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FACT NUMBER ONE: Gov Hutchinson, the beloved CAR Attorney and Roving Story Teller, had some interesting information at the Orange County Association of Realtor yearly meeting. Due to the settlement around July new NAR rules will require that Realtors must get a Buyers Agents Contract signed before showing any homes. And possible commissions must be discussed.  […]

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The National Association Needs More Money

Our trade group voted to raise the special assessment for the “That’s Who We R” campaign to $45 from its current price of $35 – since 2009. The fee started at $15 in 1999. The delegates also voted to keep the yearly dues at $150. The assessment passed with no discussion from the floor with […]

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The NAR Realtor Magazine

Get Your News Hot Off The Press The NAR Realtor magazine has been providing informative and timely articles for decades. The recent 2022 Spring Issue is no exception.   One article is 190 Tips, Facts and Ideas. It is excellent and there is material for everyone. On page 12 there is a section on 9 Steps to […]

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Buzz Words

Implicit Bias: Buyers, Sellers, and Licensees Be Aware There are numerous articles and postings about Implicit Bias and Love Letters. A new 2 hour Implicit Bias Course will be part of the 45 Hour CE Requirements effective January 1, 2023. And an interactive participatory component must be added to the required Fair Housing CE Course. Buyer […]

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The Color Purple

There is an article in the Winter NAR Magazine entitled, “Purple is the New Gray or Black”. A quote: “Purple has become one of the reigning requests in the increasingly colorful world of home design”. Other colors becoming popular include khaki green, taupe, teal, kelly green, peaches and orange. Just all too confusing.  And I just […]

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Judge Blocks Oregon’s Housing Love-Letter Ban

An Oregon State Law effective January 1, 2022 has been blocked by a Federal Judge. The state legislature believed that letters written by prospective buyers to sellers telling why they should be picked as the buyer when there are many offers. Advocates state that the letters lead to housing discrimination and the judge said that […]

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Diana Bull Gets Award

NAR Distinguished Service Award Diana Bull, the famous Santa Barbara Realtor, just won another award, but this one is a biggie. The NAR Distinguished Service Award goes to only 2 people each year out of the NAR’s 1.4 million members. And she sure deserves this recognition. This award is to honor members who have made […]

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