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Part 4 - Reports from California Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors Meetings January 16-19, 2018

posted Feb 21, 2018, 3:41 PM by Joyce Evans   [ updated Feb 21, 2018, 4:14 PM ]
Jeff Campbell, 
Past PSAR President, 
Former CAR Executive Committee 

Dear Fellow REALTORS®,

As your C.A.R. chairman of Region 30, I am proud to introduce to you Directors 7 and 8 of our C.A.R. delegation. These very accomplished are exceptionally passionate about service. Should your office like a C.A.R. Statewide update, please notify us and we will be happy to have a director come to your meeting to offer a brief rundown of issues at hand.

Here is the fourth series of continuing accounts from C.A.R.:

Robert Callaway Robert D. Calloway was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from Lithonia High School in June 1984.  After high school, Mr. Calloway attended a trade school to become a concrete form carpenter.  On June 25, 1985, he enlisted in the United States Navy, and reported to Basic Training in Orlando, Florida, he served in various positions and duty stations throughout his twenty-six years of service. Mr. Calloway retired from the U. S. Navy on June 30, 2011, after a highly successful and rewarding Naval career.
 
He became a licensed Real Estate Agent in August 2008 and started his Real Estate career with Prudential California Realty; in March 2011 he began working for Coldwell Banker West. In October 2015, he became a licensed Real Estate Broker, and in August 2016, he started his own, Real Estate Office as an independent broker. Mr. Calloway holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (Human Resources Management) and a Master of Science Degree in Human Resource Management (MSHRM) from Trident University. 
 
Robert is currently serving as the 2018 President-Elect for the Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS®, (PSAR), and previously served on the BOD from 2016-2017, also has served on the Budget and Finance Committee since 2015. He also serves as the Southern California State Director, for the Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals (VAREP), and is also, the founding President for VAREP San Diego Chapter, July 2013 – October 2015.  He is an active member of the Bayview Baptist Church, where he serves on the Deacon’s Ministry and various other positions in the church. 

Aaron Kerper Aaron is a third-generation real estate professional and native San Diegan. He is a graduate of San Diego State University (Psychology and English) and has been serving clients throughout San Diego County since 2000 as well as educating and managing professionals throughout the industry statewide. Prior to becoming a REALTOR®, he was a litigation examiner in the commercial insurance industry as well as a contract and finance manager in the field of managed healthcare.

Locally, Aaron was Past President of the East San Diego County Association of REALTORS®, Realtor of the Year (2012), Past Chair of the PSAR of Directors of Sandicor (2015-2017), and serves as Chair of Sandicor’s Rules, Regulations, and Hearings Committee (2012-Present). An experienced C.A.R. Director, he has served as Vice Chair of Pro Standards, Vice Chair of Risk Management and Consumer Protection, Regional Chair, and Chair of Nominating Subcommittee. He currently serves as the Regional Representative for MLS Policy, Pro Standards, Public Policy, and Realtor Risk Management and Consumer Protection.  

Robert Callaway, 
PSAR President-Elect, 
Former Founding President of VAREP, 
C.A.R. Director

My first C.A.R. meeting was very informative from the various committee meetings that I attended.  The amount of information that is given to you in such a short period, is hard to understand and grasp the level of what initiatives the state association is working on to better protect our industry and homeowner property rights.
 
The experience was most gratifying to be able to meet various C.A.R members from around the state as well as being with the team from Region 30.  Everyone was very helpful in asking questions to ensure all the new Directors understood the process and explained how things worked at the state level. 
 
I’m excited to serve our association at the state level, and I’m looking forward to the next C.A.R. meetings to get a little bit more education in regard to the various committees I’m interested in serving on.
 
Robert D. Calloway
 
ROBERT D. CALLOWAY, MSHRM
(U.S. Navy Retired)

Aaron Kerper, 
Former C.A.R. Regional Chair, 
Former SANDICOR Chair, 
Past PSAR President

MLS Policy – Regional Representative
Professional Standards - Regional Representative
Public Policy - Regional Representative
REALTOR® Risk Management Consumer Protection Forum – Regional Representative 

MLS Policy Committee
There were two one action items brought before the Committee, as well as the PSAR of Directors. The items read as follows:
  1. That, upon final approval by NAR, the C.A.R. Model MLS Rules be revised to adopt NAR’s mandate to expand brokers’ entitlement to the amount of sold information they can get from IDX as set forth in the Issues Briefing Paper and that Staff make any necessary related additional corrective and/or correlating changes to the Model MLS Rules and Model Citation Policy.

    This motion brings C.A.R. Model MLS Rules in line with a recent change to NAR Rules. Going forward, MLSs will be required to provide sold information back to January 1, 2012, for those with an approved IDX feed.

  2. That, upon final approval by NAR, the C.A.R. Model MLS Rules [see Sections 4.1.1 (Broker Participant), 4.1.2 (Appraiser Participant), 4.2.1 (R.E. Subscriber), 4.2.2 (Appraiser Subscriber) and 4.3 (Clerical Users)] regarding making mandatory orientation available through remote means be clarified as set forth in the Issues Briefing Paper and that Staff make any necessary related additional corrective and/or correlating changes to the Model MLS Rules and Model Citation Policy. 

    This motion clarifies in the C.A.R. Model MLS Rules that, for those associations where an orientation is mandated, an individual be given the opportunity to complete the orientation program remotely.
Professional Standards Committee

  1. That C.A.R. make a formal request to NAR to revise the Code of Ethics so that REALTORS® acting as listing brokers, upon the request of a cooperating broker, will be required to submit written verification to the cooperating broker that an offer has been presented to the seller or written verification that the seller has waived the obligation to have offers presented.

    If approved by NAR, this has the potential to be a game changer, as this requested change to the Code of Ethics will make it such that, upon request from a buyers agents, listing agents must verify(in writing) that either 1) the buyer’s offer has been presented to the Seller, or 2) the Seller has waived their right to see offers, and the offer will not be presented.
January 18 and January 19, 2018 – PSAR of Director’s 551st Session

The next C.A.R. Business Meetings are in Sacramento from May 1st through May 5th, 2018. Please make sure that you are aware of the upcoming business issues at http://www.C.A.R..org/. Additionally, please take time to reach out to me with any issues or concerns.  


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