Welcome to the Association Website.
What’s Happening in YOUR Association!
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.
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 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
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
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!
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
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.
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!