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CDAR & PSRAR Association Merger

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The Board of Directors of both the California Desert Association of REALTORS® and the Palm Springs Regional Association of REALTORS® have entered into a merger agreement, with approval pending a vote by the eligible REALTOR® voting membership of both associations. What does the merger mean? This page will explain what is expected and what to expect for the potential upcoming merger of both associations.

What Does This Mean?

If the merger vote is passed by the eligible voting membership of both associations, then both associations will be merged into a single association. This new association shall be known as the Greater Palm Springs Association of REALTORS®. Existing membership will be merged together to allow for one singular association. Both association offices will remain and used by the new association and will not be closed, moved or eliminated without a vote of 2/3 of the Board of Directors present at a called and noticed meeting of the Board of Directors.

Both associations will continue to operate as normal under the guise of the new association. The Wednesday Morning Meetings, the Scholarship Fund and the Golf Tournament will remain in existence following the merger.

When Does This Vote Occur?

The voting period will begin on April 12, 2019 at 10 AM and will conclude on April 26, 2019 at 4 PM. Only active, current association REALTOR® members are eligible to participate in this vote. Voting will be conducted electronically, with e-mails sent to each person eligible to vote providing for a ballot to be marked and returned. In the event that a member elects to vote in person, their name will be deleted from the names of persons eligible to vote by e-mail. Physical ballots are available at the following locations:

• California Desert Association of REALTORS®, 73271 Fred Waring Drive, Suite 100, Palm Desert, CA

• Palm Springs Regional Association of REALTORS®, 4045 E. Ramon Road, Palm Springs, CA

At the time of the merger vote, the members will be voting on the new proposed bylaws (a link to the bylaws can be found further below).

Will There Be a Discussion Regarding the Merger?

Yes, we will be holding a Merger Town Hall on April 11, 2019 at 10 AM at the Rancho Mirage Library. REALTOR® members from both associations are encouraged to attend. We ask that you please RSVP with your respective association ahead of time.

Can I View The Merger Agreement or Proposed Bylaws?

A copy of the full Agreement of Merger can be viewed at the association by appointment. Please contact CDAR Association Executive Annette Coffey or PSRAR Chief Operations Officer Rickie McCabe to make an appointment. The proposed bylaws can be viewed by clicking the following link. The PowerPoint shown at the Broker Forum that was held on March 25th is available for review here.

Merger Vote

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THE MERGER VOTE IS LIVE!

The California Desert Association of REALTORS® and Palm Springs Regional Association of REALTORS® requests that you cast your vote regarding the Agreement of Merger and adoption of new bylaws for the surviving Association.

To vote, please go to https://eballot.io/aorvoting and log in using your MLS ID and password. As in previous years, your login credentials will be your MLS login ID number and your MLS password. Make sure to include the "D" when entering in your ID number, as well. Please be advised that only active CDAR REALTOR® members are eligible to vote. You will also be prompted to change your password when logging in to vote. This is for voter security reasons and does NOT change your password in the MLS.

The voting will take place commencing on April 12, 2019 at 10:00 AM and shall conclude on April 26, 2019 at 4:00 PM.  Voting will be conducted electronically using the VoteNet system, as has been done for past elections. For those members that do not wish to place their vote online, a physical ballot will be available. You must present a government-issued photo ID when voting in person. Physical ballots are available at the following location. 

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Vote Percentage

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PERCENTAGE OF VOTES CAST

The vote for the merger is currently live and we want to update you, our members, on the progress by letting you know the current overall percentage of votes cast so far (for the merger vote to proceed, a quorum must be met, which constitutes 1/3 of the voting membership). This page will be continuously updated as the votes are cast.

We are currently at...

26.9% HAVE VOTED!

This number reflects only the total percetange of overall votes cast amongst the eligible voting membership. If you are an active CDAR REALTOR® member and have not cast your vote, please do so! The voting period runs from now until Friday, April 26th at 4 PM.

Remember, your voice matters!