Member Spotlight: Pam Grove

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

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

Print or Save your BRR Receipts

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

Step 1: Navigate to our Member Login page.

Member Login

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

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

Profile Update Notification

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

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

My Orders

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

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

 

Where’s my Production Plate and/or Plaque?

BRR_COE_16-rebrandYou killed it in production last year and now you’re wondering where your Circle of Excellence production plate and/or plaque is. Here’s a quick update… They have been ordered, and we expect them to be done in the coming weeks. Once we get them in, we’ll contact brokerages to come pick them up at the BRR office. If you have any other questions, please contact Shari Fernandez, BRR Director of Events and Community Engagement.

2018 REALTOR® Awards Gala

 

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Congratulations to our award winners and top producers!

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Download the PDF version here.

BRR Honor Society members are also recognized at the Gala. To learn more about the Honor Society and to apply, visit our Honor Society page.

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Member Spotlight: Anthony Flores

Anthony Flores“Anthony Flores at Keller Williams Realty Boise is simply amazing. He hosts a bowling tournament every February raising over 10k for charity (Angels Anonymous is the biggest recipient). I know not everyone knows how much work goes into setting up a fundraiser, but it’s a tremendous amount of work. It’s really cool that he takes time away from his business and family to assemble such a production. The fundraiser is wicked fun and a great way to give back to the community!  He’s a rockstar in my book!”

— Katrina Wehr, BRR Immediate Past President, REALTOR® with Keller Williams Realty Boise

Nine BRR Members Inducted into National Emeritus Society

Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR) is proud to recognize nine of its members who have been inducted into the National Association of REALTORS® Emeritus Society: Randy Andrews, Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group; Lynn Boyd, Silvercreek Realty Group; Andy Enrico, Andy Enrico & Company; Paul Hudson, Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group; Donna Jacobsen, Silvercreek Realty Group; Robert Kiah, Live Oak Real Estate; Janis Ogawa; Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group; Horace Smith, HMS Realty; Charles Weymouth; Group One Sotheby’s International Realty.

Each inductee has served our community and the real estate industry as a REALTOR® for 40+ years. The newest inductees were honored at the BRR Past President’s Breakfast on February 1, 2018.

They join the ranks of current BRR Emeriti members: Bart Ballantyne, Ballantyne Real Estate; Patti Bowman, Group One Sotheby’s International Realty; Maurice Clifton, PowerHaus Real Estate Service, Patricia Drilling, Keller Williams Realty Boise; Mary-Edith Hill, Hill Real Estate Agency; Lee Hill, Group One Sotheby’s International Realty; Phil Hoover, Phil Hoover, Inc.; Ilene Johnson, ERA West Wind Real Estate; and Judy Weed, Judy Weed Real Estate.

Left to Right: Robert Kiah, Andy Enrico, Charles Weymouth, and Randy Andrews. Not pictured: Lynn Boyd, Paul Hudson, Donna Jacobsen, Janis Ogawa, and Horace Smith.

Left to Right: Robert Kiah, Andy Enrico, Charles Weymouth, and Randy Andrews. Not pictured: Lynn Boyd, Paul Hudson, Donna Jacobsen, Janis Ogawa, and Horace Smith.

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Safety Alerts

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This page has an ongoing list of safety alerts for our members. Do you have a safety alert to share? Please contact BRR Director of Communications, Cassie Zimmerman, or call 208.947.7226.

Read more safety tips and find more resources in our blog post, Help Your Sellers Keep Their Homes Safe When Listed. 


February 2018

2/12/18: Another case of a scammer targeting a company, this time a roofing company, was reported to BRR. The scammer originally reached out with texts and a call but resorted to communicating via email when they couldn’t text the office phone.  These emails indicate how the scammer was going to commit the fraud. The scammer asks for the bid for work or contract on a home and then asks for the contractor/company to make a payment, with the promise they will pay them back. Here is a shortened transcript of the emails, with names, emails, telephone numbers, and locations changed.

2/5/18: BRR was made aware of another local instance of this scam in which a painting contractor was asked to provide a bid. Similar to the last report, the scammer asked for the contractor’s banking information and/or credit card information in order to “coordinate payment.”

2/2/18: Please be aware, this is the THIRD local report we’ve had of a scammer contacting a contractor for a bid to have work done to a property. In this latest report, there were no phone calls — only text messages sent to the contractor asking him to provide a quote for pressure washing. The contractor went to the house, provided the bid via text message, but felt like something was off since there was a listing sign in the front yard. He notified the listing agent of the situation, who confirmed the request was not legitimate. This situation was different than the previously reported instances, because after providing the bid, the scammer asked for the contractor’s credit card and banking information, presumably to coordinate “payment”.


January 2018

UPDATED 1/26/18: Another member reported that a painting contractor received a suspicious call requesting that he provide a bid for a vacant home. When he arrived at the property, he tried to call the number back, however, no one would answer. Instead, they responded via text, saying they couldn’t communicate over the phone due to a disability (although they had called earlier). Over text, the calling party asked the contractor to look in the windows of the vacant home for them. The contractor wisely refused. This is clearly not an isolated event, please notify the contractors that you work with that this could happen to them, and advise them to ask the listing agent to find out if the bid request is legitimate.

A member notified us of suspicious phone calls being made to concrete/driveway contractors (in this case), where a male caller asks the contractors to visit a listed property and provide a quote for work to be done on the home. The caller then says he works out of state so all future communication should be done via text. The contractors were suspicious and felt like someone was baiting them to come out to the property, so they called the listing agent of the property in question, asking if this was a legitimate request from a seller or maybe a buyer. The listing agent confirmed that no work was being requested. For those of you with contractor contacts, please pass this alert on to them. If they feel a request sounds suspect, their best bet is to contact the listing agent first for confirmation.


December 2017

A local agent recently found themselves in a suspicious and possibly dangerous situation while showing a home. A potential buyer that the agent hadn’t met before contacted her by text and asked to be shown a vacant home with acreage in Middleton. The agent called the phone number but there was no answer or voicemail option. To err on the side of caution, she asked a friend join her to the showing. 

The potential buyer texted to inform the agent they were running late and didn’t arrive at the home until after dark. When the buyer did arrive, it was in a large, white cargo van that they blocked the driveway with by parking directly in front of it. The buyer texted that they were outside, and the agent texted back, asking them to come inside. A few minutes later, the van drove off, with the potential buyer never entering the home. 

Thankfully, nothing more happened. Please be aware of the situation and keep safety top-of-mind when interacting with clients. 


 

Don’t let BRR’s Facebook Posts Disappear from Your News Feed!

Facebook is about to get more personal by making changes to what you see in your news feed (again). Their goal is for users to see more from their friends and families, and less from businesses, news, etc. This should be great for interactions in personal relationships, but you’ll likely miss most, if not all, of BRR’s posts, which include local market stats, association events and news, industry trends, local news stories, etc.  Plus, we consider you our friend, even if Facebook doesn’t see it that way.

See FirstIf you’d like to continue to see BRR’s posts, visit our Facebook page, and make sure you’ve “liked” us. Then, next to the “Like” button, click the “Following” button, and select “See First” to be sure you don’t miss a post.

If you’d like to learn more about how these changes may affect your business page, check out this article from Inman, What the Facebook news feed change means for real estate pros.

Thank you for following us, and if you have any feedback on what we share on social media please contact BRR Director of Communications Cassie Zimmerman at cassie@boirealtors.com.

A Look Back at 2017

2017 was a great year for Boise Regional REALTORS®! We’d like to take a moment to highlight just a few of the association’s accomplishments in the past year.

In anticipation of the new year, we’d like to raise a toast to you, the REALTOR®, for your excellent service to clients, advocacy efforts, and volunteer hours that continually show our community that the value of a REALTOR® goes well beyond a smooth transaction. Thank you for your membership and involvement! Wishing all of our members happiness, health, and business success in 2018.

Gary Salisbury Installed as 2018 President of Boise Regional REALTORS®

2018 Boise Regional REALTORS® President, Gary Salisbury

2018 Boise Regional REALTORS® President, Gary Salisbury

Gary Salisbury, REALTOR® with Equity Northwest Real Estate, was named 2018 President of the Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR) during the association’s annual installation ceremony, held December 15th at the Inn at 500.

Salisbury had this to say about his new role: “I’m excited to lead such a dynamic group of professionals that make up BRR’s leadership team. It truly is an honor to lead the trade association that advocates on behalf of homeownership, provides educational opportunities to REALTORS®, and helps foster connections between industry professionals.”

“Gary has always been generous in volunteering his time and talents to our association, and we are pleased to have him leading the Board in 2018,” said Breanna Vanstrom, BRR’s Chief Executive Officer.

In addition, the following BRR Board members were sworn in during the event:

  • 2018 President-Elect Phil Mount, Front Street Brokers
  • 2018 Vice President Michelle Bailey, Keller Williams Realty Boise
  • Treasurer Bob Van Allen, Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group
  • Immediate Past President Katrina Wehr, Keller Williams Realty Boise
  • Becky Enrico-Crum, Andy Enrico & Company Real Estate
  • John Evans, Evans Realty, LLC

They will work alongside BRR’s continuing Directors Krista Deacon of Silvercreek Realty Group, Bob Hurtt of ERA West Wind Realty, Debbi Myers of Front Street Brokers, Carolyn Sinnard of Happy Dog Realty, Ed Sperry of Equity Idaho Real Estate, and Jeffrey Wills of Amherst Madison Legacy.

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