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Take a look below at some of the previous and upcoming events you can attend. Many of these events are free for REALTOR® members. All you will need to do is register to let us know you are attending.



10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
S.T.E.P.S. Toward Homeownership: Financing the Dream of Homeownership The STEPS Toward Homeownership program provides resources for REALTORS® to educate renters, prospective first-time home buyers, clients who have had a prior foreclosure or short sale, and Baby Boomers interested in helping their children or grandchildren become responsible homeowners. Gain strategies to bolster your referral pipelines and help prospective buyers with financing expectations, down payment assistance options, and FHA vs. conventional loan programs.   Register Soon for Free
 05/09/2023 - 06/13/2023
2 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.
CCRE: Local Government Workshop  Interested in learning more about local government and how to get involved in politics at the local level? In partnership with Pepperdine University’s Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership, C.A.R.’s Center for California Real Estate (CCRE) presents an educational opportunity for C.A.R. members with an opportunity to earn a professional certificate. This series will be offered virtually and is free for C.A.R. members.  Register 
12 noon - 1 p.m.
Housing Affordability Crisis and Inequities of Land Use in Southern California   Many fast-growing metropolitan regions in the United States have a shortage of housing and face a housing affordability crisis. Researchers have argued that regulatory barriers contribute to housing shortages and recommended that cities change their land-use policies to facilitate multifamily and higher-density development to address the problem. This presentation will focus on cities in the five county Southern California region, which has a shortage of housing for all income groups and a severe shortage of low-income housing. This talk will show that more even distribution of multifamily residential land use is required to equitably address the region’s housing affordability crisis, which could be achieved if the multifamily residential land use within jurisdictions more closely approximated the metropolitan average. In-Person Tickets
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  11/9/22  CCRE/UC Center Sacramento
Speaker Series: 
California’s Housing Crisis: Policies for a More Affordable, Equitable, & Sustainable Housing Future 
California faces a housing crisis of extraordinary scale and complexity.  High rents and home prices—coupled with the lingering impacts of the COVID pandemic—are contributing to housing insecurity, high rates of homelessness, and deepening racial inequality.  The politics of housing in the state can also feel intractable: cities continue to rely on exclusionary zoning tactics to thwart new supply, while developers, labor unions, NIMBYs, YIMBYs, environmentalists, and tenant advocates all stake out conflicting positions of what is needed to increase affordability and sustainability. This presentation will review the origins of California’s housing crisis, its implications, and lift up the policies that will be needed to chart a course to improved affordability, greater household stability, increased racial equity, and reduced homelessness across the state.   


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Recordings available through 12/31/22
CCRE Workshop Series: 
Leadership in Local Government
In partnership with Pepperdine University’s Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership, C.A.R.’s Center for California Real Estate (CCRE) presents a new educational opportunity for C.A.R. members. Under the direction of the Davenport Institute’s executive director, Maureen Tobin, this series was offered virtually and is free for C.A.R. members. 

The six-week workshop is divided into two parts. The first three sessions explore how local governments operate, how they’re funded, and how policy decisions get made. The following three sessions focus on how to run for local office, including how to decide which office to run for, what to consider prior to deciding whether to run, how to run a campaign, raise funds and build political networks. 
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10/19/22 CCRE/UC Center Sacramento
Speaker Series: 
Protecting California Homes from Extreme Heat
To continue its focus on extending C.A.R.’s impact and influence with diverse stakeholders and external partners, our Center for California Real Estate (CCRE) has partnered with UC Center Sacramento to sponsor lectures focused on solutions to real estate's critical issues. The first lecture was presented by Professor V. Kelly Turner whose research addresses the relationship between institutions, urban design, and the environment. Actions discussed include habitability standards and building codes, funding for the installation and use of home cooling, as well as policy and programming gaps to protect the most heat-vulnerable populations.


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10 - 11:15 a.m.

CCRE Presents: Innovative Pathways to Production: Solutions to a Housing Crisis
If homeownership is to be more accessible to the average Californian, then we must advance actionable, pragmatic, and innovative paths to dramatically increase housing supply. We need to rethink incentives for innovation to spur production and support emerging solutions. Our panel of experts explores new possibilities such as rezoning commercial land, converting commercial property to residential, encouraging more modular construction and partnerships with the public/private sector. Join us as C.A.R.’s new CEO, John Sebree moderates this wide-ranging forward-facing discussion.

On Demand Access through 7/30/22

Marketing Xperience At Marketing Xperience, you'll have a front row seat to marketing gurus, industry experts and top REALTORS® sharing their powerful tips and tactical strategies you can immediately put to work in your business. This high-energy and engaging virtual summit covers the latest insights and forward-thinking marketing trends in social media, digital, email, content and more Watch
Fair Housing Day   California fair housing laws are ever-changing and wide-ranging. Additionally, our competitive and expensive housing market adds additional challenges for people with less access to generational wealth, particularly people of color. 

This day-long fair housing event featuring exciting keynote speakers, industry leaders, and practitioners with deep experience working to expand homeownership opportunities will offer both critical business tools, fair housing basics, and an opportunity for REALTORS® to learn how to help Californians from every community become homeowners.
CCRE Presents: Protecting Homes from Climate Change-Intensified Wildfires  California’s commitment to advancing ambitious climate goals cannot ignore the impact of wildfires on communities across the state and the need for protection, policies, and resiliency measures to mitigate the most damaging effects of climate change. As wildfires and heat waves become commonplace concerns in the state, it’s clear that California needs a comprehensive action plan to reduce wildfire risk, improve environmental conditions, adapt insurance needs, and accelerate action to combat climate change. Additionally, it’s important to consider how we can empower property owners, homeowners, local governments, and pertinent stakeholders to proactively reduce wildfire hazards to minimize the loss of property and life and be active participants in advancing effective solutions. Among the key approaches to wildfire resiliency and preparation is collaboration with the insurance industry to ensure protective policies are available and affordable for all Californians who are at risk of climate change-intensified wildfires. Join us for a wide-ranging discussion that will cover such topics, including climate change trends, efforts to build resiliency to protect communities, and the future of housing development in a wildfire-prone state.  Watch

Unhoused California: Solutions to Address Homelessness presented by C.A.R.'s Center for California Real Estate
California has the largest homeless population in the nation. Join us for a panel discussion featuring experts in the public and private sectors, including government and academia, to speak about the state’s historic investments to improve local responses and why now is the moment for the state to take bold, collective action to address this humanitarian issue.  Watch
 10/27/2021  S.T.E.P.S. A Deeper Dive STEPS to Financing the American Dream provides REALTORS® with valuable information on preparing your Clients to Achieve Homeownership. This event will take a deeper dive into the REALTOR®'s role in the purchase with lending & counseling services.  Watch 
 10/07/2021 CCRE Presents: Climate Change Impacts on CA Housing  USC demographer Dowell Myers uncovers new research on the impacts of historical housing trends.  Watch
10/06/2021  CCRE Presents: The High Cost to Build and Live in California Our panel of experts discuss how the future of housing development must not only adapt to meet the state’s climate goals but also ensure the safety of residents and equitable greenhouse gas reduction. Watch 
 9/29/2021 S.T.E.P.S. Toward Homeownership  STEPS to Financing the American Dream provides REALTORS® with valuable information on preparing your Clients to Achieve Homeownership, through emphasis on lending & down payment assistance programs, removing the friction to close all designed to help you help your clients achieve homeownership. The hurdles to achieving homeownership in California are well known -- lack of affordable housing supply, escalating housing costs, rising rents, student loan debt, and lack of ability to save for a down payment yet there are programs that are available today to break down some of those barriers. In addition, a review of STEPS to Sustaining, as well as Planning for the future  Watch 
 09/08/2021 Center for California Real Estate Presents: 
CA Series: Climate Change Impacts on California Housing
Wildfires, drought, and heat waves are just some of the concerning and persistent symptoms of climate change and environmental conditions that affect how and where we live in California. But will our state’s housing crisis and climate emergency impact the future growth of the state, particularly as demand for housing far surpasses supply and sprawl threatens climate goals? A panel of experts discussed how the future of housing development must not only adapt to meet the state’s climate goals but also ensure the safety of residents and equitable greenhouse gas reduction. Furthermore, as new residential development faces new levels of climate-related risks both financially and regarding insurability, discussants explored how market and government incentives may need to shape future development plans that affect how communities and transportation systems are planned, funded and built. Learn from this distinguished panel of experts about how California can remain a leader on climate change issues, and how solving the climate crisis is inseparable from solving the housing crisis   Watch
Center for California Real Estate presents:

A Turning Point for California Real Estate: Forecasting the Future at Home & Work Post-Pandemic. 

Join us for a discussion that will forecast the future of work and home and explore how current market impacts will shape the state’s long-anticipated recovery. Panelists will share insights about the possibilities for the reinvention of real estate options at home and work. We’ll examine policies, data, and solutions that could propel a seismic change to make lessons from the past year a real turning point for California real estate. 

06/17/2021 S.T.E.P.S. Toward Homeownership-Financing the American Dream
We’ve gathered three top producing brokers to share how they brand themselves, lessons learned during their career, tips about work/life balance and much more.
06/04/2021 Top Producing Brokers
We’ve gathered three top producing brokers to share how they brand themselves, lessons learned during their career, tips about work/life balance and much more.
03/10/2021 Top Producers Dish on Must-have Tech. Which tech tools can top-producing REALTORS® not live without? How do some of the busiest, most successful agents around use technology to boost production? For answers to these questions and more, join C.A.R.’s CEO Joel Singer and a panel of powerhouse, tech-savvy REALTORS® for the next Top Producers virtual event. 
11/10/2020  What Top Producers Want You to Know  Are you curious how top producers are staying on top of their game, especially during this challenging time? Do you want to know about their CRMs, lead generation techniques, coaches and mentors, and other ways they’re crushing it? Then watch C.A.R.’s CEO Joel Singer and this panel of top-producing REALTORS®  to hear directly from the source.  Watch
08/24/2020 Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Top-Producing Teams Share Their Secrets  Teams are hot, and for good reason: On a well-oiled team, more people means more capacity, greater specialization and knowing nothing will fall through the cracks. Check out this lively convo with high-achieving members of various-sized teams as they talk division of labor, agent retention and what it takes to maintain a united front through turbulent times.   Watch
06/16/2020 How to Keep Business Moving During Uncertain Times: Top Producers Share Their Stories
The Coronavirus outbreak caused many buyers and sellers to reconsider whether now is the time to make a move, but those agents who put the right strategies in place have maintained momentum through the disruption. Some of California’s top-producing REALTORS® joined C.A.R. CEO Joel Singer for a virtual panel to share how they have been able to safely and successfully close transactions during the pandemic.   Watch

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