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Career Coach: choosing the right broker

As a newly licensed California Department of Real Estate (DRE) sales agent, your first use of the license before any engagement as an agent in sales, property management or mortgage originations is to find a suitable broker to employ you as their agent. As a licensed...

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Career Coach: creating your power base

The following is an excerpt from the new edition of the firsttuesday Career Manual, a best practices guide to help new real estate licensees establish their personal brands and boost income. Instead of focusing solely on a marketable persona, agents looking to get...

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Errata & Updates

  • Effective January 1st, 2021, California homeowners qualify for a net equity homestead protection of up to $300,000 or the median sale price for a single family residence (SFR) in the homeowner’s county in the calendar year prior to the year in which they claim the exemption, not to exceed $600,000 (adjusted annually for inflation). [CCP §704.730] For more on this topic, see Form-of-the-Week: Homestead exemption, an asset preservation declaration – Form 465