California Realtors group warns agents to stay away from lawyer solicitations

There have been questions over the employment status of real estate agents in California — and possible ramifications or ripple effects nationwide — in the wake of a labor ruling by the California Supreme Court over a year ago.

Good news for CA brokerages as indie contractor bill advances

California lawmakers advanced a proposed law this week that has the potential to upend entire industries that rely on independent contractors. But now, the law has a key tweak: Real estate professionals will be exempt.

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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