The Residential Real Estate Council

Welcome to the California RRC

Words from our 2018 President
Sandy Kaplan

I am excited to report that the California Residential Real Estate Council (RRC) has been having a fantastic year. We have held many successful events and classes throughout the state and continue to do so.
Members: we welcome any requests or suggestions from you regarding topics and/or speakers you would like us to bring to your area. We are also always looking for more people to get involved so please contact me if you have any interest or questions. Don't forget to view our calendar at for details and to preview our upcoming events as we continue to add more. If you scroll down past the 3 featured events, there is a button that says view all, which will display other upcoming events beyond the next three.
Two more announcements:
The week of September 24th – 28th is CRS Week and there will be free webinars and other great events. Check our web site where we will post updates as they come in.
 We are also planning to hold a networking event at the CAR meeting in Long Beach sometime during the week of October 9th through October 12th. Please stay tuned and watch for the announcement. You do not need to be a CAR director to attend.
Our next event is on August 24th - List More, Sell More with Easy to do Power of Video in Carlsbad featuring Michael Krisa. According to 83% of home sellers would prefer to work with a Realtor that uses video … but the sad truth is that less than 8% know how!
Congratulations to our new Designees for April, May and June! I strongly recommend to everyone to join the various CRS networking pages and groups on Facebook. Here's a list for you:
RRC California Page
California RRC Group
We are CRS Group
CRS Referral Realtor Group
Please do not forget to support our wonderful sponsors. I wish you all a successful and fun summer and I hope to see you at one of our upcoming events.

All the best, 
Sandy Kaplan, CRS
2018 California President
RRC (Residential Real Estate Council)
formerly the Council or Residential Specialists

California Courses & Events  

Register for an upcoming local RRC course or event in your state.

RRC’s one-day and two-day classroom courses allow you to learn skills in an intensive, hands-on, in-person environment, with other real estate agents.

Connect with other successful real estate professionals in your area to participate in social events and network with like-minded individuals, who can be valuable referral sources in the future.

Upcoming Events
Sep 25, 2018
Mark Powell Event Center- 2003 Howe Ave. - Sacramento, CA United States
Oct 01, 2018
Monterey Association of Realtors -201-A Calle Del Oaks Pl. - Monterey, CA United States
Oct 10, 2018
Parker's Lighthouse Restaurant- 435 Shoreline Drive - Long Beach, CA United States
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Network Groups

Riverside - Jessica Christopher
Southbay Peninsula SF - Joanne Fraser
San Diego - Melanie Hurwitz 
Orange County - Lauren Selinsky 
San Diego - Alex Shadpour
Monterey Santa Cruz - Joe Smith
Southbay Peninsula SF - Karlene Westfall
Sacramento, Central Valley - Linda Ellen Anderson
Lake Tahoe, Sierra Foothills - Al Colhoun
Greater East Bay Solano, Fairfield, Alameda Contra Costa - Lois Cox
Marin, Napa, Sonoma, Northern CA Coast - Terriann McGowan
Lake Tahoe, Sierra Foothills - Bruce Soli
Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley, Downtown/NE LA - William Tong
Los Angeles, San Bernardino, San Gabriel Valley - Cindy Wu

Get Involved

Whether it is 15 minutes a week, an hour once a month or an event once a year, volunteers are the backbone of RRC. Volunteering also connects you to other members and expanding your network.

Contact the state president with your questions, a description of your expertise or interest and how much time you have to give.

California Network Groups


Congratulations to the California RRC new CRS Designees in 2018!  Awesome job!

Wen Hung Huang  Sharon Juarez
Wende Schoof  Z. McT-Contreras
Linda Zimmer  "Reggie" Reginald Jackson
Ana Thigpen  Sylvia Brugman
Andrea Swetland  Phillipa Criswell
Sue Winton  Delicia Barba
Glenn Riser  Randolph Coffman
David Wolf  Rebecca Martin
Colleen Truijillo  Lan Tran
Diane Ashley  Garrett Lund
Debra Lee  David Woodruff
Michelle Overstreet  Elsa Barron
Sandy Gable  Jared Jones
Julie Leonard  Marsha Williams
Nico Gentile  Santiago Ogradon Cortes
Thomy Clements-Kingsborough  Paul Neal 
Mary Ann Azzolina  Tom Khorram
Cory Cooper  Anna Yang
Alka Bedi  Hugo Escalante
 Erik Kaiser  Cheri Wieland
 Cindy St. Jacques  Jaime Silveira
 Ginger Modiri  Akpene Ranson


Leadership In California

 Program Chairs - Karlene Westfall and Melanie Hurwitz
Joe Smith - Finance Leader

Joe Smith, CRS, GRI

Finance Leader

Barbara Dudeck - Education Leader

Barbara Dudeck, CRS, GRI

Education Leader

Jeff Dowler - Membership Leader

Jeff Dowler, CRS, SRES

Membership Leader

Gregg M Fujita - Membership Leader

Gregg M Fujita, CRS, GRI

Membership Leader

Melanie McShane - Communications Leader

Melanie McShane, CRS

Communications Leader

California Files

Our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors:

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MLS Listings
Old Republic
American Pacific

Other Sponsors:

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Southland Regional AOR