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Nominations are now being accepted until January 3, 2020 for the Leadership Legacy Award.

Recipients of the Orange County REALTORS® Leadership Legacy Award must have demonstrated a clear understanding that leadership is not only about being in charge but also about taking care of those in your charge. They must have demonstrated, in the words of Peter Drucker, the ability to “lift a person’s vision to higher sights, raise a person’s performance to a higher standard, and build a personality beyond its normal limitations.”

Recipients of this award must have during an extended period, exceeded expectations and gone well above and beyond to serve their community and the industry. The Leadership Legacy Award will be presented during the Annual General Meeting of the Orange County REALTORS®.

If you know of an Orange County REALTORS® member who fits this description, please complete the Nomination Form and indicate your reasons for nominating this person. Include specific comments and examples in
each category.

Download Nomination Form

 

 

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Orange County REALTORS® is dedicated to providing members with valuable market data to utilize in the business. In order to provide a quick glance at the housing market, an OC Market Snapshot for both detached and attached homes will be posted online each month. Members can use these graphics for marketing materials and listing presentations. Be sure to also review the Monthly Housing Summary for a more comprehensive look at the County. For a detailed look at over 180 neighborhoods throughout Orange County, use OC FastStats.

  

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We are now accepting applications for members interested in serving on an Orange County REALTORS® committee in 2020.  Applications are due by Friday, November 15, 2019 and can be submitted to Debby Ritter, debby@ocar.org.

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Our Irvine (North) Marketing Meeting & Preview will soon have an opening for a new Facilitator.  If you are interested in applying for the facilitator position, please complete the application below and return it to Debby Ritter (debby@ocar.org) by Friday, August 30 at 5 PM.

All applications will be reviewed by a task force made up of REALTOR® and Affiliate members.

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Orange County REALTORS® is dedicated to providing members with valuable market data to utilize in the business. In order to provide a quick glance at the housing market, an OC Market Snapshot for both detached and attached homes will be posted online each month. Members can use these graphics for marketing materials and listing presentations. Be sure to also review the Monthly Housing Summary for a more comprehensive look at the County. For a detailed look at over 180 neighborhoods throughout Orange County, use OC FastStats.

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Orange County REALTORS®, confirmed today that several members had been appointed to leadership and advisory positions by the California Association of REALTORS®, one of the largest state trade associations in the United States with more than 190,000 members. 

Melissa Chelius appointed as member of the Housing Affordability Fund, Michael DeLeon, Chair, Professional Standards Committee, Dorinda Francois Vice-Chair, Commercial Investment Forum, Spencer Hoo, Chair, Global Real Estate Forum, Liz Lewis, Vice-Chair Legal Affairs Forum, Mary Aileen Matheis, Member, CA Distinguished REALTOR Awards Selection, Lori Namazi, Chair Professional Development Forum, Dennis O'Connor, Issues Chair- Environment, Land Use & Environmental Committee, Michael J. Roberts, Member Investment Sub-Committee Appointment, Rita Tayenaka, Member, Executive Committee and Eric Wu, Member California REALTOR Expo Advisory Committee. 

With 13,371 REALTOR® members, Orange County REALTORS® is the largest local Association of REALTORS® in the state and the tenth-largest association nationally. More than 30 members are appointed by the Association to serve as Directors to the California Association of REALTORS®, and at least 143 other members serve as committee members. These members volunteer hundreds of hours collectively during the year to represent the membership interests to the statewide California Association of REALTORS®, and some also serve at the national level to the National Association of REALTORS®.

"We are a servant-leadership led organization,' noted Matt Clements, 2019 President, Orange County REALTORS®.  "A servant-leader is led by a natural desire to serve, and that choice leads the person to aspire to lead. We are very fortunate our members embrace a culture of serving - their clients, their fellow members, and their industry."

Danielle Corliss, Orange County REALTORS® President-Elect, notes that these unpaid, volunteer-driven positions are vitally important to give a voice to all of the Associations' members at the local state and national level.  "They take time away from their businesses and their families to contribute to their association and their industry, and we are very appreciative of that."  "We are also very fortunate to have a good representation of our diverse membership that includes residential and commercial agents, as well as our Millennial led 'Young Professional Network,' seasoned agents and brokers."

Four years ago then Association President Rita Tayenaka, proposed the formation of a Leadership Academy to train up and coming potential leaders. The Orange County REALTORS® Leadership Academy was developed to help participants develop specific skills and perspective to achieve effectiveness in leadership, business and life; and to develop the confidence to embrace the responsibility to serve as a leader in the real estate industry and the community.  With nearly sixty alumni the Academy has achieved its goals, recognized in the success of its alumni - of the ten appointments noted above, five are Leadership Academy graduates.

Orange County REALTORS® is the voice for real estate in Orange County for its members and the clients they serve.

 

 

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Each year, the Association reviews its Bylaws to assure legal compliance, to include any mandated changes by the California Association of REALTORS® or National Association of REALTORS® and to update sections as needed.

Members must login to view the proposed amendments. Once logged in, click on Bylaws & Policies to access the PDF of Proposed Amendments.

If you would like to ask questions or speak to the proposed changes, you are invited to attend the Board of Directors Meeting on July 31, 2019, 1:00 PM, at the Orange County REALTORS® Office located in Fountain Valley.  The address is 10540 Talbert Avenue, Suite 225, West Building, Fountain Valley, CA 92708.

 

 

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b2ap3_thumbnail_download-2.jpg   In Memoriam: Jan Savage

(1939-2019)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a former Affiliate member, Jan Savage.

Jan L. Savage of Lake Forest, took his last flight – he Flew West – on Saturday, June 1, 2019, exactly one month before his 80th Birthday. Jan most recently worked with Send Out Cards and his networking groups put a spark in his life! In 2018 Jan spent five months in hospitals with years-old breathing problems and lung cancer. Then went through two rounds of chemo. He is survived by Luann Savage, their three children: Lacie Savage Thorn [Mike], Daniel Savage [Priscilla], Jordan Savage Monks [Michael], & four grandchildren: Benjamin Thorn [Krista], Dale Thorn, Noah Thorn Ragona [Travis], and Jesse Savage. He also got to see and hold his first great granddaughter, Claire Grace Thorn.

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Orange County REALTORS® is dedicated to providing members with valuable market data to utilize in the business. In order to provide a quick glance at the housing market, an OC Market Snapshot for both detached and attached homes will be posted online each month. Members can use these graphics for marketing materials and listing presentations. Be sure to also review the Monthly Housing Summary for a more comprehensive look at the County. For a detailed look at over 180 neighborhoods throughout Orange County, use OC FastStats.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Ben_Buchanan.jpg   In Memoriam: Ben Buchanan

(1947-2019)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a beloved REALTOR® member, Ben Buchanan. Ben most recently worked for Keller Williams Realty Mission Viejo.

There will be a Hotrod and Harley procession on Tuesday, July 23rd at 10:00 AM starting at Keller Williams Mission Viejo office leading towards Saddleback Church. If you plan on attending with your Hotrod or Harley, please RSVP to Lynn-z Woodfill at 949-241-6913. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 AM at Saddleback Church.

 

Addresses:

Keller Williams Mission Viejo, 27101 Puerta Real Suite 150, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Saddleback Church, Saddleback Pkwy, Lake Forest, CA 92630

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Orange County REALTORS® is dedicated to providing members with valuable market data to utilize in the business. In order to provide a quick glance at the housing market, an OC Market Snapshot for both detached and attached homes will be posted online each month. Members can use these graphics for marketing materials and listing presentations. Be sure to also review the Monthly Housing Summary for a more comprehensive look at the County. For a detailed look at over 180 neighborhoods throughout Orange County, use OC FastStats.

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The market is warming up slightly with the median sales price is up for detached homes at $850,000 from $832,000 last month. Attached homes are dropping with a median sales price of $497,000 from last month at $510,000.  The inventory also continues to climb with 4.4 months of inventory for detached homes and 4.0 months for attached.

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Thank you to all of the candidates who participated and all of our members that voted!

The following candidates (in no particular order) were elected to serve as OC REALTORS® Directors, 2020-2022:

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Orange County REALTORS® is dedicated to providing members with valuable market data to utilize in the business. In order to provide a quick glance at the housing market, an OC Market Snapshot for both detached and attached homes will be posted online each month. Members can use these graphics for marketing materials and listing presentations. Be sure to also review the Monthly Housing Summary for a more comprehensive look at the County. For a detailed look at over 180 neighborhoods throughout Orange County, use OC FastStats.

  

The market is warming up slightly with the median sales price is up for detached homes at $832,000 from $810,000 last month. Attached homes are also up with a median sales price of $510,000 from last month at $501,750.  The inventory also continues to climb with 4.1 months of inventory for detached homes and 3.8 months for attached.

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Sacramento, CA May 1, 2019: Orange County REALTORS® Leadership Academy Class of 2019 joined 2,500 members of the California Association of REALTORS for their Annual Legislative Day visit to meet with State Legislators on homeowner ship matters. Pictured left to right: Corvi Urling, Jay Ramos-Co, Sarah Piazza, Rita Tayenaka (Academy Founder), Christina Fu, Rana Mohiuddin, Joe Pierce, Sara Cramer, Ava Huang, Colleen Trujillo, Patty Carpenter, Kathy Manes-Smith, Vi Mai, and Bryan Ahn.  Not pictured: Maureen McGrath, Lorette Murphree, Jerry Koller, Melissa Chelius, Chip McAllister, Duane Beisner.


Graduates of The Orange County REALTORS® Leadership Academy Class Of 2018-2019 Visit Legislators in Sacramento

The nineteen applicants accepted for the Orange County REALTORS® 2nd Annual Leadership Academy in September 2018, have now graduated from the intensive eight-month leadership program, and have just returned from joining more than 2,500 REALTORS® in Sacramento for the California Association of REALTORS® Annual Legislative Day on May 1, 2019. 

Tammy Newland-Shishido, 2018-2019 Academy Chair and a former President of the Orange County REALTORS© said, “It is the goal of the academy to give participants the confidence to embrace the responsibility to serve as a leader in the real estate industry and the community.”  

She noted, “Several of our alumni and participants have already stepped up to leadership roles not only within Orange County REALTORS© but at the state level of other real estate industry associations. Organizations such as the Women’s Council of REALTORS© (WCR), the Orange County Chapters of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP), the Asian American Real Estate Association (AAREA) and the Young Professionals Network (YPN). 

“We are proud to acknowledge our Leadership Academy graduates," stated Matt Clements, 2019 President of Orange County REALTORS©.  "They have completed the program and attended a legislative visit to the State Capitol. Some have already accepted leadership roles within our association, and our Credentials Committee has approved six applications from graduates as candidates for the election of the Association’s 2020 Board of Directors.”  

Graduates are:  Bryan Ahn – JP Morgan Chase, Duane Beisner – Coldwell Banker/Laguna Beach, Patty Carpenter – Wells Fargo Private Mortgage Bank, Melissa Chelius – Homes Sold Right, Sara Cramer – Realty One Group Inc., Christina Fu – Christina Fu Broker, Ava Huang, Keller Williams/Irvine, Gerald Koller – International Home Realty, Vi Mai – The Elizabeth Do Team Keller Williams Realty, Kathy Manes-Smith, Compass/Uhrik Group, Chip McAllister – Chip McAllister- McAllister Real Estate Group/Coldwell Banker, Moe McGrath – Zutila Real Estate,  Rana Mohiuddin - Four Brothers Real Estate, Lorette Murphree - SoCalDWELL, Sarah Piazza – HomeSmart Evergreen Realty, Joseph Pierce – Iron Key Escrow, Jay Ramos-Co – Coldwell Banker/Mission Viejo, Colleen Trujillo – Coast to Canyon Real Estate, Corvi Urling –loanDepot. 

Dave Stefanides, CEO of Orange County REALTORS© is delighted that many of the graduates have already demonstrated their willingness to serve the Real Estate industry, and their communities in a leadership role. 

Local and national instructors lead the monthly training programs. Applications are now being accepted for the 2019-2020 Leadership Academy that begins in September 2019. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. July 1, 2019. To apply online, or for more information visit www.ocar.org/leadership-academy.

 

 

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Orange County REALTORS® is dedicated to providing members with valuable market data to utilize in the business. In order to provide a quick glance at the housing market, an OC Market Snapshot for both detached and attached homes will be posted online each month. Members can use these graphics for marketing materials and listing presentations. Be sure to also review the Monthly Housing Summary for a more comprehensive look at the County. For a detailed look at over 180 neighborhoods throughout Orange County, use OC FastStats.

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The median sales price is up slightly for detached homes at $810,000 from $803,000 last month. Attached homes are also up with a median sales price of $501,750 from last month when it was $500,000.  The inventory continues to climb with 3.9 months of inventory for detached homes and 3.6 months for attached.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_0319_Bob_Hunt_2013.jpg   In Memoriam: Robert "Bob" Hunt

(1937-2019)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a beloved REALTOR® member and real estate legend, Bob Hunt.

Bob was born on July 20, 1937 and passed on March 23, 2019. Prior to his career in real estate, Bob proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corp and obtained degrees from both Princeton University and UCLA. Bob Hunt is a former President of the South Orange County Association of REALTORS® as well as a director for the National Association of REALTORS®, California Association of REALTORS® and Orange County REALTORS®. Bob was active in the real estate industry for over 40 years and mostly recently worked for Keller Williams OCC Realty. 

A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 5 at 4:00pm at San Clemente Presbyterian Church, 119 Avenida De La Estrella, San Clemente, CA 92672. The Hunt Family invites you to join in celebrating Bob’s journey to heaven. Dress code is casual and Hawaiian shirts are preferred. In lieu of flowers, please give someone a hug!

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Thank you to those who attended our 2019 Annual Membership Meeting & Housing Forecast. Below are links to download the presentation slides and view the recording from this event.

 Orange County REALTORS® Update

 California Association of REALTORS® Update

 National Association of REALTORS® Update

 Orange County Housing Market Forecast

 

 Watch the Live Recording of the Event

 

 

 

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Orange County REALTORS® is dedicated to providing members with valuable market data to utilize in the business. In order to provide a quick glance at the housing market, an OC Market Snapshot for both detached and attached homes will be posted online each month. Members can use these graphics for marketing materials and listing presentations. Be sure to also review the Monthly Housing Summary for a more comprehensive look at the County. For a detailed look at over 180 neighborhoods throughout Orange County, use OC FastStats.

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The median sales price is up slightly for detached homes at $803,000 from $800,000 last month. Attached homes are also up with a median sales price of $500,000 from last month when it was $473,000.  The inventory continues to climb with 3.6 months of inventory for detached homes and 3.4 months for attached.

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The National Association of Realtors® has announced that Tammy Newland-Shishido, Operating Principal & Broker of Keller Williams Shoreline, has become a member of 2018 NAR Hall of Fame Class in the Realtors® Political Action Committee.  RPAC is a national bipartisan grassroots-based political advocacy organization that works to protect the real estate industry and the dream of homeownership for Long Beach, Orange County residents and across the country. 

Tammy Newland-Shishido has supported RPAC for more than 10 years and has been a member of the National Association of Realtors® since 1989.  She is also a NAR Chair & Director and California Association of Realtors® Trustee & Director.  In addition to serving the real estate industry, she has been a civic volunteer for more than 25 years.  Currently Tammy serves on the boards of CCEJ, Long Beach Cancer League and Orange County Realtors®.  She is a sustaining member of Jr. League of Long Beach, Steel Magnolias, Women’s Council of Realtors®, alumni with Leadership Long Beach and served as 2018 President of Orange County Realtors®. 

“I support RPAC because doing so is important to my profession,” said Newland-Shishido.   Since 1969, RPAC has promoted the election of pro-real estate candidates across the United States.  The purpose of RPAC is to elect and support officials who advance the interests of real estate professionals and their home buying, selling and investing clients.  In addition, RPAC uses it resources to develop public policies that make it easier for consumers to own homes and build their communities through commercial investment.  Tammy’s investment will be applied to supporting homeownership, commercial real estate transactions, and the very future of the real estate industry. She will be inducted in at the NAR Mid- year meeting and will receive a brick in her name on the NAR building. 

The National Association of Realtors®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing 1.3 million members involved in all aspects of the residential & commercial real estate industries.

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