A Call for Professional Development


By Kay Wilson-Bolton

President, Ventura County Coastal Assn of REALTORS®

February 20, 2000

Doing business with friends can be a most rewarding kind of business. It has its pitfalls however when it comes to relying on the relationship to remember what you meant to say or do.

The very best advice any REALTOR® can offer is to make notes and put every agreement in writing. Otherwise, you can anticipate chaos. These are lessons often learned the hard way.

It is not unusual for today’s escrow files to be inches thick.  It is becoming accepted that the thicker the file you have, the better file it is because of notes made during the life of the escrow.

One of the most important committee that serve the Ventura County Coastal Association of REALTORS® is Professional Development.

An essential element of indoctrination for our new REALTORS®

Into the business is New Member Orientation, administered by Judy Ohaco, Grace Gaston, Dan Tapia and Nila Rae-McKinnon.

New members must complete six hours of orientation, plus training courses offered by their brokers and companies of choice, then 12 hours of continuing education during the first 18 months of entering their new career.

Learning “real estate” is a far-reaching business that meshes into many related fields including home inspections, termite work, appraisals, lending requirements, escrow, title work, abatement companies, testing, and more.

This committee will be partnering with the California Association of REALTORS® to provide credentialing for REALTOR® members and to offering educational forums, licensing and continuing education requirements.

Not all real estate agents are REALTORS® and there is a difference.  It is a challenge to stay current with the numerous changes in the law each year that affect real estate.

Our Ventura County Coastal Association of REALTORS® is committed to making the very best educational opportunities available to its members.


When buying or selling your next home, choose a REALTOR®. There is a difference and you can benefit.  For more information, contact Bob Seitz, CEO, Ventura County Coastal Assn of REALTORS® at 981.2100. Our website is http://www.vc-realtors.com



About Kay Wilson-Boltonhttp://www.kaywilsonbolton.netWith a full-time career in real estate, I can add to your bank of knowledge, not only in real estate but in many areas of life that deal with people and relationships and choices. My real estate career has taught me many lessons about planning ahead and looking forward. I believe in helping along the way so that they can be the best they can be in any situation. I serve as a Fire Department Chaplain and Coordinator for the Many Meals Project which serves homeless and hungry families in my community. The event is far more than many meals. As a result of my work with the homeless population in my community, I received the Good Neighbor Award 2017 from the National Association of Realtors and named as a Champion of Homes in 2015 by the California Association of Realtors. I make pastoral visits to the inmates in the County Jail System and offer them what God says about "all things being new" and His remarkable plan for our lives. I have served my community as Mayor and in many volunteer capacities. I serve others by serving God first. My husband is involved in prison ministry and is a graphic artist. We live a simple life in Santa Paula with an office cat named Scout, three rescued poodles and a cat named Tony Diane at home.

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