twitter youtube  facebook  linkedin 

You are here: Home | News

New CFPB Tool for Real Estate Professionals

In our continuing efforts to keep you abreast of the latest news on the implementation of the Truth in Lending RESPA Integrated Document (TRID) rule by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), NAR is pleased to announce new resources to help REALTORS® prepare for the changes.  Today, after close collaboration with NAR, the CFPB has launched a new online toolkit for real estate professionals as part of its “Know Before You Owe” campaign. CFPB uses the term “Know Before You Owe” for its consumer facing communications regarding TRID.  The new website is designed to help real estate professionals understand the changes to the closing process, that will go into effect on October 3, 2015, and how to explain the changes to clients.  The site also includes resources that real estate professionals can provide to their clients.

You can visit to get additional information about the new website or visit the CFPB website directly

If you have any questions please contact John DiBiase, Government Affairs Communications Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 202-383-1037

Complete Links:                                         

Nomination Committee Names Candidates for Election/Reelection to 2016 Board of Directors

July 21, 2015


In accordance with the provisions of the Bylaws, the Nomination Committee has proposed ten candidates to run for four directorship positions which will become vacant at year end. The vacancies in the following categories and the names of the candidates running for election/reelection to the 2016 Board of Directors to fill those vacancies are as follows:


REALTOR® or Designated REALTOR® elected from a brokerage with more than 75 REALTOR® members (One Vacancy)


Dierk A. Herbermann, Paragon Real Estate Group

Carol M. Luckenbach, Alain Pinel, REALTORS®

Jeffrey A. Silver, Coldwell Banker Previews Int'l


REALTORS® or Designated REALTORS® elected at-large (Two Vacancies)


Nina Dosanjh, Coldwell Banker Res. R.E. Svcs.

Gabriel L. Rojas, Climb Real Estate

Masood Samereie, Aria Properties

Tina C. Wong, Realty World Advance Group


Affiliate member elected at-large (One Vacancy)


Barbara E. Herzig, Herzig & Berlese

Ashley E. Klein, G3MH

Eric Tang, Umpqua Bank


All nominees have met the Bylaws requirement of having served as a member of at least one committee.


Nominations are not limited to those proposed by the Nomination Committee.  The Bylaws provide that 100 REALTOR® members may nominate an additional REALTOR® member candidate for any position becoming vacant.  All such nominations must be submitted in writing and filed with the corporate secretary not later than 12 noon on August 4, 2015, at which time nominations will close.


The Association wishes to express its appreciation to REALTOR® members who indicated an interest in running for election/reelection to the 2016 Board of Directors. The continued success of the Association is dependent upon the willingness of members to serve on policy-making bodies, such as the board, and we should all be grateful to the members for manifesting that interest. 


SFAR Partners with Inman News - Members May Attend This Agent Only Session at No Charge

600x350 AgentConnect

On Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 9 a.m. at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, top agents from around the globe will gather for a special all morning agent-only session to share and learn the secrets of building a successful business. The event is being held by Inman News.

Thanks to the San Francisco Association of Realtors, this three-hour session is FREE to SFAR members.

Click here to register. Act quickly, as the seats are filling up. To see more about this session, click here.

Agent Connect participants will walk away with the must-have tactics real top producers use to win again and again, along with the insights on what’s working in today’s market.

After Agent Connect, the Larger Inman Connect conference follows the next three days. Register here to join more than 2,500 attendees in San Francisco Aug. 5-7. Use this special access code SFAR to get a deep discount for the entire four-day conference. Register here

NAR Call for Action: Protect Realtors from Patent Troll Abuse

actionheader 2012

Stop Patent Trolls 

Next week the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on H.R. 9 - The Innovation Act of 2015 which will take vital steps to protect the real estate industry from frivolous lawsuits brought by patent trolls.  It is critical that you urge your Member of Congress to support this important legislation.  

Click here to: Contact your Member of Congress to Stop Patent Trolls

The National Association of Realtors is supporting H.R. 9 - The Innovation Act to close loopholes in our legal system that allows patent trolls to thrive.  REALTORS® are targeted by patent trolls at alarming rates for simply using common business technologies like dropdown menus and search functions on websites or scan-to-email technologies found in every office scanner.  Patent trolls exist solely to purchase old patents and to use the threat of expensive lawsuits to extort money from legitimate businesses.  Congress must pass common-sense comprehensive patent litigation reform to protect Main Street businesses and REALTORS® from patent troll abuse.

Click here to: Contact your U.S. Representative and urge them to support H.R. 9, the Innovation Act

Thank you for your support on this important legislative issue.

You are here: Home | News