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Join us for Legislative Day 2021

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Apr 8, 2021 10:08:24 AM

Tuesday, April 27th, 2021
LegislativeDay

Every year, PSAR members journey to Sacramento to engage in policy discussions.  This year’s theme is 'California is Home'. Hear local legislators address the issues that impact your business and discuss how they are working to create homeownership opportunities for California.

This is a unique opportunity to see what your volunteer leaders do, right from your living room as you participate in meetings with their state legislators to discuss the issues that affect the real estate industry the most. Attending Legislative Day is not only a great investment in your business, but it will also provide you with an opportunity to hear from the state's most dynamic political leaders and the leadership of your state association, and even enjoy a fabulous, yet fully virtual, reception. We look forward to seeing you at this year's event on Tuesday, April 27, 2021.

You will need your NRDS ID number to register for Legislative Day. CLICK HERE to find it.

More Information & Main Event Registration

Also!  Meet with YOUR Local San Diego State Elected Officials. Join the meetings below.
Who Are My Legislators?
Click Here to look up your Representatives!

District Name Time Zoom Link
AD71 Randy Voepel 10:30 am Not Yet Provided
AD75 Marie Waldron 11:15 am Zoom Registration
AD76 Tasha Borner-Horvath April 28th, 12:00 pm Zoom Registration
AD77 Brian Maienschein 11:30 am Zoom Registration 
AD78 Chris Ward 2:30 pm Zoom Registration
SD36 Pat Bates 3:30 pm Zoom Registration
SD38 Brian Jones 11:45 am Zoom Registration
SD39 Toni Atkins Morning Briefing Key Note Speaker
SD40 Ben Hueso 1:30 pm Zoom Registration

 

Join us for the Main Event (9:00 am - 10:30 am) – 2021 Issue Briefing! This is a must-do and the only way to start your day! California State Senate Pro Tempore Toni Atkins and Assembly Member Blanca Rubio will be joining us to discuss the state of housing in California. You’ll also hear from C.A.R.’s 2021 President Dave Walsh, get a legislative briefing from C.A.R.’s Sr. Vice President and Chief Lobbyist Sanjay Wagle, and enjoy some great entertainment.

MORE INFO
For more info about Legislative Day 2021, please contact:
DeAnn Kerr at deannk@car.org

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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 event is free of charge.

Topics: Education

How to Make Sure Your Advertising Complies with Fair Housing Law

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Apr 6, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Fair Housing in advertising

Tuesday, April 20th
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm  |  Zoom Class
        Register        

This presentation covers Fair Housing based on issues in advertising. This training is designed for those new to the housing industry as well as experienced housing professionals wishing to learn about current issues affecting fair housing laws. 

Monica Lopez from CSA San Diego will be speaking on:

  • Introduction to Federal and State Fair Housing Laws
  • Protected Classes
  • Prohibited acts
  • Best Practices in Advertising

Goals:
The training covers the unique fair housing challenges associated with advertising. The ultimate goal is to gain a better understanding of the fair housing laws to ensure compliance.

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CSA San Diego County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose primary mission is the promotion of social justice and public welfare through programs, services, and advocacy against all forms of discrimination, including advocacy for the eradication of housing discrimination to assure equal housing opportunity for all individuals.

CSA is committed to promoting and enforcing fair housing laws and equal housing opportunities for all individuals who live in San Diego County. Other no cost services include: hate crime prevention, civic engagement and Human Trafficking prevention and education.

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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

Make some Room - PSAR Free Shredding and Recycle Event

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Apr 2, 2021 9:15:00 AM

PSAR, Proshred Security and Computers 2 Kids
are hosting
a FREE Shredding Event
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 it's easy to do the right thing while
you make some room

Thursday | April 22nd | 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 Drive-up and Drop-off protocol
Please stay in the car until you vehicle is called up to the drop off area.
Please have your masks on upon arrival.

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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                 MI-BOX Moving & Mobile Storage Block


              Farmer Insurance                    Marcco flood Restoration                      Old Republic home protection          

 

aftermath extermination         World Wide Credit Corporation           Tommy Thornton AutoMates Logo      

 

                     MinutemanPress                     psarlogo_50 

 

Topics: Education

Beginning zipForm Training

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Mar 31, 2021 10:19:00 AM
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  • Maximize zipForm Plus and complete contracts and manage transactions more efficiently.
  • Practice on the new and updated interface along with new tools designed to save time and protect you from mistakes.
  • Discover features such as templates, MLS Connect, photos, adding non-C.A.R. documents to your transaction, clause manager, and more...
  • Q & A session

Thursday, April 15th
11:00 am  |  Zoom Class

        Register        

Jan Farley

Instructor: Jan Farley 
2018 PSAR President
Certified zipForm Trainer

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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

Still not using SIMPLE, free, PUSH-BUTTON MARKETING?

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Mar 30, 2021 10:00:00 AM

SavvyCard for Real Estate Agents
Tuesday, April 13th
11:00 am  |  Zoom Class

       Register       

SavvyCard is a push-button simple marketing platform for you and your listings. Provided as a free member benefit to Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS® members, SavvyCard will:

· Improve prospect conversion
· Streamline marketing
· Enhance your referral processes

This training course includes an overview of your Agent and Property SavvyCards and a series of real-life use cases. Going Savvy will immediately invest you with the power to build stronger relationships and close more deals!

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Missed the presentation? Here is a recording of the event...

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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

Inspection Reports - Reading Between The Lines

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Mar 29, 2021 2:00:11 PM

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Understanding the language of a home inspection report.

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Perfect for newer agents.

  • What a Home Inspection is and is not.
  • What a home inspector can and can't do.
  • Difference between Major or Material defects and Minor defects or improvement items.
  • Potential Safety Hazards and why they are so important to you and your client.
  • Common terms used in a home inspection report.
  • Learn about some of the legal terms used in a home inspection report.
  • What your responsibilities are in the home inspection process.

Wednesday, April 7th
11:00pm - 12:00pm
(This Class will be rescheduled to a later date)


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 event is free of charge.

Topics: Education

Tenant Screening Made Easy

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Mar 25, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Rent Sspree

RentSpree is proud to provide free property management resources to make your job easier. Now you can collect rental applications and tenant screening reports instantly. Our free services help you save time, reduce liability, and close leases faster.

  • Real Estate Brokers
    Start screening in 60 seconds. Limit your liability and gain instant access to screening reports.

  • Property Managers
    Receive an online rental application and/or screening reports. Allow renters to apply where you share your LeaseLink™.

  • Landlords
    Screen applicants in seconds. You only need an applicant’s email/mobile to receive a completed rental application package.

Topics in this class will include how to....
  • Get a completed rental application, credit report, background check, and eviction history in 1 step
  • Log into RentSpree directly from CRMLS
  • Add a new rental listing in RentSpree
  • Enable screening and invite prospective tenants to apply online using RentSpree
  • Get results returned quickly and easily  
Instructor: -Steven Pastores                                                See how it works - VIDEO

Monday, April 12th, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
        Register        

Questions? Call: 619-421-7811

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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

Grow Your Business with CRMLS Classes

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Mar 23, 2021 1:00:00 PM

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. Becoming proficient with these tools can help you build your business.

March 30 | 10:00 am

ShowingTime for the MLS
Register Here ShowingTime takes the hassle out of scheduling property showings once and for all. It saves you valuable time you’d otherwise spend scheduling appointments with full MLS integration, 24/7 system access, and instant appointment confirmation.

In this class, you will learn how to:
• Schedule showings within the MLS
• Instantly confirm appointments
• Use ShowingTime two-way texting
• Access the system from a phone, desktop, or mobile device

April 8 | 10:00 am Free Marketing Tools for Your Business
Register Here 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

April 14  | 10:00 am How to Make Your Forms More User Friendly
Register Here Glide allows you and your clients to complete the TDS, SPQ, AVID and other disclosure forms online using a friendly and secure interface that saves time, ensures nothing is missed and integrates directly with your existing zipLogix® account. Glide replaces today’s dense PDF and paper forms with an easy-to-use, step-by-step wizard experience that ensures all required questions have been answered, all responses are neatly typed, information can be easily updated at any time, and a full audit trail is available. Receive your completed PDF documents instantly via email and directly inside your zipLogix® account.

April 23  | 1:00 pm What's New in Paragon? Your Chance to Ask MLS Questions
Register Here Open Forum for What’s New in CRMLS Paragon
CRMLS is constantly working to provide cutting edge technology for its users. Join this open forum to talk about the latest improvements and updated capabilities of your CRMLS Paragon system.

April 27  | 10:00 am Free Tools for CMAs and Client Collaboration
Register Here Three of the premium real estate tech products in the Cloud Agent Suite are available at no cost to CRMLS users. From the eye-catching reports of Cloud CMA to the “smart search” options in Cloud MLX to the lightning-fast branded alerts in Cloud Streams, learning how to master these products will help advance your real estate career.
This informative class will familiarize you with:
          • Cloud CMA: an online comparative market analysis report generator
          • Cloud MLX: a streamlined MLS that prioritizes search and communication
          • Cloud Streams: a listing alert and client collaboration tool

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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

Tech Lunch and Learn - The Perfect Photo

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Mar 18, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Tony Amat will teach you how to take better photos with your digital camera or cell phone
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Mike White, Chairman of the PSAR tech committee,
Tony Amat from Nelson Photo Supplies

Topics: 

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

There will be a drawing at the end of the session for a gift certificate to Nelsons Photo!

Wednesday, March 31st
11:30am - 1:00pm
        Register        

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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

Ever-Changing Landlord/Tenant Law Update

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Mar 12, 2021 2:42:27 PM

Ever-Changing Landlord/Tenant Law Update

The National Association of Property Management (NARPM) would like to invite PSAR's Members to join them in a presentation by the Law Firm Kimbal, Tirey & St John on the ever-changing Landlord/Tenant Law in California.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm
        Register        

Kimball Tirey & St John

Sponsor
 Bine Lgog-1

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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 event is free of charge.

Topics: Education