It's time to put on your red shoes - May 22nd

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Apr 30, 2024 9:30:00 AM

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No family should be apart when their child is facing a medical crisis. Volunteer for the annual Red Shoe Day fundraiser benefiting San Diego's Ronald McDonald House.

PSAR Teams Up for Red Shoe Day 2024!

The Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS® (PSAR) is rallying its members to join the annual Red Shoe Day fundraiser benefiting San Diego's Ronald McDonald House.

PSAR has participated in Red Shoe Day for many years, and 2024 will be no exception. This is an opportunity for our realtor community to work together for an incredible cause. On Red Shoe Day, May 22nd, PSAR volunteers will be manning these three high-traffic intersections  from 7:00 am to 9:30 am:

  • Telegraph Canyon Road / Crest Drive
  • Eastlake Parkway / Otay Lakes Road
  • H Street / Otay Lakes Road

Volunteering Is Easy!

To register, click this link and select “Join Team”. You will then select +1 on Red Shoe Day Registration. Please fill out the necessary attendee information including t-shirt size and acknowledgment of the waiver. After you have registered, you will receive an automated email. Contact your Team Captain, Merrie Espina, for more information at: | 619-274-6395

You can also donate directly to the PSAR Team.  Your donation will help purchase life necessities for families—temporary lodging, meals, and daytime resources—so they can focus solely on being together and helping their children. Click here to donate.

Join other PSAR members in giving families the priceless gift of togetherness during one of life's most challenging times.

See pictures from the past HERE

Red Shoe Day with Merrie Espina

Follow the PSAR's Red Shoe Day to see who is registering and donating!

Ronald McDonald Charites

The Cause: Keeping Families Close
When a child is hospitalized, their loved ones become their strongest support system and ally in healing. Unfortunately, many families can't afford lodging near the hospital during this difficult time. Ronald McDonald House provides a "home away from home" so families can stay close to their sick children without enduring financial strain.


Topics: Events

2024 REALTOR® GAMES VI is on!

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Apr 29, 2024 10:46:00 AM



Friday, June 21st, 2024
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
NTC Park @
Liberty Station
2455 Cushing Rd, San Diego, CA 92106

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REALTOR® Games is back and whether you would like to sponsor or participate in the games, we would love for you to join us!  Up to 20 Teams will compete against one another for bragging rights, the coveted trophy, and most importantly... CHARITY!  Proceeds are donated to two charities: The Chicano Federation and the REALTORS® Relief Foundation.

The Chicano Federation           REATORS Relief Foundation


Participating Teams are encouraged to bring supporters to
cheer them on to victory!  Your team's fans could win the Entourage Award!

Download the flyer here:

Realtor Games Flyer

Enjoy Games, Awards, Food, and Fun! BYOC (Bring Your Own Cooler)!

Here are the games!

Sack Race
Football Toss
Challenge Puzzle
Championship Ultimate  Relay

Team Check-in is on June 21st at 10:00 a.m.
Opening ceremonies will begin at 11:00 a.m.
Games begin at 12:00 p.m. sharp!
(Liberty Station NTC Park - 2455 Cushing Rd, San Diego, CA 92106)

Sign Your Team Up NOW!

We have space for 20 Teams
A team consists of 5 people, with one alternate.
Teams must be co-ed, & 3 of the 5 and the alternate must be licensed REALTOR®s.
Create a GREAT team name, and sign your team up via the link below.

$250* PER TEAM (5 + alternate)-- at $50 per team member, it's a great deal!
*Includes lunch and a collectible T-shirt for all team members.

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


We have great opportunities for Affiliate members to sponsor and support great charities!

Plan to bring a 10x10 pop-up and marketing materials. You will have a spot on Sponsor Row!
(These will be Field Front, directly in front of the team gathering areas)
There are a limited number of sponsorships available. First Paid - First Reserved!


All are Welcome!

Come Tailgate & Cheer on Your Team!
Enjoy the Fun, Competition, and Networking opportunity.
PLEASE RSVP if you are attending as a spectator...
An Entourage Award will be given to the team with the most spectators / cheerleaders, so RSVP below if you plan to attend as one.

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

A Special Thank You to this Year's Sponsors!


 MCcarthy Transfer and Storage  MobileDumps

GoldenWest Management Inc.             College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving              Real Producers Magazine Metro South San Diego


MI-BOX Moving & Mobile Storage                    Valerie Gardner Insurance                 Forester Home Inspection


Bag Sponsor: Primetime Golf - Greg Lipper
Aqua Fresca Sponsor: California Preferred Escrow - Martha Garcia
Water & Ice Sponsor: West Ivy Home Inspections - Curtis Kelley
Sweet Treat Sponsor: LenderLauren - Lauren Melonas
Photography: Insight Photos Inc - Don Anderson
360 Booth Sponsor: New Venture Escrow - Tania Marks
DJ: Jeff Goodall - Goodall Group
National Anthem: Coreena Mulloy Beard

Annual PSAR YPN Sponsors: 

  All in Lending     Knight Termite & Pest control     Marina Vista Escrow    RanchoTed


Check out the FUN we had in 2022


Topics: YPN, Events


Posted by Kevin McElroy on Apr 10, 2024 10:00:00 AM

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Don't miss the upcoming Housing Market Update, where Steven Thomas will dive deep into the latest trends, forecasts, and opportunities in San Diego's residential real estate sector.  Steven will also deliver valuable insights and strategies to help you navigate the local market with confidence.  

Join Steven Thomas for the latest update on the world of real estate!

Wednesday | May 8th, 2024
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Live in the East Service Center
1150 Broadway, El Cajon, CA 92021

Register Here

Steven Thomas answers these key questions:

  • When will more homes come to the market?
  • Will there be more pending and closed sales this year?
  • Will rates finally drop soon and affordability improve?
  • Will buyers ever have the upper hand?
  • Where are home values headed?

Steven Thomas


Get to know Steven Thomas

Leveraging his expertise in Quantitative Economics and Decision Sciences, 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

Fair Housing Event

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Mar 6, 2024 12:03:31 PM

C.A.R. Communications. Leading the way.

Fair Housing Day

C.A.R.’s Third Annual Fair Housing Day

Next month's free C.A.R. member event provides a single day of education to
help members learn more about California’s expansive and continuously
changing fair housing laws.

Immediately following Fair Housing Day, attendees can take part in the
HAF Casino Night Fundraiser that goes toward our Pathway To Homeownership
Closing Cost Assistance Grant Program.


Casino Night

sign up for Fair Housing Daysign up for the fundraiser

We hope you can join us on April 16 in Ontario, CA for these critical conversations
on making the dream of homeownership possible for all Californians. Click here
to register for this free event, the paid optional keynote lunch and
the HAF Casino Night Fundraiser.

past attendees

 Fair Housing Day

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CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® • 525 S. Virgil Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020
Copyright © 2024, All rights reserved.


Topics: Events, Market Information

Take your Real Estate Business International

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Aug 29, 2023 7:00:00 AM

Take Your Real Estate Business Internationally

This new tool makes it easier than ever to start doing business abroad.

Tuesday | September 26th
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Chula Vista Conference Room

     Register Here     

Free for PSAR Members

Award- winning chef

Discover the world of business abroad with Omni MLS & The Global Council. This exclusive presentation will unlock endless possibilities beyond the borders of the United States, allowing you to tap into new markets and expand your horizons. Don't miss out on this remarkable opportunity!

  • Extensive overview of Omni MLS
  • Search for properties outside of the United States
  • Post properties you own from Outside of the United States
  • Have your Question Ready for Q&A, after the meeting

Plus!  Enjoy Paella from an award-winning chef.   

Ross Buck

Ross Buck

Introducing Ross Buck, an accomplished executive with a passion for bringing transparency to the real estate industry. With an impressive track record spanning over 30 years in both the United States and Mexico, Ross has gained invaluable experience working with renowned Fortune 500 companies. Notably, he has also served as the president of AMPI Rosarito, a testament to his exceptional expertise and leadership in the field. Currently, Ross holds the esteemed position of General Director at OMNI MLS, where his primary objective is to foster connections between the real estate industries in the US and the rest of the world.

Thank you to our sponsor

La Revista Binacional

Michelle Hickin with LiveSmart Escrow

lleana Vega with Synergy One Lending

Sam Calvano Home Loans

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AREAA Global

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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: Announcements, Events

YPN Annual Cornhole  Tournament - Baggin N' Braggin

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Aug 16, 2023 7:00:00 AM

YPN Cornhole Tournament

Come and join us for PSAR YPN's Annual Cornhole Tournament! Get ready for friendly competition, flowing drinks, and great company!

Join us for the PSAR YPN Annual Cornhole Tournament on Tuesday, September 19th at BNS Brewing and Distillery in Santee, CA. Whether you're a fierce competitor or a spectator, this action-packed event promises an electrifying atmosphere, delicious food, refreshing drinks, and a sense of camaraderie like no other. Don't miss out on unforgettable memories and thrilling moments!

Register and get ready for an adrenaline-pumping experience at the Cornhole Tournament!

All the fun happens on
Tuesday, September 19th
4:30 pm - 5:15 pm: Registration (and ability to purchase Mulligans)
5:30 pm: Let the Games Begin
Purchase your game ticket today!


(We will pair you up to make a team at the tournament)

(We will use your branded board & highlight them during the tournament)

Mulligans are $10 for 1 or $25 for 3
(one mulligan per team per game)

A taco truck will be available with GREAT FOOD!

BNS Brewing & Distilling Co.

BNS Brewing and Distillery
10960 Wheatlands Ave, Santee, CA 92071 


Valerie Gardner Insurance

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Topics: YPN, Events

Annual Meeting, Member appreciation & Happy Hour!

Posted by Communications on Jun 16, 2023 11:14:20 AM

PSAR Appreciates its members! Member Happy Hour!

Friday, June 23rd,  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
PSAR South Service Center

(FREE - PSAR members ONLY)

(If you have trouble with the RSVP call 619-421-7811)

Celebrate your PSAR membership - RSVP by June 22nd! Eat, drink, and connect with one another. Space is limited.


Networking, Refreshments: Hors D'oeuvre, Wine, and Beer Served

Association Update

Meet the 2024-2025 candidates for PSAR Board positions.

Discover the secrets of success from a panel of highly successful PSAR REALTORS®

in the current challenging market. The session will be facilitated by Steven Sladek, PSAR REALTOR® of the Year. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from the best!

Expert Speaker Panel

Anthony Manzon, Lisa Ruiz, Lisa Miller-Carnation

Bonus!  Get a FREE professional headshot or new marketing photos from professional photographer Don Anderson.  Dress for success!


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 Count

Topics: Announcements, Events, Leadership, PSAR Benefits


Posted by Kevin McElroy on May 2, 2023 9:30:00 AM

DARE-oke for Charity Event

Don't miss out on the fun!


It's ALL for Charity!

Join your Real Estate Community (both Agents and Affiliates) to support a great cause!

We encourage you to come dressed up as your favorite ROCKSTAR or BAND. Rumor has it that there will be prizes for participation.


Thursday | May 18th
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Eventbrite Registration 


McGregor's Bar and Grill
10475 San Diego Mission Road, San Diego, CA, 92108

2022 Dareoke Pictures


Here are the rules:

You will be encouraged to DARE someone to sing a song of your choice for $30 or pick your own song and sing for $30. If you choose not to sing when you have been DARED, you can opt-out for $30*.

*A person need only opt-out one time.

(Cash payments are preferred to limit fees for electronic payments.)

Proceeds are going to our charities, Home Start and Humble Design. Both charities encourage and support home ownership in our communities.

Humble Designs
Humble Design
: Changing lives and communities by custom designing and fully furnishing home interiors for individuals, families, and veterans emerging from homelessness. We couldn’t do what we do without our incredible workforce of volunteers and donations. Join us, and be a part of what makes Humble so amazing.


Home Start
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.


Thank You to our 2023 Annual Sponsors!

Wild Wild Pest ControlKatie Thompson

Rancho Ted Real Estate lending

Rancho Ted

Morrison Plus Property Inspections

Danielle Wolter

Marina Vista Escrow 2023

Jaymee Torres

The Laver Group Crosscountry Mortgage

Dan Laver

Gillz Building Services Inc

Ray Gill

Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors YPN



Topics: YPN, Events

2023 PSAR Installation Dinner "Seas The Day"

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Oct 28, 2022 2:30:00 PM

Only a few tickets remain. Register now.


Ahoy PSAR Members!

Seas the day to network and mingle with your peers, PSAR Directors, Committee Members, Affiliates, and Sponsors in a night of fun, food, and drinks this Friday, November 4th at the Port Side Brigantine from 6:00 p.m. - 10 p.m.  This is a great venue for the members to get to know PSAR's new leadership and to thank the outgoing Board of Directors. 

Enjoy a shortened program, Hors d'oeuvre, dinner, and entertainment at the Brigantine at the Portside Pier. 

Only a few tickets remain. The deadline to purchase tickets is today at Noon, October 28th.  The remaining tickets are first come, first serve basis.  Please purchase your tickets today! 

To purchase your ticket, 

Click Here


Or for a small fee, tickets may be purchased through Eventbrite Here.

Individual tickets are $100/person which includes dinner and drinks tickets.


For event questions, you can email or call 619-579-0333.

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: Events, Leadership

So. Cal. Real Estate Expo

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Sep 7, 2021 11:50:00 AM


One-day educational event for Real Estate Professionals

Wednesday, September 29th
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
One Day Virtual Event

Purchase your ticket today!
MUST Register by September 27th

    Register PSAR                        Register Eventbrite
                 $20 Members                        $20+eventbrite fee Non-members

** Once your register, your expo link will be emailed to you the day before the event.**

SoCalRExpo Conference & Tradeshow is a virtual one-day education and networking event for real estate professionals. You will not want to miss this event!! The list of speakers, speaks for itself!


  • Social Media - Steve Black (Senior Consultant/Speaker/Trainer)
  • 2022 Economic Forecast - Steven Thomas (Chief Economist)
  • Sit Down with Brad Inman (Journalist/Publisher)
  • Legal Update - Gov Hutchinson (C.A.R. Assistant General Counsel)
  • YPN Presents - Tesla, Tech and a Touch of TikTok
  • Final Keynote - Bill Dedman - (Pulitzer and Peabody award-winning investigative reporter, Newsday)

We have Affiliate Marketing Opportunities! Contact us to find out what they are
email: or phone: (619) 579-0333.


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, Events, Industry