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Make it simple for you and your customer - zipForms

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Jun 30, 2020 10:00:00 AM
zipForms training class

As of July 1 zipForm® Plus and zipTMS® will now be called Lone Wolf Transactions – zipForm Edition. Rest assured, the functionality of the program will not be changing. The features you know and depend on will remain the same, including MLS-Connect, zipForm® Mobile, and zipVault® and more. Lone Wolf Transactions – zipForm Edition will remain a member benefit.

  • 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, and adding non-C.A.R. documents to your transaction, clause manager, and more...
  • Q & A session

Tuesday, July 14th
10:30 am  |  Zoom Class
~ Have your Laptop or Tablet Available ~

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Instructor: Jan Farley 
2018 PSAR President
Certified zipForm Trainer

Our Mission is to empower our members 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

Tenant Screening Made Easy

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Jun 24, 2020 3:41:31 PM

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, July 13th
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
zoom meeting

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Questions? Call: 619-421-7811


Workshops are open to all REALTORS and Affiliated Members regardless of association membership.
The class is free of charge.

Topics: Education

Invest in your Business - CRMLS Virtual classes

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Jun 23, 2020 11:14:42 AM

CRMLS live classes

CRMLS has put together class rooms on zoom meeting to help teach some of the free tools our members have access to as part of PSAR.

July 9th | 10:00 am Stay current with the latest enhancements (Paragon Latest updates)
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See the latest features and enhancements that CRMLS offers in Paragon. CRMLS is constantly working to provide cutting edge technology for its users. 
• Review the most recent changes
• See improved workflow
• Functionalities added and how they will benefit your business.
• Learn about the top five MLS rules violations and what to do to avoid them.

July 15th | 10:00 am Get results you need quickly! (Advanced Paragon Searching)
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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 keywords. Customize your search results spreadsheet, as well.

July 28th | 10:00 am Access listings and more with one touch (MLS Touch App)
Register Here MLS-Touch allows you to quickly access all your MLS listings directly from your phone or tablet. Search by map or by additional advanced MLS filters. Generate hot sheets, sales comparisons, or market statistics instantly. Share with your clients, find other agents, and manage your contacts – all with this helpful mobile app.
In this class, you will learn:
• How to install the app and set up your account
• How to search for listings
• How to access live market statistics on-the-go
• How to search for comparables
• How to generate branded apps for your clients

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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 classes are free of charge.

Topics: Education

Forms were updated in June.  How will you use them now?

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Jun 18, 2020 12:08:06 PM

Learn the latest revisions that C.A.R. has made on their forms.C.A.R. Forms

Nikki_CoppaBroker Nikki Coppa, our resident expert on C.A.R. forms, will cover the latest changes to the forms listed below and guide you in how to correctly incorporate them into your transaction to protect both you and your client. As an added bonus, Nikki will explain important law changes impacting our business in 2020. There will be a question and answer session following her presentation.

Nikki Coppa, PSAR REALTOR / Broker
                                       2020 N.A.R. Risk Management Issue Chair

Here are some existing forms highlights:
  • TDS has a significant change that is specifically referenced in the revised DIA
  • SELM compliance with the new MLS Clear Cooperation Policy (CCP)
  • Multiple revisions to the Residential Listing Agreement incorporating the CCP & other risk management elements
  • Leasing forms updates following recent legal revisions

These forms are new:

  • SFLS – Square Footage & Lot Size Disclosure & Advisory
  • PVOH – Property Visit & Open House Advisory

The following forms have been updated:

  • TDS - Transfer Disclosure Statement Laws
  • SWPI -Septic inspection, Well Inspection, Property Monument and Allocation
  • SELM -Seller Instruction to Exclude Listing From The Multiple Listing Service
  • RLA - Residential Listing Agreement.
  • RCSD-B - Representative Capacity Signature Disclosure (Buyer Representatives)
  • PRQ - Notice to Pay Rent or Quit
  • NTT - Notice of termination of Tenancy
  • NTQ - Notice to Quit
  • DIA - Disclosure Information Advisory
  • CTT - Change in Terms of Tenancy

MONDAY, JULY 6, 2020
1:00 PM | Zoom Class

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

Our Mission is to empower our members 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

Stress Less with YPN

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Jun 16, 2020 1:23:16 PM

Join us for a discussion with licensed therapist Molly Zive.

Wake-Up with YPN


Friday | June 19th | 11:30 am

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While we all experience stressors in our every-day lives,lifestyle changes due to COVID-19, and concern over recent social unrest may have generated a new wave of stress and feelings of anxiety for many of us. We invite you to join us this Friday for a discussion with licensed therapist, Molly Zive as she shares insights and education on how to manage these feelings and take better care of ourselves. 


Thank You to our Wake-Up YPN Sponsor

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and Thank You to our Annual Sponsors 

Rancho Ted         Navy Federal Real Estate Lending      California Preferred Escrow

Topics: Education, YPN

Now you can get Answers to difficult Fair Housing Questions

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Jun 16, 2020 9:34:32 AM
Fair Housing laws and regulations

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Don't set yourself for future legal issues and failure. Learn about the rules that govern fair housing.  Serve both your tenants and your landlords professionally.

Learn about updated state and federal housing laws.  Review your responsibilities.  Enhance your professional stature. This Training is available to everyone. 

Monica Lopez from the Center for Social Advocates (CSA), will update Realtors on...

• Fair housing Laws, Definitions and Examples
• Reasonable Accommodations & Modifications
• Common Accommodation Requests
• Advertising, Questions, Scenario Practice

Wednesday  |  July 1st  |  11:00 AM
Live Zoom Discussion
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Or Call: 619-421-7811


For 3 years, 25 undercover testers in another market:

• Investigated 93 real estate agents
• Secretly recorded 240 hours of meetings
• 5,763 listings were analyzed.

This three year investigation claimed to have uncovered widespread evidence of unequal treatment of prospective home owners by the agents who were investigated. (read about it here)

CSA San Diego County is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. CSA has decades of experience as advocates for fair housing and in mediating tenant/landlord issues, they 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

Struggle with social media? Don't have the time? Here is the Solution!

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Jun 11, 2020 10:30:00 AM

You’re invited to an amazing educational experience!

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Join us for the #1 social media training program in the nation! Learn tips, tricks and shortcuts from top agents across the nation and how they are leveraging the hottest social channels to capture referrals, increase their sphere, & gain more business….even in these unprecedented times. Americans are spending an average of 4 ½ hours a day on social during quarantine, it’s the #1 place for you to be.
 

Here's a course outline which provides the following summary of what we cover
         â€˘ All the top social media platforms. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Website and Blogs.
         â€˘ The importance of blogging consistently (content is king) 
         â€˘ How search engines are going to match up leads with those that are consistently posting.

         â€˘ Facebook business page vs personal page. How to gain followers and how to optimize your posts

 

How to become a community expert and a reliable resource for your sphere of influence
         â€˘ LinkedIn Activity Log for source or referrals and leads.
         â€˘ Twitter and best practices when tweeting.
         â€˘ YouTube videos for your listings.Google owns YouTube this is an amazing platform, increase your SEO.


Tuesday, June 30th |  12:00 pm

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Or Call: 619-421-7811

Topics: Education

Secrets to Creating Winning Videos

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Jun 10, 2020 4:49:30 PM

PSAR Tech lunch and learn

Mike White, Chairman of the PSAR tech committee will teach you the secrets to creating winning videos with your Camera or drone.

Virtual open houses using video from a laptop or cell phone are likely to become a standard real estate industry practice long after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.

“As realtors, we need to become proficient with the technology so we can get the listing and better serve our clients. Homeowners are more likely to list with an agent who offers video marketing to help sell their home," Mike White.

Guest speaker, Steve Buice will feature two new apps that can benefit REALTORS® with producing virtual open houses. These apps are ideal for real estate agents, MLS postings and social media mass texting. 

Wednesday, June 24th
10:30 am - 11:00 am
zoom meeting

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Questions? Call: 619-421-7811


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

Topics: Education

Prosper from Live CRMLS Virtual classes

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Jun 3, 2020 11:23:32 AM

CRMLS live classes

CRMLS has put together class rooms on zoom meeting to help teach some of the free tools our members have access to as part of PSAR.

June 11th | 10:00 am Get to know your income tool.  (Paragon Essentials)
Register Here Whether you are a new real estate professional, or getting back into the business, this course is a great place to start. In this course, you will learn:
• What’s on the Home Page
• How to set up your email signature, photos, and message
• How to create, save, print, and email basic property searches 
June 17th | 10:00 am Visually communicate with your clients. (infoSparks)
Register Here InfoSparks gives you the ability to visually communicate the reality of the market through charts that combine local geography and numerous housing variables. Fully integrated with CRMLS Matrix, InfoSparks has over a million possible data reporting combinations. In this class, you will learn how to use this clean, easy-to-understand interface that places fresh market perspectives into visually pleasing graphs.
June 30th | 10:00 am Save time and get the results you want. (Paragon Searching)
Register Here In this course, you will learn how to quickly find the listings you want to see using the CRMLS Paragon platform. Learn how to:
• Create and save basic property searches and detailed map searches
• Search by Features; including View, Pool, Terms, etc.
• Print and email reports

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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 classes are free of charge.

Topics: Education

Living Trusts benefit your clients, Attorney Pablo Palomino explains

Posted by Kevin McElroy on May 27, 2020 3:03:50 PM

Learn how to become a resource for your clients.

Living Trust Basics

Instructed by Attorney Pablo Palomino

We will answer some of the most important questions such as:
 
• Why taking title in a trust is the most superior form of vesting
• Why vesting is the single-most-important decision to make next to owning real estate
• What a trust is NOT
• Preventing Probate
 
Pablo will be taking your questions live during the virtual presentation, so be prepared with anything you need to ask.

Thursday, June 18th |  10:30 am

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Or Call: 619-421-7811

Topics: Education