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 Your first tuesday real estate news

Week of October 19, 2015

 
     
 
Feature

Real estate disaster scenario part II: Sea level rise

How will sea level rise influence California’s coastal real estate markets in the coming years? Should homebuyers beware? This article is the second in a three-part series on the effect of natural disasters on California’s real estate market. Read more

 
 
     
 
Poll  Online Maintenance

ATTENTION: first tuesday's online course access and ordering may be interrupted for server maintenance during the following hours:

  • Tuesday, October 27, 2015 from 11 PM to 3 AM PST;
  • Wednesday, October 28, 2015 from 11 PM to 3 AM PST; and
  • Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 11 PM to 3 AM PST.

Further, the California Bureau of Real Estate's (CalBRE's) online renewal program, eLicensing, will be unavailable due to maintenance beginning Friday, October 30, 2015 at 6:30 PM PST until Monday, November 2, 2015 at 8 AM PST.

Licensees will NOT be able to submit online renewals during this time. If you need to submit your renewal, send all renewal paperwork by mail and ensure it is postmarked by your expiration date. Renewal forms and instructions may be found here for sales agents and here for brokers.

 
     
 
Practice

The independent sales agent: a CalBRE violation

See why some sales agents are under fire from the CalBRE.

 
 
     
 
Real Estate Tech

Social media tips for real estate professionals

We explore use of social media platforms for real estate businesses.

 
 
     
 

Poll  Vote on it

How are today's homeowners handling mortgage debt?

 
 
     
 
Legal Aspects

Surety bond deductibles for unlicensed trust fund handlers

New requirements for broker trust fund withdrawals.

 
 
     
 
Marketing

FARM: Five ways to know you’re ready to sell

Help your clients make the choice to sell with this handy flyer.

 
 
     
 
Form of the Week

The critical buy-versus-rent analysis – educating your buyer on the financial benefits of homeownership

An analysis of the form used to compare the costs of buying and renting.

 
     
 
Taxation

Talk subsidized homeownership openly – hard numbers convert tenants to buyers

A guide to using the after-tax analysis form to compare renting and buying.

 
     
 
Ad Newsletter

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Marketing

FARM: Absentee buyers #2

A letter to help you solicit sales for your investor clients.

 
 
     
 
Legal Aspects

Is a homeowner entitled to money losses from a builder for construction defects if the owner fails to send a notice of defects to the builder?

Get the ruling here.

 
 
     
 
Practice

Design business cards to market yourself and stand out

Tips for creating business cards to market your real estate services.

 
 
     
 
Marketing

FARM: Prices are low – now’s the time to sell and relocate!

Help your clients sell in a buyer's market.

 
 
     
 
Poll  online forum

Discuss your opinions and ask questions about all things related to California real estate. Join the conversation with other agents on our online forum here!

 
 
     
 
Marketing

FARM: December Newsletter 2015

A printable flyer for the month of December.

 
 
 
 
Marketing

FARM: Happy New Year!

A template for sharing your best New Year recipes.

 
 
     
 
Poll  Video

Is a strong U.S. dollar good or bad for the global economy?