Welcome to the South Bay Association of REALTORS® (SBAOR). We are thrilled you have selected the South Bay Association for all of your REALTOR® needs. Whether you are new to the real estate business or have years of experience, the SBAOR has a variety of tools to help your business grow. We encourage you to take advantage of the products and services we provide. The South Bay Association of REALTORS® staff looks forward to working with you and providing you with any and all requests that may arise. Once again, Welcome!
As a SBAOR Member you will enjoy the following member benefits:
The REALTOR® Designation
This is your professional trademark. The REALTOR® Logo is an insignia of professionalism and service in the real estate industry. REALTOR® members shall have the privilege of using the terms REALTOR® and REALTORS® in connection with places of business, as long as they maintain Association membership. No other class of membership shall use this trademark.
Education/ Professional Designations
The South Bay Association of REALTORS® is happy to offer a variety of continuing education courses for REALTORS® looking to sharpen their skills. From learning how to tap into new markets to using the internet to market yourself, SBAOR has the courses you need to be successful and grow in this business. With SBAOR's Education Calendar, you can easily view upcoming classes, as well as register and pay for them all online.
Last year alone, the SBAOR brought our members many fabulous classes and events for FREE or at incredibly reduced prices.
Tom Ferry - Supercharge Your Business
Business Planning Classes
Got Nancy - Assistant Training
Senior Real Estate Specialist
Certified Condo Specialist
All day Tech Workshop
Online license renewal
Extensive Commercial Education Series
Courses, panel events and networking opportunities for residential, commercial and global real estate
Member Appreciation Week - week full of free classes and free food for SBAOR members
...And that's just to name a few!
Legal Service Live one-on-one legal advice is available Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 213-739-8282. You can also email C.A.R. attorneys at firstname.lastname@example.org for advice as well.
Ethics, Mediation and Arbitration
The SBAOR provides a member run system by which industry standards are upheld and disputes can be resolved without litigation. SBAOR members must follow the REALTOR® Code of Ethics, which stands for honor, integrity, competency and professionalism. SBAOR oversees the procedures for responding to ethical complaints and disputes through professional standards, mediation and arbitration.
SBAOR's Professional Standards Program
REALTOR® Action Fund (R.A.F)/ Legislative Advocacy
Representation at every level of Government, REALTORS® actively help to pass or defeat hundreds of legislative bills each year. We are influential because if the number of members we have. Your contribution is a "voice in the legislature". Please contribute any amount ($148.00 is recommended) for the REALTOR® Action Fund when paying your dues. Yes, you can make a difference!
REALTOR® Action Fund Information
Product and Services
The SBAOR REALTOR® Store has everything you need all in one place -- flags, forms, signs and a wide variety of riders, and much more! The REALTOR® Store is loaded with everything needed for today's Real Estate Professional. We have hundreds of REALTOR® items just for you. SBAOR Members receive preferred pricing on store items.
Visit our REALTOR® Store Online
REALTOR® Group Insurance
Insurance is available to REALTOR® members through C.A.R. and N.A.R. These group policies include but are not limited to dental, disability, life, legal expenses reimbursement (REALEX) and Errors & Omissions.
REALTOR® Group Insurance Information
Forms Advisor & Forms Tutor
Forms Advisor™ is an online software program that identifies for the REALTOR® which C.A.R. Standard Forms to use and how to complete the forms. Forms Advisor™ features C.A.R. Forms Tutor™, which provides audio and text instructions for completing the forms and a legal Q&A component. This all-encompassing software offers users a total solution to form training and usage questions. Forms Advisor™ is a FREE member benefit.
Forms Advisor™ Information
FREE Continuing Education for SBAOR Members
By being a member of the SBAOR, you can get your 45 hour C.E. Package for FREE through our online renewal program with Lumbleau Real Estate School.
Tips and guidance with city selling issues and requirements
Many cities in the South Bay have certain requirements in order to close escrow. These may include specific inspections, fees, taxes. They may also include mandated low-flow toilets, water heater strapping, or mandatory affordable housing waivers. Are you and your clients aware of the requirements in your city? As a member of the SBAOR, you will have access to all the city selling requirements and be given tips and guidance with issues that may come up in different cities during your escrow.
Full service staff to assist our members in all areas of their business
Here at the SBAOR we have 13 staff members ready to assist you with anything you may need for your real estate business. Click here to view our staff directory.
Continuous Community Involvement
At the SBAOR, we feel it is very important to give back to our local communities. We offer a variety of ways for our members to give back to their communities. We are very involved with Habitat for Humanity, The Boys and Girls Club, the YWCA and many local schools. For more information on our community involvement please email Nikki Vasquez
Through the SBAOR's website, emails, social media, flyers, classes and seminars, you will have the information you need to stay abreast of business and industry issues, and also keep current with business practice and trends.
The Tech Helpline is a member benefit offering support for hardware, software, networking and digital devices. The best part is you have the choice of contacting their friendly and knowledgeable analysts via phone, e-mail, and online chat. They troubleshoot problems and offer solutions, often by connecting remotely to your computer and fixing it while you relax.
They can advise you on hardware and software purchasing, and most importantly, they understand your needs as a REALTOR®.
Visit the SBAOR Tech Helpline: http://ww2.realestateis.com/lp/techhelpline/sbaor.html
Use Glide Forms to collect the TDS, SPQ, AVID and other disclosure forms securely online.
As a SBAOR member, you will now receive complimentary access to the new electronic system developed by Glide and zipLogix® that allows California buyers and sellers to complete their required disclosure forms online. Glide Forms replaces today's dense PDF and paper forms with an easy-to-use, step-by-step online wizard experience that offers several benefits to agents and clients:
Go to www.glide.com/forms to Get Started!
SavvyCard for Real Estate uses your data in the MLS to automatically create Savvycards for you AND for your listings! Use these SavvyCards to generate leads online through Social Media and through your customer's friends and family, quickly and inexpensively!
Generate leads when...
SavvySigns™ is a service that uses Geo-Smart technology. Consumers text HOME to 72889 to get information on any listing in the market they're standing in front of, so the same code and number works on any property!
SavvySigns™ uses the consumer's location to pin-point the nearest home for sale and sends them the corresponding Property SavvyCard, generating leads for the listing agent. This also provides more convenient access to listing information for the consumer, because they don't have to spend time loading and searching a listing portal like Zillow.
Because a consumer won't be accessing a listing portal to get information on a home, they also won't see any competing advertising or the names of other agents next to the listing, thereby eliminating the chance they contact another agent, either by mistake or because they chose to do so.
Watch the Video! Learn more in this video: http://bit.ly/SavvySigns
Ready to Join?