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For membership issues and questions or to become a member, contact us:

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408-445-8500
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408-445-5074

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8:30am – 5:00pm

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Supra Support
877-699-6787
Monday – Sunday: 5 AM – 7 PM

MLSListings Support
866-734-5787
MWThF: 8 AM – 6 PM
Tuesday 8 AM – 5 PM
Saturday 8 AM -4 PM
Closed Sunday

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Membership FAQ

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What is Secondary Membership?
Secondary membership is an opportunity for a REALTOR® or Broker member who has already stated their primary status with another Association to enjoy the benefits and services of another association.

What are the benefits of being a member of SCCAOR?

  • Ensuring the REALTOR® Voice in the Legislative Process
  • Reducing Your Legal Liability
  • Providing Support For Your Business
  • Increasing your Productivity and Expanding Your Skills
  • Saving You Money on Products and Services
  • Securing Your Future Through Retirement and Insurance Options
  • Giving You Visibility to Consumers
  • Saving You Time
  • Keeping You ‘In the Know’
  • Connecting You with The Local Real Estate Community
  • Free PC Tech Support
  • Free Video Profile
  • Free Professional Headshot

I have a key through BAREIS / Metrolist MLS, does my key automatically work in your area?
Your key would need to be co-op’d to have access in our area. We bill you for 3 months of access and one-time processing fee. click here for the coop form

For full list of FAQs, please click here.

Supra

Contact Support

Supra Support
877-699-6787
Monday – Sunday: 5 AM – 7 PM
For questions regarding other products or services, call the main Supra phone number to be directed to the appropriate party –1-800-547-0252 (US).
Email the Support Team
Please click here to complete email  form so that Supra can help you.  Supra will respond to you directly by email within 24 hours.

Support Center

Click here or click on the appropriate Supra product get support:

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Supra FAQ

COMMONLY ASKED SUPRA (key, lock box) QUESTIONS:

How to Setup General Email Notifications
Please click here to view the step by step instructions on the Supra support website

How to Setup Showing Notifications
Please click here to view the step by step instructions on the Supra support website

How to Update an Expired eKey
Please click here to view the step by step instructions on the Supra support website

How do I receive eKey Updates
Anytime the eKEY app is opened in cell or WiFi range it will automatically update on its own. No more cradling or tethering to your computer. It works on all iPhone, Android and BlackBerry phones.

How do I open an iBox BT LE with an Android™ or Apple® Device
Please click here to view the step by step instructions on the Supra support website

See a full list of FAQs, please click here.

MLS

Contact MLS Support

Contact MLS support directly for MLS System issues and listing questions.

MLS  Support:
866-734-5787

For new subscribers contact
SCCAOR Member Support
408-445-8500

MLS Access

Access the MLSListing Pro system, click here.

To become an MLS Subscriber, click here.

MLS FAQ

COMMONLY ASKED MLS QUESTIONS:

How do I Update My Personal or Office information
Please click here to view step by step instructions on the MLS website.

Where can I find the Application for Assistant Access and the Fee form
To view or print the Assistant Access Form, click here.
To view or print the Schedule of Fees Electronic Form, click here.

To view a list of upcoming MLS training events, click here.

To view the full list of MLS FAQs, click here

Membership Benefits

TO BE THE MOST CREDIBLE RESOURCE FOR REAL ESTATE RELATED ISSUES IN MARKETS WE SERVE

When you join the REALTOR® family, you also gain exclusive access to valuable tools and services only available to REALTOR® members, like free real estate contracts and forms, discounts on products and services, education, free monthly housing market statistics, a powerful advocacy arm at all levels of government, and so much more.

GREAT MEMBER SUPPORT

We are committed to bringing you the very finest tools and information to help you succeed.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Training to help you get the most out of your business and keep you up to date with changes in the real estate industry.

FREE PC REPAIR

Tech Support provides assistance on technology related issues at no cost.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

One of the finest in-house arbitration and professional standards programs in California.

NETWORKING EVENTS

Network with fellow REALTORS® at local marketing sessions, general membership meetings, Broker/Manager meetings and networking events.

Classes and Events

February

February 22, 2018 - C.A.R. Listing Agreement & Seller Related Disclosures


2018-02-22 10:00:00
2018-02-22 14:00:00
America/Los_Angeles
C.A.R. Listing Agreement & Seller Related Disclosures

1651 N 1st St, San Jose
SCCAOR
events@sccaor.com

Instructor: Larry Spiteri

C.A.R. Listing Agreement & Seller Related Disclosures

Thursday, February 22, 2018

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

$45 Members
Register by February 20 9PM PST

$65 Non-Members
Register by February 20 9PM PST

$75 After February 20
(if available)

Class Overview:

Learn the fundamentals and how to use these essential C.A.R. Forms. Great class for newer agents or agents who want an overview or refresher on C.A.R. Forms and Disclosures.

  • Learn how to correctly complete the Listing Agreement.
  • Detailed explanation of Transfer Disclosure Statement & other statutory disclosures.
  • Upcoming changes to disclosures.
  • Common mistakes and pitfalls.
  • Q & A

Click here to view cancellation policy

February 27, 2018 - Identity Theft: Preventative Tips and Your Legal Rights


2018-02-27 09:30:00
2018-02-27 11:00:00
America/Los_Angeles
Identity Theft: Preventative Tips and Your Legal Rights

1651 N 1st St, San Jose
SCCAOR
education@sccaor.com

Instructors: Ben Dupré and Ron Wilcox

Identity Theft: Preventative Tips and Your Legal Rights

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
9:30 am – 11:00 am

$15 Members
Register by February 25 – 9 pm PST

$20 Prospective Members
Register by February 25 – 9 pm PST

$25 After February 25
(if available)

Class Overview:

Presented by Identity Theft and Consumer Protection Attorneys. Identity Theft is happening everyday to people of all ages. Ron and Ben have sued some of the largest financial institutions and creditors in the country in denying a victim’s fraud claim and ruining their credit for a debt they never owed.

  • Learn preventative tips to avoid identity theft.
  • An inside look into the mind of an identity thief.
  • Immediate steps you should take if a victim of identity theft.
  • Protecting your credit score.
  • Your legal rights when the creditor or financial institution denies your claim of fraud.
  • Your legal rights against credit reporting agencies for reporting fraudulent accounts.
  • Q&A

Click here to view cancellation policy

February FREE MLS Training Schedule

MLSListings Essentials: Required Training
2/5/2018 10:00 AM PDT – 12:00 PM PDT
Register Now

Market Intelligence Made Simple
2/7/2018 10:30 AM PDT – 12:00 PM PDT
Register Now

Matrix 201 – Matrix for Maximum Momentum
2/7/2018 01:00 PM PDT – 02:30 PM PDT
Register Now

HomeSnap Pro Mobile App. (Your Mobile App)
2/21/2018 10:30 AM PDT – 12:00 PM PDT
Register Now

The Art of CMA
2/21/2018 01:00 PM PDT – 02:30 PM PDT
Register Now

March

March 1, 2018 - C.A.R. Residential Purchase Agreement & Related Docs


2018-03-01 10:00:00
2018-03-01 14:00:00
America/Los_Angeles
C.A.R. Residential Purchase Agreement

1651 N 1st St, San Jose
SCCAOR
education@sccaor.com

Instructor: Larry Spiteri

C.A.R. Residential Purchase Agreement

Thursday, March 1, 2018

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

$45 Members
Register by February 27  9PM PST

$65 Prospective Members
Register by February 27 9PM PST

$75 After February 27
(if available)

Class Overview:

Learn how to effectively use the Residential Purchase Agreement (RPA) with detailed instruction page by page.

  • Ensure you are up to date with the changes to the RPA contract.
  • Related Documents include: Agency, Disclosure, Counter Offers, Addenda, Advisories, and more.
  • What you need to be aware of.
  • Q & A

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March 5, 2018 - Peak Performance Strategy


2018-03-05 09:30:00
2018-03-05 10:30:00
America/Los_Angeles
Peak Performance Strategy Session

1651 N 1st St, San Jose
SCCAOR
education@sccaor.com

Instructor: Scott Gass

Peak Performance Strategy Session

Monday, March 5, 2018
9:30 am – 10:30 am

FREE
Members & Non-Members

Register by March 4 – 9 pm PST

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March 8, 2018 - Tax Reform for Small Businesses and Real Estate Investors


2018-03-08 13:30:00
2018-03-08 15:00:00
America/Los_Angeles
Tax Reform for Small Businesses and Real Estate Investors

1651 N 1st St, San Jose
SCCAOR
education@sccaor.com

Instructor: Erin Doyle

Tax Reform for Small Businesses and Real Estate Investors

Thursday, March 8, 2018

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

$15 Members
Register by March 6 9PM PST

$20 Non-Members
Register by March 6 9PM PST

$25 After March 6
(if available)

Class Overview:

Get up to date on the latest developments on tax reform and how the new laws will affect your business and your real estate investments in Santa Clara County.  Topics covered will include changes to business deductions and exclusions, corporate tax reform, and new tax treatments for pass through entities.

  • New 20% Pass-through entity deduction
  • Changes to depreciation rules and deductions
  • Updates to business deductions and exclusions
  • New rules for real estate investors
  • Corporate tax reform review

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March 13, 2018 - Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®) Workshop

Session 1
2018-03-13 09:30:00
2018-03-13 11:30:00
America/Los_Angeles
Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®) Workshop

1651 N 1st St, San Jose
SCCAOR
education@sccaor.com

Session 2
2018-03-13 13:30:00
2018-03-13 15:30:00
America/Los_Angeles
Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®) Workshop

1651 N 1st St, San Jose
SCCAOR
education@sccaor.com

Instructor: Jo Teeter

Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®) Workshop

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Session 1 | RPR Basic & Mobile
9:30 am – 11:30 am

Session 2 | RPR Basic & Mobile
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Member Price
$15 for 1 session
$25 for 2 sessions

 Non-Members
$20 for 1 session
$35 for 2 sessions

*No refunds issued for missed sessions

Class Overview:

RPR’s dynamic data and clientfriendly reports help REALTORS® achieve professional success. In this workshop will you will learn to:

Session 1 | 9:30 am – 11:30 am
RPR Basic & Mobile

  • RPR Mobile delivers RPR’s vast repository of property information and tools anytime, anyplace, to any iPhone or Android phone.
  • Use your phone’s location to instantly view any property nearby, or search for properties to find listing, sales, valuation, assessment, deed, foreclosure, school, photos, maps, and market trend information…create, customize, view, save, and send RPR reports with your added photos, audio, and text notes.

Session 2 | 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
3 Ways to Build Listing Inventory with RPR

  • Looking to build your listing inventory? Many REALTORS® are using RPR as a great resource for prospecting.
  • Learn three effective ways to leverage RPR to target potential sellers and build inventory.
  • We’ll show you how leverage your circle of influence, identify distressed properties and use RPR’s map drawing tools and geographic overlays.
  • Review how to use RPR Market Activity reports as a tool to help you get more listings.

Download today at the App Store or Google Play!
Comprehensive review of all the powerful features of this great REALTOR-only tool!

About the instructor:

Jo began her career in real estate in 1997 successfully selling real estate in Iowa and Arizona.  She quickly rose to the top of her game after completing several designations but the love of learning and ultimately training took over after she moved to Arizona.  She worked for several brokerages, training agents and recruiting.  Jo was an Educational Trainer for the local MLS Association for 5 years.  She joined RPR in 2015 as their Training Manager and has been using RPR in her practice since 2010 when her MLS adopted the application (an NAR member benefit).  She really enjoys showing agents how to make more money in their business with this tool.

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March 15, 2018 - Down Payment Assistance/Below Market Purchase Program


2018-03-15 13:30:00
2018-03-15 15:30:00
America/Los_Angeles
Down Payment Assistance/Below Market Purchase Program

1651 N 1st St, San Jose
SCCAOR
education@sccaor.com

Instructor: Adria Quinones-Masur

Down Payment Assistance/Below Market Purchase Program

Thursday, March 15, 2018

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

$15 Members
Register by March 13  9PM PST

$25 Prospective Members
Register by March 13 9PM PST

$30 After March 13
(if available)

Class Overview:

This class will introduce you to Housing Trust Silicon Valley, its down payment assistance programs for first time homebuyers and other Affordable Housing Options.

  • Benefits of Housing Trust programs for first-time homebuyers and REALTORS®.
  • Pre-approval process that helps first time buyers be competitive.
  • How the new Homebuyer Empowerment Loan Program (HELP) can assist today’s buyers.
  • Build a referral network with the Housing Trust and its Preferred Loan Officers.
  • Learn about the Housing Affordability Fund (HAF) Closing Cost Grant sponsored by SCCAOR and SILVAR.
  • A Look at Local Affordable Housing Options- City of Santa Clara’s Below Market Purchase Program (BMP).

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March 20, 2018 - The New Faces of Homeownership: Foreign National Buyers


2018-03-20 11:00:00
2018-03-20 12:30:00
America/Los_Angeles
The New Faces of Homeownership: Foreign National Buyers

1651 N 1st St, San Jose
SCCAOR
education@sccaor.com

Instructor: Darryl C. Freeman

The New Faces of Homeownership: Foreign National Buyers

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

FREE with Registration
Register by March 19  9PM PST

Class Overview:

The settlement process for this growing buyer segment has specific nuances. This class will teach you the unique characteristics of these transactions.

JOIN US TO LEARN:

• How foreign national and traditional transactions differ
• How to understand and overcome cultural differences in the closing process
• The differences between direct and indirect communication and how these contrasts can drastically affect the transaction

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March 22, 2018 - Real Estate Fraud Symposium


2018-03-22 09:00:00
2018-03-22 11:30:00
America/Los_Angeles
2018 Real Estate Fraud Symposium

1651 N 1st St, San Jose
SCCAOR
education@sccaor.com

2018 Real Estate Fraud Symposium

Thursday, March 22, 2018

9:00 am – 11:30 am

FREE FOR SCCAOR MEMBERS

March FREE MLS Training Schedule

MLSListings Essentials: Required Training
3/12/2018 10:00 AM PDT – 12:00 PM PDT
Register Now

Open House Support
3/7/2018 10:30 AM PDT – 12:00 PM PDT
Register Now

REALTOR Properties Resource (RPR) Essentials
3/7/2018 01:00 PM PDT – 02:30 PM PDT
Register Now

Matrix 301 – Next Level Searching and Reporting
3/21/2018 10:30 AM PDT – 12:00 PM PDT
Register Now

Custom Displays and Exports
3/21/2018 01:00 PM PDT – 02:30 PM PDT
Register Now

April

April 23 & 24, 2018 - Seniors Real Estate Specialist® Designation - 2 Day Course


2018-04-23 09:00:00
2018-04-24 17:00:00
America/Los_Angeles
Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) Designation

1651 N 1st St, San Jose
SCCAOR
education@sccaor.com

Instructor: Jerry Kidd

Seniors Real Estate Specialist®
(SRES®) Designation

Monday & Tuesday
April 23  & 24, 2018

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Early Bird Registration
$259
Through March 23 9PM PST

Regular Registration
$285
Beginning March 24 9PM PST

All after April 9
$360
If available

Class Overview:

Discover the advantages of NAR’s Seniors Real Estate Specialist® designation.

Build your real estate business with specialized knowledge of the wants, needs and expectations of home buyers and sellers aged 50+. By earning your SRES® designation via the 2-day course, you gain familiarity with these unique buyers and sellers, and connect with a specialized referral network of more than 13,000 REALTORS®.

SRES® Program Information

The SRES® designation course seeks to instill knowledge and understanding of and empathy for 50+ real estate clients and customers.

Develop the business building skills and resources needed for specialization in the 50+ real estate market. The SRES® designation program provides professional training and development suitable for continuing education credit.

SRES® Designation Course Learning Objectives:

  • Learn distinguishing characteristics and trends of the 50+ market so that you can discern them in your own market area
  • Evaluate your market area attractiveness to the 50+ market
  • Master the vocabulary of the range of housing options for the 50+ market
  • Learn the application of federal laws for Housing for Older Persons Act (HOPA)
  • Develop business building outreach methods for communicating and gaining 50+ market share
  • Adapt methods for counseling the 50+ buyer and sellers
  • Stay focused on the transaction and avoid inappropriate involvement in family matters
  • Develop sensitivities to 50+ issues and priorities when counseling buyers and sellers, showing properties, and managing transactions
  • Develop services that win and sustain client and customer relationships and position you as a trusted real estate advisor
  • Assemble a team of experts to help you serve 50+ clients and customers
  • Learn about the uses, benefits, procedures, and issues involved in reverse mortgages
  • Learn about uses of pensions, 401k accounts, and IRAs in real estate transactions
  • Gain an understanding of how Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security impact 50+ real estate decisions
  • Recognize mortgage finance and loan schemes and scams that victimize 50+ borrowers
  • Identify key life stages, viewpoints, and transitions in relation to housing choices
  • Recognize how a home can be adapted for safety, comfort, and aging in place
  • Help clients integrate disposition of real property into estate plans

Quick Facts:

  • Successful completion of the two-day SRES® designation course
  • Active membership in the National Association of REALTORS®
  • 80% passing grade on exam
  • SRES Membership Benefits
  • Active membership in the SRES® Council.
  • (New designees receive one-year membership in the Seniors Real Estate Council® FREE. Annual dues are $99 each year thereafter.)

What You Gain:

  • Access to the online SRES® member database
  • Access to the members-only section of the SRES® web site
  • Consumer marketing materials
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Marketing letters
  • Scripts and concepts for contacting clients age 50+

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April 26, 2018 - 45 Hour Licence Renewal Continuing Education with Optional Live Review


2018-04-26 09:00:00
2018-04-26 12:00:00
America/Los_Angeles
45 Hour License Renewal Continuing Education with Optional Live Review

1651 N 1st St, San Jose
SCCAOR
education@sccaor.com

Instructor: Randy Turnquist

45 Hour License Renewal Continuing Education with Optional Live Review

Thursday, April 26, 2018
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

$109 Members
Register by April 24 – 9 pm PST

$125 Prospective Members
Register by April 24 – 9 pm PST

$145 After April 24
(if available)

Class Overview:

Our 45-hours Correspondence Package consists of the CalBRE Required General Courses, and one course each covering Consumer Protection and Consumer Service. These courses are sold as a complete package and not individually.

All students will receive the Required General Courses of: Agency, Ethics, Trust Funds Handling , Fair Housing, Risk Management (3 Hours Each), and Management & Supervision course and two Consumer Protection & Consumer Service: Making Money in California Foreclosures and Property Management Success (15 Hours Each).

  • Classroom testing on 15-hour Property Management Course immediately following the course.
  • Courses by either textbook or PDF. Textbook should be picked up prior to class at our office.
  • All exams are online. Instructions for the exams will be given at the optional live review seminar.
  • Optional live review will be approximately 3 hours of the above material.
  • Bring your laptop or tablet for assistance logging in for the first time.

Regulations:

  • Anyone who fails an online exam may take a second test at no additional fees any time within one year from date of registration or take the optional review again at no additional fees.
  • Courses are for all licensees (Salespersons, Brokers & Subsequent Renewals)
  • These courses are approved for Continuing Education Credit by the California Bureau of Real Estate (“CalBRE”). However, this approval does not constitute an endorsement of the views or opinions which are expressed by the course sponsor, instructor, author or lecturers. CalBRE Sponsor No. 0054.

CalBRE Testing Requirements:

  • The CalBRE limits all Continuing Education testing to a maximum of 15-hours of credit per day. 45-credit hours may be completed over a minimum of 3-days.
  • You MUST have your materials for at least four (4) days before you take any final exam.
  • You will receive instructions via email for obtaining your unique Student ID and Password so that you may complete the remaining online final exams.

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May

May 1, 2018 - How to List and Sell Commercial/Investment Property - 1 Day Course


2018-05-01 09:00:00
2018-05-01 17:00:00
America/Los_Angeles
How to List and Sell Commercial/Investment Property

1651 N 1st St, San Jose
SCCAOR
education@sccaor.com

Instructor: Michael Simpson

How to List and Sell Commercial/Investment Property
1 Day Course with Emphasis on Working with Buyers

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

$49 Members
Register by April 29 9PM PST

$69 Prospective Members
Register by April 29 9PM PST

$100 After April 29
(if available)

Class Overview:

This course is approved for 7 hours of Continuing Education Credit
Consumer Service CalBre Sponsor No.-5129

Some Of What You Will Discover Includes…

  • How to put 4 marketing systems into action that will deliver every level of client.
  • How to qualify prospects in 3 minutes or less and ONLY work with clients who are ready to do business TODAY.
  • How to reach eager sellers with MASSIVE portfolios without having a single listing.

You Will Learn The Concepts:

  • How to calculate Cap Rates, Gross Rent Multiplier (G.R.M’s) & set up sheets
  • Terminology and tips for communicating with Investors and other C.I. Brokers
  • How top calculate return on Investment (R.O.I) vacancy, expense factors
  • How to analyze and determine value using the income approach
  • How to do a rent survey and the impact of market rent vs. actual rent on value
  • How investors make buying decisions.
  • How to find investor clients
  • ‪How to talk to commercial brokers, How to get the appointment, what to say at the appointment.
  • How to use the income approach to analyze property and determine value.
  • Custom proven scripts, how to calculate GRM, CAP, ROI, ROE, IRR, expenses, vacancy factors and most importantly………how to use them effectively to separate yourself from everyone else, stand out, get business and GET PAID!
  • Huge money making tips, techniques, and strategies in your real estate contracts.
  • How to look different, sound different use different approaches to be unique.
  • Also includes How to Approach the Commercial Broker and get cooperation every time!

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June

June 7, 2018 - C.A.R. Residential Purchase Agreement & Related Docs


2018-06-07 09:00:00
2018-06-07 17:00:00
America/Los_Angeles
C.A.R. Residential Purchase Agreement

1651 N 1st St, San Jose
SCCAOR
education@sccaor.com

Instructor: Larry Spiteri

C.A.R. Residential Purchase Agreement

Thursday, June 7, 2018

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

$45 Members
Register by June 5 9PM PST

$65 Prospective Members
Register by June 5 9PM PST

$75 After June 5
(if available)

Class Overview:

Learn how to effectively use the Residential Purchase Agreement (RPA) with detailed instruction page by page.

  • Ensure you are up to date with the changes to the RPA contract.
  • Related Documents include: Agency, Disclosure, Counter Offers, Addenda, Advisories, and more.
  • What you need to be aware of.
  • Q & A

Click here to view cancellation policy

July

July 19, 2018 - Become a New Notary or Renew Your Notary Commission


2018-07-19 09:00:00
2018-07-19 16:00:00
America/Los_Angeles
Become a New Notary or Renew Your Notary Commission

1651 N 1st St, San Jose
SCCAOR
education@sccaor.com

Instructor: Randy Turnquist

Become a New Notary or Renew Your Notary Commission

Thursday, July 19, 2018
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

$109 Members
Register by July 17 – 9 pm PST

$125 Prospective Members
Register by July 17 – 9 pm PST

$145 After July 17
(if available)

Class Overview:

Our 6-Hour Live Notary Public Education Seminars are designed to prepare all new and renewing students to pass the State Exam on their first attempt. For renewing your Notary Commission, it is recommended that you take the State Exam 6-12 months before the expiration to avoid a break in your commission. Processing of commissions is taking several months.

  • Practice exam questions, etc.
  • Notary regulations & duties.
  • When to refuse to notarize.
  • Document preparation & recording.
  • Responsibilities, duties, etc.
  • Tips, tricks & money making ideas.

We’ll not only discuss the latest laws and regulations, you’ll also review the fundamentals of Jurats, Affidavits, the Journal, fingerprinting, forms of identification, sworn statements, and more. By the end of the day, you will be prepared to pass the State Exam, which will be presented at the end of the seminar.

  • This course satisfies the exam pre-requisite. There is the added convenience of taking the State Test immediately following the class.
  • When you register for the class, you will receive a link to read the State Notary Handbook and to study 138 sample exam questions that will
    prepare you to pass. The extensive course covers all the new regulations, forms, and $10,000 fines and penalties.

State officials give the test.

  • Bring your photo ID
  • Check for $40 made out to Secretary of State
  • Bring two #2 pencils for the exam
  • One 2”x 2” color photo of yourself (passport size)

Schedule: 

Check-In 8:45 a.m.
Class 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lunch 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Class 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Register & Exam 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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August

No classes. Check back later.

September

September 10 - 14, 2018 - Certified International Property Specialist ® Designation


2018-09-10 09:00:00
2018-09-14 17:00:00
America/Los_Angeles
Certified International Property Specialist® (CIPS®) Designation

1651 N 1st St, San Jose
SCCAOR
education@sccaor.com

Instructor: Fanny Chu

Certified International Property Specialist®
(CIPS®) Designation

Monday & Friday
September 10 – 14, 2018

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Early Registration
$599

Members & Non-Members
Through August 12 9PM PST

Regular Registration 
$699
Members & Non-Members
Beginning August 13 9PM PST

$149
Any Individual Course

Class Overview:

The CIPS designation is for REALTORS® from the United States and abroad, as well as association staff and volunteer leaders who wish to develop or grow their international real estate business. It will provide you with the knowledge, research, network, and tools to globalize your business.

Last year foreign buyers spent nearly $103 billion on U.S. residential real estate. CIPS education will provide you with the knowledge and resources to position yourself as a global expert.

This 5-day institute will satisfy the education requirements to apply for your CIPS designation, the only international designation recognized by the National Association of REALTORS®.

International real estate opportunities are everywhere, but are significantly different and more complex than domestic deals. Learn how to navigate through the challenges such as:

  • Currency and Exchange Rate Issues
  • Cross-Cultural relationship
  • Regional Market Conditions
  • Investment Performance
  • Tax Issues

In this 5–day CIPS Institute, you will learn the critical aspects of international real
estate transactions, including:

  • Globalization of economies
  • International capital flow
  • Marketing and business planning strategies
  • Roles and expectations in international transactions

What You Gain

Marketing Tools:

  • Listing in the “Find a CIPS” online directory
  • Customizable print postcards
  • Customizable web banner ads
  • Customizable press release

Technology Tools:

  • CIPS App that provides translation, area and currency conversion, time zone calculation, and international holidays
  • CIPS resource browser toolbar

Tips and Techniques:

  • Global Perspectives print newsletter
  • Webinars

Networking:

  • Access to CIPS member-only online communities
  • Invitations to exclusive events at NAR meetings
  • Referral contract form

Quick Facts:

Professional Affiliation

  • Member in good standing of the National Association of REALTORS®

Exam

  • There will be an exam at the end of each class.
  • You must pass each exam with a 70% or better score.

Application

  • After completion of your core and elective courses, submit the U.S. CIPS application form.
  • Submit your U.S. CIPS application form.

Cost

  • Application fee: $75
  • Annual dues: $220

CIPS Designation Course Schedule:

Day 1: 9/10 Monday 
Global Real Estate: Local Markets

The Global Real Estate: Local Markets CIPS course is one of the two core courses required for both U.S. and non-U.S. real estate professionals to earn the Certified International property Specialist (CIPS) designation. This course introduces real estate professionals to the basic skills and knowledge necessary to facilitate global real estate transactions.

Learning Objectives

  • Monitor trends and indicators of the global economy, flow of capital, and the impact on local real estate markets.
  • Identify local market opportunities and prospect for global business in your local market.
  • Take advantage of association resources.
  • Follow a standardized process for preparing for a transaction and working with clients and customers.
  • Develop a network of contacts that can lead to referral business.
  • Recognize available visa statuses for foreign real estate owners and investors and guide foreign clients and customers to seek expert advice.

Day 2: 9/11 Tuesday
Global Real Estate:  Transaction Tools

The Global Real Estate: Transaction Tools CIPS course is one of the two core courses required for U.S. real estate professionals to earn the Certified International property Specialist (CIPS) designation. This course introduces real estate professionals to the tools needed to present investment information to global clients.

Learning Objectives

  • Research foreign and hometown markets and compile dossiers of market information.
  • Convert measurements between the metric system and U.S. system of measurements.
  • Alert clients and customers to currency, fund transfer, and financing issues, and guide them to seek expert advice.
  • Alert foreign clients and customers to tax considerations of real estate transactions.
  • Begin to perform basic financial analysis using standard formulas.
  • Compile, organize, and present financial data so that clients can make informed decisions.
  • Identify properties that meet the personal and investment objectives of clients and customers.

Day 3: 9/12 Wednesday
Europe & International Real Estate 

The Europe & International Real Estate CIPS course counts as one of the three elective courses required to earn the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation. It introduces real estate professionals to the basic skills and knowledge necessary to facilitate transactions with European clients, and is designed to benefit both experienced real estate professionals as well as those just getting started.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the social, economic, political, and geographical characteristics of major European countries.
  • Discuss the history, purpose, and economic impact of the European Union.
  • Identify important characteristics of certain European real estate markets including influential laws, business culture attributes and real estate/brokerage practices.
  • Assess opportunities in certain European markets by evaluating significant investment patterns, investor profiles and real estate activity.
  • Identify ways to develop a business network and start or enhance an international practice with European clients or properties.

Day 4: 9/13 Thursday
Asia/Pacific & International Real Estate 

The Asia/Pacific & International Real Estate CIPS course counts as one of the three elective courses required to earn the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation. By taking this course, real estate professionals are introduced to the basic skills and knowledge necessary to facilitate transactions with Asian clients. This course is designed to benefit both experienced real estate professionals as well as those just getting started.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the social, economic, political, and geographical characteristics of major countries in the Asian/Pacific region.
  • Identify important characteristics of the real estate market in certain Asian/Pacific markets, including influential laws and real estate and brokerage practices.
  • Evaluate opportunities in certain Asian markets by analyzing significant investment patterns, investor profiles and real estate activity.
  • Discuss techniques to promote properties, markets, and professional services.

Day 5: 9/14 Friday
The Americas & International Real Estate

The Americas & International Real Estate CIPS course is a one-day course that counts as one of the three elective courses required to earn the Certified International property Specialist (CIPS) designation. This course offers students practical information on working with regions of the Americas and provides historical and cultural influences, regional relationship, and investment opportunities from that region.

Learning Objectives

  • Knowledge of the Americas real estate marketplace.
  • Methods for researching, analyzing, and applying global market information.
  • Skills for facilitating real estate transactions in the Americas markets, empowering real estate professionals in the global marketplace.
  • Recommendations for building key contacts in real estate organizations, commerce, and government.

Please note:

  • Please bring an electronic device to read along, no paper copies will be provided.
  • Course materials will be provided in PDF format 1 week prior to course by email.
  • Lunch on your own.

Questions?
education@sccaor.com

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The REALTOR® Action Fund

When it comes to advocacy REALTORS® band together as the REALTOR® Party, which is a powerful alliance of REALTORS® working to protect and promote homeownership and private property rights. Simply put, the REALTOR® Party promotes policies and candidates that support your ability to do business, but we need your help. You can help by INVESTING in the REALTOR® Action Fund, (RAF). With the resources provided by the REALTOR® Action Fund we fight threats of costly rules, taxes, and regulations such as proposed taxes on services (your commission), fireplace retrofits, and point of sale regulations. Learn more about RAF here.

The REALTOR® Action Fund Victories

  • SCCAOR defeated a Bay Area wide fireplace replacement mandate that would have cost your clients on average over two thousand dollars at the point of sale.
  • SCCAOR defeated a City of Santa Clara proposed ordinance that would have discriminated against renters that are unrelated and share a household, and placing a burden on property owners to enforce.
  • Last year we defeated a tax on conventional mortgages that would have cost the average California homebuyer over $8,000 on the cost of their mortgage.
  • Thanks to the RAF we have been able to defeat service taxes,that would have taxed your commission.
  • RAF has helped us defend the mortgage interest deduction from being eliminated.

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