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January

2010

Monthly Newsletter of the San Mateo County Association of REALTORS®

www.samcar.org

in this issue...

SAMCAR Message from your 2010 President: Jennifer F. Tasto page 1 Message from the CEO page 2 2010 Holiday Installation: Pictures and Honorees pages 5 and 6 SAMCAR’s Charitable Efforts page 9 Housing Expo ‘10 page 10 News from Combined Tour page 9

Legislative San Mateo County Base Recording Fees page 3 Midcoast LCP Update page 4

Photos, Officers and Honorees from the

2010 Holiday

Installation pages 5 and 6

Housing Expo ‘10

we need YOUR help to make it a success page 10

CAR CAR Updates page 8

NAR NAR Updates pages 7 and 8

MLS MLSListings, Inc. Updates page 7


Message from your 2010 President

monthly newsletter of the

San Mateo County Association of realtors®

Jennifer F. Tasto

2010 SAMCAR President

www.samcar.org tel. (650) 696-8200 fax (650) 342-7509 Board of Directors 2010 President President Elect Region 25 Chair Director Director Director Director Director Director Director Director Director Affiliate Director Director Director

Jennifer Tasto Susan Vaterlaus Olivia T. Edwards Eric Berggren Robert Brisbane John Clifford Bobbi Decker Suzan Getchell-Wallace Phillip Houston Karon Knox Anne Oliva Dennis Pantano Edgar Tulcanaza Diane Wilson David Zigal

Chief Executive Officer Philip B. Tedesco, RCE, CAE

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EALTORS® make a difference. We play a vital role when helping people obtain the American dream of owning a home. We connect people with communities and help them establish their roots. We are staunch advocates for our clients because we want the best for them and their families. To better serve our clients and the community, now more than ever, REALTORS® must be prepared and willing to reach out. We must become familiar with and participate in our local communities throughout San Mateo County. We can be active through working with schools, serving a volunteer organization, or becoming involved politically. As REALTORS® we must demonstrate our commitment towards supporting the diversity, growth and sustainability of our San Mateo County communities. This year, my hope is to ensure that SAMCAR provides members with the tools and resources necessary to ensure our professionalism, through education and training. But most importantly, I want to create and identify more opportunities for SAMCAR REALTORS® to become engaged in our communities. REALTORS® can and will make a difference. I am excited to embark upon 2010 with this focus in mind, and welcome each of you to give your advice, feedback and time towards the effort.

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.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Flores Tasto 2010 SAMCAR President

2010 SAMCAR Installation 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 © 2010

See photos and a list of officers and honorees on pages 5 and 6


Message from the CEO

January 2010

Welcome New Members

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The following members joined in December 2009

Philip B. Tedesco, RCE, CAE SAMCAR Chief Executive Officer

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appy New Year! It is nice to have 2009 behind us. Congratulations to 2009 President Olivia Edwards for her progress during a challenging year, and the best of luck to 2010 President Jennifer Tasto moving forward. I think that we are all hoping that 2010 is a stronger year for real estate, the economy, and all of our collective businesses. In 2010, SAMCAR will continue to focus on providing many separate and different educational offerings for the membership. We plan to build on the RE Tech Series that was offered throughout 2009, as well as add additional options within the series. We are currently reviewing the types and frequency of NAR designation classes that will be offered throughout the year as well, so please let us know if there is something specific that you might like to see offered. This year we also plan to do more outreach to the members – both through member surveys, and through broker outreach. Member outreach is critically important to ensuring that SAMCAR is providing members what they need to continue to be successful. Ongoing input from the brokerage community will also help ensure that those offerings are properly-aligned with the needs of the brokers. SAMCAR will continue to move forward and gain momentum in these important areas, however, it will be under new leadership.

Realtors®

Raymon Ayroso, RELogic, Inc. Jesse England, Alain Pinel Realtors Jonathan Gentin, Jonathan Gentin, Broker Stanley Lent, Cashin Company Reynaldo Luena, JRT Real Estate Investment Grp Jeff Rosen, Intero Real Estate Services Sam Kumar Sukhu, Intero Real Estate Services Diane Willis, The Miner-Mcgee Team

I will be passing the baton next month as your Chief Executive Officer. After much soul-searching, I came to the conclusion that it was time for me to move on, so I formally resigned my post in early December. I have enjoyed my time at SAMCAR. The staff has been incredibly professional, and absolutely wonderful to work with – as have been the members! I look forward to tracking the continued progress of this fascinating organization, and continue to welcome your input as to how we may improve. As always, I may be reached at ptedesco@samcar.org or directly at (650) 696-8221. 2010 Association Dues

2010 REALTOR® Dues

invoices have been posted to your accounts and can be paid online by clicking the “Pay Your Dues” banner at www.samcar.org

Throughout this issue of the {RE}source are items explaining the value of your membership and the importance of paying the voluntary items that appear on your bill such as the REALTOR® Action Fund, the new C.A.R. Housing Affordability Fund and the SAMCAR Foundation. Please read on to learn more and remember to pay your Association dues by January 1, 2010.

Affiliates

Sam H. Kim, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage


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Legislative Update

January 2010

Local Politicians join in

Celebration At the pre-Installation reception, held at the Menlo Circus Club, a number of local, county and State legislators joined in the celebration honoring the Installation of our 2010 Board of Directors and SAMCAR President, Jennifer Tasto. We would like to recognize and thank the following in attendance:

San Mateo County

Base Recording Fees

Updated for the First Time Since 1985 A message from the San Mateo County Recorder’s Office:

Office of State Senator Leland Yee Assemblyman Ira Ruskin San Mateo County Supervisor Rich Gordon Burlingame Mayor Cathy Baylock Burlingame Council Member Jerry Deal Daly City Council Member David Canepa Foster City Vice Mayor Linda Koelling Foster City Council Member Pam Frisella Foster City Council Member Art Kiesel Millbrae Vice Mayor Daniel Quigg

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he San Mateo County Recorder’s Office will increase its recording fees effective January 1, 2010. The current standard recording fee of $9 to record the first page of a document will increase to $15 while the $3 for each additional page recorded will remain the same (no increase). The current base recording fee was established in 1985, nearly 25 years ago, and it has not been raised since that time. The increase was established as part of a new state law, SB 676 that the Governor signed on October 11. Counties may increase their recording fees, consistent with this legislation, if the local Board of Supervisors approves an increase by a 4/5ths vote of their body. The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors approved this conforming legislation at their December 1, 2009 meeting. This new fee will help the office recover the cost of conducting business. Government is not allowed to make a profit or charge fees that exceed the cost of providing a service. An independent consultant conducted a fee study in 2008 and determined in a preliminary evaluation that the recording fee in San Mateo County was well below the cost of providing the service.

Millbrae City Council Member Gina Papan Redwood City Mayor Jeff Ira Redwood City Vice Mayor Alicia Aguirre Redwood City Council Member Jeff Gee Redwood City Council Member John Seybert San Mateo Council Member David Lim

Please review additional details and fees at the Recorder’s web site: www.smcare.org


Legislative Update

January 2010

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from your 2010 Association Dues Statement

Midcoast LCP Update

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n December 10, 2009, the California Coastal Commission held a public hearing in regards to the proposed San Mateo County Local Coastal Plan (LCP) update. At the conclusion of the hearing, the Commission decided to reject the County’s proposed policies relating to issues such as the annual growth rate, groundwater management, private wells, service capacities for affordable housing, public works capacities and lot retirement systems.

What does this mean?

How to proceed is now back as a decision for the County Board of Supervisors. Approximately ten years ago, the County elected to update and amend its policies pertaining to the Midcoast. However, as much of the unincorporated area of the Midcoast falls within the Coastal Act, any amendments to the LCP must be vetted and approved by the Commission. For the past three years, the County has worked with the Commission and other interested parties, such as the REALTORS® to resolve the outstanding issues and areas of disagreement, mentioned above. In February of this year, the Commission staff released an initial set of recommendations that would significantly revise the amendments proposed by the County. Soon thereafter, the County voted to reject the Commission’s proposals and move forward with the amendments as originally conceived.

As a REALTOR® you are part of one of the strongest, respected political voices in the country. Your collective voice has been the catalyst for a tremendous amount of legislation promoting homeownership, ethics, affordable housing and the preservation of private property rights. Do your part towards continuing this long tradition of political advocacy and involvement.

Make

your REALTOR® voice heard.

Contribute

to the REALTOR® Action Fund.

Vote

in your state and local elections.

Now that the Commission has declined to approve the County’s amendments, the County must now decide whether to accept the Commission’s revisions or reject. At this time, there is no clear indication of what decision the County will make. Please look for updates from your Government Affairs staff.

REALTOR® ACTION FUND . . . Fighting for Our Profession Please make your investment on your 2010 dues billing statement.

Learn more online

www.samcar.org/RAF


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2010 Holiday Installation

January 2010

2010 Board of Directors

Jennifer F. Tasto, 2010 President Susan Vaterlaus, President-Elect Olivia Edwards, Region 25 Chair Eric Berggren, Director Robert Brisbane, Director John Clifford, Director Bobbi Decker, Director Suzan Getchell-Wallace, Director Phillip Houston, Director Karon Knox, Director Anne Oliva, Director Dennis Pantano, Director Edgar Tulcanaza, Affiliate Director Diane Wilson, Director David Zigal, Director

2010 Committee Chairs

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1. 2010 SAMCAR President Jennifer Tasto taking her oath of office with Installation officer Tim Auran.

Saturday, December 19, 2009 Menlo Circus Club, Atherton 2. SAMCAR 2009 Affiliate of the Year Ann Palermo (r) with 2008 Affiliate of the Year Moe Arshad. 3. SAMCAR REALTOR of the Year Sue Walsh with 2010 SAMCAR President Jennifer Tasto.

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Joshua Cantrell, Affiliate Council Nini dela Fuente-Pecson, Cultural Diversity Mouna Kayed & Taya Katz, Co-Chairs Education Alan Louie, Elections Geoff Craighead, Finance Diane Viviani, Grievance Barbara LaVey, Coastside Legislative Marlin Gill & Michael Verdone, Co-Chairs Peninsula Legislative Ralph Armenio, Member Services Joan Cattermole, Professional Standards Tim Auran, Public Relations/ Local Marketing Meetings Ann Palermo, Special Events Sue Vaterlaus, Strategic Planning Bobbi Decker, Fundraising Chair 2010 REALTOR速 Action Fund


2010 Holiday Installation

January 2010

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National REALTOR® Emeritus National Realtor® Emeritus members are those that have been active continuously for 40 years. This designation is bestowed by the National Association of REALTORS®.

Lou Ceile Walter, El Camino Realty Sally Thompson, Intero Real Estate Services Andrew Breslin, California Prime Properties Lawrence Mueller, Dolphin Real Estate James O’Connor, Peninsula Estates, Howard 4

C.A.R. Honorary Members For Life The Honorary Member for Life designation is bestowed by the California Association of REALTORS® to those that have been active continuously for 25 years.

Judith Barton, Barton Properties Helen Cross, Coldwell Banker Betty Decter, Marshall Realty Jack Ditty, Prudential California Jean Dominguez, Prudential California Mary Hunt, Cashin Company James O’Connor, Peninsula Estates, Howard Phyllis Outzen, Phyllis Outzen R.E. Mary Roach, Reliance Realty Group Joseph Zucca, Prudential California

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REALTOR® of the year Sue Walsh

Affiliate of the year Ann Palermo

Community Service Award Bob Marshall Sr.

2009 Corporate Sponsors Diamond The Examiner

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Gold Property ID Carr, McClellan, Ingersoll, Thompson & Horn 1-800-Got-Junk?

Event Sponsors

Installation Sponsors Affordable Kitchens & Baths Bank of America Home Loans MLSListings, Inc. Friend of SAMCAR Sponsors Dennis Biscocho Insurance Agency RE/MAX One Alliance Steven Cresci Insurance Agency Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

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4. The 2010 SAMCAR Board of Directors. 5. Community Service Award recipient Bob Marshall Sr. (l) with SAMCAR Director Anne Oliva, 2010 SAMCAR President Jennifer Tasto and SAMCAR Affiliate Steven Cresci. 6. NAR Emeritus honorees Sally Thompson (l) and Jim O’Connor (r) 7. SAMCAR Director Olivia Edwards stands with 2009 C.A.R. Honorary Member for Life honorees.


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NAR Updates

January 2010

NAR: Public Policy Survey In this Special Edition of the President’s Podcast 2010 NAR President Vicki Cox Golder and Chief Lobbyist Jerry Giovaniello explain how NAR determines its public policy priorities and what Congress will likely tackle in 2010. View podcast here: www.realtor.org/about_nar/presidents_report/_podcast_archive/coxgolder_policysurvey_20091218

NAR 2009 Legislative

Accomplishments

Federal Tax Credit for Home Buyers Extended and Expanded. The tax credit will be extended through April 30,

from the GSEs, among other things, NAR called for a 12-month moratorium on April 20, 2009. NAR later extended the time of the moratorium to 18 months. Staff from both GSEs met with the Appraisal Committee at NAR’s 2009 Midyear Meetings. The conversation focused on the implementation of HVCC. NAR has created several education documents for members that can be found with other resources at www.realtor.org/hvcc.

Conforming Loan Limits Extended Through 2010.

RESPA Reform. Provisions of HUD’s final RESPA rule went into effect on January 16, 2009 after NAR successfully urged HUD to make significant changes to the proposed rule that will benefit real estate brokers and agents, including: elimination of the “closing script”; creation of a 30-day cure period; and improved uniform formatting of GFE/HUD-1. For more information, please visit: www.realtor.org/respa

Home Valuation Code of Conduct. Citing a lack of guidance

To review the complete list of NAR’s 2009 Legislative & Regulatory Accomplishments, please visit: www.realtor.org/government_affairs/reg_leg_accomplishments

2010, with a 6-day extension if a binding contract is in place prior to the deadline. First-time home buyers will continue to receive a tax credit of up to $8,000, while existing homeowners will receive a credit of up to $6,500.

The limits will be $417,000 for most areas in the U.S. and $729,750 for high-cost areas, including many in California.

MLSListings Inc. Updates

New Customized MLSListings, Inc. Holiday Schedule offices will be CLOSED on the following dates: MLS Toolbar Now Available MLSListings’ January 1, 2010: After hours Call Center support begins on Thursday, With the new customized MLSListings toolbar,

you’re always in touch with what’s happening at MLSListings and the real estate industry. Delivered directly to your own computer, the new toolbar will get you immediate access to MLSListings search, mlslistings.com, Facebook, YouTube, Association website, Twitter RSS feeds from NAR and CAR, and links to other pertinent real estate sites from one location. Additionally, we plan to use this new tool to communicate messages directly to you. To install the MLSListings toolbar on your computer, please use the following link: mlslistingsinc.ourtoolbar.com/ Get connected today and discover how easy it is to stay in touch with MLSListings.

November 2009 Clarus Market Reports Now Available

December 31st at 6:00 pm and continues until Monday, January 2, 2010 at 8 a.m.

Economic & Market Watch Report (3rd Quarter 2009) Now Available This quarterly NAR-produced report – showing local sales data, economic and housing forecasts, and labor market analysis by county level within the MLSListings coverage area – is now available at: mlslistings.com/Uploads/10/88/11088/Gallery/MLSListingsQ32009.pdf

The November 2009 Clarus Market report is now available at: www.clarusresource.com/marketdata/MLSListings/index.html


NAR Updates

January 2010

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Did You Know?

Four Out of Ten Recent Buyers

Relied On FHA Loans

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ccording to the most recent REALTORS® Confidence Index, 39 percent of recent buyers purchased a home with a Federal Housing Administration-insured loan. REALTORS® who took part in the November survey also reported that the number of first-time home buyers continued to climb to 51 percent. “FHA helps provide affordable mortgage financing to homeowners, particularly first-time home buyers who are so important in drawing down inventory to help stabilize the current housing market,” said NAR President Vicki Cox Golder. “These recent survey results reaffirm that, despite its current challenges, FHA is a critical part of the American housing fabric.” The RCI results also indicated that distressed sales increased to 33 percent of all home sales last month, and that both investors and first-time home buyers are

competing for these properties. The preponderance of distressed properties on the market has also influenced buyers’ perceptions of other homes for sale. REALTORS® report that many buyers have pricing expectations that treat every property as if it were in foreclosure. In addition, REALTORS® expressed ongoing concerns with the impact of the Home Valuation Code of Conduct on recent appraisals. According to some survey respondents, inexperienced or out-of-area appraisers continue to rely heavily on sales prices of distressed properties, even when other comps are available. “As the first, best source for real estate information, REALTORS® have their finger on the pulse of current housing trends,

and their knowledge and experience offer valuable insights into today’s real estate market,” said Golder. “We know that an economic recovery is not possible without a housing recovery, and we will continue to work with policymakers at all levels to ensure that this happens.” The RCI is a key indicator of housing market strength based on a monthly survey of more than 50,000 REALTORS®; in a typical month there are more than 3,000 usable responses. Participants are asked about their expectations for the demand for homes, price of homes, and other economic conditions.

CAR Updates

2009 Legislative Update:

Helping REALTORS® Weather the Storm

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alifornia’s legislature and its leaders have countless opportunities to impact your business every day. In 2009, C.A.R.’s Government Affairs Team, including thousands of REALTOR® volunteers, fought hard to keep you and your business safe from bad legislation and to promote proposals that would support homeownership.

Three percent REALTOR® Withholding Defeated.

Sacramento proposed a three percent independent contractor withholding requirement that would have forced REALTORS® to make no-insterest loans to the state.

Multiple Point-of-Sale Mandates Beaten. C.A.R. beat three seperate legislative proposals that would have established costly point-of-sale mandates.

Here are some of C.A.R.’s more significant successes:

Transfer Tax Bill Stopped. 2009 was tough on California and real estate. But REALTORS® don’t give up or give in. And, in the end, California REALTORS® win.


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The Value of Your Membership

January 2010

SAMCAR Members Come to the Aid of the Community During the Holiday Season Contributed by Julie Ziemelis

Rising to the enormous need in the community

this year, members of the San Mateo Association of REALTORS® held annual charity auctions at the tour meetings and raised thousands of dollars to benefit the community during the holidays. Kicking off the spirit of giving was the Pumpkin Auction at the Combined Tour in October which raised $3000 for both the Second Harvest Food Bank and the SAMCAR Foundation. The Coastside REALTORS® raised $3000 in Half Moon Bay at Cameron’s Pub to benefit Coastside Hope. SAMCAR members chose Coastside Hope for the work they do to feed the hungry in the seaside community. At the North Tour, REALTORS® and Affiliates donated coats and funds to benefit the “Coats for Kids” program. The group raised $2500 with a raffle and an auction, along with the warm jackets, to ensure kids of all ages did

not have to face a cold winter without a warm coat. The South Tour REALTORS® and Affiliates raised $2100 at their live auction for the St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Room, Catholic Worker House, San Carlos Educational Foundation, and Belmont/Redwood Shores School Force. There was even a brownie bidding war where two boxes of “special recipe” brownies fetched $400! “Our members show such generosity each year to support these wonderful non-profit programs in our communities. We are blessed with the good fortune to be able to assist the groups that each year strive to do more

We are blessed with the good fortune to be able to assist the groups that each year strive to do more with less . . . — Olivia Edwards with less, helping those who are thankful for a hot meal, a warm coat and the knowledge that people care. What more could we ask to be able to be a part of during the holiday season?” 2009 SAMCAR President, Olivia Edwards stated.

News from the December Combined Tour

Weissman Provides

Annual Legal Update Covers Prop 58 and 193 Contributed by Julie Ziemelis

At the December Combined Tour meeting, Attorney, Marc

The exclusion applies to natural children, children adopted before the age of 18, stepchildren (as long as the parents are still married), and sons- and daughters-in-law are considered children under this exclusion program.

Weissman discussed Propositions 58 and 193 and how you can save your clients money in the transfer of property between parents and children and even grandchildren. These propositions are geared towards keeping property “in the family” and both propositions help avoid a forced sale if the home is reappraised and the taxes go up exponentially making it too difficult for the family member to make the payments on the home.

What most REALTORS® do not know is that the claim must be filed within three years after the date of the purchase/transfer or prior to the transfer of the property to a third party, whichever is earlier or within six months after mailing of the notice of supplemental assessment.

Weissman injected humor with legal issues as he discussed the pitfalls and unknown risks of family members’ claims to a parent’s or grandparent’s property.

Proposition 58 provides property tax relief by preventing an increase in property taxes when real property is transferred between parents and their children. Proposition 193 broadens the tax relief to include transfers between grandparent and grandchildren, or from grandchildren to grandparents. This transfer is only exempt in cases where both parents of the grandchild are deceased. The Parent-Child Exclusion applies to any real property purchases or transfers between parents and children, which occurred on or after November 6, 1986.

A parent may transfer their principal residence and any other property valued up to $1,000,000 to their children. The properties will not be reappraised providing that the proper Claim for Exclusion from Reappraisal form is filed and approved by the Assessor’s Office. Weissman used several case studies on how to avoid reappraisal using a variety of scenarios. Weissman stressed the importance of not deeding a home to a child before the death of the parent homeowner in case of unforeseen calamities like bankruptcy, divorce or even death of the child before the parent. For more information about Estate Planning and Trusts, you can email Mr. Weissman at marcw@wwlaw.com.


Association Events

January 2010

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2010 SAMCAR Housing Expo

We Need YOUR Help To Make It a Success! Contributed by Julie Ziemelis

Imagine this scenario:

Hundreds of San Mateo County residents lining up on Saturday morning, February 27th at the San Mateo County Event Center at Fiesta Hall to listen to the opening session of the Expo at 10 a.m. They excitedly wait to hear an expert panel, which includes CalHFA representative, Leah Pears, who will address affordable housing programs. Other housing topics such as short sales and home energy conservation will be touched upon and further covered in the ongoing educational programs offered for free that day. When the General Session ends, they will be able to talk to over 30 exhibitors and spend the day learning about homeownership, credit, first time home buying programs, moving to San Mateo County and more. This unique outreach and educational opportunity that SAMCAR and the SAMCAR Foundation are offering free to the public will only be a success with YOUR help!

your open houses throughout the months of January and February. Join our Facebook Expo Fan Site at “2010 Housing Expo” and encourage people to become a fan to get the latest about speaking topics, giveaways, and fun housing facts. SAMCAR REALTORS® and Affiliates hold crucial knowledge about homeownership. We are providing an opportunity for the community to learn valuable information from our members and our non-profit housing partners, so they can become responsible homeowners.

Can we count on you to help us spread the word?

For more information about the Housing Expo, please go to: www.samcar.org/housingexpo.

We need you to bring Save the Date fliers to

Free education seminars from experts within the SAMCAR Affiliate community covering a broad range of topics affecting the real estate transaction to help REALTORS® become familiar with the intricacies of the transaction to better serve their clients.

New RESPA

Legislation Affecting Real Estate Thursday, January 7

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at SAMCAR DeNize Lawrence, W.J. Bradley New 2010 mortgage laws and the new Good Faith Estimate. Paul Johnston, Vice President of Western Regional Sales, Old Republic Title Buyer’s Choice Act and RESPA laws as they impact Title Insurance and Escrow and the real estate transaction. For more information Julie Ziemelis, JulieZ@samcar.org Ed Bright, (650) 766-4900 (Chair of the Affiliates Education Committee) To register for each of the classes call

(650) 696-8200.

Upcoming sessions...

January 7 RESPA Changes January 21 What to Expect in 2010: Lending Changes February 11 Pitfalls and Opportunities of Short Sales February 25 Tax Tips

For more information

www.samcar.org/HousingExpo or Call Beckie Patane, Events Coordinator (650) 696-8220


January 2010 Weekly Education, Events & Tour Calendar

DECEMBER 30 – JANUARY 8

Su 27 03

Mo 28 04

Tu 29 05

We 30 06

Th 31 07

Fr 01 08

Sa 02 09

Classes & Events

Marketing Meetings Tuesday, January 5

January 7 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

“affiliate 10 for 2010” *new educational series* session 1

January 11 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

essentials of Pro.MLsListings.com

January 12 2 – 4:30 p.m.

H1n1 Flu shot Clinic at saMCar

Drop-in, no appointment necessary. Cost: $20 | Location: SAMCAR

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

January 14 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Gri 109: residential real estate Finance

Presentation:

January 15 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

advanced MLsListings Pro

This new educational series, created by SAMCAR’s Affiliate Council, will offer free seminars for SAMCAR REALTORS® to learn more about the real estate transaction, specifically as it relates to your team of affiliated partners. Cost: FREE | Location: SAMCAR | Register: (650) 696-8200 Quick Search, Hot Sheet, Map Search, Report Options, Print, Email, Quick CMA, Map View, Driving Directions, Adding Clients Automated Email, Listing Compliance. Cost: FREE | Location: SAMCAR | Register: (650) 696-8200

Location: SAMCAR | Cost: $149 Registration: http://www.eDesignations.com or 888-785-4800 Customized Searches, Advanced Searches, REO/ SHORT Sale Searches, Market Statistics Reports, Open House, Broker Tours. Cost: FREE | Location: SAMCAR | Register: (650) 696-8200

January 20 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

MLsListings: Listing Lifecycle

January 25 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

MLsListings: essentials of Matrix

February 8 9 – 10:30 a.m.

e-Pro internet Knowledge

Effective Listing Management techniques, and how the rules of the MLS apply when inputting and maintaining your listing throughout its lifecycle. Cost: FREE | Location: SAMCAR | Register: (650) 696-8200

Basic skills Matrix search application: Navigation, inputting Search queries, map search, Reporting & Results Options, Driving Directions, Adding Search Fields. Cost: FREE | Location: SAMCAR | Register: (650) 696-8200

saMCar Board of directors Meeting

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

Legislative Committee Meetings | Meetings will resume in 2010 January 13 10 a.m. January 20 9:30 – 11 a.m.

Breakfast:

Wells Fargo Bank 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

Learn the best practices for e-mail communication and online marketing, legal and ethical standards for conducting real estate on the internet, how to create and maintain your Internet Marketing and Practices Plan. Cost: Free workshop, certification $334 | Location: SAMCAR Instructor: Floyd Arnold | Register: (650) 696-8200

SAMCAR Board of Directors Meetings January 27 8:30 a.m.

C.A.R. Leadership California Association of REALTORS® Update

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

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. Deadlines subject to change for holidays. deadline for Monday holidays prior Friday at 11 a.m. View tour sheet by Monday afternoon

www.samcar.org/tour


{RE}source | January 2010