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Dear NSDCAR Members, TOGETHER, you as the members of NSDCAR, the staff, and I have worked 22 years building an organization for which we can be extremely and justifiably proud. We have been on the leading edge. We were the first association in San Diego County to have an association website, which we launched with a slogan of “From Bricks to Clicks” – at a time when company websites were all but unheard of. We were among the first associations in the nation to have a division dedicated to commercial real estate – and which was then in the very first group to receive commercial accreditation from the National Association of REALTORS®. We were among the first REALTOR® associations in the country to merge more than two organizations, as we united a total of seven with vastly different size, market, and unique personality. Our success made us the model for many years, sought out for advice on how to design a successful merger. We broke with the traditional design of a centralized organization and instead adopted a district system, a concept just now gaining momentum among REALTOR associations nationwide. We were one of only a handful of REALTOR® associations nationwide brave enough to break with tradition, moving from a conventional governance model to John Carver’s Policy Governance, a model adopted widely, nationally and internationally, among non-profit associations of many disciplines. We have been careful stewards of our members’ money - building a significant reserve that assured that we would be able to maintain a high level of member service when things get tough. That’s extraordinary for an organization of our size, and we did it while keeping our dues and fees low. We are survivors. During good times and bad, we always kept the benefit of the member as central in our decision making. We deliver friendly, fair, efficient and effective service that has become our hallmark and for which we are praised by visitors as well as by our own members. NSDCAR is recognized, respected, and held in high regard with a reputation for innovation and progressive thinking both in California and nationally. Yes, we have occasionally, but rarely, made a misstep along the way. But we have always had the wisdom to admit, correct, and learn from our mistakes, moving forward in a positive direction. Personally, my association with NSDCAR has brought an array of leadership opportunities and honors of which I am extremely proud and for which I am extremely grateful. I am tremendously proud to have served NSDCAR - from the point of its design and inception, through growing pains, and now as a mature organization uniquely capable of moving successfully into a bold new future. But now, after 25 years with the REALTOR® organization in North County and 33 years in REALTOR® association management, it is time for us to pursue our respective dreams on separate paths as we each enter into an exciting new phase of life. January 1, 2017, will be my final official day with NSDCAR. Thank you for sharing this exciting journey with me. Dianne McMillan, CEO
NSDCAR Updates on GSDAR Lawsuit Filed Against NSDCAR, PSAR, and Sandicor
On January 14, 2016, the San Diego Association of REALTORS® (SDAR), filed a lawsuit against the local MLS, Sandicor, Inc., and North San Diego County Association of REALTORS®, and Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS®.
This page is a resource to keep members of North San Diego County Association of REALTORS® informed about the litigation filed by the San Diego Association of REALTORS®, also known as SDAR or GSDAR against Sandicor, the North San Diego County Association (NSDCAR), and the Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS® (PSAR).1/13/16 CRMLS and Sandicor announce a datashare agreement with CRMLS to provide Sandicor agents access to CRMLS listings. 1/14/16 Lawsuit filed by GSDAR against North San Diego County Association of REALTORS, Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS, and Sandicor. 1/15/16 Inman Select posts article: REALTOR® Association Sues its Own MLS, Accusing Unfair Business Practices 1/15/16 NSDCAR issues statement about the lawsuit to its members. 1/15/16 SDAR President issues statement about the lawsuit to its members. 1/20/16 Sandicor issues notice of lawsuit to its MLS members 1/21/16 San Diego Reader article 1/26/16 Sandicor issues Q&A to address certain issues relating to the lawsuit 1/28/16 San Diego Business Journal article: Listing Service Conflict Results in Lawsuit (paid login needed) 2/10/16 WAV Group article: California Regionals Breaking Ranks 3/4/16 NSDCAR and PSAR Unite in Defense Against SDAR Lawsuit 3/4/16 NSDCAR/PSAR Motion to Dismiss and Background Information. 3/4/16 Sandicor Files a Motion to Dismiss with the Courts. 3/18/16 NSDCAR and PSAR release statement: "Your MLS is in Jeopardy" 3/22/16 SDAR President releases statement 3/23/16 SDAR signs motion to move forward the upgrade of the Sandicor servers after lengthy delay. 3/25/16 SDAR discards old complaint and files new complaint with courts ignoring issues related to first complaint. 3/25/16 Sandicor Questions and Answers on Hardware Replacement 3/28/16 NSDCAR President's Message to Members - MLS Update 4/13/16 NSDCAR and PSAR file a motion to dismiss and motion for attorneys' fees for abandoned claims by SDAR.
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