News from CCAR, CAR, and NAR

6 days 23 hours ago
UPDATE: The issue has been resolved. Thank you for your patience!

CCAR is currently experiencing email communication issues that started Monday evening. All emails sent to [email protected] & [email protected] are not reaching our internal support system. In addition, any “Correction” emails sent via the MLS for a CCAR listing are also not reaching our internal support system. Until...
2 weeks 6 days ago
August 27, 2018

You can now receive complimentary access to the new electronic system developed by Glide and zipLogix® that allows you and your clients to complete disclosure forms online. Glide Forms replaces today’s dense PDF and paper forms with an easy-to-use, step-by-step online wizard experience that offers several benefits to agents and clients:

1. Ensure all required questions are answered
2. Ensure all answers are neatly typed and legible
3. Easily add...
3 weeks 6 days ago
In coming weeks, C.A.R. will be launching its plan to help pass Proposition 5, C.A.R.’s Property Tax Fairness initiative, and defeat Proposition 10, the effort to repeal the landmark Costa Hawkins law. Voters will decide the fate of both initiatives in the November 6 election.

Proposition 5 would remove the unfair moving penalty for seniors, the severely disabled, and disaster victims across the entire state while still ensuring these people pay their fair share of property taxes....
4 weeks 6 days ago
This "click-through" changes your legal rights. Consult a lawyer if you have questions.
When you put listing and related information into the Contra Costa Association of REALTORS® MLS (CCAR) System you choose, classify, categorize, order, and group material or data. In copyright-law terms, you are "selecting," "coordinating," and "arranging" this information, and these acts are components of a "compilation copyright." Pursuant to CCAR’s policies, CCAR owns the compilation copyright in...
7 weeks 23 hours ago

CCAR is adopting the below MLS Rule changes to the MLS Rules & Regulations. These changes will take effect August 27th, 2018. 
MLS Rules & Regulations (Changes noted with strike-troughs and underlines)
7.12  Unilateral Contractual Offer;  Subagency Optional.  In filing a property with the MLS, the Broker Participant makes a blanket unilateral contractual offer of compensation to the other MLS Broker Participants for their services in selling the...
8 weeks 6 days ago
Beginning August 14th, when you log into the Paragon 5 MLS you be directed to an updated "EULA" that you must accept to access the Paragon 5 MLS. During this process you will be required to type in your name exactly how it is stored in the MLS.

Example – If my name is Gregory and if I only typed in Greg, I would get a message that I would need to sign my name exactly as it is displayed.

Once you have agreed to the new "EULA" you will receive an email with a copy of the below...
1 year 17 weeks ago

One of the best ways to nurture your relationship with your database is to hold periodic customer appreciation events. It's a great way to have everyone come together and, at the same time, offer something different.

There are two advantages to this approach for customer appreciation events:
  1. It gives you a chance to provide added value to your customers and mingle with them socially.
  2. You can suggest that they "bring a friend," which will...
1 year 17 weeks ago

Sending emails to warm lead and cold prospects is a great idea — but what if your prospects are currently saved in a variety of databases or platforms? Today, we'll show you how to export every connection you have in LinkedIn, so you can quickly and efficiently build up your contacts.

Build your database from LinkedIn contacts

We spend hours developing Facebook ads, but we tend to overlook LinkedIn as a potential source of business. And even more than that, we may not...

1 year 17 weeks ago

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 10:00 AM PDT

Chime partners with Shon Kokoszka to bring you the answers as to why some agents have a better success in lead generation. We will share the best practices on how to hone in your scripts, messaging—to get a massive return on investment in your leads, and how to improve your ROI. From when, why, and how to prospect, to qualifying them to a sale, Shon will tell you what has worked and the pitfalls that many have...

1 year 17 weeks ago

Friday, June 2, 2017 at 10:00 AM PDT

Luxury sellers know they need more than gorgeous photography and an agent with a vast network of contacts. When every luxury agent is offering international advertising and going beyond typical showings to create a truly rich experience, how can you stand out from the crowd?

In this fast-paced Q&A webinar, we will speak with two luxury marketing experts to share how high-earning, high-end agents are...