Welcome to the California RRC

It’s hard to imagine we’re already one quarter through the year. We have started the year with several successful events and classes in Encino, Pleasanton, Cupertino, Monterey, and Santa Cruz. We have lots more coming including classes in West San Gabriel and San Diego, and networking meetings in Napa, Temecula, Carlsbad and Van Nuys. There are more classes and networking events getting added to the calendar so check back on this website or contact us.

Congratulations and welcome to our newest CRS designees for January, February, and March.

I would like to acknowledge our four wonderful Platinum Sponsors for 2018. JCP NHD, provider of top of the line Natural Hazard Disclosure Reports, APM, American Pacific Mortgage, which has over 200 offices throughout CA, Old Republic Home Protection, who offer Home Warranties for both sellers and buyers and MLS Listings, Inc, one of the major MLS providers in CA. Each of them provides excellent services to assist us in our businesses and I encourage you to support them. They generously enable us to offer excellent classes and networking opportunities for us.  As an added bonus, JCP/NHD is currently offering a special discount to our RRC members and friends which is good until May 31, 2018.  By using the code 2018CRS10 when you place your order, you will receive a $10 discount for your client on the cost of their report.  Please feel free to share this discount code with all your friends!

You are all invited to attend our California RRC Networking Event being held at the CAR Meetings in Sacramento on May 1st at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in the Tofanelli Room from 5:00pm to 6:30pm.  We will be hosting wine and appetizers.  Starting last year, California RRC has been holding a networking reception at each CAR Meeting.  Even if you are not attending the CAR Meetings, you are welcome to join us at these networking events.

My final comment is about networking and referrals. Members sometimes question why they are not receiving more referrals. I ask, “Are you participating in what is being offered?”  The value of getting involved is you form new relationships, get opportunities to network and create friendships with other CRS designees and RRC members. When it comes time to make a referral, your name will come to mind. Are you sending referrals to other members? Are you volunteering your time to participate? These all help create an awareness of you.

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
Aug 10, 2018
Real Estate Resource Center, 27450 Ynex Road, Suite 306 - Temecula, CA United States
Aug 24, 2018
Hyatt Place San Diego – Vista/Carlsbad, 2645 South Melrose Drive - Vista, CA United States
Sep 10, 2018
Pleasanton, CA - Pleasanton, 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.


Leadership In California

 Program Chairs - Karlene Westfall and Melanie Hurwitz
CA.Joe Smith

Joe Smith, CRS, GRI

Finance Leader

CA.Barbara Dudeck

Barbara Dudeck, CRS, GRI

Education Leader

CA.Jeff Dowler

Jeff Dowler, CRS, SRES

Membership Leader


Gregg M Fujita, CRS, GRI

Membership Leader

Melanie McShane

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