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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

December 13, 2012

PALM SPRINGS REALTOR® GROUP DONATES $17K “CLOSE TO HOME”

Palm Springs, CA – The Palm Springs Regional Association of REALTORS® is pleased to announce that this week it will donate $6,900.00 raised by its REALTOR® and Affiliate Business Members as part of its Close to Home community giving program.  This donation brings the program’s annual total giving to over $17,000 for its 2012 nonprofit recipients.  The four organizations benefiting from the program for 2012 are Boys and Girls Club of Cathedral City, Save-A-Pet in Desert Hot Springs, Well in the Desert of Palm Springs, and The Mizell Senior Center, also in Palm Springs.

Close to Home is a program dedicated to giving back to the people in our communities through local non-profit organizations,” says Randy Wiemer, CEO of the Palm Springs Regional Association of REALTORS®.

While fundraising is a year-round activity for the Palm Springs professional association, this final distribution for the year was raised during the group’s annual Fall Harvest Bake Sale & Auction.

“Our REALTOR® members and business affiliates work hard to consistently beat their own fundraising goals.  Giving back to the community is extremely important to this group,” says Kevin Stern, 2012 President of the Palm Springs Regional Association of REALTORS®.

The Palm Springs Regional Association of REALTORS® is a group of real estate professionals and their business affiliates working to support each other and the residents of each city of the Coachella Valley from Palm Springs to Mecca. They provide resources to educate their members and the public on the intricacies of the changing market, as well as access to the local MLS through its website, http://PalmSpringsRegionalMLS.com.  They also provide members with the latest tools and technologies to serve buyers and sellers.  For additional information about the Palm Springs Regional Association of REALTORS® you can visit them at 4045 E. Ramon Road, Palm Springs, CA  92264 or contact CEO Randy Wiemer at  Randy@PSBoardofRealtors.com. Serving the Valley Communities since 1929™.

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Brian Vatcher

Brighthaus Marketing

760-383-1270

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

November 28th, 2012

84th Annual Celebration Honors Community Leadership and New Board of Directors

Palm Springs, CA – Palm Springs Regional Association of REALTORS® (http://palmspringsregionalmls.com) held their 84th annual installation and awards ceremony at the Riviera Palm Sp

rings Resort and Spa to recognize leadership and community involvement by members and staff including Life Time Achievement Awards. “This Board of Directors will be leading us through our 84th year as an organization,” says

Randy Wiemer, Executive Director of Palm Springs Regional Association of REALTORS®, “We’re excited about the year ahead and the continued contribution to members and the community we can create.”

Award winners for 2012 included The President’s Award winner Kevin Stern (Desert Star Real Estate), The Pinnacle Award winner Becky Bowles (RE/MAX), Business Affiliate of the Year to Melinda Tremaglio (Caravan Dispatch) and REALTOR® of the Year to Frank Alvarez (Greater Palm Springs Realty). Three members also earned the California Association of REALTORS® (http://www.car.org) Members-for-Li

fe Award for more than 25 years of active participation in Real Estate to Maryellen Hill, Dorothy Reed and Emanuel Segall.

The Board of Directors and Officers for 2013 include President John Burge (Windermere), President Elect Dwayne Carrier (Coldwell Banker) and Treasurer CR Silva (Windermere). The directors are David Cantwell, Janice Kaminsky, Benjamin Leaskou, Jay “J” Johnson, Tim Welberry, Karen “Joy” Tabbah, Jim Webb, John Cyr, Robert Kalin and Kevin Stern.

Palm Springs Regional Association of REALTORS® also recognized staff members Diane Taylor and Amy McLaughlin for 17 years and 22 years of dedicated service to the Association respectively.

 

The Palm Springs Regional Association of REALTORS® is a group of real estate professionals and their business affiliates working to support each other and the residents of each city of the Coachella Valley from Palm Springs to Mecca. We provide resources to educate our members and the homebuyers on the changing market. We also provide our members with the latest tools and technologies to serve buyers and sellers.  In this time of unprecedented changes, we are here with opportunities to navigate the challenging and demanding world of buying and selling homes, income properties and land.

For additional information about the Palm Springs Regional Association of REALTORS® contact Randy Wiemer at Randy@PSBoardofRealtors.com, (760) 320-6885, http://palmspringsregionalmls.com. Located at 4045 E. Ramon Road, Palm Springs, CA  92264. Serving the Valley Communities since 1929™

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Media Contact:

Brian Vatcher

Brighthaus Marketing

760-383-1270

DOWNLOAD THE PDF OF THIS PRESS RELEASE HERE

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

October 2, 2012

VALLEY BUSINESSES PARTNER WITH REALTORS® IN COMMITMENT TO SUPPORT LOCAL NONPROFIT

Palm Springs, CA – Since starting in 2008, Palm Springs Regional Association of REALTORS® Food Drive has produced 3,693 food and personal care items and over $4,400 for Well in the Desert, a Palm Springs nonprofit. “I’m extremely proud of our REALTOR® Members and our Affiliate Member businesses, who volunteer their time to make a difference in our community,” says Randy Wiemer, CEO of the Palm Springs Regional Association of REALTORS®.

Pictured (from L to R): Penny Olender, Fidelity Home Warranty; Ken Agee, Wells Fargo; Vikki Schultz, Schultz Property Inspection; Arlene Rosenthal, Well in the Desert; C.R. Silva, PSRAR Board of Directors; Melinda Tremaglio, Caravan Dispatch; Julie Frazier, Frazier Pest Control, Inc.; Karen Maisano, Contempo Lending; Barry Rodgers, Golden State Home Inspection; Jerry Brownlee, Well in the Desert.

Recently, Palm Springs Regional Association of REALTORS® announced the year-to-date results for their 2012 Food Drive with a total of 570 food and personal care items as well as $453 in cash donations benefiting Well in the Desert. 

“We are grateful for the consistent support we receive from the Palm Springs Regional Association of REALTORS® and their Affiliates. Their efforts have been extremely helpful during some very tough economic times,” said Arlene Rosenthal, President of the Board of Directors for Well in the Desert.  Well in the Desert, a 501(c) 3 organization, helps feed, clothe and serve people in need; the homeless, the elderly poor, the working poor and families with children.  They do this through offering a daily hot meal program to over 125 people a day, six days a week, and sack lunches on Saturdays, as well as a variety of other services from referrals, mail and phone service to job re-entry programs and personal support.

Local business people Melinda Tremaglio (owner of Caravan Dispatch in Palm Springs) and Vikki Schultz (Director of Operations of Schultz Property Inspection in Cathedral City) co-chair the Association’s Special Events Committee, which works with the PSRAR’s other Affiliate businesses and its REALTOR® Members to coordinate the annual Food Drive as well as raising funds for “Close to Home,” the PSRAR’s community giving program.

The Palm Springs Regional Association of REALTORS® is a group of real estate professionals and their business affiliates working to support each other and the residents of each city of the Coachella Valley from Palm Springs to Mecca. They provide resources to educate their members and the public on the intricacies of the changing market. They also provide members with the latest tools and technologies to serve buyers and sellers.

For additional information about the Palm Springs Regional Association of REALTORS® contact Randy Wiemer at Randy@PSBoardofRealtors.com, (760) 320-6885, www.PSBoardofRealtors.com . Located at 4045 E. Ramon Road, Palm Springs, CA  92264. Serving the Valley Communities since 1929™.

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Media Contact:

Brian Vatcher

Brighthaus Marketing

760-383-1270

DOWNLOAD THE PDF OF THIS PRESS RELEASE HERE!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

July 21, 2012

REALTORS® GIVE “CLOSE TO HOME” SUPPORTING LOCAL CHARITIES

Palm Springs, CA – The Palm Springs Regional Association of REALTORS® is excited to announce the 2012 mid-year distributions for “Close To Home,” its community giving program. “’Close To Home’ is a program dedicated to giving
back to our neighbors through local non-profit organizations,” says Randy Wiemer, CEO of the Palm Springs Regional Association of REALTORS®. At the mid-year mark, through their quarterly events, the PSRAOR has raised over $9000
for local charities so far.

Pictured (from L to R): Randy Wiemer CEO – PSRAOR, Paul Joyce, Dist. Manager – Well in the Desert, Scott M Robinson, CEO – Boys and Girls Club of Cathedral City, Melinda Tremaglio, Co-Chair PSRAOR Affiliate Committee, Rick Sales Well in the Desert, Ian Murray Director of Programs Mizell Senior Center, Ann Wood Director Save A Pet, Rick Miller Save A Pet and Kevin Stern, President of the Board of Directors – PSRAOR.

Fundraising is a year round activity for the Palm Springs group with quarterly events produced by the REALTOR members and their affiliate business members. The four non-profit agencies are selected at the beginning of each year with a mid-year and end of year distribution. The 2012 beneficiaries are The Mizell Senior Center and Well in the Desert both in Palm Springs, The Boys and Girls Club of Cathedral City and Save a Pet in Desert Hot Springs. “Our local agents and affiliates help local charities that service the Greater Palm Springs Region. Our REALTOR members and business affiliates work hard to do our part in giving back to the community we serve. I’m very proud of our association members and affiliates,” says Kevin Stern, 2012 Board President of the Palm Springs Regional Association of REALTORS®.

The Palm Springs Regional Association of REALTORS® is a group of real estate professionals and their business affiliates working to support each other and the residents of each city of the Coachella Valley from Palm Springs to Mecca. We provide resources to educate our members and the homebuyers on the changing market. We also provide our members with the latest tools and technologies to serve buyers and sellers. In this time of unprecedented changes, we are here with opportunities to navigate the challenging and demanding world of buying and selling homes, income properties and land.

For additional information about the Palm Springs Regional Association of REALTORS® contact CEO Randy Wiemer at Randy@PSBoardofRealtors.com, (760) 320-6885, www.PSBoardofRealtors.com . Located at 4045 E. Ramon Road, Palm Springs, CA 92264. Serving the Valley Communities since 1929™

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Media Contact:

Brian Vatcher

Brighthaus Marketing

760-383-1270

DOWNLOAD THE PDF OF THIS PRESS RELEASE HERE!

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