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Privacy Policy:

Sacramento Association of REALTORS®

Member Information Privacy Policy

The Sacramento Association of REALTORS® (SAR) provides this policy to demonstrate our commitment to the privacy of our members and to make you aware of the uses made of your member information by SAR.

Confidential: In general, all member information provided to SAR by their members is treated as confidential and SAR uses their best efforts to keep such information confidential and prevent unauthorized use. Except for the limited situations described in this policy, SAR will not use your member information for any purpose without your consent. In addition, we do not provide any information pertaining to: racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership or information concerning the sexual orientation or marital status of any individual.

SAR Member Communications: From time to time, SAR will use your preferred contact information to send you membership communications and publications. Forexample, members of SAR receive a monthly newsletter and we will need to access and use your preferred mailing address to send you this publication. "Preferred contact information" as used in this section and the remainder of the privacy policy is the information pertaining to your name, email address, preferred mailing address, telephone and facsimile numbers which you indicated to SAR is your preferred contact information to receive communications.

Member Requests: You may contact SAR and make requests. In order to respond to your request, we may need to access and use your member information. For example, we may need to access your preferred mailing address to send you the information you requested.

Membership Directory: As one of the benefits of membership with SAR we make available on our web site (www.sacrealtor.org) a searchable database of our members called the "Membership Directory." The purpose of this directory is to assist the public in locating and contacting our members. The member information made available through the Membership Directory is intended to contain only the business contact information of our members. Under no circumstances will we intentionally display or make available your personal home address or telephone number in the Membership Directory. If you would like to be removed from the Membership Directory, please see section 9 of the privacy policy, "Choice/Opting Out." If you have corrections or updates to the directory, please the section 10, "Corrections/Updates."

Names of Directors and Committee Members; Use of Business Contact Information: Use of Business Contact Information. For use by SAR members and for purposes of conducting SAR Board of Directors meetings, we make available on our web site and in other print and electronic formats the names of those members serving as directors or committee members of SAR. In addition, in order to provide meeting related information and to send official notices, we access and use the business contact information of SAR directors and committee members, including email and business mailing addresses.

Third Parties: From time to time, SAR makes your business contact information available to approved companies to enable them to notify you about products and services. Under no circumstances will we intentionally display or make available your personal home addresses or telephone number to third parties. If you do not want your business contact information to be provided to third parties, please see section 9 of this privacy policy, "Choice/Opting Out."

Request from the Public: If the public contacts SAR and requests information regarding one of our members, we may check our member database and verify to the public whether the person(s) is in fact a member of SAR. We may also provide the public with the name and telephone number of the firm with whom the member is affiliated. However, in no event will we provide personal information to the public unless required by a subpoena, search warrant or other legal process or in case of imminent physical harm to the public or other members.

Orders/Credit Card Information: SAR sells various real estate related products and services to its members. In order to process and complete orders, we may need to access your member information. This information will only be used to process your order. If you pay for your products or services by credit card, we will need to ask you for your credit card number and expiration date, which is used solely to complete your order and otherwise kept confidential.

Choice/Opting Out: SAR recognizes the importance of your privacy. If you do not want your member information displayed or used in one or more of the manners described above, please follow these procedures. To opt out of having your name and business contact information included in the Membership Directory, please email us at: rmayer@sacrealtor.org or write us at: 2003 Howe Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95825, Attn: Member Services – Online Information. Please be sure to specify that you want to be removed from the Membership Directory Online. To insure your request is processed in a timely manner, please provide your name, address, email address, phone number and broker's name. It may take up to (6) six weeks for SAR to process your request. Your name may be reproduced in the Membership Directory during this time period. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. To opt out of having your business contact information provided to third parties, please email us at: rmayer@sacrealtor.org or write us at: 2003 Howe Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95825, Attn: Member Services – Third Party Opt Out. To insure your request is processed in a timely manner, please provide your name, address, email address, phone number and broker's name. It may take up to (6) six weeks for SAR to process your request. You may continue to receive third party communications during this time period. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. PLEASE NOTE: If you are serving as a director or committee member of SAR you cannot opt out of having your name reproduced and your business contact information used in the manner described in Section 5 above.

Corrections/Updates: If there is member information about you that SAR maintains which needs to be corrected or updated, please email us at: rmayer@sacrealtor.org or write us at: 2003 Howe Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95825, Attn: Member Services – Corrections.

Changes in This Policy: From time to time, SAR may need to change this privacy policy to better meet the needs of our members. We reserve the right to change this policy at any time. Such changes may be made without prior notice. We encourage you to periodically check this privacy policy statement for the changes we make. Changes to this policy will be effective when posted on SAR's web site unless determined otherwise by the SAR Board of Directors. Revised September, 2015

Archived Messages

 

Gary Grayson

May 27th 2021

Gary Grayson ============ SAR is saddened to hear of the sudden passing of REALTOR® Gary Grayson on February 25th. Well-known and well-liked throughout the real estate industry, Gary was most recently with Cook Realty on Freeport Blvd. Gary first obtained his real estate license in 1980 and practiced real estate while also working a 35 year career with the State of California. Upon retirement from the State, Gary worked part time selling real estate for Cook Reality. Gary was a membe ...Continue Reading

Nan Woolford

April 27th 2021

Nan Woolford ============ SAR is saddened to hear of the passing of long-time REALTOR® Nan Woolford on April 13th. Well-known and well-liked throughout the real estate industry, Nan first joined SAR in September 1978. Before her real estate career, Nan was a devoted elementary school teacher in Sac City Unified and Vacaville Unified. She genuinely cared for her students and loved the camaraderie of her fellow teachers. As the commute to Vacaville waned on her and she and Bill wanted to s ...Continue Reading

Patty Gillette

March 11th 2021

Patty Gillette ============== SAR is saddened to hear of the tragic sudden passing of long-time REALTOR® and industry leader Patty Gillette on February 14th. Well-known and well-liked throughout the industry, Patty was also very engaged with her Association. Patty was SAR President in 1993 and continued to be involved with SAR over the years by serving on the Professional Standards Committee, as an Ombudsman, and on the Grievance Committee. Patty began a career in Real Estate at age 1 ...Continue Reading

Ann Parshall

February 9th 2021

Ann Parshall ============ We are deeply saddened to report the recent passing of long-time REALTOR® Ann Parshall. Ann was well-known and well-liked by many throughout the local real estate industry. Ann was a Member of SAR for nearly 21 years, first joining in August 2000. Most recently with the Lyon Real Estate - Sierra Oaks office, Ann was an integral part of the team and will be missed dearly by her colleagues. Please see message from the Parshall family below: The Parshall Family ...Continue Reading

Avon Burgess

November 20th 2020

Avon Burgess ============ We are deeply saddened to report the passing of long-time REALTOR® Avon Burgess on October 29, 2020 at the age of 85. After a successful career with IBM, she changed her profession and earned her REALTOR®/Brokers License and stayed in Real Estate until her retirement in 2018. She joined SAR in 1977 and served the greater Sacramento area for 42 years. Avon most recently worked with HomeSmart ICARE Realty Avon joined the National Society Daughters of the Am ...Continue Reading

Steve Larson

September 25th 2020

Steve Larson ============ We are deeply saddened to report the passing of long-time SAR Member and industry leader Steve Larson on September 6, 2020 at the age of 70. Steve was well known throughout the Sacramento real estate industry, having been a Farmers Insurance agent for 42 years and running a successful office. Steve also had a deep passion for helping his community; he was involved in many charities by giving of his time and donations to organizations including Sac State, The Optimist ...Continue Reading

Matt Goorabian

June 23rd 2020

Matthew J. "Matt" Goorabian =========================== We are deeply saddened to report the passing of long-time REALTOR® Matt Goorabian on March 1, 2020. Matt was a Member of the Sacramento Association of REALTORS for 55 years, first joining in 1959 and active until his retirement in 2014. Matt was born, raised and worked in Sacramento. He was very popular with all that knew him because of his great personality, wit and kindness. After serving two years in the Navy, Matt perf ...Continue Reading

Stream Memorial Service - Nelson Janes

February 27th 2020

Nelson Janes ============ Nelson's Memorial Service in Las Vegas will be streamed online. To view the memorial service, please visit [1]https://desertspringchurch.com/worship-online. PLEASE NOTE: the link is currently displaying a countdown to the next Sunday worship service, but it will be live when Nelson's memorial service begins on Saturday, February 29th at 11am. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Nelson will ...Continue Reading

Nelson B. Janes - SAR CEO 2002 - 2012

February 14th 2020

Nelson Janes ============ The SAR Family is deeply saddened to learn of the recent passing of our former leader and CEO, Nelson Janes, at the age of 75. With a career working in the non-profit sector spanning 36 years, SAR was fortunate enough to have Nelson lead our association for 10 years from 2002 - 2012. Born in Lexington, Kentucky on December 26, 1944, Nelson and his older brother, Ernest Lee Janes, Jr., grew up as “Army brats” around the United States and Europe. Nelson completed h ...Continue Reading

Ray Gin

January 31st 2020

Ray Gin ======= We are saddened to announce the loss of a dear friend and valued colleague, Ray Gin, aka “Uncle” Ray. Ray joined The Mason McDuffie team on March 1, 2008 as a Sr. Loan Officer at the Sacramento branch. He enriched the lives of the people around him with his warmth and his gentle ways. The best interest of his client was the heart of his professional career. No loan was too hard for him to tackle if it would put a client in their first home. He also generously gave his time ...Continue Reading

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