On January 1, 1997, the Camarillo, Oxnard Harbor and the Ventura Associations of Realtors merged to become the Ventura County Coastal Association of Realtors.
At the time of the merger the combined membership of the associations was approximately 1000. Now the Association has grown to well over 3000 and is growing.
The purpose of the merging of the three associations representing six cities - Camarillo, Oxnard, Fillmore, Santa Paula, Port Hueneme, and Ventura - was to create an entity which improves the quality of service, not only to the Realtor members, but also to the public, our clients and customers.
Prior to the merger, the three associations had operated independently, and at the same time provided similar services to their respective members as well as to the public. With the creation of the new, larger association, the overlap of services was eliminated. The merger allows and encourages the new Association to grow technologically.
Additionally, the goal was to create a stronger voice for real estate as an industry as well as for the preservation of private property rights. This should benefit every property owner in the greater Ventura County area.
To increase the real benefits delivered to members
To be an invaluable resource to membership by providing state-of-the-art tools, education and support, to enable members to be an indispensible asset to their clients.
To strengthen the Realtor image by maintaining an ethical environment, thus allowing members to conduct business proactively, enhancing professionalism, integrity and competency of our members.
To vigorously advocate for, and protect private property rights in our local communities, state and nation, in partnership with all Realtors.
- To aggressively provide the tools and resources for our members to succeed.
- To further our mission, HomeTown has active Government Affairs, Education, Membership, MLS, and Communications Departments. Each of these departments is integral to the programs, events, and services that VCCAR members depend on to enhance their careers.
The Ventura County Coastal Association of REALTORS® has a detailed history that dates back to 1931, when the first meeting of the HomeTown Real Estate Licensees was held in Simi Valley, California. The Association received its official charter in November 1935, and was known at the time as the Simi Realty Cooperative. In 1973, the Board opened its first official office in the Stearns Building on Tapo Street, and in 1976 moved to 1st Street. Over the years, the name of the Association has changed, as well as its location offices. What hasn't changed is that HomeTown continues to offer stellar customer service to its ever-growing membership base.