MLS & Associations

East San Francisco Bay Realtor boards approve merger under Contra Costa Association banner

Members of Contra Costa County associations set to vote on proposal

The boards of directors for two Realtor associations in the San Francisco Bay Area's East Bay region have approved an agreement to merge, subject to a membership vote to begin at the end of the month. The combined 3,500 or so members of the Walnut Creek, Calif.-based Contra Costa Association of Realtors and Richmond, Calif.-based West Contra Costa Association of Realtors will vote on the merger during a window that opens Oct. 27 and closes Nov. 11. If approved, the trade groups will officially join forces on Jan. 1, 2014, under the Contra Costa Association of Realtors banner. The merger plan comes nearly a year after the trade groups completed an association management services agreement that provided many CCAR products and services to WCCAR's nearly 500 members, including CCAR technology products and other resources, the trade groups said in a statement. These products and services included professional development training, an online store, networking events, insurance benefits, ...