinar Sept 13 @ 10 a.m. The goal of the REALTOR® Safety Program is to reduce the number of safety incidents that occur in the industry. REALTORS® accomplish this goal together by improving a Safety Culture that requires us all to: Talk about safety Create a Safety Plan Follow Your Safety Plan Encourage Your Fellow REALTORS® to do the same Here are the top 5 safety action items for REALTORS® Plan Your Safety Strategy Tips and Best Practices Training Videos Personal Protection Resources Take the REALTOR® Safety Pledge Check out NAR’s collection of Safety Articles Brokerage Safety Convention Safety Personal and Professional Safety Safety and Technology Safety at Open Houses and on Property Showings Safety for Commercial and Rural Real Estate Safety Tips to Share With Your Clients During the REALTOR® Safety Month, please make the time...Continue reading

GAOR CRE Mixer: Glen West Management and Realty - Nick Hacopian

Property Management

GAOR Member Registration Non-member Register Below Visit Our Mobile Postcard and Share This With Other Colleagues You don’t want to miss this first CRE Mixer after our long Summer break! Our guest speaker will be Nick Hacopian of Glen West Management and Realty. Nick will be covering the following topics: Rental Market: Current trends in rent. Rental data and trajectory. Operational Costs: Costs affecting operations, such as insurance, trash, utilities, etc. Insurance: Recommended coverage. On-site Managers Consequences of improper on-site resident manager contracts SB 721 Legislation – Balcony Inspections Nick HacopianFounder www.GlenWest.com Nick@GlenWest.com818-230-7321 GAOR is happy to bring you this very successful series program hosted at the association office.  GAOR Member Registration Non-member Register Below Come with your listing opportunities or commercial real estate needs! GAOR Office124 S. Isabel Street, Glendale2nd Floor, Conference Room>>> Click Here For Directions <<< Your CRE host of ceremonies will be Arthur Mangassarian. Here are the upcoming CRE Mixer...Continue reading

Act Now: No on ACA 13!

Tell Your State Senator to Vote No On ACA 13

As a member of C.A.R. and more importantly, as a supporter of the REALTOR® PARTY of CALIFORNIA, we ask for your support by getting involved in making a call to your State Senator and asking them to vote NO on ACA 13. ACA 13 (Ward) will undermine the voice of California voters, erode Prop 13 protections, and make it even more difficult for families to afford a home. Calling is Preferred Emailing has been disabled Taking Action Requires 5 Simple Steps: Click the button below to go to C.A.R.’s Legislative Alert page! Enter your EMAIL and ZIP Code FIRST! Click the Alert that reads…“CALL your Senator today to urge them to Vote NO on ACA 13“ Dial the phone number next to your Senator’s name. Give the office your Name and ZIP code and ask them to “take the message to vote no on ACA 13.“ Click the DONE button...Continue reading

GOAR Election Ballot Box

Vote For Your 2024 Leaders – June 5 – 19

VOTING HAS ENDED Thank you to all members who participated. Election Results Board of Directors (three seats open): Susan Broussalian Patrick McCarthy Roubina Mirzakhanian Treasurer (vote for one):  Andre Pashai Vice President:  Vartan Gharpetian President-Elect:  Eddie Minassian Thank you for being an active member and taking the time to vote for your leaders!  VOTING BEGINS JUNE 5 It is that time of year when we have a roster of candidates running for leadership roles on the GAOR Board.  As the candidates publish their statements, we will update this post.   The three 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 each position’s roles and eligibility requirements, download the document “Duties and Responsibilities of Elected Officers and Directors”. Board of Directors (three seats open): Susan Broussalian Patrick McCarthy Roubina Mirzakhanian Treasurer (vote for one):  Addora...Continue reading

A Member Minute

A Member Minute Update

Please enjoy our latest Member Minute from Keith Sorem. Please check out our requirements if you have a member-minute update to share. Click Top Right Corner Menu ≡ in Video To View GAD Playlist ▼ Click here to for other association content. Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel. Once we meet certain requirements, we will be able to customize our channel ID (URL).

Glendale Cruise Night

Glendale Cruise Night – July 15 @ 5:30 – 10:30

One of Glendale’s longest-running (and coolest) events comes to the Jewel City on Saturday, July 15, 2023, bringing together some of the finest-looking vintage and unique automobiles in sunny Southern California. The event was such a success beginning in 1994 that the City of Glendale decided to host it on the 3rd Saturday in July every year since. GAOR is looking forward to being a sponsor at this year’s event, and as a sponsor, we are given an area to set up a booth. That is where you come in! Your association is looking for volunteers to man our booth and greet the general public on behalf of the association. This is an excellent opportunity to let them know that we REALTORS® are here as a collective to advocate for home ownership. We not only sell homes, but we are also advocating for laws and taxes that favor residential and...

A.I. in Real Estate – July 26 @ 11:30 a.m.

GAOR REALTOR® Registration Free MLS Subscriber Registration Free Non-GAOR Member Registration $25 GAOR is honored to host Mr. Josh Sharfman to share his insights about C.A.R.’s approach to new technology and where A.I. will be taking us.  Special Guest Speaker Josh Sharfman Chief Technology and Innovation OfficerCalifornia Association of REALTORS® Dr. Sharfman has worked with the California Association of REALTORS® for the last forty years: as a consultant; as an outside board member of the Association’s Real Estate Business Services subsidiary; and for the last 18 years as the Association’s Chief Technology and Innovation Officer. Member Registration Non-members Registration Related Content: Tackle content hurdles and data fatigue with RPR’s AI-Powered Market Trends ScriptWriter, simplifying the market update process. Elks Lodge120 E. Colorado St., Glendale>> Click Here For Directions << Thanks To Our Sponsors

2023 General Membership Meeting Announcing the 2024 Leadership Team

2023 General Membership Meeting

Flyer For Print (pdf) Member Registration Non-member Registration  Mobile Postcard Our General Membership Meeting is an annual tradition where we announce the winners of the Board Positions being filled for 2024. Both the campaigning and voting have begun.  We encourage you to support our candidates.  Head over to our online ballot box to cast your vote! When made available by each candidate, we will publish their public statements here: Directors  (3 seats): – Susan Broussalian – Patrick McCarthy – Roubina Mirzakhanian Officers (3 seats): – Treasurer:  Addora Beall or Andre Pashai – Vice President: Vartan Gharpetian – President-Elect:  Eddie Minassian Special Guest Speaker If coming together was not enough of a draw, we also have a VERY special guest that is a compelling speaker and a headline attraction in his own right. Many have to pay to earn the privilege to hear him, but we are sharing him with you...

GAOR CRE Mixer - June 8 @ 6pm

How to Find Real Estate Deals in Bankruptcy Sales, Living Trusts, and Foreclosures – CRE Mixer JUNE 8 @ 6

Visit Our Mobile Postcard and Share It With Other Colleagues You don’t want to miss this last CRE Mixer before our Summer break! We will resume our series on September 14th. Sevan GorginianLiving Trust Attorney Gorginian Law sevan@gorginianlaw.com818-928-4445 GAOR is happy to bring you this very successful series program hosted at the association office.  GAOR Member Registration Non-member Register Below GAOR Office124 S. Isabel Street, Glendale2nd Floor, Conference Room>>> Click Here For Directions <<< Come with your listing opportunities or commercial real estate needs! Share Our Mobile Postcard Your CRE host of ceremonies will be Arthur Mangassarian. Here are the upcoming CRE Mixer dates for 2023! Sponsors Are Welcomed! Contact the GAOR Office 09/14/23 10/12/23 11/09/23 12/14/23 In this new world of Commercial Real Estate, we welcome local members and non-members to join and share your listings. Informative presentations will be shared. Whether you sell Commercial Real Estate or want...Continue reading

Addora Beall Pro Standards

Pro Standards

Be sure to bookmark this post. Here you will find tips presented by our Pro Standards chairperson, Addora Beall. Professional standards for REALTORS® include ethical behavior, honesty, integrity, professionalism, and adherence to the National Association of Realtors® NAR Code of Ethics. Realtors are expected to provide their clients with accurate and honest information, act in their clients’ best interests, and maintain confidentiality. We should also strive to improve their knowledge and skills through continuing education. View All NAR Pro Standards Here June 2023 Compliance Quiz question of the month “My broker told me that I received a citation and fine because I didn’t correct a violation after CRMLS sent me a warning to do so. I didn’t see any emails asking me to correct a violation. How can I make sure that CRMLS’ communications are reaching me in the future?”  Confirm with your Association that your email address on file...Continue reading

Government Affairs Updates

GAOR Government Affairs Director Updates

Here you will find updates presented by our Government Affairs Director, Greg Astorian. Presentations are normally given at our Weekly Town Hall meeting. Below is the most recent recording in an embedded playlist. Click Top Right Corner Menu ≡ in Video To View Playlist ▼ 05-25-22 Needed vs. Actual Housing Units in California Glendale Homeless Count Longitudinal Summary The Debt Ceiling and The Housing Market RPR Local Economic Reports (LGLR Committee) Presented by Greg Astorian, GAOR Government Affairs Director Glendale Association of REALTORS® 10-05-22 FEDERAL: More Homes On The Market Act: Increase the base of Capital Gains to $1 Million STATE: – AB916 (Salas) ADUs – AB2097 (Friedman) Reduce Parking Requirements – SB679 (Kalmager) Housing – AB2011/SB6: Converting CRE into Residential Units – CA For Home Ownership LOCAL MEASURES: – Increases to Transfer Tax to 5% – Permanent Tenant Protections 09-06-22 ● Glendale RE Market – July● Glendale Seller’s Guide...

YPN Bowling Night June 14 at 6pm

YPN Bowling Night – June 14 @ 6pm

Event Memories The Young Professionals Network is back with its time-honored Bowling Night on June 14th.  Join us Wednesday, June 14th at the Jewel City Bowl at 6 p.m. Thanks to our sponsors, your $30 ticket will get you pizza, soft drinks, and bowling! AND… a portion of your proceeds will be donated to the S.T.A.R. kids foundation!   Come, Young, Come All! We look forward to this fun networking event! Jewel City Bowl is located behind the GAOR Office and faces Glendale Blvd. GAOR will open its parking lot for the evening. MEMBERSGet Your Ticket Online in IMS Non-MembersComplete this Electronic From THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS Golden West Escrow Home America Financial

GAOR Top Producer Panel May 23 Recording

GAOR Top Producer Panel – Recording

GAOR launched its first Top Producer Panel and it was met with resounding appreciation and has proven to be our most successful event this year and in years past.  We plan to have more of these, so stay tuned. In case you missed it, here is a recording of our first panel of TOP PRODUCERS! Addora Beall, GAOR Treasurer, moderated the forum.      Artin Sarkissian Broker / Owner Tereza Toramanyan Realtor® Thomas Atamian Senior Estates Director Thanks To Our Sponsor Avo Shilvarju  If the video does not load below, click here to go to our YouTube Channel About Our Top Producers Artin Sarkissian Artin Sarkissian discovered his passion for real estate in middle school when he learned that owning properties and collecting rent could create wealth. His interest only grew stronger in his senior year of high school when he was given the opportunity to manage a multi-unit building....Continue reading

NAR Legislative Meeting 2023

REALTORS® from Glendale travel to Washington DC to make our voice heard

This month the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) held its annual Legislative Meetings in Washington DC. Thousands of REALTORS® from all over the U.S. brought concerns and support for real estate and homeownership to our elected representatives in our nation’s capital. During these meetings, local REALTORS® including GAOR President Carmen Arom, Past President Eric Toro and Government Affairs Director Greg Astorian met with elected leaders like U.S. Representatives Jimmy Gomez (D-34) and Adam Schiff (D-30) who represent much of Glendale and the surrounding communities. The intent of these meetings is to support policies, policymakers, and the real estate industry as a whole. NAR said in a statement that it is prioritizing essential goals in 2023 for our advocacy, including developing public policy roles and solutions, continue engaging with our family and friends, thinking modern [what does advocacy look like 10 years down the road], and promotion of NAR products, research...Continue reading

GAOR Top Producer Panel May 23 @ 8:30am

GAOR Top Producer Panel – MAY 23 @ 8:30am

GAOR is happy to launch our first Top Producer Panel.  Admission is free and a continental breakfast will be provided. Doors open at 8:30 am and the program will begin promptly at 9 a.m.  Seating Is Limited!  Reserve Your Seats Now. Members Register Here Non-Members Register Here Artin Sarkissian Broker / Owner Tereza Toramanyan Realtor® Thomas Atamian Senior Estates Director Artin Sarkissian discovered his passion for real estate in middle school when he learned that owning properties and collecting rent could create wealth. His interest only grew stronger in his senior year of high school when he was given the opportunity to manage a multi-unit building. “I made a lot of mistakes at first, but I learned fast, developed my people skills, and knew I had a true passion for the business,” he said. After graduating from Herbert Hoover High School, Artin pursued a degree in business and marketing at...Continue reading

C.A.R. Legislative Day Update

C.A.R. Legislative Day – Update

Each year in the spring we join the California Association of REALTORS® and members from all over the state and converge upon Sacramento for Legislative Day. This year we met with our State Legislators in Sacramento and shared in other fantastic activities during our visit.  Members of the Glendale Association of REALTORS® descended on Sacramento in the first week of May to meet with our state legislators and underscore the importance of homeownership in our communities. Each year, the California Association of REALTORS® hosts “Legislative Day” when more than 2,000 REALTORS® from all over California converge on our state capitol to talk about the issues important to our industry. This year, we were promoting the early success of the California Dream For All Shared Equity Program which offers loans to first-time home buyers. In 2022 the Legislature passed a budget that included $500 million for California Dream for All. After the borrower...

Razmik Grigorian - In Memorium

Razmik Grigorian – In Memoriam

We are sad to report the passing of a long-time member Razmik Grigorian. Razmik was a member of GAOR since 1987.  He will be dearly missed. If you would like to share a memory that we can include here,please email Robert at robert@gaor.org and he will update this post. I am greatly saddened by the Memorial Announcement about dear Razmik. I became a member of GAOR in 1989, Razmik already there. He was so kind and welcoming. I will cherish the fun times we all had, back in the day. Rest peacefully to a long time friend.Shirley Ann Hill A Good Man and Realtor. He’ll be missed. A Realtor friend,Rick L. Barnes Razmik Grigorian was a professional and a true gentleman.  I learned so much from him in the beginning of my career.  He had a great sense of humor.  I remember that he was very close to his sister and he loved being an uncle.  My...Continue reading

How to Auction Properties with 10x and LoopNet -CRE Mixer MAY 11@ 6

How to Auction Properties with 10x and LoopNet -CRE Mixer MAY 11@ 6

View and Share Mobile Postcard How to auction property in 10x siteHow to navigate in LoopNet These two subjects will be discussed in our monthly commercial meeting on May 11th, 2023. A must for every agent, both commercial and residential. April’s CRE Mixer will cover Ten-X + CoStar + LoopNet showcase solution. Their value proposition includes: Asset Marketing No Upfront Cost to The Seller Accelerated Process Date Specific Close Third-Party Reports 70% Trade Rate See how Ten-X successfully executes bi-weekly CRE auction events, the process and marketing of the platform, CoStar affiliation and benefits, and how Ten-X differs from transacting in the traditional market. Our subject matter expert presenting will be: Julian CurryAccount Executive Ten-X Loopnet jcurry@ten-x.com323-813-1585 Geni (Genia) SperoLoopNet Account Executive Loopnet gspero@costar.com GAOR is happy to bring you this very successful series program. The GAOR CRE mixer will take place at the association office.  GAOR Member Registration Non-member...Continue reading

GAOR Cinco de Mayo Mixer

Cinco de Mayo Mixer – May 4 @ 5pm

Brought To You By Your GAOR Affiliates! May the 4th Be With Us on Cinco de Mayo We hope you and your office colleagues will take this opportunity to take a break with us. We will convene at the GAOR office parking lot at 124 South Isabel Street. Your $20 ticket will get you food, drinks, and giveaways!   This is a fund-raiser event and a portion of net proceeds will go to the Glendale Police Department’s S.T.A.R. Program. REGISTER HERE FOR $20 Non-members Register Using Our PDF Form Enjoy These Event Memories: Print Flyer Share Mobile Postcard Feel free to invite, co-workers, colleagues, clients, or friends. Pass on this digital postcard Thanks To Our Sponsor Hasta luego!

Blood Drive May 17

PFAR / GAOR / CB Realty Blood Drive – May 17

PFAR in Action, along with the Glendale Association of REALTORS® and CB Realty (Glendale), is hosting a blood drive.  We look to our members to help support this worthy cause.   WHEN:  May 17th WHERE:  801 N. Brand Blvd #190, Glendale, CA 91203 Pre-Register Your Preferred Time Here Many Time Slots Available

GAOR Commercial Real Estate Mixer

CRE Mixer APRIL 13 @ 6

For the investor looking for Alternatives April’s CRE Mixer will cover commercial real estate tax savings and CRE investment opportunities. The topics covered will be: 1031 Exchanges Alternative Investments Deleware Statutory Trusts (DTS) Limited Partnership Funds Private REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts) Our subject matter expert presenting will be: Rena MorrisSenior Director, Wealth Management Irvine Advisors / Emerson Equity LLC rmorris@irvineadvisorsllc.com626-354-4327 GAOR is proud to bring you this very successful series program. The GAOR Commercial Real Estate Mixer Will Take Place At…   GAOR Member Registration Non-member Register Below GAOR Office124 S. Isabel Street, Glendale2nd Floor, Conference Room>>>>>>> Click Here For Directions <<<<<<< Come with your listing opportunities or commercial real estate needs! Your CRE host of ceremonies will be Arthur Mangassarian.   In this new world of Commercial Real Estate, we welcome local members and non-members to join and share your listings. Informative presentations will be shared. Whether you...Continue reading

$20,000 donation made to 5 charities

GAOR Makes Major Charity Donations Totaling $20,000

The Glendale Association of REALTORS is proud to share in our collective effort to raise funds for local charities. As an organization, we donated $4,000 to each of the five charities listed below. These organizations do great work in our community and keep our Jewel City a shining beacon in L.A. County. To the organizations listed, we are grateful and proud to support your efforts. To our REALTORS®, Affiliates, and event attendees, we are appreciative of your donations made at last year’s CanTree event. The fruits of our labor always pay forward to a better tomorrow for us all. Click on any of the causes listed below to learn more about their community outreach programs. Glendale Community College Food Pantry Donation Amount: $4,000 Glendale Education Foundation Donation Amount: $4,000 Salvation Army Donation Amount: $4,000 Glendale Police Department’s S.T.A.R. Program STAR: Students Training As Role-models Donation Amount: $4,000 Veterans Village of...Continue reading

commercial real estate mixer brilliant tax accounting

CRE Mixer MAR 9 @ 6

Taxes, Grants & S Corporations: March’s CRE Mixer will cover the topic of Taxes and Accounting as they relate to S Corporations. We will also cover Grants that are available and this year’s Tax deadlines. Our host will be Brilliant Tax & Accounting Services, Inc. Our subject matter expert presenting will be: Alex Hovsepians, EAManaging Partner Brilliant Tax & Accounting Services, Inc. Alex@brillianttax.com 818-500-5100 GAOR is proud to bring you this very successful series program. The GAOR Commercial Real Estate Mixer Will Take Place At…   GAOR Office124 S. Isabel Street, Glendale2nd Floor, Conference Room>>>>>>> Click Here For Directions <<<<<<< Come with your listing opportunities or commercial real estate needs! Your CRE host of ceremonies will be Arthur Mangassarian.   In this new world of Commercial Real Estate, we welcome local members and non-members to join and share your listings. Informative presentations will be shared. Whether you sell Commercial Real...Continue reading