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Kristi Kennelly set to return to 2017 SCCAOR Convention & EXPO

SCCAOR is pleased to welcome back Kristi Kennelly of REALTOR.com to our 2017 Convention & EXPO. Her talk is titled: Crush-It with Disruption: How to Create Reactions & Close Business. She will dig into easy video production, useful apps, and tools that increase productivity. The class will be about real, tactical advice so you can immediately get noticed in your market.

Kristi is a nationally recognized speaker, well known for her high energy and engaging presentations that highlight the newest technologies for real estate practitioners. You will walk away inspired and ready to implement everything that you will learn in this dynamic session. The 2017 SCCAOR Convention & EXPO will take place on October 19th, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

Tickets for the SCCAOR Convention & EXPO are free for a limited time (ends Sept. 19th)

SCCAOR Members: Click here to register for free
Non-Members: Click here to register for free

Mega Producer Panel announced for October 19th SCCAOR Convention

 

The 27th Annual SCCAOR Convention & EXPO will feature a “Mega Producer Panel” with three of the top producing REALTORS® in Silicon Valley. Brett Jennings, Debbie Rosetto, and Andy Tse will take to the stage and share their knowledge and experience with Convention attendees. This will be the perfect opportunity to learn the methods that they have used to build their real estate sales empires and how they scaled their production to reach extraordinary levels.

The panel discussion will also cover the following topics:

  • Team building
  • Lead generation
  • Marketing
  • Time management
  • Technology
  • Work life balance

Tickets for the Convention are free if you register before September 19th. SCCAOR Members can click here to register. If you are not a SCCAOR Member, you can still register for a free ticket here. Visit our website to learn more about the SCCAOR Convention.

Brett Jennings Bio

After only 6 full years in the business, Brett Jennings leads one of the top producing real estate team in the USA. In 2013, the Wall Street Journal and RIS Media recognized Brett Jennings as being in the top 1,000 real estate agents in the USA. With over one million agents in the country, this prestigious award places Brett in the top 1/10th of the top 1% among his peers.

Skilled in marketing and certified as a negotiation expert, Brett brings the knowledge and expertise necessary to help homeowners consistently sell their homes for top dollar. His website SiliconValleyRealEstateSearch.com ranks on the 1st page of Google for “Silicon Valley Real Estate” and attracts hundreds of thousands of views annually through the use of direct response and search engine marketing as well as social media. This has enabled him to build an active database of over 4,000 buyers that are looking for homes throughout Silicon Valley. This aggressive approach to internet marketing represents just one segment of his 115 point home selling process that has sold his clients homes for up to 18% more than neighborhood averages.

Visit Brett’s website for more information.

Debbie Rosetto Bio

Debbie Rossetto has been an active full-time Realtor since 1988. With a prior corporate background in finance and marketing, she assimilated well into the business and developed systems and procedures that advanced her past the $1 billion mark in sales volume by the end of 2013. The consumers, both buyers and sellers, know her for her systematic and meticulous approach to the preparation of the property for sale, complete and thorough documentation, and a roadmap for success that is available to each seller, buyer and even the cooperating agents. Debbie believes in doing everything you can today and never putting anything off until tomorrow.

Debbie’s license resides with Legacy Real Estate & Associates, ERA Powered. She is 58 years old and the eldest of seven children. She is married to retired Police Commander, David Rossetto and together they have one son, Matthew age 27. Matthew resides in Wisconsin and is the Director of Government Services for Wisconsin Dental Association. Debbie’s goal is to meet her business plan which was written 22 years ago to facilitate her own retirement at age 59.5. So far, she is right on track!

Visit Debbie’s website for more information.

Andy Tse Bio

Andy sold 130+ homes and over $150 Million in Bay Area real estate in 2016. These accomplishments placed him at #1 in Saratoga in 2016. Over the last 15 years, through masterful negotiation, deal making and unparalleled customer service, Andy has earned a reputation as one of the most sought after real estate professionals in the Silicon Valley. Andy is committed to developing and maintaining seamless relationships with his clients in order to achieve all of their real estate related goals and dreams. By offering a custom-tailored marketing strategy combined with technology and global outreach, Andy is able to get exceptional results for his clients in any type of market conditions. Offering an array of unmatched professional services, Andy’s team is able to exceed the expectations of buyers and sellers alike.

Visit Andy’s website for more information.

 

NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun to deliver Keynote at SCCAOR Convention on October 19th

“Economic and Real Estate Market Outlook”
Hear from the real estate industry’s leading economist

Lawrence Yun will deliver the opening keynote session at 10:00 a.m. at the 27th Annual SCCAOR Convention & EXPO. He will discuss the national economy with a focus on Silicon Valley market information. His presentation will help you better understand the current market landscape and provide you with the information needed to make better business decisions. Bring your questions and be ready to participate in an engaging Q&A that will follow his presentation.

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Santa Clara Convention Center
Cost: FREE — Tickets for the SCCAOR Convention are free until September 19th. (Member registration / Non-Member Registration)

For more information, visit the Convention website: www.sccaor.com/2017convention

Click here for Lawrence Yun’s Bio

Lawrence Yun is Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research at the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.  He oversees and is responsible for a wide range of research activity for the association including NAR’s Existing Home Sales statistics, Affordability Index, and Home Buyers and Sellers Profile Report.  He regularly provides commentary on real estate market trends for its 1 million REALTOR® members.

Dr. Yun creates NAR’s forecasts and participates in many economic forecasting panels, among them the Blue Chip Council and the Harvard University Industrial Economist Council. He appears regularly on financial news outlets, is a frequent speaker at real estate conferences throughout the United States, and has testified before Congress. Dr. Yun appears often as a guest on CSPAN’s Washington Journal and is a regular guest columnist on the Forbes website.

Dr. Yun received his undergraduate degree from Purdue University and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland at College Park.

2017 Member Appreciation BBQ

Thank you to all the SCCAOR Members that came out to our Member Appreciation BBQ on July 6th. Several local elected officials were in attendance at this annual event. It was a great evening of food, drinks, and plenty of networking. Click here to view the photo album, and please enjoy the highlight video below:

 

SCCAOR General Membership Meeting Recap (June 2, 2017)

The SCCAOR General Membership Meeting was on June 2nd, 2017 and featured a panel on how to develop Accessory Dwelling Units in San Jose. The panel was moderated by San Jose’s Planning Director Steve McHarris. The group discussed the opportunities presented by the new state law as well as the challenges that still exist in developing these ADUs.

 

The meeting also featured an MLSListings, Inc. update from Jim Harrison, an NAR Update from Dave Walsh, and a C.A.R. Update from Trisha Motter.

 

SCCAOR Members were also recognized for reaching various Membership Milestones. We would like to congratulate Yana Mocak and Bharath K. Talluri (25 years), John S. Choi and Rose M. Pfander (30 years), Allen Ansari (35 years), Jim Allen, Jerry A. Dias, Manuel Franco, and Floyd “Sonny” Wilkins (40 years), and Steven C. Blair and Janet E. Simas (45 years). We appreciate your commitment to your Association!

 

We livestreamed the meeting on Facebook Live, and you can watch a recording here:

SCCAOR General Membership Meeting – June 2nd, 2017

Posted by Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® on Friday, June 2, 2017

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SCCAOR Members Volunteer to Help Clean, Fix, and Paint Local San Jose Home

 

Volunteers from the Santa Clara County REALTORS® Foundation and the Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® joined together on April 22nd to take part in Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley’s Rebuilding Day.  They spent the day cleaning out, fixing, and painting a home in the Japantown district of Downtown San Jose. Check out the video (above) and the photos (below) from the event.

Visit the Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley website to learn more about how you can get involved in future projects. You can also visit the SCCR Foundation website to learn about how they are working hard to make Santa Clara County a better place to live.

 


Photos by Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley

Upcoming Event: Jeffrey Fontana Park Annual Spring Spruce Up Event

Date:  Saturday, May 20, 2017
Time:  8:45 am registration  |  9:00 am to 11:00 am in the Garden
Location:  Jeffrey Fontana Park, corner of McAbee and Golden Oak Way

Join your fellow REALTORS® as we honor Officer Fontana’s memory by sprucing up his garden for the summer blooms! We will be spreading mulch, weeding, trimming tree suckers and fertilizing. Bring gloves if you have your own. Wear long sleeves and pants to protect from thorns. All tools and supplies (including gloves) are supplied by Martin-Fontana Parks Association. Refreshments will be supplied by MFPA to sustain your efforts!

CLICK HERE TO RSVP!

 

Recap: Member Appreciation Baseball Night

On April 19, The Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® hosted a Member Appreciation Baseball Night at a San Jose Giants Game. Members came out to the ballpark early and enjoyed a free tailgate — tacos and drinks galore! A few hours later everyone entered the ballpark and watched our President, Rick Smith, throw out the first pitch at the game (see below for video). Thank you to all the members that came out and made it a truly memorable night. See you all next year!

 

 

Photos from the game:

SCCAOR General Membership Meeting 02.10.2017

Senator Bob Wieckowski was the keynote speaker at the SCCAOR General Membership meeting on February 10th, 2017. The Senator spoke about several new laws and guidelines that are relevant to the real estate industry, and he answered several questions from the audience. The meeting also featured a NAR update from Dave Walsh, a CAR update from Craig Gorman, and an MLS Listings update from Quincy Virgilio. SCCAOR also honored its legacy members who have been with the association for 25, 30, 40, and 45 years.

We have compiled some relevant documents on the information that was covered in the meeting:

  • Click here for the Accessory Dwelling Unit Memorandum produced by the California Department of Housing & Community Development.  Many general questions about the new guidelines are addressed in the memo.
  • Click here for information on the Automatic Residential Fire Sprinkler System Requirments for Accessory Dwelling Units.
  • Click here for the MLS Listings Update slideshow.
  • You can also click here to watch an archived live stream of the meeting on our Facebook page, or just click on the video below:

SCCAOR General Membership Meeting 2/10/2017

SCCAOR General Membership Meeting, featuring keynote speaker. Senator Bob Wieckowski.

Posted by Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® on Friday, February 10, 2017

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Rick Smith Installed as President of Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS®

 

Rick Smith, broker and owner at Windermere Silicon Valley, has been installed as President of the Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® (SCCAOR). Smith and the entirety of SCCAOR’s 2017 Board of Directors were sworn in at an evening ceremony at the Dolce Hayes Mansion in San Jose on January 20, 2017.

“I’m excited and honored to represent the Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® and serve as its president,” said Smith. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to take on this leadership role and help SCCAOR develop and promote programs and services that will enhance members’ ability to conduct business, while promoting real property ownership and the preservation of real property rights.”

Smith, who served as President-Elect of SCCAOR in 2015, is also a Director and Ombudsman for the California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.), and has served several years on C.A.R.’s Professional Standards Committee, which has strengthened his commitment to help improving the professionalism of REALTORS® and their adherence to the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics.

SCCAOR’s 2017 Board of Directors were also installed at the event. Kevin Cole will serve as President-Elect, Anne Hansen will serve as Vice President, and Brad Gill will serve as Treasurer in 2017. Other members of the Board of Directors that were installed include: Helen Chong, Craig Gorman, Doug Goss, Gene Hunt, Sandy Jamison, Don Jessup, Trisha Motter, Stephen Theard, Myron Von Raesfeld, and Linda Zimmer.

 

 

SCCAOR also honored several members at the event. Sandy Jamison received the REALTOR® of the Year Award, Sheryl Martinez received the President’s Choice Award, Grace Vaccaro received the Volunteer of the Year Award, and Anna Lopez received the Affiliate of the Year Award. In a surprise announcement, Dave Walsh was awarded SCCAOR’s highest honor, the Byron Brawley Award for Service of Self.

The Santa Clara County REALTORS® Foundation was also present at the event, and gave separate $25,000 checks to two local organizations: Downtown Streets Team and Family Supportive Housing. The Foundation has now given out over $125,000 in grants, scholarships, and donations to organizations that are helping to improve the lives of children and families in our communities.

 

 

Click here to view photos from the event.