Entries by Ammal Elhaddad

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SupportTeacherHousing.org Ribbon Cutting

…creating a replicable and sustainable affordable housing model for teachers and the missing middle. Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® CEO, Neil V. Collins, was on hand earlier this month to celebrate the opening of the first of its kind, below-market-rate housing development for Los Gatos teachers and school staff.  The project, organized by volunteers […]

REALTOR® Safety Month: Rural Safety Tips

Rural Safety Tips   Safety involves humans, animals, weather, situations, and more. Below are safety points from land professionals on safety in the rural environment. Some of these suggestions are appropriate for real estate professionals in all areas of real estate.   Driving Don’t talk on the phone, write, and drive at the same time. […]

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4 ‘Danger Zones’ in Your Daily Work Routine

  Crimes against real estate professionals have risen 300% since 2006, data shows. These business practices may make you most vulnerable. Janet Rodriguez Judd is the 2022 chair of NAR’s REALTOR® Safety Advisory Committee.  She was also the first female police officer hired by her department in St. Louis County in the early 1980s. Judd […]

10 Tips for Holding a Safe Open House

Open houses can be a great sales tool—but hosting one also exposes you to numerous unfamiliar people for the first time. Take these steps to stay safe: If possible, always try to have at least one other person working with you at the open house. Check your cell phone’s strength and signal prior to the […]

Safety Alert: Vandalism of Vacant Homes

SCCAOR Members have reported cases of vandalism to vacant homes on the market. Be on alert and notify your sellers. Members have alerted SCCAOR about recent acts of vandalism where vandals are breaking into homes on the market to hold parties in the vacant properties.  Notify your sellers of the potential threat and ask them […]

2023 NOMINATING COMMITTEE SELECTIONS: SCCAOR OFFICER & DIRECTOR CANDIDATES

  After conducting extensive interviews with potential candidates for the Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors and Officers, our Nominating Committee has selected the following candidates to serve as the Association Leaders in 2023.    Petition: Candidates for officers or directors, other than those candidates selected by the Nominating Committee, may be […]

June 7, 2022: Primary Elections

Download Slate Card The results of the June 7th Primary Elections will dramatically shift the political direction of local politics for the following term and beyond. The SCCAOR Local Candidate Recommendation Committee has been hard at work, investing time and energy interviewing candidates for San Jose Mayor, San Jose City Council, Santa Clara County Supervisor, […]

2022 Legislative Day AB 2710

On Wednesday, April 27th, over 2400 REALTORS® gathered for the 2022 California Association of REALTORS® Legislative Day in Sacramento, CA. This year, AB 2710 was designated a “Red Hot Issue” by C.A.R. and all Legislative Day attendees appealed to their local lawmakers to oppose this legislation that would have stripped homeowners of their property rights. […]

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2022 General Membership Meeting on March 16

SCCAOR will hold the first General Membership Meeting of the year on Wednesday, March 16th, 2022. Special guest, City of San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, will outline his plans for his last year in office and share his outlook for the future of San Jose. Click here to register. Register early to secure your spot On the agenda: […]

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2021 Year End Message From SCCAOR President Doug Goss

It is impossible to look back on the past year without mentioning the impact COVID has made on our lives. I am proud of the progress we have made together, despite the many challenges.  When I was installed as your 2021 SCCAOR President in January of this year, we lived in a very different world […]