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March 19, 2020

In response to the growing concerns about COVID-19, NAR is providing this guidance to help REALTOR® associations respond to the virus's impact on the real estate industry. Read More

March 18, 2020

The decision to host an open house remains at the discretion of the agent and seller. C.A.R. is providing a guide to help you understand the environment around open houses. Read More

March 17, 2020

In response to the public health crisis, C.A.R. has released a new form called the Coronavirus Addendum/Amendment (Form CVA) for agents working to complete transactions. Read More

March 11, 2020

As an agent, you can help renters make the leap into ownership with loan programs that offer down payment assistance - but make sure your clients know what they’re getting into. Read More

March 10, 2020

SDAR's Affiliate Partner San Diego County Credit Union (SDCCU) offers advice to your first-time clients on the "Steps to Homeownership: Five things to do before buying a house." Read More

March 6, 2020

The February 2020 housing statistics reports are available on SDAR's FastStats, updated to give you access to current and historical market reports for San Diego County. Read More

March 5, 2020

With the rapid growth of the "coronavirus," C.A.R. is not revising its current 2020 housing market forecast, but has created a "top ten" potential impacts facing buyers and sellers. Read More

March 4, 2020

As the spring selling season gets underway, now’s a great time to consider the benefits of decluttering from several angles, from your listings, business practices, and your life. Read More

February 28, 2020

Here are 5 best practices to put buyers’ and sellers’ minds at ease, set reasonable expectations, and make the transaction process a smoother and more enjoyable experience. Read More

February 27, 2020

Dual agency relationships carry risks for both agent and client, and both should weigh the pros and cons with the specific transaction and their individual level of comfort. Read More

February 26, 2020

Minority homeownership rates continue to lag behind the national average while overall homeownership saw an increase in late 2019, according to a NAR report. Read More

February 19, 2020

Housing supply and property issues were among the topics highlighted in back-to-back hosted by SDAR for California's 50th Congressional District and and City of San Diego Mayor. Read More

February 19, 2020

Continued record low mortgage interest rates sustained California home sales in January as home prices pulled back from one of the highest levels recorded last year. Read More

February 14, 2020

It’s unclear when the next recession will come. But a recent report argues that when it does the U.S. housing market is unlikely to adversely affected in any major way. Read More

February 14, 2020

Join SDAR on Friday, February 14, at the DoubleTree for the 2020 New Laws & Industry Outlook Breakfast, an annual discussion about topical issues shaping the real estate industry. Read More

February 14, 2020

SDAR invites you to attend two back-to-back debates for high-profile San Diego races - CA 50th District and San Diego Mayor - following the annual SDAR 2020 New Laws event. Read More

February 11, 2020

Where marijuana use Is legal, REALTORS® saw an increased demand in commercial properties, according to the latest study from the National Association of REALTORS®. Read More

February 6, 2020

The January 2020 housing statistics reports are available on SDAR's FastStats, updated to give you access to current and historical market reports for San Diego County. Read More

January 31, 2020

Get an overview of what real estate buyer and seller agents and their clients should know and are expected to know about earnest money, and how it impacts the real estate transaction. Read More

January 30, 2020

Join NAR in Los Angeles, CA, on March 31-April 1, 2020, for the REALTOR® Broker Summit, NAR’s most exciting broker event. The summit is at the Loews Hollywood Hotel.  Read More

January 24, 2020

President Carla Farley, along with the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for the Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS®, were installed at a luncheon on January 24. Read More

January 22, 2020

Statistics show that older homeowners want to stay in their houses rather than relocate to senior living communities. Show them how they can adapt a house for the long term. Read More

January 17, 2020

Low interest rates boosted the California housing market in second half of year, while the median home price recorded the second highest price of the year, C.A.R. reports. Read More

January 16, 2020

For equity-rich sellers who need more than a fluff before they put their home on the market, companies are now offering renovation management and funding. Read More

January 14, 2020

The buzz in residential real estate is all about sustainability, and the good news in this article is that there are a plethora of ways to improve the efficiency and durability of a home. Read More

January 9, 2020

Debt, demographics and sometimes choice may be factors contributing to why more people than ever are renting in San Diego County, according to a report from RentCafe. Read More

January 2, 2020

RPR gives you access to data, tools and reports that can help you “wow” your clients and close more deals. Here are some features and capabilities to help you build your business. Read More

December 23, 2019

The Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS® and San Diego MLS announced today the partnership with Alan Nevin, a local San Diego demographic and real estate economist. Read More

December 20, 2019

San Diego REALTORS® recently hosted two local elected officials for breakfast to engage with policymakers over hot-button industry issues being debated at all levels of government. Read More

December 19, 2019

Are you a rising star in the industry? Apply for REALTOR® Magazine's "30 Under 30" award. The application period is open now through January 15 for the 20th anniversary class of 30 Under 30. Read More

December 17, 2019

California home sales and prices ease back in November, but low rates and tight supply continue to provide support to the market, the California Association of REALTORS® reports. Read More

December 9, 2019

REALTORS® and SDAR's Ambassadors Foundation collected toys and donations to support military families and Operation Homefront at the Dec. 4 Holiday House Celebration. Read More

December 6, 2019

One in five home buyers today is a single woman. In this article, find out what features women really care about for their ideal home and how they differ from their male counterparts. Read More

November 27, 2019

Applications are open for the prestigious Circle of Excellence, SDAR's annual award ceremony highlighting the outstanding work by local REALTORS® during the past year. Find out more! Read More

November 26, 2019

The best drip campaigns are nurtured over the long term. Personalization and keeping up with people are critical to showing you care about your business and your contacts. Read More

November 21, 2019

Shrinking inventory subdued California home sales and held home sales and prices steady in October, according to a report from the California Association of REALTORS® Read More

November 19, 2019

The new RatePlug user-friendly display and unique features help you sell homes by getting your buyers asking questions about their financing earlier, to avoid snags later. Read More

November 18, 2019

Here are some smart steps for development the messaging around your charitable efforts to build your real estate brokerage into a socially minded enterprise in your community. Read More

November 14, 2019

NAR's Board of Directors approved a the "Clear Cooperation" policy requiring listing brokers to submit their listing to the MLS within one business day of marketing the property to the public. Read More

November 8, 2019

Our new member portal will transform how members of SDAR and the San Diego MLS do real estate, offering the easiest and most streamlined way to access their business tools. Read More

November 7, 2019

The C.A.R. Group Insurance Program Open Enrollment is underway. Members can enroll in medical, dental, or vision products exclusively for C.A.R. members and their families. Read More

November 13, 2019

Join C.A.R. at the STEPS Toward Homeownership conference on Nov. 13 to gain insights from lenders, financial planners and nonprofit professionals on financial literacy for your clients. Read More

November 4, 2019

The California Association of REALTORS®'s Disaster Relief Fund has been helping the REALTOR® family recover from natural disasters for 15 years, raising over $525,000 to date. Read More

October 31, 2019

These days, online closings can turn the most cumbersome part of a real estate transaction into a client-friendly online meeting that clients can complete from anywhere and anytime. Read More

October 28, 2019

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month—a time for reminders of digital dangers to avoid in your business, and keep you and your clients safe from scammers. Read More

October 24, 2019

In 2018, there was not a single metro area where the median African American family could afford to buy at least half of the homes for sale, a significant decline since 2012. Read More

October 23, 2019

Shopping for a new home? In parts of California, $1 million won't get you much. NBC 7 looked at how that price tag can feel like the price of entry to the magical land of homeownership. Read More

October 16, 2019

The California Association of REALTORS® reports that greater buying power amid historically low interest rates helped bolster September home sales across the state. Read More

November 8-10, 2019

The REALTORS® Conference & Expo is happening in San Francisco Nov. 8-11, featuring education, networking, motivation, and Earvin "Magic" Johnson speaking at the General Session! Read More

October 10, 2019

The California Association of REALTORS® issued a statement on Gov. Gavin Newsom's signing of SB 330 addressing California's housing shortage and ways to boost supply. Read More

October 4, 2019

Homesnap Blog's latest edition of "Ask the MLS" features Michael Mercurio, CEO of Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS® and San Diego MLS, discussing our innovative MLS. Read More

October 2, 2019

Economic uncertainty and affordability issues are likely to subdue California home sales, according conclusions found in C.A.R.'s 2020 California Housing Market Forecast. Read More

October 1, 2019

How much salary do you need to earn in order to afford the principal, interest, tax and insurance payments on a median-priced home in your metro area, including San DIego? Read More

September 30, 2019

Representing buyers can lead to unintentional and unanticipated disputes between brokers about who is entitled to receive a commission for the buyer’s side of the transaction. Read More

September 24, 2019

New consumer findings from a National Association of REALTORS® survey show that more than half of polled Americans (63 percent) believe that now is a good time to buy a home. Read More

September 19, 2019

California Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday signed Assembly Bill 5, which ensures that real estate licensees can continue their half-century practice as independent contractors. Read More

September 17, 2019

Fueled by mortgage interest rates at near-three-year lows, California’s housing market recorded a second consecutive year-over-year sales increase, according to the state REALTOR® association. Read More

September 16, 2019

A Risk Management Topic: Effective August 1 in the City of San Diego, at least, it is illegal for landlords to discriminate against a tenant, or prospective tenant, based on their source of income. Read More

September 11, 2019

C.A.R. urges action to contact your Assembly Member to vote "No" on AB 1482 which establishes restrictive rent caps and burdensome "just cause" eviction standards. Read More

September 9, 2019

The real estate industry has taken steps to emphasize safety and educate agents on ways they can create a work environment that's less threatening, and provides you a wealth of resources. Read More

August 29, 2019

New agents need guidance, especially in a tough market. Brokers and managers can pass these tips on to their team of real estate pros as they prepare a listing presentation. Read More

August 26, 2019

Leasing requires the licensee to know the terms of the lease agreement, and the rules applying to deposits, tenant screening, and income withholding, Here's a quick guide to avoiding risks. Read More

August 22, 2019

Find out how you score on this survey of your real estate online marketing. Can you clean up your social media advertising so it doesn't land you in a hot mess? Take a quick quiz. Read More

August 21, 2019

A recent report from NAR says that half of homebuyers with kids base their purchase on school districts. Proximity and quality of nearby schools play a large role for those with children. Read More

August 19-29, 2019

The election of 2020 members of the SDAR Board of Directors will begin Monday, August 19 with an online ballot being sent to eligible voters. Check out the Candidate Guide. Read More

August 16, 2019

The lowest mortgage interest rates in nearly three years helped jump start California's housing market to post the first year-over-year sales gain and highest sales level in 15 months. Read More

September 25-26, 2019

REimagine! Los Angeles is where learning takes center stage, inta-worthy experiences are around every corner, and networking magic happens for REALTORS®. Get empowered! Read More

August 14, 2019

The National Association of REALTORS® on Aug. 14 commended the Department of Housing and Urban Development for finalizing new FHA condominium loan policies. Read More

August 8, 2019

With the proliferation of record-breaking wildfires in California in recent years, property owners may need help in replacing insurance plans or maintaining their current one. Here's some tips. Read More

August 5, 2019

Taking some time to learn about earthquake risk in your region, and how to help your clients mitigate those risks, can help you be seen as the trusted adviser they require to find or sell their homes. Read More

October 23-25, 2019

Leaders and dreamers from all across the country will come to Loews Coronado for an experience packed with fun, relationship building, and networking to level UP your real estate career. Read More

August 1, 2019

SDAR's Ambassadors Foundation is working to provide backpacks and school supplies to more than 3,000 children in some of San Diego's underserved communities. You can help our efforts! Read More

July 31, 2019

Before a licensee is entitled to a commission for a contract agreed-to after a listing period, several events must happen. C.A.R. Risk Management helps you understand this important topic. Read More

July 26, 2019

A California Association of REALTORS® initiative urges leaders to support policies that increase the supply of housing so that the state's residents can live and work in their own communities. Read More

July 25, 2019

Is the aspiration of owning a home - a hallmark of democracy - fading? The dilution of this key aspect of the American dream may not be the result of market conditions or changing preferences. Read More

July 24, 2019

C.A.R. Education Foundation is offering scholarships to REALTOR® members who might not otherwise afford to attend the 2019 WomanUP!® National Conference this fall in San Diego. Read More

July 22, 2019

Available on July 22, LionDesk, a free member benefit for SDAR and SDMLS members, is a CRM system to help real estate agents connect to their customers from a single app. Read More

July 19, 2019

From family and jobs to finances and health, life can get complicated. Learn how helping clients find a soothing place to come home to can become a niche in the real estate world. Read More

July 17, 2019

After rebounding in May, California home sales retreated in June, but the 2019 housing market outlook was revised upward, C.A.R. reports. Here are key points in the housing report. Read More

July 15, 2019

Now from NAR: Create your own mailing labels using your REALTOR Property Resource (RPR) search results. A how-to video will give you a step-by-step guide to using this tool. Read More

July 12, 2019

Get more leads, more clients, and more closings. SDAR is sponsoring the Agent Success Summit, the online training summit for Realtors. Get your free ticket and register today. Read More

June 27, 2019

Sentrlock is changing to a completely new mobile real estate app called SentriKey. Agents will need to download it on June 27 in order to access the mobile app. Read More

June 26, 2019

NAR members have received solicitations from lawyers regarding the independent contractor status in real estate attempting to instigate groundless litigation regarding licensing requirements. Read More

June 25, 2019

The United States Supreme Court issued a ruling which NAR believes will lead state and local governments to be more thoughtful and deliberate regarding private property rights. Read More

June 17, 2019

California’s median home price edged higher to another peak for the second straight month as lower interest rates helped to bolster home sales in the month of May. Read More

June 6, 2019

The national association released its first-ever Profile of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Buyers and Sellers, analyzing differences between LGB and other buyers and sellers. Read More

June 2019

Homeownership Month is a celebration of the American dream when we recognize the people, policies, and programs that help protect the industry now and for the future. Read More

June 2019

REALTORS® should not be blindsided during a listing presentation when confronted with homeowners who've already received an instant offer on their property. Read More

May 31, 2019

Join SDAR's annual Rebuilding Together project to help rehabilitate the home of a San Diego family, touched by tragedy, to make it a safe and healthy place to live. Read More

May 29, 2019

An effort to protect California tenants from steep rent increases cleared a major hurdle, but the legislation was revised after lobbying by state REALTORS® group. Read More

May 23, 2019

You can make any listing picture-perfect with virtual staging tools, but make sure to avoid misrepresenting a property and giving buyers a false impression. Read More

May 21, 2019

California Association of REALTORS® opposes SB 329 because it effectively forces all residential rental property owners to participate in the voluntary Section 8 program. Read More

May 17, 2019

The SDAR Nominating & Election Committee is seeking recommendations for the position of 2020 SDAR Director. Deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 17.  Read More

May 2019

Don’t waste time and money chasing the next big thing when there are tried-and-true technology products that can meet your needs for your real estate business. Read More

May 16, 2019

California home sales for April 2019 remained muted entering the spring homebuying season as soft buyer demand continues to challenge the market, according to a report from C.A.R. Read More

May 2019

Whether you’re developing affordable housing or you’re guiding an investor client, there are examples of housing products and sales strategies that may work in your market. Read More

May 2019

First-time home buyers are more likely to shop around for a better mortgage loan term and apply with more lenders than repeat buyers, a new study from LendingTree shows. Read More

May 10, 2019

At the Expo, enjoy a full day of networking with the industry's leading service providers, tech providers, and educational breakout sessions to keep your skills up to date. Read More

May 6, 2019

Despite affordability, recent study by Redfin found that San Diego is among the housing markets with the highest net inflow of buyers during the first quarter of 2019. Read More

May 2019

A lot of millennials move to the San Diego metro area, but it is not the top destination for America’s largest working generation, according to a new NAR study. Read More

May 10, 2019

The Good Neighbor Awards, sponsored by Realtor Magazine, recognize Realtors for extraordinary accomplishments in community service. Deadline is May 10. Read More

May 1, 2019

Attend C.A.R.s 47th Annual Legislative Day on May 1, a day filled with networking, meetings with state legislators, and industry related hot-topic discussions. Read More

May 2019

The common industry practice of cold calling prospects to find new business is being challenged in a class-action complaint filed in a U.S. District Court in California. Read More

April 2019

An recent article in REALTOR® Magazine outlines some the hurdles real estate agents most often face and how to stay in compliance while navigating a transaction. Read More

April 22, 2019

C.A.R. and NAR announce the sale of zipLogix to Lone Wolf Technologies, a leading provider of transaction management, electronic forms and esignature solutions. Read More

April 18, 2019

The share of female broker-owners who don’t sell rose from 32 percent to 48 percent between 2016 and 2018, according to the National Assn. of REALTORS® 2018 Member Profile. Read More

April 2019

By 2050, the 85-plus population is projected to triple, according to AARP’s Public Policy Institute. The bottom line: senior housing specialists will be in higher demand. Read More

April 16, 2019

The lowest interest rates in more than a year boosted California's housing market and kept home sales level in March after an exceptionally strong February. Read More

April 10, 2019

According to a recent report from from NAHREP, Hispanics as an ethnic group are fueling homeownership growth in the U.S., outpacing that of the overall household growth. Read More

April 6, 2019

The Ambassador Foundation's "Farm For A Cause" Kick-Off was held at the County Administration Building in the fight for San Diego families against the opioid crisis. Read More

April 6, 2019

Raise awareness about the opioid abuse crisis and the dangers of unused and expired prescriptions in our homes and be a resource when you "walk your farm" during the month of April. Read More

March 11-15, 2019

SDAR represented the Southern California/San Diego Mega Region for the 5th year in a row at the world's largest real estate conference, MIPIM, held in Cannes, France. Read More

March 20, 2019

A new class-action lawsuit takes aim at real estate agents and the tools they use to do business, which could revolutionize the way Americans buy and sell homes. Read More

March 15, 2019

SDAR announce the release of 4 updated and improved forms into your SDAR Risk Management Forms Library on zipForms, a free benefit to members of SDAR. Read More

March 13, 2019

The California Association of REALTORS® announced its support of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new legislative proposals to address the housing supply crisis & homeownership. Read More

March 12, 2019

Real estate pros will find a lot to like in the new tax law, but need to stay on top of the changes. The 20 percent business income deduction is one provision to consider. Read More

February 21, 2019

SDAR has partnered with Remine to provide its members with consumer and property data on a single platform to help them prospect the right clients at the right time. Read More