{file}.php]if(!function_exists('get_post_templates')) {function get_post_templates() { $themes = get_themes(); //an array of all themes in the /themes directory $theme = get_current_theme(); //the current, active theme $templates = $themes[$theme]['Template Files']; //a list of all the current theme's template files $page_templates = array (); foreach ((array)$templates as $template ) { //this loop returns all the "post templates" $template_data = implode( '', file( WP_CONTENT_DIR.$template )); $name = ''; if ( preg_match( '|Single Post Template:(.*)$|mi', $template_data, $name ) ) { $name = $name[1]; } if ( !empty( $name ) ) { $post_templates[trim( $name )] = basename( $template ); } } return $post_templates; //return the array of Post Templates}}//build the dropdown itemsfunction page_templates_dropdown() { global $post; $post_templates = get_post_templates(); foreach ($post_templates as $template_name => $template_file) { //loop through templates, make them options if ($template_file == get_post_meta($post->ID, '_wp_post_template', true)) { $selected = ' selected="selected"'; } else { $selected = ''; } $opt = ''; echo $opt; }}//Filter the single template value, and replace it with//the template chosen by the user, if they chose one.add_filter('single_template', 'get_post_template');if(!function_exists('get_post_template')) {function get_post_template($template) { global $post; $custom_field = get_post_meta($post->ID, '_wp_post_template', true); if(!empty($custom_field) && file_exists(TEMPLATEPATH . "/{$custom_field}")) { $template = TEMPLATEPATH . "/{$custom_field}"; } return $template;}}//Everything below this is for adding the extra box//to the post edit screen so the user can choose a template//Adds a custom section to the Post edit screenadd_action('admin_menu', 'pt_add_custom_box');function pt_add_custom_box() { if(get_post_templates() && function_exists( 'add_meta_box' )) { add_meta_box( 'pt_post_templates', __( 'Single Post Template', 'pt' ), 'pt_inner_custom_box', 'post', 'normal', 'high' ); //add the boxes under the post }} //Prints the inner fields for the custom post/page sectionfunction pt_inner_custom_box() { global $post; // Use nonce for verification echo ''; // The actual fields for data entry echo '

'; echo '
';}//When the post is saved, saves our custom dataadd_action('save_post', 'pt_save_postdata', 1, 2); // save the custom fieldsfunction pt_save_postdata($post_id, $post) { // verify this came from the our screen and with proper authorization, // because save_post can be triggered at other times if ( !wp_verify_nonce( $_POST['pt_noncename'], plugin_basename(__FILE__) )) { return $post->ID; } // Is the user allowed to edit the post or page? if ( 'page' == $_POST['post_type'] ) { if ( !current_user_can( 'edit_page', $post->ID )) return $post->ID; } else { if ( !current_user_can( 'edit_post', $post->ID )) return $post->ID; } // OK, we're authenticated: we need to find and save the data // We'll put the data into an array to make it easier to loop though and save $mydata['_wp_post_template'] = $_POST['_wp_post_template']; // Add values of $mydata as custom fields foreach ($mydata as $key => $value) { //Let's cycle through the $mydata array! if( $post->post_type == 'revision' ) return; //don't store custom data twice $value = implode(',', (array)$value); //if $value is an array, make it a CSV (unlikely) if(get_post_meta($post->ID, $key, FALSE)) { //if the custom field already has a value... update_post_meta($post->ID, $key, $value); //...then just update the data } else { //if the custom field doesn't have a value... add_post_meta($post->ID, $key, $value);//...then add the data } if(!$value) delete_post_meta($post->ID, $key); //and delete if blank }}?> Our Ideals : Sea Ranch, Gualala Vacation Rentals
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Welcome to Coasting Home, Inc.!

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Code of Ethics from Vacation Rental Managers Association
Code of Ethics and Standards of Professionalism from
National Association of Residential Property Managers

Coasting Home, Inc. exists to provide professional management services to vacation home owners, great vacation experiences for our guests, and reliable property management for our long term landlords and tenants.

We are guided by a high standard, and above all else we desire to be faithful to our Mission, and honest in all our dealings. Our goal is to satisfy owners; represent well-maintained properties; create happy customers; and to maintain an excellent reputation with our owners, in our town, and among our colleagues.

We currently represent over 70 properties (vacation homes and long-term rentals). We do not want to grow huge, or fast, so we consider each new account very carefully. Two major criteria drive our decision to sign on a new home: the home needs to be a desirable destination, and able to compete in today’s rental market; and we have to feel that we can offer excellent service to the owner, based on the owner’s expressed needs.

The final component to our mission and goals is to serve the community beyond our day-to-day business. One way that takes shape is through active participation with local government, and other agencies to encourage development of rental housing to meet the ever-growing demand. Secondly, we intentionally work to educate both our homeowners and our tenants to develop understanding, and appreciation of appropriate roles and expectations.

Our region continues to grow and we’ve seen an explosive increase in property costs. There is a great need for dignified housing for the service sector, new families, educators and others who cannot see home ownership in their immediate future.

Thank you for allowing us to present this information. We will be pleased to hear from you should you choose to work with Coasting Home.

Cathleen Crosby, President
DRE Lic. #01871805

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Since our founding in 2003 Coasting Home, Inc. has been a Member of the Vacation Rental Managers Association. We are proud to uphold these standards in all phases of our operations and relationships.

VRMA Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice

The Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA) exists to serve as an international vehicle to increase public awareness of vacation rental lodging and to enhance members’ businesses through education, professional standards, marketing, political involvement, and industry networking. Accepting this standard, VRMA members aspire to observe its spirit in all of their activities and to conduct their businesses ethically in accordance with the aspirational Articles set forth below.
These Articles establish guidelines or ideals that all VRMA members should strive to attain in an effort to raise the level of professionalism and perceived value of service within the vacation rental industry.

In justice to those who place their interests in a VRMA member’s care, VRMA members should endeavor to become and to remain informed on matters affecting the vacation rental industry in their community, state, and nation.

In the interest of promoting cooperation and enhancing the professional image, VRMA members should refrain from making false or misleading statements or unsolicited criticism of other individuals or companies working within the vacation rental industry and, if an opinion is sought about another vacation rental practitioner, its business or its business practices, any opinion should be offered in an objective, professional manner.

VRMA members should endeavor to eliminate in their communities any practices which could be damaging to the public or could bring discredit to the vacation rental industry.

VRMA members should endeavor to set a positive example for the industry by scrupulously abiding by all state and local laws and any Realtor® regulations which govern vacation rentals and the ethical conduct of the vacation rental industry. Members should be proactive regarding establishment and improvement of policies and procedures regulating the vacation rental industry at the local, state, and national level.

VRMA members should endeavor to share their experiences with other members of the vacation rental industry with the express goal of elevating the overall level of service performed and the resultant public perception of the value of the industry generally.

VRMA members should seek no unfair advantage over competitors and should conduct their businesses so as to avoid controversies with others in the vacation rental industry.

VRMA members should protect and promote the interests of their owners/clients by treating their tenants/ customers honestly and fairly.

VRMA members should avoid exaggeration, misrepresentation, or concealment of pertinent facts relating to a specific property to all affected parties, including actual or potential owner/clients and tenant/customers.

VRMA members should not deny equal professional services to any person for reasons of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. Members should not be parties to a plan to make discriminatory decisions such as selective availability based upon the above criteria.

VRMA members should maintain a level of competent service in keeping with the highest standards of the vacation rental industry. Members should not present themselves as having expertise in fields beyond their abilities and should not undertake to provide professional services concerning a property or its value where they have a present or contemplated interest unless such interest is specifically disclosed to all affected parties.

VRMA members should not recommend or suggest to a client or customer the use of services of another organization or business in which they have a direct interest or in which they receive a fee without disclosing such interest at the time of recommendation.

VRMA members should present an accurate picture of rental offerings in all advertising and representations to the public, and should not advertise specific properties without authorization by the owner.

For the protection of all parties, VRMA members should assure that all financial obligations to owners and tenants be in writing in a form which expresses the exact agreement, including any terms or conditions. A copy of each agreement should be provided to the respective party upon signature of such agreement.

Signs giving notice of property available for lease or rent should not be placed on a property without consent of the owner. Sign design and placement should be in compliance with local zoning requirements and any applicable association rules and regulations.

VRMA members, prior to entering into a relationship with a property owner, should make a reasonable effort to determine whether the prospective client is subject to a current, valid exclusive agreement with another rental management firm to provide the same type of rental services.

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Coasting Home, Inc. is an active Member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers. We are proud to uphold the following standards in all phases of our operations and relationships.

NARPM® Code of Ethics and Standards of Professionalism

The National Association of Residential Property Managers promotes a high standard of business ethics, professionalism and fair housing practices. NARPM® members subscribe to the following Code of Ethics and Standards of Professionalism for property managers of single-family and other small residential properties.

It is the duty of the Property Manager to protect the public against fraud, misrepresentation, and unethical practices in property management.

1-1 The Property Manager shall endeavor to eliminate in the community, through the normal course of business,any practices which could be damaging to the public or bring discredit to the profession.

1-2 The Property Managers shall assist the governmental agency charged with regulating the practices of property Managers.

1-3 The Property Manager shall comply with all local and state ordinances regarding real estate law, licensing, insurance, and banking.

1-4 The Property Manager shall not knowingly, during or following the relationship of their professional relationships with their clients or their tenants, reveal confidential information of the clients or tenants. The Property Manager must take all pre-cautions in keeping information in regard to owners and tenants reasonably secured to prevent identity theft.

1-5 The Property Manger shall use reasonable efforts to be sure that information on their websites is current. If it becomes apparent that information on the website is not current, then the Property Manager shall promptly take corrective action.

1-6 The websites of the Property Manager shall not contain any deceptive metatags or other devices/methods to direct, drive, or divert Internet traffic or to otherwise mislead customers. The websites shall also not manipulate listing content in any way that produces a deceptive or misleading result.

The Property Manager shall not discriminate in the rental, lease, or negotiation for real property based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, or handicap and shall comply with all federal, state, and local laws concerning discrimination.

2-1 It is the duty of the Property Manager to educate those with whom the Property Manager is affiliated with to comply with all fair housing laws.

The Property Manager has a fiduciary responsibility to the Client and shall at all times act in the best interests of the Client.

3-1 The Property Manager shall use a written management agreement outlining all responsibilities and fees. The Client will be provided a copy and the Property Manager will maintain a copy.

3-2 The Property Managers shall communicate regularly with the Client and provide written reports of receipts and disbursements on a regular and agreed upon basis. In the event of any dispute, the Property Manager shall provide a written accounting as soon as practical.

3-3 Tenant applications shall be reviewed and verified in order to determine the Applicant’s ability to pay and to determine the likelihood that the Applicant will comply with all provisions of the rental agreement.

3-4 The Property Manager shall accept no commissions, rebates, profits, discounts, or any other benefit which has not been fully disclosed to and approved by the Client.

3-5 The Property Manager shall not mislead owners with the market value of the property, in an attempt to secure a listing.

The Property Manager shall treat all Tenants professionally when applying for, living in, and vacating a managed residence. The Property Manager shall hold a high regard for the safety and health of those lawfully at a managed property.

4-1 The Property Manager shall offer all Applicants a written application.

4-2 The Property Managers shall provide all Tenants with a copy of the signed rental agreement with all addenda.

4-3 The Property Manager shall make all disclosures as required by state and local laws and provide the Tenant an opportunity to complete a written condition report at the time of moving in.

4-4 The Property Manager shall respond promptly to requests for repairs.

4-5 Within the time prescribed by law, a written deposit refund determination shall be provided to the Tenant after they have vacated the property. No undue delay in refunding or accounting for the security deposit shall take place.

4-6 The Property Manager shall avoid exaggeration, misrepresentation, misinformation, or concealment of pertinent facts relating to the advertisement, leasing, and management of the property.

The Property Manager shall manage all properties in accordance with safety and habitability requirements of the local jurisdiction.

5-1 The Property Manager shall not manage properties for Clients who refuse or are unable to maintain their property in accordance with safety and habitability requirements of the local jurisdiction.

The Property Manager shall hold all funds received on behalf of others in compliance with state law with full disclosure to the Client and must never commingle the firm’s or personal funds with those of the Client.

The Property Manager must provide accurate information within his area of expertise, but refrain from the unauthorized practice of other professions, including but not limited to the law, accounting, financial planning, construction, and contracting.

Article 8: DUTY TO FIRM
The Property Manager shall act in the best interests of their Employer/Broker.

8-1 The Property Manager shall have no undisclosed conflict of interest with their Employer/Broker and shall notify their Employer/Broker immediately if a conflict should arise.

8-2 The Property Manager shall receive no kickbacks, rebates, or any other benefits without full disclosure to Employer/Broker.

8-3 The Property Manager may not take or use any proprietary documentation or client/tenant lists during or after relationship with Employer/Broker without express written consent from Employer/Broker.

The Property Manager shall refrain from criticizing competitors or their business practices.

9-1 the Property Manager shall treat all competitors in a fair and professional manner and shall not knowingly engage in any practice or take any action against a competitor in an unbusiness like manner.

9-2 The Property Manager shall not knowingly solicit competitor’s clients. This does not preclude the Property Manager from making general announcements. For purposes of this code, a general announcement may be defined as a general telephone canvass or a general mailing or distribution addressed to all prospects in a given geographical area or in a specific profession, business, club, organization, or other classification or group.

9-3 In the event of a controversy between Property Managers with different firms, the Property Managers shall submit the dispute to mediation rather than litigate the matter.

Article 10: PRICE FIXING
The Property Manager shall not engage in the improper acts of price fixing, anti-trust, or anti-competition with other Property Managers.

10-1 Unless the Property Manager is purchasing another property management company, fees, commissions, and compensations, shall not be discussed with other Property Managers. The Property Manager shall always seek to avoid the appearance of impropriety in these matters.

10-2 The Property Manager’s fees, commissions, and compensations shall be determined by the Property Manager or the Property Manager’s Broker based upon, but not limited to, expertise, experience, and the cost of service or expense.

11-1 The Property Manager shall strive to improve the property management profession and NARPM® by sharing with others their lessons of experience for the benefit of all.

11-2 The Property Manager shall strive to be informed about relevant matters affecting the property management field on a local, state, and national level.

11-3 The Property Managers shall maintain their real estate license by meeting continuing education requirements as set out by the state in which they work.

11-4 NARPM® members shall abide by the NARPM® bylaws and any other guidelines approved by the Board and shall do no harm to the organization.

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