It's time to put on your red shoes

Posted by Kevin McElroy on May 15, 2022 4:23:00 PM

Volunteers needed!!
T-shirts will be provided for anyone who participates.
We need Names and shirt sizes by Thursday, May 19th.
To Volunteer please call Merrie Espina at 619-274-6395

PSAR supports Red Shoe Day

Join team PSAR as we help keep parents near their hospitalized children. PSAR will join volunteers in a fundraising effort to make this happen

The drive has started and will run until June 2nd, 2022

        Donate Now        

On June 2nd (6:30 - 9:30 AM) the PSAR Volunteers will be manning two
street corners in South County.

Eastlake Pkwy & Otay Lakes Road
H Street & Otay Lakes Road   

Please donate online or stop by the intersection and
support the cause.

Team PSAR participates in the Red Shoe Day initiative to raise money for San Diego's Ronald McDonald House. Invite friends and family to join you in making a difference in the lives of families with hospitalized children during this stressful time. 

Red Shoe Day is the largest community fundraiser for San Diego's Ronald McDonald House. Let's pull together at intersections to raise money to provide a "home away from home" for families as they care for their hospitalized children. 

Let’s show our community how PSAR members work together to make this great event a huge success!

See pictures from the past - HERE-

Get Ready for Red Shoe Day on June 2nd, 2022!
Follow the PSAR's Red Shoe Day to see who is registering and making donations!

Ronald McDonald Charites


Topics: Events

Broker Breakfast- River Walk

Posted by Richard D'Ascoli on May 11, 2022 5:30:00 PM

                             Register Here                            

Brokers' Risk Management - May 20, 2022

The Broker Breakfast is back IN PERSON!

Start the day with breakfast, and networking with fellow brokers. Find out what’s trending at CAR, NAR, CRMLS, and in San Diego County.

Brokers Nikki Coppa and Rick Hagen, plus Attorney Fred Pfister from White & Bright will provide commentary on brokerage experiences in the courts and in their offices. This is great peer-to-peer info you won't find anywhere else!

Here are some of the topics you can expect to be covered:

  • Pending forms changes
  • ADU disclosure challenges and best practices
  • Post-COVID market experiences
  • Local and state landlord-tenant issues and transactional sales.
  • Legal defense strategies
  • MLS issues and functionality updates
  • PSAR CEO update and unique perspective
  • Broker Roundtable with Q&A

Friday, May 20th from 9:00 am - 10:30 am 
Riverwalk Golf Club

1150 Fashion Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92108

                             Register Here                            

Pre-registration is requested.  Breakfast will be served
Limited Seating.


Save the Date for Future Broker Breakfast

October 21st, 2022, 9:00 am

Topics: Education, Brokers/Managers, Leadership

It's Time for Hip-Hop Bingo! Not your Grandma's Bingo

Posted by Kevin McElroy on May 6, 2022 4:10:20 PM

YPN Hip-Hop Bingo
Thursday | May 26th
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
This is an in-person event at
Novo Brazil Restaurant and Brewery
92015 Birch Road #1017, Chula Vista, CA 91915

        Register Here        

$25 in advance / $30 at the door

Tickets will include food, 1 free drink, and your hip hop bingo sheets.

Come join the fun with PSAR's YPN at Novo Brewery in Otay Ranch for Hip Hop Bingo. This isn’t your grandma’s bingo! Presenting Hip-Hop from the 80s to the present. (Beastie Boys -> Migos)!

How it works: We will have a DJ spinning live hip-hop music! Each bingo square on your sheet will have a title of a song. Mark your card when you hear the DJ play it. We have awesome prizes for the bingo winners! 

There will be plenty of parking and our event will be separate from the general public.

Tickets are limited! REGISTER NOW!

This is YOUR Professional Network


Thank You to our Annual Sponsors

California Preferred Escrow

Rancho Ted Real Estate lending                     Synergy One Lending

Aftermath Exterminating Logo           Morrison Plus Property Inspections

Topics: Education, YPN

Everything you need to know about VA & FHA loans assumption.

Posted by Kevin McElroy on May 6, 2022 1:18:56 PM

VA and FHA Loans

  • Let's All Assume! That 2.5% Rate!
  • Did you know that VA & FHA loans are assumable?
  • We will go over everything you, your buyers & sellers need to know about assuming government loans
  • Rising Interest Rate makes Assumption possible for Buyers and Sellers!
  • Sellers get the price and Buyers get the payment!

Tuesday | May 17th
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lunch and Learn*

       REGISTER HERE       

This is an in-person event at the PSAR South County Office
880 Canarios Ct. Chula Vista, CA 91910

*For catering consideration, please register in advance!
Instructors: Yvonne Cromer & Phana Par


Lunch Provided by 
Phana Par - Caliber Home Loans


PSAR's mission is to empower real estate professionals.
Since 1928, the Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS® has played a significant role in shaping the history, growth, and development of the Real Estate profession in San Diego County. Workshops are open to all REALTORS® and Affiliated Members. This event is free of charge.

Topics: Education

The Law and the RPA - Legal Seminar with Gov Hutchinson

Posted by Kevin McElroy on May 5, 2022 4:41:27 PM

RPA Legal Webinar with Gov Hutchinson

This seminar will be a legal review of all of the major changes to the RPA as well as common questions about the form.

Monday, May 16th, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Via Zoom

Register Here

Gov Hutchinson Gov Hutchinson

Assistant General Counsel/Vice President, California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.), Gov Hutchinson has been with C.A.R. since 1985 and manages its Member Legal Services Program in Los Angeles.

Gov advises REALTORS® through the "Hotline" on all aspects of real estate law and trains and supervises other "Hotline" attorneys.

Gov received his Bachelor's Degree in History from Princeton University and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania.


PSAR's Mission is to empower Real Estate Professionals

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

NAR Green Designation at NO COST + 16 Hours CE credit

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Apr 29, 2022 10:30:00 AM

What a Deal! Free Education Credit & a NAR Green Designation
NAR Green Designation Training

Gain a competitive advantage and learn how to become your clients’ go-to resource for
buying or selling a more efficient, money-saving, healthy home.

NAR Green Designation Training

Register Here


Help your Clients Buy Or Sell a Green Home

Recent studies show that 94% of home buyers rate energy efficiency as an important part of their home buying decision. Are you prepared to address their questions about green features and improvements?

Join us for a two-day training to learn green real estate concepts, principles, practices, and benefits—in a way that makes sense to you and your clients. Stand out from the crowd by earning the only green designation for real estate agents conferred by the National Association of REALTORS®.

Earn the NAR Green Designation

To earn the NAR Green Designation, you must attend both days of training.

NAR Green Day 1:

The Resource-Efficient Home - Retrofits, Remodels, Renovations, and New Home Construction
Tuesday, June 14th | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

NAR Green Day 2:

Representing Buyers and Sellers of Resource-Efficient Homes
Wednesday, June 15th | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Expand Your Knowledge - And Your Client Base

Strengthen your knowledge of green real estate and help your clients:

  • Find and transform a fixer-upper into a more comfortable home with lower utility and maintenance costs
  • Make the right upgrades before selling to boost their home’s value
  • Navigate the cash rebates, incentives, green certifications, and green financing necessary to achieve their goals
  • You’ll also learn how to market green and grow your business to attract new customers.
  • Don't sign up because others are underwriting the cost. Sign up because it will help you be more successful.
  • What elements of a home are potentially poisoning the occupants and what can you do about it?
  • Do you really understand how a home functions?
  • Would you and your clients like to save hundreds of dollars a year by learning how to use resources more efficiently?

Demand for Green Homes is Growing

Green real estate is not a fad, but a fundamental change in the market. Nearly 40% of home buyers consider high-efficiency heating and cooling to be “very important,” and two-thirds of state governments have implemented green building policies. Furthermore, a 2012 study found that green-certified homes—with labels such as ENERGY STAR® or GreenPoint Rated—sold for up to 9% more than homes without a green label.

People have different motivations for going green. Some want to reduce their impact on the environment; others want to save money, reduce waste or create a healthier home for their children. Our trainings will provide you with the education to support your clients’ green endeavors no matter their objective.


Earning NAR's Green Designation
Upon completion of the two-day required courses and successfully passing each exam with 75%, you will have achieved GREEN candidate status, a one-year period during which you must fulfill the educational and experiential requirements to earn NAR's Green Designation awarded by the Green REsource Council.

Continuing Education Units approved by the Department of Real Estate
Upon completion of the two-day required courses and successfully passing each exam with 75%, you will receive 16 Continuing Education Units approved by the Department of Real Estate.

Must be a licensed Realtor in the State of California in order to receive DRE Credit for attending these courses

Fees and Registration: Waived - Thanks to the generous support of SDG&E

Requirements for the NAR Green Designation certification
Attendance - Participants must attend all two (2) training days.
Pass the exam - Participants must receive a passing grade of 75% on each exam (separate exams are given for Green Day 1 and Green Day 2). If you do not receive a passing grade, you may attend a future training and re-take the exam. Otherwise, please contact Franklin Energy to arrange an exam re-take at


Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS                   NSDCR

Franklin Energy                         SDG&E       


This program is administered by SDG&E through a contract awarded to Franklin Energy. Customers who choose to participate in this program are not obligated to purchase any additional services offered by the contractor. Programs may be modified or terminated without prior notice and are provided to qualified customers on a first-come, first-served basis until program funds are no longer available. Eligibility requirements may apply.

Topics: Education, YPN

Grow Your Business with CRMLS Classes

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Apr 27, 2022 9:30:00 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.

May 12 | 10:00 am

Register Here

Introduction to CRS Tax

CRS Tax can put powerful, accurate tax and public record data at your fingertips – and it’s included in CRMLS Paragon at no extra cost. Search properties throughout California with cutting-edge technology. Understanding this tool will enable you to identify, understand, and act based on tax data.
This course will cover:
• Profile setup and personalized branding
• Creating Basic, Map, and Default Searches
• Best of all – how to create a CMA in two clicks!

May 18 | 10:00 am

Register Here

List for Success with CRMLS Paragon

Listing in CRMLS is critical to your professional success. Use this course to navigate your listings with confidence: sharpen your skills with listing input, modification, and maintenance, and improve your familiarity with the CRMLS Rules and Regulations.

This course will cover:
• How to enter and maintain listings efficiently using CRS Tax Auto fill
• How to add 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

May 31 | 10:00 am

Register Here

Learn the Basics of Showing Time for the MLS

Maximize and track your showings using ShowingTime software. It’s a straightforward, robust tool for online scheduling and management with full MLS integration, 24/7 system access, and immediate appointment confirmation.
Through this course, you’ll learn how to:
• Access ShowingTime from desktop or mobile device
• Set up showing schedules for your listing and submit a request as a buyer’s agent
• Add Showing Carts and Tours
• Receive and review showing requests via email, call, and text
• Instantly confirm appointments and set up Driving Directions


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 Real Estate Professionals

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

Tech Lunch and Learn - Secrets to creating WINNING Videos with your Camera or Drone!

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Apr 20, 2022 9:30:00 AM

Secrets to creating WINNING Videos with your Camera or Drone!

This is an In-Person Class in our South Office.

Tech Lunch and Learn

Mike White, Chairman of the PSAR tech committee, will be teaching you how to take better photos of your properties with your digital camera or cellphone and how to shoot videos for social media.

Andrea Martino, our affiliate director, will be our guest speaker.


• See the latest cameras available and which one to buy
• LED lights - Portable and lighter units for great interior shots

Lunch will be provided during the class by:

Phana Par - Caliber Home Loans

619-947-0930  |

Wednesday, April 27th
11:30am - 12:30pm

880 Canarios Ct. #100 Chula Vista, CA 91910

Register Here

Or Call: 619-421-7811

PSAR's Mission is to empower Real Estate Professionals

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

Wake-Up YPN: Optimize your time. Optimize your seller's profits!

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Apr 12, 2022 10:30:00 AM

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Friday | April 22nd
10:00 am - 11:00 am
This is an in-person event at
The Kings Craft Coffee Co.
1455 Frazee Rd., San Diego 92108
Register Here

Come start your day with PSAR's YPN at this FREE networking event!

Martha Garcia with California Preferred Escrow is going to be our speaker, bringing the heat on their Optimal Closing Calendar and why it is so important in this market to get a pre-escrow when you take a listing! She'll also have some of the escrow officers there to introduce them.

The Kings Craft coffee was opened in 2016 by Cory Withrow, a former San Diego Charger. TKC is Poway's first specialty coffee shop serving single-origin coffees, European pastries, and hand-crafted roasted beans. And now they have a second location in Mission Valley. YPN is excited to host the Wake-up at this venue and hopefully bring some attention to a hidden gem that shouldn't be so hidden! (Tell your friends!)

Coffee/Tea and breakfast bites will be served.


Thank You to our Annual Sponsors

California Preferred Escrow

Rancho Ted Real Estate lending                     Synergy One Lending

Aftermath Exterminating Logo           Morrison Plus Property Inspections

Topics: Education, YPN

Make some Room - PSAR Free Shredding and Recycle Event

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Mar 31, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Bring your clients To PSAR for FREE  Shredding Event!

 it's easy to do the right thing while
you make some room

Thursday | April 28th | 10:00am - 1:00pm
Open to PSAR members and their clients

Bring your shredding to:
PSAR South Parking Lot
880 Canarios Ct. #100, Chula Vista, CA 91910

 This will be a Drive-up and Drop-off protocolPlease stay in the car until your vehicle is called up to the drop-off area.

Spread the word with these links:


Shredding and Recycle Event Flyer              Shredding and Recycle Event Social Image

ACCEPTED SHREDDING - 10 BOX MAXIMUM (per company or business)*

All Paper • File Folders • Hanging Files • Checkbooks • Magazines • Notepads • Envelopes

*For larger shredding needs ProShred will offer a discount rate at Convoy location on the day of event.
Arrangements must be made in advance. There will be no exceptions at the event.


Computers | Laptops | Chromebooks | Gaming Systems | Monitors | Tablets | Keyboards
Mice Printers | Copiers | Fax Machines | Scanners | Servers | Routers | Switches | Televisions
Radios/Stereo Equipment | Speakers | VCRs | DVRs | DVD Players | Recorders
Projectors | Software | Misc. Hardware | Ink & Toner Cartridges | Cords & Wires


x-Rays | Cans/Bottles | Food Wrappers | Thick Metal | Light Bulbs | Corrugated Cardboard
Non-Recyclable Materials | Plastic | Kitchen Appliances | Car Batteries | Alkaline Batteries

Thank you to our Sponsors

 ProShred Security San Diego                 Computers 2 Kids                 psarlogo_50

Farmer Insurance                              Marcco Flood Restoration


aftermath extermination                          360 Home Inspections


Alliance Escrow Inc                          Minuteman Press

Worldwide Credit Corporation


Topics: Education