NSDCAR would like to help members put their "best face forward," and to help you do that, we have made arrangements with Don Anderson at Insight Photos to provide FREE REALTOR® Portraits. This FREE member benefit will allow you to obtain current portrait images to use on business cards, websites, signs, etc. Members may make appointments when portraits are being taken at our five Service Centers and other locations to be announced. The Photo shoot will include a regular portrait background or special green screen that allows you to digitally insert any background you wish. Look for shoot locations and dates to be announced in the NSDCAR Quick Facts newsletter and on the NSDCAR website. To make your portrait appointment, contact Insight Photos at (760) 440-5583 or email orders@InsightPhotos.net.
NSDCAR Members from Tour 701, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, donated $1,690.50 to Veterans 360, a non-profit organization. The mission of Veterans 360 is to eliminate the stigma of those struggling with post-traumatic stress, allowing victims of PTS to receive education and support instead of going it alone. This is a critical first step to reducing epidemic levels of suicide among PTS sufferers. For more information about Veterans 360, visit http://www.carrythechallenge.org/what-is-the-challenge/ Pictured above from left: Bill Richard, Evangelina Marshall, Rick Collins of Veterans 360, Rebecca Negard, and Bill Ims.
NSDCAR Updates on GSDAR Lawsuit Filed Against NSDCAR, PSAR, and Sandicor
On January 14, 2016, the San Diego Association of REALTORS® (SDAR), filed a lawsuit against the local MLS, Sandicor, Inc., and North San Diego County Association of REALTORS®, and Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS®.
This page is a resource to keep members of North San Diego County Association of REALTORS® informed about the litigation filed by the San Diego Association of REALTORS®, also known as SDAR or GSDAR against Sandicor, the North San Diego County Association (NSDCAR), and the Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS® (PSAR).1/13/16 CRMLS and Sandicor announce a datashare agreement with CRMLS to provide Sandicor agents access to CRMLS listings. 1/14/16 Lawsuit filed by GSDAR against North San Diego County Association of REALTORS, Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS, and Sandicor. 1/15/16 Inman Select posts article: REALTOR® Association Sues its Own MLS, Accusing Unfair Business Practices 1/15/16 NSDCAR issues statement about the lawsuit to its members. 1/15/16 SDAR President issues statement about the lawsuit to its members. 1/20/16 Sandicor issues notice of lawsuit to its MLS members 1/21/16 San Diego Reader article 1/26/16 Sandicor issues Q&A to address certain issues relating to the lawsuit 1/28/16 San Diego Business Journal article: Listing Service Conflict Results in Lawsuit (paid login needed) 2/10/16 WAV Group article: California Regionals Breaking Ranks 3/4/16 NSDCAR and PSAR Unite in Defense Against SDAR Lawsuit 3/4/16 NSDCAR/PSAR Motion to Dismiss and Background Information. 3/4/16 Sandicor Files a Motion to Dismiss with the Courts. 3/18/16 NSDCAR and PSAR release statement: "Your MLS is in Jeopardy" 3/22/16 SDAR President releases statement 3/23/16 SDAR signs motion to move forward the upgrade of the Sandicor servers after lengthy delay. 3/25/16 SDAR discards old complaint and files new complaint with courts ignoring issues related to first complaint. 3/25/16 Sandicor Questions and Answers on Hardware Replacement 3/28/16 NSDCAR President's Message to Members - MLS Update 4/13/16 NSDCAR and PSAR file a motion to dismiss and motion for attorneys' fees for abandoned claims by SDAR.
Keep your business free from fines and legal trouble by taking a moment to review real estate advertising rules.
State of California Bureau of Real Estate License Disclosure Requirements for AdvertisingReview the chart showing the required disclosures of licensure for various advertising scenarios. Also included are the requirements of the Business and Professions Code, which applies to all first point-of-contact materials designed to solicit the creation of a professional relationship between the licensee and the consumer. The disclosures are required in all advertising including, but not limited to, flyers, mailers, TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, yellow pages, and the Internet. View the chart.
Sandicor Rules and Regulations12.8 Advertising of Listing Filed With the MLS "A listing shall not be advertised by any participant or subscriber, other than the listing broker, without the prior written consent of the listing broker except as provided in Section 12.16 relating to display of listings on the Internet." View Sandicor Rules and Regulations
Legal Q&As on Real Estate AdvertisingAdvertising by REALTORS® (Login) Advertising Someone Else's Listing (Login) How to Properly License Property Photographs
Paragon Users! Windows 10 has been added to the list of compatible and supported operating systems for use with Paragon MLS system.
As part of the resources provided by the new Center for California Real Estate (CCRE), NSDCAR REALTOR® members now have a brand new member benefit from C.A.R. C.A.R.’s Thought Leadership program has partnered with a leading think tank, The Futures Company, to provide California REALTORS® with special access to a suite of invaluable data, research, reports, consumer trends, and economic insights. Available through the CCRE website, this collection of consumer-centric research offers access to the critical trends shaping today’s consumer marketplace – helping REALTORS® better understand their clients and competitors. Additionally, members receive analyses about topical economic developments, marketplace dynamics, and emerging industry trends. What's available:
See how NAR's 2005-2014 Member Profile shows how the demographics of REALTORS® have changed over the past 9 years. The post shows how the median age of members has increased overall. The research includes ethnic distribution, country of birth, and education. The data is an interesting look at how the demographics of REALTORS® has changed over the years. Read the full blog post here.
Gender of REALTORS® 2005 - 2014
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Sometimes it seems so much easier to hit the delete button than to take a moment to read another one of those e-mails from CAR or NAR. That is apparent by the fact that less than 10 percent of California REALTORS® have responded to recent Red Alert messages from NAR. One of the most important tasks of REALTOR® Associations at the local, state and national level is to protect private property rights, advocate for the real estate consumer and protect you from increased liability and costs of doing business. When you receive a Call to Action from CAR or a Red Alert from NAR, you should recognize these communications as a serious request for your help to address a pending legislative or regulatory issue. The other thing you should know is that your associations have made it extremely easy for you to let you voice be heard and your voice can easily be a part of a loud Realtor response if everyone participates. In some cases, the CAR alert will contain a draft letter that you can simply copy and send to your legislator. Most CAR calls for action are targeted to specific legislators, so your personal response is even more important because legislators are hearing from their constituents. NAR has made it even easier with development of the REALTOR® Action Center App for your cell phone or tablet. Visit the App Store and download the free REALTOR® Action Center App. Once set up you simply have to click on the Red Alert and a communication is sent to your Congressman or U.S. Senator supporting the REALTOR® position. Additionally the App allows you to track your response history and receive important background information on critical REALTORS® at the National level. Your voice is important. Strong REALTOR® response to alerts in the past allowed NAR to defeat repeated efforts by banks to enter real estate. REALTOR® voices were also major factors in capital gains tax reforms, protecting mortgage interest deductions and small business health coverage and appraisal issues. Your voice can be heard loud and clear if you simply click twice and respond to Red Alerts. Your job is to sell real estate. Your association’s job is to help you to be successful. The e-mails you get with Calls to Action of Red Alerts are simple and effective ways of working together for your continued success.
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Keeping all of the agents updated and "in the know" is such an important piece of the puzzle and it is truly appreciated to have NSDCAR provide experts in our office to offer such training and education. Thank you again for your time and sharing your knowledge with our office and guests. Sincerely, Jenae Peckham
As a member of NSDCAR I would like to let you know that the HomeDex report you provide is extremely valuable. It saves members hours of time that they would otherwise have to spend compiling this vital data. The statistics provided are an essential component of any agent or broker's "toolbox" as it contributes greatly to our ability to remain fully informed professionals. Best Regards, Bill Hensley Broker Associate Hensley Properties at Keller Williams
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