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REALTOR® Education Can Set You Apart

Doctors. Teachers. Attorneys. Professionals in a wide variety of fields regularly participate in continuing education to improve their skills and better serve their clients. REALTORS® are certainly no exception. And in today’s competitive climate, continuing education is one crucial way to elevate your profile and increase the value you offer your clients. Read on for seven benefits of REALTOR® education. 1. Reduce risk. As any REALTOR® knows, a home is likely the biggest purchase their clients will ever make. As their trusted advisor, make sure you’re offering them the soundest advice... Read more »

CAR Market Matters

Talking Points … Lower interest rates and stabilizing home prices combined to boost home sales in June, according to the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.). However, diminished home affordability remains a challenge for buyers, particularly in high cost areas of the state. Sales in June increased 1.5 percent from a revised 389,060 in May but were down 4.8 percent from a revised 414,830 in June 2013. June marked the eighth straight month that sales were below the 400,000 level and the eleventh straight decline on a year-over-year basis. The statewide median price of an existing,... Read more »

RealCare Insurance Partners with Navigators

RealCare and CAR are proud to announce a new program of E&O insurance through Navigators Insurance Company, one of Forbes Magazine’s 100 most trusted companies in 2013. This new program features a new policy form with expanded coverage. Navigators is now working with RealCare for new and renewal business in California and existing policy holders may renew with the new form without an increase in their rate. In many cases we have actually been able to reduce rates! View the RealCare Information Flyer  Read more »

Listing Agent’s Duty to Buyer and Buyer’s Duty of Investigation Clarified

Appellate Court upholds sanctions against the buyer and buyer’s attorney for maintaining baseless complaint against the licensee “utterly lacking in legal merit.” In a strongly worded unanimous decision, a California Court of Appeal upheld sanctions against a buyer and buyer’s attorney for continuing to prosecute a claim against a listing agent in which “the record supports that no reasonable attorney would have concluded [that the] statutory and common law claims . . . were factual and legally supportable.”  Peake v. Underwood, filed June 25, 2014, Fourth District, Div. One, D061267. As... Read more »

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