Broker Management Update with Guest: DRE Commissioner McCauley

Posted by Richard D'Ascoli on Oct 5, 2020 12:15:00 PM

Broker Risk Management Forum
October 22nd | 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Pre-Registration Required
Broker Risk Management

Broker Discussion Facilitator: Nikki Coppa, NAR & CAR Director.
Speaker: Jeff Smetana, Assistant General Counsel.
Special guest:
Department of Real Estate Commissioner Doug McCauley

Discussion Topics:

Nikki Coppa - NAR & CAR Director
     â€˘ CAR fall meeting updates

Jeff Smetana - Assistant General Counsel 
     â€˘ CRMLS mandatory fines and broker risk

Doug McCauley - DRE Commissioner
     â€˘ Commissioner’s background|
     â€˘ Operations report (program statistics)
     â€˘ Focus on enforcement and proactive outreach
     â€˘ Current department challenges
     â€˘ Opportunities for the future
     â€˘ Q & A

This meeting is open to all San Diego County REALTOR Brokers & Office Managers, so we can work together to inform, educate and raise the bar of professionalism in San Diego County.

* Doug McCauley, 55, of Sacramento, is the appointed commissioner of the Department of Real Estate. McCauley has served as Chief Deputy Director of the Department of Housing and Community Development since 2018, and has served as acting Director of the Department since 2019. He was executive officer at the California Architects Board from 2001 to 2018. McCauley earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Golden Gate University.

Pre-Registration Required
Thursday, October 22nd | 12:30 - 3:30 pm


Topics: Education, Brokers/Managers, Leadership

Mayoral Candidates Will Discuss Real Estate issues

Posted by Richard D'Ascoli on Jul 2, 2020 10:00:00 AM

PSAR hosts a Mayoral Forum


Real Estate and homeownership are impacted by decisions made by the Mayor of San Diego.  The two candidates who are vying for the office of San Diego Mayor will speak with PSAR members about their platforms.  On Friday, July 31st, join us as representatives from the PSAR Government Affairs Committee ask questions about issues that could impact business, your clients, and the real estate industry as a whole.  

PSAR members are invited to submit real estate related questions for the candidates in advance of the Mayoral Forum.  Questions should be emailed to  As time permits, the committee will do it's best to address all relevant topics. 

Friday, July 31st, 2020
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue- Zoom Webinar
  Join the Discussion  
PSAR Members Only


Our Mission is to empower Realtors to flourish while being accountable to each other,
our clients, and our community.

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. This program is only open to REALTORS® and PSAR Affiliate Members. There is no cost for attending this program.

Topics: Announcements, Leadership, Government Affairs

Broker Office Manager Meeting

Posted by Richard D'Ascoli on May 14, 2020 5:08:36 PM

Broker Risk Management Forum

Broker Risk Management

Broker Discussion Facilitated by Nikki Coppa, NAR & CAR Director

with special guests:

Chris Hasvold Broker, CRMLS Director and NSDCAR President &
Jeff Kahn* Law Offices of Spile, Leff and Goor also the current Chair- CAR Defense Strategy Advisory Committee- 2019.

Discussion Topics:

    • 9 COVID-19 forms - intent & usage information
    • State & local "activity' guideline changes
    • State and local guidelines for Opening offices
    • Open Q&A and discussion

This meeting is open to all San Diego County REALTOR Brokers & Office Managers, so we can work together to inform, educate and raise the bar of professionalism in San Diego County.

* Jeff Kahn managed several large real estate brokerages for approximately 25 years, including Berkshire Hathaway and Prudential California Realty. Jeff is a Risk Management Attorney for Spile, Leff, and Goor. He is on the front line answering the questions and assisting the agents with their real estate issues. Jeff has been a CAR Director for many years and has been Chairperson of the Standard Forms Committee a couple of times. He has been involved in the drafting of the Statewide CAR standardized forms for many years going back to the mid-1980s. He is also involved at the Southland Regional Association of Realtors, he trains on Contracts and Disclosures and is responsible for drafting the local forms used by SRAR.

Pre-Registration Required
Thursday, May 28 | 2:00 - 4:00 pm


Save the Date for the next broker meeting: Thursday, October 22, 2020, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM, 

Thank you to our sponsor: Michelle Adcock with
First American Home Warranty


Topics: Education, Brokers/Managers, Leadership

2021/2022 PSAR Board of Directors Elections

Posted by PSAR Communication on Apr 17, 2020 5:03:23 PM

PSAR 2021 Elections
PSAR Board of Directors, Affiliate Director & CAR Director:            2021 / 2022 Elections

Sign up, and be a part of PSAR’s Leadership by becoming 
an Officer or Director.

PSAR's Nominating Committee is seeking Nominees for:

  • President-Elect
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • Director (There are 5 Director positions available)
  • Deadline for Submission:  May 8th, 2020 (5 PM)


PSAR 2021 Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for next year's 2021/2022 Affiliate Director.  
  • Affiliate Director (1 Affiliate position available)
  • Attend all Board meetings.  
  • Be aware of relevant issues and share information from your fellow PSAR Affiliate members. 
  • Be familiar with the PSAR Bylaws and Policies.
  • The Affiliate Director is a 2 year term.
  • Deadline for Submission:  May 8th, 2020 (5 PM)


Are you interested in becoming a Director of the California Association of REALTORS® representing PSAR for 2021?

  • Are you active in the Real Estate industry?
  • Are you an agent, manager, or Broker/Owner.
  • Are you active in residential resale, commercial or property management?
  • Take this opportunity to share your knowledge and make a difference.
  • Deadline for Submission: May 8th, 2020 (5 PM)




Topics: Leadership

Broker Risk Management Lunch

Posted by Richard D'Ascoli on Jan 27, 2020 12:40:22 PM

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Risk Management Luncheon 
(No Charge for Realtor Brokers and Managers)

With Nikki Coppa, PSAR NAR & CAR Director & Guest Speaker Jeff Smetana Assistant General Counsel CRMLS.

Discussion Topics:

  • February C.A.R. Meeting update
  • New and recurring legal claims
  • New MLS rules covering clear cooperation
  • How the MLS may implement clear cooperation

This meeting is open to all San Diego County REALTOR BROKERS ONLY AND THEIR OFFICE MANAGERS, so we can work together to inform, educate and raise the bar of professionalism in the County.

RSVP Required

Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020

Lunch & Broker Networking: 12:30 to 1 PM 

Program: 1 PM to 2:30 PM

Location: PSAR East - 1150 Broadway, El Cajon, CA 92021

Save the Dates for future 2020 Broker Meetings:

  • Thursday, May 28, 2020, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM, Chula Vista Office
  • Thursday, October 22, 2020, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM, Clairemont Office

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Thank you to our Sponsors:

Damaris Lopez with

Homebridge Financial


Sara Forgnone and Thuy Quach with

Home Guard Incorporated

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Topics: Education, Brokers/Managers, Leadership