is dedicated to serving the community through providing real estate professionals and consumers with the proper tools and resources needed to enjoy and preserve the right of property ownership. Since our start in 1920, we have offered to our membership  many opportunities for growth through education, professional networking, humanitarian projects, and leadership roles. Our vast member benefits will get you on the right track to successful real estate!  From Arbitration and Ethics to Webinars and Zipforms, the Solano Association of REALTORS® has your real estate needs covered. Join us today!

1302 Springs Rd.
Vallejo, CA 94591
707-644-5525 phone
707-644-3715 fax

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 The Solano Association of REALTORS® Foundation invites tax exempt organizations in Vallejo and Benicia to apply for financial assistance. Click here for details 2014 Foundation donation request.pdf.


 Slate of Candidates for the 2016 Elections



President - Shelley Tappin

(Bio soon to come)


President Elect -  Linda Daraskavich (choose one)


Board of Directors

(Choose Four)


Tim Hiemstra

Tim is the Owner / Broker of Napa River Realty located at 408 Georgia Street in Vallejo. His real estate and experiences include:
- Operating as a licensed CA Real Estate Broker since 1998
- Sits on the Solano Association of Realtors Governmental Affairs Committee
- Former President/CEO in the mortgage and development field
- Worked as a licensed real estate appraiser
- Worked for Dept. of the Navy as a real estate asset manager
- Marine Corps Veteran previously stationed at Concord Naval Weapon Station & Mare Island
- Bachelor degree in Business Administration at UNR
- Proud member of the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce

Tim cordially asks for your vote to work for our SAOR Team.  



Melanie Ross

Melanie Ross is a Broker Associate for Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific. She received her real estate agent license in 2005 and in 2012 she passed the Real Estate Broker exam.  Melanie currently serves on the CID committee and prepares all minutes for each meeting.  Since 2006, she has served on the following committees: Education Committee, Real Estate Finance Committee, and Membership Committee. 

Prior to Melanie’s career in Real Estate, she worked over 23 years for AT&T in various sales and staff positions within the Yellow Page Advertising department. These include President-Southwestern Bell Advertising Group, Northern California General Marketing Manager, Strategic Planner, and multiple sales channels in sales management. Her varied and extensive business management experience was an asset when beginning her real estate career. She feels blessed to have a business partner, Jenny Castaneda.

Melanie’s husband of almost 40 years and 24 year old twin daughters keep her grounded. She loves to travel and camp when she can.  Melanie has delivered Meals on Wheels since 2001, served on Reach Out Benicia Board of Directors, Solano County Grand Jury 2002-2003 and participated in numerous Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific activities to benefit the community she lives and works in.


She shares the vision of SAOR and knows it success is dependent upon its members and leadership.  Melanie will actively participate in promoting SAOR’s mission with integrity, professionalism and a true sense of purpose. 



Toni Foster

(Bio soon to come)



Monica Hartinger

(Bio soon to come)



Patricia Hudnall

(Bio soon to come)



Stacy Ono

(Bio soon to come)


Voting Begins on Thursday, July 23rd through Tuesday, August 4th.

(Online or Paper Ballots available)



  • Candidate Speeches - Wednesday, July 22nd at 8:30am
  • SAOR Voting Day at the Association Office, Monday, August 3rd at 12:00-6:00pm.
  • Results will be announced Wednesday, August 5th.