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A New Online Experience

For over 10 years, Members of the Sacramento Association of Realtors are used to going to http://ims.sacrealtor.org and entering their NRDS ID to log-in and pay for dues, events and classes; not anymore. The Association has recently changed our software from Rapattoni to Avectra and with it comes a new look and feel to paying [...]

A Member Benefit – Sprint Discounts

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SAR has negotiated a discount to Sprint on behalf of its Members.

 

The Sprint Phone Program will require the following:

1. All requests will be emailed to david.mccoy@sprint.com (preferred) or faxed to (916) 568-4477

2. All new to Sprint REALTOR® accounts will receive an 8% minimum discount. (qualification as a business is required)

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SAR Member Benefit of the Month: Broker Tuition Card

Broker Tuition Card

SAR makes real estate education affordable with our Broker Tuition Card. Designed to assist our Broker Members in providing quality training to their agents, this tuition card costs $200 and entitles holders to 12 months of classes (a $1500 value)*.

There are a few ways to use this card. An SAR Broker can purchase the [...]

SAR Hosts Multi-Chamber Dinner Dance with Indus Valley American Chamber of Commerce

This past Friday night, SAR let its hair down and partied into the night with the Indus Valley American Chamber of Commerce.

A joint-chamber affair, this dinner/dance attracted nearly 250 local business owners and professionals from all over the region. Front and center at the event was SAR Leadership, including SAR President Barbara Harsch and [...]

2011 SAR Officers and Directors Slate and Opening of the Petition Period

The Board of Directors is pleased to present the following Officers/Directors Slate approved at their May 27, 2010 meeting:

2011 Officers – One Position per Office for 2011

President

Doug Covill

President-Elect

Kathy Fox

Patrick Lieuw

Secretary-Treasurer

Ed Anderson

Chris Little

Six (6) Director Positions for 2011 [...]

REALTORS® in the Community - Rebuilding Together

SAR had a great turnout for Rebuilding Together at the Spring Work Day, April 24

Rebuilding Together Sacramento (www.rebuildingtogethersacramento.org) is a not-for-profit organization that helps homeowners, particularly low-income seniors, live independently in comfort and safety in their own homes. They accomplish their mission through home repairs and modifications on [...]

Fair Housing: 5 Keys to Reducing Liability

Ensuring that your company provides equal service standards and encouraging salespeople to keep careful records demonstrating that those standards were implemented equally to all prospects provides a strong defense against charges of fair housing violations.

Develop a standardized list of questions salespeople can use to qualify all prospective sellers; develop a [...]

Washington Report: Higher Costs, Tougher Standard

Written by Kenneth R. Harney

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan made it official last week: Applicants for FHA insured mortgages in the coming months are going to be hit with higher costs and tougher credit standards.

In congressional testimony, Donovan said some of the changes are likely to include the following:

Number one: Higher downpayments. The [...]

10 to Watch in 2010

Will 2010 be a year of recovery or double-dip recession? What’s on the horizon that may change the way you do business next year? Here are the developments and personalities we’ll be watching.

1. FHA Under New Command When the FHA announced in late September that it was hiring a chief risk officer—for the first [...]

Realtors Donate Money, Time to Help Rebuild the Community

A bad economy has not slammed the door on the Sacramento Association of Realtors’ dedication to philanthropy, even as many individual members’ incomes drop.

The association expects to give $58,000 this year to charitable organizations, which doesn’t include volunteer hours or the $44,500 for college scholarships or the $65,000 to the Salvation Army.

SAR [...]