Community Outreach

Community relationships and partnerships are important to REALTORS®. Supporting safe, affordable housing accessible to all is a common thread through SAR activities and concerns. The Sacramento Association of REALTOR®'s is involved in various community projects.

Three entities carry out SAR's activities in this area:

1) Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Fair Housing Committee
2) Community Outreach Committee
3) SAR Charitable Foundation

Sacramento is a highly diverse community, and the Membership of the Sacramento Association of REALTORS® thoroughly reflects this attribute. SAR's goal in this area is to embrace and empower Members through education, communication and leadership to achieve a better understanding of the multi–cultural diversity in our community.

SAR has liaisons to ethnic chambers including, Asian Chamber, Black Chamber, and Hispanic Chamber to help us develop relationships with these communities. SAR participates with and supports local non-profits with the goal of increasing opportunities for the underserved communities.

SAR values the community and encourages its Members to help "give back" whenever possible. Nothing shows you care more than actually taking action. The SAR Community Outreach Committee researches and develops relationships with local charitable organizations that have a need for volunteers. This committee plans at least one volunteer opportunity for SAR Members per month. From helping rehabilitate a home to serving at a food bank to cleaning up the American River Parkway, there is certainly something for everyone. If you would like to be a part of the SAR Volunteer Reserves list and receive notifications on upcoming opportunities, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at (916) 437–1205.

The Sacramento Association of REALTORS® Charitable Foundation gives focus and added strength to the Association’s tradition of giving back to the community. Sacramento REALTORS® are an extremely generous group, both individually and collectively, and of both their time and money. The many and varied charitable activities of SAR now fall under the Foundation, assuring tax deductibility for contributions.

Many Members have expressed concern about the business practices of some escrow companies. If you believe you are dealing with a company that is violating the law or state regulations, consider filing a complaint with the appropriate state agency. Some escrow companies, generally those operating as a part of a title company, are licensed by the California Department of Insurance. Others, generally independent companies, are licensed by the California Department of Corporations. The complaint forms for each of these agencies may be accessed at the website indicated.
The Department of Corporations regulates mortgage lenders and services and escrow agents. The complaint form can be found here.
The Department of Insurance handles alleged improper handling of an escrow transaction by a title insurer or underwritten title company.

Charities We Have Supported: