Trademark Basics for REALTORS®

Branding has become an increasingly valuable aspect of doing business. As a REALTOR®, establishing a strong brand can help convey your message and attract clients. Creating trademarks (and registering them) can help protect your brand as well as make it more...

A special message from C.A.R. President Melanie Barker

Dear CAR Member, Last week, C.A.R. was named as a defendant in a seller class action antitrust lawsuit filed in California federal court (Central District). The lawsuit, Gael Fierro and Patrick Thurber v. NAR et al., alleges similar claims to those contained in the...

Legal Update

LITIGATION UPDATE The Bay Area Real Estate Information Services, Inc. (BAREIS), an independent northern California MLS, has been sued in a class action. The complaint also names Marin, North Bay, Northern Solano County and Solano Associations of REALTORS®, along with...

Legal Update

DEADLINE JANUARY 1, 2025 •    Balcony Inspections and  •    Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting for Entities C.A.R. has two new Quick Guides Two unrelated laws have a deadline for compliance set for January 1, 2025. The first...

2024 New Law Round-Up

These laws go into effect on January 1, 2024, unless stated otherwise. Listings Capped at 24 months (AB 1345) How long can a listing last? 24 months. Previously, there was no specified limit. Now, under AB 1345, exclusive listings on residential one-to-four properties...