NAR Conference Report — November 2018

The REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Boston was full of committee work, roundtables, educational sessions, the NAR Board Meeting, as more. NAR Director Gail Hartnett was even recognized as Idaho REALTOR® of the year on stage during the general session! BRR attendees had a wealth of information to bring back and share with our association.

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Notes, session takeaways, and ideas from those who attended:

BRR President Gary Salisbury

The excitement of a gathering that large in Boston a city so rich with history and culture.

The fact that NAR has finally got the C2EX program (Commitment to Excellence) live and available is a great step forward to create a standard of professionalism in our industry. The program is robust and a wonderful self-checking measuring tool.

The Charitable Foundation Idea Exchange is a useful and resourceful, 2 hours gathering. Successful fundraising ideas: night at local cooking school; “Welcome to your new home gift” a certificate regarding the donation given to the Foundation in their honor; Increase amount suggested on billing, some as high as $50.

Large Board Roundtable discussions: Many boards still wrestling with MLS and coming soon issues. YPN structure and how it compliments strategic plan. Local boards merging, why, how and timing. Communication to members always a challenge, many boards using video and streaming, some board are sending leadership to office sales meetings (Albuquerque has an Ambassador program — agent from each brokerage given the task to share weekly information from the association.)

Government Affairs: flood insurance extension high priority.  Maybe more changes thru regulation, than Congress.


BRR President-Elect Phil Mount

Once again, as I have talked with our colleagues from associations across the country, there is much which BRR has already addressed.  However, questions about “who is our key customer?” or “how can we increase member involvement?” seem to be evergreen questions that every association struggles with.

There is some cool stuff happening that we can leverage from.  I was particularly struck by the Arlington, TX Association who established a membership involvement program to mentor newer (often younger) members called the Gap program.  As a result of this program, this year they had 27 people run for 4 open board seats! Those not elected are being mentored for the future.  Meanwhile, the Dayton Association is getting a lot of “Fair Share” RPAC investors by promoting branded merchandise for $20. as they visit brokerage office meetings. They have also raised $10,000. from affiliate members.

NAR Bob Goldberg made it clear that we should not expect NAR to be able to offer health insurance plans anytime soon, if ever, due to a number of issues, not the least of which is Realtors tend to be older, so insurance companies are not interested in issuing a policy to us. State associations do not have the same constraints NAR has, but these still may be problematic.

In roundtable discussions, I was surprised to learn that several associations bill RPAC at an amount much higher than fair share–at $100. for some of them. Members can choose to pay a different amount, but the expectation is set at a higher level. I was also interested in the variation of numbers of staff at other boards our size.  Not counting MLS, Birmingham has 13 staff members, and they are smaller than BRR.  In general, BRR is clearly running at a more efficient level than most of our peers. And there is a building boom among Associations–several are making multi-million dollar renovations, or new construction to expand meeting space and classrooms. Some of this is driven by mergers & consolidation, others by organic growth. We do seem to be on par with fees–most people I talked to are +/- $50. of ours.

A couple cool & easy ideas for member engagement involves video. One association (I think in New Mexico) does a two-minute recap of each Board meeting by the President & CEO on Facebook Live. Another association does a live-stream weekly of current events, classes, etc.

Personal engagement is also being used to increase member involvement. Ambassador programs to engage newer members, regular visits to brokerages, and even simple events like movie nights and ice cream socials are used reach members. And one CA President makes sure to write a personal thank you note to every member who attends an association event!

As for our economic climate, I attended a breakfast session by Dr. Ted Jones from Stewart Title, who commented that despite lots of folks now looking for signs of the next downturn, he sees no signs of any significant change in the overall economy for the next couple years, barring some economic shock. He expects interest rates to slowly climb to 5%, and inflation to remain low. The net takeaway is to expect next year to be more of the same as this year.

It certainly is cliché by now to say one of the best benefits of these trips is the time spent with fellow association members and staff.  But this remains so true–developing those personal relationships is so valuable. The rapport and trust built with colleagues during time spent together away from normal settings is something I value very much!

Finally, I need to share a quote from an agent in our District 12 meeting who announced her retirement.  As she spoke about her years in the business, she reminded us of this:  “Real Estate offers unlimited opportunity for humility” I think she nailed it!


BRR Vice President Michelle Bailey

Residential Economic Issues and Trends Forum:

MLS Policy and Procedure Committee:

  • Implementation of MLS of choice has been a bit rocky as some MLSs are making it challenging for brokerages when applying for a secondary membership. NAR leadership issued some clarification.
  • NAR is working on listing attribution to the listing agent regardless of the website it’s on. Google has expressed interest in working with NAR on the best way to optimize this.
  • MLS policy change to reinforce cooperation when presenting offers. Listing brokers will be required to provide written notification of their offer being presented (only when requested in writing). [NOTE: Idaho REALTOR® is looking at providing a form for this rule to be compliant with Idaho laws.]

Emerging Business and Technology Forum:

  • Lead discussion on autonomous vehicles and how it could change the future of real estate. The future is not as far as one would think. These vehicles are already operating on the streets in Arizona. Real estate offices could go mobile and how will this change what buyers are looking for? Less teenagers are getting their license to drive because they are using services such as Lyft and Uber. Will garages be needed in the future? What happens to all the space we currently use for parking garages? Effects on property taxes and zoning laws. Lyft recently purchased the largest bike share company in the world.


BRR Chief Executive Officer Breanna Vanstrom

BRR, Boise, and Idaho in general, had tremendous representation at the conference. Gary Salisbury, Phil Mount, Michelle Bailey, Carey Farmer, and Gail Hartnett made up the “official” group of volunteers attending on BRR’s behalf, along with Soren Dorius, Cassie Zimmerman, and me. Also attending from our Board of Directors were Krista Deacon, Katrina Wehr, and Jeff Wills. Thanks to everyone for taking time to learn, serve, and bring ideas back for our membership!

In addition to NAR 360, the RPAC Major Investors event, General Session, Region 12 Caucus, Expo, and the Board of Directors and Delegate Body Meetings, we attended a variety of classes, committee meetings, and forums. The report below includes highlights from those who BRR sent… and for more on the NAR Board meeting decisions and conference highlights, check out nar.realtor or conferencelive.realtor. Also, NAR will make some of the sessions available for free through the Playback service. As soon as we have this information we’ll share with all members.

I was able to attend the following sessions and meetings… What’s New for RPAC and Aristotle, How REALTORS® Can Maximize their Income and Save in Taxes, REALTOR® Association Certified Executive (RCE) Leadership Luncheon, NAR Talks with Top Producers, Leading Edge Advisory Board Meeting, Association Executive Committee Leadership Team Briefing, Association Executive Committee Meeting, and due to my appointments to the following, I attended the Association Executive Institute Planning Meeting and the new Association Executives YPN Advisory Board Forum: Top HR Issues at Your Association.

My biggest takeaway was from the Leading Edge Advisory Group, and the statement that “NAR has a $15 a month problem” – as in, that’s how much it costs that much to belong to NAR per month. For BRR, that number is $16 a month. We have talked about the idea of offering more “tangible benefits” many times, but this is a more dollars-based approach that could be more effective. So how do we demonstrate a return of at least $16 a month, if not more per month, whether members produce or not? The follow-up question to this was, would what we offer be of value if the three-way agreement were to go away, and the local, state, and national had to sell their value to members individually? These are two great questions to for our committees, board, and staff to answer for anything we want to create or improve.

To share some tangible benefits from this meeting, specifically, we’re getting permission from speakers who had great content to get permission to pass along handouts and links to members. Topics so far include brokerage management, recruiting, social media and video marketing, safety, and investment property analysis.

Make plans to attend NAR’s upcoming meetings… May 13-18, 2019 in Washington, D.C., and November 6-11, 2019 in San Francisco. Thank you!


BRR Director of Government Affairs Soren Dorius

Noteworthy from committee meetings I attended was the Issues Mobilization Support Committee, which just introduced a number of changes to their grant awards policies. BRR has been a recipient of these Issues Mobilization grants for ballot initiatives over the last several years, so these rule changes are particularly important to our association. Some notable changes include a requirement that REALTOR® associations can only give up to 50% of the total campaign’s budget, for any issues using Issues Mobilization grant funds. This is to ensure there is more community commitment from other groups and partners, and help ensure overall success of grants, as well as make sure other organizations are doing their fair share in community initiatives. Another important change includes the required “skin in the game” money that associations must provide in RPAC funds for any grants they are awarded. Previously there had been 3 differing levels, depending on the amount you requested. Now there are 5 levels, and they are designed to require more skin in the game from associations who apply for grant funds. Overall these changes will ensure NAR’s Issues Mobilization grants are awarded to the most possible applicants and assist on local or state policy issues.


BRR Director of Communications Cassie Zimmerman

I was thrilled to be able to attend my first NAR Annual Conference and Expo this year. There were a number of great resources and new programs shared that I’m excited to implement, promote, and share with members at BRR. Some of the highlights include:

  • The C2EX or Commitment to Excellence program – this is a self-guided assessment and training course for REALTORS® who want to find out how much they know, and learn even more about the industry, professionalism, data security, tech competencies, and more. Participants will receive personalized, on demand training. They will receive digital badges when they complete each portion of the program. (realtor/commitment-to-excellence)
  • At NAR 360 and the Consumer Communications Committee Meeting, we had the chance to meet Victoria Gillespie, NAR’s new chief marketing and communications officer. Victoria introduced the new marketing agency that NAR will be working with, as well as a few new concept videos showing the future direction of consumer campaigns. These videos had very clean graphics, and a solid message identifying REALTORS® as the “good guys” while highlighting the essential role the REALTOR® plays in the transaction and in people’s lives. I can’t wait for you all to see these, I really liked them and so did everyone I talked to.
  • A cool concept that was shared at the Member Communications Committee Meeting was the “Ask a REALTOR®” program that NAR is working on with Alexa, and other voice activated services. The program is currently in beta testing right now, but after the first of the year you (and consumers!) should be able to ask Alexa real-estate related questions and the answers will be provided by REALTORS®, promoting REALTORS® as the market expert. This technology is expected to evolve, as new questions are asked new answers will be provided and can be tweaked as the program is used.

I attended the Communication Directors Meeting, NAR 360, Consumer Communications Committee, Member Communications Committee, the Stewart Title Economic Forecast Breakfast, the Expo, and the General Session.

 Looking for more information? Below are conference resources provided by NAR for reference and/or download:

Presentation by Chief Economist Matthew Gardner

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Join us as we welcome MATTHEW GARDNER, Windermere’s Chief Economist, to discuss how the current economy, housing, and economic forecasts are shaping the Treasure Valley. As Chief Economist for Windermere, Matthew is responsible for analyzing and interpreting economic data and its impact on the real estate market on both a local and national level. Matthew is the former Principal of Gardner Economics and has over 29 years of professional experience in the US and UK. Join us for coffee and networking at 10 AM, and the presentation at 10:30 AM. Register today, space is limited.

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Apply to Join a Committee!

Ready to get involved with BRR, IMLS, or a Foundation committee? BRR will be accepting applications from now until Friday, October 19, 2018. Apply today!

Learn more about BRR committees at boirealtors.com/committees.

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, visit our page “Become a Volunteer Leader,” or contact BRR’s Chief Executive Officer, Breanna Vanstrom.

BRR Donates $1,500 to REALTORS® Relief Foundation

Boise Regional REALTORS® has donated $1,500 to the REALTORS® Relief Foundation to help those impacted by the flooding and aftermath of Hurricane Florence. If you are looking for a way to give, please consider donating to the REALTORS® Relief Foundation. You can learn more at nar.realtor/about-nar/grants-and-funding/realtors-relief-foundation/donate-to-rrf.

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About the REALTORS® Relief Foundation:

When major disasters strike, the REALTORS® Relief Foundation has one goal – to give hope to families who have endured the unimaginable loss of the place they call home. Thanks to your generous donation, the REALTOR® family has been able to reach out quickly and make a positive difference in the lives of those who need it most right now.

It will take years for areas hit by devastating disasters to rebuild neighborhoods that once thrived. In the meantime, families need immediate financial assistance to continue making mortgage payments on their damaged homes, as well as help with temporary shelter costs. Your donation fills a critical need at a time when so much needs to be done.

While many charitable organizations take a portion of each donation to pay for administrative costs, our costs are borne entirely by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. Therefore, 100 percent of your donation goes directly to assist those affected in a disaster.

Giving back to our communities and making them stronger has always been at the heart of the REALTOR® family. Your caring support sends hope and help where it is most needed. Thank you for what you have given! It truly makes a positive difference in the lives of others.

2018 Annual Membership Meeting Recap

Thanks to everyone who attended the 2018 Annual Membership Meeting on September 19! Below you’ll find a summary of the discussions, links to the various presentations, and links and resources referenced at the Annual Membership Meeting.

BRR President Gary Salisbury started the morning by welcoming members, thanking our sponsors, and sharing a video highlighting the Collective Impact our members have had on our community over the past year, which you can watch below.

Bylaws Voting & 2018 Election Results

Andy Enrico, BRR’s Bylaws Committee Chair, presented the proposed Bylaws changes which were voted on by the membership in attendance. These changes were approved, will go into effect on January 1, 2019.

SUMMARY OF PROPOSED BYLAWS AMENDMENTS FOR 2019 (PDF)

Debbi Myers, BRR’s Nominating and Elections Committee Vice Chair, announced the winners of the 2019 Director Elections, as follows,

  • 2019 Vice President — Jeff Wills
  • 2019-2021 BRR Directors — Michele de Reus, Elizabeth Hume
  • 2019-2021 State Directors — Julie DeLorenzo, Chelsea Hough, Elizabeth Hume, Peach Peterson, Gary Salisbury
  • 2019 State Directors — Becky Enrico-Crum, Susan Weaver

Our 2019 officers and newly elected directors will begin their terms on January 1, 2019.

Multi-Faceted Leadership: How to Shine in Your Business, Professional Network, and Community

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Collette English Dixon, Executive Director for the Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate at Roosevelt University, presented on leadership and how real estate pros can shine in every aspect of their life, professional, and personal.

 

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Finley Maxson, Senior Counsel for NAR, and Tim Tyree, Partner at Hawley Troxell, shared a legal update with attendees, touching on surveillance issues and how to protect yourself and your clients from wire fraud.

Here are 10 Important Steps for Cyber Security:

  1. Start with security.
  2. Control access to data sensibly.
  3. Require secure passwords and authentication.
  4. Store sensitive personal information securely and protect it during transmission.
  5. Segment your network and monitor who’s trying to get in and out.
  6. Secure remote access.
  7. Apply sound security practices when developing new products.
  8. Make sure your service providers implement reasonable security measures.
  9. Put procedures in place to keep your security current and address vulnerabilities that may arise.
  10. Secure paper, physical media, and devices.

 

Don’t Believe the Hype: Tech, Marketing, and Processes that Actually Matter

Nobu Hata, Director of Member Engagement for NAR, broke down what tactics work, and which are over-rated when it comes to marketing your business.

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BRR Committee Applications

Ready to get involved with BRR, IMLS, or a Foundation committee? BRR will be accepting applications from now until Friday, October 19, 2018. Apply today!

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Surveillance Tents for Sale

Looking for more of the surveillance tents BRR was selling at the membership meeting? Stop by the BRR office during office hours to pick some up! Only $1 for Members/$3 for Non-Members.

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American Warrior Real Estate Professional

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Join us for an American Warrior Initiative event on Wednesday, September 26. Earn 4 CE and become a Certified Military Residential Specialist. Veteran Sean Parnell and author will be sharing his story with attendees, who will receive a signed copy of his new book. Lunch is included.

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The organizers of this event are still looking for sponsors and deserving veterans to apply for help. If you’d like to sponsor, please contact Nancy Hicks at nancyh@fairwaymc.com.

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REALTORS® Community Foundation is Accepting Grant Applications

The REALTORS® Community Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR), will accept grant applications from qualifying Ada and Gem County nonprofits for its annual competitive grant cycle until Sunday, September 30, 2018. In 2017, the REALTORS® Community Foundation awarded 13 grants totaling $30,000.

The mission of the REALTORS® Community Foundation is to improve the quality of life in the Boise region through housing-related projects and grants. The two largest fundraisers include the Give-Back Golf Tournament and online auction. Funds for grants are raised throughout the year by BRR members — local real estate professionals giving back to our community.

“The REALTORS® Community Foundation is thrilled to be able to offer grants to local organizations that are addressing housing-related and neighborhood needs,” said Kim Daley, 2018 REALTORS® Community Foundation President. “We set some lofty fundraising goals for 2018 and I’m pleased to say we’re on track to give away even more than we did last year in grant money.”

Since its inception in 1995, the BRR Foundation has provided over $1.7 million in grants to qualifying nonprofit organizations. Past grant recipients include Boise Fire Fighters Local 149, Boise Rescue Mission, Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity, Charitable Assistance To Community’s Homeless (CATCH), Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers, Good Samaritan League, Jesse Tree, LEAP Charities, Inc., Life’s Kitchen, NeighborWorks®, The Salvation Army, Women’s & Children’s Alliance, and the West Ada School District High School + Homeless = Success program. The REALTOR® Community Foundation also offers a matching gifts program for member contributions to local nonprofits and administers community impact grants on a quarterly basis.

Find the grant application and learn more about the criteria for consideration at boirealtors.com/annual-grants.

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Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR) is a 501(c)6 trade association, representing 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.

2019 REALTOR® Membership Renewal Dues

Pay your 2019 dues online (REALTORS® can login with their IMLS Paragon credentials) or call 208-376-0363 to pay by phone or with questions.

Membership dues for 2019 will be available on member accounts starting on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. Avoid the $100 late fee by paying your dues prior to the Monday, December 31, 2018 deadline. And don’t forget… your annual REALTOR® dues are not set up as an auto debit-like your quarterly IMLS fees.

Your invoice is comprised of the following membership dues, investments, and contributions:

  • Boise Regional REALTORS® Dues — $200
  • Idaho REALTORS® Dues — $180
  • National Association of REALTORS® Dues — $185
  • REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Suggested/Voluntary Investment* — $30 for REALTORS® and Appraisers; $99 for Designated REALTORS®/Brokers
  • Learn more about Investing in RPAC
    Your voluntary investment in the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) is designated for political purposes to support or oppose candidates and issues that affect the housing industry. From city hall to the state house to the U.S. Capitol, our elected officials are making decisions that have a huge impact on the bottom line of REALTORS® and their customers. RPAC speaks with one voice to build strong communities, promote a vibrant business environment, and protect the real estate industry. From defending mortgage interest deductibility to stopping a transfer tax on every real estate transaction, RPAC is there for you. All RPAC Investments made via dues billing are earmarked for 2018 fundraising goals. Questions about RPAC? Contact BRR Director of Government Affairs Soren DoriusYou may refuse to contribute without reprisal and the National Association of REALTORS® or any of its state associations or local boards will not favor or disfavor any member because of the amount contributed.
  • REALTORS® Community Foundation Suggested/Voluntary Donation* — $5
    • Learn more about the BRR Foundation
      Your voluntary donation to the REALTORS® Community Foundation helps us achieve our mission to improve the quality of life in the Boise region through housing-related projects and grants, demonstrating the many ways REALTORS® and industry professionals give back to the community. Since its inception in 1995, the BRR Foundation has provided over $1.7 million in grants to qualifying non-profit organizations throughout Ada and Gem counties. Questions about the foundation? Contact BRR Director of Events and Community Engagement Shari FernandezYou may refuse to contribute without reprisal and Boise Regional REALTORS® will not favor or disfavor any member because of the amount contributed. 

*To edit the amounts for RPAC and the REALTORS® Community Foundation, simply click “EDIT” on the Order Summary page before clicking “Pay Now.”

Deductibility Rules

100% of donations made to the REALTORS® Community Foundation are tax-deductible since the foundation is a 501(c)3 organization. RPAC voluntary contributions are not deductible for Federal Income Tax purposes. Provisions of the Federal Tax Act regarding lobbying expenses limit the extent to which National, state, and local dues are deductible.  For 2019, with dues at $185 per member, NAR computes 38% or $57 to be nondeductible for income tax purposes due to NAR lobbying efforts. Please note the entire $35 Public Awareness Campaign special assessment (which is included in the $185sum) qualifies as fully deductible. For 2019, with dues at $180 per member, Idaho REALTORS® computes $27.79 to be nondeductible for income tax purposes due to Idaho REALTORS® lobbying efforts. Please note the entire $10 Legal Review Fee and $142.21 of the Idaho REALTORS® dues qualifies as fully deductible. For 2019, with dues at $200 per member, the full $200 for Boise Regional REALTORS® dues qualifies as fully deductible, since none of it is used for lobbying efforts.

NOTE: Boise Regional REALTORS® and its affiliates do not provide tax, legal, accounting, or financial advice. This has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal, accounting or financial advice. You should consult your own tax, legal, accounting, or financial advisors about your specific situation. 

 

Why are NAR dues up $30?
The NAR 2019 dues increase is $30, which includes $17 dedicated to REALTOR® Party programming and $13 for operating programming, for a total per member amount of $150 a year. Together with the $35 special assessment for the consumer advertising campaign, annual membership fees for 2019 total $185. There has not been an increase in dues, special assessment or REALTOR® Party funding since 2011.

In May 2018, NAR’s Board of Directors passed the 2019 budget with $35 million in new programming known as the S.M.A.R.T. Budget Initiative, for Strategic Measures Advancing REALTORS® to Tomorrow. The dues increase will allow members to take advantage of the following new initiatives:

  • $20 million for REALTOR® Party Programming
  • $2 million for new Commitment to Excellence Program, Financial Wellness Program and Strategic Business,
  • Innovation and Technology initiatives
  • $6 million for NAR occupancy costs for 10-year, $45 million Chicago building renovation
  • $7.5 million for zipForm® Plus Forms & Transaction Management Platform

For more information about the dues increase and SMART Budget Initiative, review the Frequently Asked Questions, Budget Information Sheet, the How NAR Membership Dues Help REALTORS® Succeed infographic, or visit nar.realtor/smartbudget.

You can also call NAR Member Support at 800-874-6500, email them at ContactNAR@realtors.org, or chat online with a Member Support Specialist at nar.realtor/help.

 

How does REALTOR® membership benefit my business?
We get it… paying membership dues isn’t quite as fun as buying a new gadget, sCoverhoes, or purse. However, we want to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth by taking advantage of all of your member benefits. We’ve highlighted a few member favorites from Boise Regional REALTORS®, Idaho REALTORS®, and the National Association of REALTORS® below. If you’re looking for a comprehensive list, check out BRR’s member benefits brochure, or the REALTOR Benefits® Program Catalog for member discounts and special offers.

  1. Two Idaho Commission CORE courses at BRR per licensing cycle for free ($50 value each) and free lunch at our monthly Lunch & Learn classes. View our Upcoming Classes page for dates and details.
  2. Free social media content from the National Association of REALTORS® “Get REALTOR®” initiative, com’s shareable content portal, Idaho REALTORS® “Empower the R” campaign, and, through Boise Regional REALTORS® Facebook, Twitter, and Content Corner. Share, repost, and repurpose anything you’d like from these sources!
  3. Free market reports, graphics, and analyses about real estate activity in Ada, Canyon, and Gem counties updated monthly for you to use in your research, presentations, and communications. If you’re looking for national stats, NAR provides research reports, residential housing statistics, and commercial research.
  4. Free quarterly 59 Minute Meetings, a Mid-Year Housing Summit, and Annual Membership Meeting featuring local experts and national speakers, providing insights on the housing market, economy, and legislative issues.
  5. Discounts and exclusive offers on products and services from Sprint, Jeep, FedEx, Dell, and much more, through NAR’s REALTOR® Benefits Program, and competitive prices on open house and rider signs in BRR’s REALTOR® Store.

We know how busy you are each day, and how you don’t always have time to research what’s going on at the association — or to look beyond the great tools you get through Intermountain MLS. So again, we encourage you to incorporate the benefits noted above, and others, into your business plan and practices to get the most out of your membership and dues investment!

 

For answers to other FAQs regarding dues, please visit our Dues Billing FAQs page, contact us with any specific questions, or visit boirealtors.com anytime for resources, news, and upcoming events.

Ribbon Cutting at Windermere Powerhouse Group on Sept 19th

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Join us for our ribbon cutting celebration with Mayor Bieter! Our open house runs 4-6pm, with the ribbon cutting taking place at 4:30. Enter to win a free luxury car for a weekend from our friends at Lyle Pearson, tour the beautiful newly renovated space, and mingle with the Mayor. See you on September 19th!

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The 2018 BRR Annual Membership Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 19, at Boise State University.

One Day. One Venue. Excellent Speakers. Vendor Showcase. Election Results. Bylaws Voting. Free Lunch.  Happy Hour. Networking. Ideas to Grow Your Business. Something to Benefit Every BRR Member!

The BRR Annual Membership meeting is a FREE event for BRR Members, where the annual business of the association (director election results, bylaws voting, successes from the previous year) is conducted; in addition to educational sessions, networking and ideas to grow your business. Find FAQs, agenda, and sponsorship opportunities on the Annual Membership Meeting event page.

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