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 ▼ 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 – July● Cost of Single Family Homes Electrification● Glendale Permits:● 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–...

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CRE Mixer FEB 9 @ 6

Investment Real Estate & 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange February’s CRE Mixer will cover the topic of the Investment Real Estate & 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange. Our presenter will be Exchange Resources, Inc. Our subject matter expert presenting will be Phil Atwan, Senior Vice President, Exchange Resources, Inc. Phil is co-founder of ERI, one of the largest Independent Qualified Intermediaries (Accommodator) in the United States.  Phil began his real estate career in Sales with Safeco Title Insurance Company in 1982, and later to Chicago Title in 1986.  In 1995 Phil became North Los Angeles County Sales Manager at Chicago Title.  He has an extensive understanding of the real estate industry, both technically and from a marketing perspective.  Phil speaks regularly at Board of Realtor continuing educational functions, training meetings, Investor Seminars, California Financial Planning Seminars, California Escrow Association training seminars, local Universities, and CPA Discussion group training meetings.  Phil has served...Continue reading

Glendale Economic Forum - Mar 30 - Jordon Levine

GAOR Economic Forum – MAR 30 @ 8:30am

Glendale is happy to launch our first Economic Forum.  Admission is free and breakfast will be provided. Doors open at 8:30 am to allow time for members to dine and mingle. Our keynote speaker will be Jordan Levine, VP and Chief Economist for the California Association of REALTORS®.  Jordon will give a presentation on the local economy for Glendale and neighboring cities (Burbank, Pasadena, La Canada, Sunland, Tujunga and Shadow Hills).  His presentation will be followed by a Q & A session.  We will also have other officials in attendance.  More information to come in the coming weeks.  WHEN March 30 @ 8:30 a.m. WHERE Glendale Public Libray Registration Required Jordan Levine VP and Chief Economist, CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Jordan Levine is the Chief Economist at the California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.), a statewide trade organization of real estate professionals with more than 190,000 members. Jordan helps to oversee...

GAOR CRE Mixer Jan 2023

CRE Mixer JAN 12 @ 6

GAOR is glad to continue hosting this very successful (standing-room-only) GAOR CRE Mixer! Your host of ceremonies will continue to be Arthur Mangassarian. Due To Hazardous Rain Damage At The GAOR Office… The GAOR Commercial Real Estate Mixer Has Physically Moved To…  Inter Valley Escrow Office This is a New Address For Inter Valley Escrow516 Burchette Street, GlendaleFirst Floor Conference Room * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * > Click Here For Directions <   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  Come with your listing opportunities or commercial real estate needs!   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 to become a...

CRMLS compliance overview top violations 2023 schedule

CRMLS Violations Overview | APR 25 10am

CRMLS Compliance Top Violations Overview | 2023 General Sessions Avoid the common pitfalls that many agents catch themselves in when it comes to compliance matters with MLS listings in Matrix.  CRMLS has seen an uptick in cases requiring disciplinary action and they have also had inquiries from members asking when the compliance general sessions will resume for 2023.   Below are the dates, times and registration links for the Compliance Top Violations Quarterly General Sessions for 2023. 2nd Quarter: Matrix – Tuesday, April 25 @ 10am Paragon – Wednesday, April 26 @ 2pm Flex – Thursday, April 27 @ 10am 3rd Quarter: Matrix – Tuesday, July 25 @ 10am Paragon – Wednesday, July 26 @ 2pm Flex – Thursday, July 27 @ 10am 4th Quarter: Matrix – Tuesday, October 24 @10am Paragon – Wednesday, October 25 @ 2pm Flex – Thursday, October 26 @ 10am 1st Quarter: Matrix – Tuesday, January...

CutCo Knives - Deanna Scortino - The Knife Gal

Affiliate Spotlight – January 25

Be sure to attend this ZOOM Meeting to win a CutCo utility knife! Join us and get acquainted with Deanna Scortino (The Knife Gal) of CUTCO Closing Gifts as she discusses the importance of retaining clients. ABOUT DEANNA SCORTINO: Deanna Scortino recently celebrated her 24-year work anniversary with Cutco! No one really knew the “high school knife job” would ever grow into what it has become, but needless to say, it has created an incredible life Deanna lives to this day. Not familiar with Cutco? The company was founded in 1949 and its product are still made in America!Deanna loves helping real estate and other professionals in keeping themselves “top-of-mind” with non-consumable closing gifts that their clients will use daily for the rest of their lives. Why does Deanna have such a high conviction in what she does?  Well, her own grandmother has owned Cutco knives for over 55 years and...Continue reading

2022/2023 Holiday Schedule

2022 Holiday Hours

The GAOR Office Will Be Closed For the following: December 15 (11:30 – 3:00) For a Board & Staff Holiday Luncheon December 23 In Observance of the Christmas Holiday December 30 In Observance of New Year’s Holiday The GAOR staff and volunteer leaders are looking forward to working with you in 2023 to support your business growth, help you stay safe and healthy, and launch you to a good start for the New Year!

C.A,R, Diversity Chair Karol Kovocha

C.A.R. Diversity Chair To Speak at Town Hall Meeting – DEC 14

We are pleased to have Karol Kovocha, 2022 C.A.R. Diversity Chair, address our members on the issues surrounding diversity and inclusion.   Karol Kovocha’s career is with her team of industry professionals at KOCH Properties that have over 30 years of experience specializing in sales, acquisition, finance, and construction of residential and commercial properties.  They put a special emphasis in honoring the men and women who serve our communities in uniform.  Their mission is to serve and give back to these heroes.  This includes personalized service, consultation, discounts, rebates, and special loan programs to meet their clients’ buying, selling, and refinancing needs of residential and commercial real estate.   Join us to hear what this consummate professional has done at the state level to enhance the State Association’s initiative to ensure California State REALTORS® are meeting C.A.R objectives.   Join us December 14 to hear first hand at our Town Hall meeting.   We are pleased to have Karol Kovocha, 2022...Continue reading

2022 Installation Photos Now Available

Installation and Awards DEC 1 @ 8 am

In case you missed it or would like to revisit our very successful 2022 Awards & Installation, below are just of few memories from Tom Queally Photography. Click Here To View Full Album Join us at our annual Awards & Installation event to ring in the holiday season and honor the tireless work of the 2022 Board President Eric Toro and the Board of Directors. We will also welcome and swear in the new 2023 Board President Carmen Arom and the 2023 Board of Directors. We will also notably honor outstanding achievements for exceptional persons for 2022.  REALTOR® of The Year Affiliate of The Year Rising Star Citizen of The Year This will take place at our traditional champagne brunch at the Chevy Chase Country Club. DECEMBER 1 Doors Open at 8:00 a.m. Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Program at 9:00 a.m. Seating is Limited! Purchase Tickets $25 Tickets Sold on...

CanTree Tickets Now On Sale

CaneTree Tickets for Nov 10

There are many ways to make this year’s CanTree a BIG success! Buy a ticket, bring a friend, and attend on November 10th Give $100 to Charity and be a part of our Hot Shot Board Become an Event Sponsor: Platinum Diamond Gold Silver Bronze Thanks To Our Sponsors Below Members Buy CanTree Tickets$125 Non-Members Buy Tickets HereFill out the credit card form and email to GAOR for processing Join Our CanTree Hot Shot Board $100 Become a CanTree Event SPONSOR$5,000 | $2,500 | $1,000 | $500 View SPONSOR Levels Our Charities Appreciate All That Our Members Do For Them! Event Sponsors Law Offices of Raffy Boulgourjian

CanTree Hot Shots

CanTree Hot Shot Board – Nov 10

BIG Thanks to Our Hot Shot Heroes. Join Our Hot Shot Board By Giving $100 Towards Charity Buy Tickets or Become an Event Sponsor Not only will you appear here on our online Hot Shot board, but your graphic will also cycle through our evening’s slide show!  Be sure to submit a graphic to appear in our slide deck.  Your graphic can be: A Snapshot of your business card Email Signature block A link to a profile page for us to grab Company Logo

C.A.R. Free Webinars

CAR Webinars: OCT 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

Broker Owner Manager Meeting

Broker Owner Manager Mtg – OCT 25, 8:30am

The Glendale Association of REALTORS® is pleased to host our next Broker/Owner/Manager Meeting. Don’t miss this major broker event featuring tons of fresh content, two heavy-hitting keynote speakers, and all the breakfast you can eat! Keynote Speakers Hon. Ardy Kassakhian, Mayor of GlendaleNeil Kalin, Attorney for the California Association of REALTORS® What can I expect to hear about at the Broker/Owner/Manager Meeting? All About Risk ManagementUsing the Buyer Broker AgreementPublic safety and community issues in GlendaleWhat Association resources will help my brokerage in the coming downturn?Networking! Meet your fellow brokers active in your area…and so much more! Doors open at 8:00 a.m. and the program begins at 9:00 a.m. Free valet parking is provided. Member Registration Non-Member Registration Non-member Registration Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.Name *Email *Do you belong to a Local Association of REALTORS®? *YesNoTo Which Association Do You Belong?Burbank AORLos Angeles AORPasadena AOROtherName...Continue reading

Virtual CRMLS Class Glendale Members | OCT 18 1 p.m.

Calling all Glendale AOR members! Sharpen your real estate skill set with a virtual class provided by CRMLS at no additional cost to you! The following class will be held online on Tuesday, 10/18 at 1:00 PM. Three of the premium real estate tech products in the Cloud Agent Suite are available at no cost to CRMLS users. From the eye-catching reports of Cloud CMA to the “smart search” options in Cloud MLX to the lightning-fast branded alerts in Cloud Streams, learning how to master these products will help advance your real estate career. This informative class will familiarize you with: Cloud CMA: an online comparative market analysis report generator Cloud MLX: a streamlined MLS front-end that prioritizes search and communication Cloud Streams: a listing alert and client collaboration tool REGISTER HERE

GAOR CRE Mixer Nov 2022 - CoStar Sponsor

CRE Mixer NOV 3 @ 6

Event GAOR is glad to continue hosting the GAOR CRE Mixer! This will initially be facilitated by Arthur Mangassarian. Come with your questions. 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 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 Ryan Patap | Senior Director of Market Analytics | CoStar GAOR Member...

2022 GAOR Nomination Forms

Annual Awards Nominations Due Oct 21

Dear members, The GAOR Nominating Committee is now accepting your suggestions for this year’s award nominees for… REALTOR® OF THE YEARAFFILIATE OF THE YEARRISING STAR OF THE YEARCITIZEN OF THE YEAR We greatly appreciate the time you take to submit a nominee for any of the open categories. Thank YOU! The Window for Nominations Has Expired

Free License Renewal CE Courses from C.A.R.

FREE License Renewal

Claim your FREE 45-Hour Package of Online CE (Continuing Education) Courses for your License Renewal. All packages offered by C.A.R. meet DRE requirements for mandatory subjects and course categories. All packages include an ethics course that also fulfills the REALTOR® Code of Ethics Training Requirement for NAR. Learn How Here


GAOR CRE Mixer Oct 6 @ 6

Event Memories Event GAOR is glad to announce the formation of a new group of GAOR CRE REALTORS®! This will initially be led by Arthur Mangassarian. 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...Continue reading

CanTree Tickets Now On Sale

CanTree Tickets for Nov 10

There are many ways to make this year’s CanTree a BIG success! Buy a ticket, bring a friend, and attend on November 10th Give $100 to Charity and be a part of our Hot Shot Board Become an Event Sponsor: Platinum Diamond Gold Silver Bronze Members Buy CanTree Tickets$125 Non-Members Buy Tickets HereFill out the credit card form and email to GAOR for processing Join Our CanTree Hot Shot Board $100 Become a CanTree Event SPONSOR$5,000 | $2,500 | $1,000 | $500 View SPONSOR Levels Our Charities Appreciate All That Our Members Do For Them!

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

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

Save The Dates – Oct 25 / Nov 10 / Dec 1

Ver 1y 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

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: REALTOR Relief Foundation website: John Morgan, CAL FIRE Deputy Chief – Wildfire Preparedness Website: Julia Juarez, Deputy Commissioner, Community Relations &  Outreach, California Dept. of Insurance Website: Deanne Rymarowicz, Associate Counsel, Legal Affairs N.A.R. Presentation Slides: Cyber Security Presentation Slides Website: Again, thank you for your participation, and STAY SAFE! Sincerely,Nancy OakleyRE Events 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

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 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 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,®. We hope you can join this webinar as we try to close the gap on fair housing! Register at®

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


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.

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