Welcome to the California RRC

As we begin 2018 I am very excited to serve as your state president. I want to update everyone on the latest that is happening at the national level.

As you are probably aware, we are in the process of re-branding CRS at both the national and state level. Due to the previous confusion of calling the designation CRS as well as the national council CRS they have renamed the council. Our CRS designation is not changing. We are still and will continue to be CRS designees. National however is changing its name from the Council of Residential Specialists to the Residential Real Estate Council (RRC) which has a new logo. Please realize that we rarely used the term Council of Residential Specialists in the past when communicating with clients, and I suspect the same will be true of the RRC. During this transition, there have been some major challenges with the CRS/RRC website. I want to reassure everyone that national is working hard to correct all the issues. If you are not receiving a response from national, please contact us and we will work on your behalf to get it resolved.

Allowances are being made by national due to the delays in having the website working properly.

  1. The deadline for completion of the required two maintenance units has been extended to Dec. 31, 2018.
  2. The deadline to renew your annual dues ($195) without a penalty has been extended to March 31, 2018.
  3.  To thank everyone for your patience and loyalty, RRC is offering a $25 discount towards the purchase of a live webinar, recording, eLearning course or Legends video. Use coupon code THANKYOU when you check out. This offer expires Feb. 15th.

Please scroll down to see our Upcoming Events offered by the California RRC Network.

There are many more networking events, regional events and courses getting scheduled around the state. We plan a minimum of 3 more CRS courses, 3 more statewide networking meetings as well as many regional events throughout the year. If you have a particular topic or idea for an event, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Thanks and I hope to see you at some of our CA RRC/CRS events.

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
Mar 23, 2018
SRCAR® Grand Hall - Murrieta, CA United States

Even the most talented and dedicated agents have limits on what they can accomplish alone. To take your business to the next level once you've reached a plateau, you'll need to hire some help. Whether you are a solo agent wanting to close more transactions or a rainmaker looking to increase your team's market share, hiring the right person can help grow your business. This course offers strategies for delegating and outsourcing tasks to help you focus on activities that make you the most money. Course instruction and workshops cover a range of responsibilities related to hiring team members, whatever your stage of business growth.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

Apr 18, 2018
San Gabriel, CA - San Gabriel, CA United States

Do you dream of selling 60 homes or more per year, but aren't sure where to begin? Whether you are looking to jumpstart your business or just starting out, this one-day course led by certified CRS instructors will focus on what’s involved in taking your sales from "zero to 60" and how you can create a plan to turn your sales goal into reality. Learn new methods for marketing and bringing in a continuous flow of business and discover techniques for positioning yourself as the REALTOR® of choice in your area. After attending this informative and engaging class, you’ll walk away with the knowledge and tools you need to immediately form and execute an action plan to maximize your profits.

    After attending this course, you will be able to:
  • Develop an effective plan to sell 60 homes (or more) a year
  • Create a continuous stream of referrals
  • Build an effective team to support your plan
Apr 30, 2018
Murrieta, CA - Murrieta, CA United States

This course provides a conceptual framework for career management. How can one day change your life, both personally and professionally? Mastering Your Time to Achieve Your Goals shows you how to find success in your real estate career and in your personal life. This course will give you the resources to balance your business life with quality time for family and recreation. Learn how to:

Clarify your current status in the five critical areas of your life

Design a business that will financially support your life

Understand various time management principles and techniques as well as the art of time blocking to create systems and accomplish goals for your clients

Prioritize your life goals and create a plan of action to accomplish your goals

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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

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Other Sponsors:

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