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 of Video ≡ To View Playlist ▼ .
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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
GAOR’s PAINT NIGHT is Back! Time to brush off your smock! Join in on the fun! Enjoy a glass of wine or beer if you are inclined and let your creativity pour through. Pour Yourself A Glass of Wine Leave Your Worries Behind Check Out Our Last Paint Night! Be a Saint, Come and Paint! For a Cause A portion of the proceeds go to the S.T.A.R. Kids Buy Your Tickets Online Flash This QR Code To A Colleague To Have Them Join
How well do you know the CRMLS Rules and Regulations? Enough to get a perfect score on the new CRMLS Compliance Quiz? Test your skills and take this short quiz. Results are completely anonymous. CRMLS created it to help you and your colleagues learn important MLS rules in a low-stakes environment. Take a minute to navigate the common transaction pitfalls and make your potential mistakes here in this quiz, and not through a violation notice! Take The Compliance Quiz
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
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
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 endorses Revei. It is one way to earn your DRE continuing education requirements using this online learning system. Check Out their Eventbrite calendar! Revei Trainingeventbrite Calendar
Prepare for wildfire and harden your home. Defensible space, coupled with home hardening, is essential to improve your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire. Defensible Space Zones (Zones 1 and 2) currently make up the 100 feet of defensible space required by law. A new Zone was introduced in Assembly Bill 3074 in 2020. This new law requires a third zone (Zone 0) to be defined and made part of the defensible space. It now requires the Board of Forestry and Fire Protection to develop the regulation by January 1, 2023. The board is to create a new ember-resistant zone (Zone 0) within 0 to 5 feet of a home. Here are resources to prepare, learn, and share with existing or new home buyers. L.A. County Fire Department Defensible Space (CA.gov) Prepare For Wildfires Be aware of the ways to begin retrofits to your home
Mark your calendar and join the Women’s Council of REALTORS® on June 23 at 12 pm for Crypto 101. Get Your Tickets Here Members Free / Non-members $15
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
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…
The Glendale Association of REALTORS® is proud to announce support for three candidates running for reelection to the Glendale City Council in the municipal election taking place on June 7, 2022. GAOR supports these candidates for the Glendale City Council: Vrej Agajanian Dan Brotman Ara Najarian Remember to vote in the June election – your voice matters! Are you registered to vote? Are your current and former clients registered to vote? Don’t get left out of our democracy’s most important task. Election and Voter Information L.A. County Vote Centers
$75.00 Member Price Regular price $150.00 Date: Thursday, May 26, 2022Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.Location: Internet connection is required for this instructor-led webinar Course Overview: Stay up-to-date with the most widely used and trusted purchase agreement in California. This course will cover the entire California Residential Purchase Agreement (RPA) in detail step-by-step and the special situations during the real estate transaction. Get detailed instructions on how to properly complete and use the RPA form in all your transactions. Course Includes: PDF Course Manual and a SAMPLE copy of the NEW RPA Learning Objectives: Familiarize yourself with recent changes Understand the many changes made to the clauses Learn how to address wood-destroying pests Learn how to write offers without deposit checks Complete all mandatory and recommended disclosures Understand changes regarding how to deal with personal property items Learn how to create, modify, cancel, or close a transaction Ensure all commissions...
A new study of 1,000 active-duty service members and veterans by the Navy Federal Credit Union found that nearly all respondents were aware of what a VA loan is, but many respondents did show some confusion about their use. The National Association of REALTORS® and the Department of Veterans Affairs launched a joint video series Thursday for REALTORS® to help more veterans and active-duty buyers purchase a home using VA loans. The two-part series aims to dispel misconceptions about the VA Home Loan Guaranty Program and guide REALTORS® and homebuyers through the process. Learn More…
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!
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 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
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
In case you missed our last Town Hall Meeting. Here is an Economic Update regarding INFLATION and GDP given by Sevak Sohrabian, GAOR 2022 Vice President. See more documented presentations on our GAOR YouTube Channel.
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Free Virtual Event For C.A.R. MembersMay 17, 2022 REGISTER HERE This single-day fair housing event will feature exciting keynote speakers, industry leaders, and practitioners with deep experience working to expand homeownership opportunities. You’ll learn critical business tools for California’s diverse markets, fair housing basics, and have an opportunity to find out more about how to help Californians from every community become homeowners. Regardless of niche or market, every California REALTOR® should attend this important event! Takeaways: Use the same initial process with each new buyer: consider a checklist.Show buyers every home that meets their criteria that is within their desired regions.Don’t disparage any communities or omit any areas within buyers’ desired regions.Avoid recommending neighborhoods or schools.Review C.A.R.’s Fair Housing and Discrimination Advisory form with all clients.Discuss bias and fair housing responsibilities with sellers and residential investor clients. Reserve your free spot here.Continue reading
The National Association of REALTORS® invites you to participate in the 2022 International Residential Real Estate Business Survey. This survey gathers information about the size and characteristics of transactions with international clients. NAR asks that you take this survey even if you do not work with international clients so we can measure international transactions relative to the total real estate market which our members serve. NAR asks that you take this survey even if you do not work with international clients For many REALTORS®, international clients bring additional purchasing power to the residential and commercial real estate markets. This survey asks about your international transactions from April 2021 to March 2022 and the information will be important for assessing the role of foreign buyers before and during the coronavirus outbreak. TAKE THE NAR SURVEY At the end of the survey, you’ll have a chance to enter a drawingfor one of...
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®
Stephen Beard of Keller Williams Advisors in Oakland, Calif is an accessibility specialist and disability advocate in the Bay Area. Last year, he launched his podcast, “Accessible Housing Matters.” Each weekly episode features disability advocates and influencers who are passionate about inclusion and improving housing accessibility. Listen in on Accessible Housing Matters… Episode 4: Fair Housing: Who’s Being Left Out of the Conversation?
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
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
In case you missed our recent Town Hall meetings, here are two recordings from the month of March. Get the latest update about recent State, County, and Local issues: — Legislative Day Recap – — Rent Registry — State and Local Updates — Inflation — And more… Presented by Greg Astorian, Glendale Association of REALTORS®, Government Affairs Director. Be Sure to See More from Greg AstorianVisit Our GAD Corner YouTube Channel ▶
Financing the Dream of Homeownership Register Today! The STEPS Toward Homeownership program has been cut down into digestible sections providing resources for REALTORS® to educate renters, prospective first-time homebuyers, clients who have had a prior foreclosure or short sale, and Baby Boomers interested in helping their children or grandchildren become responsible homeowners. Experts will share philosophies on: Strategies for Financial Health Trends in the Economic Environment Engaging in the Process\ Products for Success Support from Beginning to End What’s in it for me? Attendees will acquire financial literacy knowledge and strategies to bolster your referral pipelines in the local community and help prospective buyers with financing expectations, down payment assistant options, and FHA vs. conventional loan programs. In addition, we have focused on the REALTOR® view as well, to give a reasonable understanding of how to stay involved, without taking on additional roles.
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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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
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...
This year is beginning with a significant win in stopping Assembly Bill 854 (Lee) which would have weakened the Ellis Act by forcing property owners to keep their rental business for at least five consecutive years. The REALTOR® Party of California was in strong opposition against this legislation for threatening the rights of property owners afforded under the Ellis Act. Sponsored by C.A.R., the Ellis Act (1985) protects property owners’ right to exit the rental property business if the operation is no longer sustainable. The Ellis Act (1985) protects property owners’ right to exit the rental property business if the operation is no longer sustainable. AB 854 would have unfairly forced owners to keep their rental business, even if they cannot afford to stay in business or need to move an ailing or elderly family member into one of their units. The pandemic has been particularly challenging for many small...
Here, in this L.A. Times article, you will find many helpful resources: Fire Safety Making Homes Fire ResistantReducing Risks Near Your HomeTaking Community-wide ActionProtection From Wildfire SmokeWhere To Find Help This Article Can Help You Save On Insurance
The GAOR Office will be closed Monday, February 21 Have a Safe Holiday Weekend Learn More About The History of President’s Day
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
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
SOCAL Edison has scheduled a FREE certificated 3-course educational series, specifically for real estate professionals. This certificate program is eligible for a total of 10 hours of CE. The course title is “Expertise: Efficient Clean-Energy Homes.” This educational offering is made up of the following three courses, which are all free! These can be taken as individual classes, and/or be completed as a certificated series. Attendees will be better equipped to represent solar assets accurately in sales, competently complete valuations, and be credible guides for buyers and sellers. Course Description Date Solar PV: Technology & Valuation 3Hrs CE Attendees will be better equipped to represent solar assets accurately in sales, competently complete valuations, and be credible guides for buyers and sellers. This is not an introductory class but will impart a level of expertise to fulfill the client’s needs proficiently from day one. FEB 22, 2022 9am - 12Noon...Continue reading
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...
Realtor.com welcomes special guest Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law, as its presenter for the February Connections webinar. Rothstein will discuss his book and how residential segregation was created by racially explicit and unconstitutional government policy in the mid-twentieth century. We hope you can join this important webinar! The first 100 attendees receive a copy of The Color of Law Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. Register Here Sign-up begins February 18 The discussion will include a Q&A at the end. The moderator is Maureen Schimmel, Sr. Director Brand Partnerships, Realtor.com®.
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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.
Falling behind on your housing payments? You’re not alone. Please Join Senator Anthony J. Portantino for a Virtual Workshop on the California Mortgage Relief Program Thursday • February 10TH 5:00 pm Presented by: California Mortgage Relief Program Virtually via Zoom: Webinar ID: 890 2910 9436 Help is here for California homeowners. The state has launched the California Mortgage Relief Program to provide a one-time grant to qualified homeowners who have fallen behind on their housing payments. Please submit questions to Senator.Portantino@senate.ca.gov with the subject line “mortgage relief.” The deadline to submit questions is February 7th CAMortgageRelief.org
Membership Renewal was Due January 31st. If you have missed paying your annual board dues and you do not have access to zipForms, just complete this Credit Card Authorization Form to reinstate your board membership. A $35 GAOR Late Fee Will Apply Beginning February 1st! An Additional $30 C.A.R. Late Fee Will Apply Beginning March 1st! Forgot to pay online? Be sure to whitelist GAOR.ORG so as to not miss any of our email reminders. Learn about all the methods for paying your Board Dues and MLS fees.
Get the latest update about recent State, County and Local issues: — California State AB Measures — L.A.County Rent Moratorium Vote — L.A. City and Glendale City Mandates — And more… Presented by Greg Astorian, Glendale Association of REALTORS®, Government Affairs Director. Be Sure to See More from Greg AstorianVisit Our GAD Corner YouTube Channel ▶
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
Now accepting payments for your GAOR, NAR, & C.A.R. annual membership. Membership Renewal is Due By January 31st. A $35 GAOR Late Fee Will Apply Beginning February 1st! An Additional $30 C.A.R. Late Fee Will Apply Beginning March 1st! Pay Online Now. Don't Be Late. Avoid the Late Fees! To pay, go to your IMS (Internet Member Services) profile and in the left-hand column, click on the following... Your Annual Board Dues Online - Due 01/31/22 Can't pay online? Learn all the methods for paying your MLS fees.