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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…

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…

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…

CSMAR Office Hours

We are open, and here for you! For the safety of our members and staff, the Thousand Oaks office is currently offering Contact less Services Monday-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, closed for lunch from 12 pm to 1 pm. We highly recommend you give us a call at, 805-495-4681, prior to your visit with us! Simi Valley Office: Monday – Thursday from 9:00am to 5:00pm  Friday – 10:00am to 5:00pm Closed for lunch from 12:00pm to 1:00pm Thousand…

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,…