SAR was founded in 1908 as the Sacramento Realty Board with about 50 original Members. In 1912, the group reorganized and changed their name to the Real Estate Agents Association of Sacramento.
On April 15th, 1918 the Sacramento Real Estate Board (another name change!) was elected to membership of the National Association of Real Estate Boards and Members were able to use the term REALTOR® for the first time.
The term REALTOR® was first used to designate Members of the Minneapolis Board and in 1916 the rights to use the term were given to the National Association. Real Estate agents who were Members now used the REALTOR® moniker to promote their professionalism and adherence to a Code of Ethics, which had been adopted in 1913.
SAR Member annual dues were $6.00 from 1908 to 1912. Starting in 1915, the Real Estate Agents Association of Sacramento paid quarterly dues of $27.00 to the California State Realty Federation (now C.A.R.)
NAR total membership in 1918 (when SAR joined) was 149 local and state Associations representing 1,646 REALTOR® Members. By 1935, SAR had 210 REALTOR® Members; C.A.R. Membership was 2,544; and NAR had 425 local and state Associations representing 10,513 REALTOR® Members. Today, SAR proudly serves over 6,000 REALTOR® Members and NAR boasts a Membership of over 1,250,000.
SAR moved from its longtime home on J Street in downtown Sacramento into our current building at 2003 Howe Avenue in late 1984. Our facility includes a large auditorium that serves as the locale for meetings, seminars, wedding receptions and private parties.
Our Retail Center stocks a wide variety of supplies and forms for the real estate professional. While SAR Members receive special pricing on all purchases, the store also welcomes non-Member agents and the public to shop at our center or visit our online store at www.realtysupplycenter.com.
SAR is also an Administrative Service Center for MetroList Services, Inc., the regional multiple listing service. Our hours of operation are:
The Retail Center and Member Services are closed on holiday weekends.