2022 PSAR REALTOR GAMES IV is on!

Posted by Kevin McElroy on May 20, 2022 3:00:00 PM

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Realtor Games IV!

Friday, June 24th, 2022
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Harry Griffen Park
9550 Milden St, La Mesa, CA 91942


Teams will once again be competing against one another for bragging rights,
The coveted trophy and most importantly... CHARITY!
Our charity this year is Home Start*

Home Start

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Teams are welcome and encouraged to bring their fans to
tailgate & cheer them to VICTORY!

Enjoy Games, Awards, Auction Items, Food, and Fun!  BYOC (Bring your own Cooler)!

We are retiring some of last year's games and adding some new challenges!

Sack Race
Jenga
Football Toss
Cornhole
LockBox Shot Put
Ultimate Realtor Relay

Team Check-in on June 24th at 11:00 am.
Tailgate/Realtor Appreciation starts at 12:00 pm.
Realtor Games begin at 1:00 pm sharp!
(Harry Griffen Park - 9550 Milden St, La Mesa, CA 91942)
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It All Starts with the...
PRE-COMPETITION HAPPY HOUR / REGISTRATION
Wednesday, June 22nd  5:00pm - 8:00pm 
Hooleys public House
Hooleys Public House
5500 Grossmont Center Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942

This was a great time last year - Food and Drink specials on hand.
You will also be picking up your t-shirts & turning in your waiver.
Bids on GREAT silent auction items can be placed as well.


Sign-up Your Team NOW!

We have space for 16 Teams but they are going fast!
A team consists of 5 people, with one alternate.
Teams must be coed, & 3 of the 5 and the alternate must be a licensed REALTOR®.
Come up with a GREAT team name, and sign up your team using the link below.

$300* PER TEAM (5 + alternate) at $50 per team member it's a deal!
The price includes Lunch and a collectible T-shirt for all 6 team members.

Sign-Up Your TEAM
Team Captains will receive an information email once they register and Pay.


Become a REALTOR® GAMES SPONSOR

We have great opportunities to sponsor the event and support a great charity.
We will have room for your pop-up and marketing materials along Sponsor Pit-Row.
(these will be Field Front, directly in front of the team gathering areas)
There is a limited number of sponsorships available. First Paid - First Served!

BECOME A SPONSOR

We are also looking for silent auction items. email Zoe Khetani


All are Welcome!!

Come Tailgate & Cheer on Your Team!
Enjoy the Fun, Laughs, Prizes, and Networking.
PLEASE RSVP if you are coming as a Spectator...

Attend as a Spectator
(food will be available for purchase at the Games)


Did We Mention the Silent Auction?

We have a great list of auction items that will be presented at Hooleys and the Games.

Items like.....

Field Level Padres Tickets
Dinner with chef Deborah Scott
2 Night getaway at the Ranch
Golf Lessons for a couple
Listing Photos
Dog Training Lesson

Lunch with Aloha Taylor
Therapeutic Massages
Beach / Movie / Coffee Baskets
Golf Lessons for an Individual
Cutco Chef's Knife
Employment Law consult

The auction will end at the end at 2:00 pm and winners announced at the end of the Games.
(Payment via cash/check/credit card will be accepted)


Thank You ~ to this year's SPONSORS

Title Sponsor
Phana Par - Caliber Home Loans

NixTermite       California Preferred Escrow

Morrison Plus          Prime Lending

foundation escrow             GG Homes

   Ticor Title         Aftermath Extermination

First American Home Warranty        RanchoTed

Gorilla Movers Logo            RecreateRE 

      Go Solar with DRÉ                     Valerie Gardner   

RWM Loans                InsightPhotos    


Here is the FUN we had in 2021

HubSpot Video

 

Home Start

*Funds raised from the Realtor Games will support these youth and set them up on a path to self-sufficiency.  Your funds will help provide the security deposits, titrated rental assistance, bus transportation passes, gas cards, and grocery or department store gift cards expenses not covered by government funding to help the youth stay housed, make ends meet, travel to work or school, have fresh food, etc. Ultimately you will help them break free from the cycles of homelessness, abuse, poverty, and neglect.

For 50 years, Home Start staff have served on the front lines in the battle to protect vulnerable children from abuse by strengthening families and their communities.  To effectively prevent and treat child abuse, they address conditions that put children in risky or abusive situations such as homelessness, hunger, poverty, unsafe neighborhoods, lack of safe/affordable housing, & unemployment. They also focus on individual self-sufficiency and emotional needs to break the cycle of families remaining in poverty or abusive situations.

In any given year, the families, youth, and children Home Start serves are on the brink of crisis or just recovering from extremely challenging circumstances.  The added stressors caused by the impact of COVID-19, including the housing crisis, increased domestic violence, and inflation, has been particularly devastating for the low-income families in their care.

Topics: YPN, Events

It's time to put on your red shoes

Posted by Kevin McElroy on May 15, 2022 4:23:00 PM

Volunteers needed!!
T-shirts will be provided for anyone who participates.
We need Names and shirt sizes by Thursday, May 19th.
To Volunteer please call Merrie Espina at 619-274-6395

PSAR supports Red Shoe Day

Join team PSAR as we help keep parents near their hospitalized children. PSAR will join volunteers in a fundraising effort to make this happen

The drive has started and will run until June 2nd, 2022

        Donate Now        


On June 2nd (6:30 - 9:30 AM) the PSAR Volunteers will be manning two
street corners in South County.

Eastlake Pkwy & Otay Lakes Road
and
H Street & Otay Lakes Road   

Please donate online or stop by the intersection and
support the cause.

Team PSAR participates in the Red Shoe Day initiative to raise money for San Diego's Ronald McDonald House. Invite friends and family to join you in making a difference in the lives of families with hospitalized children during this stressful time. 

Red Shoe Day is the largest community fundraiser for San Diego's Ronald McDonald House. Let's pull together at intersections to raise money to provide a "home away from home" for families as they care for their hospitalized children. 

Let’s show our community how PSAR members work together to make this great event a huge success!

See pictures from the past - HERE-

Get Ready for Red Shoe Day on June 2nd, 2022!
Follow the PSAR's Red Shoe Day to see who is registering and making donations!

Ronald McDonald Charites

 

Topics: Events

NAR Green Designation at NO COST + 16 Hours CE credit

Posted by Kevin McElroy on May 12, 2022 10:30:00 AM


What a Deal! Free Education Credit & a NAR Green Designation
NAR Green Designation Training

Gain a competitive advantage and learn how to become your clients’ 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®.

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
Tuesday, June 14th | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

NAR Green Day 2:

Representing Buyers and Sellers of Resource-Efficient Homes
Wednesday, June 15th | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Expand Your Knowledge - And Your Client Base

Strengthen your knowledge of green real estate and help your clients:

  • 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
  • You’ll also learn how to market green and grow your business to attract new customers.
  • 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 consider 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 trainings 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

Broker Breakfast- River Walk

Posted by Richard D'Ascoli on May 11, 2022 5:30:00 PM

                             Register Here                            

Brokers' Risk Management - May 20, 2022

The Broker Breakfast is back IN PERSON!

Start the day with breakfast, and networking with fellow brokers. Find out what’s trending at CAR, NAR, CRMLS, and in San Diego County.

Brokers Nikki Coppa and Rick Hagen, plus Attorney Fred Pfister from White & Bright will provide commentary on brokerage experiences in the courts and in their offices. This is great peer-to-peer info you won't find anywhere else!

Here are some of the topics you can expect to be covered:

  • Pending forms changes
  • ADU disclosure challenges and best practices
  • Post-COVID market experiences
  • Local and state landlord-tenant issues and transactional sales.
  • Legal defense strategies
  • MLS issues and functionality updates
  • PSAR CEO update and unique perspective
  • Broker Roundtable with Q&A

Friday, May 20th from 9:00 am - 10:30 am 
Riverwalk Golf Club

1150 Fashion Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92108

                             Register Here                            

Pre-registration is requested.  Breakfast will be served
Limited Seating.

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Save the Date for Future Broker Breakfast

October 21st, 2022, 9:00 am

Topics: Education, Brokers/Managers, Leadership

It's Time for Hip-Hop Bingo! Not your Grandma's Bingo

Posted by Kevin McElroy on May 6, 2022 4:10:20 PM

YPN Hip-Hop Bingo
Thursday | May 26th
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
This is an in-person event at
Novo Brazil Restaurant and Brewery
2015 Birch Road #1017, Chula Vista, CA 91915
Registration Sold Out
We are sold out of Bingo Cards but you can still come to listen to the music and have some fun!! It will only be $20 at the door.

Tickets will include food, 1 free drink, and your hip hop bingo sheets.

Come join the fun with PSAR's YPN at Novo Brewery in Otay Ranch for Hip Hop Bingo. This isn’t your grandma’s bingo! Presenting Hip-Hop from the 80s to the present. (Beastie Boys -> Migos)!

How it works: We will have a DJ spinning live hip-hop music! Each bingo square on your sheet will have a title of a song. Mark your card when you hear the DJ play it. We have awesome prizes for the bingo winners! 

There will be plenty of parking and our event will be separate from the general public.

Tickets are limited! REGISTER NOW!

This is YOUR Professional Network

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Thank You to our Annual Sponsors

California Preferred Escrow

Rancho Ted Real Estate lending                     Synergy One Lending

Aftermath Exterminating Logo           Morrison Plus Property Inspections

Topics: Education, YPN

Everything you need to know about VA & FHA loans assumption.

Posted by Kevin McElroy on May 6, 2022 1:18:56 PM

VA and FHA Loans

  • Let's All Assume! That 2.5% Rate!
  • Did you know that VA & FHA loans are assumable?
  • We will go over everything you, your buyers & sellers need to know about assuming government loans
  • Rising Interest Rate makes Assumption possible for Buyers and Sellers!
  • Sellers get the price and Buyers get the payment!


Tuesday | May 17th
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lunch and Learn*

       REGISTER HERE       


This is an in-person event at the PSAR South County Office
880 Canarios Ct. Chula Vista, CA 91910


*For catering consideration, please register in advance!
Instructors: Yvonne Cromer & Phana Par

FREE to PSAR & NSDCAR Members

Lunch Provided by 
Phana Par - Caliber Home Loans

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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 profession in San Diego County. Workshops are open to all REALTORS® and Affiliated Members. This event is free of charge.

Topics: Education

The Law and the RPA - Legal Seminar with Gov Hutchinson

Posted by Kevin McElroy on May 5, 2022 4:41:27 PM

RPA Legal Webinar with Gov Hutchinson

This seminar will be a legal review of all of the major changes to the RPA as well as common questions about the form.

Monday, May 16th, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Via Zoom

Register Here

Gov Hutchinson Gov Hutchinson

Assistant General Counsel/Vice President, California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.), Gov Hutchinson has been with C.A.R. since 1985 and manages its Member Legal Services Program in Los Angeles.

Gov advises REALTORS® through the "Hotline" on all aspects of real estate law and trains and supervises other "Hotline" attorneys.

Gov received his Bachelor's Degree in History from Princeton University and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania.

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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

Make some Room - PSAR Free Shredding and Recycle Event

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Mar 31, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Bring your clients To PSAR for FREE  Shredding Event!
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 it's easy to do the right thing while
you make some room

Thursday | April 28th | 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 a Drive-up and Drop-off protocolPlease 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 on the day of 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                              Marcco Flood Restoration

 

aftermath extermination                          360 Home Inspections

 

Alliance Escrow Inc                          Minuteman Press

Worldwide Credit Corporation

 

Topics: Education

You use zipForm® - Now use it more efficiently!

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Mar 29, 2022 10:00:00 AM

You use zipForm® every day...but do you use all the features that will make your transaction life easier?

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This is a hands-on class so be ready with your laptops with access to zipForm®.

Lunch will be provided after the class by:
360 Home Inspections
858-707-7066    |    360homeinspectionsd@gmail.com

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This class is great for both new and experienced agents. DON'T MISS IT!

Thursday, April 21st

10:30 am - 11:30 am

This is an in-person event

At the PSAR South County Office

880 Canarios Ct. Chula Vista, CA 91910

Register Here

 

Instructor Jan Farley will go over the following:

  1. Maximize zipForm Plus and complete contracts and manage transactions more efficiently.
  2. Practice on the new and updated interface along with new tools designed to save time and protect you from mistakes.
  3. Discover features such as templates, MLS Connect, photos, adding non-C.A.R. documents to your transaction, clause manager, and more...
  4. Q & A session
Jan Farley - zipForm Trainer

Instructor: Jan Farley 
2018 PSAR President
Certified zipForm® Trainer

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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

Spring Forward with Steven Thomas's San Diego Housing Update

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Mar 16, 2022 10:42:15 AM

San Diego County Spring Housing Update with Steven Thomas

Thursday | March 31, 2022
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
In-Person event at our PSAR East County Office
1150 Broadway, El Cajon, CA 92021

Register

 

Wednesday | April 6, 2022
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
In-Person event at our PSAR South County Office
880 Canarios Ct. #100, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Register

 

Steven Thomas will talk about:

  • Inventory Crisis
  • Where are rates headed?
  • Forbearance and Foreclosures
  • Will the market crash?
  • Buyers and Affordability

Steven Thomas
Bringing his Quantitative Economics and Decision Sciences background coupled with
his years of experience in the real estate field as a REALTOR®, broker, and executive of a multi-office real estate franchise to bear, Steven Thomas delivers a report that encapsulates the status of the current real estate market.

 

Steven has been quoted by:

Steven Thomas reports on various news feeds

Topics: Events, Market Information, Industry