How will you sort this out? - New Waste Disposal REQUIREMENTS

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Nov 19, 2021 1:35:34 PM



How will we sort out Organic Waste

Chula Vista homeowners will be required to sort their own trash. These new rules will be coming to all cities in California.  The city staff will explain how it will work.   Understand the program and how it will be rolled out.

Speaker: Manuel Medrano, Environmental Services Manager from the Economic Development Department – Office of Sustainability 

Monday, December 6th
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Join Us
In-Person at PSAR South Office or on Zoom
(880 Canarios Ct. Chula Vista, CA 91910)


Manuel will be discussing:

City of Chula Vista
  • Upcoming State-mandated Food/Organic Waste collection program for Chula Vista multi-family properties and how it may impact your operations.
  • Elements of the regulation that require property management involvement beyond simply contracting new collection services
  • How this regulation differs from current commercial recycling laws and the local enforcement requirements
  • Education resources available

Regulation Information that you should know

Chula Vista New food & Yard Waste Collection


PSAR's mission is to empower Realtors®

Since 1928, the Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS® has played a significant role in shaping the history, growth, and development of the Real Estate industry in San Diego County. Workshops are open to all REALTORS® and Affiliated Members. This event is free of charge.

Topics: Education

The New RPA-What you need to know.

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Nov 17, 2021 11:00:00 AM

The NEW California RPA

Discover The New RPA

The NEW Residential Purchase Agreement will be introduced in December. Broker Nikki Coppa will review the updates and changes in detail during this three-and-a-half-hour class.

Wednesday, December 1st
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Offered Live and In-Person at PSAR East
For partner local California Associations Via Zoom
In-Person Registration      Zoom Registration    

This is a Free class for all REALTORS®
*This class does not count toward CE credit.

Instructor: Nikki Coppa

   â€˘ 2016 Chair of the Standard Forms Advisory Committee for CAR
   â€˘ 2020 Vice-Chair of C.A.R. Defense Strategy Advisory Committee
   â€˘ 2020 Chair of N.A.R. Risk Management Issues Committee


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Topics: Education

Avoid Court - disclosure aspects of the new RPA - Robert Brand

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Nov 8, 2021 6:45:00 AM


Robert Brand is back with his latest presentation in this exclusive seminar. Whether you’ve had the pleasure of attending his previous seminars “Staying Out of Court”, or looking to expand your knowledge to expertly avoid time in court then you don’t want to miss this engaging seminar!

Robert Brand is back with his latest presentation in this exclusive seminar. Content has been updated to address disclosure aspects of the 12/21 RPA form, as well as expected lawsuits trends for 2022.

Topics will be:

• Quick review TDS/AVID 
• Limiting Lawsuits on social media
• Review on recent disclosure lawsuits
• New strategies for limiting litigation

 Robert Brand
robert_brand2-1Presenter of California's leading seminars on property condition disclosure strategies, Robert Brand is a high-content speaker with a unique ability to take what works in court and apply it to the real-world experiences of real estate professionals.

Mr. Brand was a licensed general contractor and has personally inspected thousands of residential properties. He now works as a litigation consultant, a contributing author to REALTOR magazine, and a speaker on effective disclosure techniques.

Multiple thousands of real estate agents have enjoyed his information!

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM



PSAR's mission is to empower Realtors.

Since 1928, the Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS® has played a significant role in shaping the history, growth and development of the Real Estate industry in San Diego County. Workshops are open to all REALTORS® and Affiliated Members. This event is free of charge.

Topics: Education

Another Option For PSAR Members! Learn the new RPA - Zoom Only

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Nov 4, 2021 4:59:34 PM

estesphotoProfessor Edwin Estes, Esq.
Mt.  San Antonio College

3 Hour Detailed Review of the New RPA

Learn about the new Residential Purchase Agreement being released in December 2021. Learn about the updated form, including the 83 forms referenced in the agreement, a new contingency section with updated contingency removal procedures, a reformatted allocation of costs section, and more!

  • 16 pages with a NEW Grid Format containing negotiable items in one place
  • New Disclosures, Addenda, and Advisories...some 83 forms are referenced in the agreement
  • A new Contingency section with the 8 Standard Contingencies clearly listed
  • Updated Contingency Removal Procedures & Designated Electronic Delivery of Disclosures/Notices
  • Reformatted Allocation of Costs Section
  • Additional Clarification and Expansion of Definitions

Monday, November 15th 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
This training is for members only
Register PSAR
Once you Register a link will be emailed to you.
Presentation notes                                    Sample RPA
         RPA Handout                           Sample RPA         
This training does not count toward CE Credit
There will be a 5-10 minute break about halfway through, so attendees can attend to any personal needs.
DO NOT PARTICIPATE in any PSAR  Video Conferencing Committee Meetings or Events while operating a motor vehicle.  California has various laws prohibiting distracted driving. (Vehicle Code Sections, 27602, 23123, 23123.5, 23124, and 23125, among others.)
Edwin Estes has been an Attorney at Law since 1983 and a Real Estate Broker since 1984. His law practice has emphasized general business, real property, and land use law, with particular attention directed to dispute prevention and alternative dispute resolution. First licensed in 1976, he has been active in real estate brokerage management, counseling, development, and investment brokerage.

Professor Estes has been a C.A.R. Master Instructor since 1991 in addition to obtaining the designations of ABR/M, CCIM, CRB, GRI, e-PRO, and SRES; he is also an accomplished college instructor, serving as Professor and Real Estate Program Coordinator for Mt. San Antonio College. He is a co-author of a best-selling college textbook: California Real Estate Principles, now in its 10th edition. He has served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, Judge Pro Tem for the San Diego Superior Court as well as a Mayor for the City of Vista, California.


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Topics: Education

Grow Your Business with CRMLS Classes

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Oct 29, 2021 10:00:00 AM

CRMLS January Classes
CRMLS has put together classrooms on zoom to help teach some of the free tools our members have access to as part of PSAR. These are personable, small class sizes with lots of time to ask questions and get click-by-click answers. Becoming proficient with these tools can help you build your business.

November 4 | 10:00 am

Register Here

Promote your personal brand , CRMLS Marketing Solutions
CRMLS offers a multitude of products and services to help you promote your personal brand and engage clients in this competitive, fast-paced industry. In this course, we will introduce you to some of the marketing tools available to CRMLS users at no additional cost. We’ll help you understand the products that broadcast your listings and business brand to current and potential clients. See how CRMLS’s marketing tools can accelerate your business.
Products include:
     â€˘ Cloud CMA
     â€˘ ListReports
     â€˘ RPR
     â€˘ RatePlug
     â€˘ ePropertyWatch
     â€˘ And many more

November 10 | 10:00 am

Register Here

Impress your clients with comprehensive data, (RPR)
Impress your clients with comprehensive data, powerful analytics and dynamic reports on over 160 million properties in the United States. REALTORS® Property Resource® (RPR) provides in-depth property and market information: see school reports, historic data, geographic details including flood and heat maps, and more. Learn everything you need to know about using RPR to wow your clients to the close

November 23 | 10:00 am

Register Here

Quickly access MLS listings from phone or tablet, MLS-Touch App
Want to quickly access all your MLS listings directly from your phone or tablet? This app is your answer. MLS-Touch enables you to search by map or by additional advanced MLS filters. Use it to generate hot sheets, sales comparisons, or market statistics instantly. With his helpful mobile app, you can share with your clients, find other agents, and manage your contacts – no matter where you are.
This course will teach you:
     â€˘ App installation and account setup
     â€˘ How to search for listings and comparables
     â€˘ How to access live market statistics on-the-go
     â€˘ How to generate branded apps for your clients


Have Questions / Need help - Call: 619-421-7811

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

PSAR's Mission is to empower REALTORS to flourish while being accountable to each other,
our clients, and our community.

Since 1928, the Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS® has played a significant role in shaping the history, growth and development of the Real Estate industry in San Diego County.

Topics: Education

Do's and Don't and Fair Housing Pitfalls

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Oct 27, 2021 3:30:00 PM

Do's and Don't and Fair Housing Pitfalls

November 3rd
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
This is a Zoom only discussion

Rich D'Ascoli of PSAR and Monica Lopez from CSA San Diego will be speaking on

  1. Disability- HOA Denying a reasonable accommodation for a service animal (Homeowner)
  2. Race – Steering/Refusal to provide Services (Sales-Newsday report examples)
  3. National Origin – Policies (Rent)
  4. Sex- Harassment (Rent)
  5. Familial Status- Discriminatory CCRs (Sales)

This Fair Housing Training is available to everyone.  Get updated on the most current state and federal housing laws.  Review your responsibilities.  Enhance your professional stature.

CSA San Diego County is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. We have decades of experience as advocates for fair housing and in mediating tenant/landlord issues, and we continue to do so today. Other issues CSA addresses include: hate crime prevention, civil rights of first-generation immigrants, human trafficking, youth education, and voter education.

Topics: Education

Avoid Falling victim to fraud

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Oct 12, 2021 12:09:00 PM
DA Summer Stephan speaking to REALTORS

Real Estate Fraud Trends in
San Diego County

Special Guest Speaker: Summer Stephan, SD County District Attorney
and Victor Barr, Assistant Chief of Economic Crimes

Friday, October 29th
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

The PSAR Government Affairs Committee invites you to hear from DA Summer Stephan about recent trends in Real Estate Fraud in San Diego County. Knowledge to help you and your clients avoid falling victim to fraud.


  • Common Real Estate Frauds in San Diego County.
  • The life of a Real Estate Fraud Case from Complaint to Prosecution.
  • Best practices for real estate professionals and consumers.
  • What can the real estate community do to protect consumers and to assist your office


Topics: Education, Market Information, Industry

Get your Ethics requirement done! FREE & a chance to win $1 & a Duck!

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Oct 10, 2021 2:00:00 AM

Complete Ethics Training By November 30th for a chance to Win...
$1.00 and this Duck



This is offered by NAR and is an online class and can be done when you want and in your own time. Fulfill your Code of Ethics training requirement with free courses for new and existing members, C2EX, as well as a paid CE option.
If you complete your ethics online via the options above, your name will be
automatically entered into the drawing
If you complete your ethics requirement through any other method aside from the link above, please send your certificate or proof of completion to and be sure it includes your name, NRDS ID#, and the date that your ethics course was completed.
Only active PSAR Realtor members will be eligible to win.  If you had completed your ethics before November and have already provided us with proof of completion, you will also be eligible to win.  

The “NAR Code of Ethics Requirement” triennial deadline is this year. Members need to complete the requirement and frankly the more good training we take, the better REALTORS® we are.

Do you need to renew? - Check Here

  If you are not sure if you have already completed your NAR Ethics requirement that is due this year, please email to ask and we will check for you.  

Code of Ethics Graph OctoberAs a REALTOR® you have a duty to your clients, a duty to the public, and a duty to other REALTORS® to remain informed on issues affecting real estate. 

  Let's get to 100% before the end of the year!

If you have not yet completed your ethics requirement for Cycle 6, you will need to complete it before the end of the year to keep your membership active, but completing it during November will enter you into this raffle.  We value your membership and hope the raffle is a fun way for you to cross this training off your to-do list and avoid forgetting later on and running into issues. 

Topics: Education

Protect you and your clients: Cyber-Security and Home-Security

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Oct 8, 2021 10:00:00 AM


Cyber-security: SMART homes need smart security, SMS, Email, and Device backups

Wednesday, October 27th
11:30am - 12:30pm | Live & Zoom

In-Person Registration        Zoom Registration
PSAR EAST | 1150 Broadway, El Cajon, CA 92021                                                               

This class will go over the importance of using best practices and products to secure your and your client's information. Smart Home Security will also be discussed as this technology is ever-evolving.

  • Protecting your and your Clients Data.
  • Using personal security feature settings in SentriLock and other technology.
  • Backing up your Data.
  • Smart Home Security, what you should know.

Workshops are FREE and open to all REALTORS® and Affiliated Members regardless of what
Association they are members of.

Instructor :

Mike White  - Chair of the Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS® Technical committee where he helps educate other REALTORS® on technical matters that affect our business and advise the Association on technology issues. 

Topics: Education, Market Information, Industry

Housing provider Forum - lingering effects of the eviction moratorium

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Oct 5, 2021 1:00:00 PM

PSAR Property Management Forum

Join our panel discussion on best practices, get answers to questions about operating during this pandemic. Hear from expert guest speakers!

Tuesday | October 19th | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Zoom Discussion

Discussion Topics

• The lingering effects of the eviction moratorium and other state-related limitations
• Updates on issues of concern to housing providers and more...

Guest Speaker:

        • Tracey Merrell of Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP


        • Brad Wilson - REALTOR®
        • Eric Sutton - REALTOR®
        • Mark Scott - REALTOR®, President for CA Chapter of NARPM
        • Molly Kirkland - SCRHA Public Affairs Director


This forum is intended for the benefit of PSAR housing providers, members of the Southern California Rental Housing Association, and members of the National Association of Residential Property Managers.  We respect differences in opinions on any of the subject matter.  Out of respect to our guest speakers and other participants, we reserve the right to remove anyone from the meeting who is disruptive.

Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MANAGERS              Southern California Rental Housing Association


Topics: Education