The Residential Real Estate Council

Welcome to the California RRC

President's Message:

Dear California RRC (CRS) Members,

As we look toward the future and wanting to continue to build a strong CRS community in the State of California, we are looking for CRS agents  who would like to get more involved and have new ideas that can help us to build a stronger unity with all CRS Designees in California and beyond.

We are a large, spread out state and in order to bring everyone together to reap the benefits of this highly regarded designation, we can use your help.

If you are interested in getting involved, please read the attached volunteer application, tell us what your interests are and see if this is something you might enjoy participating in.  You can do small things and grand things that will make a difference.

CRS_RRC Volunteer Application

As Real Estate continues to evolve, we need to as well.  We need more and new voices and ideas as we move forward.  When you volunteer, you get a chance to show your peers your expertise, you get to be involved with great networking events where you can meet and network with agents from all over the country who, like you, have obtained the highly regarded designation “Certified Residential Specialist”. 

Most CRS agents refer to other CRS agents, but it helps when they know who you are or know someone who recommends you.  Agent to Agent referrals are much stronger than random leads.  The more you get involved the better chance you have of building a great referral network.  You worked hard for your designation, now let’s put it to work for you and have some fun doing it.

If you aren’t sure if you want to volunteer, but would like to meet more CRS agents, come join us at one of our events near you, or travel to a different area and meet some CRS agents that you can network with.  All events for the state are posted on the California RRC website and are sent to your inbox on a regular basis.

If there aren’t any events near you, now would be the perfect time for you to find out how you can set up events in your area with the help of our team.

We hope to have the opportunity to meet you.


Joe Smith                                                           Melanie Hurwitz
California RRC President                        California RRC Finance Director &
                                                                                Incoming 2020 President

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
Feb 24, 2020
Santa Rosa.CA - Santa Rosa, CA United States
Feb 27, 2020
San Diego, CA - San Diego, CA United States
Sep 21, 2020 - Sep 22, 2020
Laguna Hills, CA - Laguna Hills, CA United States
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Network Groups

Sacramento, Folsom, El Dorado - Linda Ellen Anderson

Greater East Bay Solano, Fairfield, Alameda Contra Costa - Lois Cox

Southbay Peninsula SF - Joanne Fraser

San Diego - Melanie Hurwitz

San Diego- Alex Shadpour

Marin, Napa, Sonoma, Northern CA Coast - Terriann McGowan

Orange County - Lauren Selinsky

Monterey Santa Cruz - Joe Smith

Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley, Downtown/NE LA-William Tong

Southbay Peninsula SF- Karlene Westfall

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.


Congratulations to the California RRC new CRS Designees in 2019!  Great job!

Julie Otto Mindy Cronic 
Shari Lyons Emma Dixon
Tim Bowers Kathleen Sims
Chalet Kerr  Sudhir Matthew 
Danielle Rivas Peggy Urieff 
Linda Clinton Lourdes Bento 
Mark Parreira  John Bender 
Sherry Anderson  Danelle Rodgers 
Teresa Schroeder Edgar Adame 
Kristine Foxgrover  Darla Lyons
Amy Robison  Ryan DeAmaral 
Anthony Amodeo  Sheena Burke 
Stephen Powell  Indio 
Don Wright  Modesto


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 Cont. 

Melanie McShane - Communications Leader

Melanie McShane, CRS

Communications Leader

California Updates

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Platinum Sponsors:
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