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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, we ask that you please wear a face mask or covering 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, Wednesday, and Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Closed for lunch from 12:00pm to 1:00pm  …

Market Statistics

Are we getting back to normal? The market is moderating. No, not a bubble burst. But a return to normal. Below is what is happening in our markets. We regularly begin the year, with a low level of sales, due to the hiatus caused by people enjoying the end-of-year holidays: Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Years. Holiday parties, decorating, shopping, and visiting friends and relatives take up the month of December. Because escrows normally take 30-45 days after contracts are written,…

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… • CSMAR was just informed of the passing of long time member Don Leonard. Don passed away following heart surgery on February 23, 2021. • 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…

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…