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Monthly Headlines
President's Message

Education Corner
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eal Estate News

Thursday Breakfast Meetings



June 8th 8:30 AM
Speaker: Bruce Norris - Real Estate Forecaster, Investor, and Hard Money Lender

June 15th 8:30 AM
Speaker: Nathan Fransen-
Law Offices of Fransen and Molinaro Real Estate Attorneys


June 22nd 8:30 AM
Speaker: Art Carter -
CRMLS CEO

June 29th 8:30 AM
Speaker: General Membership Meeting and Election Results

Come and broadcast your listings and Caravans on TIGAR Live Stream!

Click here to sign up your Caravan!


Watch TIGAR Breakfast Meetings on Livestream!

Hello friends,

Hello TIGAR Members, it’s already half way through 2017 and we are all busy with Family Events, Graduations, and Representing our Clients well. May was a full month with our Directors traveling to both Sacramento and Washington DC for meetings with Legislators asking their support on Realtor Party issues effecting Homeownership.

TIGAR’s own Frank Nelson represents us well and is a voting Director for The National Association of REALTORS®. I had the pleasure of attending the most recent meetings with him in Washington DC where we discussed with legislators the importance of the Mortgage Interest Deduction which is once again threatened, a bipartisan bill regarding Pace liens with better disclosures to protect consumers, a plan for GSE Sustainability, and flood insurance.

Aside from the important business above we definitely make time for FUN. I was able to attend our world famous recreation committee’s Casino Day at Harrah’s Rincon last Friday. We had a great time spending the day at this beautiful resort, if you missed it plan to join us next year. Next up for them is the annual Run for the Border to Laughlin, stay tuned for that one. Please check the TIGAR site regularly as our committees are constantly promoting both fun and educational events.

Voting for Board of Directors and Secretary Treasurer begins June 8th, it just takes a minute to login and vote so please do so. In closing, if you haven’t joined us on Thursday mornings make a plan to do that soon. I have some great guest speakers scheduled and would love to see you there.

Steve Bussman
2017 TIGAR President

Education Corner

Welcome June!

Hard to believe that it is the middle of the year already! It’s time to check your mid-year progress. Are you on track to fulfill the goals you set at the beginning of this year? Stop what you are doing; it is time to get yourself an ice tea along with a quiet corner to reflect on your year thus far. How are you doing? Are you where you want to be? Do you have some adjusting to do? No need to worry, our Association has a variety of upcoming classes to help put you right where you need to be.... increasing your knowledge of this exciting profession you chose! Unlike the high school kids, we never get to graduate from learning. The Inland Gateway Association of REALTORS® is proud to partner with ‘The CE Shop’ which is offering classes for those in need of a 1st time renewal or continuing education. It is so easy to make time to learn, be sure to check out the CRMLS for online classes. You will find variety of interesting webinars or use the online videos to learn how to manage Zillow/Trulia syndication in Matrix or use the CRMLS Matrix 6.3 Client Portal. You can utilize all these great opportunities, they are only a few clicks away. Make your quest for knowledge a priority and your 2017 will end as you planned, with you having a successful 2017. And guess what? It will be here before you know it!

-Jeannie Hallgrimson
Education Committee Chair
Real Estate Investment Opportunities Network Committee
We have all heard of transactions in real estate that went sideways. What I find wonderful are the ones where people turn those situations completely around.

Do you recall the man who went to a tax sale and purchased lake front property sight unseen? He thought he was getting a great deal and envisioned the beautiful house he would build there. Imagine his surprise when he found the land was 6’ under water! But he decided to turn this negative situation into a positive one, and built a dock there instead. Cash flow may not have been as good, but it wasn’t a loss, either.

In a similar situation, a purchase of a larger land parcel was made, which turned out to have a huge hole on site. It probably took some doing, but the new Owner negotiated with the City to use this property as a land fill or dump.

If some of the details of these stories are a bit off, please forgive the writer here! I heard both these stories from an attorney many years ago, who was advising us of the importance of due diligence.
But what I took from this seminar is that a negative can be turned into a positive if you give some thought to it. Now that may not be our usual role as a realtor, and I would caution care in doing so, but it’s fulfilling to help and it’s fun. You’d be amazed at the results you get and how your clients appreciate your considering their various possible financial needs.

I leave you with this last story I received from a client:

Paddy bought a donkey from a farmer for £100.

The farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day.

In the morning he drove up and said, ‘Sorry son, but I have some bad news. The donkey died.’

Paddy replied, ‘Well just give me my money back then.’

The farmer said, ‘Can’t do that. I’ve already spent it.’

Paddy said, ‘OK then, just bring me the dead donkey.’

The farmer asked, ‘What are you going to do with him?’

Paddy said, ‘I’m going to raffle him off.’

The farmer said, ‘You can’t raffle a dead donkey!’

Paddy said, ‘Sure I can. Watch me. I just won’t tell anybody he’s dead.’

A month later, the farmer met up with Paddy and asked, ‘What happened with that dead donkey?’

Paddy said, ‘I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at $2 each and made a profit of $998.’

The farmer said, ‘Didn’t anyone complain?’

Paddy said, ‘Just the guy who won. So I gave him his $2 back.’

Heike McInally
Real Estate Investment Opportunities Network Chair
TIGAR News
TIGAR Election Begins June 8th!
Learn about the candidates and log in to vote!
How to List and Sell Multi-Family Investment Property
In this class you will learn,
-How to analyze and determine value using the income approach?
-How to do a rent survey and the impact of market rent vs. actual rent on value?
-How investors make buying decisions?
And much more.

Monday, June 12th
12:30 am - 2:30 pm
321 E. Sixth St. Corona,CA 92879
Click Here to Learn More
Register Now
2017 Housing Symposium at the Corona Public Library
The Housing Affordability Committee is proud to announce the 2017 Housing Symposium! Share this event with your clients and anyone interested in buying a home! This is a free community event to educate the public about the road map to home ownership.

We will be covering:
- Credit: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Myths vs Reality
- Cash to Purchase - Myths vs Reality
- Should I Buy or Continue to Rent?
- Your Dream Team to Homeownership

Invite your friends and family! Open to anyone thinking about owning and investing into a home. REALTORS®, come and bring your clients! Limited seats, please RSVP.

RSVP Now
Top 5 Rules Violations and How to Avoid Them
The MLS Rules exist to protect your rights as a real estate professional and to protect the accuracy of MLS data. Receiving a citation for an MLS Rules violation is never fun. A citation can cost you money, and potentially hurt your standing with your association/board. Most rules violations are unintentional and can be easily avoided. Follow these tips to steer clear of the most common violations!

Monday, June 26th
9:00 am - 11:00 am
321 E. Sixth St. Corona,CA 92879
Click Here to Learn More
Register Now
Required Biennial Code of Ethics Training Reminder

Members of the National Association of REALTORS® are required to complete periodic ethics training of not less than 2 hours and 30 minutes of instructional time once every two years. Boards/Associations are required to provide access to such programs to members either on their own, in conjunction with other Boards/Associations, or through some other method (such as home study, correspondence or internet based courses). Any course offered by a Board/Association, regardless of format, must meet the learning objectives and minimum criteria for such courses as established by the National Association of REALTORS® from time to time.

Failure to complete the required periodic ethics training shall be a violation of a membership duty for which violation the member’s primary Board/Association shall suspend the member until such time as the member completes the required training.

Go to https://www.nar.realtor/code-of-ethics/training and take the free COE for existing members.
Submit the completed training date to TIGAR Membership Department at Desiree@tigar.org

You MUST take this course between January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2018, even if you have already taken it to renew your license last year. If you have any questions please contact TIGAR at (951) 735-5121.

Desiree Pinto
Membership Coordinator
Real Estate News
California pending home sales lose steam for fourth straight month in April

Consistent with the slowdown in April’s closed escrow sales, which declined from the previous month and year, low housing inventory and eroding affordability suppressed pending home sales for the fourth straight month, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today.

C.A.R.’s April Market Pulse Survey** saw mixed results as REALTORS® reported an increase in floor calls for the fourth straight month, but less open house traffic, and no change in listing appointment activity compared with the previous month.

Pending home sales data:

• Based on signed contracts, year-over-year statewide pending home sales declined for the fourth straight month in April on a seasonally adjusted basis, with the Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI)* declining 7.4 percent from 122.8 in April 2016 to 113.7 in April 2017. On a monthly basis, California pending home sales increased 5.9 percent from the March index of 107.4.

Read More

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EXPO 2017 is where light bulb moments happen and big ideas become realities. It's where real estate professionals come together and inspire each other. It's where you network and build relationships. It's where you discover hidden talents and explore a city of possibilities. It's where you belong this October. Registration is Now Open! FREE for all CAR Members!

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Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
Monthly Headlines
President's Message

Education Corner
TIGAR News
R
eal Estate News

Thursday Breakfast Meetings



June 8th 8:30 AM
Speaker: Bruce Norris - Real Estate Forecaster, Investor, and Hard Money Lender

June 15th 8:30 AM
Speaker: Nathan Fransen-
Law Offices of Fransen and Molinaro Real Estate Attorneys


June 22nd 8:30 AM
Speaker: Art Carter -
CRMLS CEO

June 29th 8:30 AM
Speaker: General Membership Meeting and Election Results

Come and broadcast your listings and Caravans on TIGAR Live Stream!

Click here to sign up your Caravan!


Watch TIGAR Breakfast Meetings on Livestream!

Hello friends,

Hello TIGAR Members, it’s already half way through 2017 and we are all busy with Family Events, Graduations, and Representing our Clients well. May was a full month with our Directors traveling to both Sacramento and Washington DC for meetings with Legislators asking their support on Realtor Party issues effecting Homeownership.

TIGAR’s own Frank Nelson represents us well and is a voting Director for The National Association of REALTORS®. I had the pleasure of attending the most recent meetings with him in Washington DC where we discussed with legislators the importance of the Mortgage Interest Deduction which is once again threatened, a bipartisan bill regarding Pace liens with better disclosures to protect consumers, a plan for GSE Sustainability, and flood insurance.

Aside from the important business above we definitely make time for FUN. I was able to attend our world famous recreation committee’s Casino Day at Harrah’s Rincon last Friday. We had a great time spending the day at this beautiful resort, if you missed it plan to join us next year. Next up for them is the annual Run for the Border to Laughlin, stay tuned for that one. Please check the TIGAR site regularly as our committees are constantly promoting both fun and educational events.

Voting for Board of Directors and Secretary Treasurer begins June 8th, it just takes a minute to login and vote so please do so. In closing, if you haven’t joined us on Thursday mornings make a plan to do that soon. I have some great guest speakers scheduled and would love to see you there.

Steve Bussman
2017 TIGAR President

Education Corner

Welcome June!

Hard to believe that it is the middle of the year already! It’s time to check your mid-year progress. Are you on track to fulfill the goals you set at the beginning of this year? Stop what you are doing; it is time to get yourself an ice tea along with a quiet corner to reflect on your year thus far. How are you doing? Are you where you want to be? Do you have some adjusting to do? No need to worry, our Association has a variety of upcoming classes to help put you right where you need to be.... increasing your knowledge of this exciting profession you chose! Unlike the high school kids, we never get to graduate from learning. The Inland Gateway Association of REALTORS® is proud to partner with ‘The CE Shop’ which is offering classes for those in need of a 1st time renewal or continuing education. It is so easy to make time to learn, be sure to check out the CRMLS for online classes. You will find variety of interesting webinars or use the online videos to learn how to manage Zillow/Trulia syndication in Matrix or use the CRMLS Matrix 6.3 Client Portal. You can utilize all these great opportunities, they are only a few clicks away. Make your quest for knowledge a priority and your 2017 will end as you planned, with you having a successful 2017. And guess what? It will be here before you know it!

-Jeannie Hallgrimson
Education Committee Chair
Real Estate Investment Opportunities Network Committee
We have all heard of transactions in real estate that went sideways. What I find wonderful are the ones where people turn those situations completely around.

Do you recall the man who went to a tax sale and purchased lake front property sight unseen? He thought he was getting a great deal and envisioned the beautiful house he would build there. Imagine his surprise when he found the land was 6’ under water! But he decided to turn this negative situation into a positive one, and built a dock there instead. Cash flow may not have been as good, but it wasn’t a loss, either.

In a similar situation, a purchase of a larger land parcel was made, which turned out to have a huge hole on site. It probably took some doing, but the new Owner negotiated with the City to use this property as a land fill or dump.

If some of the details of these stories are a bit off, please forgive the writer here! I heard both these stories from an attorney many years ago, who was advising us of the importance of due diligence.
But what I took from this seminar is that a negative can be turned into a positive if you give some thought to it. Now that may not be our usual role as a realtor, and I would caution care in doing so, but it’s fulfilling to help and it’s fun. You’d be amazed at the results you get and how your clients appreciate your considering their various possible financial needs.

I leave you with this last story I received from a client:

Paddy bought a donkey from a farmer for £100.

The farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day.

In the morning he drove up and said, ‘Sorry son, but I have some bad news. The donkey died.’

Paddy replied, ‘Well just give me my money back then.’

The farmer said, ‘Can’t do that. I’ve already spent it.’

Paddy said, ‘OK then, just bring me the dead donkey.’

The farmer asked, ‘What are you going to do with him?’

Paddy said, ‘I’m going to raffle him off.’

The farmer said, ‘You can’t raffle a dead donkey!’

Paddy said, ‘Sure I can. Watch me. I just won’t tell anybody he’s dead.’

A month later, the farmer met up with Paddy and asked, ‘What happened with that dead donkey?’

Paddy said, ‘I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at $2 each and made a profit of $998.’

The farmer said, ‘Didn’t anyone complain?’

Paddy said, ‘Just the guy who won. So I gave him his $2 back.’

Heike McInally
Real Estate Investment Opportunities Network Chair
TIGAR News
TIGAR Election Begins June 8th!
Learn about the candidates and log in to vote!
How to List and Sell Multi-Family Investment Property
In this class you will learn,
-How to analyze and determine value using the income approach?
-How to do a rent survey and the impact of market rent vs. actual rent on value?
-How investors make buying decisions?
And much more.

Monday, June 12th
12:30 am - 2:30 pm
321 E. Sixth St. Corona,CA 92879
Click Here to Learn More
Register Now
2017 Housing Symposium at the Corona Public Library
The Housing Affordability Committee is proud to announce the 2017 Housing Symposium! Share this event with your clients and anyone interested in buying a home! This is a free community event to educate the public about the road map to home ownership.

We will be covering:
- Credit: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Myths vs Reality
- Cash to Purchase - Myths vs Reality
- Should I Buy or Continue to Rent?
- Your Dream Team to Homeownership

Invite your friends and family! Open to anyone thinking about owning and investing into a home. REALTORS®, come and bring your clients! Limited seats, please RSVP.

RSVP Now
Top 5 Rules Violations and How to Avoid Them
The MLS Rules exist to protect your rights as a real estate professional and to protect the accuracy of MLS data. Receiving a citation for an MLS Rules violation is never fun. A citation can cost you money, and potentially hurt your standing with your association/board. Most rules violations are unintentional and can be easily avoided. Follow these tips to steer clear of the most common violations!

Monday, June 26th
9:00 am - 11:00 am
321 E. Sixth St. Corona,CA 92879
Click Here to Learn More
Register Now
Required Biennial Code of Ethics Training Reminder

Members of the National Association of REALTORS® are required to complete periodic ethics training of not less than 2 hours and 30 minutes of instructional time once every two years. Boards/Associations are required to provide access to such programs to members either on their own, in conjunction with other Boards/Associations, or through some other method (such as home study, correspondence or internet based courses). Any course offered by a Board/Association, regardless of format, must meet the learning objectives and minimum criteria for such courses as established by the National Association of REALTORS® from time to time.

Failure to complete the required periodic ethics training shall be a violation of a membership duty for which violation the member’s primary Board/Association shall suspend the member until such time as the member completes the required training.

Go to https://www.nar.realtor/code-of-ethics/training and take the free COE for existing members.
Submit the completed training date to TIGAR Membership Department at Desiree@tigar.org

You MUST take this course between January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2018, even if you have already taken it to renew your license last year. If you have any questions please contact TIGAR at (951) 735-5121.

Desiree Pinto
Membership Coordinator
Real Estate News
California pending home sales lose steam for fourth straight month in April

Consistent with the slowdown in April’s closed escrow sales, which declined from the previous month and year, low housing inventory and eroding affordability suppressed pending home sales for the fourth straight month, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today.

C.A.R.’s April Market Pulse Survey** saw mixed results as REALTORS® reported an increase in floor calls for the fourth straight month, but less open house traffic, and no change in listing appointment activity compared with the previous month.

Pending home sales data:

• Based on signed contracts, year-over-year statewide pending home sales declined for the fourth straight month in April on a seasonally adjusted basis, with the Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI)* declining 7.4 percent from 122.8 in April 2016 to 113.7 in April 2017. On a monthly basis, California pending home sales increased 5.9 percent from the March index of 107.4.

Read More

Register NOW for the CAR EXPO!

EXPO 2017 is where light bulb moments happen and big ideas become realities. It's where real estate professionals come together and inspire each other. It's where you network and build relationships. It's where you discover hidden talents and explore a city of possibilities. It's where you belong this October. Registration is Now Open! FREE for all CAR Members!

Register Now
Text any of the categories below to (951) 339- 3553 to opt in to receive messages from that category!
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