2017 Annual Membership Meeting Recap

Thanks to everyone who attended BRR’s Annual Membership Meeting at JUMP on September 28, 2017! In case you missed it, here’s a recap of the day…

President Katrina Wehr started the morning by welcoming members, congratulating BRR Past President Carey Farmer on being named IR REALTOR® of the Year, sharing the many successes so far this year with a video, and recognizing our CEO, Breanna Vanstrom, in honor of Association Executive Appreciation Day.

Andy Enrico, BRR’s Bylaws Committee Chair, presented the proposed Bylaws changes which were unanimously approved by the membership. These changes will go into effect on January 1, 2018.

Gail Hartnett, BRR’s Nominating and Elections Committee Chair, and Katrina Wehr announced the winners of the 2018 Director Elections, as follows…

  • 2018 Vice President — Michelle Bailey
  • 2018-2019 Treasurer — Bob Van Allen
  • 2018-2020 BRR Director — Becky Enrico-Crum
  • 2018-2020 State Director — Krista Deacon
  • 2018-2020 National Director — Gail Hartnett

Our 2018 officers and newly elected Directors will begin their terms on January 1, 2018.

Below is a video of the BRR vote on the Bylaws changes and announcing the election results:

BRR Annual Membership Meeting Election Results and BylawsThis live stream is for informational purposes only. If you are not present, you will not be able to vote.

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The morning wrapped up with a panel discussion on “Engaging Consumers Through Emerging Technologies” featuring Dave Conroy, R&D Engineer for NAR’s Center for REALTOR® Technology & CRT Labs; Dr. Anthony Ellertson, Director of the Games, Interactive Media and Mobile Technology Program at Boise State University; moderated by Eric Jensen, REALTOR® and Vice President of the Intermountain MLS.

 

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Dave Conroy spoke about the importance of smart home tech and emphasized its importance to consumers, and shared resources from CRT Labs, like guides for understanding Smart Home devices and a Smart Home Checklist to help sellers reset devices.  Check out these links to learn more:

He also offered some smart home closing gift ideas:

Dave will be at the NAR Conference in Chicago, and he encouraged anyone who was attending to tour the CRT Labs while they are there.

Dr. Ellertson explained the difference between virtual reality and augmented reality, sharing that augmented reality is what will likely become more common in our day-to-day lives. He explained that the award-winning Virtual Nursing Simulation that his department developed, saved the nursing program thousands of dollars in nursing mannequin costs, was more flexible, and found to be just as effective as traditional training methods. His presentation also touched on the potential uses for beacons, Meta glasses, and other emerging devices.

The afternoon keynote speaker was REALTOR® Leigh Brown, whose presentation on the “Seven Deadly Sins of Real Estate,” had the audience constantly laughing, all while challenging REALTORS® to higher levels of professionalism, setting priorities, and putting their clients—and families—first.

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The Annual Membership Meeting also featured roundtable discussions, networking, and a  Vendor Showcase featuring 29 companies!

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It was a great day at JUMP that would not have been possible without the support of our vendors and sponsors. Special thanks to our event sponsors:

And finally, a big thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, Pillar To Post Home Inspectors — Greg Henke, Jeb Stogdell and Mark Uecker.

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