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 Your first tuesday real estate news

Week of October 26, 2015


Online marketing for real estate agents

Perfecting your online presence is essential to a successful real estate business. This article explains how to amp up the online presence of you and your listings. 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.


Keep your clients informed for smooth transactions

A guide to preparing flyers to share useful information with your clients.


Poll  Vote on it

Who handles the files during your real estate transactions?


Rent control versus gentrification in California

Why rent control is not the solution to California's housing problem.


Operating an office: Insurance coverage

A quick breakdown of the insurance requirements for brokers.

Market Trends

Current market rates

FRM rates decreased during the past week.


Los Angeles homeless emergency needs a better fix

Recent proposals fail to address the real issue behind LA's homelessness.

Market Trends

Jobs move real estate

California job numbers continued to climb in September.

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Form of the Week

The Verification of Capacity to Represent Addendum – confirmation of an individual’s authority to sign

An analysis of the form used to verify the authority of a representative signing an agreement.

Legal Aspects

May an owner claim a charitable deduction for a conservation easement if the mortgage holder does not subordinate its interest at the time of the donation?

Get the ruling here.


FARM: Happy St. Patrick’s Day

A template for sharing recipes for St. Patrick's Day.

Market Trends

Today’s consumer price index change: tomorrow’s residential rents

The CPI rose just slightly in September from the prior year.


FARM: Happy 4th of July

Share your favorite recipes for celebrating Independence Day.

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!