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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

September 5, 2019

The August 2019 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

September 4, 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

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 7, 2019

The July 2019 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

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

November 8-10, 2019

Registration is open for the REALTORS® Conference & Expo happening in San Francisco. The conference is about education, networking, motivation and fun! 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