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The REMS system allows brokers to deliver quality education to their agents and track their progress.


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C.A.R. Board of Directors and Committees

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REimagine! Real Estate Conference

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Our comprehensive list of C.A.R. webinars you may attend free of charge.


Legislative Day

Save the date for Legislative Day 2021! Tuesday, April 27 will be a day filled with talks from our Capitol's most dynamic political leaders and much, much more!


For Your Clients

A one-stop shop for tools and and resources to educate consumers about the intricacies of buying and selling a home and how a REALTOR® can help.

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Center for California Real Estate

CCRE's mission is to advance industry knowledge and innovation with an emphasis on convening key experts and influence-makers.


Tax Reform FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act


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May 2021Broker Insights Newsletter

Update 6.16.21 - Industry Leader Weekly Update

Our next town hall is on June 18th at 11am, Register here and submit your questions in advance by emailing [email protected] and [email protected]. Please bookmark this page to access the agenda and questions for Friday. Below are your pertinent updates for this week: 

California is NOW open -- What does that mean?
State restrictions that ended on June 15 include: Physical distancing, Capacity limits on businesses and the County tier system (including specific sector guidance for real estate and office workspaces).

However, for masks— (for real estate activities, such as open houses, broker caravans, and many others) California’s Department of Public Health updated statewide masking guidance to match the CDC’s guidance, lifting California’s mask requirements for vaccinated individuals starting on June 15. Vaccinated people are able to come together without masks in most circumstances.

People who are unvaccinated must continue to wear a mask indoors in public settings to protect themselves and others. Also, there are some settings where masking is still required for everyone, such as:

  • Public transit

  • Hospitals

  • Long-term care facilities

  • Homeless shelters

  • Indoors in K-12 schools, childcare, and other youth settings 

We’ve curated our Reopening resources here and our Reopening Q&A is found here as well as our Quick Guide on the Reopening. Please know this is all subject to change as the rules change and we will be updating you as things evolve. Please share with your agents and let us know if you have any questions. 

Buyer Burnout is Real
Rising prices, higher interest rates, increased competition, and declining affordability have caused some buyers to become discouraged of late. At 58%, the gap between buyers and sellers in our monthly housing sentiment survey rose an all-time high in May and only 19% of consumers thought it was a good time to buy--the lowest level ever recorded. And despite strong growth rates, the level of home sales has fallen on a monthly basis in four of the last five months. New listings have finally started to rise, however the increase is relatively modest in size. Check out our latest Housing Sentiment results here.

Market Update
Housing has been on the leading edge of economic growth since the recovery began, but several signs show that a hot market is causing the market to moderate earlier than normal. Closed sales are likely to exhibit high double-digit growth for May and June, but the overall level of home sales is slipping from its decades-high level at years’ end. Rapid growth in home prices has caused some buyers to become discouraged—even as rates dipped below 3% again.  Encouragingly, the number of new listings being added to the MLS each day has finally started to exceed closed sales and C.A.R. is still forecasting at least 10% growth in home sales this year. For the full write up - go here

  • For more check out our Market Minute here

  • For our daily MLS Transactional Data - go here.

  • For our weekly Realtor Survey Data - go here.

Legislative Update
We are paying close attention to the state’s May Budget Revise for housing related items. There is a set of proposals that includes more money for ownership related housing including ADU financing and, what has been getting the most attention, a state sponsored equity share type program called, the "California Dream for All.”  The information on these proposals as well as the other home ownership related programs starts on page 6 which can be found here. We are waiting to get full details on the program, but welcome innovative ideas to help first time homebuyers get into homes. For the full weekly report go here

STEPS to Financing The American Dream - June 17th
Tomorrow from 1pm - 3pm we have a free virtual event for your agents: STEPS to Financing the American Dream provides agents with the necessary info on credit scores, financial planning, leveraging down payment resources and options for low- to moderate-income earners to educate your buyers. Please share this registration info with your interested agents and staff.

For more information regarding Industry & Broker Relations, please contact Sara Sutachan, Industry & Broker Relations Senior Vice President, at (213) 739-8224 or [email protected].



Broker Education Resources

WomanUP!® Academy Executive Certification Course

The New Broker's Benchmark: Prepare and Perform! Course Bundle - ONLINE ANYTIME

Nuts and Bolts: The Broker’s Day-to-Day - ONLINE ANYTIME

Teams 2.0: The Team Leader - ONLINE ANYTIME

California Human Resource Law for Brokers/Teams - ONLINE ANYTIME

Administrative Staffing: The Human Side of Human Resources - ONLINE ANYTIME


Upcoming Education & Events at C.A.R.

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Resources for Office Managers

Office managers, keep up to date with spilling relevant and practical tea (information) tailored for office sales meetings. You will be the first to know about hot issues, market conditions, and motivational material to keep your agents inspired to achieve success. Print copies or or forward the link to your team via email.

Latest Weekly Sales Data

Local Monthly Data

Your input is invaluable to us. Please take our survey about your experience in the field every week to help us continue bringing you the most accurate data possible in our weekly data report. We appreciate your support!  



 

Latest Legal Guidance

Two new Legal Quick Guides were posted: one on Complying with the Industry Guidance Showing Rules and one on Using the C.A.R. PEAD-V form. See also our new Legal FAQs on Rules on Intergenerational Transfers Under Prop 19, which apply to any purchase or transfer beginning February 16, 2021.


 

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Women account for 60% of REALTORS® in California but represent only a fraction of brokerage ownership and executive leadership.

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WomanUP!®, an initiative of the California Association of REALTORS®, exists to support the journey of women to the very TOP of their careers as broker-owners.

Learn More

Share Your Story Initiative -  Are you a woman who owns or leads a brokerage? We want to hear from you!

 


 

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C.A.R. is proud to present a brand-new website dedicated to providing REALTORS® with information about fair housing best practices, building inclusive businesses and organizations, and promoting more equitable communities.Click here to visit. 


Podcasts

Housing Matters




The Housing Matters Podcast is your housing hub for market analysis, economic trends, and housing news from the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) and its institute the Center for California Real Estate (CCRE). Tune in to learn what you need to know about the market from C.A.R. experts who will give you their take on the latest top real estate stories. The goal of the Housing Matters Podcast is to provide C.A.R. members with ideas that help them become more knowledgeable, professional, and insightful in their work as practitioners and stakeholders in the future of real estate. Join the conversation and tune into the Housing Matters Podcast



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