2022 President’s Message

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My Final President’s Message!

On December 15th, I chaired my final Board of Directors meeting as President of the Sacramento Association of REALTORS®, and while it is a little bittersweet — I feel like this is more the beginning than the end. In 2022 our Board of Directors laid the foundation for some amazing things to come that I […]

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Overcoming Bias in Real Estate

In our profession, where it is the law to treat everyone fairly, it is so important to be aware of our implicit biases. According to the National Institutes of Health, “implicit bias” is a form of bias that occurs automatically and unintentionally, that nevertheless affects judgments, decisions, and behaviors.” Generally, we all have implicit biases. The

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Your Vote Matters

Last week, SAR published its Local Candidate General Election Voter Guide to provide you with the list of SAR-endorsed candidates that have demonstrated they are REALTOR® Champions. This means their policy goals align with the attitudes, values and beliefs of the association. SAR supports candidates who favor things such as housing creation, private property rights,

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C.A.R. Board of Directors Meetings

Last week, the California Association of REALTORS® convened its fall committee and Board of Directors meetings. SAR is well represented at these meetings, sending 22 of our members to represent the association. Lemme tell you, this is no vacation. Although we were in beautiful Long Beach, most of our time was spent in windowless rooms

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SAR Dues Payment Plan

Dear SAR REALTOR® Members, Did you know that SAR offers REALTOR® members an annual dues payment plan? For the last decade or so, we have offered our members the option to spread their dues payment over 6 months instead of paying a lump sum all at once. In November, when SAR sends out the annual

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2022 Member Survey

What’s changed since 2016? According to MetroList® MLS Statistics, the Sacramento County median home price was $318,500 in September 2016. The Sacramento Kings played their last game at the old Arco Arena in 2016. Kevin Johnson served his final year as City of Sacramento Mayor in 2016. I could go on, and think it is

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REALTOR® Safety Month

Dear SAR REALTOR®and Affiliate Members, September is REALTOR® Safety Month. A few months ago, I was doing a virtual showing via Facetime with one of my out-of-town buyer clients at a single family home. I opened the lockbox, entered the home and locked the door behind me, quickly looked around the house, and then called

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