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Course Catalog

Browse through the many courses we offer - listed in alphabetical order. 

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Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) Designation

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Online Bundles
Risk and Education Management System

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


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Complete your eight-hour NMLS license renewal requirement through our NMLS-approved provider, OnlineEd


C.A.R. Board of Directors and Committees

The main Business Meetings page includes important links for Directors and Committee Members.


REimagine! 2020

REimagine! Real Estate Conference & Expo is where learning takes center stage and where business solutions and connections are at the forefront of the real estate industry.


Virtual Events

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NAR Meetings

NAR meeting information and materials.


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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From Conferences to Resources, this area is geared to brokers and managers.


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


Multimedia Library

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C.A.R. publishes eight magazine issues and various newsletters throughout the year.

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December 2020 issue of Broker Insights Newsletter

Industry Leaders Summary (1/15/21)

  • Housing Market & Economy – here is Jordan’s PPT presentation.
  • REALTOR® Relief/CARES Act II – earlier this week, our legal team conducted a comprehensive webinar on REALTOR Relief, access presentation here and recording here. Our Broker and Agent FAQs are updated as we receive new guidance and information, those are found here. Please note, the Biden Administration takes office on January 20th and we will keep you apprised of any changes affecting you and/or your agents.
    •  PPP Loans – there are PPP funds available for a draw up to $20,833 for individual with no employees if you did not already participate (see FAQ for other eligibility).  These funds are currently available through community banks and credit unions and will be available through all SBA lenders next Tuesday (1/19).
      • You can take deductions for expenses paid with forgiven funds (we advise that you talk to tax advisor).
      • IRS official ruling, overwriting the PPP deductibility is found here.
      • EIDL advance will not count against forgiveness; if previously deducted from forgiveness
      • In addition, second draw PPP funds are available through community banks and credit unions and will be available through all SBA lenders next Tuesday (1/19). However, you must demonstrate at least a 25 percent reduction in gross receipts for any one of the quarters in 2020 relative to the same quarter of 2019. Funds available are up to $2 million for eligible applicants.
      • FAQ found here.
    • CA Relief Grants – the first window to apply has closed. We do not when the second window for applications will drop but will share that with you as soon as we know. In the meantime, there is a great presentation on how to apply here.
    • PUA - California Employment Development Department (EDD) is expediting the expansion of federal unemployment benefits under CARES II. For weeks starting December 27 through the week ending on March 13, claimants for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and traditional unemployment can expect to receive a supplemental $300 per week. In addition, PUA — which benefits small business owners, independent contractors and the self-employed — now offers a total of up to 57 weeks of benefits, representing an 11-week extension. CARES Act extended PUA by 11 weeks, through as late as 4/10. (Note: They also added $100 Mixed Earners Unemployment Compensation (MEUC)  for those with traditional UI but also had at least $5k self-employment income. )
    • For Employers - Paid Sick Leave – The  CARES Act II does not extend requirement employers provide leave but does extend tax credit (payroll tax or self-employment tax) for doing so. Please refer to our FAQ on Guidance for Employers here.
  • Code of Ethics – Prohibition on Hate Speech - On November 13, 2020 the NAR Board of Directors voted to make some significant changes to its professional standards policies to Prohibit Hate Speech by REALTORS®, see all of the changes and answers to your questions here.
  • Legal Resources:
    • Prop 19  - State Board of Equalization legal opinion letter is attached and found here. Please note – this document is definitely a step in the right direction but does not have the force of law (and is subject to change) until there is implementing legislation. Once we get final confirmation we will let you know.
    • Home Fire Hardening Disclosure Law Legal Q&A found here. Legal Live Webinar recording on 2021 New Laws including the New Home Fire Hardening Law and Disclosure as well as information on the revised COP form is found here. And according to the chat from today, the most reliable place to determine whether property is in a high or very high fire hazard area is: https://egis.fire.ca.gov/FHSZ/
    • AB 685 Employee/Worker COVID Notification – Legal Q&A found here
    • PEAD-V Guidance – Quick guide is found here.
    • AVID Limited Access to Properties Guidance – Quick guide is found here.
    • Our Legal Matters podcast featuring our very own Jana Gardner is found here.

For more information on these and other financial relief programs, see the REALTOR® Relief page on C.A.R.’s coronavirus microsite. C.A.R.’s coronavirus microsite.

The Industry Leaders Call is designed for Brokers and Industry Executives.  Calls take place bi-weekly on Fridays.  For additional information or to request access, please send your contact information and job title to Paula Green, Executive Assistant, at (213) 739-8337 or [email protected].

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

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

 

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.

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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.

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!

 



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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