In July, the Santa Clara County Association of Realtors
(SCCAOR) awarded Larry Fargher
its NAR Realtor Emeritus Award.
The former Santa Clara Council and Mayor (1964-1965) and longtime community leader was recognized by for his
40 years as a real estate professional.
In 1969, Fargher founded Realcom Associates in Santa Clara.
With a Master's in business from Santa Clara University and a B.S. in engineering from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Fargher worked for UTC and Westinghouse before making his part-time real estate job his full-time business.
"Around 1969 friends in real estate in California City told me about looking out on the desert over where California City is -- Edwards Air Force Base -- and saying, 'One day it's all going to be like this, like looking down onto Hollywood,'" Fargher
told the Weekly in a 2007 interview.
"So...I became a broker.
"I did the real estate part time until 1971," he
This isn't Fargher's
first business award.
He was named Realtor of the Year in 1982, received a Byron Brawley Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004, and was made Director for Life in 1990 and named California's 2006 Distinguished Realtor by the California Association of Realtors.