Welcome to www.RBcaravan.com
Website of the Rancho Bernardo Brokers Group
*** Corona Virus Update *** (updated Sept. 3, 2020)
The meetings at the Church have been suspended until further notice. We will be conducting an RB Virtual Caravan each Thursday morning at 9:00 am, in place of the meeting at the Church.
Due to the Corona Virus crisis, St. Barts Church has cut back on meetings, events, and services. Accordingly, the Rancho Bernardo Caravan Meeting on Thursdays, will be replaced with a Virtual Meeting by Zoom, until further notice. For status on the Friday Poway Caravan, please visit their website at www.PowayPREP.com.
Meeting ID: 941 7326 7639
Please send your listings for the Virtual Caravan by 10:00 am on the Monday prior to the Zoom Meeting. Please Email to firstname.lastname@example.org. *** Please check with CAR, SDMLS, and your broker for current restrictions on open houses and tours. ***
The primary function of the Rancho Bernardo Brokers Group is to conduct a weekly broker meeting and open house caravan where new listings are presented and showcased. The weekly meeting and broker caravan is held on Thursday mornings at 9:00 am. The meeting is held at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church (in Parish Hall) at 16275 Pomerado Road in Rancho Bernardo.
This is the RANCHO BERNARDO CARAVAN, Tour 26 (see G26 in Paragon), and it includes ONLY the following areas:
|Rancho Bernardo Brokers Meeting
(Click on " " in the Menu List.)
MEETING: 9:00 am
CARAVAN: 9:45 am - 12:00 Noon
PROCEDURE: To Schedule your broker open house, bring your listing up under "Maintain Listing" in Paragon, and "Add Tour".
(For detailed instructions, click on " " in the Menu List.)
DEADLINE: Wednesday at 10:00 am
(If you miss the deadline for the Caravan List, you can still make it an "Add-on" at the meeting.)
Location: St. Bartholomews Church
PITCH: The listing agent or licensed representative must pitch a property on caravan and may distribute flyers at the property. If no one is present to pitch the property, it will be scratched from the caravan list. Other pitches will be allowed as time permits.
|Policy for properties that can be pitched at our Meetings
Announcements for buyer needs, new listings, price improvements, back on the markets, etc., may be pitched at our weekly meetings even if they are not on that week's Caravan. Pitches are allowed only for properties that are within the area served by the Poway Unified School District.
|Policy for hosting an open house for a property on the tour
When you schedule your listing to be on the tour, you are to hold the property open with a licensed agent present at the property to host the open house. You are also required to keep the property open until 12:00 Noon. You may not leave the property unhosted, and you may not require agents to use a lockbox for self-entry into a property, even if it is vacant.
|Policy for re-Touring a listing
Under normal circumstances, a property may not be re-toured for a six-month period.
1. If six-months have passed
... or ...
2. If the property has been re-listed by a different agent or broker
... or ...
3. If the property has had a significant price reduction (10% or more)
.... or ...
4. If there has been a significant change to the property, such as a remodel or staging.
If the property does not qualify to be re-toured, it will not be added to the Caravan List. But in this case, the agent could still pitch it as a "property in the Poway School District".
|Policy for Sponsorships and Pitches at our Weekly Meetings
Our weekly sponsorships, and pitches at our meetings, are intended only for Affiliate Services, Community Service announcements, and messages that are "for the good of the whole". Pitches for Realtor-to-Realtor or Broker-to-Broker services, including Broker/Realtor recruitments, are not allowed.
|Policy for Cash Drawings offered at our Caravan Meetings
When pitching listings that are on the weekly Caravan List, agents may offer incentives such as food, snacks, or cash drawings. We do our best to monitor the Cash Drawings, and follow up to make sure that they are paid at a subsequent meeting.
Agents offering Cash Drawings are on the honor system, and are responsible to pay the drawing within a reasonable timeframe. An agent who is unable to return to a future meeting, (within 3 weeks), should contact Bret Geernaert, so he can announce to the group who the winner of the drawing was.
|Policy for Flyers on the Tables
If an agent or affiliate wishes to bring flyers to our meeting, they may place them on the back table, close to where people enter the room. They may also stand outside the door after the meeting, and individually hand flyers to people as they leave. Flyers for properties may not be placed on the seating tables in the room, unless they are official caravan business, or from people who are sponsors of that week's meeting, or information from associations such as SDAR or CAR.
|Weather and Cancellation Policy
-- We are fortunate to beneift from San Diego's near perfect weather, most of the time.
-- It is difficult to know very far in advance how bad the weather might be at meeting time.
-- It is problematic to cancel a caravan, because so many preparations have been made with agents, clients, facilities reservations, and our sponsors who bring in food and materials for us.
-- Under most circumstances, we will not cancel our scheduled caravan, unless the Church is closed.
-- Of course, if it is storming on the morning of our caravan, the attendance may be light, and a number of the scheduled open houses may have been called off.
-- You can always assume that the meeting will be held, unless there is a special notice to the contrary posted on this website.
-- All individuals should please use their own judgement, as to whether they should attend.
-- So, YES, the meetings will always be held if possible.
Be safe and if you can't make it we understand. You can always reschedule for the next week's caravan.
Thanks to all our OFFICIAL AFFILIATES for their SUPPORT
MEETING ROOM (beginning July 1, 2019)
MEETING SPONSORS and CHARITY DRAWING
ENFORCEMENT and BUSINESS CARDS COLLECTION
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