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President’s Perspective – August 2013

Chris Little

Education is one of the “building blocks” of this year’s theme, “Building a Foundation for the Future” because it is such an integral part of what SAR does for you and for the community.

At our June Main Meeting, we presented $43,000 in scholarships to assist some terrific young women and men pursuing their educational […]

Foundation Supports Shelter and Homeownership

SAR Charitable Foundation

Although the SAR Charitable Foundation is new, SAR has a long history of charitable involvement, both in terms of financial and volunteer support, and a proven track record. SAR volunteers carefully research the charities they support, to determine they are well-run and fit with our priorities.

The Foundation’s first priority is shelter, including organizations that […]

New Committee Seeks Members/Volunteers

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A new SAR committee is working to encourage and organize REALTOR® volunteers. The Volunteer Coordinating Committee, chaired by REALTOR® Kelean Barragan, will promote volunteer activities both within SAR and to the general public.

Committee members are researching the charities that SAR has traditionally supported to learn about volunteer opportunities.

“I’m excited and honored to have […]

6 Home Energy Conservation Program Improves Housing Stock, Air Quality

Home Energy Conservation Program

The Sacramento Association of REALTORS® is working on a very exciting coalition project with The Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality District, Rebuilding Together Sacramento, Habitat for Humanity, and UC Davis.

Two years ago, the City of Sacramento attempted to require that all homes receive an energy audit before close of escrow as part of the City’s […]

Join a Committee

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Not only is participating on a committee a great way to give back to your association, you can also make new friends, learn about SAR, feel good about yourself and have fun.

It’s time to sign up for a 2013 committee. Committee applications are now available at If you […]

The Great Gatsby Golf Tournament was a “Roaring” Good Time!

Masters Club Golf Tournament

The sold out 33rd annual Masters Club Charity Golf Tournament held on Monday, October 8th at the North Ridge Country Club was a huge success. The theme of the Great Gatsby golf tournament was festive and amusing as the sponsors and golfers alike got into character wearing classic golf attire, fashionable flappers or notorious gangsters. […]

REALTORS(R) Relief Foundation – Help Those Affected by Hurricane Sandy

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My fellow REALTOR®,

I am contacting you today with an urgent request. As REALTORS®, we help build and maintain communities. We aren’t just there when the time comes to buy or sell a home. We are there during periods of need as well. Now – in the wake of Hurricane Sandy – is one of […]

Holding a fundraiser?


Check in with the Foundation

It’s CanTree season. And that means many generous REALTOR® offices are holding fundraising events. With the Charitable Foundation now in place, event flyers should note that funds will go to the “SAR Charitable Foundation for the benefit of CanTree.” Checks should be made out to the SAR Charitable Foundation, with […]

Masters Club Corner – October 2012

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The Masters Club Golf Tournament will be donating the proceeds from the 2012 tournament to three charities. This will take place at our Masters Club Breakfast scheduled for November 16th.

When the Masters Club Steering Committee selects the charities it will financially support, one of the top priorities we consider is shelter. We chose C.A.R.’s […]

REALTOR® – Philanthropist

Dave Tanner

The two words are almost synonymous. As a community, REALTORS® are some of the most philanthropic people around. For instance, the Sacramento Association of REALTORS®, due to the generous contributions and hard work of its Members, is annually the largest single contributor to the Salvation Army in the Sacramento area. It has been reported that […]