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North County Realtors Group Now Sharing Services

San Diego County CA— The North San Diego County Association of Realtors (NSDCAR), a local realtors trade group with an office in Carlsbad, has signed a shared services agreement with the Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors (PSAR). The agreement gives access to services, resources and discounts offered by either association to both PSAR and NSDCAR members.

Shared services will include Sandicor Multiple Listing Service (MLS) support, discounts on store items and lockbox equipment and services. Also included will be additional educational training classes, advocacy and other resources. The shared services agreement is an expansion of a relationship between the two Associations that has been in effect since 2013, when arbitration and mediation services became available through a joint program.

Officials with PSAR and NSDCAR said both Associations will continue to operate independently. NSDCAR has 4,800 members and operates service centers in Carlsbad, Carmel Valley, Vista, Escondido and Fallbrook. PSAR has more than 2,500 members and operates service centers in El Cajon and Chula Vista.

Officials said the agreement will maintain the profession’s long-standing commitment to realtors and the clients they serve.

“This agreement will support members who do business anywhere in San Diego County,” said Raylene Brundage, 2016 NSDCAR president. “Members from both Associations will be welcomed to attend marketing sessions that promote listings and match buyers and sellers throughout the county. Also, if there is a class or event being hosted, then members from either Association will benefit from member pricing.”

Anthony Andaya, 2016 PSAR president, said, “This is an immediate benefit to members of both associations. It means more value, easier access to great service and more coverage for all members at the same low cost. In addition, many realtors are now practicing business countywide. So, this agreement will help to ensure they get what they need when they need it, especially when they are out in the field.”

Officials also said the two Associations will continue to look for additional opportunities to collaborate and provide local support for members who focus on local communities.