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CCAR Training & Webinars
FEATURED: C.A.R. Legal Presents Fair Housing
Wed., Apr. 13 | 1:30 – 2:30pm
FEATURED: Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®) Designation
Apr. 13 – 14 | 9am – 5pm
Listing Presentations that make a Lasting Impression
Mon., Apr. 12 | 9 – 9:45am
Set Up Your MLS Market Monitor
Mon., Apr. 12 | 11 – 11:30am
Intro to RPR®
Mon., Apr. 12 | 1 – 3pm
New Features Spotlight on NewHomeSource Pro
Tue., Apr. 13 | 9 – 9:30am
Intro to Listing Input & Maintenance
Tue., Apr. 13 | 1 – 3pm
Maximize your MLS experience
Learn how to maximize Paragon’s exceptional features. CCAR offers live monthly training courses and we encourage you to explore Paragon’s comprehensive webinars + training videos.
Schedule an in-office Paragon training: 925.295.1270.
LiveStream Open Houses Now
MLS Disables Open House/Broker Tour Functionality
In accordance with the Contra Costa County Shelter in Place order and in the best interest of members, clients and the community, CCAR, Bay East Association and bridgeMLSs have temporarily shut down member’s ability to schedule, promote and access open houses and broker tours, effective immediately. We will continue to keep you updated as news becomes available.
The Contra Costa County Shelter in Place Order is a mandatory Legal Order issued under the authority of California law. Violation of or failure to comply with this Order is a misdemeanor punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both. (California Health and Safety Code § 120295, et seq.)
Alternative Tools to Replace Open Houses
There are a number of software options available to conduct “virtual showings” that can be combined with mobile video chat applications:
- Facebook: The simplest way is to use the camera app on your mobile phone, or social media solutions like Facebook Messenger and Facebook Live.
- Homesnap Pro: Users of this application can create video stories for free, attach them to their Homesnap listings and promote via social media channels. Visit: https://blog.homesnap.com/introducing-homesnap-stories/
For more information, visit C.A.R.’s Guide for Open Houses and Showings.
April 6 – Contra Costa County Moving into the Orange Tier
Health officials urge residents ages 16+ to get vaccinated so positive trends against COVID-19 continue.
The State of California announced today that Contra Costa County will be able to move into the less restrictive Orange Tier of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy on Wednesday, April 7.
Contra Costa County currently has a COVID case-rate of 4.9 cases per 100,000 people and an overall testing-rate positivity of 1.8% (and 3% for the health equity metric). COVID-related hospitalizations are down to their lowest point since October. Meanwhile, nearly 500,000 county residents are at least partially vaccinated.
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Congress Passes Stimulus Bill
Congress has passed a $1.9 trillion stimulus bill that will provide direct payments and extended unemployment benefits to struggling Americans and badly needed funds for struggling homeowners, housing providers and small businesses, including REALTORS®. President Biden is expected to sign the bill shortly before current benefits expire on Sunday.
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C.A.R. Legal Reminder: Open Houses are still NOT Permitted
The Governor’s updated Stay at Home Order, from early December (which is the authority for the Guidance) states that real estate agents are exempt from the stay at home order only for “scheduled property viewings to a potential buying party. This does not extend to open house viewings, nor viewings with more than one buying party at a time.”
C.A.R. Quick Guide to Using the PEAD-V Form
Floor Plans Subject to Copyright + Ad Restrictions
Floorplans posted with MLS listings are subject to copyright restrictions and truth in advertising guidelines. Adding floorplans to listing data has become popular among MLS Participants and Subscribers. But before you post, make sure they are accurate and that you get adequate permissions to copy and publish…
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Although the County recently gave the go-ahead for distribution of flyers on signposts, inside listed properties, on doorsteps and mailings, C.A.R. Legal Counsel now advises REALTORS® to desist all flyer distribution until further notice. We will continue to keep you posted as information becomes available. For now, please stop distributing flyers.
CCAR Offices Closed; Remote Services Available
In response to the new State of California variance to the Shelter-in-Place Order, CCAR offices in Walnut Creek and Richmond will be closed until further notice, effective Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Despite office closures, we will continue to provide uninterrupted membership services, including regularly scheduled committee meetings, via remote access.
Call 925.295.1270 to pre-pay and schedule an appointment for pickup. All appointments must be made at least one day in advance.
Real Estate Shop Products:
Call 925.295.9226 on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9am-3pm to check your requested item is in stock, pre-pay, and schedule an appointment for pickup.
Need a laptop tune-up or want to purchase a new REALTOR® optimized laptop from CCAR? Call 925.295.1270 to schedule an appointment. Most tune-ups can be completed remotely. All CCAR members receive 1 FREE laptop tune-up every 12 months (~$139 value)!
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