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Team 408 included REALTORS® from the Cupertino/Sunnyvale and Los Gatos/Saratoga districts. They are pictured here with their Affiliates, who cheered them on.

A co-ed softball game pitting Team 650 (REALTOR® members of SILVAR’s Menlo Park/Atherton, Palo Alto and Los Altos/Mountain View districts) against Team 408 (REALTOR® members of SILVAR’s Cupertino/Sunnyvale and Los Gatos/Saratoga districts) turned out to be competitive, but fun, and successfully raised over $3,200 for the Silicon Valley REALTORS® Charitable Foundation.

More than 100 players and spectators gathered at the softball field in the New Portola Valley Town Center on Thursday afternoon for the event, which also featured music and a bar-b-que dinner. The event was hosted this year by the Menlo Park/Atherton District.

The event began with the national anthem sang by Lisa Nunes of First American Title and her daughter Taylor Nunes. SILVAR President Gene Lentz threw the first pitch. Then, the two REALTOR® teams played ball as Affiliates of the respective teams, wearing color coordinated t-shirts (blue for Team 408 and red for Team 650), and the crowd, cheered them on. With a final score of 5 to 1 in the bottom of the seventh inning, Team 408 won the game and the trophy!

SILVAR would like to convey a very special thank you to the following generous sponsors:
BBQ Sponsor: Opes Advisors
Home Base Sponsor: Coldwell Banker
Base Sponsors: Alain Pinel Realtors (Los Altos); Alain Pinel Realtors (Menlo Park); and Princeton Capital
Supporters: A & R Termite Control, Inc.; Cupertino/Sunnyvale District; and Moise Nahouraii-Referral Realty (Cupertino)

Team 650 included REALTORS® from the Menlo Park/Atherton, Palo Alto and Los Altos/Mountain View districts.

“I’m very happy that the Menlo-Atherton District could host an event that could bring the entire SILVAR association together,” said Day On the Diamond Committee Chair Lehua Greenman. “I thank all those who participated, and also the continued support of our generous sponsors and affiliates. We look forward to another great Day On the Diamond between Teams 650 and 408 in 2012!”

The real winner of the event was the Silicon Valley REALTORS® Charitable Foundation. “I want to thank everyone for supporting our Charitable Foundation by participating in this event, by sponsoring, playing, coaching, umpiring, hosting, cheering and being part of a great crowd,” added Greenman.

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California REALTORS® have a new way to differentiate themselves and show consumers they maintain a high level of knowledge of the home buying and selling process and are bound by a strict code of ethics by using the REALTOR® Badge, a new, free California Association of REALTORS® member benefit introduced by C.A.R.’s subsidiary, Real Estate Business Services® Inc. (REBS®).

The REALTOR® Badge is a personalized widget that verifies a REALTOR®’s license status and displays your REALTOR® information, including office, specialization, and designation information.  REALTORS® can display the REALTOR® Badge on their website, blog, and property listing pages.

The REALTOR® Badge is an easy way to add value to your reputation and online presence. Placing the badge on your website gives your current and prospective clients the assurance that you are more than a real estate agent; you are a REALTOR® who subscribes to a strict code of ethics.

“Consumers who are making one of the most important financial decisions in their lives want to know they are working with someone who is knowledgeable about the real estate industry and who follows a strict code of ethics,” said REBS Chairman Robert Bailey. “The REALTOR® Badge instantly identifies a REALTOR® as belonging to an elite group of real estate professionals that consumers can trust. I’ve even included the REALTOR® Badge on my website because I want my clients and prospective clients to be assured they are working with a REALTOR® and to understand what that means,” said Bailey.

The REALTOR® Badge also includes a REALTOR®’s area of expertise, market specialties, and any additional languages the REALTOR® may speak or read. With a link directly to the California Department of Real Estate (DRE), a consumer can verify a REALTOR®’s license status.

Get your REALTOR® Badge at www.realtorbadge.com

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