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License Renewal

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! 2020

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.


Tech Xperience

We created Tech Xperience: A Virtual Summit for YOU to catch up on the latest tech trends, digital marketing best practices, practical solutions and new innovations. This high-energy and engaging one-day summit is jam-packed with invaluable tips, takeaways and resources from tech strategists, industry experts, top REALTORS® and 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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March 2021 Broker Insights Newsletter

Industry Leader Weekly Update - 4/14/21

The next Town Hall will take place on 4/23, Register here and submit your questions in advance by emailing paulag@car.org. Please bookmark this page to access the agenda and questions for Friday. Below are your pertinent updates for this week:

DRE Commissioner, Doug McCauley will be joining our May 7th Industry Leader Town Hall, please send us your questions in advance for the commissioner as he will want to hear your perspectives and hot issues as the largest brokerage firms in California. 

PPP Loan Update
We are hearing reports that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) may run out later this month, well before the May 31 application deadline. If you are interested in obtaining a forgivable first or second draw PPP loan but haven’t yet applied, please apply with your lender as soon as possible. For more information on how to apply for a PPP loan, please refer to C.A.R.’s Small Business Loan FAQs for brokers here.

Market Update
The market sentiment is drastically different today compared to a year ago at the onset of the pandemic. With the U.S. economy positioned to grow at the fastest pace since the early 1980’s and mortgage rates trending down again in the past week, REALTORS® are feeling more optimistic about the upcoming home buying season. Many expect sales to remain solid as prices continue to grow, while more supply will be added to the market in the coming weeks. Consumers are also more positive about the housing market than they were 12 months ago, as more of them believe housing is a good investment now relative to before the COVID-19 outbreak.      

  • 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
AB 946 (Lee). This bill would eliminate the mortgage interest deduction on second homes in California.  C.A.R. opposed this bill and it was supposed to have been heard in the Assembly Revenue and Tax Committee yesterday but was pulled from the Committee by the Author.  There are a variety of reasons for a bill to get pulled, but generally it does suggest there was concern about getting it through the Committee in its current form. The bill may come back in its current form or amended in such a way where the Author thinks its odds of passage are better, but regardless this was a good sign for us and we will continue to keep lobbying the bill and the key contacts will also be active. For more, read our weekly report here

Additionally, we are gearing up for our virtual Legislative Spring Meetings and would like to invite you to a few high-level key events in chronological order: 

  • Standard Forms Advisory Forum on Forms, Monday Apr 19, 2021 9:00 AM - Register here

  • Fair Housing and Diversity Forum: Let’s Get Creative: Affordable and Inclusive Housing Development, Apr 21, 2021 10:00 AM  - Register here.

  • Public Policy Forum, Wednesday Apr 21, 2021 01:00 PM Register here

  • Member Director Forum, Monday Apr 26, 2021 1:00 PM - Register here

  • C.A.R. Celebrates AAPI Heritage Month, An Interview with Norman Mineta, Former US Secretary of Transportation, Monday April 26th, 4:30-6pm - Register here

  • Legislative Day 2021  Tuesday, April 27, 2021 9:00AM - 4:30PM - Register Here.  Presentations include: Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins and Assembly Member Blanca Rubio, a “Fireside Chat” with Legendary Political Columnist Dan Walters and more. 

  • Professional Standards Committee, Wednesday Apr 28, 2021 8:00 AM  - Register here

  • MLS Policy Committee (Coming soon will be discussed at this meeting), Wednesday Apr 28, 2021 10:00 AM - Register here

  • Realtor Risk Management and Consumer Protection, Thursday Apr 29, 2021 8:00 AM- Register here

Get Involved on our Board: As an industry leader, we invite you to be officially involved in our board of directors and decision making. Our Committee Selection Process is just getting started and for all the information you need, go here.

The Industry Leaders Call is designed for Brokers and Industry Executives.  Calls take place bi-weekly on Fridays.  For additional information or to request access, please send your contact information and job title to Paula Green, Executive Assistant, at (213) 739-8337 or paulag@car.org.  The next call will take place on Friday, February 26th.

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 Opportunities at C.A.R.

Click the link for more information and to register.

4/9 @ 2pm - WomanUP! Weekly 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!

 



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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