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Attention REALTORS & Affiliates, you are invited!

General Membership Meeting
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
8am Breakfast / 8:30am Program

$10.00 per entry
El Pescador Restaurant
14144 Green Tree Blvd. Victorville, CA 92395

 

Our Speaker is Assemblyman Jay Obernolte!

 

 * * Register online at ims.vvar.com

The Count Down is ON

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What is the Code of Ethics?

These ethics trainings are to create awareness and appreciation for the role the code can and should play in REALTORS® professional lives; to enhance professionalism and competency; and to encourage REALTORS® to view their Code of Ethics as a living, viable guide in their daily lives.

What is the Code of Ethics requirement?

REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time within two-year cycles. Background on the change to a two-year requirement is here. The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS®. Therequrements periods are as follows:

January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2018ad COE2018
January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2020
January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2022
January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2024

Do I need to complete the Code of Ethics training even if i have been given honorary status or other exempt status from the California Department of Real Estate?

Yes, every REALTOR® is required to complete the Code of Ethics training of no less than 2 hours and 30 minutes of instructional time within 2-year cycles. This training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). The exception are those with NAR Emeritus Members, who are exempt from this requirement.  Regardless of age, experience, or honorary status, all active REALTOR® members must complete Code of Ethics course by December 31, 2018.

I aready took a Code of Ethics class, but it is not reflected on the NAR's website. What should I do?

If you have taken an approved Code of Ethics class, send a copy of your completion certificate to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for processing and verification. 

click hereclick here to do the Code of Ethics Training.  Brand new members do New Members BPP COEN 20181

If you are a current member or have been a member in the past do the Existing Member BPP COEC 2018C5. 


click here button red to see if you need to complete the Ethics course we still have 489 members that need to complete this requirement.   

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$100 more to be a REALTOR? Well Worth It!

 

This year's Dues Billing is about to go out (due December 31st), and you are going to see a big change - a $100 assessment for all members in 2018.realtor logo

While we know this is a big cost for us all, we believe you will find it is for a great reason.

The C.A.R. Board of Directors voted in this assessment at the October Meetings in San Diego. What it will do could be incredible for Californian's

Many established homeowners are unable to move right now because of what their increased property taxes would be if they moved - even if they bought and sold at the same price. This is keeping homeowners in one place longer than normal, and ties up properties that could help first time and step up homeowners if they could buy these houses - affordably, and at market rate.

C.A.R. has submitted an initiative to the Secretary of State that would allow property owners over 55 to move, and keep their lower property tax base, or if they buy up create a blended tax rate that is more likely for them to budget the increase.

The result is these homes can be brought to market for new homeowners to move in, paying the market property tax rate - which increases revenues to the counties and cities for schools, fire, police, and roads.

The older homeowner gets to keep their lower rate, making them able to stay in California, but in a place that better meets their needs.

This is a win-win all around. And voters appear to support this idea as well!

However passing an initiative in California is expensive. Typical ballot initiatives cost between $30 & $50 million dollars in California.

The $100 assessment will raise approximately $20million in 2018. When partnered with other supportive coalition partners that are being brought together right now, and using both NAR funds, and local association support, we will be able to fully fund this opportunity to make a difference in California.

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HEALTH INSURANCE PLANS

Anthem Blue Cross HMO & PPO Plans

Anthem Blue Cross offers:

• Largest PPO Network of Physicians & Hospitals in California
• Including “Blue Card” access to PPO Network of Physicians & Hospitals Nationwide & Internationally
• The Largest Formulary list of RX
• Includes discount Dental Benefits w/14,000 dentists statewide
• Includes $10,000 Life Insurance + AD&D coverage
• Plans are categorized into 4 easy to understand groups

Everyone Accepted – Guaranteed Issue

The Benefits Store is here to help! Get your free quote today!

Please call 800-446-2663, or visit us at www.benefitsstore.com or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
CA Insurance License No. 0680704

 What Are The Group Health Plans?

Choose from 13 grandfathered HMO Kaiser plans and 10 ACA compliant Kaiser HMO plans. Anthem Blue Cross ACA compliant plans (19) are also available.HeartlogoBenefitStore

Who Can Enroll?
REALTORS®, Corporate and Affiliate Members. Employees of Member Firms can enroll (contact Benefits Store for details).
Everyone Accepted/Guaranteed Issue.

When Can You Enroll?
    ◊ Existing Association Members can enroll during Open Enrollment Periods.
        o Kaiser – October 1-31
        o Covered CA – November 1 - December 15
        o Anthem Blue Cross – December 1-31
    ◊ New Association Members are immediately eligible for coverage with the effective date the 1st of the month following enrollment.

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 Don’t get caught with everyone else making last minute decisions regarding your health care!

Call THE BENEFITS STORE today and get the help you need now to make the best decisions for you and your families health care coverage!

Our brokers are here and ready to help you!

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Horiike v. Coldwell Banker

Case Comment: Horiike v. Coldwell Banker - Reaffirming the Broker-Agent Relationship

Tom Jacobson

Tom Jacobson concentrates his practice on real estate and environmental matters throughout California and in Utah. During his career he has represented brokers, Associations of REALTORS", commercial landlords and developers. Tom is a graduate of the University of Utah College of Law. In addition to practicing full time, Tom is a certified instructor for Utah real estate continuing education.

 I.  INTRODUCTION

The California Supreme Court's (the "Court") review of Horiike v. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Company1 provoked substantial speculation and conjecture prior to the Court's decision, published November 21, 2016. Scholars and real estate professionals voiced their concerns about the repercussions of the anticipated decision.2  Depending on one's perspective, the decision was either a sign of relief or an unfortunate outcome. Despite considerable anticipation, in the end the Court did nothing more than reiterate existing law, leaving in place all of the advantages, drawbacks, conflicts, issues, and other labels affixed to California's dual agency balancing act.

Our colleague and learned member of our bat, Rafael Chodos, recently published in the Journalan excellent article on the perspective of the Horiike case.  Chodos emphasized that scholars may ask certain questions about the case, including why the Court even took the case given the direction of its decision and concurrence with the Court of Appeal. Chodos provided an insightful analysis of constructive fraud and fiduciary duty, and questioned why the Court did not address issues of constructive fraud.5 Chodos also provided an excellent analysis of dual agency and the inherent conflict of interest many lawyers perceive with the scheme adopted by the legislature.6 

In practice, attorneys who advise brokers, buyers, and sellers do not have the luxury of knowing what was in the minds of the Court justices.  Though there was much anticipation surrounding the outcome of the Horiike case and many who thought the days of dual agency might be over, the Court left the law of dual agency untouched and simply based its decision on existing law and precedent.  This article details the facts of the Horiike case and analyzes the Court's decision and its ramifications.

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