The Residential Real Estate Council

Welcome to the California RRC

President's Message:

Welcome to California RRC 2019.  I am honored to be your 2019 State President.  We have a strong leadership team in place that is busy planning some wonderful training and networking events.  I hope you will take advantage of these opportunities.  I often talk to CRS colleagues that have not received a referral in a while. “When was the last time you went to an RRC training or networking event,”  I ask.   Many times they haven’t been in a while.  Is there any better way to meet other like-minded agents in areas that you might be able to give or receive a referral?  Yes, this most likely will involve travel, money and time, but I have always been able to take something away from a meeting or network event that I can use to improve my business and life.  

Consider the following events and add at least one or two to your calendar.  Keep checking back as additional networking opportunities will be coming available.  

March 15                                State Meeting: Blueprint2SUCCESS, Napa
March 28                                CRS Course: Power Up on Smart Home Technologies, Rocklin
April 8                                      CRS Course: Seven Things Successful Agents Do Differently: A Proven Business System, San Gabriel
April 11                                    State Meeting: Create Listings Where There are None, Van Nuys
September 12                      CRS Course: Digital Marketing: Social Media, San Diego
November 4                         CRS Course: Zero to 60 Home Sales in a Year, Pleasanton        

Hoping new connections will be made this year.  Please take advantage of these and other networking opportunities throughout the year.

Joe Smith, CRS
Certified Residential Specialist
Cell: (831) 238-1984
Cal-BRE #01335794

Certified Residential Specialist since 2006
2019 President – California Residential Real Estate Council (Formerly CRS)
Past Director – Monterey County Association of REALTORS 
Past State Director – California Association of REALTORS
Sotheby’s International Realty
574 Lighthouse Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Offices in Carmel and Carmel Valley

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
Mar 28, 2019
Rocklin, CA - Rocklin, CA United States
Apr 08, 2019
San Gabriel, CA - San Gabriel, CA United States
Apr 11, 2019
Southland Regional Association of REALTORS- 7232 Balboa Blvd. - Van Nuys, 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 Fernando Valley, 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 2019!  Great job!

Julie Otto Davis
Shari Lyons Sonora
Tom Bowers Scotts Valley
Chalet Kerr  Saratoga
Danielle Rivas Rancho Cucamonga
Linda Clinton Upland
Mark Parreira  Sacramento
Sherry Anderson  Mount Shasta 
John Bender  Corona 


Leadership In California

 Program Chairs - Karlene Westfall 
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 Updates

Our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors:
MLS Listings
Old Republic

Other Sponsors:
Santa Cruz Home Finance

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