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January 2018
January 2018

Mon. 1 Jan, 2018

Toastmasters (Mon. 1 Jan, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Are you interested in improving your public speaking skills? Join us Monday's at the SFAR offices for the SFAR Toastmasters meeting. Guests are welcome to visit any of our weekly meetings at no charge.
 
Skill levels vary from practiced & confident speakers to those of a novice level, ready to conquer fears of public speaking. We thrive on a mutually supportive (and fun!) environment, which encourages improvement and grants opportunities we provide for prepared speeches, impromptu speaking and constructive evaluations.  

For more information, please contact Deborah Grinnell Morgan, SFAR Communications Director and SFAR-TM Treasurer at 415-230-2632, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. her today.

We hope to see you soon.

Fri. 5 Jan, 2018

Ethics Video Class (Fri. 5 Jan, 2018 1:15 pm - 3:45 pm)

New members of the San Francisco Association of REALTORS® are required to complete an orientation course on the Code of Ethics within 25 days of their acceptance as a REALTOR® member in accordance with the Association's bylaws. If a new member fails to take the course within the 25-day time frame, he or she will have their membership placed on inactive status until the requirement is filled.                          

The National Association of REALTORS® also requires continuing members to complete the NAR Code of Ethics course once in every 2-year Biennial period. The current Biennial period is from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2018.                                                                                                                     

The two and a half hour DVD course is presented at the Association's headquarter offices every Friday afternoon at 1:15 p.m. The cost is $15 for all SFAR members. Payment is required at the time a reservation is made. To register, please click the button below and you will be prompted to provide your credit card information. Or, you may call (415) 431-8500, extension 1130. Please note that the $15 fee is non-refundable and non-transferable to future courses.  

Parking is available across the street at the Performing Arts Garage.

FYI: If you would like to take the ethics class online for free instead you can do so by visiting www.realtor.orgselecting the “Education” tab, and then clicking on the “Code of Ethics Training" button.

You can also submit a completed Ethics Self-Certification Form.

Mon. 8 Jan, 2018

SFARMLS Listing Management (Mon. 8 Jan, 2018 9:00 am - 10:15 am)

The SFARMLS Listing Management class will give you all of the information you need to enter your listing property and accurately, and manage that listing through the lifecycle from Coming Soon to Active, Active to Pending, and Pending to Sold. We will cover photo upload, compliance questions, property type concerns, and ways to avoid data entry errors.

NOTE: If you have already taken the MLS Essentials class between 2013 and 2015 you will recognize most information in this course, but we have added a section on LISTING LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT you may find very helpful.

SFARMLS Reciprocal Access (Mon. 8 Jan, 2018 10:30 am - 11:45 am)

Our all-new Reciprocal Access class will give you the details on accessing the other Bay Area MLSs, inputting data into those systems, and also where to do broad area searches (Quattro). We will help you understand where your listing data goes once entered and help you understand the differences between those systems and how best to both get help and help yourself when SFARMLS staff is not available. If you work outside of the City, you'll want to check this out.

Toastmasters (Mon. 8 Jan, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Are you interested in improving your public speaking skills? Join us Monday's at the SFAR offices for the SFAR Toastmasters meeting. Guests are welcome to visit any of our weekly meetings at no charge.
 
Skill levels vary from practiced & confident speakers to those of a novice level, ready to conquer fears of public speaking. We thrive on a mutually supportive (and fun!) environment, which encourages improvement and grants opportunities we provide for prepared speeches, impromptu speaking and constructive evaluations.  

For more information, please contact Deborah Grinnell Morgan, SFAR Communications Director and SFAR-TM Treasurer at 415-230-2632, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. her today.

We hope to see you soon.

Fri. 12 Jan, 2018

New Member Orientation (Fri. 12 Jan, 2018 9:00 am)

SFAR will be providing monthly in-person Member Orientations for SFAR REALTOR® members.
New REALTOR® members are strongly encouraged to attend these Orientations.
 
Orientations will cover:
 
Intro to the Realtors and from SFAR Leadership (including overview of benefits from SFAR/CAR/NAR)
Intro to SFAR MLS from SFAR MLS Staff
Overview of Professional Standards and REALTOR® Ethics Training Requirements
Intro to SFAR Professional and Social Networks
 
** This Orientation covers the MLS Fundamentals Class offered by SFAR MLS Staff.
** This Orientation covers the REALTOR® Ethics Training Requirements for the 2017-2018 Biennial Cycle.
 
 Thank you to our January SFAR Orientation Sponsor: Khristina Berquist   with Old Republic Home Protection 

Ethics Video Class (Fri. 12 Jan, 2018 1:15 pm - 3:45 pm)

New members of the San Francisco Association of REALTORS® are required to complete an orientation course on the Code of Ethics within 25 days of their acceptance as a REALTOR® member in accordance with the Association's bylaws. If a new member fails to take the course within the 25-day time frame, he or she will have their membership placed on inactive status until the requirement is filled.                          

The National Association of REALTORS® also requires continuing members to complete the NAR Code of Ethics course once in every 2-year Biennial period. The current Biennial period is from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2018.                                                                                                                     

The two and a half hour DVD course is presented at the Association's headquarter offices every Friday afternoon at 1:15 p.m. The cost is $15 for all SFAR members. Payment is required at the time a reservation is made. To register, please click the button below and you will be prompted to provide your credit card information. Or, you may call (415) 431-8500, extension 1130. Please note that the $15 fee is non-refundable and non-transferable to future courses.  

Parking is available across the street at the Performing Arts Garage.

FYI: If you would like to take the ethics class online for free instead you can do so by visiting www.realtor.orgselecting the “Education” tab, and then clicking on the “Code of Ethics Training" button.

You can also submit a completed Ethics Self-Certification Form.

Mon. 15 Jan, 2018

Toastmasters (Mon. 15 Jan, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Are you interested in improving your public speaking skills? Join us Monday's at the SFAR offices for the SFAR Toastmasters meeting. Guests are welcome to visit any of our weekly meetings at no charge.
 
Skill levels vary from practiced & confident speakers to those of a novice level, ready to conquer fears of public speaking. We thrive on a mutually supportive (and fun!) environment, which encourages improvement and grants opportunities we provide for prepared speeches, impromptu speaking and constructive evaluations.  

For more information, please contact Deborah Grinnell Morgan, SFAR Communications Director and SFAR-TM Treasurer at 415-230-2632, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. her today.

We hope to see you soon.

Fri. 19 Jan, 2018

SFARMLS Searching & Organizing (Fri. 19 Jan, 2018 9:00 am - 10:15 am)

The SFARMLS Searching & Organizing class will show you how to use the MLS as a search tool and take advantage of the features such as hotsheets, interactive map searches, and folders. Search types, saved searches, and working with results are all covered. Come learn how to get started searching the MLS and organizing your results. It is highly recommended that you take this course before taking the following Prospecting class.

NOTE: This class contains a mixture of information from the MLS Essentials class and the Stats & Data class offered between 2013 and 2015.

SFARMLS Prospecting (Fri. 19 Jan, 2018 10:30 am - 11:45 am)

Learn the ins and outs of prospect management with this critical 1 hour class. You will learn how to use auto-prospecting and client portal in Rapattoni systems (SFARMLS, BAREIS, Metrolist, and Quattro). Before setting up your clients for automatic emails, it's important to know exactly how this service works to maximize impact and usefulness.

Ethics Video Class (Fri. 19 Jan, 2018 1:15 pm - 3:45 pm)

New members of the San Francisco Association of REALTORS® are required to complete an orientation course on the Code of Ethics within 25 days of their acceptance as a REALTOR® member in accordance with the Association's bylaws. If a new member fails to take the course within the 25-day time frame, he or she will have their membership placed on inactive status until the requirement is filled.                          

The National Association of REALTORS® also requires continuing members to complete the NAR Code of Ethics course once in every 2-year Biennial period. The current Biennial period is from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2018.                                                                                                                     

The two and a half hour DVD course is presented at the Association's headquarter offices every Friday afternoon at 1:15 p.m. The cost is $15 for all SFAR members. Payment is required at the time a reservation is made. To register, please click the button below and you will be prompted to provide your credit card information. Or, you may call (415) 431-8500, extension 1130. Please note that the $15 fee is non-refundable and non-transferable to future courses.  

Parking is available across the street at the Performing Arts Garage.

FYI: If you would like to take the ethics class online for free instead you can do so by visiting www.realtor.orgselecting the “Education” tab, and then clicking on the “Code of Ethics Training" button.

You can also submit a completed Ethics Self-Certification Form.

Mon. 22 Jan, 2018

Toastmasters (Mon. 22 Jan, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Are you interested in improving your public speaking skills? Join us Monday's at the SFAR offices for the SFAR Toastmasters meeting. Guests are welcome to visit any of our weekly meetings at no charge.
 
Skill levels vary from practiced & confident speakers to those of a novice level, ready to conquer fears of public speaking. We thrive on a mutually supportive (and fun!) environment, which encourages improvement and grants opportunities we provide for prepared speeches, impromptu speaking and constructive evaluations.  

For more information, please contact Deborah Grinnell Morgan, SFAR Communications Director and SFAR-TM Treasurer at 415-230-2632, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. her today.

We hope to see you soon.

Wed. 24 Jan, 2018

How To List and Sell Commercial / Investment Property (Wed. 24 Jan, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Click here to Register

 

How To List and Sell Commercial/ Investment Property: With an Emphasis on Working with Buyers

Presented by Michael Simpson, Founder/Senior Instructor, Michael Simpson Systems

This Course is approved for “7-hours” of Continuing Education Credit “CalBre Sponsor No.- 5129”

 

In this one-day course you will learn these Marketing Strategies:

  • How to put 4 marketing systems into action that will deliver every level of client.
  • How to qualify prospects in 3 minutes or less and ONLY work with clients who are ready to do business TODAY.
  • How to reach eager sellers with MASSIVE portfolios without having a single listing.
  • How to find investor clients

Additionally, you will learn these steps:

  • How to calculate Cap Rates, Gross Rent Multiplier (G.R.M’s) & set up sheets
  • Terminology and tips for communicating with Investors and other C.I. Brokers
  • How to calculate return on Investment (R.O.I.) vacancy, expense factors
  • 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

PLUS—Learn how to talk to Commercial Brokers, How to get the appointment, What to say at the appointment, How to analyze scripts, how to calculate GRM, CAP, ROI, ROE, IRR, expenses, vacancy factors and most importantly, how to use them effectively to separate yourself from everyone else, stand out, get business and GET PAID!

Huge money making tips, techniques, and strategies in your real estate contracts. How to look different, sound different, use different approaches to be unique. Also includes How to Approach the Commercial Broker and get cooperation every time!

Fri. 26 Jan, 2018

SFARMLS Fundamentals (Fri. 26 Jan, 2018 9:00 am - 10:15 am)

The SFARMLS Fundamentals class is intend to provide an orientation of the website and tools available to members who have never seen our system before or who are learning to use MLS technology for the first time. Topics include login, how to find all your various member benefits, what sort of benefits are available to you, how to navigate our websites, and how to customize your profile and preferences. This class (or equivalent experience) is a prerequisite to all other classes.

NOTE: If you have taken the MLS Essentials and/or MLS Power Features between 2013 and 2015 you have already seen all of the information in this course and should look at Listing Management or Searching and Organizing as a starting point instead.

SFARMLS Statistics & Analytics (Fri. 26 Jan, 2018 10:30 am - 11:45 am)

The SFARMLS is now offering a special training class on the advanced topics of STATISTICS and DATA export. The class will cover the following topics:

  • advanced search strategies
  • using the MLS as an analytics engine
  • making use of the built-in exports
  • manipulation of data once you have it extracted.

Training will focus on the10k Interactive tool (InfoSparks). The class will also show you some tips and tricks for using REALIST tax.

Please note that you should have a functional understanding of how the MLS works (or have recently attended the SFARMLS Essentials class that covers how to navigate and search). Those skills will not be covered in this class and they will be required in order to get the most from this course.

Ethics Video Class (Fri. 26 Jan, 2018 1:15 pm - 3:45 pm)

New members of the San Francisco Association of REALTORS® are required to complete an orientation course on the Code of Ethics within 25 days of their acceptance as a REALTOR® member in accordance with the Association's bylaws. If a new member fails to take the course within the 25-day time frame, he or she will have their membership placed on inactive status until the requirement is filled.                          

The National Association of REALTORS® also requires continuing members to complete the NAR Code of Ethics course once in every 2-year Biennial period. The current Biennial period is from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2018.                                                                                                                     

The two and a half hour DVD course is presented at the Association's headquarter offices every Friday afternoon at 1:15 p.m. The cost is $15 for all SFAR members. Payment is required at the time a reservation is made. To register, please click the button below and you will be prompted to provide your credit card information. Or, you may call (415) 431-8500, extension 1130. Please note that the $15 fee is non-refundable and non-transferable to future courses.  

Parking is available across the street at the Performing Arts Garage.

FYI: If you would like to take the ethics class online for free instead you can do so by visiting www.realtor.orgselecting the “Education” tab, and then clicking on the “Code of Ethics Training" button.

You can also submit a completed Ethics Self-Certification Form.

Mon. 29 Jan, 2018

Toastmasters (Mon. 29 Jan, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Are you interested in improving your public speaking skills? Join us Monday's at the SFAR offices for the SFAR Toastmasters meeting. Guests are welcome to visit any of our weekly meetings at no charge.
 
Skill levels vary from practiced & confident speakers to those of a novice level, ready to conquer fears of public speaking. We thrive on a mutually supportive (and fun!) environment, which encourages improvement and grants opportunities we provide for prepared speeches, impromptu speaking and constructive evaluations.  

For more information, please contact Deborah Grinnell Morgan, SFAR Communications Director and SFAR-TM Treasurer at 415-230-2632, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. her today.

We hope to see you soon.

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