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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…

CSMAR Office Hours

We are open, welcome back! For the safety of our members and team, face masks are required when entering our offices.  Thousand Oaks Office: Monday – Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm Closed for lunch from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm  Simi Valley Office: Monday – Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm Closed for lunch from 12:00pm to 1:00pm    …

Market Statistics

The Fed is Putting Out the Fire The FED had two ways to provide monetary stimulus to the housing market. One was to keep interest rates near zero. The other was to purchase mortgage-backed securities and keep them in their portfolio. The FED has now reversed course in both areas. This week’s half point rise in interest rates was an indicator of more to come. Read more..  …

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 very sad to announce the following… • Beverly Pickrell passed away. There will be a memorial service held on May 21, 2022 at 10:00 am at Pierce Brothers in Westlake Village. In lieu of flowers, Beverly’s family is asking that donations be sent to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America or Toys 4 Tots, a charity she was actively involved in.  • Past President Mike Hanley passed away on February 18, 2022. The Hanley family invites you to join them in honoring…

Ethics and Arbitration 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…

Membership Benefits

A partial list of REALTOR® member benefits includes… Automatic membership in the one million members of the  National Association of REALTORS® Right Tools, Right Now! – Created to support REALTORS® through difficult times, Right Tools, Right Now is now a permanent program! Each month, NAR will offer savings on select tools, products, and resources most beneficial for you and your business, and offer them for free or at a discounted price. NAR REALTOR Benefits® Program – Designed with you in mind,…

Ethics and Arbitration 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…