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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
Rebecca Negard, Pacific Sotheby’s Int’l Realty You may know NSDCAR REALTOR® member Rebecca Negard as recipient of a 2016 REALTOR® Award of Excellence for the Tri-Cities area. She was recognized for her support of veteran’s causes. At recent NSDCAR marketing sessions, Rebecca has collected furniture and donations for young veterans and their families. She is a member of American Legion San Dieguito Post #416 in Encinitas. “I’m very passionate about helping veterans who may haveread more
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 areread more
Carol Farrar, NSDCAR Director You may know NSDCAR REALTOR® member Carol Farrar as a NSDCAR board member since 2014 (she’s now in her second two-year term) and as a California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) director since 2015. She also is serving this year as chair of the C.A.R. Young Professionals Network (YPN) Committee (there are 58 YPN groups of REALTORS® currently in the state). But did you know that Carol began working in real estateread more
Bob Pahlke, NSDCAR 2017 Board Director You may know REALTOR® member Bob Pahlke for his service as a member of NSDCAR’s Local Government Relations Committee (District 4, representing Carlsbad) for the past 10 years and as a trustee on the California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) California Real Estate Political Action Committee (CREPAC) for the past five years. He also has served as a National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) director for the past eight years andread more
C.A.R. Members: FREE 45-Hour Package! Your Newest Member Benefit From C.A.R. is Now Available! Did you already sign up for this benefit? Please visit www.OnlineEd.com to log in and access your courses. As a C.A.R. Member in 2017, you will receive a FREE 45-Hour Package of Online CE Courses for your License Renewal. All packages meet the CalBRE requirements for mandatory subjects and course categories. Select the link below for the appropriate package:   Firstread more
Kim Babcock You may know NSDCAR REALTOR® member Kim Babcock as a recent recipient of a 2016 REALTOR® Award of Excellence. Awards were presented according to various geographical areas. Kim was recognized for her work in South Coast areas with the Girls Scouts Encinitas Service Unit. But did you know that she once sold computers that were part of the equipment used on the Space Shuttle and International Space Station? “For about seven years (fromread more
Leslie Appleton-Young, vice president and chief economist, California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.), recently delivered her annual “2017 Housing Market Perspectives” presentation to a group of local REALTOR® members. “It may be a bumpy ride, but I believe there will be enough sales in San Diego County in 2017 for everyone to have a great year,” she said. “San Diego is outperforming the state and California is outperforming the nation. Although 2017 started with a bangread more
Ron Brownell, NSDCAR 2017 Board Director You may know Ron Brownell as the 2017 chair of NSDCAR’s Local Government Relations (LGR) Committee. The Committee interacts with elected officials and government agencies on relevant real estate-related issues and concerns that pertain to the NSDCAR market area. The Committee also helps shape the Association’s public policy agenda with strategic monitoring of critical legislation as well as endorsements and advocacy efforts. Ron has served on the LGR committeeread more
Bill Richard, NSDCAR 2017 Board Director You might know Bill Richard who is serving as a 2017 NSDCAR board member representing the Central Coast area. It’s his first year on the board. For the past 15 years, Bill has emceed and been involved in the NSDCAR marketing session where properties are pitched. He also has served on NSDCAR’s Professional Standards Committee. But did you know that Bill was once a senior pastor for 13 yearsread more
By Michael Carunchio NSDCAR 2017 President In a nation in which homeownership is largely seen as synonymous with the American dream, it’s a question that real estate professionals are now asking: How will President Trump impact the U.S. housing market in 2017? Will a Trump presidency launch a sustained upward trend in homeownership rates? Mr. Trump is a real estate tycoon who has made a fortune building luxury condominiums, hotels and casinos. But will thatread more
Dana Whittaker, NSDCAR 2017 Board Director You might know Dana Whittaker who is serving as a 2017 NSDCAR board member representing the South Coast District. She is in her second year on the board. “Getting involved and giving back to your profession by helping others will lift you up, inspire you and open doors to meet the right people who can help you,” Dana said. “I wouldn’t have my position today if it wasn’t forread more
NSDCAR 2017 President Michael Carunchio You might know Michael Carunchio as NSDCAR 2017 President. Mike has worked in real estate since early 1990, and earned his broker license in the mid-1990s. He owns Real Estate Outlet Plus and lives in Escondido. But did you know that Mike has a second home in Salton City, an area of the Salton Sea? The Salton Sea is actually a lake, not a sea. It is California’s largest lakeread more
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