Association News

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

NWMLS redesigns two websites, refreshes brand

Months of preparation culminated Sept. 13 when Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS) launched two redesigned websites and a refreshed brand.

The case for building starter homes

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

Young Professionals Network help shape industry’s future on multiple levels

“Like counterparts at nearly 400 state and local associations, this member-driven organization is focused on encouraging newer professionals to become involved with governance (policy and advocacy), leadership, education/professional development and community (volunteerism).” — Cheyenne Gillooly, YPN Chair and YPN Director at Seattle King County REALTORS®

Summer is high season for Seattle King County REALTORS’ political activities

The months of June through August are filled with events and meetings, many in anticipation of important elections.

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.

Northwest MLS brings members state-of-the-art technology

“Data sharing, communications, training and promoting cooperation, professionalism and ethical conduct are integral parts of the NWMLS  purpose.” — Stuart Heath, 2022 chairperson of the Northwest Multiple Listing Service Board of Directors

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

Giving back can yield positive ROI!

Volunteering can also be fulfilling, not only by providing needed services, but also for strengthening or developing relationships, providing a sense of purpose, and acquiring new skills.

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