Make a lasting impression at your next Open House!
Realtors Property Resource is offering a 30-minute webinar which will show you how to use RPR to make the most of your next Open House.
They will focus on 2 key elements:
- RPR Reports: How the Mini Property and Neighborhood Reports, as well as the NEW one-page flyer, highlight your real estate expertise
- Using RPR Mobile™ to instantly impress and start communicating with prospective buyers
This class will fill up, if you’re interested click RSVP and grab your spot today.
Stand Out at Your Next Open House with RPR
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
12:00pm Central (10am Pacific)
SFAR is thrilled to announce the launch of a brand new free member benefit -- an interactive tool that enables agents and brokers to create customized real estate reports using powerful analytics.
Infosparks is a housing market research tool designed specifically for ease of use, fast analysis and simple sharing. With Infosparks, you’re able to drill down into the local market to create dynamic reports.
Highlights of what you can do with Infosparks:
- Compare up to four neighborhoods or areas at a time
- Filter search results by countless housing variable combinations
- Examine housing market metrics as counts, medians and averages
- Customize price and square footage ranges
- Use it on your mobile device
- Share search results online, in print, via email and even with live data widgets that you can add to your website!
To access the tool and watch a video tutorial, Log in to your SFAR account, click Documents, and Market Statistics.
200 San Francisco Residents and Small Property Owners Travel to Sacramento to Oppose Senator Leno's Ellis Act Bill (SB 364)
SAN FRANCISCO: Today the Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing will hear Senate Bill 364 by Senator Mark Leno. Positioned as a bill to “strengthen” the Ellis Act, this legislation would require a five-year “hold period,” during which it would prevent the owner of any rental unit to utilize the Ellis Act.
While the bill might sound like a positive solution in theory, in actual practice it will only create more Ellis Act evictions and worsen the housing affordability crisis. As new property owners are temporarily paused from performing evictions, SB 364 will create market forces that will push long-term property owners to evict their tenants when choosing to put their property on the market.
Sellers in the market can still evict their tenants because they've owned the property for more than five years. They will be compelled to perform Ellis Act evictions before selling the property because of the significantly higher market price for a vacant residential unit.
Today, local housing advocacy groups like BetterHousingPolicies.org and Small Property Owners of San Francisco are bringing over 200 people to Sacramento to express their opposition to SB 364. Among those who are traveling to Sacramento to oppose SB 364 are first-generation immigrants, Chinese-Americans, and low-income and middle-income families. Over 1500 petitions and letters have been written to State Senators and Mayor Ed Lee asking them to oppose SB 364 and work on a local solution for San Francisco's housing affordability crisis.
“The San Francisco Association of Realtors stands with BetterHousingPolicies.org and Small Property Owners of San Francisco in opposing SB 364,” said Walt Baczkowski, CEO of the San Francisco Association of Realtors. “It’s bad for all San Franciscans and will only make housing affordability and evictions worse. We call on Mayor Lee to focus on rational, local solutions to address San Francisco’s housing affordability crisis.”