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OCAR 2017 President, Craig Borner is pleased to announce the election results of the 2018 Officer positions of President-Elect and Treasurer held at the June 28, 2017, Orange County Association of REALTORS®’ Board of Directors meeting. 

Board member Matt Clements will serve as President-Elect in 2018, President in 2019 and Immediate Past President in 2020 and Adam Rodell will serve a one-year term as Treasurer in 2018.  Adam currently serves as the 2017 Treasurer.

“My congratulations to Matt who has served on the Board of Directors since 2015, and Adam who will be serving his second term as Treasurer in 2018.  Both of these gentlemen bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Association,” said Craig.

“Our Board of Directors demonstrates aptitude, experience and the commitment to provide strong leadership; It is gratifying that Matt and Adam took my encouragement to run for these positions, and I look forward to the opportunity of continuing to work with them in the coming year.”

Matt Clements: Matt has been a REALTOR® since 2004 and is a proud 4th generation real estate agent.  He is CEO, The Clements Group, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, Laguna Niguel.

Adam Roddell: Adam has been a REALTOR® since 1998, and he is an agent with RE/MAX Select One in Huntington Beach.

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All Supra ActiveKEYs will be shut off effective Monday, September 18.


All ActiveKEY users must switch to eKEY service in order to still access Supra lock boxes. This means that you will no longer be able to access lock boxes and you will incur fees. All ActiveKEYs are leased, therefore, you are responsible for the annual lease payment until they key is returned. Otherwise, you may pay the liquidated damages on the key.

You have the following options:

  1. Return the ActiveKEY and sign up for the eKEY monthly service for only $14.78/month (the $50 activation fee will be waived)
  2. Return the ActiveKEY and cancel Supra service until needed ($50 activation will apply when activating Supra service in the future)
  3. Mail your ActiveKEY to us (please make sure you get a proof of delivery) and advise us by email of your intention to cancel your Supra service.


What you need to know about the transition:

• All ActiveKEYs will be shut off on September 18

• If you have an ActiveKEY, you must return or exchange it. Otherwise you will incur fees.

• You must have a smartphone or tablet in order to use the eKEY service

• You must download the Supra eKEY app

• You will need to know your Apple ID/Password for iPhone users or your Google Email/Password for Android users.

• You can also purchase an eKEY Fob for only $35+tax (regularly $59.95+tax) until September 30, 2017. Learn more about the eKEY Fob.

 



Worried about the eKEY not working in areas of little to no cell service?  Watch this video!

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In Memoriam

 Barbara Reily Dostal
1930-2017

 

Barbara Reily Dostal grew up in the Los Angeles area, where she graduated from Immaculate Heart High School in Hollywood as a member of the class of 1948. After earning a degree from Woodbury University in Burbank, she became a teacher at St. John the Baptist in Costa Mesa. Perhaps because Barbara welcomed the opportunity to meet people, she entered real estate; and for nearly thirty years, she was a REALTOR® in the Irvine area.

When Barbara was not selling homes, she enjoyed helping youngsters in need throughout Orange County. Her talents were welcomed at Orangewood Children and Family Center in Orange, at the Lighthouse Learning Center in Santa Ana, and elsewhere. In addition to volunteering, Barbara filled her spare time by traveling, raising orchids, and painting with water colors.

Barbara is survived by two sons, Kevin Michael Reily and Sean Patrick Reily; two daughters, Coleen Patricia Reily and Kathleen Reily-Dixon; and three grandchildren—with whom she shared her love of life.

At 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 17, family members and friends will gather at the Woodbridge Village Association Clubhouse, 31 Creek Road, Irvine, for a service to remember Barbara and to celebrate her life well lived. Lunch will be served following the service. For those who may not be familiar with the clubhouse, parking is available behind the building.     

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The Orange County Association of REALTORS© (OCAR) launched its inaugural Leadership Academy in September 2016 and accepted twenty applicants into the program. 

The program is designed to train potential leaders to develop specific skills and perspective to achieve effectiveness in leadership, business, and life.  Rita Tayenaka, Academy Chair and former President of the Orange County Association of 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 beyond.”  

She noted, “Several of our participants have already stepped up to leadership roles not only within OCAR, but at the state level of other real estate industry organizations such as the Women’s Council of REALTORS©, and locally as President-Elect of the Aliso Viejo Chamber of Commerce.” 

“We are proud to acknowledge the graduates of our first Leadership Academy," stated Craig Borner, 2017 President of OCAR. "They have completed the eight-month program and a legislative visit to the State Capitol. Some have already accepted leadership roles within OCAR, and many are looking to embrace future leadership opportunities with OCAR and the community. We are delighted that graduates Dorinda Francois and Danielle Corliss were recently elected to serve on the OCAR 2018 Board of Directors.”  

Graduates of the program are:
Josh Atwood - Alpine Mortgage
Karen Benefield - Casa Bella Realty Group
Cheryl Carrera - @Vantage Real Estate
Lynn Clancy - New American Funding
Danielle Corliss - Corliss Realty, Inc.
Dorinda Francois - Dorinda Francois Real Estate
Suzanne Gignoux - Keller Williams Realty
Torey Gilbert - Veranda Realty
Donna Hollingsworth - First Team Real Estate
Debra Krumboltz - HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty
Liz Lewis - RE/MAX TerraSol
Len Malena - Coldwell Banker – Powered by ziprealty.com
Katie Martin - First Team Real Estate
Ron Pascual - RE/MAX TerraSol
Lacy Robertson - Keller Williams Realty
Heidi Stoops - Star Estates
Cindy Uhrik - Uhrik Group
Kathy Wall - Sierra Pacific Mortgage
Eric Wu - Excelerate Capital
Lorraine Zuschlag - HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty

Dave Stefanides, OCAR CEO is delighted with the caliber of the graduates and is hopeful that many of them will give back and mentor future Leadership Academy participants. 

The instructor-led training programs are conducted monthly. The 2017-2018 Leadership Academy is now accepting applications and the deadline to apply is July 28, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. For more information visit www.ocar.org/leadership-academy.

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