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CSMAR MLS Clear Cooperation Policy

Major MLS Changes The CSMAR MLS will have major MLS Rules Changes Effective May 1st 2020 These changes will address the NAR Mandated Clear Cooperation Policy and the addition of a Coming Soon status.  The FAQ on these updates can be found HERE  The Redlined Rules changes can be found HERE The Redlined Data Integrity Standards changes can be found HERE Watch our Summary Webinar Watch our Full Webinar with Q and A  …

C.A.R. Weekly Update of State Legislation

C.A.R.’s Governmental Affairs Team works to advance REALTOR® public policy objectives in the California State Legislature in Sacramento.  This includes sponsoring, supporting and opposing state legislation.   Read more about weekly updates here.  …

Help Protect Your Livelihood

What does the REALTOR® Action Fund do? • Raises money to help promote the values, attitudes and beliefs of organized real estate • Remains vigilant against potential public policy threats i.e.  laws, taxes and regulations  • Fights costly and time consuming point of sale bills, independent contractor withholding, statewide service taxes  • Preserves dual agency, mortgage interest and deduction • Supporting RAF is not a political decision but an important decision to protect your business Why is the REALTOR® Action…

NAR Window to the Law Series

Window to the Law is a monthly video series focusing on a legal topic of interest. Not just for legal professionals, Window to the Law covers topics applicable to legal compliance for real estate professionals, brokerages, and REALTOR® associations.…

CSMAR In Memoriam

We are sad to announce the following… • Team Member, Dawn Maher’s Mom, Sue Cajka, on March 27, 2021. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the American Heart Association. • Kipp Condos passed away on February 12, 2021. Keller Williams Exclusive Properties is raising money to assist Dan with unexpected funeral costs, and services. Here is a link to the page in case anyone wants to donate: GoFundMe Service Information will be posted, if received. •…

Market Statistics

I wonder what would happen if only we had more inventory It is the same story across the country. No inventory, prices increasing. Last March, when we began this COVID journey, everyone would have agreed that the economy, including the housing market, was heading for a terrible year. The current number of homes sold in California is usually around 400,000 units. No sense researching what the forecast was last March, it was wrong., but for all the right reasons. The…

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…

CSMAR Position on Issues

CSMAR Position on 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…