Association News

Real estate associations support brokers in a number of ways, many of which take place behind the scenes. What’s happening at your local association? How are they serving their members? This monthly feature, penned by association leaders, offers the inside scoop on how associations small and large are helping to improve the industry.

Challenges, perseverance and opportunities are on the menu for 2023

Kenny Parcell, the 2023 president of the National Association of REALTORS®, opens up about what’s in store for the coming year.

NAGLREP says, “It’s time to dig into your niche”

“Nobody has a crystal ball, but we know markets are changing. It’s time to dig into your niches,” writes Jeff Berger, founder of the National Association of Gay & Lesbian Real Estate Professionals.

NAR praises FHFA for reductions in loan-level pricing, use of new credit score models

“NAR has long advocated for these reductions, but the benefit of reduced fees to homebuyers is even more important today as we confront the highest mortgage rates in almost two decades.” – Leslie Rouda Smith, President of NAR

The case for building starter homes

NAHB Chairman Jerry Konter discusses the potential opportunities of smaller starter homes amid the nation’s affordability crisis.

Overcoming Adversity: The recovery and growth of the Women’s Council of REALTORS®

COVID was a setback for many associations, but it offered the Women’s Council of REALTORS® the opportunity to get creative and dig deep to find ways to connect meaningfully with members across the country.

AREAA fostering progress through greater accessibility

“The AAPI community is undergoing a period of rapid growth, in sheer numbers and in cultural impact … At AREAA, we are proud and humbled to play our part in fostering progress that will lead to greater accessibility and opportunity for the growing AAPI community.” — Tim Hur, president of the Asian Real Estate Association of America

A 2022 real estate forecast

“Expect strong housing demand to continue and prices to increase, although both will likely moderate over the next 12 months,” writes incoming NAR President Leslie Rouda Smith.

NAR applauds President Biden’s nomination of FHFA director

The National Association of REALTORS®  applauded President Joe Biden’s nomination of acting Federal Housing Finance Agency director Sandra Thompson to serve in a permanent capacity.. “Her talents and experience will benefit the enterprises, homeowners and home buyers and the mortgage-financing ecosystem,” NAR President Leslie Rouda Smith said in a press release.

NAR donated nearly 3,500 meals to Americans in last six months

As part of an ongoing relationship with the Food Recovery Network (FRN), the National Association of Realtors provided roughly 3,475 meals to Americans in the past six months, according to a press release. 

NAR Travel Club to provide travel discounts to members

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has partnered with Panorama Travel Solutions to offer exclusive travel deals and discounts through the NAR Travel Club.

NAR Board of Directors meeting reveals statistics about member dues, operations

As of Sept. 30, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) had collected $229.6 in dues from its 1.542 million members, according to a RealTrends report.

NAR must remain at the forefront of growth and innovation

This was the year that we proceeded slowly and cautiously to get our lives back to normal. When fans returned to stadiums, students returned to classrooms and tourists returned to flights, landmarks and hotel rooms.

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