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Jo Chris Reinert
February 3, 1935 - January 28, 2021 Jo Chris Reinert, of Laguna Niguel, California passed away peacefully in her sleep early in the morning of January 28, 2021. Jo was the beloved (Italian) wife of Gary James Reinert for 48 years. Born in Buffalo, New York, Jo was the daughter of Charles and
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Patrick DeLorenzo
Patrick John DeLorenzo, 62, Father, Brother, Uncle, Cousin, Godfather and Friend, died peacefully at his home in Mission Viejo, California on December 22, 2020. Pat was born in Trenton, New Jersey on September 13th, 1958 to parents Pasquale DeLorenzo & Allene Kershner DeLorenzo, who predeceased him.
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John Alesi
Orange County REALTORS® is deeply saddened to announce the passing of a beloved REALTOR® member, John Alesi, on January 15, 2021 due to complications from COVID-19. John was a friend, colleague, REALTOR®, and incredibly talented drummer. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, John's Celebration of Life will
Education & Events
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reopening
Thank you to all who attended the "Reopening Sooner and Safer: Strategies for Success" presentation by Lucy Dunn, President and CEO, Orange County Business Council and thank you to our co-host Newport Beach Association of REALTORS®. Download Presentation Slides
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Pearl Home Certification
Pearl Certification is a game changer for home value, making it visible today and decades to come - to benefit homeowners and the real estate agents who serve them. Pearl Certification is a mark of excellence on a listing and a wealth of information for potential homeowners looking for the assurance
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update
Steven Thomas with ReportsOnHousing.com provided a So Cal Housing Update on September 23, 2020. You may access a copy of the presentation slides and the video recording . Please be sure to sign up for the next housing update on Wednesday, October 28 at 10:00 AM!
Announcements
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Accepting Applications for CAR and NAR Directors
Applications are now available for those that wish to apply for State and National Director positions. State Director Application National Director Application Please print, sign, and email back to Debby Ritter by Monday, June 11, 2021. To complete the application(s), please download each PDF and
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2022 CAR and NAR Committee Timelines
2022 C.A.R. Committee Timeline C.A.R. COMMITTEE SELECTION OVERVIEW - TIMELINE FOR 2022 APPOINTMENTS (Dates are subject to change) APRIL 2021 Committee Selection Process goes live in early April for members to make recommendations for Chair, Vice Chair, Issues Chair and Member positions on Standing,
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canyon
Our Canyon Areas (RSM) Marketing Meeting & Preview has an opening for a new Co-Facilitator to serve with the current Facilitator, Amy Nieto. If you are interested in applying for the co-facilitator position, please complete the application below and return it to Debby Ritter ( debby@ocrealtors.org )
Rules & Regulations
This video is provided for information only and not intended as a substitute for legal advice. Consult an attorney should you require specific advice. For follow up questions, contact your broker, attorney, and/or the C.A.R. Legal Hotline. C.A.R. Member Legal Hotline: (213) 739-8282 C.A.R.
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fire
Starting 1/1/2021, there is a new disclosure requirement for properties located in high or very high fire hazard severity zones for homes built before 2010. See C.A.R.’s new form, Home Fire Hardening Disclosure and Advisory (HHDA) and the C.A.R. Legal Live Webinar for more information on the new
On November 19, 2020, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that they are in the process of coming to an agreement that will affect how you use CRMLS products and services. Please note that this agreement is not yet final. As of this writing,
Housing Market
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RealTrends logo
As a member of Orange County REALTORS® you get access to the monthly RealTrends Newsletter. This month covers: 1 FIRST PERSON When will inflation rear its ugly head? Why the record growth in agent/team and brokerage rankings? 5 BROKERAGE A new way for brokers to compete in the iBuyer arena Exploding
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So Cal Housing Forecast
Hear from Steven Thomas with ReportsOnHousing.com as he takes a look at the housing market across Southern California and provides his forecast for 2021. To view the recording of this webinar, please click here . If you'd like to download the slides from this presentation, please click here .
Orange County REALTORS® is dedicated to providing members with valuable market data to utilize in the business. In order to provide a quick glance at the housing market, an OC Market Snapshot for both detached and attached homes will be posted online each month. Members can use these graphics for

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Orange County REALTORS provides industry updates, housing market data as well as member announcements to keep you in the know.

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