Dear Member,

This year, the Monterey County Association of REALTORS® (“MCAR”) celebrates 100 years of service to its members!
In May of 1921, the Monterey Board of REALTORS® was formed with just a small handful of real estate agents. Those first few members laid the ground work for how organized real estate in Monterey County could be effective in collaboratively advocating for the success of the industry and their clients. Seventy-four years later, a merger took place that unified three separate real estate boards; Monterey, Carmel and Salinas, resulting in the creation of the Monterey County Association of REALTORS®. Going from a dozen members in 1921 to over 1350 today, MCAR remains committed to promoting professionalism, property rights and homeownership.
This year will bring many changes to organized real estate, both in terms of how we do business and how our business models are structured. Staying in front of those changes, as much as possible, will be paramount to our overall success.
Thank you for the continued support and willingness to adapt so quickly to the rapidly changing rules and real estate standards. We look forward to serving you this next year and welcome any feedback as we continue to explore new ways of providing the best possible experience for our valued MCAR members.
MCAR dues to go out this week
Please note MCAR dues invoices will be issued this week. If you do not receive it please contact us to ensure you get important communications from MCAR in the future.
Charitable Trust Drive-Thru
Please register today for the Drive-Thru BBQ Fundraiser benefitting The MCAR Charitable Trust, May 27. Thank you to our generous sponsors who have partnered with us to bring you this wonderful event: Arleen Hardenstein, Bay Federal Credit Union, Blue Adobe Mortgage, Diversified Capital Funding and American Pacific Mortgage, Pillar to Post Home Inspections, Tour Factory, and Monterey County Women's Council of Realtors.
Upcoming Webinars
Please register and take advantage of the free webinars offered through C.A.R.
Thank you,
Sign Documents Electronically with Digital Signatures inside Lone Wolf Transactions (zipForm Edition)
May 11, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 Lone Wolf Transactions (zipForm Edition). What about DocuSign®? It's a powerful online subscription signing solution that integrates with Lone Wolf Transactions (zipForm Edition).

In this session we will cover:
  • Sharing forms like SPQ & TDS
  • Gathering signatures with zipLogix Digital Ink® and DocuSign®
  • Bringing in outside forms
  • Answering your questions 
Legal Hotline Hot Topics
May 11, 2021
1:30 - 2:30 pm

What’s hot on the Legal Hotline? Multiple offers. Non-contingent offers. Preemptive offers. Offers over asking price. Appraisals. Escalation clauses. Cancellation rights and wrongs. Feeling powerless. Legal hotline attorney Olivia Van shares the wisdom and experience that comes from answering dozens of REALTORS® calls day in and day out. Olivia will be joined by former hotline attorney Neil Kalin as he shares the wisdom that comes from, well, whatever it is that he does all day. Millennial (or is it Gen-something) v. boomer. Beauty v. the beast. Smart phone v. rotary dial. Find out the C.A.R. legal position on these issues on May 11 at 1:30 p.m. and see who takes whom to school, and who “drops the mic.”
Fill Contracts Out on the Go with zipForm® Mobile – and go Paperless!
May 13, 2021
1:00 - 2:00pm

Be prepared for deals anywhere you go with zipForm® Mobile. Go paperless! Learn the shortcuts that will make you effective when you're out in the field or working from home. This is a member benefit that you can't be offsite without.
  • Templates and Checklists
  • Signing on the screen
  • LIVE Q & A - bring your questions!
Top Producers, Indie Style
June 4, 2021 | 1:30 PM
Location: Your office, living room, car... wherever you choose!
Deciding whether to remain with a franchise or go the independent route can be one of the biggest decisions a real estate agent makes in their career. Do you go with an established brand that already has name recognition or venture out on your own and make a name for yourself? How do you compete with large brokerages and their seemingly unlimited resources? How do you recruit other agents and demonstrate your value proposition?

We’ve gathered three top producing independent brokers to share why they chose to become independent brokers, how they recruit, how they compete, how they brand themselves, and much more. If you’ve been considering becoming an independent broker or joining an independent brokerage, this is a can’t-miss virtual event. Join us on June 4!