Earn your SRS Designation and Other Certifications at BRR!


You can earn your Seller Representative Specialist Designation at BRR in 2018! Simply register and attend the SRS Designation course, then register and attend one of two offered electives: Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA Certification (PSA), or the Real Estate Negotiation Expert Certification (RENE). Talk about being efficient with your time, both of these classes count toward separate certifications!

Other electives include the ABR course, e-PRO Certification, and GRI courses.

After you’ve finished your coursework, you need to submit 5 completed transactions in which you acted solely as the seller representative, submit the application, and pay a yearly membership fee for the designation.

Have questions? Contact Angela Gibson, BRR’s Director of Membership & Education.


2018 REALTOR® Awards Gala


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Congratulations to our award winners and top producers!

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Download the PDF version here.

BRR Honor Society members are also recognized at the Gala. To learn more about the Honor Society and to apply, visit our Honor Society page.


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Member Spotlight: Anthony Flores

Anthony Flores“Anthony Flores at Keller Williams Realty Boise is simply amazing. He hosts a bowling tournament every February raising over 10k for charity (Angels Anonymous is the biggest recipient). I know not everyone knows how much work goes into setting up a fundraiser, but it’s a tremendous amount of work. It’s really cool that he takes time away from his business and family to assemble such a production. The fundraiser is wicked fun and a great way to give back to the community!  He’s a rockstar in my book!”

— Katrina Wehr, BRR Immediate Past President, REALTOR® with Keller Williams Realty Boise

Don’t Miss These Fabulous Workshops!

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Don’t Miss These Fabulous Workshops!

  • Outlook for Homebuyers What does the market have in store for homebuyers and how can you be prepared to assist your clients.
  • Trends in Mortgage Technology – Examine how technology is changing the mortgage industry and customer interaction.
  • Staying Relevant in an Every-Changing Industry – The next generation homebuyer wants both a trusted expert and digital tools. Learn how these seemingly contradictory trends can work together.
  • Smartphone Video Bootcamp – Video use on social media and websites is exploding. Receive tips and tricks to help you record edit and post effective video.
  • More than 20 additional marketing, leadership, and other informative workshops to choose from.

Enjoy the unlimited learning opportunities through these valuable workshops, three nationally-recognized keynote speaker sessions, and a can’t miss general session as well as invaluable networking opportunities when you join hundreds of housing and economic development industry professionals at this must-attend conference.

It’s An Experience That is Unmatched. 

Register today at 2018housingconf.com!


Nine BRR Members Inducted into National Emeritus Society

Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR) is proud to recognize nine of its members who have been inducted into the National Association of REALTORS® Emeritus Society: Randy Andrews, Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group; Lynn Boyd, Silvercreek Realty Group; Andy Enrico, Andy Enrico & Company; Paul Hudson, Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group; Donna Jacobsen, Silvercreek Realty Group; Robert Kiah, Live Oak Real Estate; Janis Ogawa; Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group; Horace Smith, HMS Realty; Charles Weymouth; Group One Sotheby’s International Realty.

Each inductee has served our community and the real estate industry as a REALTOR® for 40+ years. The newest inductees were honored at the BRR Past President’s Breakfast on February 1, 2018.

They join the ranks of current BRR Emeriti members: Bart Ballantyne, Ballantyne Real Estate; Patti Bowman, Group One Sotheby’s International Realty; Maurice Clifton, PowerHaus Real Estate Service, Patricia Drilling, Keller Williams Realty Boise; Mary-Edith Hill, Hill Real Estate Agency; Lee Hill, Group One Sotheby’s International Realty; Phil Hoover, Phil Hoover, Inc.; Ilene Johnson, ERA West Wind Real Estate; and Judy Weed, Judy Weed Real Estate.

Left to Right: Robert Kiah, Andy Enrico, Charles Weymouth, and Randy Andrews. Not pictured: Lynn Boyd, Paul Hudson, Donna Jacobsen, Janis Ogawa, and Horace Smith.

Left to Right: Robert Kiah, Andy Enrico, Charles Weymouth, and Randy Andrews. Not pictured: Lynn Boyd, Paul Hudson, Donna Jacobsen, Janis Ogawa, and Horace Smith.

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Safety Alerts

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This page has an ongoing list of safety alerts for our members. Do you have a safety alert to share? Please contact BRR Director of Communications, Cassie Zimmerman, or call 208.947.7226.

Read more safety tips and find more resources in our blog post, Help Your Sellers Keep Their Homes Safe When Listed. 

February 2018

2/12/18: Another case of a scammer targeting a company, this time a roofing company, was reported to BRR. The scammer originally reached out with texts and a call but resorted to communicating via email when they couldn’t text the office phone.  These emails indicate how the scammer was going to commit the fraud. The scammer asks for the bid for work or contract on a home and then asks for the contractor/company to make a payment, with the promise they will pay them back. Here is a shortened transcript of the emails, with names, emails, telephone numbers, and locations changed.

2/5/18: BRR was made aware of another local instance of this scam in which a painting contractor was asked to provide a bid. Similar to the last report, the scammer asked for the contractor’s banking information and/or credit card information in order to “coordinate payment.”

2/2/18: Please be aware, this is the THIRD local report we’ve had of a scammer contacting a contractor for a bid to have work done to a property. In this latest report, there were no phone calls — only text messages sent to the contractor asking him to provide a quote for pressure washing. The contractor went to the house, provided the bid via text message, but felt like something was off since there was a listing sign in the front yard. He notified the listing agent of the situation, who confirmed the request was not legitimate. This situation was different than the previously reported instances, because after providing the bid, the scammer asked for the contractor’s credit card and banking information, presumably to coordinate “payment”.

January 2018

UPDATED 1/26/18: Another member reported that a painting contractor received a suspicious call requesting that he provide a bid for a vacant home. When he arrived at the property, he tried to call the number back, however, no one would answer. Instead, they responded via text, saying they couldn’t communicate over the phone due to a disability (although they had called earlier). Over text, the calling party asked the contractor to look in the windows of the vacant home for them. The contractor wisely refused. This is clearly not an isolated event, please notify the contractors that you work with that this could happen to them, and advise them to ask the listing agent to find out if the bid request is legitimate.

A member notified us of suspicious phone calls being made to concrete/driveway contractors (in this case), where a male caller asks the contractors to visit a listed property and provide a quote for work to be done on the home. The caller then says he works out of state so all future communication should be done via text. The contractors were suspicious and felt like someone was baiting them to come out to the property, so they called the listing agent of the property in question, asking if this was a legitimate request from a seller or maybe a buyer. The listing agent confirmed that no work was being requested. For those of you with contractor contacts, please pass this alert on to them. If they feel a request sounds suspect, their best bet is to contact the listing agent first for confirmation.

December 2017

A local agent recently found themselves in a suspicious and possibly dangerous situation while showing a home. A potential buyer that the agent hadn’t met before contacted her by text and asked to be shown a vacant home with acreage in Middleton. The agent called the phone number but there was no answer or voicemail option. To err on the side of caution, she asked a friend join her to the showing. 

The potential buyer texted to inform the agent they were running late and didn’t arrive at the home until after dark. When the buyer did arrive, it was in a large, white cargo van that they blocked the driveway with by parking directly in front of it. The buyer texted that they were outside, and the agent texted back, asking them to come inside. A few minutes later, the van drove off, with the potential buyer never entering the home. 

Thankfully, nothing more happened. Please be aware of the situation and keep safety top-of-mind when interacting with clients. 


Don’t let BRR’s Facebook Posts Disappear from Your News Feed!

Facebook is about to get more personal by making changes to what you see in your news feed (again). Their goal is for users to see more from their friends and families, and less from businesses, news, etc. This should be great for interactions in personal relationships, but you’ll likely miss most, if not all, of BRR’s posts, which include local market stats, association events and news, industry trends, local news stories, etc.  Plus, we consider you our friend, even if Facebook doesn’t see it that way.

See FirstIf you’d like to continue to see BRR’s posts, visit our Facebook page, and make sure you’ve “liked” us. Then, next to the “Like” button, click the “Following” button, and select “See First” to be sure you don’t miss a post.

If you’d like to learn more about how these changes may affect your business page, check out this article from Inman, What the Facebook news feed change means for real estate pros.

Thank you for following us, and if you have any feedback on what we share on social media please contact BRR Director of Communications Cassie Zimmerman at cassie@boirealtors.com.

Conference on Housing and Economic Development

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Registration is open for this can’t miss event on March 5-6! The conference brings the power of face-to-face connection to life when you join hundreds of housing and economic development industry professionals. Participating in this conference gives you unlimited access to resources, tools, solutions, and – most importantly – connections. Don’t miss this amazing event!

Register today!

Can’t make the entire conference? Don’t be left out!  Even if you only have a morning or lunch to spare, you can still hear up to three world-class keynote speakers. It won’t just be facts and figures – our lineup will paint a vivid picture of the current and next trends in housing, economics, cities, and technology that will have you thinking differently. Learn about the keynotes and reserve your spot today!


Brought to you by the Idaho Housing and Finance Association.

Ninja Selling Training Course

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Ninja Selling Training Course | January 16-19, 2018

Registration is open! The Ninja Selling system is based on a philosophy of building relationships, listening to the customer, and helping them achieve their goals. It is less about selling and more about how to create value for people. It works if you’ve been in the business 3 days or 30 years! Click the link to see the agenda, FAQs and a welcome video from our instructor.

Four unique principles:

  • Personal Mastery: When you get better, your business gets better
  • Stop Selling! Start creating value
  • Business Strategy: Focus on people who know you
  • Connect & Communicate: It’s all about them, not about you

The 4-day training includes:

  1. Increase income per hour so you can have a life
  2. Help you properly set goals and program your non-conscious mind for success
  3. Install a sales system for predictable results
  4. Install a step-by-step process that helps borrowers make good decisions
  5. Install a system that generates a continuous flow of customers

New to Ninja? The training is $750.
Know Ninja? If this is a repeat, the training is $450.
Both options include breakfast, lunch and a manual.

The event will be held at Hillcrest Country Club, and the food & beverage is provided by Group One Sotheby’s. Your fees cover the speaker and course materials. We have seen firsthand the incredible growth of Ninja agents and are willing to invest to bring this amazing training back to Boise!

To register, contact:

Khristie LuMaye at Group One | Sotheby’s International Realty
208.949.0877 | klumaye@grouponesir.com

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Gala Tickets on Sale Now!

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Just $65 each, purchase tickets online through Eventbrite.

More information about the gala, menu, and answers to FAQs at boirealtors.com/realtor-awards-gala.

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Tickets are on sale now!

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Individual Tickets: $65/each

You will have the opportunity to select your seats from the event map!

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Menu Options

Salad: Snake River Valley Wine Country Salad
Entree: Seared Petite Filet Mignon and Scampi Prawns
Vegetarian Entree: Seared Cauliflower Steak
Dessert: Espresso Chocolate Cake or Key Lime Tart

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While there is no “theme” per se, the REALTOR® Awards Gala is a big, fancy party to celebrate the successes of our industry and kick off 2018 in style! Attire is black tie optional.

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Thank you to our sponsors for the 2018 REALTOR® Awards Gala!