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recognition of excellence

If you’re buying leads online, your lack of instant response and follow up is probably costing you a fortune. Top real estate agents and teams across the country use Agentology to turn their cold leads into warm appointments. Our 100% U.S. based team will respond to, follow up, and qualify your leads within minutes, 24/7- 365. Increase your conversions up to 300% with the power of having your own inside sales team. Agentology is here to help.


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1031 exchange advantage

In business for over thirty years, 1031 Exchange Advantage™ is a nationwide provider of 1031 Exchange services. 1031 Exchange Advantage™ is the preferred accommodator to some of the finest Brokerages nationwide.


Standard Fee: $795 — Recognition of Excellence Gift Rate: $395

Reserve Exchange Fee: $3500 — Recognition of Excellence Gift Rate: $2000

Improvement Exchange Fee: $4000 — Recognition of Excellence Gift Rate: $2500

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HouseHappy is a creative mix of makers, marketers, and tech pioneers. We have a unique understanding of the digital landscape and homeownership—and we're passionate about connecting the two. Our goal is to make owning a home less stressful so people can spend more time doing things that they love and less time thinking about dirty gutters or roof that needs moss removed.


Platinum Recognition of Excellence Recipients: Three Trax Reports Free

Gold Recognition of Excellence Recipients: Two Trax Reports Free

Silver Recognition of Excellence Recipients: One, $100-off Trax Report Discount

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Tour It Now Inc. is the leading and most trusted 3D Matterport Service Partner in Southern California. They provide real estate professionals leading online marketing solutions with 3D Matterport virtual tours as well as post scan solutions to ensure the highest level of success, exposure, and brand awareness.


Beginning January 21, 2017, Tour it now Inc. will provide Recipients of the Awards of Excellence with a discounted price for their 3D virtual tours where images will be captured and created for a Matterport 3D showcase tour. The Services provided to Customer by Tour it now Inc. will include the following package.

Platinum Recognition of Excellence Recipients: 30% Discount on prices listed below.

Gold Recognition of Excellence Recipients: 25% Discount on prices listed below.

Silver Recognition of Excellence Recipients: 20% Discount on prices listed below.

All levels award recipients will receive a Free single property site, and a Free schematic floor plan when a 3D tour is purchased.

Pricing for 3D tour scan is based on SqFt and options" SqFt prices as follow: [1.] 0-1000 sqft $275; [2.] 1001-1500 sqft $299; [3.] 1501-2500 sqft $349; [4.] 2501-3500 sqft $399; [5.] 3501-4500 sqft $470; [6.] 4501-5500 sqft $499; [7.] 5501-9999 sqft $525+ $0.10 per sqft after 5500.

The 3D tour above will include the following: Capture and create a Matterport 3D showcase tour iFrame embedded code and URL of tour, overhead floor plan view, doll house view, NS 6 months of hosting Customer's Matterport 3D showcase

Optional items for award recipients to purchase are [1.] Additional 6 months of hosting – $25; [2.] Professional Photography - rates Vary.
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Vote for Your REALTOR® Party Champions - Candidates Endorsed for the November 8 General Election

Many issues facing the REALTOR® community are voted on by our elected officials. The REALTOR® Party defends your bottom line by stopping point-of-sale mandates, guarding your commissions from additional taxation, and protecting the Mortgage Interest Deduction. We can only do so with the support of REALTOR® "champions."

Vote in the upcoming election for the REALTOR® Party champions vetted and recommended by your local REALTOR® Political Affairs Committee, California Association of REALTORS®, and National Association of REALTORS® leaders.

To volunteer with any of the supported candidates, please call (858) 715-8026.

All SDAR endorsed candidates were interviewed by the SDAR REALTOR® Political Affairs Committee (RPAC). Endorsement recommendations are approved by REALTORS® on the SDAR Board of Directors. Absence of a race indicates that a recommendation is not provided by SDAR at this time.

*Indicates candidates for state and federal races where SDAR had the opportunity to interview and endorse the candidate.

United States Congress
(NAR, RPAC Supported)
Darrell Issa, District 49
Duncan Hunter, District 50*
Juan Vargas, District 51
Scott Peters, District 52*
Susan Davis, District 53*

California State Senate
(C.A.R. Supported)
Toni Atkins, District 39*

California State Assembly
(C.A.R. Supported)
Marie Waldron, District 75
Rocky Chavez, District 76*
Brian Maienschein, District 77*
Todd Gloria, District 78*
Shirley Weber, District 79*
Lorena Gonzalez, District 80*

City of Chula Vista
(SDAR Endorsed)
Jason Paguio, City Council District 3
Mike Diaz, City Council District 4

City of Encinitas
(SDAR Endorsed)
Phil Graham, City Council

City of El Cajon
(SDAR Endorsed)
Steve Goble, City Council
Ben Kalasho, City Council
Bob McClellan, City Council

City of La Mesa

(SDAR Endorsed)
Kristine Alessio, City Council
Colin Parent, City Council

City of San Diego
(SDAR Endorsed)
Robert Hickey, City Attorney
Ray Ellis, City Council District 1
Ricardo Flores, City Council District 9

City of Santee
(SDAR Endorsed)
Rob McNelis, Mayor
Dustin Trotter, City Council

Cajon Valley Union School District
(SDAR Endorsed)
Jim Miller, School Board


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C.A.R. Education

  • Available in several convenient packages; you can choose to purchase all three pre-license courses bundled together, or buy each 45-hour course separately.

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Career WebSchool (Sales Person)

  • Study when and where you want with this mobile- and tablet-ready, hassle-free Sales Prelicense course.

  • The primary feature that distinguishes this system from more traditional computer-based instruction is that the system is designed around proven instructional strategies, rather than around the capabilities of the computer.

  • The Career Webschool Quality Guarantee: In the instance that one of our students does not pass the state exam on the first try, Career Webschool will reimburse that student for their second state exam fee.

  • To be eligible for reimbursement, the student must take the state exam within one year of completing our course and must have also passed our course exam with a grade of at least 80%. Register for the Sales Pre-License Course.


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  • Rockwell students leave our real estate school ready to become successful real estate professionals. Our exclusive Cram course does such an outstanding job preparing students for the real estate license exam that we guarantee they will pass the exam on the first (and only) attempt. We also offer other real estate exam prep materials, including the Insider's Guide to Passing the California Real Estate Exam.

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Richie Santiago Member Care Outreach Associate
Linda Brent Member Care Outreach Associate
Ryan Maxson Vice President of Government and Public Affairs
Theresa Andrews Vice President of International & Commercial Relations
Pete Solecki General Counsel
Nikale Pierce Risk Management Associate
David Pedersen Communications Coordinator
Catherine Smiley Jones Chief Administrative Officer
Jayne Fabulic Vice President of Professional Development
Paula Betz Member Care Outreach Associate
Christina Lesniak Executive Liaison
Sheri Powers Member Relations Executive
Gina Wickey Accounting Associate
Neil Dulay Art Director
Jacque Jefferson Member Care Outreach Associate
Tic Sisakda Shipping & Receiving
Mark Cowan Membership and Compliance Supervisor
Kyle Pietrzak Vice President of Risk Management
Brandon Robbins Vice President of Membership & Customer Service
Steven Welch Account Executive
Bryson Breedlove Membership and Compliance Associate
Mikayla Marthiens Accounting Associate
Heather Pena Chief Operations Officer
David Kvendru Chief Financial Officer
Dan Poteet Chief Technology Officer
Facio Palomino Vice President of Sales
Yoana Quiros Member Care Outreach Associate
Melinda Rocco Minister of First Impressions
Valerie Stunich Member Care Outreach Associate
Madison Hadaller Sales & Marketing Coordinator
David Martin Education Specialist
Kelly Allen-Mitchell Member Care Outreach Associate
Robert Espinoza Warehouse Technician
Mike Mercurio Chief Executive Officer
Scott Sorensen Vice President Marketing, Communication & Events
Nick Zavala Vice President of Business Development
Dante Moore Director of Data Management
Melissa Waegner Event Manager