Dear MCAR member,

Please take advantage of the information and webinars from C.A.R. and MLSListings, Inc.

C.A.R. Education:
  • The Virtual Pre-Listing Packet
  • Real Estate Marketing Training
  • Managing Rentals During COVID-19

C.A.R. Webinars:
  • Sign Documents Electronically with Digital Signatures inside zipForm® Plus
  • New & Revised Forms for June 2020
  • Transaction Rescue - Back to Basics Webinar Series: "New Lending in a Low Rate/Higher Standards COVID-19 Environment"
  • Re-Opening Your Real Estate Office

C.A.R. Research
  • Statewide and Regional Market Updates Videos  
  • Update on Coronavirus Market Impacts 
  • June Housing Perspective
  • Housing Matters Podcast
  • April Sales and Price Report
  • Annual Historical Data Summary Report Available Now
  • Speeches and Presentations

Upcoming New MLSListings Features:
  • Create Your Own Login
  • Pro Support Community

There’s a surge coming.
After a tumble, thanks to the pandemic…
Fannie and Freddie are predicting a rush in home sales, come Q3 and Q4.
Those sellers are making decisions NOW on who they want to work with.
Let’s make sure the “who” is YOU.
Get ready. Get all the pieces in place. And win the listing now.

On Thursday, June 11 th  at 9am PT, Chris Scott and Garry Creath, from the Paperless Agent, are GIVING YOU the “Perfect Virtual Pre-Listing Packet” that will position you for success.
This will help you get those listings now – even without having to show up in person (yes, can be done virtually!)

P.S: Plus… They’ll also cover how you can GET the listing leads and appointments to begin with.
C.A.R. offers several resources to help you navigate the numerous changes and new information released. Below are the C.A.R. webinars we're offering you next week. If you missed a webinar, or would like to view it again, you can watch the recordings   here .
Sign Documents Electronically with Digital Signatures inside zipForm® Plus
Have you tried using zipLogix Digital Ink®? It's a free member benefit and gives you access to unlimited digital signatures for transaction documents within zipForm®. What about DocuSign®? It's a powerful online subscription signing solution that integrates with zipForm® Plus.

In this session we will cover:
  • Sharing forms like SPQ & TDS
  • Gathering signatures with zipLogix Digital Ink® and DocuSign®
  • Bringing outside forms into your transaction for signature
There also will be Q&A, so bring your questions!

June 9, 2020

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
New & Revised Forms for June 2020
Is it that time of year again already? C.A.R. will be releasing two new and 11 revised forms the last week of June. Plan ahead. Join C.A.R. attorneys as they talk about these changes and how they will affect your real estate business. As always, lots of good stuff, and easy explanations you just can’t get anywhere else.

June 9, 2020

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Transaction Rescue - Back to Basics Webinar Series: "New Lending in a Low Rate/Higher Standards COVID-19 Environment"
Our lending experts will review the current rate environment, lending opportunities and what underwriting standards your clients can expect on purchase and refinance activity. The webinar will also cover government, conforming, high-balance, jumbo and other loan options.

Submit your questions ahead of time to

June 10, 2020

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Re-Opening Your Real Estate Office
As California moves forward in Stage 2 of its COVID-19 Resilience Roadmap, are you carefully making plans to re-open your office workplace? Have you performed an assessment of the various work areas to ensure physical distancing? Are you training employees and licensees on the health and safety protocols? In this webinar, C.A.R. attorneys will discuss the required COVID-19 prevention plan for office workplaces, common questions related to re-opening, and employment law issues such as paid sick leave and anti-discrimination laws.

June 11, 2020

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Statewide and Regional Market Updates Videos  
While recovery remains slow, we are seeing some encouraging signs of improvement. Keep yourself informed with the latest data for California, Southern California, Bay Area and Central Valley.  
Update on Coronavirus Market Impacts 
The economy and the housing market continue to see signs of improvement—particularly in terms of buyer demand. The labor market impacts continue to shrink while mortgage applications and showing appointments continue to improve. More REALTORS® are closing deals and helping their clients to purchase homes. And all of this is happening against a backdrop of the lowest mortgage interest rates ever. However, we are also still in the midst of a global pandemic while at the same time grappling with the tragedy of loss and the ensuing social unrest. Thus, even as things move in the right direction, the process will be slow and we all have a lot of work to do individually and collectively before we can fully recover.
June Housing Perspective
Our June Housing Perspective discusses positive signs of economic recovery, but also data that shows we've still got a long way to go. Customize this document with your contact information, then download to share with your network. 
Housing Matters Podcast

In the latest Housing Matters Podcast episode, C.A.R. economists discuss the signs of encouragement and also challenge shown in the data released this week.

April Sales and Price Report
California housing market feels full brunt of coronavirus outbreak in April
Annual Historical Data Summary Report Available Now
The 2020 Annual Historical Data Summary Report (with data through 2019) provides historical data of California's housing market including sales, median prices, unsold inventory index, days on market, and housing affordability. REALTORS® can use these valuable data sets to compare current market conditions with past performance and help clients make more informed decisions.
Speeches and Presentations
Our economists have been giving virtual outreach presentations to REALTORS® and local associations throughout the last month. Check out their slides for the latest local market updates.
Be in the know! Join us this Thursday, June 11 at 1:00 pm for MLSListings Live and get a sneak peek at two exciting new features we will be releasing next week:
  1. Create Your Own Login: We're extending Easy Login to allow you to create your own login at the same that that you secure your account and make it more convenient to login to the Pro Portal.  
  2. Pro Support Community: Our new support site hub and self-serve knowledge base will enable you to get answers to your questions and find the content you're searching for. After a brief overview, we'll play a "Stump the Knowledge Base" game, where you can win a gift card if you ask a question the support site can't answer.
Click the following link on Thursday at 1:00 pm to join the webcast:
Come early. Seating is limited.  
Thank you, 
MLSListings Inc.