staying out of Court with Robert Brand

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Jan 24, 2024 7:00:00 AM

Robert Brand is returning for 2024!Staying Out of Court with Robert Brand

Attend this program, led by Robert Brand, to learn essential strategies for avoiding legal issues in real estate. Whether you are experienced or new to the industry, this session provides valuable insights for all.

Gain critical knowledge on circumventing courtroom challenges. Beneficial for both past attendees of 'Staying Out of Court' and first-time participants, the class delivers crucial tips for protecting real estate endeavors.

Going beyond teaching basic information, this class equips attendees with the skills to identify and avoid legal pitfalls. 

Wednesday, February 7, 2024
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
via  zoom Logo

Register now!

Robert will cover the following:

⚖️🌊 Protecting against lawsuits during a changing market - a review of how shifting markets can increase risks like misrepresentation, with an outline of best practices for mitigating those risks.

📝✅The most effective AVID strategies to reduce litigation potential - an explanation of the key principles in avoiding, informing, and documenting to reduce liability in real estate transactions. 

🏡👨‍💻How to decrease liability when using social media - guidelines for properly leveraging social media to market listings without increasing legal risks.

❓📋Answers to the 5 most frequently asked disclosure questions - comprehensive answers to the top 5 disclosure questions agents face designed to limit disclosure-related liability. 

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Robert BrandRobert Brand, renowned for leading California's top seminars on property condition disclosure strategies, is a speaker known for his practical approach. He expertly translates courtroom strategies into real-world applications for real estate professionals. Formerly a licensed general contractor, Brand has conducted personal inspections of thousands of residential properties. His current roles include working as a litigation consultant, contributing to REALTOR magazine, and speaking about effective disclosure techniques. His presentations have been well-received by thousands of real estate agents, who have benefited from his insights.
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PSAR's mission is to empower real estate professionals.

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.

 

Topics: Education

PSAR REAL Awards

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Jan 22, 2024 8:15:00 AM

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​A night to celebrate REAL ESTATE professionals for their ACHIEVEMENTS
and LEADERSHIP, brought to you by the
Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS®.

TICKETS AND INFORMATION
THERE IS AN EARLYBIRD TICKET SPECIAL of $125/ticket*

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The 2024 REAL Awards Celebration will be held at:

Sycuan Casio Resort
Heritage Events Center
5469 Casino Way, El Cajon, CA 92019

● Black & White Cocktail Attire ●

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We have...
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To Sponsor please make your selection from the file below and submit your payment information.
(The file is continually updated with availability)

SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES
(Earlybird specials available until February 2nd)

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Check out Last Year's 2023 REAL Awards

Thank you to this Year's REAL Awards Sponsors

Title Sponsor
Phana Par Group


Major Sponsor

CRMLS


Happy Hour Sponsors

Sentrilock
                         C21 Affiliated


Cigar Lounge Sponsor

PSAR YPN


Wine Sponsors

Gillz Building Services Inc
                Aftermath Exterminating Inc


Supporting Sponsors

NavyFederal_RealEstateLending
             Guild Mortgage


Contributing Sponsors
Morrison Plus Property Inspections
          The Qwikfix        Liberty Driving & Traffic

 Valerie Gardner Insurance           Sam Calvano Home Loans             REAL Broker

Metro South San Diego Real Producers Magazine                               San Diego Realty Gals

Insight Photos               Elizabeth Ireland Photography

 

Topics: Announcements, Industry

Navigating the Industry Changes and Beyond: Gov Hutchinson Live!

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Jan 9, 2024 12:00:00 AM

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NEW LAWS, IMPACTS and STRATEGIES FOR 2024: What Realtors® Need to Know

Entering the new year, the real estate industry is gearing up for important changes in laws and regulations. The Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors (PSAR) wants Realtors® to be informed of these changes so they are able to adjust business practices accordingly. To that end, PSAR has scheduled a legal update event featuring a presentation by Gov Hutchinson, who serves as the Assistant General Counsel/Vice President of the California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.).

Gov Hutchinson will cover a range of key topics, from navigating new regulations to understanding the impacts of those regulations on Realtor® business transactions 

Keep current and able to comply with the latest legal requirements to serve clients better and safeguard their interests while navigating the changing real estate industry landscape.

Tuesday | January 23rd, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Live in the East Service Center
1150 Broadway, El Cajon, CA 92021

Register today and prepare for success in 2024.

  PSAR Member           Non PSAR Member  
     Members: $10                                        Non-Members:$20  

Gov Hutchinson Gov Hutchinson

With a membership dating back to 1985, Gov Hutchinson has been an invaluable asset to the California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.). As the overseer of the Member Legal Services Program in Los Angeles, he is dedicated to providing expert guidance to Realtors® through the "Hotline," offering advice on various aspects of real estate law. Moreover, his role extends beyond consultation, as he plays a vital part in training and supervising other attorneys who handle inquiries on the "Hotline."

Gov's impressive educational background includes a Bachelor's Degree in History from Princeton University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. This combination of academic achievement and extensive experience in the field makes him an exceptional resource for Realtors® seeking legal assistance.

 

Lunch Provided by our Class Sponsor: 

Sean Simon

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PSAR's Mission is to empower Real Estate Professionals

Since 1928, the Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS® has played a significant role in the history, growth, and development of the Real Estate industry in San Diego County.

Topics: Education

Network with industry leaders and discover the path to becoming one yourself!

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Dec 20, 2023 2:45:00 PM

Cocktails and Committees

 Attend - COCKTAILS & COMMITTEES

Committees at PSAR

  • Affiliate
  • Your Professional Network
  • Charity
  • Committee Council
  • CRMLS Advisory
  • Finance
  • Global Council
  • Government Affairs
  • Grievance
  • Professional Standards
  • Technology
  • Good Neighbor


4th Annual Cocktails and Committees
Wednesday | January 17th
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

at buffalo widlwings Buffalo Wild Wings
1640 CAMINO DEL RIO N SUITE 1376, SAN DIEGO, CA 92108

     PLEASE RSVP HERE     

You will enjoy free delicious appetizers and two free drinks.
All PSAR members plus all REALTORS® in San Diego County, regardless of association membership, are invited to attend Committees and Cocktails.

 

SPONSORS:

MAC Printing                California-bank-trust-logo


West Ivy Home Inspections                           All in Lending

 

Topics: Industry

THE BUYER Representation AGREEMENT is the realtor's ticket to securing a client

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Dec 19, 2023 10:00:00 AM

 

Buyer Broker Agreement

The Buyer Representation Agreement is a vital tool for educating potential clients that their best interests are served when they work with a REALTOR®.

Tuesday | January 16th
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Live in the South Service Center
880 Canarios Ct., Chula Vista, CA 91910

          Register Here          

Topics:

  • How to earn the right to represent a client and be compensated
  • Setting yourself against your competition
  • Benefits of both Buyer and Agent understanding their responsibilities and setting expectations
  • Avoiding procuring causes disputes and using forms for protection
  • Legally enforceable representation agreements
  • In 2024, a Buyer's right to know your compensation

 

Lupe SotoAbout the Instructor:

Lupe Soto brings a wealth of experience from nearly every aspect of real estate. She has been the recipient of the Realtor of the Year Award 2 times, Manager of the Year 3 times, the Board Instructor Award, the Service Award, and was selected by CAR as one of the most influential, knowledgeable, and successful Latina businesswomen. In addition, she conducts extensive volunteer work.

  • M.S. Degree, Science of Education, University of Southern California
  • B.A. Degree, University of Southern California - Magna Cum Laude Graduate
  • Standard Forms Advisory Committee, Consumer Protection Committee, Membership Committee
  • Regional Representative, Education, Educational Services Committee,  Residential Education Sub-Committee
  • Vice Chair of Standard Forms Advisory Committee
  • Multiple Listing Service Committee, Educational Services Committee

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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

Avoid Probate Sales issues and streamline Living Trusts and Wills

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Dec 18, 2023 7:00:00 AM

Avoid Cumbersome Probate Sales, Understand Living Trusts and Wills

Probate can be lengthy, indiscreet, and expensive. A Realtor® who invests the time in learning the ins and outs of the probate process will deliver added value to clients and enhance his or her professional standing in the Real Estate community. 

The upcoming Probate Sales and Living Trusts class will impart valuable insights into the legal documents and identify strategies to make the probate process faster and easier for Realtors® and their clients.

Guest speaker Dawn Allenby will discuss estate planning intricacies, including living trusts and crucial clauses. Discover how trusts offer advantages over wills and tactics to protect what's rightfully yours and your clients. Learn how to avoid common pitfalls to ensure your client's wishes are fulfilled as intended.

This class is a fountain of knowledge for homeowners, home-buyers, and the Realtors® who service them.  Register now!

Wednesday | January 10th
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Live in the East Service Center
1150 Broadway, El Cajon, CA 92021

Lunch will be provided

Register Here


The knowledge takeaways from this class:

✅ How to read living trusts and spot key clauses

✅ Who’s who: Understanding roles like trustees and signing authority 

✅ Probate process 101 and how proper planning helps avoid it

✅ Benefits of trusts over a will by itself

✅ Tactics like joint accounts, asset transfers, and trusts to protect your legacy assets

✅ Common and unforeseen pitfalls that can sabotage plans

  

Dawn Allenby

Speaker:

Dawn Allenby is an experienced estate planning and asset protection attorney in San Diego. She specializes in creating comprehensive estate plans and asset protection strategies for individuals, families, and businesses. With nearly two decades of legal experience, Ms. Allenby helps clients prepare estate planning documents such as living trusts, wills, powers of attorney, and healthcare directives. She also serves as a consultant for real estate companies and is actively involved in educating groups on estate planning. Ms. Allenby holds a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law and is a member of prestigious legal associations, including the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.

 

Event Sponsor

Class Sponsor: Michael Fossler w/ Mutual of Omaha Mortage

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PSAR's mission is to empower real estate professionals.

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.

Topics: Education

Work Smarter - Tips & Tricks using Zipforms - Improve Your Contracting

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Nov 22, 2023 9:00:00 AM

Work Smarter - Tips & Tricks using Zipforms

Revolutionize the way you handle contracts and manage transactions!

Wednesday | December 6th
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

This is a live zoom Logo class

Register

Join Mike White (PSAR Technology Chair) and Jan Farley as they discuss how to work smarter and more productively with ZipForms. Our expert speakers will discuss the following:
  1. Efficient Contract Completion: Discover tips and tricks to swiftly complete contracts and manage transactions with ease. Say goodbye to time-consuming processes and hello to a streamlined workflow.

  2. Mistake Avoidance Through Practice: Learn by doing! Navigate the updated interface and new tools through hands-on practice sessions. Avoid common pitfalls and ensure error-free transactions every time.

  3. Transforming ZipForms Plus into Your Productivity Ally: Discover the full potential of ZipForms Plus as your ultimate real estate productivity tool. Supercharge your daily operations with document management and task organization knowledge.

  4. Navigating the New Forms Editor: Don't let the new forms editor intimidate you. We'll guide you step-by-step, ensuring you can navigate it with confidence.

A day of learning, practice, and transformation. Elevate your real estate game by mastering ZipForms Plus – your key to efficient, mistake-free transactions.

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PSAR's mission is to empower real estate professionals.

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.

 

Topics: Education

Understand The Purchase and Listing Agreement Revisions.

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Nov 7, 2023 2:00:00 PM

Learn the latest revisions C.A.R. has made to their forms

🔥 Attention PSAR REALTORS®! This is the C.A.R. Forms training event that you will not want to miss!

Prepare yourself for an exclusive and indispensable update on the newest revisions to C.A.R. Forms! This comprehensive discussion will give you access to the vital updates that can completely transform your business.

Gain an early glimpse at the changes that will be accessible in ZipForms during the week of December 18th.

Included in the coverage are vital Leasing Form changes, plus revisions to Purchase and Listing Agreements.

🌟 Here are the powerful takeaways from this event:

  • On the cutting edge of form changes.
  • How these changes impact your business.
  • Ins and outs of compliance and protecting your clients.
  • Networking opportunity with fellow PSAR REALTORS®.

🚫 Don't Risk Falling Behind. Learn the form changes and revisions coming this December!

Participating in this event will supercharge your real estate success through year's end and on into 2024!

Wednesday | December 13th, 2023
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Live in the East Service Center
1150 Broadway, El Cajon, CA 92021

         Members Register Here        Non-members Register Here

                                FREE for PSAR Members   |   $20 for Non-Members

 

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About the speaker:

Esteemed broker Nikki Coppa, a former Chair and 2024 Vice Chair of the Standard Forms Advisory Committee for C.A.R., brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to share in this class. She has a depth of knowledge of the industry's regulations and best practices.

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PSAR's mission is to empower real estate professionals.

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.

Topics: Education

A view into the housing market future with Steven Thomas

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Oct 26, 2023 9:15:00 AM

Housing Update with Steven Thomas

The mystery will be unraveled when you attend renowned expert Steven Thomas' highly anticipated San Diego Market Perspective. You will gain critical insights into the ever-evolving San Diego housing market from Steven's captivating and in-depth analysis. The knowledge you will glean from his 2024 outlook will equip you to not only stay competitive but to be among the market leaders.

Don't miss out on this chance to crack open next year's housing fortunes!

Wednesday | November 8th, 2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Live in the East Service Center
1150 Broadway, El Cajon, CA 92021

Register Here

Steven Thomas answers these key questions:

  • Where are home values headed?
  • When will rates drop and affordability increase?
  • How soon will more homes come on the market?
  • Will the market slow further or even crash?
  • Are more foreclosures on the horizon?
  • Can buyers gain the upper hand?

Steven Thomas

 

Leveraging his expertise in Quantitative Economics and Decision Sciences, coupled with his extensive background as a REALTOR®, broker, and executive of a multi-office real estate franchise, Steven Thomas delivers a comprehensive report that encapsulates the state of the current, and future, real estate market.

 

Steven has been quoted by:

Steven Thomas reports on news feeds

Topics: Events, Market Information, Industry

A deep dive into the RLA and the related actions that surround it

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Oct 23, 2023 9:00:00 AM

Understanding the RLA with Nikki Coppa

 

Constructing an effective Residential Listing Agreement (RLA) means adopting a strategy that aligns with today's market realities. REALTORS® must have a solid understanding of recent functional changes in the RLA in order to set expectations for both sellers and buyers. 

Expert speaker Nikki Coppa will address the following key topics:

  • Leveling of expectations - Setting clear expectations with sellers based on an understanding of the functional changes in the current listing agreement document.
  • Developing confidence - Contingencies and the use of forms that allow you to create them with relative ease. 
  • Avoiding post-closing disputes - Best approaches to explaining California disclosure law to your sellers and their buyers.

This class is FREE for PSAR Members!

Wednesday | November 1st, 2023
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Live in the East County Office
1150 Broadway, El Cajon, CA 92021

Members Register Here      Non-members Register Here

Free for PSAR Members | $20 for non-PSAR members

Nikki Coppa


Esteemed broker Nikki Coppa, a former Chair and 2024 Vice Chair of the Standard Forms Advisory Committee for C.A.R., brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to share in this class. She has a deep understanding of the industry's regulations and best practices.

 

Class Sponsor
Eric Gillman with Sharp Retention

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PSAR's Mission is to empower Real Estate Professionals

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