Recently, the California Association of Realtors (CAR) made major revisions to the state real estate purchase contract and many of the disclosures and other forms. This is one of the most significant revisions I've seen in many years.
CAR is also in the process of training real estate agents on these changes and how best to work with the revised purchase contract and other critically-important documents.
It reminds me of how important it is that we real estate agents continue to train constantly on changes in our industry - not only on changes like this with real estate contracts and other documents - but also on industry happenings, market trends, legal issues, etc.
I personally attend classes, seminars and training sessions regularly so I can stay current and up-to-date with changes in our business and industry. I recently attended multiple training classes on the new contract and form revisions and also conduct classes teaching the updates, revisions and new forms to other agents. I teach classes regularly to new and experienced agents in a variety of real estate topics and that, too, helps me keep education a priority in my business.
When you decide on an agent to work with, whether you're a buyer or a seller, be sure an choose an agent who makes education and learning a priority in their business. You need an agent who is up-to-date and knowledgeable not only with real estate paperwork, but also with industry and market trends, local market statistics, marketing techniques, etc.
If your agent is not focused on ongoing training and education, find one who is. You owe it yourself.
If you're looking for a Realtor to help you buy, sell or invest in real estate - one who does make education a priority - then call me at 916-241-8000 or 530-677-1332. Even if you just have some questions or want to discuss the market, feel free to give me a call. I'd be happy to help.