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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.

 

View our list of Affinity Programs

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.