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Notice of NSDCAR 2017 Election of Board of Directors and Notice of Annual Membership Meeting

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The North San Diego County Association of REALTORS® 2017 Election will be held during the period beginning June 14, 2017, at 9:00 am through June 28, 2017, at 5:00 pm. Members in good standing as of April 28, 2017, will be entitled to vote. Click the link below to view the full announcement and slate of candidates. Notice of Election of Directors, Annual Meeting, and Slate of Director Candidates The NSDCAR Annual Membership Meeting will take place on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at the NSDCAR Vista Service Center. The Annual Meeting is free to members, however, seating is limited and pre-registration is required. Walk-ins will be accepted as space permits.

San Diego County Fair Discount Tickets for NSDCAR Members

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Your Membership Provides Discount Tickets to This Year’s County Fair!

Celebrate the Wild West at this year's fair with 4,187 attractions, 1,879 concerts, and 26 days of fun TWO WAYS TO ORDER: Order Discount Tickets on Eventbrite Order Dicount Tickets by Form

NSDCAR Members Give Big to Community With Charitable Donations

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Supporting local charities and real estate success have long gone hand in hand. Passion for a good cause helps not only the communities served by REALTORS®, but it also demonstrates the commitment by real estate professionals to improve local neighborhoods. “Our Association is proud to support those who make our communities a better place,” said Michael Carunchio, NSDCAR 2017 president. “NSDCAR and its members are long-time supporters of many local non-profit organizations. Our members are actively involved in supporting charitable organizations and events through sponsorships and a commitment to volunteerism. Throughout our 20-year-plus history, our REALTOR® Association has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for worthy charities and organizations.” Recently, NSDCAR members have participated in several community charity activities. On March 2, NSDCAR REALTORS® and Affiliate members representing the Fallbrook and Bonsall areas shared their time reading to students at Fallbrook Street Elementary School in Fallbrook as part of Read Across America Day. NSDCAR-Fallbrook-Bonsall-Members Read Across America Day is an annual event that promotes the importance of reading to school children and commemorates Dr. Seuss and his literary contribution to children. Local REALTORS® and affiliates have celebrated literacy and volunteered their time with this event since 2009 and look forward to the event each year. Read Across America Day coincides with the birthday of Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel, author of many children’s books. Geisel was born March 2, 1904, in Springfield, Mass., and first used the pen name Dr. Seuss on a cartoon in the Saturday Evening Post in 1927. His first book, “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” was published 10 years later, after 27 rejections. After World War II, he moved to La Jolla and penned such classics as “Green Eggs and Ham” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” which became staples for young readers. Geisel died in 1991. The National Education Association launched Read Across America Day on his birthday seven years later on March 2, 1998. “Education is a great equalizer and nothing can be more critical to achieving empowerment than reading and literacy,” said Carunchio. “I’m very proud of NSDCAR’s support of this annual celebration. Motivating children to read is an important factor in student achievement and creating lifelong successful readers. Research has shown that children who are motivated and spend more time reading do better in school. Loving to read early in life has the power to make every one of us a lifelong learner.” Another recent community activity that drew support from NSDCAR members occurred Sunday, Feb. 12, a few days before Valentine’s Day. NSDCAR members helped raise $30,159 at a Valentine’s Dinner-Dance held at the Elks Lodge #1687 on South Escondido Boulevard in Escondido. About 175 people, including REALTORS® and Affiliate members from Escondido, attended the fundraiser that benefitted the Escondido Police Department’s Police Athletic League (PAL), headed by former Escondido Police Lt. Al Owens, who recently retired after a 21-year career. escondido-pal-donation Since its founding, PAL has impacted the lives of thousands of at-risk youth in Escondido, according to NSDCAR REALTOR® member Connie Malkiewicz. PAL supports youth sports leagues, including softball, basketball and soccer, as well as safety academies. The PAL athletic program for children, ages 6 to 18, relies on educational athletic activities to cement a bond between police officers and the youth in the community. “It’s better to help a child in trouble than try to fix an adult,” said Malkiewicz. “There’s nothing better in the world than making a difference and changing the lives of kids. I’m so proud of our Association members. The real winner at our event is the community because many of the kids have never participated in a sports program before getting involved in PAL. REALTORS® really care about our communities. When we have a safe city, everybody is better off.” At the Valentine’s fundraiser, donations came from table sales and auction items. Raffle tickets and table decorations also were sold. Previous NSDCAR fundraising efforts for PAL have included donations collected at Marketing Session and talent shows held in 2014 and 2015 that featured the talents of NSDCAR members. In addition, the NSDCAR Carlsbad Marketing Session recently chose to donate $4,423 to Shades of Pink Foundation California (SOPFCA). SOPFCA’s mission is to provide temporary monetary assistance to local women who are experiencing financial distress as a result of a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. SOPFCA focuses on direct grants to local women in need and the organization supports women in active breast cancer treatment. While national breast cancer organizations focus on research, SOPFCA’s purpose is less global and more about direct personal financial support for local women. “All of us at NSDCAR are proud to know that our recent grant will help ease the financial burdens of women facing breast cancer today so they can concentrate on treatment and healing,” said Carunchio. “NSDCAR stands proudly behind all cancer survivors, including the daughters, friends and family of survivors and those who did not survive. NSDCAR is inspired by the strength of women battling breast cancer while taking care of family, holding down jobs and trying to make ends meet. Our hats are off to SOPFCA who helping these women now when they need it most.”

HomeDex Housing Statistics

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NSDCAR to Launch New Member Portrait Program

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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. insight-photos

NSDCAR Members Donate $1,690.50 to Veterans 360

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check-presentation5-web 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.

Updates on Lawsuit Filed by GSDAR Against NSDCAR, PSAR, and Sandicor

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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.

Advertising Rules in Real Estate

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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 Advertising

Review 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 Regulations

12.8 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 Advertising

Advertising by REALTORS® (Login) Advertising Someone Else's Listing (Login) How to Properly License Property Photographs

Paragon is Now Certified for Windows 10 OS Compatibility

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Paragon Users! Windows 10 has been added to the list of compatible and supported operating systems for use with Paragon MLS system.

New Member Benefit Provides Exclusive Consumer Insights

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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:

  • Webinars on key trends
  • Special reports on hot topic issues
  • Interactive graphics featuring insights on key consumer segments
  • Big-picture reports on the critical dynamics shaping the future of the marketplace
  • As a member-only benefit, members can use any of the new content for their own marketing purposes. Visit CCRE and enter your C.A.R. username and password to access this new and exciting information.

    How a Decade Has Changed REALTORS

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    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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    See How REALTORS are Using the New .REALTOR Web Address

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    If you haven't claimed your .REALTOR yet, or you're not sure how to use your new .REALTOR web address, see how other REALTORS® using theirs. Whether it's redirecting their new web address to an existing one, creating a custom website, or using the free realtor.com profile website, see how to get creative. View here

    Protecting Your Business With Two Mouse Clicks – What To Do When You Get a RED ALERT!

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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.

    REALTORS – Claim Your .Realtor Top Level Domain Today!

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    Don't Get Left Behind! Register for your .REALTOR domain today! Important FAQs!

    Here's what you need to know:
  • Members still have an opportunity to register .REALTOR domain names.
  • The first 500,000 NAR members to register a .REALTOR domain consisting of his/her name will receive one FREE .REALTOR domain for one-year.
  • To claim your .REALTOR domain visit https://www.claim.realtor/
  • What will I need to claim my .REALTOR domains?


    You will need:
  • Credit card
  • NRDS id number
  • List of domain name ideas
  • Why do I need a credit card to claim my .REALTOR domains?

    A credit card is needed for all accounts to ensure that your .REALTOR domains will auto-renew and not be lost should a member forget to renew.

    Members will have the ability to turn off auto-renew for every .REALTOR domain after account creation. Pre-paid credit cards may also be accepted and used as an alternative to a personal credit card.

    NSDCAR Member Testimonial

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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

    NSDCAR Member Testimonial

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    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

    Fax Machines Beware: hellofax.com Debuts Online Document Prep/Signature/Faxing

    Posted by Lynn Sullivan in Technology | 0 comments

    No scanning, no toner, no power consumption, no phone line: a really simple, easy to use web interface to upload a form, fill it out, digitally sign it with an image of your actual signature, and fax or email it away, for just pennies per page. Simple solution to antiquated technology? Visit hellofax.com and try it for free!

    Site-Seeing Must Visit: TOPAPPCHARTS

    Posted by Lynn Sullivan in Technology | 0 comments

    iPhone and iPad users in real estate will find information of great value at TopAppCharts.com, a site devoted to finding, analyzing, and obtaining the best of the best apps for their devices. Enter the term "real estate" and see the top free and paid apps gaining usage in the real estate industry, as well as "trending" information, well presented and easy to use.

    NSDCAR Member

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    "I am able to do everything I need to online with NSDCAR's great website and fantastic support!"

    NSDCAR Member

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    "NSDCAR continually provides up-to-date seminars which give you the leading edge against your competition."

    NSDCAR Member

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    "I have seen many closed escrows occur due to REALTORS® attending the marketing sessions."

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