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History of H.D.A.R.

Brief History

The HIGH DESERT ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, 2017 President is Karen Sanchez. Karen Sanchez, a native Californian, moved to the High Desert in 1991. She has been married to Phil for 28 years, has three wonderful daughters, three intriguing dogs and has been a lifelong real estate fan. She assocjoined Real Living Hamilton Landon Real Estate in 2007 as a new sales agent and became a broker in 2010. She has served the Association in many capacities - as a Director, Committee Chair for Special Affairs, member of the Local Candidates Recommendations Committee and a member of the Governmental Relations Committee. She also served as 2014 President of the Victor Valley Women's Council of Realtors. On the rare occasion when she's not shooting a home video or doing something else real-estate related, you may find her volunteering in the hospitality department at her church, building small houses for a deserving family in Mexico, hanging with her family or taking the dogs to the dog park.

High Desert Association of REALTORS® original charter was May 22, 1948. Elton Goble was the first President and he served from 1948 through 1950. Originally named, Mojave Valley Board of REALTORS® and in 1958 became the Victor Valley Board of REALTORS®. June 1, 2014 the Victor Valley and Barstow Association of REALTORS® merged forming the new High Desert Association of REALTORS®. Today, the gavel that was presented to the Mojave Valley Board of REALTORS® in 1948 is still used at all Board of Director meetings.

Things and people may have changed over the past 68 years but our mission has remained the same. "The purpose of the High Desert Association of REALTORS® is to help its members become more profitable and successful." Our vision is "The High Desert Association of REALTORS® is the source of essential business services and the association of choice for real estate professionals committed to excellence and through collective action promotes the preservation of real property rights."
Throughout its history, the High Desert Association of REALTORS® has always strived especially hard to support the needs of the High Desert communities it serves. The HDAR sponsors several fundraising events each year, with the money raised from these events contributed to several local charity organizations.

We would like to thank our Past Presidents for their excellence in leadership through the years.

1975  Gary Stater

1986  Becky Otwell

1989  Jack Harrison

1990  Craig Kudrle

1991  James Phillips

1992  Chuck Moore

1993  Jason Landon

1994  Hanna Knapp

1996  Stephanie Glassey

1999  Eileen Patterson

2001  Hanna Knapp

2002  Jason Landon

2003  Bess Kline

2004  Deborah Light

2005  Donny Jensen

2006  Chuck Knapp

2007  Ann McDonald

2008  Caroll Yule

2009  Jo Ann Tidwell

2010  Glenn Zimmerman

2011  Cecil Volsch

2012  Bess Kline

2013  Michele Davies

2014  Kari Leon

2015  Becky Otwell

2016 Serena Whyte

2017 Karen Sanchez

 

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