Mission Statement Mounted on Wall in Association's Main Meeting Room
Presents RPAC Check to
Congressman Jim Costa
YPN 3rd Annual Rib Cook-off April 11
The cook-off will be held on Friday, April 11, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., at Supreme Lending. Luncheon tickets, at $10.00 each, must be purchased in advance.
California Association of REALTORS® President Kevin Brown
to Visit Region 7 on April 15
The event is open to all REALTOR® members of Region 7. It will be held at the State Theater in Modesto. Please call the Association Office at 725-2165 to make a reservation.California Association of REALTORS® Legislative Day in Sacramento April 30
If you would like to attend C.A.R. Legislative Day in Sacramento, please call the Association Office at 725-2165. Click here to view a video featuring REALTORS who attended their First Legislative Day last year.
MCAR Charitable Foundation Auction May 6
The Auction is being held to help feed the needy in Merced County. This event is open to all members of the Merced County Association of REALTORS®. Please call the Association Office at 725-2165 to make a reservation.
CRMLS (California Regional Multiple Listing Service)
The Merced County Association of REALTORS® is part of CRMLS. More than 85,000 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.