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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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July 2018 Market Report

ADA COUNTY EXISTING/RESALE
HOUSING INVENTORY INCHES UP IN JULY

  • July 2018 marked four consecutive months of gains in existing/resale inventory in Ada County when measured month-to-month. More inventory is the key to bring balance back to the residential real estate market.
  • Looking at existing and new construction combined, the median sales price for July 2018 was at $319,000 – down just 1.7% from June 2018, but up 18.2% from July 2017.
  • REALTORS® caution sellers not to assume the market has turned as the supply-demand ratio (tracked through the Months Supply of Inventory metric) for homes priced under $500,000 in the existing/resale segment was still under 1.5 months — 4-6 months of supply is considered a balanced market, not favoring buyers or sellers.

July 2018 marked four consecutive months of gains in existing/resale inventory in Ada County when measured month-to-month. More inventory is the key to bring balance back to the residential real estate market, and while this recent uptick was not enough to stop the nearly four-year trend of year-over-year decreases, we’ll certainly take it.

Ada County’s new construction inventory has now been up month-over-month for two consecutive months – but we’ll need to see at least four to six months of consistent month-over-month increases before we can identify any overarching trends in the segment and the market overall.

The additional inventory – and the annual shift in buyer demand (as we move from the spring/early summer market into the late summer/fall market) held prices for existing/resale homes nearly even with June 2018, while new construction prices dipped 3.5%.

Looking at existing and new construction combined, the median sales price for July 2018 was at $319,000 – down just 1.7% from June 2018, but up 18.2% from July 2017.

This is a nice illustration of how more supply – even a little bit – can affect home prices. But sellers should not assume this means the market has turned. Existing homes only spent an average of 18 days on market before going under contract in July, a near-historic low, and 10.0% faster than in July 2017. And while buyer demand may be starting its typical seasonal slowdown, the supply-demand ratio (tracked through the Months Supply of Inventory metric) for homes priced under $500,000 in the existing/resale segment was under 1.5 months. We’re still a far cry from the 4-6 months of supply we need to see the market come totally back into balance.


GEM COUNTY HOMES SALES WERE STRONG
AS INVENTORY INCREASES IN JULY

In July 2018, 31 homes sold in Gem County, up 14.8% from July 2017. This left 76 new and existing/resale homes available for sale at the end of the month — down 8.4% from the same month last year, but up 4.1% from the previous month (June 2018).

Although inventory is down year-over-year, July 2018 marked four consecutive months of gains in inventory in Gem County when measured month-to-month. More inventory is the key to bring balance back to the residential real estate market. 4-6 months of supply is considered a balanced market, and in July the supply-demand ratio (tracked through the Months Supply of Inventory metric) was 3.0 months of supply in Gem County. However, this doesn’t mean that buyer demand has diminished — pending sales were up 22.6% in July 2018 compared to the year before.

The median sales price for existing/resale homes in Gem County was $194,675 as of July 2018, based on activity over the past 12 months — an increase of 13.7% over the same period last year. For new homes, the median sales price was $208,347 as of July, also based on activity over the past 12 months. This was up 3.9% over the same period in the previous year.

In the city of Emmett, closings were up 8.0% year-over-year, as 27 homes sold in July 2018 compared to 25 in July 2017, for existing/resale and new construction combined. Based on activity in both segments over the past 12 months, the median sales price for Emmett was at $225,829 in July, a gain of 23.1% over the same period last year.

In the last few months, we’ve seen more inventory come onto the market in Gem County, which is needed to bring the market back in balance. If you’re considering selling, speak to a REALTOR® to learn more about your options, and if you’re interested in buying, you may find that there are more homes available in this area that we’ve seen in the last year or so.

 

RESOURCES:

Additional information about trends within the Boise Region, by price point, by existing and new construction, and by neighborhood, are now available here: Ada CountyCanyon CountyGem County, and City Data Market Reports. Each includes an explanation of the metrics and notes on data sources and methodology.

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Gem Snapshot - July 18

Download the latest (print quality) market snapshot graphics for Ada CountyAda County Existing/ResaleAda County New ConstructionCanyon CountyCanyon County Existing/ResaleCanyon County New Construction, and Gem County.

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This report is provided by Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR), 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.

If you have questions about this report, please contact Cassie Zimmerman, Director of Communications for Boise Regional REALTORS®. If you are a consumer, please contact a REALTOR® to get the most current and accurate information specific to your situation.

The data reported is based primarily on the public statistics provided by the IMLS, available at intermountainmls.com. These statistics are based upon information secured by the agent from the owner or their representative. The accuracy of this information, while deemed reliable, has not been verified and is not guaranteed. These statistics are not intended to represent the total number of properties sold in the counties or cities during the specified time period. The IMLS and BRR provide these statistics for purposes of general market analysis but make no representations as to past or future performance. The term “single-family homes” includes detached single-family homes with or without acreage, as classified in the IMLS. These numbers do not include activity for mobile homes, condominiums, townhomes, land, commercial, or multi-family properties (like apartment buildings).

REALTORS® Donate to Those Impacted by Local Tragedies

Thank you, Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR) members, for stepping up and supporting the families hurt in the brutal attack at a child’s birthday party several weeks ago. Because of your generous donations, the REALTORS® Community Foundation was able to make a $10,000 online contribution to the International Rescue Committee (IRC). While we are still heartbroken and discouraged by this tragic event, we are grateful that our REALTOR® family was able to join together, along with a long list of other organizations and individuals, and demonstrate that our community is one that helps others in need and will not be defined by senseless acts of violence.

A very special thank you to Thayne Barrie, REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group, and First Story, the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by Hayden Homes, for each making generous contributions of $1,000. While all donations are appreciated and were matched by the foundation, these two really helped move the needle toward reaching our goal of raising $10,000.

And in honor of the injured Meridian Police Officer — who is also the husband of one of our REALTOR® members – BRR made a separate donation of $1,500 to the Fraternal Order of Police Treasure Valley Lodge Foundation/Benevolent Fund.

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2019 BRR Director Candidates

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Online voting is open now until September 18, 2018, at 11:59 PM MST. Eligible voters will have received an email with their login information. Can’t find that email? Contact Cassie Zimmerman with any voting questions or to have your login information resent. Cast your vote now!

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Here you will find each candidate’s professional bio and candidate statement for the following positions:

Online elections will be open August 30 – September 18. Election results will be announced September 19, at the Annual Membership Meeting.

BRR VICE PRESIDENT – (1 Candidate for 1 Opening)

In addition to the responsibilities noted for a Director, the BRR Vice President will be the primary liaison between all BRR committees and the Board of Directors. The Vice President will also assume the responsibilities of the President in their absence (and in the absence of the President-Elect) and will assist the President in carrying out the functions of the office.

Term: January 2019–December 2021; One year as Vice President, then progress through the offices of 2020 President-Elect, 2021 President, then Immediate Past President in 2022.

 

JefferyJeffrey Wills, Amherst Madison Real Estate Advisors

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Jeff is the owner of Do Work Realty and Partner REALTOR® at Amherst Madison Real Estate Advisors. He is a continual Top Producing REALTOR® and serves on the Board of Directors for the Boise Regional REALTORS® as well as is a long standing Coordinator for Boise Regional REALTOR®’s Circle of Excellence Committee. Jeff is a member of Bridge Builders BNI group and is an avid member of the Young Professionals Committee in the greater Boise area. Jeff was nominated for running in 2017 “Boise’s Best” REALTOR®. He is a vital leader within his community as a mentor to other REALTORS®; teaching them the utmost in ethics, morals, hard work and creating personal relationships throughout the industry.

As an Idaho Native growing up in Kuna, Jeff started his college career at the University of Idaho. He then traveled to Portugal to advocate the rights of others where he became fluent in Portuguese. Returning to his hometown after a couple of years, he attended Boise State University and obtained his Communications Degree. During that time, he launched his successful real estate career with CBH Homes and learned the art of selling New Construction Homes. Jeff has since been a dynamic force in the local Treasure Valley real estate market.

Jeff has developed a powerful network of business allies and leverages the strength of his contacts for the benefit of his clients; before, during and after their transactions close. Jeff has a passion for the process of helping buyers refine their dreams to accomplish home ownership, leading sellers successfully through the pitfalls of selling and most importantly looking out for his client’s best financial outcome through strong negotiating skills.

Jeff’s opportunities to live abroad in Europe, Texas, and Southern California have cemented the special love he has for this beautiful state and has heightened his understanding of the rare jewel the Treasure Valley community is and what it is evolving into. Jeff’s passion for the greater Boise area is expressed in the active Idaho lifestyle he participates in. He greatly values the opportunity Idaho provides him and his wife to raise their two children in a safe community environment. He thrives on enjoying snowboarding the local ski hills, running marathons, supporting downtown events and businesses and networking with so many like-minded entrepreneurs.

 

Candidate Statement:

“Through 10 + years in the real estate industry and having served in various positions within the association on various committees and as a Director on the Board, I truly have a passion for the work that is done throughout the BRR Association. I believe to my core that the service that happens within the walls of the association are some of the most important work that is done for the long-term benefit and sustainability of not only our members, their business and the entire industry, but for the entire community and all current and future real estate owners in general.

I love everything about this industry, and I have benefited so much from it as an individual, business owner, family, husband, and now father, that I feel it would be a major honor to continue to give of myself, time, energies and talents to help maintain the direction of the association while doing all I can to improve upon it, and help to continue to bring value, growth opportunities, leadership, security, and direction to not only our members, but the entire industry and community alike.” – Jeffrey Wills

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BRR DIRECTOR – (3 Candidates for 2 Openings)

A Director of the BRR Board will advise, govern, oversee policy, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of the association, in support of the association’s mission.

Term: January 2019–December 2021

MicheleMichele de Reus, Accel Realty Partners

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I am a native Idahoan. I started in the industry as a sales manager at Hidden Springs where I worked with top custom home builders, many of them still in business today. My expertise includes all Ada County and Canyon County. With my proficiency and knowledge of the market, I successfully bring transactions to a close with a win-win for everyone involved. I am connected nationally to many experienced and wonderful agents who can help you or your family/friends should you have a real estate needs in other states.

If you want to get the local intelligence, then I am the REALTOR® for you. My extensive knowledge of the Boise market goes beyond the boundaries of the homes that I sell. It would not be unusual to see me giving a tour of the Boise Foothills via my mountain bike, hiking or downhill skiing Bogus Basin Ski Resort. I love living in this area and love sharing great restaurants and entertainment/sport venues, depending on your interests. I wrote a book, Daring to Choose, in 2012 and actively share this with the audience in which it was intended.

I enjoy volunteering and serving the community and or the real estate industry. I am a leader in our industry and find ways to give back. Currently, I am the 2018 State Governor of Women’s Council of REALTORS® – Idaho Network. From every transaction closed, I donate a portion of the profit back to our local charities serving our local families.

I consider myself a boutique sales agent. My goal is to manage 24 – 36 transactions a year so that I can provide the utmost customer service to my clients. I’m with them every step of the way.

 

Candidate Statement:

I love this business and our industry. With over 15 years in the business and my 6+ years in leadership positions within Women’s Council of REALTORS® both on the local and state board and the Boise Regional REALTORS®, I believe that I would be a strong candidate to serve as the 2019 Boise Regional REALTORS® Director.

I have strong communication skills and as the current 2018 State Governor for Women’s Council of REALTORS® – Idaho Network, my responsibilities include reviewing and guiding the local networks with their strategic plans and annual budget plans; and overseeing the bylaws and administrative policies and procedures.

I would look forward to the opportunity to serve as a Director for our local association.” – Michele de Reus

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ElizabethElizabeth Hume, Silvercreek Realty Group

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Keller Williams Realty Boise, Remax Executives, Atova, Inc., Real Estate, and Group One Real Estate, Eagle, ID June 2005 – Present
Business Center Broker/REALTOR®/Associate Broker
Awarded City of Boise real estate agent contract 2 012-2017. Top Producer 2006, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016. Proactively develop tailored marketing plans for clients, serve as purchasing client advocate, conduct diligent research, and provide extensive vendor coordination throughout sales lifecycle. Demonstrated credibility through creation of industry-relevant blog and newsletters.

Instructor Boise Regional REALTORS® 2016- Present

Idaho Office for Refugees, Boise, ID August 2001 – September 2005
Project Specialist
Responsible for designing and deploying statewide Microsoft Access database to track refugee population in Idaho. Supervised software integration. Implemented business and technical training for clients. Developed and analyzed statistical reports for government, agency management and community use. Project management, including organization of World Refugee Day celebrated with picnic, art & craft show, and Statehouse rally of over 300 attendees.

New Horizons, San Diego, CA December 2000 – July 2001
Instructor
Trained professionals in Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project

NASCAR Silicon Motor Speedway, Atlanta, GA August 1999 – June 2000
Senior Training Coordinator, Assistant General Manager
Oversaw the training of 12 national sites, traveling extensively to ensure effective transfer of knowledge. Revised and published staff and supervisor training manual. Developed and implemented new marketing strategy and increasing the organization’s
visibility both in Atlanta and nationally. Recruited, selected, and trained new management (Douglasville GA, Buffalo NY, Nashville TN).

Gordon Biersch Brewery and Restaurant, Las Vegas, NV July 1997 – August 1999
Manager/New Restaurant Opening Training Coordinator
Managed the opening of 7 new sites. Effectively recruited, selected, and trained entire site’s new staff, for restaurants in Las Vegas, Tempe, Orange CA, Seattle, Laguna Hills CA, San Diego CA. Managed merchandise sales, restaurant operations, group sales, and talent booking for live music program. Conducted market pricing studies. Revised and published corporate training manual for use throughout the organization.

 

Candidate Statement:

I believe that Boise Regional REALTORS® does a great job of linking our REALTOR® community together, I would like to be a part of this organization and help make our association stronger. I have background in training and leadership and am ready to participate more in the leadership of my vocation.

I feel that we need strong leaders with a strong moral compass to lead our industry. We need people who are willing to lead by example and do the right thing, even when it is hard. We also need these people to have compassion and understanding that we are all people working and learning together. I believe that I have these characteristics.

I work with a diverse group of buyers and sellers and see their struggles with buying home no matter what price level of home they are buying or selling. I work hard every day to learn more so I can help these folks have smoother transactions. I believe I am modeling what a great agent is capable of and want to help others in our industry to do the same.” – Elizabeth Hume

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SusanSusan Weaver, Windermere Powerhouse Group

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Licensed since 1984 and actively selling real estate full time since 1997, I’ve been blessed to be living and selling homes in the Boise area that last 5 years. Prior to Boise, I was actively selling in Idaho Falls. While there, I served on the Board, participated as Women’s Council President locally and as treasurer on the state board. I served on the Board of Directors for Idaho Partners for Homebuyer Education, Inc. and taught the Finally Home class regularly to first time home buyers.

I serve on Professional Standards hearings.

I am an RPAC major investor.

 

Candidate Statement:

“I am passionate about being involved in the protection, advocacy, and professionalism of the Real Estate Industry. I love serving and supporting my fellow REALTORS® in doing our business day to day, in serving and protecting clients in reaching their goals.” – Susan Weaver

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IR DIRECTOR FROM BRR– (7 Candidates for 7 Openings)

The State Director from BRR to Idaho REALTORS® (IR) will advise, govern, oversee policy, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of the state association, in support of IR’s mission. More information about their programs is available at idahoREALTORS®.com.

Term: January 2019–December 2021

 

JulieJulie DeLorenzo, Keller Williams Realty Boise

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Julie DeLorenzo is a veteran of the real estate industry starting her journey in 1994.  She owns and operates Julie DeLorenzo Realty associated with Keller Williams Realty Boise, having helped launch the Boise market center in 1999.

Julie served at the national level as NAR Regional Vice President in 2017, is the current Vice Chair for NAR’s Public Policy Committee and serves on the Consumer Advocacy Advisory Board.  She was honored to serve on the NAR CEO Search Replacement Committee last year, tasked with selecting NAR’s new CEO.  She is a past Idaho Realtors® President and past Chair and current member of Boise Regional Realtors® Public Policy Committee.  Julie was selected by her peers in 2003 as the Idaho REALTOR® of the Year.

Appointed to the Idaho Transportation Board by Governor Otter in 2012, Julie is the second woman ever to serve on this statewide, non-partisan board. The board is charged with funding and policy decisions with an annual budget of over 750 million dollars.  She serves on the board of the Women and Children’s Alliance and directs the Tom DeLorenzo Memorial Scholarship for Ballet Idaho.

Julie’s son and daughter-in-law are living in Rota, Spain, stationed there with the Air Force, and her three bonus daughters and families live in Boise.  They have blessed her with six adorable, brilliant and rambunctious grandchildren!

 

Candidate Statement:

“My involvement in the real estate industry and the REALTOR® association quickly led me to leadership opportunities at the state and national levels.  At this point in my career, my time and passion has turned to my clients, my business and my community here at home.  It is my desire to give back to the members who have supported and trusted me – they have always been there for me and have given more to me than they could ever know.” – Julie DeLorenzo

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ChelseaChelsea Hough, Keller Williams Realty Boise

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My mission aka my “Big Why: is to create space for people to grow and create awesome lives. After running myself into brick walls for the last 12 years in the industry I started building a team and today I have the honor of working with 7 others in our business. My passion for the real estate industry is fierce, there is no other occupation that allows the same freedom and opportunity. Whether buying and selling, investing or managing, I love all things real estate. I also know that as a “veteran” in the business it is my job to now help protect it.

 

Candidate Statement:

“Growing a team is the hardest thing that I have ever done, the learning curve is steep and the opportunity for growth is unmatched. I have been challenged in my ability to lead and have found in that an insatiable desire to continue to grow in this area. Currently, I hold the President-Elect position for the Women’s Council of REALTORS® State Network and would like these positions to be a natural complement to one another. It has never been more clear that as leaders in the industry it is our job to protect and guide it.”– Chelsea Hough

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ElizabethElizabeth Hume, Silvercreek Realty Group

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Keller Williams Realty Boise, Remax Executives, Atova, Inc., Real Estate, and Group One Real Estate, Eagle, ID June 2005 – Present
Business Center Broker/REALTOR®/Associate Broker
Awarded City of Boise real estate agent contract 2 012-2017. Top Producer 2006, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016. Proactively develop tailored marketing plans for clients, serve as purchasing client advocate, conduct diligent research, and provide extensive vendor coordination throughout sales lifecycle. Demonstrated credibility through creation of industry-relevant blog and newsletters.

Instructor Boise Region REALTORS® 2016- Present

Idaho Office for Refugees, Boise, ID August 2001 – September 2005
Project Specialist
Responsible for designing and deploying statewide Microsoft Access database to track refugee population in Idaho. Supervised software integration. Implemented business and technical training for clients. Developed and analyzed statistical reports for government, agency management and community use. Project management, including organization of World Refugee Day celebrated with picnic, art & craft show, and Statehouse rally of over 300 attendees.

New Horizons, San Diego, CA December 2000 – July 2001
Instructor
Trained professionals in Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project

NASCAR Silicon Motor Speedway, Atlanta, GA August 1999 – June 2000
Senior Training Coordinator, Assistant General Manager
Oversaw the training of 12 national sites, traveling extensively to ensure effective transfer of knowledge. Revised and published staff and supervisor training manual. Developed and implemented new marketing strategy and increasing the organization’s
visibility both in Atlanta and nationally. Recruited, selected, and trained new management (Douglasville GA, Buffalo NY, Nashville TN).

Gordon Biersch Brewery and Restaurant, Las Vegas, NV July 1997 – August 1999
Manager/New Restaurant Opening Training Coordinator
Managed the opening of 7 new sites. Effectively recruited, selected, and trained entire site’s new staff, for restaurants in Las Vegas, Tempe, Orange CA, Seattle, Laguna Hills CA, San Diego CA. Managed merchandise sales, restaurant operations, group sales, and talent booking for live music program. Conducted market pricing studies. Revised and published corporate training manual for use throughout the organization.

 

Candidate Statement:

I believe that Boise Regional REALTORS® does a great job of linking our REALTOR® community together, I would like to be a part of this organization and help make our association stronger. I have a background in training and leadership and am ready to participate more in the leadership of my vocation.

I feel that we need strong leaders with a strong moral compass to lead our industry. We need people who are willing to lead by example and do the right thing, even when it is hard. We also need these people to have compassion and understanding that we are all people working and learning together. I believe that I have these characteristics.

I work with a diverse group of buyers and sellers and see their struggles with buying home no matter what price level of home they are buying or selling. I work hard every day to learn more so I can help these folks have smoother transactions. I believe I am modeling what a great agent is capable of and want to help others in our industry to do the same.” – Elizabeth Hume

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PeachPeach Peterson, Accel Realty Partners

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Serving real estate needs with integrity and professionalism for over 35 years!

Peach Peterson, is the quintessential Lifestyle Property Broker and founding partner and mentor/coach ACCEL Realty Partners.

She looks forward to assisting you in your Real Estate needs, in her very “Peachy” way, as her client she will make your wants, needs & dreams her top priority!

Peach started out in the Real Estate business at a very young age, working through her career start as a trust account manager, all the way to the highest designation in the industry not only as a top producing REALTOR®® but also as an employing and managing (designated) broker of several real estate offices. She has honed her career in real estate, both in “big box” franchises as well as in independent “boutique” firms for over 35 years.

After years of ownership and management, Peach decided to go back into sales & marketing because she missed the day to day connection with clients. As a founding member of the Associate Brokers Group at ACCEL Realty Partners, she is able to blend her expertise as a designated broker with her knowledge in top-notch marketing and negotiations for her clients. As your real estate agent Peach will dedicate her knowledge and experience to best fit your needs. She is an excellent communicator that puts her clients wants and needs at the forefront of every working day. As a certified coach and mentor Peach is able to share her love of the business and knowledge of the industry with agents and peer groups across the nation.

During her real estate career, she has had the unique benefit of either being a franchise owner or a broker within some of the top real estate companies in the world: from being one of the youngest woman broker/owners at RE/MAX to her early start at age 18 with Century 21 in Colorado—as a partner at several Windermere franchise as well as an Associate Broker with Keller Williams— so has learned every system that big box companies can teach and she has learned them well.

A long and successful career in real estate through several economic up and downturns has allowed her to gain experience and hone her skills from the best in the business. Her experience includes partnerships and ownership in a mortgage brokerage, a construction company and a property management company that had in excess of 150 employees and multiple investor clients. As your REALTOR®, she puts all that experience and knowledge to work for you.

Her personal philosophy about Real Estate, however, isn’t about the property or the systems—it’s about the people she serves. Her #1 priority is her clients. Their lives and their dreams. It is about the way they feel when they find their “perfect” property. She hears it—when that property speaks to you. As your REALTOR®, Peach is honored to be a part of that special time and takes that responsibility seriously.

Throughout her professional career, she has helped 1000’s of clients realize their dreams. Peach has worked with investors, new home buyers, and builders as well as landowners with their own development projects. Her past experience as a managing partner in a mortgage company allows Peach to assist her clients in finding the right lender to finance their home purchase. Whether you are a veteran homeowner looking for a retirement or second home, or a first-time buyer, Peach is always there to help you.

Looking for a new home? Or having one built? As a past developer and partner in 2 construction companies, Peach worked directly with each contractor to ensure detailed service from start to finish of their build project. From that experience, she has developed a unique program for buyers of new homes who also need to sell their existing home before they can build. She works directly with the builders to negotiate on their behalf so that their new home can be built WHILE their home is still listed. She works with a special team of builders, lenders, and specialists that understand these unique needs.

She will listen to your needs, your goals, and your dreams, finding solutions that are tailored to you. Close communication between all the parties to ensure all the “moving parts” of every transaction go as smoothly and timely as possible. From the client, both buyers, and sellers, to the lender, to the cooperating agents, title, escrow, inspectors, and contractors–that may be part of each transaction. Peach is there all the way! This comes from years of experience in all facets of the real estate industry.

 

Candidate Statement:

“I would like to assist in helping to serve in the industry that I love and work, and to put my skills and knowledge and over 40 years of experience in the real estate industry to help my fellow associates, and board in a more hands-on role in the service of the general membership and its board(s).” – Peach Peterson

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GaryGary Salisbury, Northwest Equity Real Estate

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Full-time REALTOR® since 2001.

Multiyear recipient of Sales production awards

REALTOR® of the Year — Ada County Association of REALTORS® in 2011

 

Candidate Statement:

“I desire to continue my involvement with the IR BOD. I believe it is critical to have a strong state association that supports local members, local staff and provides advocacy for the local associations.” –Gary Salisbury

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CURRENT IR DIRECTORS FROM BRR SEEKING EXTENSIONS

Crum, BeckyBecky Enrico-Crum, Andy Enrico & Company Real Estate

Term: Seeking one-year extension to current term, January 2019 – December 2019

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Growing up in a real estate family has given Becky a very strong understanding of the importance of service to her clients. As a second generation Realtor with over 20 years helping dreams come true with home ownership, the mentoring and knowledge she has gained along the way is priceless.

She has an outstanding reputation for her “positive” negotiating skills gained over a long career in both real estate and corporate management and sales. Her long-time knowledge of the Boise area as a native and more particularly the real estate market both here and McCall, combined with her “tell it like it is” approach along with her many community contacts are a real asset to her clients. This is why she has so many of her clients referring their friends and family to her.  An active school volunteer, she has been involved with annual fund raising events, Art Mom, Board member and served as PTO President. Operation School Bell was a favorite, which helped clothe kids in need.

She volunteered for her children’s sporting activities & several other youth oriented community organizations, she and her husband most recently housed a Rotary Exchange Student from Slovakia and athletes from Sweden & Canada.

For many years, her and her family have volunteered for both “Paint The Town” and “Rake Up Boise” (annual community volunteer programs for older & fixed-income homeowners who aren’t able to maintain their homes). She’s also an active volunteer in her church.

Becky is a “Graduate of The Real Estate Institute” (GRI) from the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) and a lifetime member of the Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR) “Circle of Excellence/Top Producer” and BRR’s “Honor Society”. Twice been a nominee for “Tribute To Women & Industry Award”.

Becky believes in giving her time back to her industry and has served on many committees at both the state & local level. These include: “Circle of Excellence Committee”, “Political Affairs Committee”, “Outreach Committee”, “State Convention Committee”. She currently serves on the BRR’s “Foundation Board”, “Outreach Committee” and “Nominations Committee”, and is part of the “Welcome Committee” for Women’s Council of REALTORS®.

She’s a State Director for the Idaho Realtors and President of the Broker’s Council of Idaho. (a marketing group of over 30 “non-franchised” brokerages and affiliates).

Her “fun time” consists of spending time with her family, mountain biking, hiking, wake surfing, downhill & cross country skiing, snowshoeing, cooking & traveling. She enjoys spending time at their family cabin in McCall, a resort community 2-hours North of Boise. Of course, she enjoys Boise State Football Season.

Becky loves working with both buyers and sellers and is committed to continue to treat them as she would like to be treated herself.

Candidate Statement:

“I care deeply about our Association, the staff and members both REALTOR® and Affiliates that make our organization great. As an active REALTOR® since 1996, I am all for the ” Feet on the Street” folks! I work day to day in the “trenches” running my business with my husband. I feel we need to know the latest and greatest in technology, community events, legislative issues and continued day to day politics along with mortgage information to be a true professional to help my clients through the biggest financial decision they will make. Also to share ideas, helpful hints, & mentor each other as professional REALTORS® & Affiliates that make this industry flourish! I would like to remain a member of the Board to stay informed & up to date with our industry & to give back in service to our members/affiliates & staff with anything I can share from experience along with help I can give physically. I would like to share in being mentored as a professional and be a mentor where needed. I have learned this is helpful both ways to share with each other. I would be grateful for this opportunity and be honored to serve this wonderful organization. Thanks for your consideration.” – Becky Enrico-Crum

SusanSusan Weaver, Windermere Powerhouse Group

Term: Seeking one-year extension to current term, January 2019 – December 2019

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Licensed since 1984 and actively selling real estate full time since 1997, I’ve been blessed to be living and selling homes in the Boise area that last 5 years. Prior to Boise, I was actively selling in Idaho Falls. While there, I served on the Board, participated as Women’s Council President locally and as treasurer on the state board. I served on the Board of Directors for Idaho Partners for Homebuyer Education, Inc. and taught the Finally Home class regularly to first time home buyers.

I serve on Professional Standards hearings.

I am an RPAC major investor.

 

Candidate Statement:

” I am passionate about being involved in the protection, advocacy, and professionalism of the real estate industry. I love serving and supporting my fellow REALTORS® in doing our business day to day, in serving and protecting clients in reaching their goals.” – Susan Weaver

 

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** Foundation and IMLS Directors are not voted on by the membership. Foundation applications will be forwarded to the Foundation Board of Directors for selection and appointment, and IMLS applications will be vetted by BRR’s Nominating and Elections Committee, and then appointed by the BRR Board of Directors.

 

 

2018 Mid-Year Housing Summit Recap

Thanks to everyone who attended the 2018 Mid-Year Housing Summit from Boise Regional REALTORS®. If you missed the event, don’t worry! A summary of the discussions and links to the various presentations are available here.

Links and resources referenced at the Mid-Year Housing Summit:

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**Please note: The RPAC investment information on this page is only intended for BRR members.

2017 Boise School District Bond Update

2017 Boise School District Bond Update

Coby Dennis, the Deputy Superintendent of the Boise School District, provided a progress report on the various projects funded by the 2017 school district bond. Boise Regional REALTORS® endorsed and supported this successful campaign last year.


Fair Housing Update

Fair Housing Update

Debbi Myers, certified real estate instructor and BRR Director, discussed the importance of understanding fair housing in our industry and gave a teaser on the upcoming fair housing class that was refreshed in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act.

Ready to learn more about fair housing? Join us for a Lunch & Learn: That’s Not Fair! How to Avoid Fair Housing Violations, on Tuesday, October 23, from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Register today!


2018 Mid-Year Residential Real Estate Update

2018 Mid-Year Residential Real Estate Update

Breanna Vanstrom, Chief Executive Officer for Boise Regional REALTORS®, dug into the data and identified the trends regarding price, supply, demand, inventory, and strategies for building your business during the 2018 Min-Year Residential Real Estate Update. You can watch her full presentation on Facebook Live below. Thank you to our Facebook Live Sponsor, Idaho Housing and Finance Association.

“Getting to Solutions” Listening Session on Growth

Getting to Solutions

Soren Dorius, Director of Government Affairs for BRR, started the listening session by sharing some key findings from the Second Annual Treasure Valley Survey a survey conducted by BSU to explore public opinion on growth, transportation, and other issues. This project was funded in part by a $15,000 Smart Growth Grant secured by BRR.

The group shared ideas and solutions about how to maintain the quality of life during this time of growth, thoughts on what area would be the next good candidate for higher density projects, what features and places need to be “off limits” to development, the role of transportation, how REALTORS® can participate in public meetings, and much more.

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Thanks to our event sponsor and annual sponsors for making this event possible!

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BRR Reports on Boise’s Community Conversation Workshops

Growth imageLast month, the City of Boise held three Community Conversation Workshops to gather feedback from citizens to gain a deeper understanding of residents’ thoughts and priorities on growth; provide context to help update the city’s comprehensive plan, “Blueprint Boise”; and define a path forward that protects those things that make the city special.

You can read the city’s recap here, as the following is a summary of first-hand reports from BRR members and staff who attended.

“What a great event… and opportunity for us to gather the collective ideas of the awesomeness of Boise, and also the concerns about growth,” noted Gail Hartnett with Keller Williams Realty Boise.

Cameron Kinzer, BRR’s Government Affairs Specialist, said, “I’m glad the city officials who put these workshops together used a holistic approach that included discussion on the positive and negative aspects of growth. This exercise helped participants focus on what we value as a community, and what we want the Boise of the future to be like.”

The common themes reported by BRR staff and members were:

What is great about Boise? What are your concerns about growth?
Friendly People/Culture/
Boise is a “Welcoming City”
Transportation/Traffic/Lack of Infrastructure
Vicinity to Outdoor Activities/Greenbelt and Parks Affordability, including Housing
Strong Economy Urban Sprawl/Open Space/Farmland
Safety and Cleanliness Environmental Impact
Access to Elected Officials Need more Regional/Valley Agency Cooperation
Vibrant Downtown More to Boise than Downtown/North End

Dave Ferguson, with Ferguson Realty Group, reported that finding a balance between open space and private property rights was briefly mentioned, but that wages and access to rental housing seemed to be bigger concerns. “When the conversation turned to affordable housing, current wage rates were constantly brought up,” Ferguson reported, and said participants suggested the possibility of “creating private developer and city partnerships to address the rental housing shortage.”

Breanna Vanstrom, BRR’s Chief Executive Officer, said she was “surprised by the support for new housing, both infill and new development, as well as concerns about how divisive the anti-growth sentiment was becoming.” According to Vanstrom, one participant at her table said: “I get why people are frustrated with home prices and growth. I’ve been trying to buy a house for over a year and it’s been hard. But you can’t get mad about affordability, then on the other hand, yell online or at meetings against any new housing development. It’s not realistic.”

The inevitability of growth seemed to be an assumption shared by participants. As one newspaper reporter shared, in a follow-up interview to the workshops: “I think it has been pointed out, (if) you don’t grow, you die.”

The discussions at the workshops echoed this statement, but also expressed a desire for decisions about growth to be made in relation to a coordinated, forward-looking plan adopted by groups across the region. “Now is the time for the city councils, state legislature, and other agencies to come together to create common sense, proactive solutions,” added Kinzer.

More specifically, participants said that they didn’t want to “just build houses,” but rather, “create communities” to support the housing that is needed.

BRR whole-heartedly supports the idea of creating communities and will continue to form policy and promote initiatives rooted in smart, managed growth tactics. Therefore, we will be continuing this conversation with BRR members during the “Getting to Solutions on Community Growth” Listening Session at the Mid-Year Housing Summit on July 19th. If you’d like to be involved, secure your spot today. Seats are filling fast and there are only a few available spaces left.

REALTORS® Respond to Last Weekend’s Tragedy

This fundraising campaign has ended. Thank you to everyone who donated.

Help Us Raise Funds For Families Hurt in Attack

Fellow REALTORS® and BRR Members,

By now, you’ve likely heard about the tragic attack at a child’s birthday party in Boise last weekend. This act of violence does not represent our community, and we share our deepest sympathies with everyone involved.

What does represent our community, and our members, is the willingness to help others in need.

If you prefer, you can drop by the BRR office to make your donation in person, you can do so over the phone by calling BRR at 208-376-0363. Donations made through BRR’s REALTORS® Community Foundation are tax-deductible and 100% of the money raised through this campaign will go directly to the IRC of Boise. Donations from non-members will also be matched, however, the donate online option is not available to non-members.

Thank you in advance for your generosity and for your commitment to our community.

Sincerely,

Gary Salisbury
2018 President
Boise Regional REALTORS®
Kim Daley
2018 President
REALTORS® Community Foundation

How to Donate

Ready to donate? There are three ways to make a contribution and double your impact with matching funds between now and July 20th:

  • Drop by the BRR office to make your donation in person (credit or debit cards, checks, and cash accepted).
  • Call BRR at 208-376-0363 (credit or debit cards accepted over the phone).
  • Donate by credit or debit card online (find instructions and video showing how to donate online below). You must be a BRR member to donate online.

Step-by-step instructions to pay online:

  1. Go to the BRR member login.
  2. Enter your login information and click “Login“. (Note: If you do not know your login information, call BRR at 208-376-0363 or email info@boirealtors.com)
  3. Once you are logged in, click on the “Shop” tab in the top ribbon.
  4. In the center of the screen, you should see a rectangle that says, “Voluntary Foundation Contribution, $5.00“. Click “Add to Cart“.
  5. Then click, “View Cart“.
  6. Donations are in $5.00 increments. Click the + or – button until you reach the desired donation amount.
  7. Then click “Update“. The total should show the updated donation.
  8. Click “Checkout“.
  9. Enter your credit card information and click “Continue“.
  10. Confirm your payment and donation details, then click “Submit Payment“.
  11. A confirmation will display, and an email receipt will be sent to the email address BRR has on file.

If you have questions about donating online, contact BRR’s Director of Membership and Education, Angela Gibson. If you have questions about the fundraiser, contact BRR’s Chief Executive Officer, Breanna Vanstrom.

Q2 2018 Foundation News

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Thanks to the support of BRR members and the community, 2018 has been a great year so far for the REALTORS® Community Foundation! The REALTOR® Outreach Committee (ROC), and members of our ROC Task Forces have been hard at work raising funds for the foundation’s 2018 grant cycle. Still to come in 2018: volunteer opportunities and grant distributions. There are still lots of ways for you to get involved!

Raising Funds

The mission of the Foundation is to improve the quality of life in the Boise Region through housing-related projects and programs. ROC works diligently throughout the beginning of the year to raise the funds for the annual grant cycle. The two main fundraisers are the Give Back Golf Tournament – which was held at Shadow Valley Golf Course on May 30, 2018; and the Online Auction which closed on June 6, 2018.

2018 GBG and Online Auction SliderThanks to the more than 150 golfers, 48 sponsors, and the numerous volunteers who helped make the event a success! The golf tournament raised more than $23,000 for annual grants!

The Online Auction ran from May 23, 2018 – June 6, 2018, with 112 items! Thank you to all who donated items, and to those who bid! The online auction raised more than $7,300 for annual grants!

The annual grant cycle will open September 1, 2018, and applications will be accepted through September 30, 2018.

 Impacting our Community

Community Impact Grants ImageIn the past, the main ways the REALTORS® Community Foundation has provided support to the community was through the Matching Gift Program and Annual Grants. However, starting this year, and thanks to the generous support of the Boise Regional REALTORS® Board of Directors, and the Intermountain MLS Board of Directors, the foundation has introduced Community Impact Grants. These grants focus on the “improve the quality of life” aspect of the foundation’s mission and will fund organizations or projects that don’t fit into the foundation’s annual grant cycle, due to criteria or timing.

So far, the foundation has awarded three Community Impact Grants totaling $4,750! Information about grantees, funding criteria and applying for funds is available on the Community Impact Grants page.

 

Outreach

While grants are awesome, the foundation is about more than just providing monetary support. We like to get our hands dirty too! Earlier this month, the Paint the Town program through NeighborWorks Boise saw FIVE houses painted by REALTOR® Community Foundation teams! Thank you to our painting teams:

  • Broker’s Council of Idaho
  • Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group
  • Epic Realty
  • Keller Williams Realty Boise / Amherst Madison
  • BRR YPN / Silvercreek Realty Group

You can see their awesome work on the BRR Facebook page.

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If you didn’t get a chance to participate in Paint the Town, don’t worry — we have more opportunities to volunteer! We need you!


Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

1.   More Than School Supplies Drive: July 9 – August 15

On behalf of the Community School programs in the Boise, Emmett, and West Ada School Districts; ROC will be collecting “life supplies” – those items not covered by most food assistance programs: toilet paper, personal hygiene products, cleaning supplies, pet food, etc.  We will also be collecting gift cards to stores like Wal-Mart or Fred Meyer, and monetary donations as well so these organizations can purchase needed items directly.

If you are interested in hosting a donation drop box in your business, please email Shari Fernandez. A ROC member will happily deliver a collection box and coordinate pick-up as your box fills-up.

2.   REALTORS® Community Foundation at the Idaho Foodbank

Join ROC on Thursday, August 9th from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. for a shift at the Idaho Foodbank!  We will be doing tasks such as; sorting donations by nutritional category, repackaging bulk food into family-sized quantities, placing stickers on unlabeled cans and even building backpack inserts.

We need committed volunteers. You can even make it a family affair and bring your kids! Volunteers as young as the age of 8 are welcome. Those 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult volunteer. Sign-up now to volunteer.

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3.   Rake Up Boise

It’s still months away… but mark your calendar for Rake Up Boise 2018: Saturday, November 10th.  Do you already know you will have enough people to make a Rake Up team? Email Shari Fernandez to get your team on the list!

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May 2018 Market Report

ADA COUNTY HOME SALES REACHED RECORD $404 MILLION IN MAY;
DRIVEN BY INCREASE IN NEW CONSTRUCTION CLOSINGS

Key Takeaways:

  • The total sales dollar volume of all residential real estate sold in Ada County in May 2018 exceeded $400 million for the first time ever in a month, based on data going back to 2005. The previous high point was $371 million in June 2017.
  • This jump in dollar volume was driven by a 60% increase in the number of newly constructed homes that sold compared to May 2017, along with an 8.7% bump in the median sales price — reflecting increasing costs of land, labor, and construction materials.
  • Existing home sales were up just 2% from last year, but persistently low inventory pushed existing home prices up 16.1%, which further contributed to the record sales volume.

Analysis:

The total sales dollar volume of all residential real estate sold in Ada County last month was at the highest level ever in a month (based on data going back to 2005), reaching $404.4 million, an increase of 30.5% over May 2017. The previous high point was in June 2017 at $371.1 million.

May’s jump in volume was driven by a 60.1% increase in the number of new homes that sold compared to May 2017, along with an 8.7% year-over-year bump in the median sales price.

Existing home sales were up just 2% from last year, but persistently low inventory and high buyer demand pushed existing home prices up 16.4%, which further contributed to the record sales volume.

Here’s a closer look at the numbers in total and by market segment:

 

May 18 Ada County Volume Overall

May 18 Ada County Volume New Construction

May 18 Ada County Volume Existing

The monthly volume of home sales exceeded $400 million for the first time in May, due to more newly constructed homes selling at an overall higher price point. This higher price point reflects the increasing costs of land, labor, and construction materials, but as the supply of existing homes stays well below demand, we will see some buyers shift to new construction for more options, even as prices rise.


GEM COUNTY HOME PRICES UP IN MAY 2018

In May 2018, 33 homes sold in Gem County, leaving 58 new and existing homes available for sale at the end of the month — down 4.9% from the same month last year, but up 31.8% from April 2018.

The median sales price for existing homes in Gem County was $188,875 as of May 2018, based on activity over the past 12 months — an increase of 12.1% over the same period last year. For new homes, the median sales price was $206,624 as of May, also based on activity over the past 12 months. This was up 11.0% over the same period in the previous year.

Specifically, in the city of Emmett, closings were down 43.9% year-over-year, as 23 homes sold in May 2018 compared to 41 in May 2017, for existing and new construction combined. Based on activity in both segments over the past 12 months, the median sales price for Emmett was at $183,084 in May 2018, a gain of 9.8% over the same period last year.

Due to the smaller number of homes listed and sold in Gem County — compared to Ada or Canyon County, for example — we look at a longer timeframe to identify trends in home prices, specifically a rolling 12-month median. This helps to smooth out variations in price that may show up in monthly comparisons if there is a very high- or low-priced sale one month and not the next. While this is helpful to understand macro market trends, a consumer who is thinking about buying or selling a home should speak to a REALTOR® to understand the micro trends specific to their specific situation.


RESOURCES:

Additional information about trends within the Boise Region, by price point, by existing and new construction, and by neighborhood, are now available in the May 2018 Ada CountyCanyon CountyGem County, and City Data Market Reports. This includes an explanation of the metrics and notes on data sources and methodology.

Download the latest (print quality) market snapshot graphics for Ada County Existing/ResaleAda County New ConstructionCanyon County Existing/ResaleCanyon County New Construction, and Gem County:

ADA Existing Snapshot - May 18

ADA New Construction Snapshot - May 18

Canyon Existing Snapshot - May 18

Canyon New Construction Snapshot - May 18

Gem Snapshot - May 18

 

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This report is provided by Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR), 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.

If you have questions about this report, please contact Cassie Zimmerman, Director of Communications for Boise Regional REALTORS®. If you are a consumer, please contact a REALTOR® to get the most current and accurate information specific to your situation.

The data reported is based primarily on the public statistics provided by the IMLS, available at: intermountainmls.com. These statistics are based upon information secured by the agent from the owner or their representative. The accuracy of this information, while deemed reliable, has not been verified and is not guaranteed. These statistics are not intended to represent the total number of properties sold in the counties or cities during the specified time period. The IMLS and BRR provide these statistics for purposes of general market analysis but make no representations as to past or future performance. The term “single-family homes” includes detached single-family homes with or without acreage, as classified in the IMLS. These numbers do not include activity for mobile homes, condominiums, townhomes, land, commercial, or multi-family properties (like apartment buildings).

Give-Back Golf Tournament Raises Money for Non-Profits

Local real estate professionals raised over $24,000 at the 2018 Give-Back Golf Tournament benefiting the REALTORS® Community Foundation, whose mission is to improve the quality of life in the Boise Region through housing-related projects and grants. The golf tournament was held May 30, 2018, at Shadow Valley Golf Course with 151 golfers and 47 sponsors participating. As one of the largest annual fundraisers for the REALTORS® Community Foundation, this year’s event was a tremendous success, raising over $4,000 more than in 2017.

Kim Daley, 2018 REALTORS® Community Foundation President

Kim Daley, 2018 REALTORS® Community Foundation President

“Participation from REALTORS® and other industry leaders was phenomenal this year,” noted Kim Daley, 2018 REALTORS® Community Foundation President. “It just shows how committed this industry is to giving back to the community. All of the funds raised by this event will help real people facing housing challenges in our area.”

Since its inception in 1995, the REALTORS® Community Foundation has provided over $1.7 million in grants to qualifying non-profit organizations throughout Ada County, expanding services to Gem County in 2018. 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 Home, Jesse Tree, LEAP Charities, Life’s Kitchen, NeighborWorks®, The Salvation Army, Women’s & Children’s Alliance, and the West Ada School District Foundation. The BRR Foundation also offers a matching gifts program for member contributions to local non-profits.

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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.

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