Service Foundation - About
For more than 50 years REALTORS® in eastern Contra Costa County have joined with their affiliates in the real estate industry to make important contributions to community service programs. Acting as a committee of the association, members and affiliates have provided support to several programs. "CanTree" provides money and foodstuffs for local programs like Don Brown Shelter; Brentwood Community Chest; Golden Hills and PICES.
To maximize the community service effort of our association, the DAR Board of Directors authorized the establishment of a 'tax-exempt, charitable foundation' named the Delta REALTORS® Community Service Foundation (The Foundation).
The Foundation Scholarship Program provides support for area high school seniors seeking to continue their education but with financial assistance to do so. Every east county high school is offered an opportunity to participate. The Scholarship Committee annually awards seven $1,000 scholarships.
Fundraising efforts include such social and networking events as Harvest Run, Rocktoberfest and bowling. Under the incorporated status The Foundation is able to solicit donations from individuals and corporations who limit their contributions to IRS qualified charities. Additionally, with the association providing administrative support, including bookkeeping and secretarial services, little, if any, funds raised are used for administration.
It is the goal of The Foundation that 100% of funds raised or donated go to the important programs for which it is intended. Our members make huge contributions in time, energy and monetary support to worthy community causes. This organization has the ability to expand it's fundraising efforts and to broaden the list of beneficiaries. All of which make REALTORS® and Affiliates of DAR truly 'good neighbors'.
Bylaws of the organization call for the periodic election of a Board of Directors and address a myriad of organizational details. Each year the DAR President and Board of Directors appoint The Foundation's governing Board of Directors. The satisfaction of providing support to causes in our immediate neighborhoods coupled with the positive image that REALTORS® and Affiliates get as a result of their community involvement, continues to stimulate a high level of participation.
The Delta Association of REALTORS® (D.A.R) is a non-profit organization that serves more than 800 REALTOR® and Affiliate members. D.A.R. is affiliated with the California Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®, and works to provide our members with the tools they need to remain successful.
The Multiple Listing Service, education programs and an extensive political action program are just a few of the services that D.A.R. provides. D.A.R. is a shareholder in East Bay Regional Data, Inc (EBRDI) the MLS supplier using Paragon.
Our Mission Statement
The Purpose of the Delta Association of REALTORS is to support and enhance the professionalism and success of our members.
All real estate licensees are not the same. Only real estate licensees who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® are properly called REALTORS®. They proudly display the REALTOR "®" logo on their business card or other marketing and sales literature. REALTORS® are committed to treat all parties to a transaction honestly. REALTORS® subscribe to a strict code of ethics and are expected to maintain a higher level of knowledge of the process of buying and selling real estate. An independent survey reports that 84% of home buyers would use the same REALTOR® again.
Our members abide by a strict code of ethics and have access to a wide variety of business services that are not available to non-REALTORS. This gives them a competitive edge in the marketplace, enabling them to provide superior services to buyers and sellers of real property.
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All REALTORS® must abide by NAR's Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. The Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice outline duties that REALTORS® have to clients and customers, the public, and other REALTORS®. While the Code of Ethics establishes obligations that may be higher than those mandated by law, in any instance where the Code of Ethics and the law conflict, the obligations of the law must take precedence.