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November 2017
  • Parking Bay East on Friday Morning – Nov 17 November 16th, 2017

    VREN will be holding their marketing meeting at the Bay East Pleasanton Conference Center Friday morning because their usual location (Inklings) has been flooded due to the rain.

  • ‼️ C.A.R. website is down November 16th, 2017

    To login to zipForms use http://apps.car.org/zipform/

  • ❉ In Memorium – E.R. “Bob” Brooks November 15th, 2017

    Remembering Long Time Member, E.R. “Bob” Brooks Our dear colleague Bob passed away on Oct. 24. He joined Bay East in 1979 and was active in local politics in his area. He is survived by his wife, Barbara.

  • ❉ Bay East Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday November 13th, 2017

    Bay East Offices and Tech Support will be closed Thursday and Friday (Nov 23 and 24) in observance of Thanksgiving.

  • ❉ 2018 Alameda Chapter Leadership Installation Tickets & Sponsorships – Available Now November 12th, 2017

    Join us on Saturday, December 2, 2017, to honor our new Alameda Chapter Chair, Jose Cerda-Zein. For this year’s Inaugural, we will be at the beautiful, Grandview Pavillion for a “Winter Wonderland” themed soirée. To sponsor the event click here. To purchase tickets click here.

  • C.A.R. Takes the Initiative to Create More Inventory November 10th, 2017

    The California Association of REALTORS® is taking proactive measures to increase homeownership opportunities throughout the state by placing a measure on the November 2018 ballot to remove restrictions on seniors (55 years of age) who wish to sell their homes and transfer their current property tax base to their new property. The Property Tax Portability […]

  • ❉ WCR Tri-Cities Annual Charity Event November 7th, 2017

    Women’s Council of Realtors Tri-Cities Presents the 2017 Annual Charity Fundraiser and Raffle Event! $50 per ticket Part of the proceeds will go to help support St. Jude Children’s Hospital and Life Elder Care! Thursday, November 16th from 4pm-7pm Spin-a-Yarn Steakhouse in Fremont, CA. More information & to buy tickets – click here.

  • ❉ Call For Action: Protect Homeownership! November 7th, 2017

    Call For Action: Protect homeownership! Call Congress on tax reform & urge to them to save homeownership!

    More information here.

  • ❉ Fair Housing – 50th Anniversary April 2018 November 7th, 2017

    April 2018 marks the 50th 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. View this video from NAR on […]

  • ❉ October 2017 Market Statistics Available Now November 6th, 2017

    October 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 November 6th, 2017

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

  • ❉ New Bay East Benefit – Professional Head Shots November 5th, 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.

October 2017
  • ❉ REALTOR® Town Hall with Assemblywoman Catharine Baker – Nov 13 October 31st, 2017

    Assemblywoman Catharine Baker is coming to the Bay East offices on Monday, November 13 at 11:30 am for a Town Hall with real estate professionals. This special event is an opportunity to hear from Assemblywoman Baker about state policies that impact housing, transportation, and education. To register, please visit here. See flyer here.

  • ❉ Moving on Up! Exploring Options for Sellers – A Roundtable Workshop for REALTORS® and Affiliates – Oct 31 October 24th, 2017

    If you would like to explore options that are available to sellers, 1031 exchange, selling and staying in the same area as well as success stories, please join us at the Housing Opportunities Committee roundtable on Tuesday, October 31 at 12:00 noon at Bay East. RSVP to: pamelat@bayeast.org Click Here for Flyer

  • ❉ Bay East Open This Saturday October 23rd, 2017

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

  • ❉ Kaiser Open Enrollment during Nov 2017 effective Dec 1 October 20th, 2017

    Kaiser open enrollment during November with December 1 effective date. Guaranteed approval (no health underwriting) for eligible members. Seven plans to choose from including one HSA plan Dental and vision plans available year-round. Please contact John Austin at Austin & Austin Insurance Services, Inc. at 1-800-987-1475 or Click Here and then click on Bay East […]

  • ❉ NAR Call for Action ! – Protect middle class homeowners October 20th, 2017

  • ❉ Paragon Downtime for Maintenance – Oct 24 October 20th, 2017

    Black Knight Paragon MLS will be performing a system-wide downtime maintenance on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 beginning at 10:00pm and concluding no later than 4:00am on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. During this time the Paragon MLS system and MORE 2.0 will be unavailable for access.

  • ❉ How to Use the New Website Home Page October 17th, 2017

    Watch this introductory video on the new Bay East website home page.

  • ❉ zipForm® Plus Classic is going away – Oct 31 October 11th, 2017

    The end of July was the first time that C.A.R. members had access to the NEW zipForm® Plus platform. Since then, they have been able to toggle back and forth between the classic and new versions of zipForm® Plus. However, October 31, 2017, is the last day the toggle option will be available and members […]

  • ❉ C.A.R. ready to help California REALTOR® family wildfire victims October 11th, 2017

    Please join Bay East and the California Association of REALTORS® in helping our neighbors impacted by the fires currently burning in Northern California. Here is some information from C.A.R.: The devastating fires that raged through eight counties in Northern California, including Napa, Sonoma, Butte, Mendocino, and Lake, yesterday have destroyed more than 1,500 structures and […]

  • ❉ Bay East Open This Saturday October 9th, 2017

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

  • ❉ Paragon Downtime for Software Updates – Oct 10 October 3rd, 2017

    Updates to Paragon MLS, including new features and functionality will be applied on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 beginning at 11:00pm and concluding no later than 4:00am on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. During this time the Paragon MLS system will be unavailable for access.

September 2017
  • ❉ Warriors Foundation Night- Buy Tickets Now! – Nov 27 September 28th, 2017

    Bring your family and friends out to Bay East Foundation Fundraising Night and cheer on your 2017 NBA Champions as they take on the Sacramento Kings! The first 75 ticket purchasers will be invited to sit courtside before the game to watch the players’ warm-up! A portion of each ticket sold will benefit the Bay […]

  • ❉ Kaiser Open Enrollment – Oct 2017 September 26th, 2017

    Kaiser Open Enrollment is Here! October 1-31, 2017 to be effective November 1, 2017 See this flyer for more information

  • ❉ Bay East Open This Saturday September 25th, 2017

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

  • ❉ Bay East in the news! September 22nd, 2017

    Bay East leaders and staff were the voice for real estate this week on TV and in the newspaper. ABC 7, KTVU 2 and the San Jose Mercury News published stories using our market data and analysis. Here’s a sample.

  • ❉ iOS 11 Upgrade Testing September 22nd, 2017

    The Apple iOS 11 upgrade for iPhones and iPads has been tested on the following programs and works without issues: HomeSnap HomeSpotter myTheo RPR Mobile zipForm Mobile Supra eKey

  • ❉ Homesnap – Real time physical view of a property’s boundaries September 22nd, 2017

    Homesnap released a really cool new feature today. This new feature takes advantage of augmented reality (AR) to give agents and home searchers a real-time, physical view of the property’s boundaries. Homesnap introduced an unparalleled AR experience that lets agents and their clients “Walk the Property Lines” around any home. Fire up Homesnap on your […]

  • ❉ Bay East Helps Disaster Victims September 20th, 2017

    The Florida, Texas and Mariposa REALTOR® associations are receiving a helping hand from Bay East. Learn more from Bay East President Will Doerlich. Message from President Will Dorelich NAR Relief Fund Texas REALTORS® Disaster Relief Fund Florida REALTORS® Disaster Relief Fund

  • ❉ Can (and should) REALTORS® Solve the Affordable Housing Crisis? – Sept 26 September 19th, 2017

    Can (and should) REALTORS® Solve the Affordable Housing Crisis? – A Roundtable Workshop for REALTORS® and Affiliates If you feel strongly about Affordable Housing join a lively discussion about whether REALTORS® should be involved in solving the Affordable Housing Crisis at the Housing Opportunities Committee roundtable on Tuesday, September 26 at 12:00 noon at Bay […]

  • ❉ Paragon Downtime for Maintenance – Sep 26 September 13th, 2017

    Black Knight Paragon MLS will be performing a system-wide downtime maintenance on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 beginning at 10:00pm and concluding no later than 4:00am on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. During this time the Paragon MLS system and MORE 2.0 will be unavailable for access.

  • ❉ Vote for Mony Nop – NAR Good Neighbor 2017 Finalist September 13th, 2017

    Bay East member and panel moderator for the popular “Top Producer Panel”, Mony Nop has been selected as one of the 10 finalists for the 2017 NAR Good Neighbor Award. REALTOR® Magazine annually awards deserving REALTORS® who are giving back to their communities, grants to help continue their efforts. Help Mony receive up to an […]

  • ❉ Cloud CMA knocked off line by Hurricane Irma September 11th, 2017

    We just received this information from CloudCMA: Our servers are currently down due to Hurricane Irma. We do not have an ETA on when Cloud CMA will be back up at this time. We are currently working on restoring this as quickly and safely as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this may be causing.

  • ❉ REALTOR® Town Hall with Congressman Swalwell – Sept 19 September 11th, 2017

    Congressman Eric Swalwell is coming to the Bay East offices on Tuesday, September 19 at 1:30pm for a Town Hall with real estate professionals. This special event is an opportunity to hear from Congressman Swalwell about the current political dynamics in Washington D.C. and to share your experiences with home buyers and sellers as well […]

  • ❉ Warning: Homes Burglarized During Open House September 11th, 2017

    There have been at least four reported thefts from home open for showing in the last couple months in the Walnut Creek/Alamo area. If you have information and/or relevant information to provide on these recent thefts, please call Sergeant David Rangel at 925-256-3573.

  • ❉ MetroList Unavailable – Sept 10 evening until Sept 11 morning September 8th, 2017

    Metrolist MLS may be unavailable due to system maintenance from Sunday, Sept 10 at 6pm to Monday, Sept 11 at 6am

  • ❉ Membership Survey Winner ! September 8th, 2017

    Congratulations to Bay East member Cherie Ann Tarantino, who won the 2017 Membership Survey drawing for local dues ($275). We’d like to thank everyone who took the survey. 30% of our members took the survey during the last two weeks, breaking all previous records. The highest response rate in the past was 12%. The survey […]

  • ❉ MLS Rules New Section 12.5.4 – Oct 9 September 6th, 2017

    The following MLS Rule change was approved by the Bay East Association of REALTORS® and will be effective October 9, 2017. If you have any questions regarding the changes please contact Roya Chaudhry at 925-730-4071 or royac@bayeast.org. For a full set of the MLS Rules and Regulations click here. 12.5.4 Broker Tour Remarks Restrictions and […]

  • ❉ August 2017 Market Statistics Available Now September 5th, 2017

    August 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 – Sept 9 September 4th, 2017

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

  • ❉ 2017 REALTOR®, Rookie, Affiliate, and Good Neighbor of the Year Nominations Open September 1st, 2017

    2017 REALTOR®, Rookie, Affiliate, and Good Neighbor of the Year Awards Each year, the Association recognizes members for our most prestigious awards: REALTOR® of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Affiliate of the Year and Good Neighbor of the Year. The Leadership Evaluating & Selection Committee is looking for members who are involved in the […]

August 2017
  • ‼️ Be Careful – bogus email from C.A.R. August 28th, 2017

    The California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) email system has been hacked. If you receive an email with an attachment like the one below, DO NOT OPEN! C.A.R. is aware of it and working on fixing it. Subject: Important Information for all members Attn: All CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS members Kindly find attached urgent and important […]

  • ❉ Bay East Closed for Labor Day August 26th, 2017

    Bay East Offices and Tech Support will be closed Monday (Sept 4) in observance of Labor Day.

  • ‼️ Paragon & Comcast Email Issues August 25th, 2017

    Comcast users are reporting that they are not receiving emails sent from the Paragon system. Paragon is aware of the issues and is working on the fix. If you have an alternate email for your clients, we recommend you use that until the problem can be fixed.

  • ‼️ NAR – Call for Action HR 2874 August 25th, 2017

    The National Flood Insurance Program ends September 30 unless Congress acts now. Please respond now to the NAR Call For Action to pass H.R. 2874. Click here for more information.

  • ❉ MLS Alerts / Homepath.com Bogus Emails – Don’t Open! August 24th, 2017

    There seems to be a phishing email coming from MLS Alerts/Homepath.com. The email states “Your Listing is not in compliance with the MLS Rules and Regulations.” PLEASE NOTE that this email is not coming from Bay East and we strongly advise you not open the attachment. Please contact Bay East Tech Support for more information […]

  • ❉ Lights! Camera! Closings! – A Roundtable Workshop – Aug 29 August 22nd, 2017

    Lights! Camera! Closings! Using Video to Boost Your Business – A Roundtable Workshop for REALTORS® and Affiliates Join a lively discussion about how video can help you boost your business at the Housing Opportunities Committee roundtable on Tuesday, August 29 at 12:00 noon at Bay East. RSVP to: pamelat@bayeast.org Click Here for Flyer

  • Bay East 2018 Election polls have closed August 18th, 2017

    The polls closed at 2PM. Results will be available soon

  • ❉ Multi-MLS Access – myTheo has you covered! August 17th, 2017

    As a member of Bay East, you now can jump from market to market in seconds – it’s easy. Open your myTheo App, open up the side menu on top and pick the MLS you want to search. Don’t have the myTheo app, don’t worry. Here is how you can get it. Create an account […]

  • ❉ Paragon Downtime for Maintenance – Aug 29 August 16th, 2017

    Black Knight Paragon MLS will be performing a system-wide downtime maintenance on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 beginning at 10:00pm and concluding no later than 4:00am on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. During this time the Paragon MLS system and MORE 2.0 will be unavailable for access.

  • ❉ Paragon Downtime for Software Updates – Aug 22 August 15th, 2017

    Updates to Paragon MLS, including new features and functionality will be applied on Wednesday, August 22, 2017 beginning at 11:00pm and concluding no later than 4:00am on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. During this time the Paragon MLS system will be unavailable for access.

  • ❉ Bay East Open This Saturday August 14th, 2017

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

  • ‼️ Last Chance to Win FREE Local Dues. Vote Now! August 9th, 2017

    Cast your vote to win the FREE local dues. The drawing closes at midnight tonight (August 9). Cast your vote on the five important proposed bylaw amendments and the 2018 Officers and Directors and enter a drawing for FREE local dues for the 2018 / 2019 billing period (a $275 value). To take part in this year’s election, click […]

  • ❉ California’s Housing Crisis: Free C.A.R. event in San Francisco – Aug 24 August 8th, 2017

    C.A.R.’s California Center for Real Estate is hosting a free event specifically for Bay Area members on Aug. 24 in San Francisco. The San Francisco Bay Area has been the epicenter of California’s housing crisis for years. Soaring home prices and rents are pushing home ownership out of reach and making it harder for young […]

  • ❉ Bay East Open This Saturday August 7th, 2017

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

  • ❉ Election Email Issue on Gmail August 4th, 2017

    If you are a Gmail (Google) user, the email from Bay East on how and where to vote may have been placed in a folder called “Promotions”. Click on that folder to check for the email from Bay East. For further assistance, please call (925) 730-4060.

  • ❉ Bay East 2018 Election Results August 4th, 2017

    Polls are now closed for the election of the 2018 Officers and Directors and five important bylaw changes. Results For all who cast their vote before midnight on August 9, a drawing for one year of local dues will be held Monday, August 21 at the Board of Directors meeting. The winner will be announced […]

  • ❉ North County/Alameda Office Has Moved August 4th, 2017

    The North County (Alameda) office has reopened for business. The new address is 2490 Mariner Square Loop, Suite 200, Alameda, CA. Dee, Pamela & Jenny are ready to serve you from 8am to 5pm Monday – Friday.

  • ❉ July 2017 Market Statistics Available Now August 4th, 2017

    July 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.

  • ❉ Election of 2018 Officers and Directors August 4th, 2017

    Polls are now open for the election of the 2017 Officers and Directors and five important ByLaw changes. Click on the following link and login with your MLS username and password to cast your online vote. If you recently changed your MLS password after July 20, please use your old password to sign in, or […]

  • ❉ Housing Affordability Fund Bowling Fundraiser – Sep 14 August 3rd, 2017

    Join your friends and colleagues for a great cause – C.A.R. Housing Affordability Fund. Get a team together now. Awards will be presented. Three ways to contribute: Premier Event Sponsor – $500 Lane Sponsors – $100 Bowler – $40 Where: AMF Southshore Lanes When: Thursday September 14 / Registration at 6:30 p.m. / Bowling from […]

  • ❉ Cheers to the Future! Foundation Fundraiser – Sept 23 August 2nd, 2017

    The proceeds from this event go directly to the Bay East Foundation Scholarship program. Saturday, September 23rd from 6:00pm – 10:00pm. 3 Steve’s Winery 5700 Greenville Road, Livermore Ticket Prices: $50 or 2 for $90 Ticket includes: 🍇 Glass of wine 🍇 Dinner from gourmet food trucks 🍇 Live music 🍇 Live auction with professional […]

July 2017
  • ❉ Attend the 2017 REALTORS® Conference & Expo Nov 3-6 Chicago July 31st, 2017

    What’s the secret to earning more money in real estate? Attending the 2017 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, Nov. 3-6 in Chicago, IL. Attendees make two times the average real estate income, so you’ll have the chance to network with some of the most successful pros in the industry! Register today at www.Register.realtor to take advantage […]

  • ❉ Paragon MLS & MORE 2.0 Changes – Aug 21 July 27th, 2017

    On August 21, the following changes will occur in Paragon MLS: The sq.ft. field will becomes a required field for all new listings or when a listing is modified. To provide complete property information to our members, the sq.ft. field will become required. Sq.Ft. is crucial piece information which should be part of every listing. […]

  • ❉ myTheo for Android is Now Available July 24th, 2017

    myTheo is now available for the Android (OS 4.1 or higher). Important Information: You must create an account on www.mytheo.com before logging into the app. Go to http://mytheo.com/ Scroll down to the bottom of the page Under the “intro” plan, click on “Choose Plan” (this is the free version) Key Features: Paragon MLS data: Updated […]

  • ❉ 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 […]

  • ❉ Paragon Password Requirement – July 10 July 20th, 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 […]

  • ❉ 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

  • ❉ 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 […]

  • ❉ 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 […]

  • 🏌️‍♀️ 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 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

  • ❉ 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 […]

  • 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 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.

  • ❉ 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 […]

  • ❉ 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.

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

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

  • ❉ 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 […]

  • ❉ 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.

  • 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.

  • ❉ 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.

  • ❉ 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 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 […]

  • ❉ 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. […]

  • ❉ 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.

  • 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
  • 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. […]

  • 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.

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

    The highlights of the Real Estate Teams HOC Roundtable

January 2017
  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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
  • Paragon Open House Message August 26th, 2016

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

  • 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 […]

  • 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
  • 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
  • MLS Rule Changes Effective July 1, 2016 May 31st, 2016

    Changes include: Withdrawal of listing prior to expiration Auction listings Accuracy of Information Physical Presence of Participant of Subscriber Indemnification Internet Data Exchange (IDX) Click here for a full list of the changes. Any questions please email Roya.

  • How to Pay Your Dues Online May 24th, 2016

    A couple of videos on how to pay your dues on the new Bay East website.

  • Import MLS Data into zipForm® May 12th, 2016

    Use zipFormMLS-Connect® to quickly paste MLS information into your contacts.

  • Alameda and NCCAR Merge Discussions May 9th, 2016

    The Boards of Directors of two associations have authorized their leadership to work with Bay East on merging.

April 2016
  • Use the Correct Lockbox and Avoid Fines April 20th, 2016

    All Paragon listings that use a lockbox, to use a Kim User Group approved, Supra BT LE lockbox.

  • eKEY Users… Don’t get rid of that FOB! April 20th, 2016

    Some Associations in the surrounding areas are still using the iBox and iBox BT.

  • Foundation Fundraiser April 15th, 2016

    Bring printed flyer to Livermore Casa Orozco and 15% of sales will be donated to the Bay East Foundation.

  • New Client Report with Virtual Tours Now Available April 15th, 2016

    Paragon system now has a new client report called “Client Report w/VT”.

  • Supra eKEY Update April 5th, 2016

    Currently, devices that run on Google® Project Fi are not compatible with the Supra® eKEY® app.

  • March 2016 Market Statistics Available Now April 4th, 2016

    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.

March 2016
  • 2017 Bay East Inaugural March 30th, 2016

  • Paragon MLS Features Updated March 14th, 2016

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

  • 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.

February 2016
December 2015
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.

  • 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
  • I’ve decided to join Bay East, what do I do next? October 1st, 2015

    Joining a REALTOR® association like Bay East can be confusing for a salesperson… What do I need to bring, how much will it cost, do I need a key, and on and on… Check out these pointers that will make the process at Bay East easier for you. Agents have the option to choose between […]

September 2015
August 2015