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Yes on Prop 19

Support Proposition 19 – The Home Protection for Seniors, Severely Disabled, Families, and Victims of Wildfire or Natural Disasters Act Proposition 19 Provides Housing Relief for Seniors, Families, Wildfire Victims & Vulnerable Populations Generates Hundreds of Millions of Dollars for Fire Protection, Local Government and Schools Prop 19 – Fact Sheet Prop 19 – FAQs Click here for more information on Prop 19  …

CSMAR In Memoriam

We are sad to announce the following… • Ray Holmes, passed away on October 16, 2020. A graveside service for Ray Holmes will be Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 10 AM at Assumption Cemetery, 1380 Fitzgerald Simi Valley, CA 93065, followed by a Celebration of Life at 326 Capri Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93065 • Buzz Burner passed away on June 27, 2020 • Tom Murray passed away on June 11, 2020 • Buren Blackwelder passed away on May 19,…

Market Statistics

Recession? Not in Our Real Estate Market What a year this has been. The best way to begin this discussion is by directing your attention to the box within the chart below. The pandemic began to affect our economy in mid-March. Our real estate market, and most other markets, took a major hit. Compare how many escrows closed in May 2019 ( 237) to May 2020 (79). These closed escrows were opened from mid-March to mid-April, the beginning of the…

Arbitration Complaint Process

Request for Arbitration Complaint The following information and forms will assist you in filing an Arbitration complaint with the Conejo Simi Moorpark Association of REALTORS® (CSMAR): A blank Complaint Form (Form A-1) and Instructions A blank Request for Mediation Form (Form M-1) Procuring Cause Guidelines Quick Guide – Procuring Cause Guidelines  California Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual Please be advised that in order for a complaint to be considered filed timely with the Association, the complaint must be filed…

Welcome

CSMAR, we bring your dreams home The Conejo Simi Moorpark Association of Realtors® (CSMAR) is a member service organization of professionals in real estate, who subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association of Realtors®. The CSMAR is pledged to promote and maintain high standards of conduct in the real estate profession and enforces the Code of Ethics within its membership. Our charter is to provide you with the latest information, tools and resources…

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…