Discover New Routes to Increased Profits

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Mar 20, 2023 12:43:43 PM

What a Deal! DRE-Approved 10 CE Credits At NO COST!

Discover New Routes to Increased Profits

Can you answer the questions your clients ask about energy-efficient homes? 80% of Millennials, now the largest % of buyers, list their priorities in home features as “Healthy and Efficient with Solar.”

March 27th, Monday
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
via Zoom

     Register Here     

Download the flyer here
Discover New Routes to Increased Profits

Increase your expertise in the technology and valuation of clean-energy homes.

DRE-approved 10 hours of Continuing Education - AT NO COST!

This one-hour class will spotlight the upcoming 3-Course Spring Series. Take advantage of the upcoming free 3-course series on EFFICIENT, HEALTHY, CLEAN-ENERGY HOMES.


3 Hot Topics – CA Homeowners2023 Spring Classes

  • Inflation Reduction Act: Lottsa $
  • Solar: NEM 3.0 April changes everything
  • Healthy homes: Gas appliances


About the instructor:1516338330791

Debra Little is a home performance and valuation specialist with field experience in both appraising and energy efficiency. Since building her own home in 2007, her work has focused on high efficiency, low emissions, and related health benefits. Debra develops and presents courses for real estate professionals on the technology, valuation, and market representation, of high-performance assets and solar (public utilities, professional associations, and conferences).

Certifications: CA Certified Appraiser, Building Performance Institute; Building Analyst, Build It Green; Green Point Rater.


For first-time registration with SDG&E, you’ll be asked to create an account.
Then simply reuse the link.

Class 1: April 20th, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Solar PV: Technology and Valuation

Register Here


Class 2: April 27th - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Carbon Free Homes: Features, Benefits, Valuation

Register Here


Class 3: May 4th - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Clean Energy Homes; How Realtors earn stellar referrals while boosting profits

     Register 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 & development of the Real Estate industry in San Diego County.

Topics: Education, YPN

It's Time for Hip-Hop Bingo! Not your Grandma's Bingo

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Feb 21, 2023 2:00:00 AM

YPN Hip-Hop Bingo
Thursday | March 2nd
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This is an in-person event at
Novo Brazil Restaurant and Brewery
2015 Birch Road #1017, Chula Vista, CA 91915

Ticket Price: $30
$35 at the door

IMS Registration     Eventbrite Registration

Tickets come with 4 bingo boards and a drink ticket. Dinner will be provided.

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

Thank you to our Entertainment Sponsors

Pro Property Inspections Clear Mortgage Capital

Chris Tasauga 
Pro Property Inspectors

Chuck La Flair & Griselda Castillo
Clear Mortgage Capital, Inc

Thank You to our Annual Sponsors

Rancho Ted Real Estate lending

Morrison Plus Property Inspections

Marina Vista Escrow 2023

The Laver Group Crosscountry Mortgage

Wild Wild Pest Control

Gillz Building Services Inc

Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors YPN


Topics: Education, YPN

YPN Lunch N' Learn

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Feb 9, 2023 12:00:00 AM

YPN Lunch N' Learn

YPN welcomes you to a Lunch N' Learn event with guest speaker, Dan Laver of Cross Country Mortgage. Dan will be giving you the rundown on the new increase in loan limits and how that helps you and what you need to know about new first-time home buyer incentives to help those buyers back in the game in the new year!


  • Bench Warming Buyers! 
  • 3 tips for getting buyers "off the bench" and into escrow before the next "swing" in the market!

Thursday | February 16th
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Lunch will be provided
Market on 8th
41 E 8th St, National City, CA 91950, United States

     Register Here     

Special thanks to our 2023 sponsors:
🔷️ RanchoTed Real Estate Loans & Investments, Inc.
🔷️ Morrison Plus Property Inspections  - Danielle Wolter
🔷️ Marina Vista Escrow - Jaymee Torres 
🔷 Cross Country Mortgage - Dan Laver
🔷 Wild Wild Pest - Katie Thompson
🔷 Gillz Building Services - Ray Gill


Thank You to our 2023 Annual Sponsors!

Rancho Ted Real Estate lending

Morrison Plus Property Inspections

Marina Vista Escrow 2023

The Laver Group Crosscountry Mortgage

Wild Wild Pest Control

Gillz Building Services Inc

Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors YPN


Topics: Education, YPN

Jingle and mingle with YPN

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Nov 24, 2022 7:00:00 AM


The end of the year is quickly approaching and your YPN team
has one more event up our sleeves!

Join us for our annual end-of-the-year luncheon & Sponsor appreciation! Lunch will be served at Waterbar in Pacific Beach from 12-3 pm and SEATS ARE LIMITED! So come enjoy amazing food on the waterfront with a few of your favorite people as we highlight 2022 and open the doors to 2023!

Friday | December 2nd
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This is an in-person event at
The Waterbar
            RSVP NOW       
(Space is limited so RSVP ASAP
 4325 Ocean Blvd. San Diego, California

Special thanks to our sponsors for helping keep these events free:
🔷️ RanchoTed Real Estate Loans & Investments, Inc.
🔷️ California Preferred Escrow Inc.
🔷️ Zoe Khetani Synergy One Lending
🔷️ Aftermath Exterminating
🔷️ Morrison Plus Property Inspections Danielle Wolter


Thank You!

Rancho Ted Real Estate lending

Aftermath Exterminating Inc                           Synergy One Lending

California Preferred Escrow            Morrison Plus Property Inspections


Topics: Education, YPN

YPN's Cornhole Tournament is Awesome!

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Sep 29, 2022 10:00:00 AM

YPN Cornhole Tournament

PSAR YPN's Annual Cornhole Tournament!
Join in on the fun, food, drink, and camaraderie!

Get a team together to compete in the tourney or just come to cheer on the fierce competitors - either way, you're in for a great time. DO NOT MISS THIS!

All the fun happens on
Thursday, October 20th

3N1 Sports Bar and Grill, Chula Vista

5:00pm - 5:45pm : Registration (and ability to purchase Mulligans)
5:45pm - 6:00pm : Team Introductions
6:00pm : Let the Games Begin

Purchase your tickets today!
            TICKETS HERE            

Includes Food & 2 Drink Tickets

Includes Food and 1 Drink Ticket
BECOME A SPONSOR (click for sponsor sheet)
Opportunity to have your own custom cornhole boards!
Call Kevin @ 619-271-5898 or Sally @ 619-749-2497 or

3N1 Sports Bar & Grill

2330 Proctor Valley Rd. #101, Chula Vista CA 91914


Valerie Gardner Insurance

Intercap Lending                        Foundation Escrow

Real Producers


Thank you to our PLATINUM SPONSORS

Synergy One Lending           RanchoTed Real Estate          California Preferred Escrow Inc

Morrison Property Inspections                       Aftermath Exterminating      


Topics: YPN, Events

Dare-oke Night for Charity

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Aug 9, 2022 2:57:14 PM


YPN Dare-oke event for charity

Hosted by PSAR's YPN, sponsored by Maureen Shinn with Point Mortgage

$20 in advance | $25 at the door
(Includes a drink ticket and food)

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

Here are the rules:
You will be encouraged to DARE someone to sing a song of your choice for $50
or pick your own song and sing for $50.

If you choose not to sing when you have been DARED, you can opt-out for $50*. 
*A person need only opt-out one time. 

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

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

Tuesday | August 30th
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This is an in-person event at...
The Jolly Joker Tavern
5225 Kearny Villa Rd, San Diego, CA 92123

$20 in advance | $25 at the door
(Includes a drink ticket and food)

All proceeds will be donated to Humble Designs.

Humble Design

Humble Designs changes 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.


HOSTED BY:  Maureen Shinn of

Point Mortgage Corporation


Thank You to YPN Annual Sponsors

Rancho Ted Real Estate lending              Synergy One Lending      California Preferred EscrowAftermath Exterminating Logo       Morrison Plus Property Inspections

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: YPN, Events


Posted by Kevin McElroy on May 20, 2022 3:00:00 PM

Realtor Games IV!

Friday, June 24th, 2022
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Harry Griffen Park
9550 Milden St, La Mesa, CA 91942

Teams will once again be competing against one another for bragging rights,
The coveted trophy and most importantly... CHARITY!
Our charity this year is Home Start*

Home Start


Teams are welcome and encouraged to bring their fans to
tailgate & cheer them to VICTORY!

Enjoy Games, Awards, Auction Items, Food, and Fun!  BYOC (Bring your own Cooler)!

We are retiring some of last year's games and adding some new challenges!

Sack Race
Football Toss
LockBox Shot Put
Ultimate Realtor Relay

Team Check-in on June 24th at 11:00 am.
Tailgate/Realtor Appreciation starts at 12:00 pm.
Realtor Games begin at 1:00 pm sharp!
(Harry Griffen Park - 9550 Milden St, La Mesa, CA 91942)

It All Starts with the...
Wednesday, June 22nd  5:00pm - 8:00pm 
Hooleys public House
Hooleys Public House
5500 Grossmont Center Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942

This was a great time last year - Food and Drink specials on hand.
You will also be picking up your t-shirts & turning in your waiver.
Bids on GREAT silent auction items can be placed as well.

Sign-up Your Team NOW!

We have space for 16 Teams but they are going fast!
A team consists of 5 people, with one alternate.
Teams must be coed, & 3 of the 5 and the alternate must be a licensed REALTOR®.
Come up with a GREAT team name, and sign up your team using the link below.

$300* PER TEAM (5 + alternate) at $50 per team member it's a deal!
The price includes Lunch and a collectible T-shirt for all 6 team members.

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


We have great opportunities to sponsor the event and support a great charity.
We will have room for your pop-up and marketing materials along Sponsor Pit-Row.
(these will be Field Front, directly in front of the team gathering areas)
There is a limited number of sponsorships available. First Paid - First Served!


We are also looking for silent auction items. email Zoe Khetani

All are Welcome!!

Come Tailgate & Cheer on Your Team!
Enjoy the Fun, Laughs, Prizes, and Networking.
PLEASE RSVP if you are coming as a Spectator...

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

Did We Mention the Silent Auction?

We have a great list of auction items that will be presented at Hooleys and the Games.

Items like.....

Field Level Padres Tickets
Dinner with chef Deborah Scott
2 Night getaway at the Ranch
Golf Lessons for a couple
Listing Photos
Dog Training Lesson

Lunch with Aloha Taylor
Therapeutic Massages
Beach / Movie / Coffee Baskets
Golf Lessons for an Individual
Cutco Chef's Knife
Employment Law consult

The auction will end at the end at 2:00 pm and winners announced at the end of the Games.
(Payment via cash/check/credit card will be accepted)

Thank You ~ to this year's SPONSORS

Title Sponsor
Phana Par - Caliber Home Loans

NixTermite       California Preferred Escrow

Morrison Plus          Prime Lending

foundation escrow             GG Homes

   Ticor Title         Aftermath Extermination

First American Home Warranty        RanchoTed

Gorilla Movers Logo            RecreateRE 

      Go Solar with DRÉ                     Valerie Gardner   

RWM Loans                InsightPhotos    

Here is the FUN we had in 2021

HubSpot Video


Home Start

*Funds raised from the Realtor Games will support these youth and set them up on a path to self-sufficiency.  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.

Topics: YPN, Events

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.


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.

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


Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS                   NSDCR

Franklin Energy                         SDG&E       


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

Successfully Selling HUD Homes - Here is How!

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Mar 11, 2022 5:07:53 PM

Successfully Selling HUD Homes: Everything you need to know!
10 Tips to Successfully Selling HUD Homes with Lani Sylvas

Wednesday | March 30th
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This is an in-person event at...
The PSAR East County Office
1150 Broadway El Cajon, CA 92021

For catering consideration, please register in advance!


Instructor: Lani Sylvas, REALTOR® and Local Listing Broker

Lunch and Learn

This sales training is designed to teach brokers and agents how to effectively work to successfully sell a HUD-owned property in the state of California, In addition to learning general information about HUD, its properties, and the HUD Sales Process.

Why should you attend? Attendees will learn:

  • Who can buy HUD properties
  • How to register with HUD
  • How to navigate the HUD listing site
  • How to market, advertise, and show HUD homes
  • How to private a HUD Sales Contract
  • How priority bidding works


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, YPN

Wake-Up YPN: Finish Strong - Start 2022 Stronger

Posted by Kevin McElroy on Sep 8, 2021 11:49:36 AM

Come start your day with YPN at their next FREE networking event!

Friday | September 17th | 10:00am
This is an in-person event
      PLEASE RSVP      
Coffee & pastries will be provided while supplies last. Early arrival suggested. Bring a friend!

Maryam Habashi, founder of Infuse Theory  ( will be discussing goal-setting strategies to finish the year strong and have a strong start to 2022. INFUSE theory incorporates decades of leadership, sales, and management developmental best practices that are guaranteed to elevate you and your business potential.

Maryam Habashi

  • Mentor for professionals seeking something more in their careers and businesses.
  • Sharing my personal experience and approach towards professional growth, that I can help guide you in your own journey for success.
  • First female Regional Director after a century in business for a Fortune 500 company, Bankers Life and Casualty. 
  • Co-author “Pure Wealth: 26 Ways to Crazy Profitability” wherein chapter one I discuss “What it takes to WIN.” 
  • President and CEO of Sterling Wealth Strategies powered by Penn Mutual, a Fortune 100 company.

TRVLR Coffee Roaster
5839 Mission Gorge Road, Unit D, San Diego, CA 92120


Thank you to our YPN Wake-Up Sponsor
Aftermath Extermination

Thank You to our Annual Platinum Sponsors
Rancho Ted           Synergy One Lending
California Preferred Escrow    

Topics: Education, YPN