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b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_0239c_sml.jpg   In Memoriam: Mac McVey

(1943-2019)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a former REALTOR® member, Mac McVey. Mac was born on November 7, 1943 in National City, CA and succumbed to pneumonia on November 12, 2019.

The McVey family invites you to attend a Celebration of Life event to honor Mac’s memory. The Celebration of Life event will be held on Wednesday, December 18 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Orange County REALTORS®, 25552 La Paz Rd., Laguna Hills, CA 92653.

 

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b2ap3_thumbnail_8041f1ece4064bbba547a651a937e086.jpeg.jpg   In Memoriam: Michael Mansouri

(1939-2019)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a beloved member, Michael Mansouri. Michael most recently worked for United Brokers.

There will be a service on Tuesday, December 3 at 11:00 AM at El Toro Memorial Park in Lake Forest followed by a luncheon at Hotel Irvine at 17900 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92614. Please contact his daughter Angela at (714)658-1825 with any questions. 

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The Association reviews its Bylaws to assure legal compliance, to include any mandated changes by the California Association of REALTORS® or National Association of REALTORS® and to update sections as needed.

Amendments are proposed, the substance of which is in bold font and be posted on the Orange County REALTORS® website for members’ review.

Members must login to view the proposed amendments. Once logged in, click on Bylaws & Policies to access the PDF of Proposed Amendments.

If you would like to ask questions or speak to the proposed changes, you are invited to attend the Board of Directors Meeting on November 22, 2019, at the Orange County REALTORS® Office located in Laguna Hills.  The address is 25552 La Paz Road, Laguna Hills, CA 92653.

 

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Orange County REALTORS® is dedicated to providing members with valuable market data to utilize in the business. In order to provide a quick glance at the housing market, an OC Market Snapshot for both detached and attached homes will be posted online each month. Members can use these graphics for marketing materials and listing presentations. Be sure to also review the Monthly Housing Summary for a more comprehensive look at the County. For a detailed look at over 180 neighborhoods throughout Orange County, use OC FastStats.

  

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Effective November 1, 2019, the CRMLS Rules and Regulations and CRMLS Citation Policy will be updated and published on the Compliance page on CRMLS.org.

We encourage you to read a two-page summary of the rule changes, located here: https://go.crmls.org/crmls-policy-change-summary/

A summary of two of the most impactful changes follows.

  • At least one photograph or rendering accurately depicting a substantial portion of the exterior of the subject property must be submitted to the MLS within two calendar days.

  • Violations of Rule 12.8.1 and Rule 12.8.1(a), regarding Unauthorized Advertisement of Listing of Another Broker, will now be treated as separate violations, each carrying a fine.

Please familiarize yourself with the new rules as soon as possible.


Reference Documents:

Current MLS Rules and Regulations 

MLS Rules & Regulations - Reference Guide 

Citation Policy 

 

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