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SAR Member Benefits

When you join SAR, you become a member of the California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Each organization is committed to bringing you the tools and information you need to succeed.

Take a moment to peruse the following member benefits and you'll quickly discover why joining SAR is essential to your success. Join now by filling out our membership application.


 

Professional Development

Education: A wide range of classes meet your needs, including such topics as short sales, social networking, residential purchase agreements, negotiation, distressed properties; instructors provide "real world" experience; affordably priced and in-depth. Broker tuition card saves you money.

Communications: Keep up-to-date with weekly emails, monthly newsletter, website, Facebook & Twitter.

Monthly Forums: Broker/Manager Forum, Real Estate Finance Forum and Public Issues Forum are free and keep you informed about issues affecting your ability to do business.

Main Meeting: Every month, hear an entertaining or informative speaker and get to know your fellow REALTORS®

Leadership Development: SAR is serious about attracting a range of talent to leadership. The Leadership Academy will put you on the right path.

Committees: Become more involved, put your talents to work and support the efforts of the Association.

CanTree: Join in one of the most significant fundraisers for the Salvation Army and have fun.

Clubs: Masters Club, Young Professionals Council and Women's Council of REALTORS® all enhance their members' professionalism and serve the community.

Library: Real books and other media at SAR, extensive selection of on-line publications from NAR.

Designations: Enhance your career with designation courses including Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI), Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR).

 

Business Support & Member Discounts

Group Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance Policies: Affordable, guarantee issue HMO and PPO policies. Affiliate Members may also obtain insurance through the SAR group plans.

Branding: Use of the REALTOR® brand is only available to Members. Distinguish yourself as a real estate professional.

Code of Ethics, Mediation and Arbitration Services: Free ethics mediation. Arbitration and ombudsman services help resolve disputes, protecting you and your clients.

Retail Center: Time-management supplies; custom signs, riders, posts and frames; gift baskets; REALTOR® wear. Discounts on toner cartridges and CFL bulbs. Custom business cards and stamps. Saturday hours and on-line at www.realtysupplycenter.com.

Affinity Programs: Save up to 70% at Office Depot. Save on oil changes, tires, HVAC services and more.

Regional Meetings (caravans): Meet your fellow REALTORS, present your listings, hear finance updates and other real estate information, tour homes new to the market. Six locations.

Computer use and wireless access: Free Wi-Fi; printing, scanning, copying and notary services

Event Center Rentals: Auditorium and other meeting rooms – discounted rates and lots of free parking

Scholarships: Supporting local students pursuing higher education, especially children and grandchildren of Members.

Commercial Division: Classes and a free newsletter and website serve the unique needs of commercial practitioners. Commercial property listings available at no charge.

Client Support

Legal Hotline: Live advice from California real estate attorneys at no charge.

Sacramento Home Advantage Program: Register your clients as auxiliary Members for a special range of services, information and discounts.

Saturday Hours: Membership and Retail Center open most Saturdays 9-2:30

Statistics: Gain insight into the local market and trends every month. More detailed reports available to Members only.

ZipForms®: Instant access to the latest forms to complete transactions in California. Free online document storage and e-signature capability.

 

Advocacy

Government Advocacy: Work on issues that have an impact on private property rights and private property values.

  • Protect the mortgage interest deduction
  • Maintain national flood insurance protection
  • Oppose state-mandated disclosures and costly point-of-sale ordinances
  • Oppose real estate-related taxes masquerading as fees
  • Watch for changes in local sign ordinances
  • Work against local business license fees and commission taxes
  • The REALTOR® Action Fund supports candidates who are sympathetic to REALTOR® issues.
  • The REALTOR® Action Fund supports or opposes issues that have an impact on private property rights and private property values.