Shasta Association of Realtors
Your home is your biggest investment. You wouldn’t want to trust it to just anyone.
That’s where the SHASTA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® comes in. Serving local REALTORS® and the community for 94 years, the SHASTA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® doesn’t just help folks buy and sell houses. The purpose of the SHASTA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® is to serve its membership in developing and promoting programs and services that will enhance the members’ freedom and ability to conduct their individual businesses successfully with integrity and competency, and through collective action, to promote real property ownership and the preservation of real property rights.
SAOR President Connie Metcalf reflected on her gratitude and fortitude to the many Realtors for their willingness and ability to adapt to changing times – from the internet age to navigating through the pandemic.
“Realtors are resourceful. We are the driving force of our economy, our local communities, and the vision of building housing around safe, reliable and affordable energy models,” Metcalf says. “Our future success will be built on diversity and inclusion in leadership, making sure advocates are representing all demographic groups in homeownership and private property rights.”
SAOR is chartered by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and is one of 1,400 local associations who abide by governing rules, bylaws, multiple listing rules, certification, a code of ethics, advocacy, consumer outreach, unification, technology and financial solvency.
That means its sole focus is working for you and your best interest.
In the early 1900s, real estate was largely fragmented and disorderly. Anyone could sell real estate and no testing, licensing or ethical standards were required. Not something that you want to risk with your biggest investment.
The Shasta County Realty Board was founded in 1926, and by 1938, it had 13 paid members with a branch office license set at $1 and a salesperson license at $2.
Through the years, the association has grown, becoming the Shasta County Board of Realtors in 1972. By 1979, the membership had grown to an all-time high of 1,200, dues were $25 per month and listings held in a bound two-inch-thick book at its office in Mission Square. By 1986, they’d moved to their current location at 840 Remor St. in Redding.
Today, their website www.shastamls.com is a trove of information about its members as well as the place to begin a search for your forever home. Yes, times have changed from a bound book of property listings to an age where real estate agents and clients can work together on the internet to browse listings for that perfect place.
The Shasta Association of Realtors is managed by a Board of Directors comprised of a president, president-elect, treasurer, secretary and eight other directors. They work to ensure their members work in good faith for their clients as well as plans, organizes, directs, coordinates staff, education programs, events and activities of the association to assure that objectives are attained, plans fulfilled, Realtor and membership needs are met.