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Survive Summer and Soak Up Your Benefits

Sabrina Blair
By Sabrina Blair
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

All work and no play makes for a dull summer! That is why we have compiled a list of member benefits to help you survive summer whether you are working or playing or both!

Treat yourself (or your clients) to some Fair fun.
The fair is coming to town! From July 13 to August 12, the Orange County Fair encourages you to “Free Your Inner Farmer,” and we do too! Orange County REALTORS® has discounted tickets for only $10 each (regularly $12 to $14) available for purchase in the Fountain Valley and Laguna Hills offices. In addition to tickets, you can also pick up $2-off discount coupons (limit 200 per member) that make great farming materials!

Our suggestion: Send tickets to your past clients and use the coupons to meet new ones.

Be a community resource.
Our new Resource & Home Services Guide is out and chock full of great resources and discounts! This directory lists more than six hundred Affiliate members, from lenders to transaction coordinators to restaurants and so much more. Show your support for our members and be sure to use (and refer) our Affiliate partners.

Our suggestion: Staple your business card to the Guide and include it with your door-knocking materials.

Let “the data” work for you.
By now you should have heard about one of our newest member benefits— Remine. If you haven’t, pay attention! Remine is a powerful data tool accessible through your CRMLS account. You can set search parameters to find prospective sellers based on the length of their ownership, loan amounts, and so much more! You can also upload a list of your current contacts, which will help you stay informed about who is most likely to buy or sell a home.

Our suggestion: Sign up for a training webinar at www.ocar.org/remine and start letting Remine work for you!

Prepare for the new school year.
I know it’s hard to think about it now, but summer will be over before you know it. When it’s time to do your back-to-school shopping, make sure you use your Office Depot or Office Max discount card when you check out online or in the store. You can receive up to 80 percent off selected school supply items and even printing (think flyers!).

Our suggestion: Go to www.officediscounts.org /ocar/ to get your Office Depot/Office Max discounts.

Get out of town.
Sometimes you just need to get away, disconnect, and recharge. We can help you get out of town while saving money on travel. There’s no point in racking up miles on your car so rent one! As an Orange County REALTORS® member, you can receive 25 percent off rental cars through Avis or Budget. Hotel Engine also offers members an average of 26 percent off public hotel rates.

Our suggestion: Visit our Benefits page at www.ocar.org/benefits to find out how you can get away on a budget.

Stay entertained.
Have kids to occupy? Relatives visiting from out of town? Just want something fun to do on the weekend? We have lots of options to keep everyone entertained! Orange County REALTORS® sells discounted tickets in both offices for Pretend City and Sawdust Festival of the Arts, as well as movies. You can also receive discounts online for tickets to Aquarium of the Pacific, Pageant of the Masters, and select concerts at the Pacific Symphony.

Our suggestion: Visit our Benefits page at www.ocar.org/benefits to look up ticket prices or buy them online.