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NAR Resource Links

NAR Links for Professional Standards Information:

www.realtor.org/PSenforcement

 

NAR Association Links:

www.realtor.org

www.realtor.org/news-releases

www.realtor.org/member-benefits


C.A.R. Code of Ethics

www.car.org/aboutus/forconsumers/ethics

 

REALTOR.com:

www.realtor.com

 

RPR:

www.narrpr.com

 

Welcome to the Association Website.


3/27/2015

Here’s What’s Happening in YOUR Association!

MLS

In case you missed the notice in Rapattoni, be aware that there have been several instances in the last 2 weeks of individuals going into Open Houses and stealing valuable items from the homes.  These items are small, cell phones, watches etc., and easy to pocket.  Please be aware of your surroundings and follow your instincts if anyone makes you uncomfortable or lingers too long off on their own.

Have questions about the statewide MLS, also known as CRMLS, or the Matrix?  Contact the association office or your leadership for more information.  The future of the MLS and real estate is changing – Be Informed!

 EDUCATION COMMITTEE

The Education has many informative educational opportunities on the horizon!  Check the calendar, and read those flyers when they are emailed to you!   The  April 9th, Lunch and Learn is from 12 noon to 1:00 pm and will feature Laurie Tamura with Urban Planning Concepts, and on  April 29th, there will be a Lunch and Learn from 9:30am-12:30 pm on "Delivering Listing and Buying Presentations with Precision”

Education seminars and other events put on by the association are provided for the benefit of our association members.  As such, all non-association members and MLS only members wishing to attend an SMAOR function will continue to be welcome, however they will be charged a $10 fee.

 SPECIAL EVENTS

As social interaction and networking with your fellow Realtors can be valuable tool, there are some fun events coming up that you just can’t miss!  On April 14th, there will be a Wine and Design, at the shop of the same name in Orcutt.  Come paint a masterpiece with fellow Realtors, and sip a little refreshment at the same time! See the flyer for details.  On Thursday, May 14th our 4th Annual Taste of Santa Maria will be taking place, with this year’s theme of "Life’s a Beach”   Come join the fun and remember that proceeds go toward our local high school scholarships!

 PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS

Several changes have been taking place in the Professional Standards arena which you need to be aware of. 

First: The NAR requirement of a Mandatory Ethics course by members has changed from every 4 years to every 2 years.  As Ethics is included with every California licensee’s renewal this was never an issue.  Now however, you MUST take a mandatory ethics course as it no longer coincides with your renewal.  The first renewal must take place prior to December 2016.  If you take the course online with NAR, they will automatically track your ethics training in NRDS (National Realtor Data Base), using your NRDS #.

 

Second: The Code of Ethics policies have also changed, as they will now be publishing the name and REQUIRE the photo of a member to be published if they have been disciplined for an ethics violation. The photo is to be provided to the association by the member, and be current, accurate and of passport quality.  Additional details are available at the association office.  Failure to abide by this new requirement and or fail to provide a photo may result in suspension.


CORE STANDARD REQUIREMENTS

NAR has mandated that ALL associations adhere to a standardized set of Core Requirements, many pertaining to Advocacy and Consumer Outreach programs.To demonstrate Realtor involvement in our community, the association is asking every member to contact the association with a list of all civic clubs, organizations or community events that they are involved in.  As you are very aware, Realtors don’t just help consumers buy and sell homes, you are their neighbors, and part of the neighborhood and community in which we all live.

 

As always, if there are any questions or needs you may have PLEASE do not hesitate to contact the association office.  Jessie and I are here to help provide you with the tools and information you need to make your job easier!

 

Karin Van Lith


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