C.A.R. Free Webinars

CAR Webinars: Oct 4, 6, 18, 26

As a California Association of REALTORS®, we encourage you to take advantage of the free educational webinars offered by C.A.R.  You can always expect a valuable and engaging experience with an industry expert.  The webinars are designed to help you be prepared and mitigate risks.  Following is a newly promoted session we feel is worth attending.  October 4, 10:00 PM Lone Wolf Transactions – Learning the Basics (zipForm Edition) DESCRIPTION: Learn the basics about Lone Wolf Transactions (zipForm Edition) and how easy it is to manage your transactions and templates. Sessions like these give REALTORS® a chance to see the tools they have access to in action. We will cover: The basics of Lone Wolf Transactions (zipForm Edition)Learn to create transactionsLearn to create templates If you cannot attend, sign up anyway and we will send you a recording. We would like to thank Property ID for sponsoring this webinar. Training...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 ▼ 09-06-22 ● Glendale RE Market – July● Glendale Seller’s Guide – July● Cost of Single Family Homes Electrification● Glendale Permits: GlendalePermits.org● CA State Legislative Updates:– SB1105– SB679– AB2011– SB6– AB2097– SB1026– AB2383– AB2170 08-31-22 – Glendale Allowable Rent (pre/post-1995 Buildings Exemption)– Relevance of Realtors– Business Formation Data Point– Do Not Call, Do Not Fax, Do Not Email Laws`– And more… 08-17-22 – SB679 – Glendale City Solar Energy Production and Storage– And more…

Upcoming GAOR Events Fall 2022 Sponsorship Opportunities

Become A Sponsor – Upcoming Fall Event Opportunities

GAOR has upcoming fall events that are available to sponsor. We welcome our affiliate colleagues, general members, and local industry professionals to join and partake. Please share this post with a colleague or have them scan this QR code to take them to this page. Oct 6CRE Mixer Oct 25BOM Meeting Nov 10CanTree Dec 1Installation October 6 Commercial Real Estate Mixer Audience: 20 – 50            Sponsored ✔ Gorginian Law LevelAmountPackageEvent Sponsor$250Company Slide showing while members assemble Company Slide showing at the end of the presentationCheck-in table available for company swag October 25 Broker Owner Manager Meeting Audience: 150 (target)            Available LevelAmountPackageEvent Sponsor$2,500Company Slide showing while the general assembly convenes Company Slide showing at the end of the presentationCheck-in table available for company swag November 10 CanTree Annual Fundraiser Audience: 100 – 150            Available LevelAmountPackageFeaturePlatinum         $5,000.00Website, FB, Banner, Email, Hot Shots Slide Masthead, and Slide XLDiamond$2,500.00Website, FB, Banner, Slides, Email, Hot Shot SlideLGold$1,000.00Website, FB, Banner, Slides,...Continue reading

Realtor Safety Day Sep 9, 2022, 10am

Realtor® Safety – Sept. 9, 10 am

If you were unable to watch the live stream or wanted to re-watch any of the  sessions, the replay will be available starting Monday, Sept. 12th and is available for unlimited views through the end of October!  Replay This replay will be available from September 12th through the end of October!  Event Resources:  Chris Valenzuela III, Founder/ Lead Instructor, Spent Brass Training Solutions, INC Email: spentbrasstrainingsolutions@gmail.com REALTOR Relief Foundation website:  https://www.nar.realtor/about-nar/grants-and-funding/realtors-relief-foundation John Morgan, CAL FIRE Deputy Chief – Wildfire Preparedness Website: https://www.fire.ca.gov/ Julia Juarez, Deputy Commissioner, Community Relations &  Outreach, California Dept. of Insurance Website: http://www.insurance.ca.gov/ Deanne Rymarowicz, Associate Counsel, Legal Affairs N.A.R. Presentation Slides: Cyber Security Presentation Slides Website: www.Nar.realtor/wire-fraud Again, thank you for your participation, and STAY SAFE! Sincerely,Nancy OakleyRE Events nancy@reevents.live Real estate is an exciting and rewarding profession, providing us with the freedom and flexibility to run our operations the way we see fit, on schedules we typically set. But despite the overwhelming positives our careers provide,...Continue reading

GAOR CRE Mixer

GAOR CRE Mixer Oct 6 @ 6

GAOR is glad to announce the formation of a new group of GAOR CRE REALTORS®! REGISTER for This Event Now! 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 or want to become a CRE REALTOR®, this group of local professionals will serve you well. This is YOUR association, and the formation of this group is intended to plant the seed to grow a following so we can create a network of CRE professionals that will meet the needs of the group and our members at large. Bring your enthusiasm and ideas! Thank you. Thanks To Our Sponsor Sevan Gorginian – Living Trust Attorney Member Registration Non-member Register Below Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this...Continue reading

Save the Dates: Broker Owner Manager Meeting, CanTree, Awards & Installation

Save The Dates Oct, Nov, Dec

Very soon we will have all the details about the following events coming this fall.  For now, you can reserve these dates for the following GAOR events. Broker Owner Manager Meeting: OCTOBER 25, 8 a.m.Breakfast   CanTree: NOVEMBER 10, 6 p.m. Cocktail Reception    Installation & Awards: DECEMBER 01, 8 a.m.Champagne Reception

Supra Billing Update

Supra’s NEW Automated Billing

Supra is introducing a new billing and payment system to help streamline processes for keyholders and put more self-service in the hands of account holders. Below are a few essential things to know about the new system. Automated notices will take place if the credit card on file is rejected for payment: 1 DAY after the debit credit card payment is unsuccessful a courtesy email will go out to notify agents to update their credit card that is on file. 5 DAYS after the debit credit card payment is unsuccessful, your eKey app will stop working.  A big red notification button will present itself in the app to update your account. 25 DAYS after the debit credit card payment is unsuccessful, a $25.00 late fee will be added to your account balance. An additional email notification will go out about this account update. At any time a keyholder can re-activate their account...

Defeat SB679

Mobilization ALERT: SB679

Dear Members, The California Association of REALTORS® OPPOSES Senate Bill 679 (Kamlager) which creates an unelected agency with the power to impose a range of new property taxes.  We were also against SB1105 and are glad to see that bill is dead.  SB 1105 was to grant vast, unchecked, taxing and bonding authority to an unelected Housing Agency Board in San Diego which would consist of 6 appointed representatives, serving 4-year terms. SB679 Similar to SB 1105, SB 679 would establish a local Housing Agency in LA with a 19-member “governing board” to raise revenues through:  A Parcel TaxGross Receipts Business License TaxA Document Transfer Tax, orThe Issuance of Bonds to Fund Affordable Housing Preservation (acquiring, Rehabilitating, Deed Restricting, Etc.). Here’s how you can help!  Ask your clients, friends, and family to TAKE ACTION!  Continue posting on social media!We are stronger together and your voice will help us defeat SB 679....Continue reading

Realtor Action Party - CAR - SB1105 - SB679

MOBILIZATION ALERT: Oppose New Property Taxes!

Dear Members, The California Association of REALTORS® OPPOSES Senate Bill 1105 (Hueso) and Senate Bill 679 (Kamlager) each of which creates an unelected agency with the power to impose a range of new property taxes. SB1105 SB 1105 grants vast, unchecked, taxing and bonding authority to an unelected Housing Agency Board in San Diego which would consist of 6 appointed representatives, serving 4-year terms that can by resolution, or initiative, impose:  Special Taxes on Real Property,A Parcel Tax,A Gross Receipts Business License Tax,A Special Business Tax,A Documentary Transfer Tax,A Special Land Value Windfall Tax, OrA Commercial Linkage Fee. The proposed Agency requires revenues generated to assist in the construction of housing broadly defined. Revenue could go to large developers of rental homes and no restrictions on the agency purchasing single-family homes which could then further limit the opportunities for home ownership. SB679 Similar to SB 1105, SB 679 would establish a...Continue reading

2022 3rd Quarter MLS Fees Now Due

Enroll In MLS Auto Pay

3rd Quarter MLS Fees For those who have NOT paid their MLS fees.  Today, July 11, 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 above “PAY INVOICES (IMS)” Here are screenshots of how to pay online.  Pay MLS Fees Now NOTE:  This portal password is NOT the same password you use for Matrix. If you miss paying today, beginning tomorrow July 12, please use this PDF form to reactivate your account.  Include the $35 late fee for a total of $190.   Why not take the stress out of making timely payments.  Enroll in our Quarterly MLS Auto Pay program. Enroll In Auto Pay

senator anthony portantino housing news

How Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank Snagged $23M for Affordable Housing Trust Fund

The future of an affordable housing trust fund among the cities of Pasadena, Glendale, and Burbank took a step forward this week, as officials announced the approval of a $23 million infusion to get the fund off the ground. Under state Sen. Anthony J. Portantino’s proposed SB 1177, the money — carved out from the state’s $308 billion 2022-23 budget, signed into law last month — would go toward a fund administered by a joint-powers authority of the three cities. Read All About It

CAR 2022 Annual Historical Data Summary

CAR 2022 Annual Historical Data Summary Report

Below is the table of contents Open 2002 Report See Other Sales Data by C.A.R. Housing Market Overview by City California and U.S. Existing Single-Family HomeAnnual Median Sales Price and Annual Sales Activity 1968 – 2021California Existing Single-Family HomeMonthly Median Sales Price and Monthly Sales Activity 1979 – 2021California Existing CondominiumAnnual Median Price and % Change in Sales 1980 – 2021California Existing CondominiumMonthly Median Sales Price and Monthly Sales Activity 1981 – 2021California Counties, Existing Single-Family HomeAnnual Median Sales Price and % Change in Sales 1990 – 2021California and U.S. Existing Single-Family HomeMonthly/Quarterly Housing Affordability Index 1988 – 2021California Regions Existing Single-Family HomeAnnual Housing Affordability Index 1984 – 2010California Counties, Existing Single-Family HomeQuarterly and Annual Housing Affordability Index 2010 – 2021California and U.S. Existing Single-Family HomeQuarterly First-Time Buyer Housing Affordability Index 2000 – 2021California Regions Existing Single-Family HomeAnnual First-Time Buyer Housing Affordability Index 2000 – 2010California Counties, Existing Single-Family HomeQuarterly...

GAOR Online Ballot Box

Vote For Your 2023 Leaders

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 public statements, we will update this post and reference their messages to the membership. Board of Directors (five seats open): Armen Avedian Aram Djagharbekian Dro Gharapetian Vartan Gharpetian Andre Pashai Treasurer:  Addora BeallVice President:  Eddie MinassianPresident-Elect:  Sevak Sohrabian   Thank you for being an active member and taking the time to vote for your leaders!  This year we have an online ballot box for you to cast your vote.    VOTING ENDS JULY 19 AT 5 PM I’m Ready To Vote, I know the Password The online voting ballot box is password protected.Please check your email for the password, or call the association at 818-241-2184.

C.A.R. Forms - Quick Guides

The Right Form To Use

Need a step up on which forms to use.  Below is a couple of C.A.R. Quick Guides to help you for your client’s given situation.  Here are some scenarios to consider… Single-family, 2-4 units, including condos, + ADUsRental property. Single-family or multi-familyNon-residentialVacant land. Urban lot or agricultural.Residential with agriculture use presentSeller in foreclosure. Single-family, 2-4 units, including condominiumsMobile/manufactured home. Whether on leased or rented land or in a parkProbate sales. Decedent’s estate, conservatorship, guardianship, or receivershipTenant-occupied property (full or at least one unit)Mixed-useTenancy-in-common saleStock cooperative saleProperty sold under court authorityNew Construction Not yet builtNew construction. Already built. Public ReportNew construction. Already built. No Public ReportProperty converted to condominium THE RIGHT FORM TO USE – BY TRANSACTION TYPE THE RIGHT FORM TO USE – BY FORM CODE

YPN Bowling Night

YPN Bowling Night – Come, Young, Come All!

The Young Professionals Network is back with their time-honored Bowling Night on June 23rd. This event is our BIG return since the start of the pandemic! Join us Thursday, June 23rd at the Jewel City Bowl at 6 p.m. Thanks to our sponsors, your $30 ticket will get you Pizza, Softdrinks, 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. THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS Golden West Escrow Home America Financial Buy Your Ticket in IMS Flash this QR code to a colleague to quickly take them to IMS to purchase their ticket! Use This QR Code To Quickly Access IMS THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS Golden West Escrow Home America...Continue reading

Juneteenth Our Nations 2nd Indepence Day

Juneteenth – June 19th

This anniversary is a tangible opportunity to amplify understanding of the unique experience of Black Americans and how it serves as a catalyst for conversations about intersectionality. This 19th day of June goes by many names. Whether you call it Emancipation Day, Freedom Day or the country’s second Independence Day, Juneteenth is one of the most important anniversaries in our nation’s history. Learn What NAR Has To Say About Juneteenth Here’s The History Of Juneteenth The Story of Bridget MasonOne of LA’s First Black Real Estate Moguls

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...Continue reading

Annual Election of Officers and Directors

2022 Annual Election of Officers – Now Accepting Applications

The Glendale Association of REALTORS® will hold its annual election for the 2023 Officers and Directors in a few short weeks. As shown on the schedule below, the election will take place online over several days in June and July. GAOR will shortly send members detailed instructions for voting and participating in this important election. Please visit our Nominating Committee page to learn about the: GAOR Election Timeline Positions Open for Election for the 2023 GAOR Officers and Directors Information for Candidates Voting Campaigning   Visit 2022 Nominating Committee Page To Learn More

RPR for New Agents

5 Ways RPR Can Jumpstart a REALTOR’S® Career

Starting out as a new real estate agent can be overwhelming. You’re bombarded with emails and phone calls to sign up for this and purchase that. It can be difficult to decipher and filter out what you really need. That’s where RPR (Realtors Property Resource®) comes in. RPR is a digital, property record platform. But really, it’s so much more than that! It’s tools, data and property reports. It’s CMAs, prospecting and listing presentations. It’s current market data, plus neighborhood and school information. Simply put, it’s everything you need to “wow” your clients and close more deals. And here’s the real kicker… it won’t cost you anything to use it. RPR is an NAR Member Benefit, which means as a REALTOR® you have complete access to it.   Learn More…

Cinco de Mayo Mixer

Cinco de Mayo Mixer

Brought To You By Your GAOR Affiliates! Enjoy These Event Memories: Join us at the GAOR office parking area to enjoy a festive gathering of comradeship. Your $10 ticket will get you food, drinks, and giveaways! Register Here $10 If you missed our last parking lot social put on by our Affiliates last summer, check out what’s in store! With that said, we hope that you and your office can join us and convene at 124 South Isabel Street on Cinco de Mayo. Hasta luego!

Lion Desk - Free C.A.R. Member Benefit

New FREE C.A.R. Member Benefit LionDesk – Now Available!

We’re excited to share that C.A.R.’s new member benefit, LionDesk CRM, is now live and at no cost to C.A.R. members! It is accessible inside REALTOR® Secure Transaction. LionDesk keeps leads and clients from falling through the cracks with features like pre-built drip campaigns that include email, text, and video, built-in reminders to keep you on task, and more! Claim Free Account

Prop 19 Tax Savings

PROP 19 Property Tax Base Transfer for Eligible Homeowners

Prop 19 allows eligible homeowners to transfer the taxable value of their primary residence to a replacement primary residence anywhere in California, regardless of location or value, as long as the replacement residence is purchased or newly constructed within two years of the sale of the original primary residence. Homeowners can save big on their annual property tax bills, whether they move to a replacement home that is the same price, more expensive, or less expensive than their original home. See examples of how homeowners can save with Prop 19. Learn More at Prop19TaxBreak.com Think your clients would benefit from this tax break?Here are four ways they can learn more about Prop 19 and how they could save money: Ask you, their REALTOR®.Visit prop19taxbreak.com.Check their County Assessor’s website.View a sample Prop 19 transfer form. Brought To You By C.A.R. Prop 19 Consumer Education ProgramContinue reading

C.A.R. Xpereience Summit 2022

Marketing Xperience: A Virtual Summit

Get game-changing marketing strategies! Don’t miss C.A.R.’s Marketing Xperience: A Virtual Summit! Being a great marketer is an essential role for every REALTOR®. At Marketing Xperience, you’ll have a front-row seat to marketing gurus, industry experts, and top REALTORS® sharing their powerful tips and tactical strategies you can immediately put to work in your business. This high-energy and engaging summit covers the latest insights and forward-thinking marketing trends in social media, digital, email, content, and more. Register Now For C.A.R.’s Virtual Summit

Fair Housing Webinar

Fair Housing is More Than Following the REALTOR® Code of Ethics

It’s also about being proactive! Learn how your MLS or Association can make an impact locally. This Connections webinar features REALTORS® who are making a difference with fair housing in their local communities. Special guests Sabrina Brown, broker/owner Brown and Brown Real Estate, 2022 president-elect at Women’s Council of REALTORS® – California; and Bobbi Howe, real estate agent/broker coach and consultant, 2022 treasurer-elect, Missouri REALTORS®. When:  Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 1:00pm EST/11:00am PST. The discussion will include a Q&A at the end.  The moderator is Christie MacDonald, industry relations marketing manager, Realtor.com®. We hope you can join this webinar as we try to close the gap on fair housing! Register at Realtor.com®

Fair Housing and Adverstising

Advertising Within the Fair Housing Framework

Real estate professionals can successfully advertise listed properties, as well as their services, and stay within the bounds of fair housing laws. Advertisements are a powerful tool to reach consumers and generate leads. The language and images used in ads must comply with fair housing laws as well as Article 10 of the NAR Code of Ethics. In this video, learn more about successfully advertising your services and available properties while avoiding fair housing violations. Window to the Law is a monthly video series that provides valuable risk management tips and information to help real estate professionals navigate legal issues facing the real estate industry. Learn More

USPAP

What the Heck Is USPAP?

For appraisers, it’s the foundation that undergirds every property appraisal assignment.   Developed and copyrighted in 1987 by The Appraisal Foundation, a private, not-for-profit corporation, USPAP has been adopted by the major appraisal organizations in North America. Since its establishment, all federal banking agencies have been required to prescribe standards for the performance of real estate appraisals that, at a minimum, meet those published in USPAP. Appraisers must comply with all laws, rules, and regulations applicable to the appraisal assignment. Among those are the Fair Housing Act and Equal Credit Opportunity Act. Read NAR Full Article

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.

2021 Virtual Legislative Day

March 2 | Virtual Legislative Day

Please join us for C.A.R.’s Virtual Legislative Day 2022! Laura Friedman 1:00 pm C.A.R. is hosting fully virtual Legislative Day on Wednesday, March 2nd and we encourage you to join other REALTORS® from the Glendale Association Of REALTORS® in participating. Here’s Your Chance! If you’ve ever been curious about Legislative Day but couldn’t commit to going to Sacramento to experience it live, this Virtual Day is a great opportunity for you to learn the ropes! Here are some of the highlights of the content for the day: Hear from Lieutenant Governor Eleni KounalakisGet a state legislative update from C.A.R.’s Sr. Vice President of Government Affairs, Sanjay WagleSit in on a fireside chat with new C.A.R. CEO John SebreeGet an economic update by C.A.R.’s Deputy Chief Economist, Oscar Wei (The State of California’s Housing Market)Panels and seminars with lots of great policy updates and political informationVirtual Meetings with individual state legislators...Continue reading

CRMLS Photagrapher List

Media Licensing Agreements

As disclosed on February 22 by the CEO of CRMLS, we want to emphasize to agents that their brokerage office should carefully review all photo and other media licensing agreements prior to posting them in the MLS. Brokers must not place media that is subject to inadequate license agreements into the MLS. Inadequate license agreements include those that contain any limitations on the use of media after marketing of the property stops or any limitation on the ability to sub-license the media. If you have any doubt about the scope or limitations in a license a photographer provides, CRMLS recommends having a knowledgeable attorney with a full understanding of the CRMLS Rules review the license. Brokers may also choose to use only photographers that appear on the CRMLS Photographer List, as all of them have agreed to provide the MLS-required license. We provide this list on our website and update...

Home Warranty and NHD - Panel Discussion - GAOR

Home Warranty and NHD – Affiliate Panel Discussion

In case you missed it! Please join us at our March 16th Town Hall meeting to get a healthy discussion of issues regarding Home Warranty and NHD. Join Our Panel Discussion LIVE Here are examples of questions the panel will attempt to address… WARRANTY QUESTIONS Is a home inspection required in order to be covered? Are secondary damages covered by the home warranty? Who is best person to order the home warranty? ​What to expect that is NOT covered by a home warranty What is the realtor’s role in choosing the  home warranty coverage?Warranty policies are not “one size fits all”  How do I customize a home warranty? Warranty policies do not repair items that are reported in an inspection report Can a home inspection report help a claim if it has been denied? Can it hurt a claim?Why does a homeowner have to pay a TCF?Are Optional Coverages important to add to a policy? If...Continue reading

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

Soroptimist - Bras For A Cause

GAOR Supports Bras For A Cause

The Glendale Association of Realtors® is very proud to be a sponsor at the Soroptimist International Of Glendale 19th Annual Bras for a Cause ”Masquerade” event, Saturday, Feb 26, 2022. Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment. BRAS FOR A CAUSE is the signature fundraiser for Soroptimist International of Glendale. Since 2004, this premier event has featured decorated bras highlighting a yearly theme, as well as entertainment, raffles, and silent and live auctions. Through an evening of fun, food, and friendship, they raise the funds to support education and training awards, special programs, and service grants that are awarded to other community service organizations for programs that focus on women and girls. As they state, they work with ‘women at their best all around the world! Learn more about Soroptimist here. Download Flyer...

In Memoriam_Anna Dekeyan

Anna Dekeyan – In Memoriam

We are sad to report the passing of an affiliate member Anna Dekeyan. Anna was a Notary and Loan Signing Agent, and a relatively new member who joined GOAR in 2021.  She passed away the morning of February 2, 2022.  Anna was optimistic to the very end.  Our prayers and thoughts are with her and her family. We have no other detailed information to share, but will update this post and our weekly Town Hall newsletter when it comes in. 

Legislative Day 2022

TWO Legislative Days for 2022!

Double Your Impact in California! In 2022, California REALTORS® will have double the impact to the legislative process with TWO Legislative Days! C.A.R.’s Governmental Affairs Team anticipates a very busy legislative season which is why we need two events. Wednesday, March 2, 2022.  This FULLY-VIRTUAL event, will help members become familiar with current legislation and how their voice counts in California. Wednesday, April 27 will be LIVE IN-PERSON with virtual aspects so REALTORS® can get back to doing what we all do best, Protecting Homeownership! Legislative Day is an opportunity for REALTORS® from across California to participate in meetings with their state legislators to discuss the issues that affect the real estate industry the most.  Attending Legislative Day is not only a great investment in your business, but it will also provide you with an opportunity to hear from the state’s most dynamic political leaders and the leadership of your...Continue reading

LA County Board of Supervisors Covid

LA County Extends Eviction Moratorium to 2023!

** UPDATE ** Glendales county representative, Supervisor Kathryn Barger cast the lone no vote on the extension, saying the plan gives landlords no clear end in sight. After the vote, she introduced a motion asking for the county to explore the possibility of forgiving or postponing property tax payments for landlords who aren’t receiving rent as a result of the eviction moratorium. Send your kind words of support to Supervisor Kathryn Barger Thank You Letter from C.A.R. Learn More From This LAist Article We need your help to oppose the LA County Board of Supervisors’ (BoS) proposed ordinance to extend the countywide eviction moratorium until 2023, effective February 1st, 2022. The BoS are meeting on Tuesday January 25th at 9:00am to reinstate protections against non-payment of rent evictions starting April 1st, 2022 and are attempting to apply these actions to unincorporated LA County AND incorporated cities within the County. Additionally, the...Continue reading

Leadership Institute

GAOR Leadership Institute

Spread the word!  Coming in 2022, the GAOR Leadership Committee will launch a new program called the GAOR Leadership Institute.  The program was developed and designed to groom REALTORS® to be future advocates for their community, leaders in our local real estate industry, and productive members of our Association of REALTORS®.  Share PDF Flyer Please Post This Flyer In Your Office! Learn About GAOR’s Leadership Institute

C.A.R. CCRE - Center for California Real Estate

C.A.R.’s Center for California Real Estate (CCRE)

California Association of REALTORS®’ CCRE (Center for California Real Estate) works with academic researchers, nonprofit leaders, elected officials, governmental officers, and others in order to increase connections across agencies, gather information for the real estate industry, and investigate solutions for key issues. They partners with orgabizations such as USC’s Sol Price School of Public Policy, U.C. Berkeley’s Terner Center for Housing Innovation, Pepperdine’s School of Public Policy, the U.C. Center at Sacramento, and UCLA’s Ziman Center for Real Estate. CCRE produces executive reports, whitepapers, panels, sponsored research, and other content about real estate, consumer trends, and the economy. Learn More About CCRE

Coming Soon Coming To An End - IDX Feeds

Coming Soon Comes To An End

Coming Soon listings will no longer go to IDX feeds This CRMLS Board decision went into effect on January 5, 2022 Starting on Wednesday, January 5th, CRMLS will no longer send “Coming Soon” listings to IDX feeds. Websites that use IDX feeds will no longer display or receive data about “Coming Soon” listings. We’ve made this change to be more consistent with other MLSs that CRMLS has data share agreements with. Keeping IDX feeds the same throughout CRMLS and other California MLSs prevents data discrepancies and other challenges. This change came about after discussion, voting, and approval by the CRMLS Board of Directors. Thank you for your support. California Regional MLS

California Department of Public Health - Dampness and Mold Law

CDPH Dampness Mold Law

Renters in CaliforniaThe California Health & Safety Code requires property owners to provide a rental unit that is safe and healthy for the people living in it. Beginning January 1, 2022, residential landlords shall provide this booklet to prospective residential tenants prior to entering the rental or lease agreement, in accordance with the 2001 Toxic Mold Protection Act (HSC #26148). This booklet, which explains the potential health risks and health impacts that may result from exposure to mold, was produced by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) in 2020, in both English and Spanish versions. Fixing Dampness and Mold ProblemsThe California Health & Safety Code (HSC §17920.3) says that when dampness or visible mold (or certain other conditions) in a home is a hazard to the health of occupants, the home is substandard and the property owner must fix the conditions. View the English Version Here Visit CDPH for...

iTech CRMLS Migration

GAOR Migrating iTECH MLS to CRMLS

As you may have seen from past emails, GAOR has chosen to switch our MLS provider from i-Tech to CRMLS Matrix in April 2022. This message is the first of many from GAOR and CRMLS so that you will know what is happening, what to expect, and how you can be prepared with your real estate business. Some of you may be familiar with Matrix while others have primarily used i-Tech MLS. Matrix has a number of features and benefits built in, and you will have many opportunities beginning in January to learn and ask questions through training programs in person, webinars, on-demand videos, how-to articles and more. At the same time, we recognize that many GAOR members have more familiarity with i-Tech MLS and may have questions and concerns. We want to make it easier for you during this transition and provide you with as much time and learning...

GAOR Holiday Office Hours

2021 Holiday Hours

The GAOR Office Will Be Closed For Christmas and New Years. December 24 In Observance of Christmas Day December 31 In Observance of New Years Day During the holiday break (week between), members are strongly encouraged to call or email to make an appointment for assistance.  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 2022 to support your business growth, help you stay safe and healthy, and launch you to a good start for the New Year! Out the gate, we have a couple of vital initiatives that will be driving us to help you succeed in meeting two important Board initiatives: Round up the last 400+ members who need to take the Code of Ethics training. Manage the transition from iTech to CRMLS Many communications...

Open House Rules

Masks are Required at Open Houses and Showings Regardless of Vaccination Status

Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 15, by order of the California Department of Public Health, masks are required to be worn in all indoor public settings, regardless of vaccine status. The key requirements of the statewide order are:  Masks are required at open houses and showings regardless of vaccination status The order will be in effect statewide beginning December 15, 2021, through January 15, 2022, at which time it may be extended Local cities/counties may continue to have stricter mask requirements In workplaces, employers remain subject to the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) but clients are required to wear masks if visiting any real estate brokerage open to the public This order supersedes all prior face covering guidance

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