Here’s Why Sellstate Switched to PSAR

Posted by Rozina Horta on Apr 19, 2019 2:57:41 PM

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PSAR is proud to welcome as new members Sellstate Next Gen Realty of San Diego and broker Nicole Turner’s entire office of 25 agents.

 

“With our previous Association, we were not receiving adequate service and support,” said Nicole, who has 13 years of experience in real estate sales. “My agents had concerns, and so did I. For over a year, I had been researching PSAR and asking them lots of questions, and I was receiving good answers that matched what I was looking for with our team. Eventually, it came to a point that it was time to make the switch.”

When Nicole asked her agents to make the move to PSAR in March, they approved it enthusiastically, she said.

“I see a lot of similarities between PSAR and our office, including professionalism, teamwork, family atmosphere, genuineness and culture,” Nicole said. “The PSAR leadership and staff are first class. When you walk into a PSAR office, you are not greeted with a grumpy face or corporate stuffiness. Instead, you are treated with respect as a business owner and friendliness. With PSAR, I see opportunities for our agents to connect and gain knowledge and benefit from state-of-the-art technology, like additional property exposure with the CRMLS (California Regional Multiple Listing Service).

“So far, it’s been an eye-opening experience with PSAR. No one likes change, but my agents were willing to move with me. Today, my agents are extremely happy that we made the move. We love the support and teamwork at PSAR, with teamwork you can never go wrong. Plus, we love to support and be side-by-side with our agents as they continue to reach their dreams. I’m looking forward to a mutually beneficial relationship and greater involvement in the future.”

Nicole and her San Diego regional business partners, John Werkmeister and Kathie Young, acquired Sellstate’s first San Diego franchise in 2009. Last June, they moved to their new home in Mission Valley, 438 Camino del Rio South, San Diego.

“Our leadership team has more than 76 years of experience,” said Nicole. “Our agents are not only our business partners, but also family members. We have a lot of fun in our office and love doing business together.”

Sellstate was recently presented with the Tech Titan Award from RIS Media. The award is presented to brokerage leaders who have demonstrated an exceptional ability to adapt and integrate new and innovative tools and services within their organization to improve and enhance the overall consumer experience.

“It’s always great to welcome a new brokerage to PSAR,” said Robert Calloway, 2019 PSAR President. “We congratulate Sellstate for looking out for the best interests of their clients with cutting-edge technology, which is an identical commitment to PSAR and the same reason why we joined CRMLS in 2018.”

Nicole’s office is also involved in giving back to the community. Last year, the office hosted a charity fundraising golf tournament, called “Swingin’ with Sellstate.” The tournament benefitted the Warrior Foundation Freedom Station, a San Diego nonprofit that assists injured military personnel with support and transitional housing designed to assist during recovery from injuries and transition from military service to civilian life. This year’s tournament will be held Oct. 19, 2019, at Riverwalk Golf Club.

Sellstate Next Gen Realty also supports 1st Saturday, a program that collects clothes, backpacks, blankets, food items and toiletry items that are combined in “Care Packs” and distributed to homeless people on the first Saturday of the month.

For more information on Sellstate Next Gen Realty in San Diego, visit www.sellstatenextgenrealty.com.

Topics: PSAR Benefits

Create your "FREE or almost free" website using google sites, NAR'S Placester and Others

Posted by Paige Campbell on Apr 18, 2019 4:11:07 PM

Eventbrite_190529_TechLL_UpdatedAs a REALTOR, it is crucial to maintain an online presence, establish a brand, and expedite your lead generation. This course will instruct you on how to do just that while on a budget.

 

 

 

Event Details:
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

PSAR East Service Center
1150 Broadway, El Cajon, 92021

Cost: FREE

 Register Here

Topics: Education

Property Management Update

Posted by Paige Campbell on Apr 18, 2019 8:56:16 AM

BlogImage_190531_PropMgmtJoin us for the latest updates on Sacramento legislation that impacts rental housing, including Rent Control bills and many others that will make it harder to manage property.

Friday, May 31st, 2019
9 AM - 11 AM
PSAR East Service Center
1150 Broadway, El Cajon, 92021

 

Speakers for the event: 

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Register HereCost: PSAR and NSDCAR Members, FREE and $20 for Non-Members. 

 

Topics: Education

California Notary Public Course - August 13, 2019

Posted by Paige Campbell on Apr 16, 2019 5:43:09 PM

BlogImage_190404_NotaryCourseTake this course to become a new California Notary Public or to renew your Notary Commission. If you are renewing it is recommended that you take the State Exam 6-12 months in advance to account for processing times. Upon completion of registration you will receive a link to read the State Notary Handbook and study 138 sample questions that will prepare you to pass!

Cost:
PSAR and NSDCAR Members - $105.00
Non-Members = $130.00

Items to bring with you:
• Photo ID
• $40 check made out to "Secretary of State"
• Two #2 pencils
• One 2" x 2" color photo of yours

Schedule:
8:15 AM: Check In
8:30 AM - 3:45 PM: Class 
3:45 PM - 4:35 PM: Test

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
8:15 AM - 5:00 PM
PSAR South Service Center
880 Canarios Ct., Chula Vista, 91910

Register Here

 

2020/2021 PSAR & C.A.R. Election nominations

Posted by Rozina Horta on Apr 16, 2019 2:48:01 PM

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Sign up, and be a part of PSAR’s Leadership by becoming an Officer or Director.

PSAR's Nominating Committee is seeking Nominees for:

  • President-Elect
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • Director (There are 5 Director positions available)
  • Deadline for Submission:  April 30, 2019 (5 PM)

Board of Directors 2020/2021 Election Application

 

Are you interested in becoming a Director of the California Association of REALTORS® representing PSAR for 2020?

  • Are you active in the Real Estate industry?
  • Are you an agent, manager, or Broker/Owner.
  • Are you active in residential resale, commercial or property management?
  • Take this opportunity to share your knowledge and make a difference.
  • Deadline for Submission: April 30, 2019 (5 PM)
2020 C.A.R. Director Application

 

Topics: Leadership, Industry

How a litigator is going to sue you! - fred pfister seminar

Posted by Paige Campbell on Apr 15, 2019 2:29:02 PM

BlogImage_190414_LitigationCourseAttorney, Fred Pfister, will cover your fiduciary duties and how they will be used against you, how to increase your chances of prevailing in litigation and common errors in disclosure forms and how to avoid lawsuits during this course! 




The details:
Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 10 AM - 12 PM
PSAR Central Service Center | 4340 Genesee Ave. #203, SD, 92117

FREE for PSAR and NSDCAR Members, $20 for Non-Members

Mr. Pfister represents clients in real estate/business litigation and transactional real estate matters and legal practice focuses on litigation, primarily involving commercial and residential real estate matters.

Register Here

Topics: Education

Best practices: Helping Senior Citizens with Housing Needs

Posted by Robert Calloway on Apr 12, 2019 4:53:33 PM
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By Robert Calloway

As real estate professionals, it’s our responsibility to provide wise counsel about housing needs in the best way possible with our clients, including clients who are senior citizens. It’s been said that senior citizens represent the real estate industry’s greatest, untapped and under-served market. And, a growing market means opportunity. Serving most senior clients is likely to become a niche for a growing number of agents.

I believe agents have an obligation to understand and learn about the housing needs of seniors so that we can do right with this fast-growing and often vulnerable group. We need to be better listeners to their needs, wants, frustrations and fears. We need to understand the empathy and support needed from day one to establish trust.

It should come as no surprise to you that America’s population is aging at a rapid pace. People are living longer than ever before. None of us are getting any younger.

By 2030 (about 10 years from now), 1 of every 5 Americans will be retirement age, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017 National Population Projections. By 2035 (about 15 years from now), seniors will outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history; it’s estimated there will be 78 million people 65 years and older, compared to 76 million people under the age of 18. The current median age of Americans is about 38 years old, up from 30 years in 1980 and 24 in 1970.

Consider these insights from the National Association of REALTORS® 2017 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report:

Buyers age 52-61: “The Young Baby Boomers”

-- Make up 16 percent of recent buyers.

-- Higher median household incomes.

-- More likely to have children under the age of 18 in their home.

-- More likely to buy multi-generational homes.

-- Buy for an array of reasons, such as job-relocation, downsizing, and being closer to friends and family.

Buyers age 62-70: “The Older Baby Boomers”

-- Make up 14 percent of recent buyers.

-- Often moving due to retirement, downsizing, and being closer to friends and family.

-- Typically move the longest distance.

-- Least likely to make compromises on their home purchase.

Buyers age 71-91: “The Silent Generation”

-- Make up 8 percent of recent buyers.

-- Often moving due to retirement, downsizing, and being closer to friends and family.

-- Least likely to purchase a detached single-family home.

-- 24 percent purchased in senior-related housing.

-- Tend to purchase the newest homes.

-- More likely than any other age group to find their home by visiting an open house.

So, when dealing with the housing needs of clients who are senior citizens, our goal should be to add value based on our experience, trustworthiness and knowledge as we work through various challenges.

To that end, keep in mind that senior citizens represent a large and diverse group of people. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for housing. Some seniors in their 70s and 80s prefer living in walk-up apartments with stairs because they admit the exercise keeps them strong and healthy. Other seniors have no children or grandchildren to move closer to. Other seniors would do well in a densely population walk-able areas that would require no driving and easy delivery of household goods and meals. Most seniors don’t want to travel far to the grocery store, gym or their doctor.

Also, keep in mind the following housing options so you can provide your client with the best housing solution, depending on their individual situation, as well as their social and health needs and available budget:

-- “Aging in place” refers to people who prefer their current residence and don’t want to move in their golden years. This option is perhaps the most comfortable option for seniors, but the downside is that many older homes are not equipped with built-in features for disabled people. A reverse mortgage could be an attractive way to pay for repairs and remodeling that could improve the home’s accessibility.

-- “Co-living” refers to living arrangements with roommates or group homes. This option can reduce loneliness but can mean less privacy when everyone wants to use the kitchen at the same time.

-- Living in retirement communities with rented condos or apartments for people over age 55 is another option. Common areas for group meals and social activities can give residents a built-in social network.

-- Moving-in with relatives is another option. Advantages of multi-generational households include a build-in support system with loved ones who can care for the elderly.

-- Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), also called granny flats, is another option. ADUs are second homes built on the same lot as an existing single-family house. Often, these smaller, secondary units are constructed by homeowners in backyards or above garages of single-family residences. They can be used for family members or rented out as a source of income for homeowners. PSAR has been a strong advocate for ADU’s this year. They are ideal for seniors and their children.

-- While seniors should consult a tax adviser, they should ask about Propositions 60 and 90.  Prop 60 gives homeowners 55 and older a way to move or downsize without greatly increasing their tax bills. There are restrictions in order to receive this benefit. Proposition 90 refers to property tax transfers from certain counties like San Diego to other select counties in California. Many seniors are not aware of this generous tax break.

Clearly, the future is old. I recommend you consider attending a class to earn your Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) professional designation from the National Association of REALTORS®. The SRES program is designed to equip you for serving the senior market. You will learn more about housing options and trends for older Americans, along with typical senior financial situations and how Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security can affect real estate decisions. PSAR is looking forward hosting classes for this designation later in the year.

Topics: Education

ZipForm Plus Training with Jan Farley

Posted by Paige Campbell on Apr 11, 2019 5:11:32 PM

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  • Gain knowledge you need to maximize zipForm Plus to complete contracts and manage transactions.
  • Practice on the new and updated interface along with new tools designed to save time and protect you from mistakes.
  • Discover features such as templates, MLS Connect, Photos and adding non-C.A.R. documents to your transaction, clause manager and more...

THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2019 | 10 AM TO 12 PM
PSAR CENTRAL SERVICE CENTER
4340 GENESEE AVE. #203, SAN DIEGO, 92117

Jan Farley-2018-eastcounty Instructor: Jan Farley, 2018 PSAR President, and certified zipForm Trainer

Cost: FREE for PSAR and NSDCAR Members, $20 for Non-Members

Register Here

Or call (619)421-7811 to register. 

Topics: Education

TECH TIPS AND TRICKS TO CUSTOMIZING PARAGON FORMS AND SEARCHES

Posted by Paige Campbell on Apr 10, 2019 11:06:49 AM
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Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
PSAR East Service Center
1150 Broadway, El Cajon, 92021

An advanced workshop where the participants will learn:
- Customize Searches, including Quick Search
- Customize your Home Page
- Customize your Customer Collaboration Center
- Customize your Reports

The workshop will also allow for hands-on training and time for a Q&A section.

Who can attend?
Any REALTOR or Affiliate regardless of affiliation with Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS.

What to bring?
- Laptop or preferred electronic device
- Paper and pen for notes

Cost: FREE

Register Here

 

Topics: Education

May CRMLS Training Schedule

Posted by Paige Campbell on Apr 9, 2019 5:10:16 PM

Join us at the PSAR Service Center closest to you for training in Managing Listings in Paragon and Cloud Agent Suite. 

Register for various classes below.

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Learn How to: 

  • Enter/maintain listings quicker, better, and faster using CRS Tax Auto fill
  • The importance of adding Photos and Advertising Remarks
  • Reverse Prospecting; see searches where your listed property appeared
  • How to quickly add your properties to a Tour (caravan), or Open House
  • A review of CRMLS Rules and Regulations

Central: Thu, May 9 from 10 AM - 12 PM
Register Here

East: Wed, May 15 from 10 AM - 12 PM
Register Here

South: Tue, May 28 from 10 AM - 12 PM
Register Here

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Three of the premium real estate tech products in the Cloud Agent Suite are free to all CRMLS users. Learn how to master them in this informative class. 

The products are:

  • 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

Central: Thu, May 9 from 10 AM - 12 PM
Register Here

East: Wed, May 15 from 10 AM - 12 PM
Register Here

South: Tue, May 28 from 10 AM - 12 PM
Register Here



Topics: Education