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Orange County REALTORS® is excited to announce a partnership with OC Fair to offer discounted tickets for members to purchase. Tickets will be available for purchase starting Tuesday, May 1 at both OC REALTORS® locations for only $10 each (regularly $12-14). 

The partnership comes from an ongoing search to provide valuable discounts for members. Benefits Coordinator, Alyssa Corsini-Wilson has spearheaded the search for discounts and benefits throughout Southern California. "We are constantly looking for benefits to provide to our members. The OC Fair is such a staple each summer that we thought it would be great to get discounted tickets for our members to share with their family and clients as well!" said Corsini-Wilson. 

In addition to the discounted tickets, OC REALTORS® will have $2 Off Coupon books available at no cost to members. "REALTORS® can use these coupons as a farming tool to invite prospective clients to the OC Fair!" explained Corsini-Wilson. Members may pick up coupon books at either office. Limit 200 coupons per member.

To learn more about the OC Fair, visit their website

To view additional discounts and benefits available to our members, visit the Benefits page.

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Code of Ethics Training - Mandated by NAR

Existing REALTOR® members must complete 2.5 hours of ethics training, meeting specific learning objectives and criteria, within two-year cycles. REALTORS® who have completed the required ethics training within a two-year cycle in one association shall not be required to complete any further ethics training for that same training cycle if the REALTOR® becomes or is a member of another association.

All REALTORS® must complete the Code of Ethics training through NAR by December 31, 2018. Failure to complete training during any cycle will lead to suspension of membership for the January and February immediately following the cycle deadline, with termination of membership starting March 1 after the cycle deadline.

Current Cycle

January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2018

Future Cycles

January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2020
January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2022

Take Online Training

If taking the online training, both the free course or the paid CE course will satisfy the requirement.

 


Frequently Asked Questions

How can I check to see if I have completed the Code of Ethics requirement?
You can check to see if you have completed the requirement on NAR's website. Log in to www.nar.realtor. Once logged in, click on My Account and then click on Manage Account. Under Other Links, click on View your Education Records (NRDS). If you see one of the Course Numbers below then you have completed the Code of Ethics requirement. If you do not see either Course Number listed then you still need to complete your Code of Ethics training before December 31, 2018.

Course Numbers - New Members:
BPP COEN 20171
BPP COEN 20181 

Course Numbers - Continuing Members:
BPP COEC 2017C5
BPP COEC 2018C5

Do I still need to complete Code of Ethics training if I have Emeritus, Honorary or other Exempt Status from the BRE?
Yes, ALL active REALTOR® members must complete COE by December 31, 2018 EXCEPT Emeritus Members. NAR Emeritus members do not have to complete Code of Ethics training.

What classes will satisfy my Code of Ethics requirement?
The following classes offered by OC REALTORS® will fulfill your Code of Ethics obligation. 

Ethics classes provided by a CalBRE approved provider will also qualify.

View additional FAQs on NAR's website

 

 

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Laguna Hills, April 23, 2018 - Over 118 aspiring real estate professionals attended “New REALTOR® Orientation,” a program hosted by the Orange County REALTORS®, one of California’s largest local associations of professional sales agents and related professionals. 

“California requires sales agents to take specified coursework and sit for a licensing exam.  To become a REALTOR®, state-licensed salespersons must adhere to a code of ethics, submit to continuing education requirements, and join the National and State Associations of REALTORS® in addition to joining a local board like Orange County REALTORS®,” explained Chief Executive Officer of Orange County REALTORS®, Dave Stefanides. 

Stefanides went on to say, "In today’s competitive real estate market, new agents need to get up to speed and one of the best ways to do this is by joining a local association of REALTORS® that offers expertise in all areas of practice. OC REALTORS® has a fantastic learning track for new agents called “New REALTOR® Essentials” that includes training on the Residential Purchase Agreement (RPA), zipForms®, MLS tools and much more!"

Each New REALTOR® Orientation is facilitated by one or more Orange County REALTORS® members. This session was facilitated by Pam Pedego, REALTOR® and 2018 Chair of the Education Committee, along with fellow REALTORS® and Education Committee members Scott White and Chip McAllister.

When asked why Orientation is so important for new members, Pam Pedego said, "It's a kick start for your career. It's a great opportunity to network with other REALTORS® and understand that we are all on the same team. Team REALTOR®!"

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Orange County REALTORS® hosts seven weekly marketing meetings throughout Orange County for members to promote their listings and network. Recently our Huntington Beach meeting, led by facilitator Lori Jones with Central Escrow Group, raised money for a great cause. 

“At our annual review to discuss the Preview Meeting, our group voted on numerous non-profits in our community [to contribute to] and decided to choose the HB Tree Society,” said Lori Jones. The interest to contribute to the Huntington Beach Tree Society was sparked by past president and current REALTOR® member of Orange County REALTORS®, Barbara Delgleize.  Jones went on to explain that “Barbara was very informative in regards to the Society and explained what they do for our town and it received the most votes at the time so we agreed to donate $2,000 to them.” 

The Huntington Beach Tree Society was contacted and gladly accepted their donation of $2,000. Jean Nagy, president of The Huntington Beach Tree Society wrote in a letter to Lori Jones that the “money will be used to purchase more trees and drought tolerant plants for the parks of Huntington Beach.” Along with the thank you letter was a tree house which will be hung at the Meadowlark Golf Club where the meetings are held each week. 

When asked what organization would be next up for donations, Jones said “We are now raising money for the Huntington Beach Council on Aging.”


To learn more about Orange County REALTORS® weekly marketing meetings, visit the webpage.

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Orange County REALTORS® is excited to announce yet another free member benefit - Remine! Remine is a powerful tool combining visualization of in-depth property data with predictive analytics. CRMLS users can make the most of Remine’s billions of property records, map visualizations, and tracking features – at no additional cost.

Comprehensive records
Learn about ownership time, loan amounts, owner status, zoning, permits, neighbors, Airbnb, tax, schools, and more on properties in your MLS.

Visualize your opportunities
Use Remine to see a wide variety of data on MLS properties on an intuitive map, connecting properties with billions of data points to help you learn who might sell next.

Mold your MLS experience
Learn more about specific properties and neighborhoods, or map search with your own parameters – find your own way to make Remine data work for you.

Integrated with CRMLS
CRMLS and Remine have partnered up to offer CRMLS users a seamless experience at no additional cost. Want to get even more in-depth? Premium plans are also available.


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