Tech Lunch and Learn - The Answer to Maximizing Traffic on Social Media

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

The Answer to Maximizing Traffic on Social Media

This is a Virtual Class.

Wednesday, June 29th
11:30am - 12:30pm

          Register Here          

Tech Lunch and Learn

Mike White, Chairman of the PSAR tech committee, will be teaching you how to attract more people into viewing your social media.

Social media is essential for your real estate business. If you're not one to believe that, look no further than the NAR Real Estate in a Digital Age Report. Get some insights into how you can do a better job of reaching your target clients via social media.

Topics:

  • Social media branding and best practices
    • Useful tools like CRMLS' Insight Social
  • How to push your listings out to social media using the MLS, Homesnap, Collabashare, etc.
  • How to use boosted Facebook ads and Target them to a specific audience

          Register Here          

Or Call: 619-421-7811


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

Grow Your Business with CRMLS Classes

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Jun 6, 2022 9:30:00 AM

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.

July 7 | 10:00 am

Register Here

CRMLS Systems and Products Overview

Are you taking advantage of the multitude of CRMLS user benefits you have close at
hand? Discover all that CRMLS offers to bolster your business. This presentation includes
a snapshot of each product and service that CRMLS offers to its users. Learn what each
offering is, how to access it, and how to reap all the advantages of CRMLS.

Benefits include:
• Support 7 days a week
• Education and training available in person (where permitted) and online
• 20+ state-of-the-art real estate products, many at no additional cost

July 13 | 10:00 am

Register Here

Paragon: Agent Essentials

In this course, we introduce you to the CRMLS Paragon features that are indispensable to
your real estate career. Whether you are a new real estate professional, getting back into
the business, or just need to reinforce your Paragon knowledge, this is the course for
you. You will learn search techniques, how to print and email listings, how to set up
client information in CRMLS Paragon, and much more.
 
This course includes:
• An in-depth look at Paragon’s home page
• Setting up your email signature, photos, and message
• How to create, save, print, and email basic property searches

July 26 | 10:00 am

Register Here

Connecting Through Collaboration Center

Learn how to connect with your clients through Paragon’s Collaboration Center. Set up
automatic notifications and invite your contacts to view real-time property information
on a mobile-friendly website that you control – no third-party agents, just your personal branding. This class will cover how to:

• Set up your Preferences and About Me pages
• Use Paragon Connect while on the go
• View your contacts’ saved searches, comments, and their Favorite and Rejected properties
• Reap the benefits of Agent Preview

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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 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

3rd Annual Global Council Forum

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Jun 3, 2022 10:36:00 AM
PSAR Global Real Estate Council

Thursday, June 30, 2022
11:00 am
       Register       
This is an In-Person Event at
PSAR South
880 Canarios Ct, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Add International Real Estate to your Portfolio.

Meet Builders, Brokers, & Agents from other countries.
Learn and earn as you network with international agents.
See what properties are available in other countries.
Build an International Referral Network to Increase Revenue.
Have Fun!

Global Council Forum • Free Food • Live Music

The forum - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.
Food and networking follow at 12:30 pm.
 
COST IS FREE - Registration is REQUIRED
       Register       

A message from the Global Council Chair

 

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See Highlights from the previous LIVE Event!

HubSpot Video

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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

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

Wake-Up YPN: Optimize your time. Optimize your seller's profits!

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

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Friday | April 22nd
10:00 am - 11:00 am
This is an in-person event at
The Kings Craft Coffee Co.
1455 Frazee Rd., San Diego 92108
Register Here

Come start your day with PSAR's YPN at this FREE networking event!

Martha Garcia with California Preferred Escrow is going to be our speaker, bringing the heat on their Optimal Closing Calendar and why it is so important in this market to get a pre-escrow when you take a listing! She'll also have some of the escrow officers there to introduce them.

The Kings Craft coffee was opened in 2016 by Cory Withrow, a former San Diego Charger. TKC is Poway's first specialty coffee shop serving single-origin coffees, European pastries, and hand-crafted roasted beans. And now they have a second location in Mission Valley. YPN is excited to host the Wake-up at this venue and hopefully bring some attention to a hidden gem that shouldn't be so hidden! (Tell your friends!)

Coffee/Tea and breakfast bites will be served.

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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

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:

 

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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 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