*CANCELLED* Mindset Reset - YPN Shake Up Event

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Apr 30, 2024 12:45:00 PM

YPN Shake-Up Event May 16th

We deeply apologize but due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, we are going to be canceling this week's YPN Shake-Up Happy Hour with Chuck LaFlair and Dre Evens. We will have them back on our calendar in September and hope that you will join us then. 
Please look for a refund in the coming days. Again, we apologize. Canceling was our last option but we look forward to seeing you at future events. 

Don't forget that Realtor Games is right around the corner so if you are interested in sponsoring or putting a team together, please let us know!

Switch up your Happy hour routine and hear from Chuck La Flair about his savvy market maneuvers and how you can stand out in the crowd.

Plus, join Dre Evans, a renowned motivational speaker and Wall Street Journal best-selling author, to refocus and energize. It's a chance to learn, connect, and get motivated for the months ahead!

Thursday | May 16th, 2024
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Chula Vista Brewery
Chula Vista Brewery - IN EASTLAKE

Thank You to our 2024 Annual Sponsors!

All in Lending - Black

    Rancho Ted Real Estate lending

Marina Vista Escrow 2023

Knight Termite & Pest Control


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Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors YPN


Topics: Announcements, YPN, Industry


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


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®.


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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 ●


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)

(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


Happy Hour Sponsors

                         C21 Affiliated

Cigar Lounge Sponsor


Wine Sponsors

Gillz Building Services Inc
                Aftermath Exterminating Inc

Supporting Sponsors

             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

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


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

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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.



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West Ivy Home Inspections                           All in Lending


Topics: Industry

Fraud Prevention Update - DA Summer Stephan & Asst. Chief Victor Barr

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Sep 29, 2023 9:00:00 AM


The PSAR Government Affairs Committee invites you to an address by DA Summer Stephan in which she will detail recent trends in Real Estate fraud in San Diego County. This is a unique opportunity to gain knowledge to help you and your clients avoid falling victim to fraud.

In today's real estate marketplace, awareness is key to protecting both professionals and their clients from the threat of fraud. Be a step ahead of real estate fraud and help ensure a safer, more secure real estate environment for all. Featured speakers are Summer Stephan, San Diego County District Attorney, and Victor Barr, Assistant Chief of Economic Crimes.  They will share their singular expertise and unique insights. 

Join us in the fight against real estate fraud and be part of the solution!

Friday | October 20th, 2023
2:00 P.M. to 3:30 P.M
Live in the South County Office
880 Canarios Ct., #100 Chula Vista, CA 91910

Register Here


  • Local Real Estate fraud schemes - uncovering Real Estate scams in San Diego

  • Recognizing red flags - know how to identify keys to suspected fraudulent activity

  • From complaint to prosecution - the full legal process of fraud cases 

  • Proactive protection - best practices for Real Estate professionals and consumers

  • Assisting authorities - what can you do to protect consumers and assist the DA's office


Meet our guest speakers

DA Summer Stephan

District Attorney Summer Stephan is a national leader devoted to protecting children, seeking justice, and fighting exploitation. In 2018, she was elected the DA of San Diego County’s second-largest prosecutor's office and re-elected in 2022.

A career prosecutor, DA Stephan has tried over 100 major cases, pioneered the Sex Crimes and Human Trafficking Division, and expanded victim services as DA. Nationally she holds leadership roles focused on human trafficking, school safety, and innovative reforms. Among her numerous honors, in 2022 she was named one of the top 5 prosecutors in America for her integrity, community relations, and responsible innovations. With deep expertise and tireless advocacy, DA Stephan embodies ethical prosecution in service of justice.


Victor Barr Victor Barr has been an attorney for 32 years.  He began his legal career in general civil litigation here in San Diego in 1991. He joined the San Diego City Attorney’s Office as a prosecutor in 1999.  In 2006 he was hired as a Deputy District Attorney at the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office.  He performed a variety of assignments in that capacity. In 2013 he joined the Economic Crimes Division which includes several units including Complex Theft, Cyber Crime, Real Estate Fraud, Consumer Protection and Environmental Protection.  He served as the Assistant Chief of the Economic Crimes Division for several years before ascending to his current position as Chief of the Economic Crimes Division for the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office.



Topics: Education, Market Information, Industry

Be Worry-Free with Cyber Security

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Jan 23, 2023 10:00:00 AM

Be Worry-free with Cyber Security

Network security should be a number one priority for businesses in San Diego. With ransomware, hacks, attacks, vulnerabilities, and data theft affecting companies all around the world on a daily basis, it’s just a matter of time before your business is hit. Tommy Thornton will go over the best ways to protect your business.  All in attendance will get a free network assessment ($497 value).
Wednesday, February 8th
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
South PSAR Office
880 Canarious Court, Chula Vista 91910
          Register Here          
(Lunch will be provided)

Discussion topics include:

  • How to beat ransomware
  • Protecting yourself against attack
  • Don't be fooled by phishing
  • Comprehensive backup strategies
  • NextGen Antivirus protection
  • Who is liable for a data breach
  • Ask the expert

About the Speakers:

Tommy Thornton was born and raised in Tifton, GA. Following high school, Tommy joined the U.S. Marines where he honorably served out his enlistment while actively seeking a college education in California. Upon getting out of the Marines, Tommy moved back to Georgia to be closer to his family and to start his first IT business, New Image Computers. “I felt the industry was in a reputational decline. Too much geek-speak, too many hidden fees, and a total lack of transparency. Customers put their faith in our services and that’s important to us.” In 2014, Tommy, accompanied by his wife, Rose, and his daughter, Juliana, returned back to San Diego, CA to restart their business as Automates, a technology-managed service provider. Tommy quickly grew his company and created a culture built around transparency and integrity. Tommy is a nationally recognized leader in the IT industry with a focus on delivering exceptional cybersecurity services and is currently featured on the cover of “MSP Success” magazine.

Additional Speakers
  1. Evelya Rivera, Iuvo Inc.
  2. Lyle Sprung, Goosehead Insurance
  3. Bryce Schetselaar, MortgageOne, Inc.
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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, Market Information, Industry

Legal Insight Into Chula Vista's New Tenant Ordinance

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Jan 20, 2023 5:03:15 PM

This training is a must for anyone renting out residential property in Chula Vista. The law creates liability and is confusing.  

The Chula Vista Ordinance goes into effect on March 1st, 2023, and owners and property managers must be prepared.  Here is a link to the city's site.

Tracey Merrell, Managing Partner of Education for Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP, will be speaking at our Chula Vista Office.

Chula Vista's New Tenant Ordinance

 Monday, February 6th
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

     IMS Registration             Register Eventbrite  

$15 for PSAR and NARPM San Diego Chapter Members
$25 for Non-Members

At the door: $25 Members / $35 Non-Members
(PSAR members use IMS Registration. Non-members, please contact your association for a discount)

About the Speaker:

Tracey Merrell is the Managing Partner of Education for the law firm of Kimball, Tirey, and St. John. She began her career representing banks in post-foreclosure evictions throughout all 58 counties in California. As bank-owned foreclosures slowed down, she transitioned into evictions for management companies and individual owners. Tracey joined KTS as a trial attorney and has extensive experience in court, making hundreds of appearances a year since joining the firm. She is experienced in all aspects of litigation, from the development of case strategy, through discovery, depositions, motion practice, and trials including bench and jury. Tracey transitioned to the Education Department to further her goal of providing training and knowledge to both clients and staff.

Tracey Merrell, Managing Partner of Education for Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP,


 Pacific South West Association of REALTORS

NARPM San Diego

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, Market Information, Industry

How will changes in the law affect your real estate business in 2022?

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Jan 7, 2022 11:15:00 AM

Annual Legal Update with C.A.R.
Assistant General Counsel,
Gov Hutchinson.Gov Hutchinson Legal Updates

January 25th |  1:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual Event


Gov Hutchinson is Assistant General Counsel of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.). He has been with C.A.R. since 1985 and manages C.A.R.’s Member Legal Services Program in Los Angeles. Gov. Hutchinson advises REALTORS® through the “Hotline” on all aspects of real estate law and trains and supervises other “Hotline” attorneys.

Hutchinson has written for CALIFORNIA REAL ESTATE magazine, co-authored C.A.R.s continuing education courses, and is a master instructor for the Education Division of C.A.R., with certification from the Department of Real Estate. 


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. Workshops are open to all REALTORS® and Affiliated Members. This event is free of charge.


Topics: Education, Industry

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: support@psar.org 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

Crazy year! What's Next? - 2021 Housing Forecast

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Nov 2, 2020 2:45:00 PM

Steven Thomas 2021 SoCal Housing Forecast

Wednesday | November 18th, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Come see where we are headed for 2021

  • Will the HOT housing market last?
  • Due to unemployment and forbearance, will there be a wave of foreclosures?
  • Will interest move up or down?
  • When will buyers have any transaction leverage?

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

Wednesday | November 18th, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM



Topics: Events, Market Information, Industry