Silver City Regional Association of REALTORS®, Inc.
and the Silver City Regional Muliple Listing Service
1930 Highway 180 East, Silver City, NM 88061
Phone: (575) 538-2665
The Silver City Regional Association of REALTORS® is a not-for-profit professional trade association. The National Association of REALTORS® issued the association's original charter in January of 1951. The organization has gone through several name changes over the years, finally determining that Silver City Regional best fit the member demographics. The territorial jurisdiction of SCRAR as granted by NAR includes Grant and Hidalgo counties. At present, membership also includes offices in Silver City, Cliff, Mimbres, and Reserve with several appraisal members statewide.
The Silver City Regional Association of REALTORS® and Multiple Listing Service has a membership of 19 REALTOR® offices, with 68 qualifying and associate brokers and 3 REALTOR® appraisers.
The REALTOR® organization is a "federation" or a "union" of organizations held together by the Three-Way Agreement, which provides a framework for effective communication, delivery of goods and services, and enforcement of the REALTORS® Code of Ethics. With this agreement, which forms the basis of the structure of the REALTOR® organization, the National Association grants each state and local association the right to control the terms "REALTOR®" and "REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®" within its territorial jurisdiction. It also permits associations to allow individuals who are qualified for membership to use the terms REALTOR® and REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®. In turn, the state associations and local boards and associations agree to:
accept the charge of properly granting and regulating the use of the terms "REALTOR®" and "REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®"
subscribe to and enforce the Code of Ethics of the National Association
This federated structure allows the REALTOR® organization to use its combined resources (both human and financial) and influence to have a unified, powerful voice in shaping public policy, set recognized standards for ethical real estate practice, and contribute to the betterment of the real estate industry.
The local association is the most visible and best-known component of the REALTOR® organization. It is at this level that members can actively participate on a regular basis and contribute to achieve common goals to better the industry.
The following list of activities provides a partial picture of a local association's function:
Provides the organization, administration, and execution of REALTOR® policy.
Provides a headquarters or "place" for REALTORS® to discuss plans and to implement policy in which they are in agreement.
Elects its leadership and selects its staff to execute final decisions.
Grants use of the terms REALTOR® and REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® to eligible members and ensures proper use of both terms.
Provides educational meetings and seminars on real estate topics.
Enforces the NAR Code of Ethics and provides an arbitration process for contractual disputes between REALTORS® and between REALTORS® and their clients. (A professional standards committee is charged with such responsibility, subject to provisions of the bylaws and to control by the board of directors.)
Is the collective voice of all its members, by virtue of electing--through democratic processes -- its officers and directors, by appointing REALTORS® and REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®s to its committees, by having membership meetings, and by entertaining suggestions and complaints.
Provides training in public service and organized real estate through service on committees and in elective positions.
Provides, through tested and proven service on the local association level, an opportunity for service on the state and national level.
Organizes and maintains the important function of cooperative business practices, such as a Multiple Listing Service.
Often provides a real estate library, training films and cassettes, standard business forms, advertising, publicity, public relations, and the opportunity for civic participation on behalf of the association and its members.
A local REALTOR® association can be a great force for the public welfare of any community, and it can be a tremendous service to and on behalf of its REALTOR® members.
Kim Clark - Association Executive and Government Affairs Director
Kim has been with the association since 1996. She is a leader in the industry having served on numerous state committees as well as receiving the Omega Tau Rho medal of service from the state and national REALTOR® associations in 2006. Kim currently serves as a member of the New Mexico Association of REALTORS Legislative and Issues Advocacy Committees.
Kim volunteers her time to many local civic organizations holding office or committee appointments in most. She was named the 2018 Grant County Volunteer of the Year by the Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce. We are extremely proud to have Kim at the helm of our organization.
Our organization consists of two governing bodies, the association board of directors and the multiple listing service board of directors. Both boards meet on a monthly basis. We hold a quarterly membership breakfast for the general membership.
Is responsible of overseeing the business of the association and its subsidiaries.
2020 President, Nikki O'Connell - President Elect, Robin Thomas - Treasurer, Dina Patton - Secretary, Cassie Carver - Past President, LJ Lundy - Directors, Danna Stout and Marisa Villegas.
SCRMLS is a subsidiary of the association. The MLS board meets to review the activities of the multiple listing service.
2020 MLS President, Rosalee Sirgany - President Elect, Dana Carlsen - Treasurer, Dina Patton - Secretary, Cassie Carver - Past President, Pat Fell - Directors, CeCi McNicoll and Sandra Hicks.
REALTORS® of the Year
2019 - Nikki O'Connell
2018 - Linda Rowse
2017 - Linda Middlebrook
2016 - Dana Carlsen
2015 – Cassie Carver
2014 – Robin Thomas
2013 – Dale Spurgeon
2012 – Cissy McAndrew
2011 – L J Lundy
2010 – Paul Ciano
2009 – Dawn Holladay
2007 – Linda Middlebrook
2006 – Billy Donnel
2005 – Patrick Conlin
2004 – Pat Fell
2003 – Jerry Thomas/ Patrick Conlin
2002 – Debbie Rogers
2001 – Debbie Rogers
2000 – Ian Benge
1999 – Laura Stiles
1998 – Pat Fell
1997 – Barbara Choate
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