Diversity Equity and Inclusion - An REevent October 2021

How To Be Fair in Fair Housing

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Beyond the Obvious. Understand the intersection between DEI and Fair Housing and how, as a REALTOR®, we need to advocate the advancing of homeownership in underserved communities. This webinar is A REevent sponsored by GAOR and many other associations.   How To Be Fair in Fair Housing Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Free Registration HereFor GAOR Members Event Link: www.reevents.live Password: dei2021

Centennial Celebration

GAOR Centennial Gala Celebration – Tickets Now On Sale

Buy your GAOR Centennial Gala tickets online at our GAOR Store. Gala:  October 21, 2021 Chevy Chase Country Club 3067 Chevy Chase Drive, GlendaleComplimentary Valet Cocktail Hour:  6 p.m. Followed By Dinner and a Full Program Join Us For Our Premier Showing of our Centennial Retrospective Video Buy Tickets Online — OR  — Pay For Tickets Using GAOR Credit Card Authorization Form AND !! Join The GAOR Centennial Pride SELFIE Campaign MOBILE VISITORS: You can bypass the PayPal button by selecting ‘CHECK OUT’ Prev 1of3 Next DESKTOP: You can bypass the PayPal button by selecting ‘More Payment Options’ SHOPIFY Flash This QR Code to A Colleague and They Will Be Sent Directly to The GAOR Store! PDF Form Flash This QR Code to A Colleague and They Will Be Sent Directly to This GAOR Credit Card Authorization Form!

GAD Corner - 2nd Foreclosure Crisis?

2nd Foreclosure Crisis? GAD Corner

Would-be homebuyers who are waiting for a surge in foreclosures and for prices to plunge are likely to find themselves facing even higher prices next year. To add potential insult to injury, many forecasts suggest that homebuyers will be facing higher interest rates after the crisis as well. There are many reasons why it’s not “2008 all over again.” Read Why We Are In a Much Less Amount of Systemic Risk

Affiliate Panel Discussion - TITLE

In Case You Missed It, Here is Today’s Panel Discussion on TITLE (Pt 1 of 2)

For those who could not attend our Town Hall Caravan Meeting today, here is a recording of our Affiliate Panel Discussion on TITLE. This is part one of a two-part series brought to members by Zabrina Carroll, Affiliate Chair. The second panel will be held October 13. Be sure to attend part two at our Town Hall Meeting. MODERATOR:  Taline Baghdassarian PANELISTS:  DANIEL HWANG Vice President of Sales at FIRST AMERICAN TITLE servicing the Glendale, Burbank, La Canada, and La Crescenta real estate community. RAUL CONTRERAS – OLD REPUBLIC TITLE A consummate professional who returns every call! STEVE SOMMERS – CHICAGO TITLE Steve Summers is Vice President of Sales at Chicago title. 

Realtor Safety Day Sep-10 @ 10 a.m.

REALTOR® Safety Day – Sept 10 AT 10 a.m.

GAOR is proud to sponsor REALTOR® Safety Day.   There is no cost to our members. RE Events is hosting this important webinar and there will be a lineup of guest speakers covering: Personal Safety Workplace Safety Cyber Security:  Josh Sharfman, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer Crisis Management:  Connie Meyers Hazard Safety:  Veronica Verde, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (FEMA) Speakers from FEMA (Dept. of Homeland Security) and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Dept. will talk about natural disasters (including wildfire and flood), as well as active shooter situations.  Join the annual REALTOR® Safety Day hosted by RE Events Sept. 10, 2021 at 10 a.m.   Register for REALTOR® Safety Day See Promo Video Click Here to Learn About Two NAR Safety Webinars In Case You Missed It, Here is The Event Recording

Realtor® Safety Month - NAR - GAR

Realtor Safety Month 2021

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 safetyCreate a Safety PlanFollow Your Safety PlanEncourage Your Fellow REALTORS® to do the same Here are the top 5 safety action items for REALTORS® Plan Your Safety StrategyTips and Best PracticesTraining VideosPersonal Protection ResourcesTake the REALTOR® Safety Pledge Check out NAR’s collection of Safety Articles Brokerage SafetyConvention SafetyPersonal and Professional SafetySafety and TechnologySafety at Open Houses and on Property ShowingsSafety for Commercial and Rural Real EstateSafety Tips to Share With Your Clients During the REALTOR® Safety Month, please make the time to join NAR and other members at two webinars on September 15 and 16. Start Here With NAR Do Not Miss This Year’s TWO Scheduled NAR WEBINARS Check Out NAR’s Library of...Continue reading

Labor Day 2021

Happy Labor Day

The GAOR offices will be closed on Labor Day, September 6th. Have a safe holiday weekend with family and friends. The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated in New York City on Tuesday, September 5, 1882. Following the deaths of 13 workers during the Pullman Strike in June of 1894, President Grover Cleveland made reconciliation with the labor movement a top political priority, and Labor Day become a federal holiday in 1894.  Read More…

Code of Ethics - Cycle 6

Cycle 6 NAR Code of Ethics Training Required By All

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

LA Census Data

LA Seen Through Census Data: Older, Richer, and More Diverse,

California, for the first time ever, lost a congressional seat. But the state didn’t lose people. Its population grew by 2.3 million, or 6%. The nation, however, grew even more, by 7.4%. Los Angeles County’s population now numbers 10,014,009 residents. It added 195,404 people in the past decade, or about the equivalent of the entire population of Mobile, Alabama. But that is still the slowest growth ever recorded for the county over a 10-year period. See Article Is the Count Correct?

Property Taxes Will Increase

Property Taxes Are About to Rise

The 2020 housing boom may “take a couple of years to fully translate into dramatically higher property tax bills because counties usually reassess property values every few years, often three-year intervals,” Brian Davis of Spark Rental, which provides software for housing providers, told realtor.com®. About 34 states restrict how much taxes can increase in a single year too, providing some level of protection to homeowners. For example, California limits that assessed home values cannot grow more than 2% in a year until the home is sold See Realtor Magazine Article

In Memorium - Charlie Suh

Charlie Suh – In Memoriam

We are sad to report the passing of a long-time member Charlie Suh. Charlie was a member for 30 years and will be dearly missed. Funeral services are August 26 at 5 p.m. at Han Kook Mortuary. 2045 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90018 If you would like to share a memory that we can add,please share your thoughts below and we will update this post. I knew Charlie Suh as being a very nice person and a good agent. I knew him at least 25 years. I will always remember him as always had a smile on his face. Rest in peace Charlie. Gigi Ramirez Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.Please Share Your Thoughts or Story BelowYour Name * Custom Captcha * = Submit Due to spammers, to submit a message on this website, you are required to complete a math problem. (+) Addition...

Affordable Housing in Los Angeles

Los Angeles to Require Public Listing of New Affordable Housing Units

A rule change approved by the Los Angeles City Council could make it a little bit easier to find affordable housing. The L.A. Council voted to require that all covenanted affordable units in the City of Los Angeles must be listed publicly on the website lahousing.lacity.org, as well as the on leasing website for any relevant project. Additionally, the Council’s instructions to the Housing Department and City Attorney also require an open application process for the new units. Until now, the process of actually applying for (and securing) one of those coveted affordable units is often unclear. While any income-restricted financed by the city is listed publicly, projects built with private funds had until now not been subject to the same requirement. Go To Article

RentSpree Now An Integrated i-Tech Feature

RentSpree is Now an i-Tech Integrated Core Product

Available to all CRMLS users at no extra cost!  Below is a short video explaining the benefits of RentSpree: What is RentSpree? RentSpree is a premier rental application and tenant screening tool. Through a simple link, tenants can apply to rental properties in minutes. You receive a complete rental application, credit report and score, criminal background check, and eviction report – all at no cost to you! (Applicants pay a $30 screening fee.) What’s the new integration? We have added an “Online Screening” field to residential lease input forms. It is now a required field for lease listings in all CRMLS-supported MLS systems. Just select “RentSpree” in this field if you want to collect rental applications via the MLS! (You may also select “None” if you wish to opt out.) Find out exactly where to find this new field in i-Tech.

GAOR Affilate Social

GAOR Affiliate – Welcome Back Social

Join Us! AUGUST 17 | 6 TO 8 P.M. The GAOR Affiliate Committee is currently selling tickets to their ‘Welcome Back Social’. Where?  GAOR Open Air Parking Lot A $10 ticket includes Food, Drinks, and a Raffle Ticket!  Flash this QR code to a colleague so they too can easily purchase tickets online!

YPN Summer 2021 Hike

New Time! YPN Hiking Event – August 22 – 7:00 a.m.

Please join GAOR’s YPN committee members on a summer hike in the hills of Glendale’s.  Take in vistas of the city of Glendale, downtown L.A. and The Valley.  Meet up with us at the trail head at the Brand Library.  The trail head is just behind the library’s parking lot.   The hike can be strenuous yet suitable for people in any condition.  It being August, we are planning for sunny weather, and a hot summer day can take its toll. Hence, the starting time of 7:00 .a.m. Still unsure? Not to worry.  Take it at your own pace.  Take the trail as far as you like and make an about-face when you’ve reached your threshold.  The trail is wide and trafficked by many day-hikers.  Be sure to… Wear a pair of hiking shoes with good tread; boots are not necessary. Apply plenty of sunscreen Carry plenty of water. Bring a...Continue reading

Glendale Caravan

Glendale Caravans Are Back

We are happy to bring back both the Glendale and Sunland/Tujunga Caravans.   Our meeting before Caravan will still be virtual via our weekly Town Hall.  To have your listing published in i-Tech… Members, please add Broker Open Showings in i-TECH MLS.   See some reference screenshots below. Non-members, please complete this form. All REALTORS® are encouraged to show up to our Town Hall meeting to pitch your listing to our membership.  Listing photos will be displayed while you give your best elevator pitch (45-90 seconds).    Town Hall Meeting:  Wednesdays @ 9:00 a.m. Glendale Broker Opens:  Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.   Sunland / Tujunga Broker Opens:  Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.   See you there.  Best of luck with your listing. Caravan Request Form for Non-members MembersLearn How To Add, View, and Print Caravan Listings in i-TechLearn How to Comply With Caravan Rules View Glendale Wednesday’s Caravan ListContinue reading

Leadership Institute

GAOR Leadership Institute

Spread the word!  Starting in Q1 of 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

City of Glendale Sign Policy

Glendale Open House Sign Policy – REMINDER

Directional Sign Policy As a REALTOR®, you must be aware of and comply with the City of Glendale Municipal Code, Zoning, Chapter 30.33.110 (Signs).  Learn about… Public location options Display information requirements Sizing limitations Safety requirements Types of signs permitted Quantity limits per Open House Weekend display hours (8:00 a.m. to 7 p.m.) on Saturdays and Sundays Caravan hours Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Glendale Sign Policy

NAR DOJ Update

2020 NAR-DOJ Agreement Regarding MLS Rules

Listen to Lesley Muchow, Deputy General Counsel and Vice President, Legal Affairs and Antitrust Compliance give an update. The rule changes 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 that their services are 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.WATCH VIDEO Hear What Our NAR Has To Say

AB 3088 - Questions and Answers

Housing Is Key – Rent Relief For Tenants, Landlords, and Homeowners

Housing.ca.gov addresses in detail, all issues and burning questions you may have about AB 3088. Tenants: Learn what EVICTION PROTECTIONS you may have under the new state law if you cannot pay your rentLandlords: Learn about SUPPORT for you and get customized information on working with your tenantsHomeowners: AB 3088 applies to homeowners and landlords with four (4) or fewer properties, whether those properties are owner-occupied or not, and who have had difficulty making mortgage payments because of COVID-19.Everyone: Take about 2 minutes to answer a few questions to get your TAILORED REPORT

onlineballot box

Vote For Your 2022 Leaders By July 9, 5pm

It is that time of year where 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 (four seats open): Vivian Long Eddie Minassian Vahe Saginian Keith Sorem Treasurer:  Addora Beall Vice President:   Sevak Sohrabian President-Elect: Carmen Arom George Khachatourian This year we have an online ballot box for you to cast your vote.  Thank you for being an active member and taking the time to vote for your leaders! I’m Ready To Vote, I know the Password The online voting ballot box is password protected.Please keep an eye out for an email regarding voting and the password within.  

Nomination by Petition

Announcement of Nominations by Petition For the 2022 GAOR Officers and Directors

View Candidate Statements Here Dear Members, As is required by our bylaws and policy, the Nominating Committee announces a Nomination by Petition and releases the final slate as shown below.  GAOR has received enough verified petition signatures to add a second candidate for the position of President-Elect. Thank you to all the candidates running for these seats on our Board.  We are grateful for your dedication and volunteerism to our Association. We will publish all the candidate statements this Wednesday, June 23rd.  Officer candidates are invited to speak at the June 23 Town Hall meeting and Board candidates are invited to speak at the June 30 Town Hall. Candidates should watch for a separate message with more details. Nominating Committee Slate for the 2022 GAOR Officers and Directors Board of Directors (four seats open): Vivian Long Eddie Minassian Vahe Saginian Keith Sorem Treasurer:  Addora Beall Vice President:   Sevak Sohrabian President-Elect:...


Exactly What Is The Glendale CRMLS Dashboard?

  The Glendale CRMLS Dashboard is a new feature-rich launch page.  In short, we are NOT moving users from i-Tech Rapattoni to CRMLS Matrix.  We also have no plans on removing the old log-in page — for now.     i-TECH Rapattoni and CRMLS Matrix remain as independent MLS platforms. As you may already know, GAOR and CRMLS forged a business alliance this past year where i-Tech Rapattoni taps into CRMLS Matrix data and vice versa.   Not only do we mutually benefit from sharing MLS data, in this new business alliance CRMLS also: Manages all our Rapattoni technical support calls,Records new listing SELMs,Tracks real estate violation issues, Provides Rapattoni live training, pre-recorded video training, live webinars, and recorded webinars, and more… With so much to organize, GAOR and CRMLS came up with a new i-Tech Log-in page that gives agents a convenient way to access our i-Tech MLS as well as a host...Continue reading

Revised Open House Rules

Open House and Showing Rules As Of June 15

As of June 15, the California economy will reopen and, with limited exceptions, will return to normal operations. NEARLY ALL  COVID  PROTOCOLS WILL END No physical distancing for attendees and customers No cleaning No posted rules of entry required No PEADS or any other type of sign in No one will have to agree to an office prevention plan No one will have to attest to their current health status No capacity limits (below 5,000) No restrictions on door knocking or handing out flyers STAY TUNED!

Aline Habeshian

Aline Habeshian

With great sadness, the Glendale Association of REALTORS® mourns the loss of one of our cherished affiliate members. Aline Habeshian, Vice President and Senior Account Executive at ClearMark Title, lived a life of selfless giving.  Aline lost her battle with cancer on the evening of June 8, 2021. Despite many months of treatments, Aline nonetheless remained busy and active and continued to show up for events and meetings at GAOR.  She did not let illness slow her down or keep her away from her commitment to people and the activities she enjoyed. Aline has been an affiliate member of GAOR since 2011 and was our GAOR 2018 Affiliate Of The Year.  She served as the Chair of GAOR’s Affiliates Committee in 2019 and over the years participated in planning several of our memorable member and community events. Aline surrounded herself with family and friends, love, and laughter.  We hope that...

Tanya Zimmerman

We are sad to report we lost a colleague, Tanya Zimmerman, Sunday, June 13.  Tanya was a GAOR member from 1985 to 2016.  She lost her personal battle with breast cancer. Services will be today, Tuesday at 12 p.m. Harbor Lawn Mortuary1625 Gisler AveCosta Mesa, ca 92626 Have A Memory to Share?The Family Would Love To Hear Your StoryOn Tanya’s Virtual Guest Book

2020 Slate of Candidates

Nominating Committee Slate for the 2022 GAOR Officers and Directors

View List of Candidates Here Dear Members, As is required by our bylaws and policy, the Nominating Committee releases the below slate of candidates for you to consider as you vote for your 2022 Association leadership. Nominating Committee Slate for the 2022 GAOR Officers and Directors Board of Directors (four seats open): Vivian Long Eddie Minassian Vahe Saginian Keith Sorem Treasurer:  Addora Beall Vice President: Sevak Sohrabian President-Elect: George Khachatourian The four 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 the roles and eligibility requirements of each position, download the document “Duties and Responsibilities of Elected Officers and Directors” The results will be announced at GAOR’s General Membership Meeting by President Rick Bonyadi on Wednesday, July 14. Please note that we added a few days to the end of the election calendar in...

Deadline for nominating for petition

Frequently Asked Questions about the GAOR Election

View List of Candidates Here Dear GAOR Members, The 2022 Leadership Election is coming up! Please review this important information for voting members and for candidates. These Frequently Asked Questions outline the petitioning and voting process. Stay tuned for future communications from GAOR as the election date gets closer. When are the election results announced? The results will be announced at GAOR’s General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, July 14. Please note that we added a few days to the end of the election calendar in order to accommodate our regular town hall audience which normally meets on Wednesdays. Under this schedule, the online election will begin as on Wednesday, June 23, and will close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 9. The deadline for turning in petitions is now Friday, June 18. These minor changes are in keeping with GAOR’s bylaws and policy. Contact GAOR for more details. I want...

Glendale Fire Marshall Jeffrey Ragusa

Fire Marshall Ragusa Meets with GAOR REALTORS®

Fire Marshall Ragusa explains how the city will work with REALTORS® in selling properties and meeting New Disclosure Requirements for Properties in the City’s High Fire Hazard Areas. Questions addressed are: Does Glendale have a local ordinance requiring brush removal or defensible space vegetation management? Does Glendale have a local ordinance requiring home hardening? How does a home/property owner document compliance? Can a homeowner call for a GFD inspection after the work in No.1 above has been completed? Is there a cost associated with the inspection? What is the lead time to call for an inspection? How long does the inspection take? Will GFD provide a certificate of compliance to the homeowner after the associated inspection? Provided of course, there is compliance? What mapping system does GFD use to identify HFHZ? Do you know how many homes/ properties are located in high fire hazard zones in Glendale? Hear What Fire...Continue reading

Get Together - Post-COVID

Are You Ready to Be Together?

We would appreciate hearing your opinion on social activities as we plan on getting back to normal someday soon. This short three-question survey will help us jump-start our efforts. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.Would you participate in an in-person event on June 14 (flag day)?YesNoWould you participate in in-person events after the CA restrictions are lifted?Yes, with limitations No, not sure I'm ready yetYes!I'm not ready for large gatherings...Maybe we can plan for sometime in July? Maybe we can plan for sometime in August? Maybe we can plan for sometime in September?---Submit

Glendale Fire Department

New Disclosure Requirements for Properties in the City’s High Fire Hazard Area

There are new disclosure requirements for properties in the City’s high fire hazard area that take effect on July 1st, 2021. Sellers of property in the high fire hazard area must provide the following documentation to a buyer: 1. provide a disclosure notice to the buyer, if the home was constructed before January 1, 2010, that includes the following statement: “This home is located in a high or very high fire hazard severity zone and this home was built before the implementation of the Wildfire Urban Interface building codes which help to fire harden a home. To better protect your home from wildfire, you might need to consider improvements. Information on fire hardening, including current building standards and information on minimum annual vegetation management standards to protect homes from wildfires, can be obtained on the internet website http://www.readyforwildfire.org.” 2. provide to the buyer documentation stating that the property is in...

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