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REALTOR® Family Designation Programs

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® has nine affiliated Institutes, Societies, and Councils that provide a wide-ranging menu of programs and services that assist members in increasing skills, productivity and knowledge.

Designations

acknowledging

experience and expertise in various

estate

sectors

each

Affiliated

real

are awarded

by

group upon

completion of required courses. In addition, NAR offers two certification programs to its members.

Please visit the Santa Cruz Association of REALTORS® website, www.scaor.org, then click on Member Resources, and then Education to see a newly updated list of NAR Designations, read descriptions of them, and find links to sign up or learn more.

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Free GIS Class Packs SCAOR

This free-to-members presentation packed the SCOAR Seminar Room

  • Data download site

  • Map gallery

  • Printing

  • Online Help

Karen Kirwan, SCAOR’s Director of Education, organized the event, which was free to SCAOR members (Non- members were also invited at the cost of a $10 registration fee). This class was so well received and informative, Karen is excited to offer more presentations of this type in the future. If you’re interested in learning about future offerings of this type presented by SCAOR, please contact Karen at (831) 464-2000 or karen@scaor.org.

On Friday, June 23rd the Santa Cruz Association of REALTORS® hosted a presentation on Geographic Information System (GIS) Basics Presented by Paul Garcia, Senior GIS Analyst, County of Santa Cruz Information Services Department.

The Santa Cruz County Assessor’s Geographic Information System (GIS) combines layers of information about the Santa Cruz County to reveal a better understanding of the area. Aspects of the GIS that were covered included how to select a parcel or an area of the County. Participants also discovered the

various designations that will affect use of the land, such as zoning, the General Plan land use designation, resources, and constraints.

The SCAOR Seminar Room was packed with attendees who learned the basics of GIS, including terminology, data concerns, uses, “how-to’s” and features of GISWEB, including:

  • Parcel (APN) searches and information

  • Available data layers

  • Select Map feature

  • Toolbar basics (pan, zoom, identify)

Paul Garcia, Senior GIS Analyst, County of Santa Cruz

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