Mission Statement Mounted on Wall in Association's Main Meeting Room
The next mandatory Orientation for new REALTOR® members will be held on May 23, from 8:30 a.m., to approximately 12:30 p.m., at the Association Office. Please call 725-2165 to make a reservation.
The Association offers REALTOR® members the Clarus MarketMetrics program as a free member benefit. Jenny Roberts is scheduled to present a class regarding using MarketMetrics, and the New zipForms at the Association Office on May 30. Please call the Association Office at 725-2165 for more details and to register.
The Annual Installation is scheduled for December 4, at 11:30 a.m., at the Merced Golf and Country Club.
CRMLS (California Regional Multiple Listing Service)
The Merced County Association of REALTORS® is part of CRMLS. More than 65,000 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 493 REALTOR® members. Whether you are buying or selling a property, please consult one of our REALTOR® members.