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

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

Broker Risk Management- What's Going On? - Find out!

Posted by Richard D'Ascoli on Oct 3, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Brokers Risk Management - What's going on?
Friday, October 22nd, 2021| 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Pre-Registration Required
Broker Risk Management

CAR Business Meeting Update and Broker Discussion Facilitated by
Nikki Coppa, NAR & C.A.R. Director
    Discussion topics:
           • SB 9 and SB10
           • Update on FHDS
           • Changes in Sacramento

This meeting is open to all San Diego County REALTOR Brokers & Office Managers, so we can work together to inform, educate and raise the bar of professionalism in San Diego County.

Pre-Registration Required
Friday, October 22nd, 2021 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Topics: Education, Brokers/Managers, Leadership

Get your Ethics requirement done! FREE & a chance to win $500 Cash

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Sep 30, 2021 2:30:00 AM

Complete Ethics Training By October 31st for a chance to Win
$500.00 CASH!

Two ways to complete your requirement, both are FREE!

1) Live and in-person Class

Friday, October 22nd
10:30 am - 1:00 pm
PSAR Chula Vista Office at 880 Canario Ct., Chula Vista, CA 91910
Instructed by Broker Sam Calvano
We are offering this class in person for the members who prefer to complete this requirement by attending a class in person.  Simply attend, sign your name on the sign-in sheet, stay for the entirety of the course, and you will be marked as having completed this requirement.  No test at the end!  This class is offered at no charge and does not provide continuing education credits for license renewals.
2) Online Class and at your own time

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 either of the options above, your name will be
automatically entered into the drawing
Get your Code of Ethics Requirement done and winIf you complete your ethics requirement through any other method aside from the link above, please send your certificate or proof of completion to education@psar.org 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 September 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 education@psar.org 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. 

  Lets 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 September 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. 

Thank you Ted for Sponsoring
Rancho Ted Real Estate lending

October Drawing will be held the first week of November live on Facebook

Topics: Education

Grow Your Business with CRMLS Classes

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

CRMLS January Classes
CRMLS has put together class rooms 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.

October 7 | 10:00 am

Register Here

Powerful, Accurate Tax & Public Record Data at Your Fingertips
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!

October 13 | 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.

• 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

October 26 | 10:00 am

Register Here

Maximize and Track Your Showings using ShowingTime
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 phone, desktop, or mobile device
• Set up showing schedules for your listing and submit a request as a buyer’s agent
• Receive and review showing requests via email, call, and text
• Instantly confirm appointments


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

YPN's Cornhole Tournament is going to be awesome!

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Sep 28, 2021 10:00:00 AM

YPN Cornhole Tournament

PSAR YPN's Annual Cornhole Tournament is BACK!
Join in on the fun, food, drink, and camaraderie!

Get a team together to compete in the tourney or just come to cheer on the fierce competitors - either way, you're in for a great time. DO NOT MISS THIS!

All the fun happens on
Thursday, October 21st

1983 Julian Ave, San Diego, CA 92113

4:30pm - 5:30pm : Registration (and ability to purchase Mulligans)
5:30pm - 5:45pm : Team Introductions
6:00pm : Let the Games Begin

Purchase your tickets today!

Includes a flight of 3 Tacos- Arrachera, Chicken Tinga & Carnitas or Vegan Option & a Drink

Includes 2 flights of 3 Tacos- Arrachera, Chicken Tinga & Carnitas or Vegan Option & 2 Drinks

      GET YOUR TICKET(S)      

Mujeres brew house
Mujeres Brew House

1983 Julian Ave, San Diego, CA 92113


Call Sally (619) 421-7811 or Kevin 619-271-5898
Or Email: support@psar.org with questions.


Intercap Lending Inc.

 myNHD                 New Venture Escrow                      

World Wide Credit Corporation           Appreciation Insurance & Financial Services

PowerHouseGreenConstruction                        American pacific Mortgage

Thank you to our PLATINUM SPONSORS

Synergy One Lending           RanchoTed Real Estate          California Preferred Escrow Inc


Topics: YPN, Events

Make some Room - PSAR Free Shredding and Recycle Event

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Sep 17, 2021 10:00:00 AM

PSAR, Proshred Security and Computers 2 Kids
are hosting
FREE  Shredding Event

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

Wednesday | October 20th | 10:00am - 1:00pm
Open to PSAR members and their clients

Bring your shredding to:
PSAR East Parking Lot  • 
1150 Broadway, El Cajon, CA 92021

This will be Drive-up and Drop-off protocol
Please 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 the day of our 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                   KernKey Lock Services                      Old Republic home protection          


aftermath extermination         Mutual of Omaha - Michael Fossler           Tommy Thornton AutoMates Logo      


Alliance Escrow Inc                          HomeTeam Inspection


Topics: Education

NAR Green Designation at NO COST - 16-Hours CE credit

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Sep 13, 2021 3:16:34 PM

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

Gain a competitive advantage and learn how to become your client's 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®.  You'll also learn how to market green and grow your business to attract new customers.

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
Thursday, September 30th | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

NAR Green Day 2:
Representing Buyers and Sellers of Resource-Efficient Homes
Friday, October 1st | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Expand Your Knowledge - And Your Client Base

  • 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
  • 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 considered 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 training 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 education@franklinenergy.com.


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

Wake-Up YPN: Finish Strong - Start 2022 Stronger

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Sep 8, 2021 11:49:36 AM

Come start your day with YPN at their next FREE networking event!

Friday | September 17th | 10:00am
This is an in-person event
      PLEASE RSVP      
Coffee & pastries will be provided while supplies last. Early arrival suggested. Bring a friend!

Maryam Habashi, founder of Infuse Theory  (https://infusetheory.com/) will be discussing goal-setting strategies to finish the year strong and have a strong start to 2022. INFUSE theory incorporates decades of leadership, sales, and management developmental best practices that are guaranteed to elevate you and your business potential.

Maryam Habashi

  • Mentor for professionals seeking something more in their careers and businesses.
  • Sharing my personal experience and approach towards professional growth, that I can help guide you in your own journey for success.
  • First female Regional Director after a century in business for a Fortune 500 company, Bankers Life and Casualty. 
  • Co-author “Pure Wealth: 26 Ways to Crazy Profitability” wherein chapter one I discuss “What it takes to WIN.” 
  • President and CEO of Sterling Wealth Strategies powered by Penn Mutual, a Fortune 100 company.

TRVLR Coffee Roaster
5839 Mission Gorge Road, Unit D, San Diego, CA 92120


Thank you to our YPN Wake-Up Sponsor
Aftermath Extermination

Thank You to our Annual Platinum Sponsors
Rancho Ted           Synergy One Lending
California Preferred Escrow    

Topics: Education, YPN