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Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
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President's Message

Education Corner
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December 14th 8:30 AM
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December 21st 8:30 AM
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December 28th 8:30 AM

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All Good Things Must Come to an End
First of all let me start by saying it’s been my honor to serve as your President this year, it’s been a ride to say the least. I’ve learned a lot and some of that learning I will carry with me forever and some of the “learning” left bruises but that being said, I wouldn’t change a thing.
We were blessed this year with a pretty good market, nothing crazy but we fed the kids, paid the bills, and hopefully had a few bucks leftover. As far as things not real estate related I’m proud of a couple things this year, every one of our committees continued to thrive and just to mention a few, the Housing Affordability Committee gave out the last of their most recent grant to help Veterans with a home purchase, and have another grant application in the works to help First Responders. Our Recreation and YPN Committees continued to rock with great events including a new event for Rec called "CASINO DAY" which was a big success, if you missed it, be sure and catch the next one. Then YPN among other things, raised money for the CHOC Walk at Disney and made us proud, representing us all with pride as always.
Our Education Committee really focused this year on safety in this crazy and sometimes violent world we live in, I’m sad that we have to even talk about things like that but we do….
I will always be quick to say, this is about the Members and the Association, not about me but I did get the opportunity to give a spotlight to a couple things near and dear to me: Organ Donation, after watching an amazing young man, Jacob Rayner who a lot of us know receive a much needed kidney and he’s THRIVING! Seriously folks if you’re not a donor please do it, call me and I’ll tell you how.
The other thing I experienced this year was that on two occasions I was in a room with someone with a medical emergency and felt helpless and no clue what to do. With the help of my friends at SWBC Mortgage we put together a group training at TIGAR and got 28 people CPR certified. I’m also happy to announce that TIGAR is in the process of purchasing an AED Defibrillator like they have in Airports, Shopping Malls, etc. So if you’re in a medical emergency swing by TIGAR and we’ll get you all taken care of.

In closing I would like to thank the over 2,200 members of this great association which we clearly wouldn’t have without all of you. I would also like to thank the 2017 Board of Directors, I can’t think of a more dedicated group of professionals who put the members first and foremost in all they do. Most important of all I’m blessed to have a great family, and many friends I consider family.

And what can I say, my beautiful wife Chari and I are in our 10th year together and I wouldn’t trade places with anyone in the world…I’m a lucky guy.
Have a safe and very Happy Holiday Season everyone!!

Steve Bussman
2017 TIGAR President
REALTORS® Gathering Signatures for Tax Portability Initiative
The Inland Gateway Association of REALTORS® and the California Association of REALTORS® are embarking on an historic effort to increase home-ownership opportunities, one that we know REALTORS® can feel good about supporting. C.A.R. is going to qualify an initiative for the November 2018 ballot which will allow senior homeowners (55 years of age and older) to keep all or most of their Proposition 13 property tax savings when they move. Every REALTOR®, Affiliate, their clients, and families are urged to sign the petition.

Why does this matter?
This is important because seniors, who are often on a fixed income, fear they will not be able to afford a big property tax increase if they sell their existing home and buy another one, discouraging them from ever moving. As a result of this "moving penalty" almost three-quarters of homeowners 55 and older haven't moved since 2000. C.A.R.'s portability initiative will allow senior homeowners to transfer their property tax base from their current residence to a replacement residence located anywhere in California.

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Education Corner
In a blink of an eye, we have arrived at the end of the year! It is Christmas and the New Year is right behind! Are you ready? Have you thought of any resolutions you might like to keep this year? How would you like to work less, make more commissions and enjoy your life and career too? I will give you an early Christmas present and share the secret on how to do just that. Are you ready to hear it?

It is all in the preparation, mapping out your work and then the hard part, sticking to it! Yes, you have to work. “Dream Big, Work Hard, Surround yourself with Good People” is one of my favorite quotes but I need to add to it ... Have a Game Plan! Have you got a Game Plan for 2018? There is great importance in business planning. Planning is one of the most important parts of running a business, no matter whether it is a large multinational corporation or a small business and everything in between.
So enjoy the Holidays because there is nothing better than celebrating with friends and family, I know I will.

But be ready to take off when the Big Ball Drops on New Year’s Eve. If you hit the first quarter of the new year planned and prepared you might be setting yourself up for your most productive year ever.
If you do not know exactly how to do that then you need to review:
7 Essential Components of a Real Estate Business Plan go to www.NAR.Realtor/writing-business-plan

You can identify your SWOT (look it up), read it over, get to a quiet place, think about it, write it down, hang it up where you look at it on a regular basis and be ready for a wonderful and productive next year. On behalf of the Education Committee of 2017 - Merry Christmas and have a wonderful and prosperous 2018!

Jeannie Hallgrimson
Education Coommittee Chair
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TIGAR Holiday Office Closures
Our office will be closed on, Monday, December 25th and Tuesday, December 26th in observance of the Christmas Holiday. We will also be closed Monday, January 1st and Tuesday, January 2nd, in observance of the New Year's Holiday. We hope you have a safe and happy holiday season!
Real Estate News
2018 Advertising Guidelines!
Don't forget about the changes happening to the rules of advertising.
Beginning January 1, 2018, all first point of contact solicitation materials must include:
• The name and number of the licensee. This is for both sales-agents and broker-associates.
• The responsible broker’s “identity.” This means the name under which the broker is currently
licensed by CalBRE and conducts business in general or is a substantial division of the real estate
firm. The broker’s license number is optional.
• The status of the agent such as “REALTOR®” or “agent” (unless the name of the company makes
clear that the advertisement is by a licensee)

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