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Thank you to all our members who came out to our first General Membership Meeting of 2019. We were welcomed by our 2019 President, Gustavo Gonzalez, who shared some SCCAOR updates and information on all the SCCAOR Committees. This meeting featured a special presentation from Carl Guardino, CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. We also heard a C.A.R. update from Rick Smith, a local government affairs update from Chrissy Garavaglia, an MLSListings update from Karl Lee, and a Commercial Council update from William Chea.

Click here to download a copy of Carl Guardino’s presentation.

Click here to download a copy of the MLSListings update.

Watch a copy of the Facebook Live Stream below:

Nothing beats a tailgate and a baseball game! Thanks to all our members who came out to the San Jose Giants game. The pre-game tailgate is always a big hit, and this year we were joined by several great sponsors, including: Always the Best Home Staging & Redesign, First Statewide Realty, New American Funding, Adeline Team, Financial Tax Strategies, and Property Inspection Service.

The SCCAOR Commercial Council is excited to announce a new monthly event, Commercial Referral Network LIVE. This free event, occurring on the first Friday of each month, will cover all things Commercial. Our kickoff event will feature a panel of Commercial Real Estate experts — we hope you can make it! Click here to learn more or register for free by clicking the button below.

The Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® (SCCAOR) installed Kevin Cole as its President during an evening ceremony at the Dolce Hayes Mansion on January 26. He will serve as the 2018 President of SCCAOR, a real estate trade organization that represents over 6,000 REALTORS® and Affiliate members in Santa Clara County.

“We are honored to have such a respected individual as Kevin Cole step up as a leader for this Association,” said Neil Collins, SCCAOR CEO. “I have no doubt that he will lead us well.”

Cole is the Broker-of-Record for Alain Pinel Realtors, the fifth largest residential real estate company in the United States. He has been a licensed REALTOR® for over 29 years and has served on SCCAOR’s Board of Directors since 2013.

“It’s an honor to lead an Association with such a rich history. I am excited to work with our strong leadership team to help promote homeownership,” said Cole. “I recognize the challenges that our market has with affordable housing and I look forward to engaging on this issue with the community.”

Other SCCAOR Officers that were installed include Gustavo Gonzalez (President-Elect), Doug Goss (Vice President), and Sandy Jamison (Treasurer/Secretary).

They will be joined by SCCAOR Board of Directors, which includes: Rob Bates, Helen Chong, Craig Gorman, Rick Smith, Gene Hunt, Tam Quach, Don Jessup, Trisha Motter Gordon, Tung Nguyen, Carl San Miguel, Stephen Theard, Gabrielle Perez, Karen Nelson, Frank Cancilla, and Mark von Kaenel.

Please join SCCAOR and the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Real Estate Fraud Unit for a special event on March 22, 2018. Covering real estate fraud in Santa Clara County, this free event will be Emceed by Lieutenant Tanaya Rose, Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation.



The event is free for SCCAOR Members. Click here to register.


The program will feature three sessions:

  1. Voiding False or Forged Deeds in a Criminal Case
    Speaker: RE Fraud Unit Coordinator Duane Shewaga
  2. The Legal Landmines When Buying and Selling Distressed Property and How to Avoid Running Afoul of the Home Equity Sales Act
    Speaker: Deputy DA Melanie Griswold
  3. Home Repair Scams by Transient Criminals
    Speaker:  Senior Investigator Greg Ovanessian


The SCCAOR General Membership Meeting was held on Thursday, November 30th, 2017. It featured updates on the California Association of REALTORS® Tax Portability Campaign, as well as other C.A.R., NAR, MLS, and local Government Updates.

C.A.R. is embarking on a historic effort to increase homeownership opportunities. They want to qualify an initiative for the November 2018 ballot which will allow senior homeowners (55 years of age and older) to keep all or most of their Proposition 13 property tax savings when they move.

Jim Harrison, President/Chief Executive Officer, MLSListings, Inc., gave an industry update and a preview of some upcoming offerings from MLSListings. You can view his slideshow here.

Dave Walsh, 2018 C.A.R. Treasurer, discussed the proposed Tax Portability Initiative that C.A.R. hopes to qualify for the November 2018 election. You can view a copy of Dave’s notes here.

Watch the archived live stream from the event here:

Live at the SCCAOR General Membership MeetingFeaturing a discussion about the C.A.R. Tax Portability Initiative, as well as C.A.R., NAR, MLS, and local Government Affairs updates.

Posted by Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® on Thursday, November 30, 2017

Friday, January 26, 2018

5:30 p.m.

Hayes Mansion

$150 for individual tickets
$1350 for a table of 10


** This event is SOLD OUT **

Thank You to our Installation Sponsors











The 27th Annual SCCAOR Convention & Expo took place on October 19th at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The event featured more than 60 exhibitors showcasing their products and services to the real estate industry, as well as two stages of guest speakers, including Lawrence Yun, the Chief Economist for the National Association of REALTORS®. His talk on the real estate and economic outlook drew a large crowd on the main stage and was featured in a Mercury News article about the Convention. (The powerpoint from his presentation can be viewed here.)

A full album of Convention photos can be viewed on our Facebook page. And if you didn’t have time to catch every speaker session, you can now order all 5 videos from the Main Stage for only $49.99. You can learn more about this offer here.

ABC7 News was also on hand at the Convention, and interviewed several SCCAOR Members for a story that ran on their 6 o’clock news program. Reporter David Louie spoke with Pam Foley, Doug Goss, Jim Myrick, and Anne Hansen about the recent fires in Northern California and the response from local REALTORS®. You can view the video below:

ABC7 News story that was filmed at the SCCAOR Convention


SCCAOR is pleased to welcome back Kristi Kennelly of 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


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.

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 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 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 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.