Gem County is Now a Part of Boise Regional REALTORS®

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Boise Regional REALTORS®, Inc. (BRR) and the Emmett Valley Association of REALTORS®, Inc. (EVAR) are pleased to announce a merger of the two organizations, expanding valuable programs in government affairs, market statistics, grant opportunities, and more, throughout Ada and Gem counties. The newly merged organization will operate as Boise Regional REALTORS®.

2017 EVAR President John Evans, of Evans Realty, LLC

2017 EVAR President John Evans

“REALTORS® in Gem County are a close-knit group and it was important to us to find an association that helped us keep our roots in the community,” said 2017 EVAR President John Evans. “By turning over the day-to-day management tasks to the wonderful staff at BRR, we will be able to focus even more on what we love doing — serving our neighbors through service projects, scholarships and donations, and of course, selling real estate.”

2017 President of the Boise Regional REALTORS® Community Foundation Cyndi Elliot

2017 President of the Boise Regional REALTORS® Community Foundation Cyndi Elliot

Cyndi Elliot, 2017 President of the Boise Regional REALTORS® Community Foundation, added: “Our colleagues in Gem County have a long track record of community service, and we are excited to continue that through BRR’s REALTORS® Community Foundation. Projects like leaf raking and house painting, as well as our ability to provide financial grants to housing-related causes, are just some of the many ways REALTORS® give back to people in the place that we call home.”

Earlier this year, the REALTORS® Community Foundation distributed $30,000 to charitable organizations throughout Ada County, and plan to offer grant opportunities to Gem County non-profits in 2018.

BRR Chief Executive Officer Breanna Vanstrom

BRR Chief Executive Officer Breanna Vanstrom

“Boise and Meridian aren’t the only cities growing in our region,” says BRR Chief Executive Officer, Breanna Vanstrom. “Emmett and other nearby cities are evolving in their own unique ways, and we’re excited to be a part of that growth moving forward. Specifically, this merger allows us to include Gem County and the City of Emmett in our advocacy efforts and market research initiatives, which we hope will benefit REALTORS®, elected officials, and residents in Gem County, as it has in Ada County.”

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2017 BRR President Katrina Wehr

“We are honored that the members of EVAR selected BRR as their association partner, recognizing the value we provide to REALTORS® through our programming,” said 2017 BRR President Katrina Wehr. “REALTORS® have always worked together for the benefit of our clients and communities, and this merger will only continue that tradition.”

Details for a launch event, grant and service opportunities, advocacy efforts, and additional member benefits will be announced in early 2018.

About Boise Regional REALTORS®:

Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR) is a 501(c)6 trade association that represents more than 4,400 real estate professionals throughout the Boise region. Established in 1920, BRR is now the largest local REALTOR® association in the state of Idaho, providing resources to help members conduct their businesses professionally, ethically, and successfully. BRR has two wholly-owned subsidiaries, the Intermountain MLS (IMLS) and the REALTORS® Community Foundation. Visit boirealtors.com, intermountainmls.com, and brrfoundation.org for more information.