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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
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 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.


ACCEPTED ELECTRONICS

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


NOT ACCEPTED

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

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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.

Prerequisites
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.

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Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS                   NSDCR

Franklin Energy                         SDG&E       

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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!
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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

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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

So. Cal. Real Estate Expo

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Sep 7, 2021 11:50:00 AM

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One-day educational event for Real Estate Professionals

Wednesday, September 29th
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
One Day Virtual Event
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Purchase your ticket today!
MUST Register by September 27th

    Register PSAR                        Register Eventbrite
                 $20 Members                        $20+eventbrite fee Non-members

** Once your register, your expo link will be emailed to you the day before the event.**

SoCalRExpo Conference & Tradeshow is a virtual one-day education and networking event for real estate professionals. You will not want to miss this event!! The list of speakers, speaks for itself!

Speakers:

  • Social Media - Steve Black (Senior Consultant/Speaker/Trainer)
  • 2022 Economic Forecast - Steven Thomas (Chief Economist)
  • Sit Down with Brad Inman (Journalist/Publisher)
  • Legal Update - Gov Hutchinson (C.A.R. Assistant General Counsel)
  • YPN Presents - Tesla, Tech and a Touch of TikTok
  • Final Keynote - Bill Dedman - (Pulitzer and Peabody award-winning investigative reporter, Newsday)

We have Affiliate Marketing Opportunities! Contact us to find out what they are
email: support@psar.org or phone: (619) 579-0333.

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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.

Topics: Education, Events, Industry

PSAR Member's Invited to Mexican RE Conference

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Sep 3, 2021 2:59:03 PM

Real Estate Congress

50th International Real Estate Congress

Convention Center in Tampico Tamaulipas

October 27 to 29, 2021

AMPI Invites you to attend

The AsociaciĂłn Mexicana de Profesionales Inmobiliarios is the largest and the most important real estate association in Mexico, representing about 5,000 members, involving residential and commercial real estate industries.

About 500 real estate professionals from all over Mexico and the world are expected to attend the 50th International Real Estate Congress RE Connecting. The conferences provide numerous learning resources and international networking in order to have commercial opportunities, designed to improve real estate professional skills. The Congress presents exhibitions that offer goods and services related to the real estate sector. Countless educational and social events are scheduled!

 

 

For more information: https://es-la.facebook.com/congresonacionalinmobiliarioampi/

Upon arrival in Tampico, a special biosafety committee will apply a rapid COVID detection test to each participant.  Throughout the congress, masks will be used and the areas will be sanitized periodically.  Temperature checks will be administered at the entrance to each area of the convention center.

If you want to become an international affiliate please fill out the forms in the links below...

RENEWAL MEMBERS

NEW MEMBERS

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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.

Topics: Education

Stay Safe San Diego Realtors

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Aug 29, 2021 11:45:00 AM
Pro-Active Safety for REALTORS

Steps you should know to be proactive and ensure you stay as safe and prepared as possible. Specialist Angela Gaines of the Chula Vista Police Relations & Policing Unit will be with us to go over Everyday Realtor Safety. Joining her is Lieutenant (retired) Jim Bolwerk, of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department and a PSAR Realtor member.

You will get the most out of this class by joining us live in the PSAR South Office. We will be simulcasting the event on Zoom as well.

They will cover the most important points to remember about Your Safety:

      • What are the safety challenges during the pandemic?
      • What is your responsibility?
      • Planning and Mental Conditioning
      • What is your responsibility while driving?
      • On-site safety measures
      • Safety Do’s and Don'ts
      • Pro-active steps for self-protection
      • Being safe back at home

Tuesday, September 14th
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm  |  Live & Zoom 

In-Person Registration          Zoom Registration          

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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 & development of the Real Estate industry in San Diego County. Workshops are open to all REALTORS® and Affiliated Members. This class is free of charge.

Topics: Education

How to use 'Green Fields' in Paragon- and why you should!

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Aug 27, 2021 3:10:06 PM

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Friday, September 10th
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
This class is offered on Zoom
        REGISTER       

John Shipman from Franklin Energy and Rickey Currie from CRMLS discuss:

Why are Green Fields important for agents and their clients?
Are there pitfalls to be wary of when working with these fields?
What do the CRMLS fields mean?
How might buyers search for or discover these fields?

Bonus.  Attendees will learn how to earn a FREE NAR Green Designation!

Also, hear stories or anecdotes about the fields and how they helped or hurt?

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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. Workshops are open to all REALTORS® and Affiliated Members. This class is free of charge.

Topics: Education

Get your Ethics requirement done! FREE & a chance to win an iPad-Pro

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Aug 27, 2021 2:30:00 AM

Complete Ethics Training By September 30th for a chance to Win a
FREE iPad-Pro

       REGISTER       
This Class is FREE

If you complete your ethics online via the above link, your name will be
automatically entered into the drawing
 
BlogImage_ipadIf 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-1As 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

 

Topics: Education

Grow Your Business with CRMLS Classes

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Aug 25, 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.

August 31 | 10:00 am

Register Here

CRS Tax, List for Success, ShowingTime
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

September 9 | 10:00 am

Register Here

Techniques and tricks to locating the listing you want to see - Paragon
Learn to quickly discover the listings you want to see using the CRMLS Paragon platform. With techniques and tricks to locate listings, use a map search, email and print properties, and more, you’ll turn your searches into closings. 

• Create simple property searches and detailed map searches
• Search by Features: View, Pool, Terms, etc.
• Print and email report

September 15 | 10:00 am

Register Here

Take your Paragon Searches to the next level
If you’ve mastered the basic search, this course will take your skills to the next level. Learn how to create enhanced search templates and set them as your default, and how to search by features, map, multiple addresses, and key words. And that’s not all – customize your search results spreadsheet for a personal, optimized look.

September 28 | 10:00 am

Register Here

Learn how to get real-time MLS data to your mobile device with Homesnap Pro
Homesnap Pro is a robust, agent-only version of Homesnap that offers real-time MLS data to your mobile and desktop devices. CRMLS users can leverage Homesnap Pro to research homes, contact agents, and communicate instantly with clients as seamlessly in the field as in the office.

• Getting started with a Homesnap Pro account
• How to search for listings and generate Rapid CMA reports
• Communicating with clients and other agents
• Using Homesnap to learn valuable property data about homes just by taking a photo

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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.
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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

Get More Listings Using CRS Prospecting & RPR Searches

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Aug 23, 2021 10:00:00 AM

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Mike White, Chairman of the PSAR tech committee, will teach you how to use CRS and RPR to find potential clients and help you market.  Both CRS and RPR are free PSAR member product benefits.

Grow and brand your business, maximize your time, and gain a competitive edge in the marketplace. RPR® offers exclusive access to analytics and custom branded reporting tools that can be printed, emailed or texted from anywhere at anytime.

Gain comprehensive and accurate property intelligence at your fingertips with the CRS Data. The easy-to-use platform combines comprehensive and accurate community data to help you make confident decisions when helping your customers. 

Wednesday, August 25th
11:30 am  |  LIVE and ON ZOOM
Come to the class in our East office Location
(1150 Broadway, El Cajon, CA 92021)

Or

ZOOM REGISTRATION

CRS MLS Tax Suite                  Realtors Property Resource     

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Our 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 & development of the Real Estate industry in San Diego County. Workshops are open to all REALTORS® and Affiliated Members. This class is free of charge.

Topics: Education