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July 2017
  • ❉ New Agent Report changes coming – Aug 1 July 21st, 2017

    New Agent Report: Your feedback and input are important to us. We listened and we acted. When the California Association of REALTORS® mandated a change to the MLS Disclaimer on MLS reports, we had to reformat our Agent Report Views. We also had to make changes when we integrated all of the MLSListings MLS data […]

  • ❉ Not Your Kid’s Social Media – A Roundtable Workshop – Jul 25 July 19th, 2017

    Not Your Kid’s Social Media- A Roundtable Workshop for REALTORS® and Affiliates Join a lively discussion about how social media can help you boost your business at the Housing Opportunities Committee roundtable on Tuesday, July 25 at 12:00 noon at Bay East. RSVP to: pamelat@bayeast.org

  • ❉ Paragon MLS Maintenance – Jul 25 July 18th, 2017

    Black Knight will be performing a system-wide downtime maintenance on Paragon MLS on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 10:00pm to 4:00AM. Note this downtime includes Paragon, Mobile, and reInsight Products. Thanks for your patience and cooperation as we continue to provide the most reliable MLS system possible.

  • ❉ Map Changes on Paragon July 14th, 2017

    BlackKnight, our Paragon MLS Vendor has informed us that the Bing Map service used in the Paragon MLS system was recently updated to Version 8 with Paragon’s latest release. The change was mandatory as previous versions are no longer supported by Microsoft effective June 30, 2017. As a result, the following has been affected: Bird’s […]

  • ❗️❗️ Paragon MLS is not working July 13th, 2017

    Paragon MLS is currently not running. The vendor is working on fixing this situation. There is no current estimate as to when it will be fixed. You can use m.bayeast.org for listing searches.

  • ❉ New MLS Mobile App – MyPropertyOffice – Aug 15 July 11th, 2017

    MyPropertyOffice is an intelligent app that allows agents and their clients to view properties across multiple MLSs (Paragon MLS, San Francisco MLS, BAREIS MLS and, MLSListings data). We are breaking down silos and bringing cross-MLS properties together to move your business forward. Your own, branded desktop and mobile website example: www.FirstLastName.com Agent branded iPhone and […]

  • ❉ Bay East Elections 2018 Information July 10th, 2017

    Information about the 2018 Officer & Director election can be found on these two pages: Information about the Election Candidate Information & Statements

  • 🏌️‍♀️ Georgie Porgie Miniature Golf – July 14 July 10th, 2017

    Don’t miss the Georgie Porgie Miniature Golf Event benefiting “Members Helping Members”. Come for a day of fun and games. Enjoy: Miniature Golf Lunch Free Arcade Play for Kids Adult & Kids Raffle Prizes Face Painting Balloon Artist “Fishing” Pond Admission: $30.00 for Adults ($35.00 at the door) $10.00 for Children ages 3-12 ($15.00 at […]

  • ❉ Paragon Password Requirement – July 10 July 9th, 2017

    To increase the security of confidential information available on the MLS, on July 10, all members will be required to change their password in Paragon. Additionally, every 6 months Paragon users will be required to change their passwords. Even if you change your password before July 10, you will be prompted to create a new […]

  • ❉ Paragon CRS Tax Changes – July 10 July 9th, 2017

    Currently there are few fields (square feet, bed, baths, total sq. ft) in the CRS tax system which agents can go in a make modification for their own view and use. Once they get out of the record, it sets back to original information. For the accuracy of the data, members will no longer be […]

  • ❉ Paragon New Agent Report – July 10 July 9th, 2017

    The current Agent Report in Paragon will be replaced with new updated Agent Report. This new report incorporates many requested changes in fields and layout. At the same time, a number of older reports will be removed. These include EBRD Agent w/CDOM EBRD Agent w/o CDOM EBRD Agt No Pix/Map MAX – Agent MAX – […]

  • ❉ Attention Fremont and Newark REALTORS® – Housing Roundtable – Aug 2 July 7th, 2017

    Congressman Ro Khanna is holding a roundtable for REALTORS® on August 2. Information and registration here. When: August 2nd from 2:30 – 3:30 pm Where: Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS®, 1651 N. 1st St. San Jose, CA 95112

  • ❗️❗️❗️Bay East Phones are not working !! July 6th, 2017

    The phones at the Bay East Pleasanton office are not currently working. You may call the North County office at 510.523.7229 or email to the following groups: – Accounting – accounting@bayeast.org or call 925-915-0761 – Tech Support – techsupport@bayeast.org – MLS Support – mlsservices@bayeast.org – Supra/Key Support – memberservices@bayeast.org – Member Support – memberservices@bayeast.org Thank […]

  • ❉ C.A.R. President’s Visit – Jul 27 July 6th, 2017

    C.A.R. President Geoff McIntosh will provide an update on State and Federal issues that will impact the CA housing market. The event details are as follows: Date: Thursday, July 27 Location: Castlewood Country Club, 707 Country Club Circle, Pleasanton Time: 11:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Cost: $45 per person, includes lunch Click here to register by […]

  • ❉ zipForm® Plus New User Interface July 5th, 2017

    zipForm® Plus is going to have a new user interface. When you log onto zipForm® Plus, you may see a red button that says “Try New Plus”. Click on it and take a look at the new zipForm® Plus interface. If you have been using Mobile zipForm®, you will see the new user interface is […]

  • ❉ June 2017 Market Statistics Available Now July 5th, 2017

    June 2017 Market Statistics Available Now Inventory, units sold and pricing information for all East Bay real estate markets are available online by clicking: here and clicking on the city of interest.

  • Bay East Open This Saturday July 3rd, 2017

    Bay East will be open this Saturday from 8:30am until 2:00pm.

June 2017
  • ❉ C.A.R. has issued a Red Alert in opposition to SB 231 June 28th, 2017

    Help stop a bill that will allow property owners to be taxed without their approval. Respond to the C.A.R. Red Alert opposing AB 71 by clicking here. More information is available here.

  • ❉ Bay East Closed for Fourth of July June 26th, 2017

    Bay East Offices and Tech Support will be closed Monday (July 4) in observance of Fourth of July.

  • ❉ Bay East Parking Lot Re-striping – July 3 June 26th, 2017

    The parking lot in front of the Bay East Pleasanton office building will be closed for re-striping on July 3rd.

  • ❉ C.A.R. “Town Hall” – Housing Affordability Issues – June 27 June 23rd, 2017

    Attention Brokers! Join a special C.A.R. “town hall” webinar with 2017 C.A.R. President Jeff McIntosh, C.A.R.’s Chief Economist Leslie Appleton-Young and Chief Lobbyist Alex Creel on June 27 about “Housing Affordability and Solutions for this Dilemma.” Registration and more information here.

  • ❗️ Paragon MLS will be down – June 27 June 21st, 2017

    Paragon MLS will be undergoing system-wide downtime maintenance on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 10:00PM to Wednesday, June 28, 2017 4:00AM. Note this downtime includes Paragon, Mobile, and reInsight Products. Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we continue to provide the most reliable MLS system possible.

  • ❗️ Paragon MLS Downtime – Jun 20 June 13th, 2017

    Paragon MLS will be down for regular maintenance and system upgrades from Tuesday June 20 at 11PM until Wednesday June 21 at 4AM. During this time all access to the Paragon MLS will not be available.

  • ❉ Bay East Open This Saturday June 12th, 2017

    Bay East will be open this Saturday from 8:30am until 2:00pm.

  • ♻️ FREE Shredding & E-Recycling Event – June 10 June 8th, 2017

    Saturday June 10 from 9AM until 1PM Bay East will be holding a FREE paper shredding and e-recycling event at the Pleasanton office.Special Event For Members Only This event is being sponsored by Farmers Insurance – Rita Sharma Agency Jacinto Mortgage Group Inc Farmers Insurance – Steven Allred Agency Shredding Accepted: Office paper Folders Stapled […]

  • ❉ Bay East Policy on Sending Listing Data to Zillow June 8th, 2017

    We have received questions recently from our members about our position regarding sending listing data to Zillow. Our policy is the Broker controls where the firm’s listings appear on websites. We have two ways the broker can manage the syndication of listings: The Bridge option under the resources tab in Paragon enables brokers to authorize […]

  • ❉ New Bay East Benefit – Professional Head Shots June 7th, 2017

    Get a professionally taken head shot at no charge! You get the following: Up to three poses Professional Gray Background Finished photos available for download within 2 weeks of sitting See benefit flyer here. Make your appointment here. Hurry – limited appointments available.

  • ❉ Centriq – Home Organization App Event – June 12 June 6th, 2017

    A free digital user manual app for any home. It couldn’t be simpler. All you have to do is walk around your client’s house and take some pictures. Centriq’s patent pending technology does the rest. There’s no typing involved. Snap the model number and Centriq will provide you with all sorts of useful stuff, right […]

  • ❉ May 2017 housing stats are now available June 5th, 2017

    May 2017 Market Statistics Available Now Inventory, units sold and pricing information for all East Bay real estate markets are available online by clicking: here and clicking on the city of interest.

  • ⭐️ Bay East Open This Saturday June 5th, 2017

    Bay East will be open this Saturday from 8:30am until 2:00pm.

May 2017
  • ❗️❗️ C.A.R Red Alert May 30th, 2017

    Help save the mortgage interest deduction by responding to the C.A.R. Red Alert opposing AB 71. Take action by clicking here.

  • ❉ C.A.R. Risk Management Topic of the Month – Chain Transactions May 30th, 2017

    When multiple transaction are linked together, called “chain” or “train” transactions, it can be a challenge to keep one or more of the transaction from derailing. Such transactions occur when: A buyer’s home purchase is contingent on the sale of the buyer’s home; A seller’s home sale is contingent on the sale of the buyer’s […]

  • ❉ Bay East Open This Saturday May 29th, 2017

    Bay East will be open this Saturday from 8:30am until 2:00pm.

  • ❗️❗️Paragon Logon Issues May 24th, 2017

    Some members are having trouble logging into Paragon at this time. Until the issue has been fixed, please use the mobile version of Paragon to search for listings. http://maxebrdi.mobile.paragonrels.com/

  • ❉ HOC Roundtable – Finding Success with Affiliate Partners – May 30 May 24th, 2017

    The Company You Keep – Finding Success with Affiliate Partners – A Roundtable Workshop for REALTORS® and Affiliates Discover how Affiliate Partners can not only help you build your business, but make you more efficient at the Housing Opportunities Committee roundtable on Tuesday, May 30 at 12:00 noon at Bay East. RSVP to: pamelat@bayeast.org For […]

  • ❗️ Problems Logging on to Paragon? May 24th, 2017

    It has come to our attention that some members are experiencing problems logging in. If you are having difficulties logging in, please do the following: Close all the browser windows Re-launch the browser of your choice Go to www.bayeast.org Click on Paragon on the upper right hand corner to sign in If you have already […]

  • ❉ Commercial Real Estate ALERT Report May 23rd, 2017

    The National Association of Realtors retained Swanepoel T3 Group to research and analyze the latest emerging risks and trends within the commercial real estate industry. We are proud to announce that the Commercial Real Estate ALERT is now available. Download Report This 128-page report is not only for commercial real estate brokers and agents but […]

  • ❉ 2018 Bay East Inaugural Tickets & Sponsorships – Available Now May 22nd, 2017

    Sponsorship Opportunities are now available for the 2018 Bay East Inauguration. For more information, please click here. Tickets are also available for the 2018 Bay East Inauguration. For more information, please click here.

  • ❉ Paragon Maintenance – May 23 May 22nd, 2017

    Black Knight the Paragon MLS vendor will be performing their monthly, system-wide downtime maintenance from 10pm Tuesday May 23 until 4am Wednesday May 24, 2017. Paragon will be unavailable during this time frame. Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we continue to provide the most reliable MLS system possible.

  • ❗️ Bay East Closed for Memorial Day May 19th, 2017

    Bay East Offices and Tech Support will be closed Monday (May 29) in observance of Memorial Day.

  • Retirement Resources May 18th, 2017

    Retirement Resources 5 Things Smart REALTORS® Do Before They Retire” The Sell Your Business Tool Kit How to Sell Your Client List

  • ❉ MLS Rule Change – May 8 May 18th, 2017

    Change: “Sold” Signs, Use of the Term “Sold”, and Advertising Sold Listings Click here for a full list of the changes. Any questions please email Roya.

  • ❉ Paragon Emergency Windows Patching – May 17 May 17th, 2017

    Latest news sources have been inundated with stories about a new ransomware virus called “Wana Decryptor”. This virus encrypts all files on the infected user’s computer and demands payment to restore those files. Efforts to address this include an emergency patch from Microsoft to ensure the vulnerability, which allows the virus to spread, has been […]

  • ❉ Bay East Open This Saturday May 8th, 2017

    Bay East will be open this Saturday from 8:30am until 2:00pm.

  • ❉ Legislative Day in Photos May 5th, 2017

    Legislative Day was a great success this year. Click here to see pictures of the event.

  • ❉❉❉❉❉ Paragon off-line May 4th, 2017

    Paragon is currently off-line. The vendor is working on getting it back up ASAP. The mobile version of Paragon is available at Mobile Paragon. Also you can use RPR for more information on listings.

  • ❉ Bay East Association of REALTORS® Kaiser Open Enrollment May 4th, 2017

    Kaiser open enrollment in May, June 1 effective date Guaranteed approval (no health underwriting) for eligible Members Seven plans to choose from including an HSA We also have a dental and vision plan available year-round Please contact Austin & Austin Insurance Services, Inc. Call 1-800-987-1475 or go to Austin & Austin and click on Bay […]

  • ❉ April 2017 Market Statistics – Available Now May 4th, 2017

    Inventory, units sold and pricing information for all East Bay real estate markets are available online by clicking Community Info and clicking on the city of interest.

April 2017
  • ❉ Paragon Software Deployment Downtime – May 2 April 25th, 2017

    Updates to Paragon, including new features and functionality will be applied on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 beginning at 11:00pm and concluding no later than 4:00am on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. During this time the Paragon MLS system will be unavailable for access.

  • ❉ Paragon Listing Integration with MLSListings April 25th, 2017

    You asked and we are so excited to announce this new development! Bay East has been working with CCAR, EBRDI, and MLSListings to include all active and off market MLS information from MLSListings in the Paragon System. All Bay East, CCAR, EBRDI MLS data will also appear in the MLSListings Matrix System. Agents no longer […]

  • ❉ No First Time Homebuyer Left Behind – A Roundtable Workshop for REALTORS® and Affiliates – Apr 25 April 17th, 2017

    On Tuesday, April 25th the Housing Opportunities Committee will present a roundtable-style workshop about strategies for real estate professionals to help first time homebuyers. Helping first time homebuyers can be challenging. Join a roundtable discussion about strategies to help your clients. Discuss strategies to educate buyers on the economic realities of homeownership. Learn about different […]

  • ❉ New Home Source Professionals Special Offer April 17th, 2017

    New Home Source Professionals (NHSPro) has partnered with New Home Co-Broker (NHCB), a trusted source for new home agent continuing education. For a limited time, NHCB is offering a special discount ONLY for our New Home Source Professional registered users. /p> In this course, agents will learn how to find new home shoppers, search for […]

  • ❉ VirtualTourCafe Special Offer April 17th, 2017

    VirtualTourCafe in cooperation with the Bay East Association of REALTORS® has announced the new EZ-AutoTour to allow real estate agents to create virtual tours, flyers and videos using their photos and information directly from the MLS. The EZ-AutoTours are created and updated every hour, automatically, hands-free! Sign up for your subscription today and save 50% […]

  • ❉ Bay East 2016 Annual Report Available April 17th, 2017

    The 2016 Bay East Annual Report is now available. The report recaps the significant events, accomplishments and milestones for the Bay East Association of REALTORS® in 2016. Download your copy here.

  • ❉ Earth Day Alameda Beach Cleanup with Alameda LCR and Bay East YPN – Apr 22 April 13th, 2017

    Join Bay East Young Professional Network and the Alameda Chapter who are volunteering time to clean up Alameda Point Shoreline in Alameda on Earth Day. For all who have registered, details are below: For those coming from out of town, we will put up a banner at the corner of Central and Hancock St. The […]

  • ❉ Legislative Day Registration – sign up deadline Apr 21 April 12th, 2017

    Bay East members can register on-line here.

  • ❉ Alameda and Contra Costa Disclosures and Disclaimers Advisories – Available Now April 12th, 2017

    The disclosures and disclaimers advisories for Alameda and Contra Costa counties are now available on the Bay East website. Bay East REALTOR® members can access these documents by logging on to the Bay East website (www.bayeast.org) and visiting this page.

  • ❉ April is Fair Housing Month April 7th, 2017

    April 2017 marks the 49th anniversary of the 1968 landmark Fair Housing Act. Each year REALTORS® recognize the significance of this event and reconfirm our commitment to upholding fair housing law as well as our commitment to offering equal professional service to all in their search for real property. Download a copy of this poster […]

  • ❉ Free Home Inventory App from C.A.R. – available now April 7th, 2017

    Check out this free app called Centriq that you can use and also share with your clients. Centriq enables you to inventory your home, access manuals, videos, maintenance plans, service providers, parts and supplies to help you with repairs and maintenance. You can even upgrade to a branded version of this app to send to […]

  • ❉ Paragon Search Tip – Use City field versus Area field in Paragon April 5th, 2017

    Great news, MLSListings data is now in the Paragon system. There are some differences in the two MLSs and not all fields could be mapped exactly. This means the data in one system could not be copied over to the same field in the other system. The “Area” field is one of those. It is […]

  • ❉ Life getting the best of you or someone you know? We have a program to help you. April 4th, 2017

    Don’t let life get the better of you. The Bay East Member assistance program can help you.

  • ❉ March 2017 Market Statistics – Available Now April 3rd, 2017

    Inventory, units sold and pricing information for all East Bay real estate markets are available online by clicking Community Info and clicking on the city of interest.

  • Bay East Open This Saturday April 3rd, 2017

    Bay East will be open this Saturday from 8:30am until 2:00pm.

March 2017
  • ❉ New Features in Paragon – Mobile Listing View & Updates to Collaboration Center March 29th, 2017

    The new release of Paragon includes these two great enhancements: Mobile Listing View from Paragon! A new mobile view has been implemented when Listings are emailed out of Paragon. This new Mobile view has a responsive design that is displayed when the system detects that the Listings sent are being viewed on a mobile device. […]

  • Paragon Maintenance – Mar 30 March 28th, 2017

    The Clareity Technical Operations team will be performing maintenance on the Paragon system on March 30, 2017 from 10PM to 10:30PM. There will be brief outage during that time.

  • ❉ Top 10 Tips: Retirement Strategies for Real Estate Professionals March 28th, 2017

    The Housing Opportunities Committee (HOC) educates Bay East Members and the public on programs, and opportunities that promote and increase housing choices. Below are highlights of the Real Estate Teams HOC Roundtable that we hope you find useful and look forward to seeing you at a future Roundtable! Retirement Strategies for Real Estate Professionals Roundtable […]

  • New Features in the Latest Update of myTheo March 28th, 2017

    Check out the latest update and refresh on a few easy-to-use tips to enhance your experience in the myTHEO app: You can draw your own search areas on the map You can share/post multiple properties at once You can share, favorite, or route listings directly from your Tour list For support on myTHEO and others […]

  • Supra System Maintenance – March 28 March 27th, 2017

    On Tuesday March 28th starting at 8:30pm PDT and ending at 11:00pm PDT, Supra will be conducting routine maintenance at our data center. We expect you could experience intermittent outages during the maintenance window. How will Updates be Available? SupraWEB (www.supraekey.com) KIM Voice (888-968-4032) What MAY not be Working for a short time? SupraWEB (only […]

  • Retirement Strategies for Real Estate Professionals – A Roundtable Workshop for REALTORS® and Affiliates – March 28 March 20th, 2017

    Discover retirement strategies for Real Estate Professionals at the Housing Opportunities Committee roundtable on Tuesday, March 28 at 12:00 noon at Bay East. RSVP to: pamelat@bayeast.org See the attached flyer for more information.

  • MLS Rule Change Effective – April 3 March 16th, 2017

    Change: Photographs on the MLS Click here for a full list of the changes. Any questions please email Roya.

  • Paragon Downtime – Mar. 21 March 16th, 2017

    Updates to Paragon, including new features and functionality will be applied to our MLS System via a downtime deployment on Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2017 beginning at 9 p.m. and concluding no later than Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2017 at 4 a.m. During this time the Paragon MLS system will be unavailable for access.

  • Achievement Club Awards Now Available March 9th, 2017

    The awards program recognizes Bay East REALTORS® who have used the MLS and closed more than $2.4 million in Residential and/or Commercial Sales/Listings or 6 transaction sides for the year. All Achievement Award recipients have been emailed their certificate. If you need more information please click here.

  • Join YPN and Bay East helping the Alameda County Food Bank 3/20 March 7th, 2017

    Join Bay East Young Professional Network and other Bay East members who are volunteering time at the Alameda County Food Bank. Register here For more information about this event, please click the flyer button.

  • Homeowners Association Fees Grant Program March 6th, 2017

    C.A.R.’s Housing Affordability Fund’s Homeowners Association Grant Program will provide qualified first time California homebuyers up to six months of HOA dues, not to exceed $2,500. C.A.R.’s Housing Affordability Fund’s has allocated one million dollars towards this program. How to qualify? Homebuyers must use a California REALTOR® in the transaction (REALTORS® must apply on behalf […]

  • Bay East Open This Saturday March 6th, 2017

    Bay East will be open this Saturday from 8:30am until 2:00pm.

  • myTheo app Upgrade available now March 2nd, 2017

    Theo has released an updated version of the myTheo app. You can upgrade by going to the Apple App Store and selecting the Updates option. This updated version includes the new user interface and a number of new features. Remember that myTheo is currently only available for Apple iPhone and iPad.

February 2017
  • Find a REALTOR® is currently not working February 28th, 2017

    The Find a REALTOR® function is not currently working.While the feature works on the Bay East website by displaying search results, when selecting the “View Profile” button to display a profile, the profile is not being displayed. This issue is impacting other REALTOR® associations. Realtor.com support is working on a solution and has escalated it […]

  • Bay East Open This Saturday February 27th, 2017

    Bay East will be open this Saturday from 8:30am until 2:00pm.

  • Tax Tips for Real Estate Pros February 21st, 2017

    Join a roundtable discussion about tax issues that are unique to real estate professionals on Feb. 28, 12-1 p.m.

  • Annual zipForms® Plus Renewal in March February 16th, 2017

    THE RENEWALS ARE COMING! Did you know zipForm® Plus is a subscription-based service? Every March, members and subscribers alike must renew their subscription to these products. Starting in March, when you access zipForm® Plus, you will see a prompt inside your member benefit account of zipForm® Plus. There is, of course, no cost to this. […]

  • CloudCMA not working February 14th, 2017

    CloudCMA is currently unavailable. The vendor is currently working on a fix and at this time we do not have a specific ETA for a solution We are sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Alameda and Contra Costa Disclosures and Disclaimers Advisories February 14th, 2017

    Two new disclosures and disclaimers advisories are now available for Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Bay East REALTOR® members can request these documents by calling: (925)730-4060.

  • Bay East Closed for Presidents’ Day February 10th, 2017

    Bay East Offices and Tech Support will be closed Monday (Feb. 20) in observance of Presidents’ Day.

  • C.A.R. Website Issues – Workaround to Access zipForm® Account February 6th, 2017

    The new C.A.R. website is having some issues this morning. While C.A.R. works on fixing those problems, here is are two workarounds to accessing your zipForm® account: go to www.car.org where you can sign in using your C.A.R. credentials (same one you use for zipForm®) or go to m.zipformonline.com where you can sign in using […]

  • Bay East Open This Saturday February 6th, 2017

    Bay East will be open this Saturday from 8:30am until 2:00pm.

  • ❉ Forms Advisor® and Forms Tutor® Information February 3rd, 2017

    Two more great benefits from C.A.R.

  • C.A.R. Webinar: Your RPA and Other Questions Answered – Feb 7 February 2nd, 2017

    Ever since the 2 webinars on RPA Misconceptions and Corrections last fall, webinar attendees have submitted numerous questions that they would like to have answered. Please join C.A.R. Attorney Neil Kalin on February 7th as he answers your questions on the RPA and other subjects. Date: February 7th Time: 1:30PM to 2:30PM Space is limited […]

  • Supra eKEY & iOS 10.2.1 – Compatible February 2nd, 2017

    Apple recently released operating system iOS 10.2.1 for iPhones and iPads. Supra has completed testing of the new iOS with the eKEY app and are happy to announce there are no issues.

  • MORE 2.0 Currently Experiencing Issues February 1st, 2017

    MORE 2.0 is currently experiencing issues. MORE 2.0 will start up but will not load any data. The vendor – Black Knight – is currently working on a fix to this issue but does not have any estimate on when it will be fixed. In the meantime, all of the Datashare MLS systems are available […]

  • Top 10 Tips: Real Estate Teams February 1st, 2017

    The highlights of the Real Estate Teams HOC Roundtable

January 2017
  • Paragon Listing Input & Maintenance will be unavailable Jan 25 January 23rd, 2017

    Paragon Listing Input & Maintenance will be unavailable Jan 25th from 6AM until 7AM PST.

  • Are teams the future of real estate? A Roundtable Workshop for REALTORS® & Affiliates – Jan 31 January 23rd, 2017

    Find out if a team should be the next step in your career during the Housing Opportunities Committee roundtable.

  • 2017 Inaugural Award Winners & Pictures January 18th, 2017

    This last Saturday, the 2017 Inaugural was a smashing success. Installed as officers: Will Doerlich – President; Tim Ambrose – President Elect; Nancie Allen – Treasurer and Kim Ott – Past President. Also installed were the directors representing the North County, Central County, Tri-Cities, Tri-Valley, At Large and Affiliates. The 2016 REALTOR® awards were also […]

  • Paragon Listing Input & Maintenance will be unavailable Jan 18 January 17th, 2017

    Paragon Listing Input & Maintenance will be unavailable Jan 18th from 6AM until 7AM PST.

  • Paragon Search Issues January 17th, 2017

    Paragon is displaying intermittent issues with searches. You may get the following message when trying to search “The page you are attempting to access is unavailable or cannot be displayed.”. Black Knight is aware of the issue and is working on correcting this issue as soon as possible.

  • 2017 Bay East Inaugural January 13th, 2017

    Date: Saturday January 14, 2017 Time: 6:00PM No Host Cocktails 7:00PM Doors Open 7:15PM Dinner and Program Location: Casa Real Winery 410 Vineyard Avenue Pleasanton, CA 94566 Need some help? Email Dorothy. She will be checking her email and will get back to you.

  • 2017 New Laws Affecting REALTORS® January 13th, 2017

    The California Association of REALTORS® has compiled a document that summarizes the new laws passed by the California Legislature and the U.S. Congress that may affect REALTORS® in 2017. Click here to download the full document. For the full text of a law, click onto the legislative number or go to California laws or Federal […]

  • Home Burglary Prevention Tips January 9th, 2017

    The Livermore Police Department has reported several burglaries of homes for sale. Thieves are breaking in and taking appliances and furniture. Livermore Police suggest these burglary prevention tips: Ask neighbors to keep an eye on the house and to report any suspicious activity. Advise them when showings are scheduled so they can report activity occurring […]

  • Bay East Open This Saturday January 9th, 2017

    Bay East will be open this Saturday from 8:30am until 2:00pm.

  • Bay East Closed for Martin Luther King Jr Day January 8th, 2017

    Bay East Offices and Tech Support will be closed Monday (Jan 16) in observance of Martin Luther King Jr Day.

  • Paragon LISTINGS – OK to input or revise January 6th, 2017

    The issue with entering and revising listings in Paragon has been fixed. You may now work on your listings. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

  • 2017 Bay East Inaugural January 5th, 2017

    The Inaugural is now SOLD OUT – Thank you

  • Bay East Open Selected Saturdays in 2017 January 5th, 2017

    Bay East Offers Additional Hours in 2017

  • Helpful Resources for the New Website January 5th, 2017

    Help for the new website

December 2016
  • Anthem Blue Cross Open Enrollment – Extended December 30th, 2016

    All Association Members – Realtor and Affiliate members and their families.

  • New eKEY Authorization Code Feature December 8th, 2016

    Supra has introduced a new way for you to obtain an eKEY® authorization code.

  • NAR Has Moved To www.nar.realtor December 6th, 2016

    realtor.org is now nar.realtor

  • Paragon Unavailable for Brief Periods – Dec 6 December 5th, 2016

    Paragon will be performing maintenance on their DNS Proxy Server Tuesday, December 6 at 11PM. The maintenance window will be 30 minutes. There may be brief periods when the system will be unavailable.

  • Homesnap Webinars December 5th, 2016

    Homesnap webinars to help you get the most out of their apps. Homesnap Pro Training: 101 – This webinar will cover the basics of using Homesnap as a Homesnap Pro agent. You will learn about listings and search, messaging, inviting your sphere into Homesnap, creating a Rapid CMA, the Safety Timer and seeing the transaction […]

  • Goomzee is Going Away December 4th, 2016

    Effective Dec 19 Paragon data will no longer be accessible in the MLS mobile app.

  • zipForms® Plus Webinars in December December 2nd, 2016

    zipForms® Plus Webinars available in December Sign up for one of more of these great webinars to learn all about zipForm® Plus, zipTMS, Digital Ink, zipForm Mobile, zipForm Broker Edition and zipForms for new agents. Sessions are about 60 mins. Sign up here. Another REALTOR® benefit to help make you a successful real estate professional.

  • Covered California Open Enrollment December 1st, 2016

    Sign up by December 15, 2016 for coverage starting January 1, 2017

  • Bay East Closed for Staff Development Day December 1st, 2016

    Bay East offices will be closed for staff training on Thursday, Dec 8. We are working on completing the second of our two mergers and this will be the first opportunity for all staff of NCCAR, Alameda AOR and Bay East to meet. This training is an opportunity for us to work together to foster […]

November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
  • Troubles with Bay East Email System – Aug 30 August 30th, 2016

    We are currently experiencing email issues, if it is an urgent matter please either call the Bay East office at 925-730-4060 or email Pam Barnes at Pamb@Bayeast.org We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and we hope to be back up and running shortly! Thank you for your patience.

  • MORE 2.0 Search Currently Unavailable August 29th, 2016

    You still have direct access to the neighboring MLSs which you can use to search. Please contact Tech Support at (925) 730-7100 if you have any questions. Our vendor is aware of the issue and working on correcting it.

  • Paragon Open House Message August 26th, 2016

    Paragon now adds a message on the primary listing picture about any upcoming open house event scheduled.

  • Paragon System Maintenance – Aug 23/24 August 17th, 2016

    Paragon will be down for maintenance on August 23rd at 10pm to 4am August 24th

  • Get a .REALTOR email address! August 9th, 2016

    Get a .REALTOR email address to go with your .REALTOR domain. Let’s say you are Sally Jones and you use SallyJones.com. Sign up for a free (1st year) .REALTOR domain and then start using SallyJones.REALTOR and Sally@SallyJones.REALTOR. TOP 5 BENEFITS OF .REALTOR Leverage online search for REALTORS® — .REALTOR helps your business leverage the 2 […]

  • MORE 2.0/CloudCMA are currently offline August 9th, 2016

    MORE 2.0 is currently not working.

  • Voting is Now Live August 8th, 2016

    Vote now for the 2017/2018 Leadership and proposed mergers.

  • July 2016 Market Statistics Available Now August 3rd, 2016

    Inventory, units sold and pricing information for all East Bay real estate markets are available online.

July 2016
  • Paragon MLS Software Maintenance – Aug 3 July 27th, 2016

    Black Knight will be installing software updates to the Paragon MLS starting on Tuesday August 2 at 11PM and ending no later than Wednesday August 3 at 4AM. During this time the Paragon MLS system will be unavailable for access.

  • Paragon System Maintenance – July 27 July 21st, 2016

    Paragon will be down for maintenance on Wednesday (July 27) from 12:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m.

  • Dig Deeper with Social Media – July 26 July 14th, 2016

    Join our Roundtable to discuss and share ways to optimize social media for your business.

  • Vote Now for Proposed Bay East Mergers July 5th, 2016

    We are excited to announce that the Bay East Executive Committee has been working on two potential mergers. The first would be with the Alameda Association of REALTORS® (AAOR) and the second merger would be with the Northern California Commercial Association of REALTORS® (NCCAR). During the last few months, we have negotiated a merger agreement […]

  • MLS Rule Changes Effective August 1, 2016 July 1st, 2016

    Changes include: Photographs on the MLS Click here for a full list of the changes. Any questions please email Roya.

June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
  • 2017 Bay East Inaugural March 30th, 2016

  • zipLogix Digital Ink® Issues March 29th, 2016

    zipLogix Digital Ink® is currently experiencing issues with their emailing services. Please click on this link for a temporary work around.

  • Georgie Porgie Sponsorships Available March 22nd, 2016

    Support this great fund-raiser put on by the Bay East Foundation. Sponsorships available from $50-$2000.

  • MetroList, BAREIS, SFAR, Nevada County MLSs system maintenance tonight March 21st, 2016

    Rapattoni will perform system maintenance Monday night, 3/21/2016, between 11:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. Pacific Time. Please be aware that the (MetroList, BAREIS, SFAR, Nevada County MLSs) may be unavailable during some of this time.

  • Winning the Rent vs. Buy Battle March 21st, 2016

    Winning the Rent vs. Buy Battle – A Roundtable Workshop for REALTORS® and Affiliates. Join a roundtable workshop about helping your clients answer the question: rent or buy? Tuesday, March 29 at 12:00 noon at Bay East. RSVP at: lizm@bayeast.org

  • Temporary Bay East Fax Number March 21st, 2016

    The Bay East Main fax line is not working (925-730-0237). Temporarily, please send your faxes to this number – 925-262-2600.

  • Bay East will close at noon on Good Friday March 18th, 2016

    Bay East Offices and Tech Support will be closed at noon on Friday (Mar 25) in observance of Good Friday.

  • Paragon MLS Features Updated March 14th, 2016

    Learn about the Paragon features that have been improved for your benefit.

  • Renew zipForm® Now March 11th, 2016

    Every March, REALTOR® members need to renew their accounts as they log in to zipForm® software.

  • Virus Alert March 11th, 2016

    Members have received emails claiming to have important documents, but carry a virus instead.

  • Bogus email from iHomefinder & Bay East March 4th, 2016

    There have been reports about an email being sent to members that looks to be coming from iHomefinder and Bay East. This email is not being sent by Bay East or iHomefinder. This email is spam. We are working on determining how this is happening. In the meantime, if you receive an email from “Smith […]

  • Get on the Bus! Legislative Day is April 27 March 3rd, 2016

    There is no charge for Bay East Members but you must register ASAP.

  • Lockbox Exchange Second Chance March 1st, 2016

    Good news! We have negotiated with Supra for another opportunity to bring in your old lockboxes for a new, leased iBox BT LE, at no cost to you.

  • Paragon System Maintenance March 1st, 2016

    Paragon will be unavailable from Tuesday, March 8 at 11:00pm until Wednesday March 9 at 4:00am.

February 2016
December 2015
  • Paragon connection issue for Comcast users December 29th, 2015

    Comcast users may experience difficulty accessing Paragon this morning. Comcast appears to be having issues with their network in the SF/Bay Area. There is no information on when this might be fixed. Some members have been able to access Paragon after rebooting their router. If you need assistance in doing so, please call our Support […]

  • Bay East Closed for New Years’ Day December 25th, 2015

    Bay East Offices and Tech Support will be closed Friday (Jan 1) in observance of New Years’ Day.

  • Bay East will be closing early at 2PM on Dec 31st December 24th, 2015

    Bay East will be closing early at 2PM on Dec 31st.

  • Bay East will be closing early at 2PM on Dec 24th. December 17th, 2015

    Bay East will be closing early at 2PM on Dec 24th.

  • Paragon Downtime for Maintenance Feb 24 December 8th, 2015

    Black Knight will be performing infrastructure maintenance on the Paragon system. Black Knight will be performing system-wide downtime maintenance from 11:59 pm Feb 23 until 3:00 am Feb 24. Paragon will be unavailable during this time frame.

  • Paragon Software Corrections & Updates Maintenance Dec 8 December 8th, 2015

    Software corrections and updates will be applied to the Paragon MLS system starting on Tuesday, December 8 at 11PM and ending by 4AM on Wednesday, December 9. During this time the Paragon MLS system will be unavailable for access.

  • zipLogix and Gmail issue – delayed emails December 8th, 2015

    When sending emails to Gmail addresses, zipLogix (zipForms) is experiencing long delays for the delivery of these emails. zipLogix developers are aware of the issue and working with Gmail to resolve the issue, there is no ETA. A work around is to use an email address other than Gmail.

November 2015
  • Bay East Closed for Thanksgiving November 18th, 2015

    Bay East Offices and Support will be closed Thur Nov 26 and Fri Nov 27 in observance of Thanksgiving.

  • “Assume Identity” gets New Powers! November 16th, 2015

    The “Assume Identity” feature has enabled MLS users to masquerade as another MLS user in their office.

  • C.A.R. Legal Hotline App – NEW! November 15th, 2015

    There is a new C.A.R. Legal Hotline App available for iPhone, Android and even for Windows phones.

  • NAR Video on REALTOR® Safety November 7th, 2015

    NAR has created a video called “Real Estate, Safety, and You” In this video, consumers learn about the potential safety protocols they may encounter when working with a REALTOR®. It’s a great resource to share with clients to educate them about the importance of REALTOR® safety. Watch the video here.

  • Lowe’s NAR Program Ending Nov 6 November 5th, 2015

    The Lowe’s Program for REALTORS® will no longer be available, and Lowe’s will no longer be an NAR REALTOR Benefits® Program partner.

  • Call-for-Action iPad Sweepstakes November 5th, 2015

    All eligible C.A.R. REALTOR® members who respond to the current Call-for-Action, including those who have already responded, will be entered into the C.A.R. 2015 Call-For-Action iPad Air 2 Sweepstakes for a chance to win one of ten iPads. To participate please respond to the Call-for-Action by November 20. Click here to respond.

  • October 2015 Market Statistics Available Now November 5th, 2015

    Inventory, units sold and pricing information for all East Bay real estate markets are available online by going to the Community Info page and then selecting the city you are interested in. Archived Housing Statistics are also available by clicking on the “Archived Reports” button on each city page.

  • Bay East Closed For Veterans’ Day November 4th, 2015

    Bay East Offices and Support will be closed Wednesday (Nov 11) in observance of Veterans’ Day.

October 2015
September 2015
August 2015