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Website created
on January 1, 2010
by George Cooke,
Webmaster

Rancho Bernardo
Brokers Group

www.RBcaravan.com

Welcome to www.RBcaravan.com
(also known as RanchoBernardoBrokers.com)

Website of the Rancho Bernardo Brokers Association

An Overview

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.
The are no dues, but everyone contributes $1 at the door, which goes to our Charity Drawing.

This is the RANCHO BERNARDO CARAVAN, Tour 26 (see G26 in Paragon), and it includes ONLY the following areas:

Zipcode 92128 - The Eastside includes Rancho Bernardo AND Carmel Mountain Ranch.
(This does NOT include Sabre Springs.)
Please note: Sabre Springs is on the Friday Poway Caravan - Tour 64 (see G64 in Paragon).
For more information on the Poway (Friday) Caravan, please visit www.PowayPREP.com

Zipcode 92127 - The Westside of Rancho Bernardo includes Westwood, High Country West, and Camino Bernardo.
(This does NOT include Bernardo Springs, Bernardo Point, 4S Ranch, Santa Fe Valley, Santaluz, and Del Sur.)
Please note: the newer portions of 92127 use the Tuesday - Tour 27 (see G27 in Paragon).
For more information on the 92127 (Tuesday) Caravan, please visit www.92127caravan.com

Special note for Rancho Bernardo communities that are in Zipcode 92127
If your property is in the older part of 92127, an ORIGINAL RANCHO BERNARDO community, (i.e. Westwood, High Country West, or Camino Bernardo ONLY), then you have the option to put it on either or both of the two caravans (Tour 26 and Tour 27).

 
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Rancho Bernardo Brokers Meeting

DAY: Thursday
(Click on "Meeting Schedules" 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 "How To: Put your listing on the Caravan" in the Menu List.)

DEADLINE: Wednesday at 10:00 am
This includes AGENT submissions for the Caravan List, and SPONSOR materials, if any, for the Powerpoint.
(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.
Location:

St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church (Parish Hall)
16275 Pomerado Road
San Diego, CA 92128
(in Rancho Bernardo)

Please DO NOT park in the upper lot.




 

New Director Named

At the April 19, 2018 Rancho Bernardo Caravan meeting, Bret Geernaert (R) was introduced by George Cooke (L) as the Group's new Director.

George, who has led the group for the past 8 years, assumes the role of Immediate Past Director and will manage the website while supporting Bret in his new role.

Bret can be contacted at (858) 354-9002 or by email at bret.geernaert@camoves.com.

 
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 making a personal commitment 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.

However, it may be re-toured for any of, or a reasonable combination of, the following reasons:


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.
 
Powerpoint Policy for Meeting Sponsors

Our weekly meeting sponsors may wish to have a few pages included on our meeting Powerpoint Presentation. These might include business name, contact information, sponsor logo, and a photograph or two. Sponsors may submit these slides or photos by emailing them to George@GeorgeCooke.com no later than Monday morning on the week of the meeting. George will coordinate with our Powerpoint volunteer, and will send back a proof for confirmation and verification at least 24 hours prior to that week's meeting. This is necessary so we can be sure to have the proper resolution and sequence for the Powerpoint. Please direct questions on the PowerPoint to George at 858-472-4286.
 
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 SPONSORS for their SUPPORT

CARAVAN SHEETS
Phil Joseph, Sierra Pacific Mortgage, (619) 507-3558

CARAVAN MAPS
Landee Eld, San Diego Rental Properties, (858) 243-1435
and Dawn Frank, SR Painting, (858) 413-6174

WATER
Michael Francisco, Prime Lending, (858) 335-1852

MEETING ROOM (Co-Sponsors on alternating weeks, beginning July 1, 2018)
>> Nick Harris, Guaranteed Rate
>> David Probst, Covenant Constructors

POWERPOINT PRESENTATION
Pawny Ayers, Chase Home Mortgage, (858) 336-3436.
Backup is Marissa Tuer, Heritage Escrow

COFFEE
Lindy Lisenby & Pat Moore, Farmers Ins., (858) 875-6336

ORANGE JUICE
Phil Joseph, Sierra Pacific Mortgage, (619) 507-3558

CLEAN-UP TEAM
Rick Sidley, Cornerstone Mortgage
Amy Silverstein, Time4Blinds
Pam Neillo, FBS Property Management
Pawny Ayers, Chase Home Mortgage

MEETING SPONSORS and CHARITY DRAWING
Jeri Winberg NMLS632986, Bank of America, (619) 997-8744

ENFORCEMENT and BUSINESS CARDS COLLECTION
Vaughn Avakian, Realty Experts
Backup is Edward Lescallett, Keller Williams

 

AFFILIATES

Affiliates are encouraged to attend the broker meetings. Each week one affiliate has the opportunity to provide a door prize or food in exchange for one minute to introduce themselves and their services.

To get on the schedule, please contact:

Jeri Winberg NMLS632986,
Bank of America
jeri.winberg@bankofamerica.com
(619) 997-8744

Click here to see the current schedule.
(Or, Click on "Caravan Sponsors" in the Menu List.)

For Additional Information Contact:

Bret Geernaert
CA RE # 01978883
Coldwell Banker Residential
(858) 354-9002
Email: Bret.Geernaert@camoves.com