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January 2017
  • 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 […]

  • Life getting the best of you or someone you know? We have a program to help you. January 12th, 2017

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

  • 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
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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
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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.

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