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REALTOR® Safety Pledge

We took the Pledge. As a REALTOR ® association, we pledge to promote REALTOR ® Safety in communications, media, governance, and actions(s). We strive to ensure the safety of our members and the public. Learn more about the REALTOR ® Safety Program here.…

NAR Window To The Law

Window to the Law is a monthly video series that provides valuable risk management tips and information to help real estate professionals navigate legal issues facing the real estate industry. Check out the video series here. …

Conejo Simi Moorpark Association of REALTORS® installs 2024 Officers and Directors

The Conejo Simi Moorpark Association of REALTORS® (CSMAR) recently installed its 2024 officers and directors at its 15th Annual Awards & Installation Luncheon. Melanie Barker, 2024 President of the California Association of REALTORS®, administered the oath of office. Brooke Grayson, Aviara Real Estate will serve as president in 2024, succeeding Tim McDougall of Sotheby’s International Realty. CSMAR’s 2024 Officers: President: Brooke Grayson, Aviara Real Estate President-Elect: Bret Carden, Sotheby’s International Realty Secretary/Treasurer: Rick Gaviati, Coldwell Banker Realty Immediate Past President: Tim…

CSMAR MLS Training Website

Did you know we have an MLS Training Website? It has many helpful tools when you need a MLS Support: How To Guides Rules Quick Tips Videos Training Classes MLS Products And MORE! CSMAR MLS Training Website…

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.  …

Market Statistics

“Looks Like A Rerun Of 2023” The Lech Report by Chuck Lech   A rerun of 2023 will not make many of us happy.  We would rather have a rerun of 2022. Let’s start this edition with our table comparing the first three months of 2024 with the first three months of 2023. Inventory remains low, 5% below the low inventory of last year.  Prices are rocketing, mostly due to the low inventory.  Median prices are… Read more 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…

CSMAR In Memoriam

We are very sad to announce the following… • Sheri Karp passed away, January 2024. Her service is Friday, January 12, 10 a.m. at Mount Sinai Simi Valley, 6150 Mount Sinai Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93063. • Robert Landegger passed away in November 2023. Click here to comment your condolences. • John Batchelor has passed away on October 24, 2023.  Date: Friday, November 10th • Time: 5:00 PM • Location: Wood Ranch Office • AdIn honoring John’s memory, there will be a…

REALTOR® Action Fund Contributors

    Contribute to the REALTOR® Action Fund today! Click here and go to Make a contribution on the left hand side of the page! (Please have NRDS ID handy) CSMAR Past President Liz Parvex talks about one of the ***many*** things RAF does for you here!  …