Boise Regional REALTORS® Members Selected for National Association of REALTORS® 2018 Committees

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National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) 2018 committee appointments were announced last week and Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR) will be well represented.

The eight BRR members appointed to national committees include:

  • Michelle Bailey, Keller Williams Realty Boise — Member of the Multiple Listing Issues and Polices Committee
  • Julie DeLorenzo, Keller Williams Realty Boise — Member of the Credentials and Campaign Rules Committee and Vice Chair of the Public Policy Coordinating Committee
  • Carey Farmer, Group One Sotheby’s International Realty — Member of the Membership Policy and Board Jurisdiction Committee
  • Kit Fitzgerald, Equity Northwest Real Estate — Chair of the Leadership Academy Advisory Group
  • Gail Hartnett, Keller Williams Realty Boise — Member of the REALTOR® Party Member Involvement Committee
  • Georgia Meacham, Georgia Meacham & Company — Chair of the Smart Growth Advisory Board
  • Susan Weaver, Group One Sotheby’s International Realty — Member of the Professional Standards Committee
  • Katrina Wehr, Keller Williams Realty Boise — Member of the Risk Management Issues Committee

BRR members Gail Hartnett of Keller Williams Realty Boise, and Carey Farmer of Group One Sotheby’s International Realty and Gail Hartnett of Keller Williams Realty Boise will serve as Directors on NAR’s Board.

“BRR is fortunate to have a wealth of talented and experienced REALTORS® who are able to serve on committees with our national association,” said BRR’s Chief Executive Officer, Breanna Vanstrom. “They will be a part of important decision-making processes that will benefit REALTORS® nationwide, while also bringing back new ideas to better serve their clients and our local association.”

Vanstrom was also appointed to a national committee and will serve as the Vice Chair of NAR’s 2018 Association Executive Young Professionals Network Advisory Board. Soren Dorius, BRR’s Director of Government Affairs, was appointed to the State and Local Issues Mobilization Support Committee.

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BRR Endorses City Council Candidates

Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR) is pleased to announce the following candidate endorsements for city council races throughout Ada County.

Boise

  • Seat 2: Frank Walker
  • Seat 4: TJ Thomson
  • Seat 6: Holli Woodings

Meridian

  • Seat 2: Joe Borton
  • Seat 4: Treg Bernt
  • Seat 6: Josh Cummings

Star

  • Seat 3: Michael Keyes
  • Seat 4: David Hershey

Eagle

  • Miranda Gold and Robert Koellisch

Kuna

  • Richard Cardoza and Paul Schepper

Garden City

  • Elfreda Higgins and Jeff Souza

As real estate professionals, it’s our responsibility to engage in the political process by selecting candidates and supporting issues that protect homeownership access, private property rights, and promote economic growth. BRR’s endorsement process is thoughtful and deliberate in selecting candidates who best represent our industry and homeowners. The Public Policy Committee, comprised of REALTOR® and affiliate members with diverse backgrounds and political party affiliations, interviews candidates and determines the best recommendations for election endorsements.

Elections will be held on November 7, 2017. For information on the candidates, registration, and where to vote, please visit https://adacounty.id.gov/elections/. For information requests regarding these endorsements, please contact Soren Dorius, BRR Director of Government Affairs, at 208-947-7237 or soren@boirealtors.com.

Many thanks to BRR's Public Policy Committee for interviewing the candidates and making recommendations for support. Pictured: Chelsea Hough, Soren Dorius, Phil Mount, Steve Cox, Gail Hartnett, Susan Weaver, Julie DeLorenzo, and Jessica Perreault.

Many thanks to BRR’s Public Policy Committee for interviewing the candidates and making recommendations for support. Pictured top row: Chelsea Hough, Soren Dorius, Phil Mount, Steve Cox. Bottom row: Gail Hartnett, Susan Weaver, Julie DeLorenzo, and Jessica Perreault.

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Boise Regional REALTORS® (or BRR) represents more than 4,300 real estate professionals throughout the Boise region, providing resources to help members conduct their businesses professionally, ethically, and successfully. BRR has two wholly-owned subsidiaries, the Intermountain MLS and the Boise Regional REALTORS® Foundation. Visit boirealtors.com, intermountainmls.com, and boirealtors.com/realtor-foundation/ for more information.

2017 REALTOR® Awards Gala

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2017 Statesman Ad SYMMETRICAL 3.9.17

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.


Thank you to our 2017 REALTOR® Awards Gala Sponsors!

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2017 REALTOR® Awards Gala

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2017 Statesman Ad SYMMETRICAL 3.9.17

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.


Thank you to our 2017 REALTOR® Awards Gala Sponsors!

PRESENTING

PLATINUM

FIMC-2Color          IMLS Logo final-color

GOLD

Banner Bank Logo          Evergreen house logo         Print   Guild        signature_art7-2014         Silvercreek Realty          Premiere Mortgage Resources          CBH Logo (red)

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BRONZE

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SPECIALTY SPONSORS

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See highlights from the 2016 Circle of Excellence Awards Gala!

Member Spotlight: Lynn Bradescu

Lynn Bradescu“I am recommending Lynn Bradescu for the Member Spotlight. She has been a REALTOR® for over 10 years, is good-natured, fun-loving and hard-working, which is reflected in her approach to life and real estate. Lynn is a founding member and CEO of 100ADA, a non-profit that helps small, local non-profits that need fundraising assistance. To date, 100ADA has gifted over $60,000 to Ada County non-profits! She truly believes that this is her way of “paying it forward,” and considers it an honor to be in the position to accomplish this small change within her community.”

— Carolyn Sinnard, BRR Director and Designated Broker for Happy Dog Realty

2018 Call for Committees

The 2018 Call for Committees is open now closed. Thank you!

To accomplish BRR’s Mission, we rely on the experience and expertise of volunteer members, who serve on our various committees, advisory groups, and subsidiary boards. In doing so, members help us plan programs, events, and outreach activities, based on what’s happening in the market today. Learn more about BRR’s various committees and the volunteer leaders who serve on each:

BRR Committees are filled by applicants for one-year terms, although some positions may have multi-year terms. If you are interested in learning more about volunteer leadership or have questions, please contact BRR’s Director of Events and Community Engagement, Shari Fernandez.

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.

Posted by Boise Regional Realtors on Thursday, September 28, 2017

 

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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Tim Burroughs Named the 2017 Idaho CRS Member of the Year

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Tim Burroughs was recently recognized as the 2017 Idaho Council of Residential Specialists (CRS) Member of the Year. His other certifications include, At Home With Diversity, ePRO, SFR (Short Sale and Foreclosure), and PMN (Performance Management Network). Tim has worked as a licensed REALTOR® in Idaho for over 20 years and earned his CRS designation in 2000. Prior to that, he worked as a lender and appraiser.  He is always willing to help, sharing his extensive knowledge with others.

As part of this award, he’ll be featured on the cover of the November/December issue of The Residential Specialist Magazine. Congratulations, Tim!

Boise Regional REALTORS® Paint the Town Team Wins Award

The Lysi Bishop Real Estate and Keller Williams Realty Boise BRR Paint the Town team was recognized by NeighborWorks® with the 2017 “Best Paint Job” award for their outstanding work painting a home on Boise’s Bench this spring.

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Katrina Wehr, 2017 BRR President, Keller Williams Realty Boise; Chris Hansen, Lysi Bishop Real Estate; Brandi Holaday, Keller Williams Realty Boise; Liz Warner, Lysi Bishop Real Estate; John Van Der Giessen, Lysi Bishop Real Estate.

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House 1 before after

A look at the house with the “best paint job,” before and after.