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Congress Clears Another Coronavirus Relief Bill

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Apr 24, 2020 10:26:42 AM

The U.S. House passed legislation Thursday providing a fresh round of funding for coronavirus small-business relief programs championed by the NAR.

New Round of Covid Funding
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President Trump is expected to sign the measure, which will clear the way for lending to resume as early as Friday under two Small Business Administration programs, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program.

Under the agreement, the PPP will receive $310 billion in new cash, while the EIDL fund will receive an additional $60 billion. The bill sets aside $60 billion of the PPP funding for small and medium-sized community banks, which will provide extra help for self-employed individuals and small businesses that don’t have relationships with larger banks.

“The PPP and EIDL had tremendous demand. Although the rollout was rocky, this latest bill should provide enough funds for everyone who needs a loan to get it. REALTORS® still waiting should contact their lender again and keep trying,” says Shannon McGahn, senior vice president of advocacy for NAR. “We have a wealth of resources to help you through the process, including a new video just posted last night.”

Quick Guidance for REALTORS® on the PPP and EIDL

  • If you’ve already applied for an EIDL: The SBA is processing applications already in their system on a first-come, first-served basis. You do not need to reapply.
  • If you have not already applied for an EIDL: Check back at the SBA application page once the additional funding is signed into law. 
  • If you’ve already applied for a PPP loan through an SBA lender but have not been approved yet: Check with your lender to see if they are maintaining a queue of applications during the lapse or if you will need to reapply when the renewed funding comes through.
  • If you have not applied yet for a PPP loan through an SBA lender: Have the application form filled out and your documentation ready to provide to your lender. (For businesses with employees, have payroll documentation; for independent contractors, have your 2019 Form 1040, Schedule C, and 1099-MISC.) If you have an existing relationship with an SBA lender, you should go to that lender first once the program reopens, but be prepared to try multiple lenders, which you can find on the SBA site.

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Attend Virtual Open Houses with your mobile device

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Apr 23, 2020 1:56:07 PM

The CRMLS app, designed specifically for CRMLS users, has added a Virtual Open House feature. Keep your business moving during this uncertain time by hosting or attending open houses from your mobile device. 

CRML open house tool added to App

CRMLS App features include:

• Seamless integration with CRMLS data including:

– Your listings
– Your saved searches
– Your full list of contacts
– Your carts
– The CRMLS agent roster

• HomeSpotter tool: just point your phone in the direction of a listing to find out listing info
• Edit your listing details on-the-go, including:

– List Price
– Agent Remarks
– Public Remarks

• Free download on Android and iOS
• Agent-branded apps to share with clients
• Supports Matterport 3D tours
• In-app messaging
• Search by schools or drive-time
• Mortgage payment calculations

The CRMLS app is available as a free download in iOS and Android for CRMLS users.

We support three mobile apps, each with their own strengths. Try each app to see
which works best for you – they’re all available at no additional cost.
CRMLS App choices

 

Topics: Education, CRMLS

Sentrilock app fixed for iPhones

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Feb 20, 2020 1:46:12 PM

SentriLock Real Estate

You may have heard reports of the SentriLock app not working (It only affected the iPhone). 

This week SentriLock released an update to the app to correct this issue.

To update on iOS devices, click here: https://apple.co/2cYf1T9

Agents using an iPhone with the app would experience the following:

They open the app to attempt to access an older style Lockbox, they select View Nearby Properties.  If the Lockbox is not assigned to a listing, they will attempt to enter the Lockbox Serial Number and attempt to get a mobile access code.  The issue with the app on iPhones was that our app would not generate a 1 day code when having to search by the serial number. 

This issue has been corrected and agents should go to the app store to download the updated version of the SentriKey Real Estate app.

More features = more ways to make you look good.

Please note that on March 3, SentriLock will require that an app update is performed, prior to its use.

To set auto updates on iOS devices, click here: https://apple.co/2cYf1T9
To set auto updates on Android phones, click here: https://bit.ly/2FTxoEy

All these new features will be available on February 25, so be sure to update your app that day, or set your phone or tablet on auto update right now so you won’t miss out.

Coming to a SentriKey Real Estate app near you …

Showing Instructions
No more fumbling with papers or searching for alarm codes when showing a home – it’s all in the app!

Property Details
Property data such as number of bedrooms, baths, square footage and more appear automatically.

Manually Ending a Showing
Homeowners can return to their property after a showing thanks to this one-click feature.

My Schedule
Keep track of your showings and those of your team members with the My Schedule function.

Sentrilock

Topics: Education, YPN

Tech Lunch and Learn - The Perfect Gifts

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Nov 22, 2019 1:57:50 PM

Need gift ideas for your fellow
REALTORS®, Broker, Vendors, Coworkers?

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Whether it be Hardware, Software, Gadgets or Subscriptions, learn about great gifts that
will bring happiness to recipients all year long.


Wednesday, December 18th
11:30am - 1:00pm
PSAR East

1150 Broadway #100, El Cajon CA 92021

Register PSAR

Register Eventbrite

Or Call: 619-421-7811


Workshops are open to all REALTORS and Affiliated Members regardless of association membership.
All classes are free of charge.


 

Topics: Education

Free PSAR Member Benefit - Claim yours

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Nov 15, 2019 11:06:08 AM

Agent SavvyCards™ for Real Estate uses your data in the MLS to automatically create web-pages for you AND for your listings! Use these SavvyCards to generate leads online through Social Media and through your customer's friends and family, quickly and inexpensively!

Provided to you as a member benefit from Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS®

Claim Your Free Account Now

Get Savvy Now!

 


 

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This benefit is fully paid for. NO UP-SELL or ADDED Services.

WANT SOME LIVE HELP TO GET YOUR ACCOUNT SET UP?
REGISTER FOR A CLASS TODAY:

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22ND | TWO LOCATIONS

South | 9:00am - 11:00am

Register for South Class

 

East | 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Register for East Class

Unlike many classes, this class will empower you to start growing your business from the moment you leave the room!


A mobile marketing platform that features:
     • No app downloads  
     • Uses your data in the MLS
     • Automatically creates web pages for you AND for your listings!
     • Use these these web-pages to generate leads online through Social Media and through your customer's
        friends and family, quickly and inexpensively!

Agent SavvyCards™ for Real Estate uses your data in the MLS to automatically create web-pages for you AND for your listings! Use these SavvyCards to generate leads online through Social Media and through your customer's friends and family, quickly and inexpensively!

Provided to you as a member benefit from Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS®, this training course combines an overview of the Agent & Property SavvyCard solutions with a series of real-life use cases. 

This benefit is fully paid for. NO UP-SELL or ADDED Services.



 


Savvy Card Flyer

 

 

Topics: Education

This Years YPN Cornhole Tournament is getting fired up!

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Oct 30, 2019 2:46:14 PM

YPN Cornhole Tournament

Join in on the Fun, Food, Drinks, Competition, Camaraderie, and Prizes!

Want to show off your mad skills? Get a team together! (Don't forget a great team name)

Last years tournament was a blast, with lots of professionals new to real estate having fun and making new friends.

Wednesday, November 13
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Carlton Oaks Country Club
9200 Inwood Drive, Santee, CA 92071

          Register           
  or  619-421-7811

 

$50 REGISTRATION PER TEAM | TEAMS MUST REGISTER AND PAY IN ADVANCE: (619) 421-7811
GENERAL ENTRY: $20 IN ADVANCE | $25 AT THE DOOR


Thank you to our Annual Sponsors

Navy Federal Real Estate Lending            RanchoTed Real Estate            The Inspectors Company

 

Topics: Education

Can't get out ?  Use your time wisely.

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Oct 28, 2019 5:25:25 PM

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PSAR | CENTRAL PSAR | EAST PSAR | SOUTH
4340 Genesee Ave., #203
San Diego, CA 92117
1150 Broadway, #100
El Cajon, CA 92021
880 Canarios Ct., #100
Chula Vista, CA 91910



Paragon: Searching 101

In this course, you will learn how to quickly find the listings you want to see using the CRMLS Paragon platform.
• Create and save basic property searches and detailed map searches
• Search by Features including View, Pool, Terms, etc.
• Print and email reports

CENTRAL | November 14 @ 10 AM ............... REGISTER
EAST | November 20 @ 10 AM ............... REGISTER
SOUTH | November 26 @ 10 AM ............... REGISTER




Paragon: Create Custom Reports

Create dynamic and custom reports using existing MLS reports and spreadsheets then save them as favorites for quick access or set them as your default.

CENTRAL | November 14 @ 11 AM ............... REGISTER
EAST | November 20 @ 11 AM ............... REGISTER
SOUTH | November 26 @ 11 AM ............... REGISTER



Homesnap Pro App

Homesnap Pro is a robust, agent-only version of Homesnap that offers real-time MLS data.
Access real-time MLS data on the go with this robust app and website. Features include Rapid CMA generation, automated ad creation, in-platform messaging, and the ability to snap photos of homes – listed or not – and find out all about them.

CENTRAL | November 14 @ 1 PM ............... REGISTER
EAST | November 20 @ 1 PM ............... REGISTER
SOUTH | November 26 @ 1 PM ............... REGISTER



Proxio Pro

ProxioPro is a global marketing and networking tool that connects real estate professionals from all over the world in a single place to advertise properties and expand referral options.
Features include the Multicultural IDX Widget, which translates property information into 18 languages – ProxioPro also converts currencies, measurements, and date formats, creating intuitive marketing materials for clients around the world.

CENTRAL | November 14 @ 2 PM ............... REGISTER
EAST | November 20 @ 2 PM ............... REGISTER
SOUTH | November 26 @ 2 PM ............... REGISTER


CRMLS November Classes

 

Topics: Education, CRMLS

Meet and Greet with Candidates for District 1

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Oct 25, 2019 1:51:13 PM

PSAR Invites you to meet and greet the candidates for County Board of Supervisors for District 1.

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Learn more to make an informed decision in the upcoming elections.

      Register      

Candidates

RAFAEL CASTELLANOS   •   BEN HUESO   •   NORA VARGAS



District 1 Cities and Communities include:

  • Barrio Logan
  • Bonita
  • Chollas View
  • Chula Vista
  • Coronado
  • East Otay Mesa
  • Grant Hill
  • Imperial Beach
  • La Playa
  • Lincoln Acres
  • Lincoln Park
  • Logan Heights
  • Memorial
  • Mount Hope
  • Mountain View
  • National City
  • Nestor
  • Otay
  • Palm City
  • Point Loma
  • San Ysidro
  • Shelltown
  • Sherman Heights
  • Southcrest
  • Stockton
  • Sunnyside
  • Sunset Cliffs
  • and part of Downtown SD


      Register      



- Lunch will be provided - 

Friday, November 8th, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
PSAR South
880 Canarios Ct., Chula Vista, CA 91910

PDF of Candidate Forum

 

 

Topics: Education, Government Affairs

Don't End Up In Court - Risk Management Advisory

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Oct 17, 2019 4:16:18 PM

Avoiding Litigation has Never Been Easier!

Join Robert Brand, Litigation Consultant, on November 7th in South County to learn about ways to keep you, or your brokerage, out of Court.

Risk Management Advisory

Risk Management Advisory will cover :
     -  The absolute best disclosure strategies
     -  Updates on new litigation trends, plus a review of common TDS/AVID errors
     -  Apply risk management principles to every transaction, including with investor clients


Presenter of California’s leading seminars on property condition disclosure strategies, Robert Brand has a unique ability to take what works in court and apply it to the real-world experiences of real estate professionals. He now works as a litigation consultant, Robert is a contributing author to REALTOR Magazine, and a speaker on effective disclosure strategies.


Thursday, November 7th, 2019
10:00 am to 11:00 am
PSAR South
880 Canarios Ct., Chula Vista, CA 91910

       Registration       

or call : 619-421-7811

 

Topics: Education

If you have to renew your DRE License - do it with ease!

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Oct 16, 2019 6:00:00 PM

Renew your DRE License

INCLUDED WITH THIS COURSE
• Agency, Ethics, Trust Funds, Fair Housing, Risk Management
• The new Management & Supervision course
• Course material will be made available via downloadable PDF files
• Optional review to prepare to take the easy exams
• Instructions to take the exam online

Friday, December 6th | 8:45am - 12:00pm

PSAR SOUTH | 880 Canarios Ct., Chula Vista, CA 91910


     Registration     

Or call : 619-421-7811


REQUIREMENTS
Once you register, you will receive your PDF file from Duane Gomer. Please provide your email address and DRE license when registering. DRE Regulations state that you may take no more than 15 hours of exams in a 24 hour period and start testing 5 days after the receipt of your study materials.

Anyone who fails an exam can take a second test at no cost any time within one year from date of registration or take the class again at no cost. Courses are for all licensees. These courses are approved for Continuing Education Credit by the California Department of Real Estate. However, this approval does not constitute an endorsement of the view or options which are expressed by the course sponsor, instructor, author or lecturers. DRE VENDOR #0054

CHECK-IN ....... 8:45 am - 9:00 am
REVIEW .......... 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Topics: Education