Welcome to the SILVAR Blog!

Who are we and why are we blogging?
We are the Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS® (SILVAR), a professional trade organization representing 5,000 REALTORS® and affiliate members engaged in the real estate business on the Peninsula and in the South Bay. SILVAR promotes the highest ethical standards of real estate practice, serves as an advocate for homeownership and homeowners, and represents the interests of property owners in Silicon Valley.

1. SILVAR is dedicated to serving its membership through developing and promoting programs and services that will enhance each member’s freedom and ability to conduct his or her individual businesses successfully with integrity and competency, and through non-partisan collective action, to promote the preservation of homeownership and real property rights.

We believe in the American dream of homeownership, and want to impart information that will help individuals and families attain this dream.

2. The term “REALTOR®” is a registered collective membership mark which identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and who subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.

Not all real estate agents are REALTORS®. Not everyone knows this. Our members abide by a strict Code of Ethics and our association strictly enforces this Code.

The Code of Ethics contains 17 Articles and various underlying Standards of Practice. The Standards are much more restrictive and confining as to conduct than those governing agents who simply hold a real estate license. While there is no evidence nor guarantee that all REALTORS® are morally and ethically better than unaffiliated real estate agents, it is an attempt by the industry to regulate and, as such, is highly recognized.

We hope this blog can keep you informed about the current market situation, so when the time comes, you can make the right decision about homeownership.

Once in a while our blog will include links to other websites operated by third parties. These links are provided to access the information contained in our blog. SILVAR has not reviewed all of the information on these sites and disclaims any responsibility for the content of any other sites or the products or services that may be offered on or through those sites. Inclusion of a link to another site does not indicated any endorsement of the site or all of its content.

SILVAR reserves the right to edit, remove, or deny access to individuals or content that it determines to be unacceptable, including, but not limited to, any abusive, profane, rude, defamatory, or anonymous comments.