The California Association of Realtors is raising money for members impacted by wildfires

CAR is collecting donations that it plans to distribute to members who have lost their homes or other property in the state’s ongoing wildfires.

California Realtors get free seller digital disclosures tool

The two companies have developed Smart Seller Tools, a service that allows sellers to fill out their disclosure forms online. Members of the California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) can now offer their clients free access to Sellers Shield.

Realtors understand local housing problems better than anyone

Last week at the C.A.R. real estate summit, a Realtor gave a rousing speech about problems with the homeless. And while she acknowledged the need for compassion, she described the woes it creates for her community. She blasted local leadership for not …

Glide wants to take the hassle out of disclosure forms

Glide is a forms automation tool for real estate disclosures made available to some member associations of the California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.).

Regional Spotlight: California Home Prices Close Year on High Note

Amid the lowest housing inventory levels in more than 13 years, existing-home sales in California still eked out a year-over-year gain, while the median sales price posted a solid annual increase, according to the California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.). Closed escrow sales of existing, single-family detached homes in California totaled a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 420,960 units […]

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How women brokers are reinventing leadership in the 21st century

Even though the real estate industry is predominantly female, women are underrepresented in leadership positions at the brokerage and senior management levels …

11 things real estate agents need in their car for the snowy season

It’s cold, it’s dark, you’ve been counting down the days to the dark month of winter solstice. Good news! Your clients just called and scheduled a showing of a hot new listing tonight, after work …

Mortgage Deduction at Risk of Irrelevancy With Tax Reform Plan

The mortgage interest rate deduction has always been a selling point for those on the fence between continuing to rent or jumping into homeownership. While not the determining factor, the deduction is an influencing dynamic for buyers and an overall bonus of investing a large sum of their assets into a home. Currently, the tax […]

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36 useful items for real estate agents to keep in the car trunk

Between the listing appointments, buyer showings, open house events, home inspections and office meetings, real estate agents tend to spend a lot of hours in their vehicles. And when you’re accustomed to all that windshield time, your car becomes a sta…

CAR partners with immoviewer to offer 3-D home tours to Realtors

The California Association of Realtors (CAR) has been hunting for an “affordable and accessible agent-centric 3D tour software” for its members. Now, it’s found a winner …