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Monthly Newsletter of the San Mateo County Association of REALTORS速

www.samcar.org

In this issue...

SAMCAR

Call to A ction! Daly City Inspectio : Proposed R es n and Pe page 1 rmit Proagle ram

Message from the President page 2 Member Appreciation BBQ pages 5 and 6 Upcoming Spaghetti Feed page 6 Young Professionals Network page 7 Foundation Pumpkin Auction page 8 News From August Broker/Manager Meeting page 10

Legislative CALL TO ACTION! Daly City proposed resale inspection and permit program page 1 Meet Your New Government Affairs Coordinator: Alex Khalfin page 3 Saltworks 50/50 balanced plan page 3 Hillsborough Sign Enforcement page 3

CAR Legislative Update page 4

Member Appreciation BBQ & Upcoming Events pages 5 - 8

MLS

MLSListings, Inc. Updates pages 9 and 10


CALL TO ACTION!

Call to Action! monthly newsletter of the

San Mateo County Association of realtors®

www.samcar.org tel. (650) 696-8200 fax (650) 342-7509 Board of Directors 2009 President President Elect Region 25 Chair Director Director Director Director Director Director Director Director Director Affiliate Director Director Director

Olivia T. Edwards Jennifer Tasto Marianne Zanone Rush Tim Auran Eric Berggren Robert Brisbane John Clifford Nini De La Fuente-Pecson Bobbi Decker Suzan Getchell-Wallace Phillip Houston Anne Oliva Edgar Tulcanaza Susan Vaterlaus David Zigal

Chief Executive Officer Philip B. Tedesco, RCE, CAE Editorial Team Michon Coleman Director of Government Affairs Dalen Gilbrech Publications Designer Our Vision The Voice for Real Estate Professionals and Property Owners in San Mateo County.

SAMCAR {RE}source is published monthly by the San Mateo County Association of REALTORS®, 850 Woodside Way, San Mateo, CA 94401 and distributed to more than 4,000 recipients. E-mail samcar@samcar.org your questions or comments.

Copyright © 2009

Daly City: Proposed Resale Inspection and Permit Program

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AMCAR REALTORS® are needed to help the San Francisco Association of realtors® defeat a proposed resale inspection and permit program in Daly City.

Please take a moment to respond to this call to action and make your collective realtor® voice heard on this important issue. If you have any questions, please contact your Government Affairs Director, Michon Coleman, at (650) 696-8204. Here is what we need you to say: • You oppose the proposed RESIDENTIAL RESALE INSPECTION PROGRAM and urge the City Council to reject the recommendation in the DRAFT HOUSING ELEMENT that the program be adopted. • To remedy dangerous living conditions caused by the construction of illegal rooms and additions, the City Council should require ALL residents to comply. Requiring this at the point of sale places the burden on a small group of buyers and sellers, instead of the entire community. • Requiring an inspection and resale permit will add to the cost of buying and selling a home in Daly City. • Homeowners who have completed legal renovations could be forced to pay hundreds of dollars for an inspection to verify permitted work. • Imposing energy and water efficiency upgrades at the point of sale affects the affordability of homes and places a burden upon homeowners who may need to quickly sell their property. • Strict State disclosure laws already protect buyers of residential properties.

The Elected Officials You Need to Contact: To contact the Mayor, Vice Mayor and Members of the City Council, call (650) 991-8008 or send a fax to (650) 991-8091. You can also send e-mail to rpadilla@dalycity.org; type “Re: Daly City Council” into the subject line and the clerk will forward it. Mayor Gonzalo “Sal” Torres Vice Mayor Michael P. Guingona Council Member David J. Canepa Council Member Maggie Gomez Council Member Carol L. Klatt The entire Draft Housing Element is available for review and may be downloaded from www.plandalycity.org.

THANK YOU for your action on this critical issue!


Message from your 2009 President

September 2009

Welcome New Members

The Following Members Joined in August 2009

Olivia Edwards

2009 SAMCAR President

Change Happens

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Do you know where the best place is for you to face the “changes” in the industry, the economy, the Internet, networking, lending, clients’ expectation, our business, our skin, our dogs? SAMCAR is the answer. How does that work? Change is . . . ren’t we handling change constantly?

Come Have A New Growth Experience Come – Show up, and you’ll find that when you participate, or

volunteer, or just share experiences with your fellow REALTORS and affiliates, you will learn a tremendous amount. Have – You’ll find that in giving you will receive or have a lot more. It’s one of those laws of the universe that say you will have, when you to give. A… New – Learning or doing something new always opens you up to more enriching and empowering experiences. Growth – When you have new experiences you automatically grow as a person and growth is invigorating, energizing, and what life is all about. Experience – Experience is what makes us what we are. It is the prize that enables us to share our humanity with others. Experience is priceless. You may not be willing to participate, or volunteer. Maybe your past experiences in doing so have not been exactly positive. Don’t give up. Be authentic and know that service to others is the way of life. Some people wonder why teachers and policemen don’t make a lot of money for the wonderful work they do. It’s not what you do; it’s how many people you serve that really makes a difference in your business. How many people are you helping and serving right now? How can you positively affect more people? Come have a new growth experience with your local association SAMCAR. Stretch and you will be amazed at the personal fulfillment, which will be the by-product of your willingness to embrace CHANGE. In the end, you win. When you win, we all win.

Realtors® Peter Ahern, Cashin Company Christine Chang, Intero Real Estate Services Bernardita Corpuz, Figueroa Realty Tom Davids, Intero Real Estate Services Christopher Eborlas, Reyes V & Company Mischa Eisner, Eisner Real Estate Services Paul Encinas, Encinas Realty Sharon Kim, Coldwell Banker Paramount Prop Cortney Laugesen, Cashin Company Denise Lehr, Lehr Real Estate Danny Meredith, AVR Realty Bill O’Leary, Cashin Company Eugene Christo Pallas, Intero Real Estate Services Willie Rivera, Prudential California Shane Tucker Stent, Cashin Company Curtis L. Tafoya, Coldwell Banker Irene Weisman, Alain Pinel Realtors James Zhang, James Zhang, Broker Ruth Zucca, Prudential California

Affiliates

Laurianna Ceja Daiz, Wells Fargo Private Mtg. Bank Sandy Chaussard, Wells Fargo Home Mtg. Kelly Franco, Wells Fargo Home Mtg. Michelle Gadker-Anderson, Wells Fargo Home Mtg. Celia Jaramillo, Wells Fargo Home Mtg. Clemy Law, Wells Fargo Home Mtg. Rachelle M. Maida, Wells Fargo Home Mtg. Miriam L. Porras, Wells Fargo Home Mtg. Giselle San Filippo, Wells Fargo Home Mtg.

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Legislative Updates

September 2009

Welcome Your New Government Affairs Coordinator:

Alex Khalfin

Redwood City:

Cargill Saltworks 50/50 Balanced Plan

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ecently, the proposed plan for the Cargill site in Redwood City came before the City Council. Up for consideration was whether the City should approve studying and processing the 50/50 Balanced Plan, proposed by DMB, the development company charged with planning the site’s future. Ultimately, the Council voted 7-0 to move forward and begin studying the Plan. Many of our past and present leadership, as well as a great number of our Realtor members attended the City Council meeting. Thank you to each Realtor who stayed well into the night, to demonstrate SAMCAR’s support!

Please take a moment to meet and welcome SAMCAR’s new Government Affairs Coordinator, Alex Khalfin. We are thrilled that Alex has joined SAMCAR. He brings a wealth of experience and education that will ensure his success as our Coordinator. Most recently, Alex graduated from Johns Hopkins University, having earned a Masters degree in Government. He completed his undergraduate studies at UC Davis. Alex worked in the Governor’s office for close to 3 years, working in both Constituent Services and Legislative Affairs.

Please feel free to contact him via email or phone at:

akhalfin@samcar.org or (650) 696-8209

Alert:

Hillsborough Sign Enforcement

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his is to advise that the Town of Hillsborough has recently begun heightened enforcement of sign violations. This is occurring with more frequency around the Black Mountain Road exit off of Highway 280. Previously, this was County land, but it was recently annexed into Hillsborough. Signs are allowed only on private property in Hillsborough. Here is the existing ordinance for your reference: Section 17.48.040 No permit required. Limit to one sign per property. Signs are only allowed on private property with permission of the private property owner or occupant, as appropriate. Sign must consist only of black letters, symbols or artwork on a white background setting for the name, address, phone number and logo of person or firm, and words “for sale.” Sign must not exceed 12 inches by 15 inches. Sign may be posted once the owner had decided to offer the property for sale and must be removed no later than 1 week after such transaction has been completed or the effort abandoned or the listing expired. Hillsborough Municipal Code, see 17.48.040 Real Estate and Contractors’ Signs. Where to pick up your sign, if confiscated In the event your sign is confiscated, you may pick it up at the following location, with no penalty or fine:

1600 Floribunda Avenue Town Complex Old Building Finance Department


Legislative Updates

September 2009

CAR:

Legislative Update

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AR issued a Red Alert re: two transfer tax bills. If you received the Red Alert, please be sure to respond.

What follows is a brief synopsis of the two bills at issue:

Assessment Appeals Information There is important information now available about property tax reassessments in San Mateo County. Please be aware

AB 827

that the filing period to have your application in to the Assessor’s office is July 2, 2009 – November 30, 2009.

(Yamada)

would allow counties to impose an additional “fee” of $3 on

the recording of every real estate-related document to fund the archiving of historical documents (e.g. county board of supervisors meeting minutes). c.a.r. opposes AB 827 because it is not a “fee” but rather a tax on the transfer of property.

AB 985

(De La Torre)

would create an expensive program to eliminate ancient

illegal and unenforceable racial restrictions from the public record of property ownership, even though they are of no legal effect. The bill will surcharge every recorded document an additional $3 to fund a program to process requests to eliminate what is already illegal and unenforceable language. It will allow any person to submit a correction to property records to remove an illegal restriction. c.a.r. opposes because it too, is a tax disguised as a fee. AB 985 will generate about $60,000,000 during its first three years of operation, far in excess of actual costs, even though there are only a miniscule number of record correction requests.

If you need any additional information about these bills, please feel free to contact your

Government Affairs staff at (650) 696-8204

For more information, go to: www.samcar.org/userfiles/file/2009_Assessment_Appeals_Information.pdf

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September 2009

Member Appreciation BBQ

Provided Good Old Fashioned Fun! Contributed by Julie Ziemelis SAMCAR Director Robert Brisbane and Victor Zolezzi (McGuire) cooking up some burgers at the BBQ in the San Mateo Central Park picnic area for SAMCAR members and friends.

Thank you to all 300+ SAMCAR members who came out to the

Annual Member Appreciation BBQ at the San Mateo Central Park on August 6th. Although the day started with some surprise rain, it turned into a great day for some softball, music, food and fun. The SAMCAR Board of Directors happily served a full buffet of hamburgers, hot dogs, hot links, ribs, green and fruit salad, chips, cookies and brownies. The attendees were treated to music by the Ron Borelli Band. To enliven the crowd, SAMCAR raffled off REALTOR® and Affiliate memberships, advertising, iboxes and sign riders. There was fun for everyone! If softball was not the preferred game, guests also played chess, checkers, Chinese checkers and dominoes. Thanks to the Special Events Committee members who helped plan the day and to the SAMCAR Board of Directors who made sure our members knew how much we appreciated them!

(above) SAMCAR members, friends and family enjoying a BBQ meal cooked by members of the SAMCAR Board of Directors. (right) The Ron Borelli Band provided live music to entertain attendees of the 2009 SAMCAR Member Appreciation BBQ.

See more BBQ pictures on Facebook: http://companies.to/samcar SAMCAR Updates • Event Photos • Upcoming Classes • and more!


Member Appreciation BBQ

SAMCAR Directors Sue Vaterlaus (l) and Edgar Tulcanaza (r) cooking at the BBQ pit.

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2009 SAMCAR President Olivia Edwards (l) and SAMCAR Events Coordinator Beckie Patane (r) announce the winners of the BBQ raffle.

Before the BBQ, SAMCAR members and friends played softball in Fitzgerald Field at San Mateo Central Park.

Upcoming Spaghetti Feed

Event Sponsorship ($250) and Advertising ($50)

DEADLINE: September 7

www.samcar.org/userfiles/file/spaghetti09_sponsorshipFORM.pdf

Event Tickets ($30 per guest) DEADLINE: September 11

www.samcar.org/userfiles/file/spaghetti09_ticketsFORM.pdf

Questions? Contact Beckie Patane at SAMCAR beckie@samcar.org or (650) 696-8220

Thursday, September 17 5 p.m. Social, 6:30 p.m. dinner

Peninsula Italian American Social Club 100 North B Street, San Mateo

www.samcar.org/events


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September 2009

faces and voices of Bay Area Real Estate 2009 Bay Area

Multi-Cultural Real Estate Summit Monday, September 28, 2009 Computer History Museum 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA 9 – 10 a.m. Registration 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Transnational Referral Certification

Taught by NAR-approved Instructor, Fanny Chu. This class is free. You may obtain certification at a one-time discount price of $85 for NAR members. You MUST be a REALTOR® and DRE number is required.

Upcoming Events

Young Professionals Network Group Seeks Members Contributed by Julie Ziemelis

SAMCAR is looking for real estate professionals under the age of

40 (or who are young at heart!) to form a charter Young Professionals Network (YPN) group. The first meeting was held on August 27th at SAMCAR to explain the goals of the group and to listen to feedback from those interested in meeting on a monthly basis to hear from a speaker who will share valuable information about succeeding in real estate, hearing about upcoming seminars, conferences and educational offerings, a chance to network and share information with other members about the market and the industry and more. There are dozens of YPN Groups being formed all over the country and NAR has a blog and resource links specifically for members of this growing group. If you would like to learn more, please come to the next meeting. Please go to www.samcar.org and check under events for the next date and location or email Julie Ziemelis, Public Affairs Director, for more information.

10 – 11:30 a.m. Legal Do’s & Don’ts in Today’s Market Attorneys: David Hammerslough Victoria Naidorf Scott Okamoto

11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. Buffet Lunch

Keynote Speaker: California Real Estate Commissioner Jeff Davi 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Afternoon Session

Tax Laws Relating to the Real Estate Profession Financing Alternatives for the Multi-Cultural Market Challenging Escrows 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Top Producer Panel Christina Chung (Coldwell Banker) Dennis Moreno (MGM Real Estate) Miguel Velasco

3:30 – 5 p.m. Networking Reception Cost: $20 in advance / $25 at the door. Contact Rose Meily at the Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS® at (408) 200-0109 to purchase tickets.

Learn about YPN on Facebook: http://companies.to/samcar SAMCAR Updates • Event Photos • Upcoming Classes • and more!


Upcoming Events

September 2009

SAMCAR Foundation Pumpkin Auction Makes its Debut! Contributed by Julie Ziemelis

“Come to the Combined Tour meeting on October 6th and be prepared for a morning filled with surprises, creativity, community spirit, generosity and gratitude,” said Olivia Edwards, 2009 SAMCAR President.

October 6th

The SAMCAR Events committee is teaming up with the Affiliate Council members to implement a pumpkin auction where members of the real estate community decorate and donate a pumpkin arrangement and you, the attendees at the Combined Tour meeting, will bid on them. Proceeds will benefit the SAMCAR Foundation and the San Mateo County Second Harvest Food Bank to help serve our community during the upcoming holiday season.

Elks Club Lodge, 20th Ave, San Mateo

Calling All Pumpkins! The success of this event is based upon the

creativity and generosity of our members in providing pumpkins for the auction. If you would like to donate a pumpkin, please let us know before the event by contacting Beckie Patane at beckie@samcar.org. You can also call us for ideas for a themed pumpkin or what you can include with your pumpkin creation to create a bidding frenzy! The Pumpkin Auction will start immediately after Assemblyman Jerry Hill’s presentation. Be sure to show up with your colleagues and bid on pumpkins that will include gift certificates, entertainment opportunities, Fall floral arrangements for your office, and more. All bids will be tax deductible! “This successful event has raised substantial funds for charities of other neighbor real estate associations for years. With the dire need in San Mateo County this year, what a great opportunity for SAMCAR members to not only help San Mateo County Second Harvest Food Bank, but also experience the fun and the spirit of giving,” stated Ms Edwards.

at the Combined Tour Meeting A seasonal and exciting fundraiser to benefit the SAMCAR Foundation and the San Mateo County Second Harvest Food Bank. Open to ALL real estate professionals who want to have a great time and help a great cause! We encourage companies and individuals to donate a festooned pumpkin to be auctioned off at the meeting. Please contact Beckie Patane at SAMCAR at (650) 696-8220 or beckie@samcar.org to let us know you

are donating a pumpkin by September 25th. Please consider adding gift certificates, services, and other “add ons” to help bring in a great price for your pumpkin to help feed the hungry during the holiday season.

Included in SAMCAR’s basket . . . (Value of pumpkin: Over $250)

Sign riders (Open House, Sale Pending, Sold) MLS Map book for San Mateo County Open House Registry Business Card Holder “21 Things I Wish My Broker Had Told Me” book “Flipping Properties” book “The Millionaire Real Estate Agent” book REALTOR® License plate frame Plus all the décor: Two pumpkins, scarecrow, fall floral, basket and a ‘Happy Harvest” wooden sign plate.

Pumpkin Auction details on Facebook: http://companies.to/samcar SAMCAR Updates • Event Photos • Upcoming Classes • and more!

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MLSListings Inc. Updates

September 2009

Change to MLS Rules NOW Effective

The following rules went into effect August 15th.

Lockboxes

What the Rule Says 13.12 Lockbox Accessibility. If a lockbox is

present on a property that is located in the MLSListings service area and is listed for sale in the MLSListings system, there must be an electronic lockbox that is accessible by a key issued by one of the lockbox Authorized Providers listed in Appendix B. More than one lockbox may be used on a property.

What the Rule means If one or more lockboxes are placed on a property one of them must be electronic and accessible by a key issued by an MLSListings authorized provider. However, it is not required to place a lockbox on a property, and more than one lockbox on a property is permitted.

Court Confirmation Disclosure

What it says 7.15.1 Estate Sale, Probate and Bankruptcy Listings

All listings that require or may require court confirmation must be so identified.

Photograph Requirements

What it says 7.11.2 All residential listings with existing buildings that are entered into the MLS for sale must include a photograph of the front of the building within 72 hours after entry. Listings designated as “Seller Prefers No Photo” must have written authorization from the seller to exclude a primary image, which must be provided to the service upon request. On new construction, a realistic artistic rendering of the intended appearance of the front of the building will suffice until the building is completed, at which time an appropriate photograph must be submitted. Photographs are optional on vacant land, commercial/industrial, business opportunity and rental listings. What it means Listings in property classes 1-4 must include at least one photo of the front of the building (condo structures included). You will have 72 hours from publication to meet this requirement. The primary photo does not need to be of the front of the building. The MLS has available for subscriber use a “Seller Prefers No Photo” image to download and then upload to identify listings for which the seller is requesting no photo of the property be published. The listing agent must also download and use the “Seller’s Instruction to Omit Photo” form, executed by the seller and held by the agent, as evidence the seller has instructed the agent not to publish a photo of the property. You do not have to submit this to the MLS, unless requested. This photo requirement rule is NOT retroactive to all listings and applies only to listings entered after August 15th 2009.

What it means Listings that are being sold under the oversight of a court must at least use the “Additional Listing Information” checkbox for their listing that either require or may require court confirmation.

Greater Bay Area

Market Report for

July 2009

The Greater Bay Area Market Report for July 2009 reports that the median single-family home price is up 6.6% in July over June of 2009, while the number of sales slipped to 2,431.

Some additional Quick Facts for July of 2009 are: • The median price of existing single-family homes increased to $522,500 up 6.6% from June 2009. • Existing single-family home sales decreased -5.4% from June 2009 for a July total of 2,431. • Condos remained at $340,000 ─ a 0% change from June 2009. • Existing condo sales decreased -4.3% in July over June 2009 for a total of 582.

Please contact MLSListings Compliance department with questions: (408)

874-0200 option 5.

Single Family Home

median price

up

home sales down 5.4%

6.6%

condo sales down 4.3%

For detailed information regarding this report, please visit:

www.clarusresource.com/marketdata/mlslstng_0809.html


News from Broker/Manager meetings

Broker Manager Meeting Highlights the Statement:

“Disclose, Disclose, Disclose” Contributed by Julie Ziemelis What is the most feared statement in real estate? “I’m taking you to court!” That’s closely followed by “I’m suing you” and “I hope you have a good lawyer.” Avoiding these dreaded words was the topic of the Broker/Manager meeting on August 20th at the Sheraton Hotel in Burlingame. Attorneys Thomas P. O’Toole, a partner in the law firm of Cannata, Ching & O’Toole, and Mailana Mavromatis, Legal Counsel for Property I.D., both gave plenty of information and case studies about the perils of not disclosing information to clients in a real estate transaction. Mr. O’Toole started the session with the latest laws from the Federal, state and local levels. He pointed out the following information that was pertinent to REALTORS®: 1. Make sure your DRE number is on ALL of your solicitation material including your business cards, stationery and fliers. The font size has to be as big as the smallest font size on the material. 2. A foreclosing owner has to give 90 days notice to terminate a bona fide tenant. 3. Don’t text or use your cell phone while you are driving. 4. Regarding HVCC: You ARE permitted to have direct contact with the appraiser and can offer to them comps in the area and speak to them directly. You CANNOT coerce them into a value that is not justified.

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He further discussed HVCC and mentioned that NAR is trying to get a moratorium on this bill. Mr. O’Toole then discussed disclosures and asked the members in the room to use the general rule about if to disclose or not, “Trust your gut”. If you feel something is in a gray area, disclose it. He suggested over disclosing and keeping in mind that neighbors and tenants always talk, so most defects or history about the property eventually comes up to the buyer. “I have never heard of anyone getting sued for disclosing too much information,” Ms. Mavromatis told the crowd as she led the second half of the discussion. Ms. Mavromatis focuses on land use laws and

I have never heard of anyone getting sued for disclosing too much information ─Mailana Mavromatis

discussed the natural hazard disclosure statements. It is important to sit down with your client and read the report together. If your client has questions, direct them to call the company with their questions as experts in the field of geography, soils, local endangered species, etc. have prepared those reports and they are in a legal position to provide clarification. “If you try and interpret the reports, you are opening yourself to liability,” she told the crowd.

DisplayKey ALERT

MLSListings Readdressing the

Usage of Teams in Accordance with

New License Law Based on a law established July 1, 2009 that states

Fine for

Misuse of supra DisplayKey This is a reminder that there is a

$1000 fine

licensees must disclose their individual DRE numbers publicly

for the unauthorized

when soliciting business, MLSListings is developing a solution to

not lend or borrow a DisplayKey. At no time can you have

accommodate teams to comply with this ruling. Further information

anyone else’s DisplayKey in your possession.

regarding these details will be coming soon.

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use of the DisplayKey. You must


sePteMBeR 2009 Weekly Education, Events & Tour Calendar

AUGUST 28 – SEPTEMBER 4 Su 23 30

Mo 24 31

Tu 25 01

We 26 02

Th 27 03

Fr 28 04

Sa 29 05

Classes & Events

August 31 10 – 11:30 a.m.

MLsListings, essentials of Realist

This course will provide you with advanced skill requirements for the Realist application. Learn about: Application Navigation, Inputting Search Queries, Map Search, Reporting & Reslults Options, Foreclosure Reports, Map Labeling, Saving Searches, Data Exporting.

Marketing Meetings Tuesday, September 1

Location: SAMCAR | Cost: FREE | Registration: (650) 696-8200 September 10 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

GRi 105: Legal issues Location: SAMCAR | Cost: $149 Registration: http://www.eDesignations.com or 888-785-4800

September 11 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

MLsListings, essentials of Matrix

Basic skill requirements for the Matrix search application: Application Navigation, Inputting Search Queries, Map Search, Reporting & Results Options, Driving Directions, Adding Search Fields, Saving Searches, and Emailing & Printing. Instructor: Geoffrey Lambrechts

Location: SAMCAR | Cost: FREE | Registration: (650) 696-8200

8:30 a.m. September Combined Tour Elks Lodge 229 West 20th Avenue San Mateo Presentations:

Maria Neal, Alain Pinel REALTORS and John Sieling, RE/MAX Today How to Successfully List and Close REO and Short Sale Transactions

September 16 10 – 11:30 a.m.

PRdsForms.com training Location: SAMCAR | Cost: FREE | Registration: (650) 696-8200

September 17 5 p.m. social 6:30 p.m. Dinner

annual Charity sPaGhetti Feed, auction & dance Location: Peninsula Italian American Social Club, 100 No. B Street, San Mateo Cost: Tickets $30 per guest | Registration: www.samcar.org/events Questions: Beckie Patane, (650) 696-8220 or beckie@samcar.org

Gregory B. Meyer, Community Relations Manager, Meriwest Mortgage in conjuction with Housing Endowment and Regional Trust (HEART) “Opening Doors” Loan Program

September 18 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

LunCh & LeaRn: Microsoft WoRd Flyers Format text (font size, color) how to customize bulleted lists, insert pictures, clipart and text boxes; create page border, background colors. Location: SAMCAR | Cost: FREE; available to SAMCAR members only Instructor: Lynn Pesonen | Registration: (650) 696-8200

Lois Marshall-Ward, Development Director, HIP Housing Home Sharing Program

September 25 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

MLsListings, essentials of Matrix

Advanced skill levels for the Matrix search application: Sorting Results, Statistics from Results, CMA’s from Results, Area Statistics, Customizing Results, Building Hotsheets, Emailing Results, & Auto Emailing. Instructor: Geoffrey Lambrechts | Location: SAMCAR

Cost: FREE | Registration: (650) 696-8200

October 8 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

GRi 106: Money Making strategies for success Location: SAMCAR | Cost: $149 Registration: http://www.eDesignations.com or 888-785-4800

SAMCAR Board of Directors Meetings

September 23 8:30 a.m.

saMCaR Board of directors Meeting

Members welcome to attend these monthly meetings. | Location: SAMCAR

Legislative Committee Meetings

September 9 10 a.m. September 16 9:30 – 11 a.m.

Coastside Legislative Committee Meeting

Location: Half Moon Bay Coastside Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Bureau - 235 Main Street, Half Moon Bay

PeninsuLa Legislative Committee Meeting

Members welcome to attend these monthly meetings. | Location: SAMCAR

Breakfast: Bank of America 9 a.m. Half Moon Bay Tour Community Center 535 Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay 9:30 a.m. Pacifica Tour Community Center 540 Crespi Drive, Pacifica

MLS Tour Sheet Deadline Reminder Broker/Property tours Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Deadline to add tours in MLS Mondays, 11 a.m. Entry deadlines are subject to change for holidays. Deadline for Monday holidays prior Friday at 11 a.m. View tour sheet by Monday afternoon www.samcar.org/index.cfm/tour_information.htm

{RE}source | September 2009  

September 2009 edition of the {RE}source, monthly newsletter of the San Mateo County Association of REALTORS