CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
Legislative Day April 22, 2015
Join the fun on Legislative Day! The Association is providing VIA bus transportation from Merced to Sacramento, for members to attend the activities, including lunch with representatives at the Region 7 luncheon. The Morning Session will feature a presentation by Governor Jerry Brown. You must be registered in advance. Please call the Association office at 209-725-2165 for details.
The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Presents.REALTOR domain
Only members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® can call themselves REALTORS®.
Only REALTORS® are allowed to use the new .REALTOR domain. Let your clients know you adhere to NAR's strict Code of Ethics and professionalism by registering your .REALTOR domain.
Beginning on October 23, the first 500,000 NAR and 10,000 CREA members will be able to claim their first domain FREE for one year.
Visit http://www.about.REALTOR for more information about the benefit and how to register.
Before you register, make sure you have the following:
CRMLS (California Regional Multiple Listing Service
The Merced County Association of REALTORS® is part of CRMLS. More than 72,000 real estate licensees in California are subscribers of CRMLS. The public search has been updated with photographs, maps and street views. CRMLS is now the largest MLS in the world.
Not All Real Estate Licensees Are REALTORS®
The Association wants you to know that all real estate licensees are not the same. Only real estate licensees, who are members of the National Association of REALTORS®, are properly called REALTORS®. They proudly display the REALTOR® logo on their business card or other marketing and sales literature. REALTORS® are committed to treat all parties to a transaction honestly. REALTORS® subscribe to the National Association of REALTORS®' strict Code of Ethics. They are expected to maintain a higher level of knowledge of the process of buying and selling real estate. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, an independent survey reported that 84% of homebuyers would use the same REALTOR® again.
Real estate transactions involve one of the biggest financial investments most people experience in their lifetime. Transactions today usually exceed $100,000. If you had a $100,000 income tax problem, would you attempt to deal with it without the help of a CPA? If you had a $100,000 legal question, would you attempt to deal with it without the help of an attorney? Considering the small upside cost and the large downside risk, it would be unwise to consider buying or selling real estate without the professional assistance of a REALTOR®. Chances are, you may buy or sell a home again. Developing a long-term relationship with a REALTOR® is the best way to ensure you will be well informed when making your housing decision.
The Merced County Association of REALTORS® currently has 474 REALTOR® members. Whether you are buying or selling a property, please consult one of our REALTOR® members.