Exclusive! Lead Renovator Initial Certification Class

Posted by Kevin McElroy on May 20, 2024 9:00:00 AM

EXCLUSIVE! LEAD RENOVATOR INITIAL CERTIFICATION CLASS

Stay out of court, and ensure that your contractors, maintenance people, and property managers, are lead-certified! 

Protect your clients, your firm, your workers, and yourself. This course is rarely offered in central, east, and south San Diego County.

A premier concern for property managers is ensuring the safety of tenants and maintaining compliance with regulations governing building renovation and repair. For those who oversee renovations, repairs, or painting in pre-1978 housing, obtaining certification in lead-safe practices under the EPA's Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule is essential.

Lead exposure, particularly for children, can have serious health consequences. This certification class provides training on using lead-safe practices during renovations to prevent lead poisoning from dust, paint chips, or contaminated soil. Thorough knowledge of the RPR rule will enable renovators to protect tenants and prevent businesses from incurring penalties of up to $37,500 per daily violation. This course covers all EPA requirements for achieving Certified Renovator status. Click here to learn more. 

Courses have limited space. Register now!

June 11th, 2024
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Register Here and be a Certified Lead Renovator!
Cost: $165*

*Course Includes:

  • 8 hours of classroom training led by EPA-approved principal instructors
  • Hands-on training to simulate real-world experience
  • All necessary supplies and materials
  • A comprehensive electronic student manual to take with and access at any time
  • A digital course completion certificate for paperless record keeping, including your unique EPA identification number
  • and Lunch!

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About the training provider: 

Zota Pro - Real Training for Real PeopleZOTA Professional Training was founded in 2004 to provide compliance and training services to organizations of all sizes. Today ZOTA is a family business with 3 full-time employees and a network of instructors providing training across the United States. We at ZOTA strive to be the industry leader in providing professional accreditation to the workforce of the United States.

Real Training for Real People: ZOTA’s mission is to provide every student with a high-quality education experience that is relevant and meaningful.

Topics: Education

Juneteenth Celebration

Posted by Kevin McElroy on May 14, 2024 12:32:17 PM

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Honoring Progress, Inspiring Change - celebrate Juneteenth through education, leadership, and community partnerships.

FUN ~ FOOD ~ SPEAKERS ~ DANCE ~ EDUCATION ~ MUSIC ~ COMRADERY

Collaborating with valued community partners, PSAR proudly joins forces with local organizations that share the same dedication to diversity and inclusion. Together, we will amplify our message to promote Juneteenth's significance and advocate for unity against racism and injustice in all its forms.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Thekima Mayasa ~ Professor of Black Studies at San Diego Mesa College & Co-Chair of the California Community College Ethnic Studies Faculty Council

Facilitator & Guest Speaker: Shane Harris ~ National Civil Rights Activist and Founder of the People's Association of Justice Advocates

Praise Dancers ~ Food (Creole, Jamaican & Soul) ~ Afrocentric Dancers ~ Vendors

The first 50 people to Register will get a gift bag and commemorative t-shirt!

Wednesday | June 19, 2024
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
PSAR East Service Center

Register Here

Early Bird Registration $10 ($15 after June 5th)
Please, no children under 10yrs

Sponsored By 

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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

Fair Housing and Disability Protection

Posted by Kevin McElroy on May 13, 2024 9:00:00 AM

Fair Housing and Disability Protections

Know the fair housing principles for today's market and advocate for fair housing for all!


This session will focus on fair housing laws and combating discrimination against individuals with disabilities. Participants will receive important insights into Federal and State Fair Housing Laws, protected classes, and prohibited acts. Learn about challenges faced by individuals with disabilities in the housing market, including reasonable modifications.

Understanding fair housing laws helps REALTORS® promote inclusivity and respect for all in the real estate industry. Enhance your professional reputation by learning about fair housing laws and applying that information to your business interactions.

Register now to secure your spot!

Tuesday | May 28th, 2024
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
PSAR East Service Center

Register Here

 

This Fair Housing Training is available to everyone. Get updated on the most current state and federal housing laws. Review your responsibilities. Enhance your professional stature.

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CSA San Diego CountyCSA San Diego County is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating fair housing discrimination by enforcing Fair Housing regulations. Through the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP), CSA also assists clients who have grounds to believe they are victims of housing discrimination by conducting investigations of these claims. CSA is committed to promoting and enforcing fair housing laws and equal housing opportunities for all.

Topics: Education

Spring Property Management Update

Posted by Kevin McElroy on May 8, 2024 9:00:00 AM

Property Management Update

Property managers in San Diego need to stay updated on the latest laws and regulations related to properties and rentals.

In a dynamic legal environment, property managers in San Diego must remain vigilant and keep current on the latest laws and regulations to protect their business interests, assure ethical practices, and provide quality services to their clients and tenants.

In property management, compliance with laws and regulations is a key to success.  Members involved in the property management business should definitely attend this forum.

Register now!

Register Here

Tuesday | May 28th, 2024
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Live in the East County Office
1150 Broadway, El Cajon, CA 92021
Light Snacks will be provided by our class sponsor

Topics of Interest Covered in This Meeting:

  • Rent Control Ballot Measure/Costa-Hawkins

  • Prop 13/Taxpayer Protection Act

  • Pending Rental Housing Bills

  • New Laws

Meet the panelists:

Peter Carlseen - Broker

Olivia Galvez - Director & Advisor, Southern California Rental Housing Association

Molly Kirkland - Director of Public Affairs, Southern California Rental Housing Association

Mark Scott - Broker, Past President of PSAR & CA Chapter of NARPM

Eric Sutton - Warwick & Sutton Properties

 

Event Sponsor:
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This forum is intended for the benefit of PSAR housing providers, members of the Southern California Rental Housing Association, and members of the National Association of Residential Property Managers.  We respect differences in opinions on any subject matter.

Out of respect to our guest speakers and other participants, we reserve the right to remove anyone from the meeting who is disruptive.

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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MANAGERS              Southern California Rental Housing Association

SDCRHA Provides a Robust Library of PM Forms Designed for the San Diego Area

Local Rental Forms

 

 

Topics: Education

Presenting and Reviewing Offers

Posted by Kevin McElroy on May 7, 2024 10:00:00 AM

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Enhance your presentation skills by leveraging the resources, tips, guidance on managing multiple offers, and direction on effectively structuring sheets offered in this class!

As a REALTOR®, effectively presenting and reviewing offers is a critical skill that can make or break a deal. When representing buyers or sellers, client interaction is an opportunity to showcase expertise and professionalism. In this class, attendees learn how to master the presentation and review of offers to achieve optimum agent/client success. 

Unfortunately, this class had to be rescheduled.
We will let you know when it will be.

Wednesday | May 22th
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Live in the South County Office
880 Canarios Ct, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Key takeaways from this session:

  • Resources available to you for crafting an extraordinary presentation

  • Key points to incorporate into a presentation

  • Managing multiple offers - in what order to present them

  • How to Structure the Seller's Net Sheet

 

Lupe SotoAbout the Instructor:

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

 


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

2-Day - Accredited Buyer's Representative. (ABR®) Course

Posted by Kevin McElroy on May 2, 2024 4:00:47 PM

Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) Designation Course

The Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) designation is tailored to real estate buyers' agents who focus on delivering high levels of service and expertise to buyer-clients during every stage of the home-buying process.

Buyer-agent capabilities with these core skills-- creating a buyer representation agreement, conducting a successful buyer consultation, and communicating your value to clients-- will be elevated to elite levels for those who achieve the ABR Designation.  

The ROI of the ABR Designation:

  • Real estate education elevates the skills and knowledge brought to bear when interacting with home buyers.
  • Ongoing specialized information, programs, and updates that keep you updated on the issues and trends facing home buyers.
  • Access to members-only publications, marketing tools, and resources.
  • Networking and referral opportunities.
  • Review the Course Outline (pdf)

This is a *FREE two-day class ( 8 hours each day)
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A $20 reservation fee will be refunded upon course completion.

May 30th and May 31st
9:00 am (Prompt) - 5:00 pm (each day)
Plan on arriving at 8:30
PSAR South County Office
(880 Canarios Court, Chula Vista, CA 91910)

Register for the TWO DAY ABR CLASS

The ABR® Designation is earned only by completing a series of achievement benchmarks, each demonstrating your superior skill set and advanced knowledge. To earn the ABR Designation a further elective class is required.  Your instructor will give details during the live class.  View all the ABR® Designation requirements.

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Tamara has developed and shared courses and keynote sessions with fellow REALTORS® on Leadership, Negotiation, Political Advocacy, and Relationship Selling. Tamara is a frequent guest emcee, speaker, and facilitator at state and national conferences, including C.A.R.’s WomanUP, Broker Conference, and REImagine; NAR’s NXT, and Leadership Summit.

Tamara earned her Master’s of Business Administration from Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business with a concentration in Leadership and Managing Organizational Change.
She firmly believes in continuous education - she holds 16 designations and instructs ABR, AHWD, CRB, SRS, RENE, and PSA to name a few.

Co-owner of Innovate Success Strategies, which offers consulting, training, and speaking to real estate organizations and individuals.

Industry roles include:

2025 President-Elect, California Association of REALTORS®
Graduate and Immediate Past Chair, Leadership Academy, National Association of REALTORS®
RPAC Hall of Fame in 2021
Inducted into the REBAC Hall of Fame in 2020
2014 President of the South Bay Association of REALTORS® 
2010 REALTOR® of the Year for her professionalism and commitment to the real estate industry at the South Bay Association of REALTORS® 
Federal Political Coordinator to Congressman Ted Lieu

Topics: Education

Get the Scoop from Industry Experts about Homeowner Insurance!

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Apr 25, 2024 9:00:00 AM

Get the Scoop from Industry Experts about Homeowner Insurance!

PSAR Government Affairs Committee is hosting an Insurance Information forum.  Get the industry inside scoop directly from the experts!

As natural disasters continue to impact California, securing homeowners insurance has become a challenge for many.  Make sure clients are fully aware of their options! PSAR Government Affairs Committee has assembled a panel of experts who will conduct an insightful discussion about navigating the current insurance landscape and proactively preparing homeowners to qualify for the best, most cost-effective coverage.

Are your clients:

  • Struggling to find homeowners insurance options?
  • Facing skyrocketing insurance premiums?
  • Unsure how insurance costs affect their loan qualifications?

Get the answers you need from the following experts:

  • Sharon Smith, California Department of Insurance
  • Brent Pascua & Shawn Gallegos, CAL FIRE
  • Maureen Moran, Maureen Moran Insurance & Real Estate
  • Bob Hillard, Farmers Insurance
  • Chris Jonsmyr, Field Representative for Assemblymember David Alvarez

Register now to attend this session covering one of the hottest topics in real estate!

Wednesday | May 29th, 2024
11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
PSAR East Service Center
1150 Broadway, El Cajon, CA 92021

Register Here

😁 Event Sponsors will be providing lunch:

       Fidelity National Home Warranty               RanchoTed

liveSmart Escrow         Aftermath Exterminating Inc   
           

 

Topics: Education, Announcements

Updates: Purchase, Listing, & Buyer Representation Agreement forms

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Apr 23, 2024 9:00:00 AM

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Changes abound as we adjust our practices to comply with the NAR settlement agreement!

Our existing listing and buyer representation agreements are undergoing a complete makeover! The revised versions and additional complimentary documents will be released in June.

  • We will dive into the new grid format in our Residential Listing Agreement, and the new Open House Buyer Representation forms.
  • Soon, a buyer’s agent will need to have a signed Buyer Representation Agreement prior to showing a property. Learn the form now so you will be ready when the rules change. We will also review the revised SPBB & CBC so you will know how to document Buyer Broker compensation.
  • We will also review the temporary listing and buyer representation modification forms so older agreements can be modified to reflect the newer practices in the field.

All new and revised forms scheduled to be released in June can be found here.

This Zoom-only class is offered to agents and brokers who are members of any REALTOR® association.

Friday | May 17th, 2024
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Nikki Coppa

 

Broker Nikki Coppa, the Vice-Chair of the C.A.R. Standard Forms Advisory Committee, is a C.A.R. Certified Forms Trainer who brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to this class. With roles as a Director for both C.A.R. and N.A.R., she offers a comprehensive understanding of industry 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

Fair Housing and National Origin:  is your knowledge up to date?

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Apr 19, 2024 9:00:00 AM

Fair Housing and National Origin

Know the fair housing principles for today's market and be an advocate of fair housing for all!

The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in the real estate market against protected classes, most of which may be familiar.  But are you aware that one such protected class is titled "national origin group"?  If not, you will definitely want to attend this class to update your knowledge and avoid a potential violation of the Fair Housing Act.

By understanding and embracing fair housing principles related to national origin, you will be better equiped to serve a more diverse client base, potentially increasing your business opportunities. 

A high level of professionalism and ethical conduct benefits everyone!

Register now!

Tuesday | May 21st, 2024

11:00 AM to 2:00 PMzoom Logo

Register Here

 

This Fair Housing Training is available to everyone. Get updated on the most current state and federal housing laws. Review your responsibilities. Enhance your professional stature.

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CSA San Diego CountyCSA San Diego County is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating fair housing discrimination by enforcing Fair Housing regulations. Through the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP), CSA also assists clients who have grounds to believe they are victims of housing discrimination by conducting investigations of these claims. CSA is committed to promoting and enforcing fair housing laws and equal housing opportunities for all.

Topics: Education

Grow Your Business with CRMLS Classes

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Apr 16, 2024 9:00:00 AM

Grow Your Business with CRMLS 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 small class sizes that are scheduled for PSAR Members. Becoming proficient with these tools can help you build your business.

April 22nd | 1:00 PM

Register

Realtors Property Resource

Generate a drip email report for all your clients with ePropertyWatch that’s loaded with relevant information about their homes and neighborhoods. 

Topics include: 

  • How to log into ePropertyWatch and customize your branding
  • How to import contacts and invite clients to start receiving ePropertyWatch reports
  • What data clients can view from an ePropertyWatch report

May 6th | 1:00 PM

Register

 

Paragon: CRS Tax

The MLS Tax Suite powered by CRS Data, a.k.a. CRS Tax, puts accurate tax and public record data for properties throughout California at your fingertips. This course is an intro to accessing sales history, tax, mortgage data, and more vital real estate information.

Topics include:

  • Profile setup and personalized branding in CRS Tax
  • Creating basic, map, and default searches
  • Searching for and farming foreclosure information
  • Generating CMAs with just a few clicks
  • …and more.

May 13th | 1:00 PM

Register

 

Paragon: CRS Tax Advanced

Get the most of out of CRS Tax and learn how to mine for more in-depth information for that extra competitive edge.

Topics include:

  • Advanced searches by map, criteria, and school layers
  • Power Prospecting through targeted marketing
  • Locating Assessor Maps
  • How to customize your CMA in CRS Tax
  • …and more.

May 20th | 1:00 PM

Register

 

Infosparks Market Statistics

InfoSparks’s accessible market statistics translate local geographical information and housing variables into easy-to-understand graphs and charts. This class covers how to use InfoSparks within all CRMLS MLS systems.

 

June 3rd | 1:00 PM

Register

 

CubiCasa

Floor plans are one of the most requested listing features, and CRMLS core product CubiCasa makes generating one easy. All it takes to get a custom floor plan is a few minutes and your smartphone.

Topics include:

  • Installing the CubiCasa app and account setup
  • Best practices for scanning
  • Floor plan options
  • Reviewing and managing orders
  • An overview of the CubiCasa site and app features
  • …and more.

June 17th | 1:00 PM

Register

 

Paragon: Managing Listings

Whether you’re a new agent or an old pro, listing in CRMLS Paragon is critical to your professional success. Learn basic and advanced tips for listing input, modification, and maintenance, plus improve your knowledge of the CRMLS Rules & Policies.

Topics include:

  • Using CRS Tax autofill to enter and maintain listings
  • Creating an Open House
  • How to enter Registered Listings
  • Coming Soon listings
  • Reverse Prospecting: see searches where your listing appeared
  • Best compliance practices and insights
  • …and more.

June 24th | 1:00 PM

Register

 

Showing Time for the MLS

Track and maximize your showings with ShowingTime, the online scheduling and management solution. With full MLS integration, online scheduling, 24/7 system access, and immediate appointment confirmation, you can maximize your showings and make them hassle-free.

Topics include:

  • Accessing ShowingTime from a desktop or mobile device
  • Setting up showing schedules for your listing and submitting a request as a buyer’s agent
  • Adding Showing Carts and Tours
  • Receiving and reviewing showing requests via email, call, and text
  • Confirming appointments and setting up Driving Directions
  • …and more.

Register for CRMLS Webinars Here

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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