Here is a quick update from OCAR on items that may affect your brokerage, including:
- CRMLS Rules Change March 1
- Broker Compliance
- Three New Member Benefits
- Upcoming Events: Register by 3/15 for Forecast/Annual Meeting
CRMLS Rules Change March 1
Several updated CRMLS Rules and Regulations went into effect on March 1, most notably one (12.8.1) that allows printed neighborhood market reports to include other people’s listings—with proper attribution.
- Here are the updated Rules and Regulations; you'll find a summary of changes on pages 2–5, in red.
- Here are opt-in/opt-out instructions
Brokers, do you have an agent who didn’t renew for 2016? Or a new licensee who still hasn’t joined OCAR? If so, you may not be compliant with NAR’s variable dues formula. We can help you avoid additional charges and suspension of valuable services (like zipForm®). Simply email our Broker Compliance Specialist: Heather@ocar.org or you can read through our full rundown on Broker Compliance.
New, Free Member Benefit: OC Tech Helpline
Good thing you and your agents never use technology, especially the kind that breaks sometimes. It means you’ll never need to call the OC Tech Helpline at (877) 562-3156—or add it to your contacts. And surely you don’t need to watch this helpful 30-second video. But, we could be wrong…
You Asked for it: OC REALTORS® Update
You asked for information to share with your agents at team meetings. Please share this monthly OC REALTORS® Update; it highlights key classes, events, and member benefits.
New FV Office Now Open; HB Closes March 11
Our new, full-service office in Fountain Valley is now open to serve you. We’ll see you at the Open House on April 13 from 4-6 PM. Here’s a flyer with map and directions. The HB office closes March 11.
Mark Your 2016 Calendar: OCAR Events and Fundraisers
March 21 - Market Forecast & Membership Meeting—Register by March 15
April 13 - Fountain Valley Office Open House—R.S.V.P. by April 6
May 16 - Golf Tournament—Register to Play
June 29 - Broker Summit: The Future of the MLS
August 5 - OCAR Palooza
October 24 - REAL SOCIAL Conference
December 2 - Installation
Thank you for your membership!