Published Friday, March 15, 2019
Recent developments at the local, state and national levels have underscored the impact of REALTOR® advocacy in government affairs. As professionals working with homeowners, prospective buyers, landlords and tenants on a daily basis, REALTORS® are uniquely positioned to offer an important perspective on regulations, laws, programs and how they would more»
Published Thursday, March 7, 2019
MAR is looking for the very best in Marin County real estate to be part of Class II of the Leadership Academy in 2019. The MAR Leadership Academy is an exciting and intensive six-part training program that will hone your leadership skills and help you unlock new skills and knowledge so that you can better serve your community and your clients. Once you more»
Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019
With over 12 years of experience in the REALTOR® Association, Romeo Arrieta is passionate about the role that REALTORS® play advancing the availability of homeownership.
Before coming to the Marin Association of REALTORS® as CEO, Romeo most recently represented the REALTOR® community as the Director of Government Affairs & Community more»
Published Friday, March 1, 2019
A Bay Area native, Francesca set off to Nevada, Missouri for her first two years of college where she completed her AA in Liberal Arts. She then completed her BA in Malibu at Pepperdine University. While in school, Francesca was among the first of the Gates Millennium Scholars and studied in London, Buenos Aries and Johannesburg.
Francesca returned to more»
Published Friday, March 1, 2019
I would like to use this week’s CEO Update to invite MAR members to attend our March 12th Annual Meeting at the Marin Country Club, and to make an overdue introduction of myself to MAR membership.
At the annual meeting, we will give an overview of the initiatives we have underway for 2019 and how they will benefit you as a member and help you enhance more»
Published Monday, February 25, 2019
REALTORS® in the Novato area advised to be mindful when securing vacant homes.
Throughout the last year, the Marin County Sheriff's Office and Novato Police Department have received complaints of trespassers forcing entry or finding an open door and entering vacant listings. During some of the incidents items inside have been damaged or stolen and more»
Published Friday, February 22, 2019
The San Rafael City Council recently put forth a draft of their proposed “Wildfire Prevention and Protection Action Plan”, a comprehensive update to city regulations aimed at reducing the impact and spread of future wildfires. The plan is far-reaching, setting out regulations for everything from definitions for ignition zones, a broadening of more»
Published Saturday, September 16, 2017
On September 12, 2017, NAR sent a letter to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), as well as to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (collectively the GSEs), commenting on the recent decision by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to allow for data-based valuations rather than traditional in-person appraisals in certain purchase transactions. Given recent complaints of more»