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Reminder for MANDATORY UPGRADE of ActiveKEY

 

Remember: if you have an ActiveKEY (the small grey one) you will be required to return it and select either the smartphone app (Supra eKEY for Android and iPhone) or the XpressKEY which is replacing the ActiveKEY.  

eKEY (app for smartphone)

Our recommended upgrade is the Supra eKEY app for your smartphone. Your existing ActiveKEY deposit will be credited against your upcoming dues billing period for MLS and/or Association fees.

GET IN AND OUT FAST: Go to the App Store, or Google Play and come to the exchange with the app PRE-INSTALLED and we can get you out in snap!

XpressKEY

If you choose the XpressKEY (released by Supra last year) there will be a deposit increase of $100 over and above the existing deposit amount of $216 (the new total deposit is $316). This amount will show up on your next periodic MLS or Association billing statement. If your deposit amount is not currently $216, the increase will be equal to the new deposit amount of $316 less the amount you have on file with SFAR. This option will take as long as 15 minutes to program and may have longer wait times.

ActiveKey to XpressKey

Exchange Dates and Locations

The Exchange dates are planned as follows:

                Wednesday October 25th            Holiday Inn (Van Ness)               1:00pm to 7:00pm

                Monday October 30th                   St. Mary's Cathedral                  9:00am to 4:00pm

                Tuesday October 31st                   St. Mary's Cathedral                  9:00am to 4:00pm

For more information contact the MLS team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Note also, that we are NOT exchanging or changing the Supra Lock Boxes, and have no plan or reason to do so. The current Supra iBox BT LE is the most current, and most widely compatible, lockbox.

DO NOT BRING LOCKBOXES

Food Drive to Help Fire Victims

 

SFAR is partnering with State Senator Scott Wiener's office to organize a food drive to help victims of the Sonoma and Napa County fires.

As of this moment, 21 fires across Northern California have destroyed over 3,500 buildings and burned more than 191,000 acres. Thousands of families have been displaced and need our help.

From Friday, October 13 thru Tuesday, October 17, SFAR will be accepting non-perishable food donations for fire victim families. All food donations will go to the Redwood Empire Food Bank. This food bank badly needs food donations and also financial donations so that it can continue to deliver food to evacuation centers.

If you have food items to donate, please drop them off in a paper bag at 301 Grove Street, during

open office hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., weekdays.

Non-perishable food items include canned food, granola bars, single-serving soups, instant or dry noodles, dried fruits and nuts, and individually packaged snacks.

Thank you for your generosity!

 

2017 Board of Directors Election Results

 
With a great voter turnout, six REALTOR®/Designated REALTOR® members have been elected/reelected to the Association's 2018 Board of Directors to serve three-year terms commencing on January 1, 2018. Directors elections are held annually and involve the election/reelection of REALTOR®/ Designated REALTOR®/Affiliate members to replace outgoing directors completing their terms of office. This year's ballot count produced the following results:
 
Kelly L. Canady - Coldwell Banker Previews Int'l
Fanny Y. Chu - BHG J.F. Finnegan REALTORS®
Marc Dickow - Core7 Real Estate
Jeannie Gant - Dot Real Estate
Eugene Pak - Climb Real Estate
Andrea F. Swetland - Vanguard Properties

The Association extends its congratulations to the newly elected and reelected directors and its best wishes that their service on the board of directors will be most rewarding. Expressions of appreciation are due to those who were not elected/reelected at this time for their interest in serving as directors. The continued success of the Association is dependent upon the willingness of REALTOR®/Designated REALTOR®/Affiliate members to serve on policy-making bodies, such as the board of directors, and we should all be grateful to the candidates for manifesting that willingness.

RPR AMP™

SFAR is deeply committed to supporting next-generation MLS technologies, specifically the Advanced Multi-List Platform™ (AMP). AMP is an initiative by Realtors Property Resource® (RPR), fully funded by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). The AMP system is built around the idea that APIs can, and should, power most of the typical uses of MLS listing data (website display, notifications about updates, interoperability with many mobile apps, etc.).

 

RPRAmpgraphic

SFAR is currently collaborating with the teams at RPR and RobotiK Software to build RobotiK MLS (a model "front end of choice") using San Francisco MLS listing data. We are also working with our technology partners Transparent Properties Inc. (creators of MyPropertyOffice), Rapattoni MLS, and others to investigate the possibility of working together to create API based solutions for Brokers and Agents.

You can read more about the AMP™ project on their website. If you have any questions about SFAR's involvement in this or other projects, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SFAR Logo RGB Color          RPR-AMP Logo

robotik software mls   

Fraudulent Email with Virus Links

SFAR has once again been targeted with a scam for a fraudulent certification being circulated via email today. Please make sure you, and your users, do NOT click on the appointment time links, as they go to a website that has malware and could infect your computer with a virus.

Here is what the email looks like, with warnings inserted:

fraud registration email 2017-08-28

There is no need to contact SFAR if you see the fraudulent email, just be aware and tell others that you work with to avoid clicking on the links. As usual, the email does not carry official looking intro, or signature/footers. The wordiness of the grammar and lack of correct abbreviation, etc... are your clues.

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