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License Renewal

Easily renew your real estate license with the FREE 45 hour online license renewal package from C.A.R.

Designations / Certifications

Distinguish yourself by learning how to build a business that specializes in niche markets to nearly double your earning potential in various real estate sectors

Course Calendar

Browse our class schedule to find when and where to take real estate courses.

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How to Become a Real Estate Agent in California

Prepare to earn your real estate license with our online courses

NMLS Approved Education for California Mortgage Licensees

Complete your eight-hour NMLS license renewal requirement through our NMLS-approved provider, OnlineEd

C.A.R. Board of Directors and Committees

The main Business Meetings page includes important links for Directors and Committee Members. The next regularly scheduled C.A.R. Business Meeting takes place April 29-May 2, 2024 in Sacramento. 

NAR Meetings

Check out NAR's upcoming meetings and conference schedule.


Learn how to schedule a C.A.R. outreach speaker for your next event and access presentations from previous outreaches.

Virtual Events

View C.A.R's upcoming and past virtual events.

For Your Clients

A one-stop shop for tools and and resources to educate consumers about the intricacies of buying and selling a home and how a REALTOR® can help.

Down Payment Resource Directory Infographics One Cool Thing Tax Reform One Sheets Fire Insurance
Digital Tools

Marketing tools from C.A.R.'s consumer advertising campaign

For Brokers/Managers

This information is designed for Real Estate Brokers and Office Managers to assist you in supporting your real estate business. 

Center for California Real Estate

CCRE's mission is to advance industry knowledge and innovation with an emphasis on convening key experts and influence-makers.

Tax Reform FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Multimedia Library

From webinars to videos and podcasts to blogs, C.A.R. keeps you in the know.

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C.A.R. publishes four magazine issues and various newsletters throughout the year.

Newsletters California Real Estate Magazine

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California Real Estate magazine accept queries, but acceptance does not constitute guarantee of publication. Queries will be considered based on relevance to mission of the publication, editorial needs, and timeliness of the topic. Priority consideration will be given to submissions that: contain original content produced explicitly for publication in California Real Estate magazine; contain interviews with members of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®; and, if discussing a product or service, include information about products/services from at least two (2) competing vendors in addition to the vendor on whose behalf the query is submitted. If California Real Estate decides to pursue an article about the topic of the query, the publication will contact you for additional details.

Please submit queries by fax or email to:

California Real Estate magazine
Attn:Elizabeth Ackerman
Senior Editor
(213) 739-8357
[email protected]


Lead Time
California Real Estate magazine works on a three to four month lead time. View our editorial calendar.


Freelance Writers
Traditionally, California Real Estate magazine works with freelance writers on an assignment basis. To be considered for a freelance opportunity, please email your résumé and three recent published samples of your writing to [email protected] with the subject line: Freelance Writer Opportunity


Style Guidelines for Writers Contributing to California Real Estate Magazine

  1. California Real Estate magazine follows the style guidelines of the Associated Press.
  2. Use of the term REALTOR®: Always capitalize the entire word and follow with the registration symbol (®), ONLY to designate a licensed real estate practitioner who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, C.A.R., and his or her local association/board of REALTORS®. Other acceptable uses of the REALTOR® term are: REALTORS®, REALTOR®'s, REALTORS®', REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®, REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®s, REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®'s, REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®s'. No other combinations using the word "REALTOR®" are acceptable. Non-member practitioners (i.e., real estate license holders that are NOT members of their local association/board of REALTORS®, C.A.R., and the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®) may not be referred to with the REALTOR® trademark. Such individuals should be referred to as real estate brokers or real estate sales associates.
  3. Include the name, title, complete office name, and office location (city) of interviewees within the body of the article.
  4. Articles should be submitted in Microsoft Word document format.
  5. Per editorial policy, all writers are asked to submit a comprehensive list of potential sources and interviewees for review by an in-house editorial panel to avoid any potential licensee conflicts. Source lists should be submitted approximately two weeks before the final deadline to ameliorate any potential conflicts before articles are completed and should include contact information for each source. Upon submission of article assignments, authors should include a source list containing the name, title, company and contact information for individuals quoted within the piece.

About California Real Estate Magazine

First published in 1920, California Real Estate magazine is the official publication of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. California Real Estate magazine is a trade journal published four times a year by the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. With a monthly circulation rate of more than 190,000 readers, California Real Estate magazine targets the state's licensed real estate practitioner. California Real Estate magazine is read by real estate brokers, salespeople, appraisers, mortgage bankers, attorneys, escrow officers, business and political leaders, investors and educators.


The magazine is designed to educate, inform, and communicate diverse ideas and practical applications pertaining to all areas of real estate, with an emphasis on the residential industry. California Real Estate magazine is committed to providing in-depth evaluations of issues and techniques that affect the real estate industry. To that end, California Real Estate features standing columns dedicated to legislative and legal updates, technology, and general industry news. In addition, the publication features topical articles exploring issues of importance to REALTORS®' business, including the Internet's impact on industry practices, new business strategies, economic reports and market forecasts, and demographic shifts. Access recent issues of California Real Estate  magazine.



The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® is the largest state trade organization in the United States, with 194,000 members dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in the real estate industry. C.A.R. was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Los Angeles with legislative offices in Sacramento.

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