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Jami Besecker, Keller Williams Realty You may know NSDCAR REALTOR® member Jami Besecker as this year’s chair of NSDCAR’s Grievance Committee. The Grievance Committee receives ethics complaints and arbitration requests and determines whether a complaint, on its face, merits a formal hearing on the matter by a panel of the Professional Standards Committee. The purpose of the Grievance Committee is to provide a preliminary review and screening process. The committee is similar to a grandread more
Elyse Dittrich Nancarrow Realty Spring 2017 C.A.R. BOD Meetings in Sacramento Young Professionals Network (YPN) By C.A.R. Director Elyse Dittrich Do you like to have fun and be informed? Then YPN is for you! Key Take Aways: • YPN stands for Young Professional Network • Get involved at our local NSDCAR YPN • Learn how to give and get referrals through YPN • August is the Month of Giving • #KeepCalmAndYPN YPN, or Young Professionalsread more
Sandi Adelson Homeland Properties Spring 2017 C.A.R. BOD Meetings in Sacramento Taxation and Government Finance By C.A.R. Director Sandi Adelson Would you like to know how much a bond issue on the ballot is going to raise the average property tax before you vote on it? C.A.R. is supporting a bill that would do just that. AB 1194 would require the ballot itself contain the estimate so that when you and your clients are votingread more
The local real estate market remains strong in several areas according to reports from various industry sources. Home prices, including distressed sales, increased by 7.1 percent year-over-year in April, according to a CoreLogic report. The California-based property data and analytics company said the nation is seeing similar increases. Nationwide, prices increased by 6.9 percent from April 2016 to April 2017, Core Logic said. The CoreLogic Home Price Index Forecast indicates that home prices will increaseread more
Ron Romanowich Heritage Realty & Financial Spring 2017 C.A.R. BOD Meetings in Sacramento Land Use and Environmental By C.A.R. Director Ron Romanowich Question: What can you do when the well runs dry? Imagine if you will, you buy a home site or an existing home that the only source of water is a well, and it runs dry or you choose to buy a property off the grid that has no access to a publicread more
Nancy Layne Windermere Homes & Estates Spring 2017 C.A.R. BOD Meetings in Sacramento Professionals Standards By C.A.R. Director Nancy Layne Would you like to be a fly on the wall at an ethics hearing? Wouldn’t you like to see the process? How much would it help to see how the rules apply? Would it bring life to words on a page? Of course, it’s not possible to attend an actual hearing, since they’re confidential, soread more
Lisa Fore McLain Properties Spring 2017 C.A.R. BOD Meetings in Sacramento Global Real Estate Forum By C.A.R. Director Lisa Fore What lies ahead for our economy? How is this economic cycle performing against prior post-recession data? Cyclical long-term slowdown in U.S. growth or are we nearing another recession? Are we nearing another recession? That is the magic question that everyone would love to predict. If we could all predict the economic cycles we would beread more
Ron Romanowich Heritage Realty & Financial You may know NSDCAR REALTOR® Ron Romanowich as a member of the NSDCAR Local Government Relations (LGR) Committee, District 5, representing Escondido. The LGR Committee focuses on how public policies can affect the local real estate industry. Its members also are involved in political advocacy and candidate endorsements. Ron also serves on NSDCAR’s Grievance Committee and Professional Standards Committee. He served on the NSDCAR Board of Directors (2008-2010, 2013-2014)read more
Ashley Robertson Bedard ReMax Regal You may know NSDCAR REALTOR® member Ashley Robertson Bedard as a member of the NSDCAR District Council for the Vista-San Marcos area. Ashley also is a recent recipient of a 2016 REALTOR® Award of Excellence. Awards were presented according to various geographical areas. Ashley was recognized for her work in the San Marcos-Vista area.   In the past eight years she has organized four holiday blanket drives for the homeless,read more
Chris Osteen Cal West Management Spring 2017 C.A.R. BOD Meetings in Sacramento Local Government Relations (LGR) By C.A.R. Director Chris Osteen Rent Control? I thought we took care of that… In 1995 C.A.R. sponsored legislation (Costa-Hawkins) that addressed rent control in those communities that did not currently have rent control legislation in place. At the time the legislation was proposed in five California Cities (Berkeley, Santa Monica, Cotati, East Palo Alto and West Hollywood) thatread more
Elyse Dittrich Nancarrow Realty Group Spring 2017 C.A.R. BOD Meetings in Sacramento Housing Affordability Fund (HAF) By C.A.R. Director Elyse Dittrich Do you know how HAF helps you and how you can support HAF?” Key Take Aways: • HAF stands for Housing Affordability Fund • An additional $500,000 was granted to continue to HOA grant program • HAF needs your support through donations! • HAF Golf Tournament Fundraiser is in San Diego this year! Greatread more
Sandi Adelson Homeland Properties, Inc. Spring 2017 C.A.R. BOD Meetings in Sacramento Legislative Committee By C.A.R. Director Sandi Adelson Are you or your clients confused about Support or Companion animals? The Rental Housing Support/Companion Animal Certification Bill would hopefully bring some defined clarity. The current housing providers must make “reasonable accommodations” for support, but there is no definition, as there is for service animals, and do not fall under the same protections under the ADAread more
San Diego County Agents Finally Get Improved Data Through a New Data-Share Between CRMLS and Sandicor NSDCAR’s leadership team is excited to announce that after years of advocating on our member’s behalf, the NEW data-share between Sandicor and CRMLS went into effect today. Although this is only the first step, it was critical in our effort to help agents gain access to more robust MLS tools in San Diego County. This has not been easyread more
San Diego County agents will finally get improved data through a new data-share between CRMLS and Sandicor. Starting Tuesday, May 23, Sandicor subscribers will be able to search for CRMLS (California Regional Multiple Listing Service) residential listings within Sandicor’s Paragon MLS system and CRMLS members will be able to search for Sandicor residential listings within their Matrix MLS system! Sandicor subscribers will also be able to set up residential Paragon searches for clients in theread more
Sandi Adelson Homeland Properties, Inc. Spring 2017 C.A.R. BOD Meetings in Sacramento Membership By C.A.R. Director Sandi Adelson Do you think or know your seller has audio and/or video surveillance at your listing? The revised listing form has added to paragraph 10 of the Listing Agreement to cover this. It advises the seller to post notices disclosing the surveillance, including “Nanny Cams.” Does “Non-Smoking” in the lease include e-cigs and vapes? The legal minds inread more
Michael Carunchio Real Estate Outlet Plus, NSDCAR Board President Spring 2017 C.A.R. BOD Meetings in Sacramento CALBre Forum By C.A.R. Director Michael Carunchio Do You Know the Number of People Taking the California State Real Estate Sales License Exam? From 3/31/2016 – 7/1/2017 there were 35, 638 exams given From 7/01/2016 – 3/31/2017 there were 38,493 exams given BROKER Exams 2016 3,976 2017 3,638 Total Licensees as of 3/31/2016 Total 406,505 Agents 271,284 Brokers 135,221read more
Bonnie Frazier ERA Rancy & Sea Realty NSDCAR Local Government Relations (LGR) Committee Member You may know NSDCAR REALTOR® member Bonnie Frazier as a member of the NSDCAR Local Government Relations (LGR) Committee, District 5, representing Vista. She has served as an LGR member since 2004. LGR Committee maintains an intense interest in all things governmental. Their task is to keep abreast of hot issues and emerging trends that could affect the professional interests ofread more
Marie Jebavy The Real Estate Consultants, Board Director Spring 2017 C.A.R. BOD Meetings in Sacramento Strategic Planning & Finance By C.A.R. Director Marie Jebavy Why Would a Team Leader or Broker Have to Worry About Labor Laws? Are you requiring your team members to be at the office working certain hours, holding certain number of open houses per month or a certain number of phone calls a day, week, or month? That’s all it takesread more
Members of the North San Diego County Association of REALTORS® (NSDCAR), led by 2017 President Michael Carunchio, recently attended the California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) 2017 Legislative Day, held in Sacramento. The event, the 45th annual, featured opportunities for NSDCAR members to meet and discuss real estate issues directly with state legislators and their staff members, as well as hear from California’s political leaders and the leadership of the state association. NSDCAR members who visitedread more
Nancy Layne Windermere Homes and Estates Spring 2017 C.A.R. BOD Meetings in Sacramento Membership By C.A.R. Director Nancy Layne Why are we members of this anyway? 
 What’s the benefit to me?
 How does this help my clients?
 How does it get me business?

 If you’ve wondered what your local, state and national boards do for you, we have the answers! Join the army of people who work crazy hours to ensure that property rightsread more
Raylene Brundage Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Spring 2017 C.A.R. BOD Meetings in Sacramento HOUSING – HOME OWNERSHIP: By C.A.R. Director Raylene Brundage How Will Our New Political Administration Affect Affordable Housing? It didn’t take long for our REALTOR® organizations to weigh in with our position about the lack of affordable housing.  The Directors (your state representation) voted in favor that the California Association of REALTORS®, in conjunction with National Association of REALTORS® oppose the eliminationread more
Kim Murphy Murphy & Murphy SoCal Realty Spring 2017 C.A.R. BOD Meetings in Sacramento Transaction and Regulatory By C.A.R. Director Kim Murphy Do You Think a Home Inspector Should be a Licensed Contractor? What kind of license would qualify? How much more would they charge to do an inspection? Would there be fewer Home Inspectors? On the surface, we would all like to have Home Inspectors be licensed, so we knew that there was aread more
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 willread more
George Hartt, HomeSmart Realty NSDCAR Board Director You may know George Hartt as a NSDCAR board member representing the Central Coast (he’s now in his second two-year term). He also has previously served as a member of NSDCAR’s Grievance Committee, as chair of a Sandicor Coordinating Committee and as a MLS beta tester of Fusion and Paragon. George also has been recognized with a 2011 REALTOR® Award of Excellence based on his volunteer efforts withread more
Kevin Williamson of Coldwell Bank Res Brokerage with his wife Holley and their family You may know NSDCAR REALTOR® member Kevin Williamson as a new NSDCAR board member representing Inland areas. Kevin is in the first year of his first, two-year term. He also is a member of NSDCAR’s Local Government Relations Committee (LGR). He also has served the past two years as a California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) Director representing NSDCAR. Kevin also servedread more
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 Formread more
Kimberly Fell HomeSmart Realty West You may know REALTOR® member Kimberly Fell who serves on the NSDCAR board of directors representing the Tri-Cities district. She joined the board in July 2013 to fill a vacancy and is now completing her second two-year term, which ends in December. But did you know that Kimberly has eight pets, including six dogs, one cat and one potbellied pig named Wilbur? “I am very pet-centric, and have a specialread more
Spring has barely sprung, but it appears we’re already in the thick of a frenzied spring home buying season. Depending on who you’re listening to, San Diego County’s housing market seems to be off to a blooming start. Industry sources confirm the market is growing and getting stronger. Low inventory continues to be a significant problem, as well as high prices are keeping waves of buyers at bay. However, thanks to uncommonly low interest rates,read more
Kara Courtney, Windermere Homes & Estates You may know NSDCAR REALTOR® member Kara Courtney as a recipient of a 2016 REALTOR® Award of Excellence for the Oceanside area. She helped coordinate two NSDCAR community service projects consisting of members painting portions of the Boys & Girls Clubs in Oceanside and San Marcos. Kara also serves on the NSDCAR Oceanside District Council. But did you know that Kara started developing her negotiating skills as a child?read more
Chris Osteen, Cal West Management You may know NSDCAR REALTOR® member Chris Osteen as a current member of NSDCAR’s Local Government Relations Committee (LGR), District 3, representing Cardiff, Encinitas, Leucadia, and Olivenhain. Chris also served as an NSDCAR board member and NAR director for many years. “I think I’ve been a member of the LGR since the first year of the Association’s existence (1994),” said Chris, who served as president of the San Dieguito Boardread more
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