The Residential Real Estate Council

Welcome to the California RRC

Words from our 2018 President
Sandy Kaplan

As we enter the fall season, I would like to give you a few updates. We recently had a very successful networking event at the CAR meetings in Long Beach. It was held at Parker’s Lighthouse Restaurant out on their patio, with beautiful views and glorious weather. We had between 60-80 attendees, both CRS designees and guests. We also held a very informative regional networking event in Sacramento during CRS week, which had some local government leaders giving updates on regional planning issues.

We have several more events coming up. For those of you who have never attended an event or class with Jackie Leavenworth, you don’t know what you’re missing! She is a very high energy, dynamic speaker who combines learning with fun. She will be coming out to San Diego on Monday Oct. 22nd to teach a one day CRS class called “Mastering Your Time to Achieve Your Goals.” She will then be traveling up north to Napa to speak at a statewide networking meeting on Friday, Oct. 26th where her topic is “Make More Money With Style.” Part of her presentation will include ways to improve the communication and understanding with others incorporating the DISC profile. It is a great tool to use both in business and your personal life.

We have another great speaker, Bernice Ross, who will be doing two sessions in Van Nuys on Friday, November 16th. That will be our last statewide networking meeting for 2018. You won’t want to miss these events because they are educational, provide great networking, and are fun. And, don’t forget, the best networking opportunities are achieved by attending events outside your local market. Hope to see you at one of our events soon.

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
Jan 11, 2019
Monterey Association of REALTORS- 201-A Calle Del Oaks Pl. - Del Rey Oaks, 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 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
 Karen Manuel Lien Celi
 Hope Leitner  Brett Brummett
 Juliana Lanier  David Faber


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

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