Carol Farrar, NSDCAR Director You may know NSDCAR REALTOR® member Carol Farrar as a NSDCAR board member since 2014 (she’s now in her second two-year term) and as a California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) director since 2015. She also is serving this year as chair of the C.A.R. Young Professionals Network (YPN) Committee (there are 58 YPN groups of REALTORS® currently in the state). But did you know that Carol began working in real estate because of beer? She grew up in a working class family in the North County. Carol graduated from Escondido High School (class of 1997) and spent a year as a varsity cheerleader. Her maiden name was Zazueta. “With a last name like that, it meant I was always last on the list, except when the teacher would say, `roll call in reverse today!’” Carol said. “My father was one of eight children and he was the first one to buy a home in the U.S. He was so proud of our home and he wanted to share it his family. So, for several summers in a row, we would host relatives at our home. As a young kid, I would have to share my bedroom and teach English to my extended family. The experience taught me responsibility and patience and to be grateful for whatever you have. It also taught me to be open minded and flexible because you always don’t get your way. Nothing comes easy in this world and it takes hard work to achieve success.” After high school, Carol got a job at a fairly new company in Escondido called Stone Brewing Co., which had been founded in 1996 (today, Stone is the largest brewery in Southern California). She was quickly promoted and eventually was named distribution supervisor overseeing product distribution logistics across the country. “I was young, in my early 20s, and passionate about my job,” she said. “I met a lot of people working at the brewery many who I am still friends with today and who I've helped with their real estate needs. Beer connects people whether the economy is going well or not, people still enjoy drinking craft beer. Some of the finest people I’ve ever met have worked in the beer industry. “One day I was thinking about my future and friend who was a REALTOR® said that I would be a good fit for the real estate business, which was encouraging. Not to mention in 2005 the market was vibrant and I wanted to make a change in careers so I decided to give it a try. In my first year as a loan officer, I made the same amount in commissions as my base salary at Stone. At that point, I knew I was on the right path. I’m grateful to the beer industry for opening the door that led me into real estate.” When the recession began to hit in 2007, Carol made the switch from doing mortgages to working on the property sales. “It was a difficult time to make the switch since the market was collapsing, when I turned for help no one was there to support me but luckily I landed on both feet at an office with great mentorship,” said Carol, who worked as a successful buyers agent with a top-producing team in Carlsbad for several years. By 2013, Carol branched out on her own, got a brokers license and opened boutique brokerage firm, 1850 Realty. “1850 was the year that San Diego became a county and it's the same year that California took its statehood,” said Carol. “People mark their lives by referring back to a certain year that an event occurred like the year they moved. We find that when someone buys or sells a home that is something special to celebrate which how we chose our company’s motto: Connecting clients to communities.” Carol’s husband Eric Farrar also works with her at 1850 Realty. He also is involved at Sandicor on the MLS committee, plus he volunteers with the San Diego Sherriff’s Office in Search and Rescue. Carol and Eric, celebrating 10 years married in August, are expecting their first child in late April. “It’s an exciting time for us right now and we’re getting ready for big changes,” she said. “We knew each other in high school but never dated until we were in our mid-20s. And, yes, we re-connected through beer because, as I've experienced, beer is a great connector of people.” Carol agrees that NSDCAR also can be a great connector for REALTORS®. “Getting involved with the industry and our Association has resulted in tremendous education which has benefited me in so many ways,” she said. “I would highly recommend taking advantage of the opportunity to volunteer at our Association. It really helps develop your professionalism leading you to success.”
Notice of Application for Director SeatsThe Association is now accepting applications for members interested in serving for the coming term on the NSDCAR Board of Directors, and the California Association (CAR) Board of Directors. See below for information on each position and the applicable application.
REALTOR® Board of Director Seat OpeningsInformation About the Position The Association is now accepting applications for members interested in serving for the coming term on the NSDCAR Board of Directors. NSDCAR has seven District Director seats, one At-Large seat, and one Out of Area seat subject to election this year. Any qualified REALTOR® may run for the At-Large seat, including out of area members. Annual elections are held in June of every year. The Nomination Committee will be holding interviews April 3- April 7. Deadline to apply is before 5:00 pm on March 17, 2017. www.nsdcar.com/governance/bod-application-2018.pdf
Associated Professional Board of Director Seating OpeningInformation About the Position The Association is now accepting applications for Associated Professional members interested in serving for the coming term on the NSDCAR Board of Directors. Qualified Associated Professionals may run for the Associated Professional seat. Annual elections are held in June of every year. The Nomination Committee will be holding interviews April 4-April 7. Deadline to apply is before 5:00 pm on March 17, 2017. www.nsdcar.com/governance/ap-bod-application-2018.pdf
Call for C.A.R. Director CandidatesThe Association is currently accepting applications to serve as Director of the California Association of REALTORS® (CAR) representing NSDCAR for 2018. The CAR meeting schedule for 2018 – Monterey, January 16-19, 2018; Sacramento, May 2-5, 2018; San Diego, October 11-14, 2018. Expenses are paid by NSDCAR. A review panel will review all applications and make its recommendation to the Board of Directors for final decision in April. Eligibility requirements are: Be active in the real estate industry as a REALTOR® Associate, REALTOR® Office Manager, or Broker/owner. Be a Member in Good Standing of NSDCAR. Have at least some minimum level of volunteer experience in organized real estate. The deadline to apply is before 5:00 pm on March 17, 2017. www.nsdcar.com/governance/car-director-application-2018.pdf
We have received numerous complaints from members who have been solicited by persons identifying themselves as calling on behalf of the San Diego Association of REALTORS® (SDAR). Several of our members have reported that these individuals, who have called stating they were from SDAR, have given them false information apparently in an effort to frighten our members and to encourage them to leave NSDCAR® and join SDAR®. It has been reported that many NSDCAR® members have had their MLS services interrupted by these callers without permission. Because many of our members reported that they were transferred, without their permission, from our AOR to SDAR®, our Sandicor directors fought hard to require that a member transferring from one AOR to another would have to first sign a written consent to the transfer. SDAR’s Sandicor directors strongly objected to the requirement of written consent, but our Sandicor directors ultimately won that issue and transfer from one AOR to another now requires first submitting the members’ written consent to Sandicor. We have been told that these callers who identify themselves as from SDAR® have told our members that SDAR® is going to buy out our shares in Sandicor and that our members will lose access to the MLS as a result. This is not true. NSDCAR® continues to be a shareholder of Sandicor, the MLS, and your association continues to provide the very best REALTOR® and MLS services in San Diego County. If you have been solicited by anyone indicating they are from SDAR®, please call or email firstname.lastname@example.org with details about what you were told. Our continued efforts will remain to represent the best interests of our members and their business. NSDCAR® is proud to be a REALTOR® organization. We are proud members of the California Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®. Our reputation is built on decades of ethical behavior and fair dealing. NSDCAR® is committed to taking the high road and focusing on your business needs. We appreciate you and your membership.” Sincerely, Michael Carunchio 2017 President North San Diego County Association of REALTORS®
NSDCAR would like to help members put their “best face forward,” and to help you do that, we have made arrangements with Don Anderson at Insight Photos to provide FREE professional REALTOR® Portraits. Include your new portrait on business cards, websites, signs, etc. Your free portrait includes one of 2 choices as a backdrop. We have a basic grey/black as well as a green screen. The green screen allows you to digitally insert any background you wish once you've received your photo. We offer this great service once a month at our Main Service Center located in Vista. Simply choose one of the set dates below, and arrive during the time frame to take advantage of this awesome member benefit. Some dates are set after a class for your convenience. September 26th - Assistive Animals: 10am-11:30am (Photos from 11 - 12:30pm) October 23rd – Property Management Class: 10am-12pm (Photos from 11:30 - 1pm) November 8th – New Member Orientation: 9:30am-3pm (Photos from 2:30 - 4) December – None If you have any questions or would like to know more information about the program, please contact Blake at (760) 734-3971 or email@example.com. Photographer: Don Anderson https://www.insightphotos.net/