45 is Sweeter than 12!: When it comes to FREE CE credits, we believe more is better. Beginning this month, as part of your 2017 member benefits, C.A.R. now provides you with a FREE 45-hour online license renewal package. Gone are the days of worrying whether you’ve met all the obligatory requirements. Each 45-hour package contains online courses, including all of the mandatory subjects approved by the CalBRE and C.A.R. Education.
Choose from 1 of 4 course packages to fit your license renewal needs:
1. First Time Salesperson
2. First Time Broker
3. Subsequent Renewal Salesperson and Broker
4. Spanish Language
Start the year off right with these free CE credits by visiting 45free.ca.org. Want to check out your membership’s other great benefits? Visit the redesigned car.org.
New and Exciting Enhancements to the AAR MLS Marketing Meeting and Caravan!: Been there? Done that? Not anymore! The AAR has added some new and exciting features to the MLS Marketing Meeting and Caravan:
New start time of 8:45am (goodbye school traffic)! - - Hot breakfast available every week! (Don't worry, the beloved and complimentary coffee, tea, donuts and pastries will still be available!) - - Lively music to start your day! - - Quick and easy monthly educational videos! - - Reduced live announcements! - - And each week we will start the caravan portion meeting with a new city - no more alphabetical order!
Brand New Lockbox Lease Program: The AAR is excited to implement a brand new Lockbox Lease Program starting now! REALTORS® are now be able to lease a Lockbox for only $9.95(plus tax) a month! To be able to lease a Lockbox, we require a broker's or manager's signature on our Lockbox Lease Agreement which you can DOWNLOAD HERE. This is an affordable option vs. the cost of purchasing a Lockbox. If you have any questions, please contact the Association at 626-446-2115.
Short-Term Health Insurance Options Available: If you are in need of short term health insurance between now and the end of the year, special enrollment options are available from REALTORS® Insurance Marketplace. The SMART Short Term Medical temporary health insurance plan is designed to be an affordable medical policy which can last from 30 days to 6 months. More Info
Anti-Money Laundering Operation Expanded to L.A. County Among Others: The U.S. Treasury Department is expanding its effort to identify corporate entities that use cash transactions in real estate to launder money. The action mainly affects title agents, but real estate professionals should stay informed on this operation and understand how it can impact certain transactions. More Info