2019 IR Conference Update


Legislative Session Preview from IR and IREC:

  • First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit
  • Homeowners Exemption Fix
  • Property Tax Index
  • Proposed IREC code changes

Save the date! The next IR Capitol Day will be Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Plan to attend so you can talk to fellow REALTORS® and clients about how we’re protecting and promoting homeownership and private property rights statewide. 

And huge news… Idaho REALTORS® pledged a more than $230,000 in RPAC investments for 2020 through an auction led by former Gov. Otter (the most EVER)! This number was boosted by three BRR members stepping up to the Platinum R level… which is $10,000! Thank you, Craig Groves, Lori Otter, and Katrina Wehr for making this outstanding commitment, as well as, Michelle Bailey and Tracy Kasper, for being sustaining Platinum Rs.

RPAC is the tool we use to drive the legislative initiatives to support or oppose laws, policies, and regulations at the local, state, and national levels. Case in point, former Gov. Otter shared his appreciation for the dollars invested, but more importantly, the advice and counsel from REALTORS® and IR during his years of service, which helped him in his decision making. 

Current Legal Hot Topics:

  • Local short-term rental restriction proposals (see BRR’s recent Call-for-Action and update)
  • National antitrust lawsuit regarding the incorrect perception that commissions are not negotiable (NAR Seeks to Dismiss Antitrust Lawsuit
  • Lead-based paint disclosure and compliance checks by the EPA
  • Forums updates and clarification on how to use the promissory note

Legal and legislative advocacy is at the center of what we do at the local, state, and national associations, and it was the primary focus of this year’s conference.



IR announced they will continue licensing forms to both Instanet and FormSimplicity for another three years.



New from NAR’s “That’s Who We ®️” consumer campaign, materials you can customize with your contact info and photo, and a forthcoming app to help you share branded assets quickly to social media via mobile at nar.realtor/thats-who-we-r.



Thank you to the state directors who took three days away from their businesses to have these discussions, take classes, network with colleagues from across the state, and do the business of the association: Michelle Bailey, Jared Cozby, Krista Deacon, Julie DeLorenzo, Becky Enrico-Crum, Carey Farmer, Gail Hartnett, Chelsea Hough, Elizabeth Hume, Phil Mount, Peach Peterson, Gary Salisbury, and Susan Weaver. 

Jeff Wills, Gail Hartnett, and Krista Deacon also gave presentations, sharing the value of RPAC, the power of connections, and recognizing our association leaders. 

We have to give special recognition to Katrina Wehr, who was elected to the IR Board of Directors as the West District Vice President and was also named the 2019 Idaho REALTOR®️ of the Year! We are so lucky to call Katrina a BRR member, BRR Past President, current IMLS Vice President, and more… and appreciate her continued role in the REALTOR®️ industry.

Photos from 2019 IR Convention

Photos from 2019 IR Convention

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