Entries by Spencer

2017 Legislative Day

Join us on May 3rd for Legislative Day! This is your chance to travel to our State Capital with your fellow SCCAOR Members. We will be briefed on top issues currently facing the real estate industry and meet with our state legislators. The $20 registration includes a special luncheon with a guest speaker on state politics […]

New MLSListings Data Share Agreement: Connecting Your Business to the East Bay

On April 3rd, MLSListings launced another data share agreement that connects your business to the East Bay through the MLSListings platform as your single point of entry. You now have access to data from all the East Bay MLSs, including Bay East Association of REALTORS®, Contra Costa County Association of REALTORS, and East Bay Regional […]

Broker Tip: Advising Buyers — How to Hold Legal Title when Purchasing a Home

By Nick and Barbara Lymberis Once you are in contract with your buyers, just prior to preparing the deed in your buyers’ names in preparation for Close of Escrow (COE), the escrow officer will want to know how they wish to hold title. It is important that, before letting the escrow officer know, your buyers […]

5 Things To Read Before Doing Your Taxes

It’s that time of year again – Tax Season! Whether you are just starting out as A REALTOR® or you’re a seasoned professional, it is always a good idea to brush up on the latest news and tips when it comes to preparing and filing your taxes. We have compiled some of our favorite resources […]

Broker Tip: HOA Sales — 6 Important Tips for Buyers

by Guy Berry When a buyer is looking at a single-family home, they usually focus on location, how it shows, property condition and price.  If a house meets these four criteria, they will make an offer. However, my experience is that when a buyer is looking for a condo or other HOA properties, they fail […]

Low Flow Disclosures

Many REALTORS® have asked about the new law requiring that Water-Conserving Plumbing Fixtures be installed in homes by 2017. First, some background on this issue: In 2009 SB 407 was introduced which would have required that residential and commercial properties be retrofitted at point-of-sale with low-flow toilets, showerheads, and faucets. At the time, C.A.R. argued […]

Demand Changes to San Jose’s “Just Cause” Ordinance!

For the past several months, the City of San Jose has been developing two ordinances that impact the rental housing industry: An Ellis Act Ordinance and a Tenant Protection Ordinance. Both of these would have a drastic impact on how you manage your property. The public comment period for the Tenant Protection Ordinance and the Ellis […]

Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® and VNARP Embark on Real Estate Trade Mission to Vietnam

Looking to tap into the growing international real estate market, members of the Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® (SCCAOR) will join the Vietnamese National Association of Real Estate Professionals (VNARP) on a ten-day trade mission to Vietnam starting on March 1st. Delegates representing both groups are aiming to foster mutual investment opportunities between real […]

Santa Clara County REALTORS® Foundation Donates $10,000 to San Jose Flood Relief

In the wake of the worst flooding to hit San Jose in decades, Santa Clara County REALTORS® Foundation has donated $10,000 to the San Jose Flood Victims Relief Fund. Over 14,000 people were impacted by the overflowing Coyote Creek due to spillover from the Anderson Reservoir. “The Santa Clara County REALTORS® Foundation strives to help […]

Floods in San Jose: How SCCAOR Members Can Help

San Jose is experiencing unprecedented flooding along Coyote Creek. Over 14,000 residents have been evacuated and numerous residences and buildings have been damaged. This guide has information about how to safely evacuate, donate to relief efforts, and volunteer your time to helping those affected by the floods. Click here for the latest emergency information. Click […]