Entries by Spencer


SCCAOR Promotes Tim Beaubien to Government Affairs Director

The Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® is pleased to announce the promotion of Tim Beaubien as Government Affairs Director. “I am excited for this new opportunity and challenge,” Beaubien said. “I look forward to continuing to lead our advocacy team, representing our members and fighting for REALTOR® Party victories.” Beaubien was originally hired in […]


Apply to be a C.A.R. Director for 2021

The Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® would like to invite all primary REALTOR® members to apply to be a new 2021 Director for the California Association of REALTORS®. Why should I be a C.A.R. Director? It’s a great opportunity to meet with state legislators about important issues, gain valuable knowledge about what’s trending in real […]

10 Social Media Tips for REALTORS®

While we are spending a lot more time indoors recently, here are a few tips to take advantage of your time at home and enhance your social media game: Build out your social media strategy.  Make sure you’re customizing your message for each social media channel and the specific customers you are targeting.  Remember when […]


Get to Know Jordan Nunes: SCCAOR’s Government Affairs Coordinator

In early March, Jordan Nunes joined the Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® (SCCAOR) as their new Government Affairs Coordinator. Nunes has been working under our Government Affairs Manager, Tim Beaubien, to help promote the political needs of our members and to help protect the rights of private property owners. “I’m really excited to be […]


A message from SCCAOR President Sandy Jamison

Here at SCCAOR we are profoundly shocked and saddened by the death of George Floyd. Our deepest sympathies are with the Floyd family and countless others who share this pain and grief. The Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® strives to create an inclusive environment that represents our members and our community in Santa Clara […]

12 Simple Steps to Represent Buyers During Shelter in Place

Last Updated 5/11/2020 Representing buyers? Follow these 12 steps to ensure a smooth process during Shelter in Place. 1) Business Development/Prospecting First, reach out to your sphere of influence. Be sure to show empathy and care. You are there for them, and not just for real estate. You can still market digitally, by direct mail, […]

8 Simple Steps to Listing During Shelter in Place

Last Updated 5/11/2020 Although the current Shelter in Place order in Santa Clara County has made completing a real estate transaction more challenging, there are still deals occurring. The steps involved in these deals have just changed.  Here are 8 steps to follow when listing a property. 1) Business Development/Prospecting First, reach out to your […]

Home Staging Now Allowed in Santa Clara County

On May 7th the SCCAOR Advocacy team was able to establish that in Santa Clara County, property staging is now allowed to enable a real estate transaction. Staging companies have been deemed a “service provider that enable real estate transactions.” The same guidelines previously released for photographers, inspectors, and appraisers applies for staging companies as […]

MLSListings Adopts Clear Cooperation Policy

On April 15, 2020, the MLSListings Board of Directors adopted the California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) model rule changes to implement the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)-mandated MLS policy changes known as “Clear Cooperation” (i.e., Policy Statement 8). Clear Cooperation Policy (CCP) rule enforcement begins on May 1, 2020. Under the new rule, brokers and […]

Santa Clara County will allow private showings of occupied homes starting May 4th

SCCAOR and SILVAR worked collaboratively to clarify language in the County Shelter in Place Ordinance surrounding private showings. Previously private showings and walk-throughs were not allowed when an occupant was living in the residence. We are pleased to announce the County Shelter in Place Ordinance has been amended to read as follows: Service providers that […]