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Easily renew your real estate license with the FREE 45 hour online license renewal package from C.A.R.


Pre-License Training

Prepare to earn your real estate license with our online courses


Designations / Certifications

Distinguish yourself by learning how to build a business that specializes in niche markets to nearly double your earning potential in various real estate sectors


Education Calendar

Browse our class schedule to find when and where to take real estate courses.


Course Catalog

Browse through the many courses we offer - listed in alphabetical order. 

Online Bundles
Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) Designation

Stand out as a REALTOR® with in-depth technical knowledge on the fundamentals of real estate. GRI real estate professionals are sought after industry experts.

Online Bundles
TC Career Workout

Join us for a special 1-day event pumped up with expert insight on Transaction Coordination (TC) practices throughout the industry. Learn what leading TCs and Brokers do to keep their firms in shape. Join us for the TC Career Workout on May 7, 2021 and use the knowledge shared here to start seeing gains in your business!


Risk and Education Management System

The REMS system allows brokers to deliver quality education to their agents and track their progress.


NMLS/MLO CE Courses

Complete your eight-hour NMLS license renewal requirement through our NMLS-approved provider, OnlineEd


C.A.R. Board of Directors and Committees

The main Business Meetings page includes important links for Directors and Committee Members.


NAR Meetings

NAR meeting information and materials.


REimagine! Real Estate Conference

REimagine! Real Estate Conference & Expo is where learning takes center stage and where business solutions and connections are at the forefront of the real estate industry.


Virtual Events

View C.A.R's upcoming and past virtual events.


Webinars

Our comprehensive list of C.A.R. webinars you may attend free of charge.


Legislative Day

Save the date for Legislative Day 2021! Tuesday, April 27 will be a day filled with talks from our Capitol's most dynamic political leaders and much, much more!


For Your Clients

A one-stop shop for tools and and resources to educate consumers about the intricacies of buying and selling a home and how a REALTOR® can help.

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Digital Tools

Marketing tools from C.A.R.'s consumer advertising campaign


For Brokers/Managers

This information is designed for Real Estate Brokers and Office Managers to assist you in supporting your real estate business. 


Center for California Real Estate

CCRE's mission is to advance industry knowledge and innovation with an emphasis on convening key experts and influence-makers.


Tax Reform FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act


Multimedia Library

From webinars to videos and podcasts to blogs, C.A.R. keeps you in the know.

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Publications

C.A.R. publishes eight magazine issues and various newsletters throughout the year.

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April 2021Broker Insights Newsletter

Update 5.5.21 - Industry Leader Weekly Update

We look forward to seeing you all at our Town Hall this Friday, May 7th at 11am with DRE Commissioner Doug McCauley - Please submit any questions you have for the Commissioner by EOD TODAY, questions submitted after that will not be covered, thank you for understanding. Register here. Below are your pertinent updates for this week: 

Industry guidance regarding PEADS
C.A.R. is actively working with representatives of the California Dept. of Health to conform real estate guidelines with that of recent CDC guidance and those which apply to other businesses. As California opens up, vaccination rates increase and COVID dangers lessen, a new set of guidelines is necessary.  

We are hopeful that, as part of this process, individually signed PEADS soon will no longer be necessary.  It is always our goal to make sure the industry operates safely and remains consistent with current health directives, such as wearing masks and hand washing, without requiring individualized statements and unnecessary cleaning. Stay tuned for more updates on this issue.

Using PEADS in zipForm (LW Transactions)

While we understand PEADS might be going away soon, they are still a requirement today and several of you have asked about using PEAD forms within zipForm/LoneWolf Transactions, here are some resources to using the PEAD form inside zip for you to share with your agents:

PPP is officially out of funds…
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has run out of funds and its portal has stopped accepting applications for loans from most lenders. Some of the money is still available through minority depository institutions (MDIs) and community development financial institutions (CDFIs), though the estimated amount varies slightly, according to trade groups. Banks whose applicants have not yet been approved may consider referring clients to MDIs and CDFIs. To read more about this, go here.


May 2021 Real Trends Newsletter
In C.A.R.’s subscription with HW’s Real Trends, we contracted to share their monthly Real Trends Newsletter. You may access the content here

Market Update
California REALTOR® optimism about the housing market remains high as California consumers remain relatively bullish on selling and, despite a highly competitive market environment, relatively undaunted on buying as well. This is due in large part to a gradually improving picture of California’s pandemic numbers and the corresponding growth in the broader economic indicators in the state. However, the prospect of rising rates is creating more urgency for would-be buyers, which is pushing prices up and affordability down relatively. For the full write up - go here

  • For more check out our Market Minute here

  • For our daily MLS Transactional Data - go here.

  • For our weekly Realtor Survey Data - go here.

Legislative Update
Last week, AB 491 (Gonzalez) passed out of Assembly Housing.  This is part of our fair housing package of bills and addresses unequal treatment of residents of affordable housing units compared to those who reside in market rate units.  The bill actually ended up encountering some hurdles from some unexpected quarters, but we were able to get the bill to move forward.  The bill passed Committee with bipartisan support. The author of the bill, Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez, did her own video in which she talks about teaming up with us to work on this bill.  That video is found here. Our weekly legislative update is found here.

For your Top Producers and Team Leaders:
We are growing our community of Top Producers and Team Leaders in CA (similar to what we do with all of you in the brokerage community). Our goal in doing this is to make sure this important segment of our membership is seen and heard but also we will provide this group with valuable information regarding Proposition 19 and the latest legislative update from Senior VP of Governmental Affairs, Sanjay Wagle. He will be joined by Supervising Senior Counsel, Robert Bloom who can also provide information on hot legal topics and the new peer to peer ethics line.

If you have Top Producers and Team Leaders in your offices that you feel would benefit from this type of a forum, please send me their names/emails and we will include them. Please know that our goal is to foster compliance, best practices and provide a neutral opportunity to network with their peers. Please email saras@car.org for more info. 

For your TC’s
The TC Career Workout, a special LearnMyWay® event, is THIS FRIDAY, May 7, 2021. Please share this professional development opportunity with your TC’s as there will be valuable panels and info sessions on how practicing Transaction Coordinators and Brokers keep their firms in compliance. For more information and registration info go here.

For more information regarding Industry & Broker Relations, please contact Sara Sutachan, Industry & Broker Relations Senior Vice President, at (213) 739-8224 or saras@car.org.



Broker Education Resources

WomanUP!® Academy Executive Certification Course

The New Broker's Benchmark: Prepare and Perform! Course Bundle - ONLINE ANYTIME

Nuts and Bolts: The Broker’s Day-to-Day - ONLINE ANYTIME

Teams 2.0: The Team Leader - ONLINE ANYTIME

California Human Resource Law for Brokers/Teams - ONLINE ANYTIME

Administrative Staffing: The Human Side of Human Resources - ONLINE ANYTIME


Upcoming Education & Events at C.A.R.

Click the link for more information and to register.

5/5 @ 8am - Coffee & Conversations with Leslie Appleton Young

5/7 @2pm - WomanUP!® Weekly Facebook Live


Resources for Office Managers

Office managers, keep up to date with spilling relevant and practical tea (information) tailored for office sales meetings. You will be the first to know about hot issues, market conditions, and motivational material to keep your agents inspired to achieve success. Print copies or or forward the link to your team via email.

Latest Weekly Sales Data

Local Monthly Data

Your input is invaluable to us. Please take our survey about your experience in the field every week to help us continue bringing you the most accurate data possible in our weekly data report. We appreciate your support!  



 

Latest Legal Guidance

Two new Legal Quick Guides were posted: one on Complying with the Industry Guidance Showing Rules and one on Using the C.A.R. PEAD-V form. See also our new Legal FAQs on Rules on Intergenerational Transfers Under Prop 19, which apply to any purchase or transfer beginning February 16, 2021.


 

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Women account for 60% of REALTORS® in California but represent only a fraction of brokerage ownership and executive leadership.

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WomanUP!®, an initiative of the California Association of REALTORS®, exists to support the journey of women to the very TOP of their careers as broker-owners.

Learn More

Share Your Story Initiative -  Are you a woman who owns or leads a brokerage? We want to hear from you!

 


C.A.R. is proud to present a brand-new website dedicated to providing REALTORS® with information about fair housing best practices, building inclusive businesses and organizations, and promoting more equitable communities. Click here to visit. 


Podcasts

Housing Matters




The Housing Matters Podcast is your housing hub for market analysis, economic trends, and housing news from the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) and its institute the Center for California Real Estate (CCRE). Tune in to learn what you need to know about the market from C.A.R. experts who will give you their take on the latest top real estate stories. The goal of the Housing Matters Podcast is to provide C.A.R. members with ideas that help them become more knowledgeable, professional, and insightful in their work as practitioners and stakeholders in the future of real estate. Join the conversation and tune into the Housing Matters Podcast



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