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Mission and Strategic Plan (2015 through 2017)

MISSIONBringing Value to our Members! Our mission is to be recognized as the ultimate provider of products, education and service that empowers our members with the knowledge and skills to deliver exceptional service to their clients. VISIONDoing business with integrity while successfully conducting our business with competency and professionalism while adhering to the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. GOALS  Professional Development  Technological Development  Effective Communication with our Members  Educational Development and Advocacy for our Members  Foster Member Involvement  Maintain Legislative and…

Consumer Complaint Process

Getting Started If you are encountering issues with a REALTOR® of Conejo Simi Moorpark Association of REALTORS® (CSMAR), you have FREE options available to you. Our Ombudsman Program allows for a quick response to your real estate inquiries or issues with a REALTOR®. The role of the Ombudsman is to settle disputes you may have and open the doors of communication. This program is FREE to use. The Professional Standards Coordinator is happy to answer any questions you may have…

Buyers and Sellers

The Conejo Simi Moorpark Association of REALTORS® is a professional trade association of over 2,000 licensed real estate agents. Our members abide by a strict code of ethics and have access to a wide variety of business services that are not available to non-REALTORS. This gives them a competitive edge in the marketplace, enabling them to provide superior services to buyers and sellers of real property.  Use this site to find a REALTOR®, find out the current status of home…

How to Choose the Right REALTOR

All real estate licensees are not the same. Only real estate licensees who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® are properly called REALTORS®. They proudly display the REALTOR “®” logo on their business card or other marketing and sales literature. REALTORS® are committed to treat all parties to a transaction honestly. REALTORS® subscribe to a strict code of ethics and are expected to maintain a higher level of knowledge of the process of buying and selling real estate.…

A Guide to Buying and Selling a Home

Like finding the right house, selecting a REALTOR® you can trust and comfortably work with is paramount. Just as you wouldn’t be casual in the selection of your doctor or your attorney, you shouldn’t take the selection of your REALTOR® lightly. Indeed, the best way to find such a professional is through recommendations from family and friends. Of course, you should interview several REALTORS® before you choose one. If you’re selling your home, you should ask the candidates how they…

CSMAR Office Hours

Simi Valley Office: Monday – Thursday: 9:00am to 5:00pm. Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm Closed for lunch – 12:00pm to 1:00pm   Thousand Oaks Office: Monday – Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm…

Position on Issues

HOT ISSUES  The Conejo Simi Moorpark Association of Realtors® (CSMAR) boundaries contain five cities, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Moorpark, Westlake Village, Agoura Hills and two counties, Ventura County, and Los Angeles County. We also have 2 MAC areas; Oak Park and Santa Rosa Valley. With this many elected officials representing those cities, counties and MAC areas we recognize the effort it takes to know which of these elected bodies are considering in rules, regulations or ordinances which may affect the…

DRE’s Team Name FAQs

Recent FAQs from the Department of Real Estate Team Names These frequently asked questions (FAQs) provide up-to-date information following the latest changes to the Real Estate Law concerning “team names.” The California Department of Real Estate  issued Advisories in 2014 and 2015, and here are details following the signing of Senate Bill 710 into law in August 2016. Q. What is a team name? A. A team name is a statutorily created term that is described in Business and Professions Code Section…