To mitigate potential security risks for CCAR MLS Participants and Subscribers, the photo URLs for listings originating in the BAREIS or SFAR MLSs have been temporarily broken. Once the cyber attack impacting the Rapattoni Corporation has subsided and we have determined there is no risk, we will reactivate the photo URLs.
ALERT: CCAR’s Member portal is down due to a cyber-attack on Rapattoni Corporation. Unfortunately, the ability to register for events and classes is unavailable until it can be resolved. However, training opportunities continue to be available and you can view a current schedule at instagram.com/ccar_education. You may also click on the links below to register for upcoming classes.
FEATURED: AI for Real Estate Professionals – Leveraging AI & ChatGPT
Thu., Aug. 24 | 10:00 – 11:00am
Top 10 Roadblocks with Leads & Clearing the Path to Success
Wed., Aug. 16 | 10:00 – 11:00am
Getting to Know Paragon MLS
Wed., Aug. 16 | 2:00 – 4:00pm
Master Class with Jason Pantana: Social IQ – How to create scroll-stopping content
Thu., Aug. 17 | 9:00 – 10:00am
Power Up Your Prospecting Efforts
Thu., Aug. 17 | 11:00am – 12:00pm
CMA Reports and More with Cloud CMA
Thu., Aug. 17 | 2:00 – 4:00pm
Improve Your Showings with a LIVE Buyer Tour Report
Fri., Aug. 18 | 7:00 – 8:00am
License Renewal Crash Course (REVEI)
Fri., Aug. 18 | 9:30am – 12:30pm
The Dos & Don’ts of Social Media in Real Estate
Fri., Aug. 18 | 2:00 – 3:00pm
How to Create and Use Checklists to Manage Your Tasks in zipForm
Mon., Aug. 21 | 9:00 – 9:45am
Your Secret Weapon to Commercial Success
Tue., Aug. 22 | 9:00 – 10:00am
Intro to zipForm Edition
Tue., Aug. 22 | 2:00 – 4:00pm
Using Cloud CMA to Generate Leads
Wed., Aug. 23 | 7:00 – 7:45am
Build Your Online Reputation through RateMyAgent
Wed., Aug. 23 | 10:30 – 11:30am
Create and Manage Transactions in zipForm Edition
Wed., Aug. 23 | 12:00 – 12:45pm
The Bad & the Ugly of AI & ChatGPT
Wed., Aug. 23 | 1:00 – 2:00pm
How to Input & Maintain Your Listing
Wed., Aug. 23 | 2:00 – 4:00pm
Supra eKEY Basics
Thu., Aug. 24 | 8:30 – 9:30am
Learn How to Create a Rental Transaction in zipForm Edition
Thu., Aug. 24 | 9:00 – 10:00am
AI for Real Estate Professionals – Leveraging AI & ChatGPT
Thu., Aug. 24 | 10:00 – 11:00am
Learn How Client Reviews Can Grow Your Business
Thu., Aug. 24 | 2:00 – 3:00pm
Visit the CCAR Calendar to view/register for additional online training opportunities.
WEST COUNTY MARKETING MEETING – THIS THURSDAY
Join us this Thu., Aug. 17 from 8:45-10:00am at Mechanics Bank, 3190 Klose Way in Richmond. You will learn from Armondo Hodge, Engineer at West County Wastewater and get all your permit related questions answered. The West County Marketing Meeting is free to attend and includes a light breakfast.
WCR: The ULTIMATE TECH FAIR – AUG. 18
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Preparing For Wildfires – It’s a Team Effort
As the state continues to endure high temperatures, consumers must prepare for wildfires. The Department of Insurance is doing their part to protect consumers and businesses from wildfires. Last year Commissioner Lara introduced the Safer from Wildfires a ground-up approach to wildfire resilience with three layers of protection — for the structure, the immediate surroundings, and the community.
Wildfire safety is a team effort that starts long before a fire happens. Here are steps you can take right now to be prepared and safer for wildfires:
- Use your smart phone to perform a home inventory to create a record of your belongings and store scans of important documents that you can easily access.
- Locate your insurance papers and put them in a safe place or upload to an online location.
- Consider comprehensive auto insurance, which can protect your vehicle in the event of wildfire.
- Create a plan with your family to evacuate your home should wildfire strike and put together an emergency supply kit.
As a part of C.A.R.’s Month-of-Giving, CCAR YPN is hosting a school supply and shoe drive in partnership with Moving Forward, a non-profit whose mission is to make a positive impact on the Richmond community through health, academics, and community service.
Donate today and help us reach our 2023 goal of 200 pairs of new children’s shoes as well as school supplies to enable young students to get what they need and not fall behind. The deadline is Friday, August 18th at 2pm!
Read more for a link to Moving Forward’s Amazon wish list, how to donate directly to Moving Forward’s scholarship program, and school supply drop off locations.
REALTOR® Magazine has partnered with NAR’s REALTOR® Safety Program on a monthly podcast, Drive With NAR: The Safety Series.
It features discussions about real-life safety concerns and incidents and offers expert perspectives and tips. This series, part of the Drive With NAR podcast channel, will help you protect yourself and your business. The first episode, “What Should Workplace Safety Look Like in Real Estate?” features New York broker Dave Legaz, a former New York police sergeant, and Indiana agent Nina Wiseman, who experienced an attack during a showing and has courageously shared her story to help others.
POSTPONED: 2023 MLS Survey
You will soon have the opportunity to provide feedback regarding the MLS you use every day! Keep an eye out for updates and when to check your email for a link to the survey.
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MLS “AREA” Field Change Notice – Nov. 6, 2023
Effective November 6, the “AREA” field lookup values will be updated to a single lookup value called “Listing”. This means that instead of selecting various “AREA” options, you will now see one “Listing” value. We want to ensure that you have a clear understanding of how this change will impact your workflow.
Action Required – Update Your Saved Searches
To avoid your clients receiving unnecessary email notifications, we kindly request you to update all your Active Saved Searches that currently use the “AREA” field. You can use the following alternative fields instead: “Map Search,” “City,” or “Zip Code.” By making these updates before November 6th, you will prevent your clients from being bombarded with emails due to the change.
Will the AREA field still be required while entering a listing?
No, this field will no longer be required for listing entry.
What alternative fields can you use?
1. Map Search
3. Zip Code
Why are we making this change?
The decision to update the “AREA” field was driven by several factors:
1. Data Compatibility: As we integrate data from various MLSs into Paragon, we face challenges in maintaining a one-to-one match with each MLS’s “AREA” definitions. Different MLSs may use different terms such as District, Neighborhood, or Subdivision for their “AREA” field.
2. Outdated Field Design: The “AREA” field and its locations were created almost two decades ago, and we recognize that it no longer aligns with current best practices and user expectations.
3. Ease of Use: Some agents reported encountering error messages when using the “AREA” field due to a lack of familiarity with it.
Why do I still see the AREA field in the MLS?
Although we understand that you might still see the “AREA” field within Paragon, please be assured that the only available value will be “Listing.” We acknowledge this limitation and have already requested our MLS Vendor to remove the field entirely in future enhancements.
We appreciate your cooperation and understanding during this transition. By embracing these changes, we can enhance the efficiency and accuracy of our MLS system, benefiting all members.
Unique Areas (see above photo):
For those unique “Area’s” such as Blackhawk, Rossmoor, Hayward Hills, etc.. You can leverage the “Zip Code” field for all but Rossmoor. For those agents who specialize in Rossmoor we have created a “Map Layer” solution for your searching needs. To utilize the “Map Layer”, open the map and click on “Open Map Layer Panel” icon and check the box for “ROSSMOOR – WALNUT CREEK” then run search or add to criteria.
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