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A Message From PSAR's President

posted Jan 15, 2016, 6:44 PM by Richard D'Ascoli   [ updated Jan 25, 2016, 7:54 PM ]
I am proud to serve as your President of our outstanding Association. I believe that we are one of the finest Association of REALTORS® in all of California. For being a smaller Association, we are strong and united because of the dedication and sacrifice of our members.
 
As many of you may have heard, our fellow San Diego County REALTOR® Association (GSDAR) has filed litigation against San Diego County’s MLS (Sandicor) and it’s two other owners, PSAR and the North San Diego County Association of REALTORS® (NSDCAR.) In my view the claims in the lawsuit are without merit.
 
When fellow REALTORS® sue fellow REALTORS® we find it disheartening.
 
These types of actions can devalue the REALTOR® brand and what we do in the eye of clients we serve. The National Association of REALTORS® and the California Association of REALTORS® each provide venues for dealing with inter-association disagreements. Taking costly legal action can lead to loss of direction and hinder us from our purpose, which is to serve our membership.
 
PSAR will not be distracted from our commitment to San Diego County’s REALTORS®. We are determined now more than ever to strengthen professionalism and a fair and competitive business environment in San Diego County so that the real estate market here can continue to thrive in 2016. We continue to accomplish this through transparency, ethics, inclusion, empowerment, and strong leadership.
 
As a valued PSAR member, I felt it important to bring this subject to your attention so that you understand that the association leadership will continue to keep you informed.  We know that conversations will arise on this subject. Please know that this activity will in no way interrupt your MLS Service.
 
We are stronger as one voice and will remain vigilant in protecting the best interest of our members and all associations we belong to as REALTORS®.   We greatly appreciate all of your support.

Update:

A copy of the suit can be found here. 

Inman posted an article about the case here.

PSAR is seeking legal advice and will report more after some analysis.