Earn the ABR® Designation at Boise Regional REALTORS®

BRR is offering the Accredited Buyer’s Representation (ABR®) designation course again this year on Wednesday, August 22 and Thursday, August 23. Register here!

If you have taken any of the following classes offered by BRR, you’ve already completed an elective and are one step closer to earning your ABR® designation!

  • New Home Construction & Buyer Representation
  • e-PRO®
  • Pricing Strategies
  • Generating Buyer & Seller Leads

Call 208.376.0363 to register today, or register online!

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2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings

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BRR leadership and staff are in D.C. this week attending the 2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings where they will meet with Idaho’s Members of Congress and participate in association meetings. Follow along on this blog post, Facebook, and Twitter!

Here are four talking points from NAR that they will be sharing during their Hill visits. Click here to learn more about each topic.

  1. Supporting Strong Net Neutrality Protections
  2. National Flood Insurance Program
  3. Tax Policy
  4. Equal Access to Housing Opportunities

Check back for updates during the week!




Wednesday Collage

Dr. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research for NAR, presented at the Residential Economic Issues & Trends Forum Thursday morning. One of his slides named Boise as one of the strongest U.S. job markets in the last three years. You can find his presentation and others at nar.realtor/research-and-statistics/research-presentations.


On Saturday, May 19, 2018, BRR National Directors Gail Hartnett, Carey Farmer, and Large Firm Director Krista Deacon attended the Board of Directors Meeting. Learn more about the decisions that were made at that meeting at nar.realtor/internal-news-service-special-report-legislative-2018.

NAR BOD Meeting

Gail Hartnett was also honored on stage with an “Own It” Coin for her role as the Vice Chair for the Fair Housing Workgroup.

Gail Hartnett honored for Fair Housing


59 Minute Meeting Recap: The State of Garden City

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We had another great turnout for our 59 Minute Meeting on May 1st! Thank you for joining us and engaging in conversations around local public policy issues.

Our guests were Garden City Mayor John Evans and Director of Development Services Jenah Thornborrow. Mayor Evans talked about some of Garden City’s stats; such as how it occupies just over four-square miles of land, six miles of river, and is home to over 2,000 businesses and 12,000 residents. The Boise River and three major highways run through Garden City: Chinden, State, and Glenwood.

The Mayor and Thornborrow also discussed new residential developments, a new charter school, partnerships between Garden City and the City of Boise for the whitewater park and the 36th Street bridge, and the possible future of the fairgrounds. The mayor mentioned the success they’ve seen in creating affordable housing by partnering with NeighborWorks Boise on several projects.

As numerous new businesses have sprouted up in town, residents and business owners are increasingly creating a sense of place by adding murals and art to otherwise blank buildings. The commercial growth in Garden City isn’t limited to new buildings, many businesses are creatively reusing existing spaces.

In the Surel Mitchell Live-Work-Create District, between 32nd and 37th streets on the north side of Chinden Blvd, the artistic community is thriving. The district features the greenbelt, Boise River, wineries, breweries, the Visual Arts Collective, and various other art studios and galleries.

The Q & A portion of the meeting focused on the fairgrounds, instant horse-racing initiative, and new developments along the river.

REALTOR® advocacy will continue to play an important role in planning as our region grows. Click here to learn how RPAC works to elect REALTOR® Champions who embrace smart growth principals, private property rights, and thoughtful community development strategies.

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Thank you again for joining us and be on the lookout for information regarding our next 59 Minute Meeting in the near future!

Member Spotlight: Scott Taylor

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“Scott is all in with the goal of always making a difference in our community. He’s been involved with BRR as a member of the Communications Committee and REALTOR® Outreach Committee. Outside of real estate he helps with Paint the Town, Boise Bicycle Project, Idaho Gives, Christmas Kids Bike Give Away, Ada County Wood Works, Southwest Idaho Woodturners Association, Idaho Artistry In Wood, Turn for the Troops, Shriners Toy Drive, and Western Idaho Fair. He also assists his elderly neighbors by shoveling walks, driving them to appointments, and checks on them weekly. Scott wears his heart on his sleeve and is so careful to always do the right thing.”

— Krista Deacon, BRR Director and Broker for Silvercreek Realty Group

Vote in the Primary Election on May 15th!

REALTORS® are leaders in the community so it’s important that BRR members vote to make our voices heard. The Public Policy Committee at Boise Regional REALTORS® thoughtfully interviewed and vetted candidates to receive our association’s endorsement. Learn about the candidates and issues and then vote in the primary election on Tuesday, May 15th!

BRR has endorsed the following Ada County candidates:

Ada County Commissioner, District 1 —  Jim Tibbs

Ada County Commissioner, District 3 — Dave Case

Ada County Clerk — Phil McGrane

Ada County Assessor — Robert McQuade

Ada County Treasurer — Elizabeth Mahn


Ada County Endorsements

BRR has endorsed the following Gem County candidates:

Gem County Assessor — Hollie Ann Strang

Gem County Clerk — Shelly Tilton

Gem County Treasurer — Megan Keene

Gem County Endorsements

Elections will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. For information on the candidates, registration, and where to vote, please visit idahovotes.govadacounty.id.gov/elections for Ada County, or gemcounty.org/elections for Gem County.


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BRR’s Public Policy Committee extends invitations to all candidates running for office in Ada and Gem County, and the municipalities and agencies within each county. Candidates interested in being interviewed share their views on housing, private property rights, education, transportation, and other issues affecting the community. From there, the Public Policy Committee, made up of volunteer REALTORS®, provides a list of recommended endorsements which are reviewed and approved by BRR’s Board of Directors. For information regarding these local endorsements, please contact Soren Dorius, BRR Director of Government Affairs, at 208-947-7237 or soren@boirealtors.com.

Information about statewide races is available on the Idaho REALTORS® website at idahorealtors.com/your-voice-counts-important-voting-resources, or through the Idaho REALTORS® Government Affairs Director, Max Pond. He can be reached at 208-342-3585 or mpond@idahorealtors.com.

Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR), is a 501(c)6 trade association, representing more than 4,500 real estate professionals throughout the Boise Region. Established in 1920, BRR is the largest local REALTOR® association in the state of Idaho, helping members achieve real estate success through ethics, professionalism, and connections. BRR has two wholly-owned subsidiaries, Intermountain MLS (IMLS) and the REALTORS® Community Foundation.

Member Spotlight: Pam Grove

Pam-Grove“Talk about an involved member of our community! Pam’s involvement includes St Als. Junior Achievement, Junior Steelheads, BSU Hockey Team Board Member, Boys and Girls Club Wild West Auction, Marion Pritchard / Salvation Army, Paint the Town, Move For Hunger local volunteer and much more.  She has served in many capacities within BRR over the years too!  Her energy and passion is contagious and she always finds time for new projects. Pam has been licensed since 2006 and has a heart of gold!”

— Krista Deacon, BRR Director and Broker for Silvercreek Realty Group

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Print or Save your BRR Receipts

Find your BRR receipts for your dues, class registrations, purchases, etc., by logging on to our online portal. Once you’re logged in, you can also update your information, change your password, register for classes, and more. Below are the steps to print or save a receipt from BRR.

Step 1: Navigate to our Member Login page.

Member Login

Step 2: Login using your IMLS member # and password. If you have difficulty logging in, give us a call at (208) 376-0363, or send an email to info@boirealtors.com and we’ll reset your password.

Member login

Step 3: Once you’re logged in, you may see the screen below (if it has been awhile or it’s your first time logging in). Click Continue.

Profile Update Notification

Step 4: Make changes as necessary or click Save to move on.

Step 5: To find your receipts, click on My Orders on the top toolbar.

My Orders

Step 6: Click on any paid order to print or save your receipt!

Questions? Call membership at (208) 376-0363 and we’ll assist you.


BRR Secured More Than $76,000 in REALTOR® Party Grants in 2017

REALTORS Help Home Buyers, Sellers and Their Communities

This infographic was developed to highlight BRR’s various advocacy wins funded by REALTOR® Party Grants secured in 2017, and show how REALTORS® who are involved with RPAC do more than help consumers buy and sell homes. Feel free to print and share with clients!