"Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer." ~ Author Unknown
SFAR committee participation is an excellent way to use your real estate experience to shape the future of SFAR and the real estate industry in San Francisco.
Participating on a committee provides you with the opportunity to test and expand your leadership skills as well as increase your professional contacts. Committee selection occurs in January of each year. Available committees include:
- Event Planning
- Global Business Council
- Governmental Relations
- Managers Council
- MLS and Technology
- Standard Forms
- Young Professionals Network
All REALTOR® members in good standing are invited to submit their name for consideration as a member on any committee.
Click here to access the 2016 Committee Participation Form
We would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to all the candidates who took the time to participate in the 2016 SFAR Board of Directors election. The votes have been tallied and appointments finalized, and now we are pleased to announce the 2016 leadership team. Congratulations!
PRESIDENT: Eugene Pak, Climb Real Estate
PRESIDENT ELECT: Matt Fuller, Zephyr Real Estate
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER: Walt Baczkowski, San Francisco Association of REALTORS®
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER: Richard Bocci, Richard J. Bocci Realty
IMMEDIATE PAST-PRESIDENT: Patrick Barber, Pacific Union International
John Asdourian, McGuire Real Estate
Patrick Barber, Pacific Union International
Kevin Birmingham, Park North Real Estate
Richard Bocci, Richard J Bocci Realty
Fanny Chu, BHG J.F. Finnegan REALTORS®
Tara Donohue, Zephyr Real Estate
Nina Dosanjh, Coldwell Banker Res. R.E. Svcs.
Matt Fuller, Zephyr Real Estate
Paula Gold-Nocella, Vanguard Properties
Dierk Herbermann, Paragon Real Estate Group
Daniel Hershkowitz, Vanguard Properties
Barbara Herzig, Herzig & Berlese
Jay Lampus, Brown & Co. Real Estate
Carol Luckenbach, Alain Pinel, REALTORS®
Eugene Pak, Climb Real Estate
Cathlyne Scharetg, Coldwell Banker Res. R.E. Svcs.
Jeff Woo, Woo & Associates
Swearing in ceremonies will take place on Friday, January 8, 2016 during the Installation Dinner at the San Francisco Design Center.
C.A.R. continues to fight a proposal to create a mortgage tax to pay for highways. Many of you have asked how to encourage your clients to get involved and help oppose this mortgage tax. There are a few easy ways to help spread the word.
1. Share this new website for consumers – www.nomortgagetax.org with your clients, friends and family. Use it in your regular marketing, share it on Facebook and on LinkedIn. If you have an e-newsletter, blog or website, you can use the content on the website for a quick update for your readers and followers. PLEASE URGE THEM TO CONTACT CONGRESS USING THE “TAKE ACTION” PAGE ON THE SITE.
2. Share the link on Twitter. For those of you using Twitter, please share the link in a Tweet and ask your followers to help spread the word. Be sure to include #nomortgagetax in your tweet.
At www.nomortgagetax.org, people can learn more about the issue, calculate their own mortgage tax and send their own message to their congressional representative. And this site isn’t just for people who live in California. It’s for anyone across the country who may be impacted by the tax.
By sharing this information with your clients, you not only help fight the tax but provide your clients with valuable information they may not see otherwise.
IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY CALLED YOUR MEMBER OF CONGRESS, PLEASE DO SO TODAY. Click here to see C.A.R.’s online Call-for-Action. Please note, only California REALTORS® can use the toll-free number to get connected to Congress since it requires that you enter your NRDS ID.