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Wake-Up YPN: NEW YEAR, NEW LIMITS, NEW OPPORTUNITIES!

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Jan 14, 2022 5:06:01 PM


Come start your day with YPN at their next FREE networking event!
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Friday | January 21st
10:00 am - 11:00 am
This is an in-person event
PLEASE RSVP

BrewSpot in La Mesa
6101 Lake Murray Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942
Coffee & pastries will be provided while supplies last. Early arrival suggested. Bring a friend!

Zoe Khetani of Synergy One Lending will be speaking about...

  • Loan limits
  • Maximum down payments
  • Changes to pricing on second homes
  • High balance
  • Best way to refer to a lender and what to listen for

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Thank You to our Annual Sponsors
Rancho Ted Real Estate lending                     Synergy One Lending

Aftermath Exterminating Logo           Morrison Plus Property Inspections

California Preferred Escrow    

Topics: Education, YPN

Grow Your Business with CRMLS Classes

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Jan 12, 2022 2:52:00 PM

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.

January 27 | 10:00 am

Register Here

Real-time MLS data to your mobile and desktop devices
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.
In this class, you will learn:
• 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

February 1 | 10:00 am

Register Here

Promote your Personal Brand From Within CRMLS
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:
• Cloud CMA
• ListReports
• RPR
• RatePlug
• ePropertyWatch
• And many more

February 9 | 10:00 am

Register Here

Quickly Search for Listings through CRMLS       
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. Learn how to:
• Create simple property searches and detailed map searches
• Search by Features: View, Pool, Terms, etc.
• Print and email reports

February 24 | 10:00 am

Register Here

Ace Your Reports Through Cloud CMA              
Cloud CMA is an online comparative market analysis (CMA) report generator. Generate comprehensive, informative, personalized, and eye-catching reports for your buyers and sellers. This class will teach you how to use this Cloud Agent Suite product to generate CMAs, buyer tours, single property reports, and property flyers.

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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®

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

How will changes in the law affect your real estate business in 2022?

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Jan 7, 2022 11:15:00 AM

Annual Legal Update with C.A.R.
Assistant General Counsel,
Gov Hutchinson.Gov Hutchinson Legal Updates

January 25th |  1:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual Event

PLEASE RSVP

Gov Hutchinson is Assistant General Counsel of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.). He has been with C.A.R. since 1985 and manages C.A.R.’s Member Legal Services Program in Los Angeles. Gov. Hutchinson advises REALTORS® through the “Hotline” on all aspects of real estate law and trains and supervises other “Hotline” attorneys.

Hutchinson has written for CALIFORNIA REAL ESTATE magazine, co-authored C.A.R.’s continuing education courses, and is a master instructor for the Education Division of C.A.R., with certification from the Department of Real Estate. 

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

 

Topics: Education, Industry

Personal Branding for REALTORS - get more listings & referrals

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Jan 7, 2022 10:21:34 AM

Become unforgettable, make more money, and have the best social media presence.

January 20th,12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
In-Person Event at PSAR East Office
1150 Broadway, El Cajon, CA 92021

     REGISTER     

Lunch will be provided by Damaris Lopez with Homebridge

Nationally known speaker Steve Black will inspire, motivate, and teach you the strategies that will work in 2022 and beyond:

  • Leveraging simple social media strategies to stay top of mind with your sphere
  • Developing a consistent image and message with your customers & warm market
  • List of photos you MUST take and how to use them the right way
  • Defining your marketing message to reach your target market
  • Zoom Hacks - Selling Virtually - Maintaining a positive attitude in face of adversity
  • Leveraging video to position yourself as the go-to agent
  • Converting visibility into listings

60+ minutes of cutting-edge strategies and tactics that top agents leverage that will instantly help you THRIVE in today's selling environment and dominate in 2022!

         Steve Black
Steve BlackIn my role as a Marketing Consultant, I have developed extensive online & offline marketing systems that are used by business owners and entrepreneurs across the country. Social Media & Internet Marketing are two passions of mine, and I love helping others learn how to utilize these tools for profit.

Over the last three years, with the explosive growth of Social Media, I have acted as a Social Media Consultant, having authored several books on Social Media Strategy and How To Utilize LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter For Business & Profit. I have also authored E-Books on Article writing, Blogging For Profit, Search Engine Optimization, and List Building. techniques. - Learn More

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Event Sponsor

Damaris Lopez with Hombridge

Homebridge

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

Topics: Education

Become Unforgettable, Make More Money

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Dec 21, 2021 9:40:31 AM

Dominate Your Market - Simple Social Media Hacks To Generate Listings & Find Qualified Buyers

January 12th,12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
In-Person Event at PSAR South Office
880 Canarios Ct., Chula Vista, CA 91910

      REGISTER      

Lunch will be provided by Damaris Lopez with Homebridge

Nationally known speaker Steve Black will inspire, motivate, and teach you the strategies that will work in 2022 and beyond:

  • Using Social Media The Right Way
  • Time Saving Tools & Apps
  • Sales & Communications Skills
  • Maintaining Focus While Working At Home
  • Zoom Hacks - Selling Virtually - Maintaining a positive attitude in face of adversity
  • How to leverage your FB personal profile to build and maintain relationships.  A simple strategy to be uber-efficient.
  • FB Business Page Secrets - Secrets to make your business page stand out - get thousands of likes - reach your prospects for pennies.
  • Instagram Set Up, and how to leverage IG Stories & Reels to showcase properties and generate sales
  • Video Marketing - Secrets of getting RESULTS with simple video marketing strategies

         Steve Black
Steve BlackIn my role as a Marketing Consultant, I have developed extensive online & offline marketing systems that are used by business owners and entrepreneurs across the country. Social Media & Internet Marketing are two passions of mine, and I love helping others learn how to utilize these tools for profit.

Over the last three years, with the explosive growth of Social Media, I have acted as a Social Media Consultant, having authored several books on Social Media Strategy and How To Utilize LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter For Business & Profit. I have also authored E-Books on Article writing, Blogging For Profit, Search Engine Optimization, and List Building. techniques. - Learn More

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Event Sponsor

Damaris Lopez with Hombridge

Homebridge

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

Topics: Education

The Residential Purchase Agreement is not the only form changing.

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Dec 3, 2021 11:00:00 AM

The Residential Purchase Agreement is not the only form changing on December 14th!
91 additional forms will be revised, but only a handful have substantial changes.

Join Broker Nikki Coppa to see what else is new on the SPQ, SCO, BCO, SMCO, RR, RRRR, NBP, NSP, AEA, CC, and a few more.

Tuesday, December 21st
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Offered via ZOOM
Zoom REGISTRATION
 
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A presentation of Nikki Coppa's RPA Training Class recording. Nikki highlights the most important changes of the NEW RPA.

Wednesday, December 21st
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Offered via ZOOM
Zoom Registration

*This was recorded prior to the release of the RPA and there were changes made that are not reflected in this recording.
 
 
Sample RPA                             Sample RPA
                         Sample RPA                 Presentation Slides                  

Sample RPA
Q&A from RPA Classes

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These are FREE classes for all REALTORS®
*This class does not count toward CE credit.

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Instructor: Nikki Coppa

   â€˘ 2016 Chair of the Standard Forms Advisory Committee for CAR
   â€˘ 2020 Vice-Chair of C.A.R. Defense Strategy Advisory Committee
   â€˘ 2020 Chair of N.A.R. Risk Management Issues Committee
 

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Topics: Education

Need Help with the Ideal gift this season? Elf Mike will help!

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Dec 1, 2021 1:30:00 PM

Need gift ideas for your fellow
REALTORS®, Broker, Vendors, Coworkers?The Perfect Gift - Lunch and Learn
Whether it be Hardware, Software, Gadgets, or Subscriptions, learn about great gifts that will bring happiness to recipients all year long.

Wednesday, December 15th
11:30am - 12:30pm

      REGISTER      

Or Call: 619-421-7811

This is an in-person class.

PSAR East Service Center
1150 Broadway, El Cajon, CA 92021
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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. Workshops are open to all REALTORS® and Affiliated Members. This event is free of charge.

Topics: Education

Still, need to complete your Ethics Requirement?

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Nov 26, 2021 2:00:00 AM

Members who have not completed ethics training were INACTIVATED and lost access to ALL Realtor Services due to non-compliance with NAR Policy.

Service will not be reinstated until 2.5 hours of Ethics Training is completed.  It could take up to 24 hours to reinstate Zipforms access.

Comply with the NAR mandate by taking this 2.5 hour online course.

 

       REGISTER       


This online course is offered by NAR and may be completed at the member's pace. The course is free and a paid CE option is available.
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If the ethics requirement was completed through any other method, please send a certificate or proof of completion to education@psar.org and be sure it includes the name, NRDS ID#, and the date that the ethics course was completed.

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

  • Still not sure if the NAR Ethics requirement has been met? Email education@psar.org, PSAR Staff will verify this information for PSAR members. 
  • Age or Honorary Membership is not an exemption.
  • This class does not qualify for continuing education credits for license renewals.
  • For more information click here

Topics: Education

How will you sort this out? - New Waste Disposal REQUIREMENTS

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Nov 19, 2021 1:35:34 PM

REGISTER IN-PERSON                    REGISTER ZOOM  

 

How will we sort out Organic Waste

Chula Vista homeowners will be required to sort their own trash. These new rules will be coming to all cities in California.  The city staff will explain how it will work.   Understand the program and how it will be rolled out.

Speaker: Manuel Medrano, Environmental Services Manager from the Economic Development Department – Office of Sustainability 

Monday, December 6th
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Join Us
In-Person at PSAR South Office or on Zoom
(880 Canarios Ct. Chula Vista, CA 91910)

REGISTER IN-PERSON                    REGISTER ZOOM  

Manuel will be discussing:

City of Chula Vista
  • Upcoming State-mandated Food/Organic Waste collection program for Chula Vista multi-family properties and how it may impact your operations.
  • Elements of the regulation that require property management involvement beyond simply contracting new collection services
  • How this regulation differs from current commercial recycling laws and the local enforcement requirements
  • Education resources available

Regulation Information that you should know

Chula Vista New food & Yard Waste Collection

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

Topics: Education

Avoid Court - disclosure aspects of the new RPA - Robert Brand

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Nov 8, 2021 6:45:00 AM

CALIFORNIA'S #1 PROVIDER OF PROPERTY CONDITION DISCLOSURE TRAINING!Staying out of Court with Robert Brand

Robert Brand is back with his latest presentation in this exclusive seminar. Whether you’ve had the pleasure of attending his previous seminars “Staying Out of Court”, or looking to expand your knowledge to expertly avoid time in court then you don’t want to miss this engaging seminar!

Robert Brand is back with his latest presentation in this exclusive seminar. Content has been updated to address disclosure aspects of the 12/21 RPA form, as well as expected lawsuits trends for 2022.

Topics will be:

• Quick review TDS/AVID 
• Limiting Lawsuits on social media
• Review on recent disclosure lawsuits
• New strategies for limiting litigation

 Robert Brand
robert_brand2-1Presenter of California's leading seminars on property condition disclosure strategies, Robert Brand is a high-content speaker with a unique ability to take what works in court and apply it to the real-world experiences of real estate professionals.

Mr. Brand was a licensed general contractor and has personally inspected thousands of residential properties. He now works as a litigation consultant, a contributing author to REALTOR magazine, and a speaker on effective disclosure techniques.

Multiple thousands of real estate agents have enjoyed his information!

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

      REGISTER       

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

Topics: Education