Education: A wide range of professional development classes to meet your needs, including such topics as working with buyers, social networking, lead generation, residential purchase agreements, and negotiation techniques; instructors provide "real world" experience; affordably priced and in-depth. The 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. Your participation will also strengthen your business as you connect with your colleagues.
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.
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.
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.