Boise Regional REALTORS® Paint the Town Team Wins Award

The Lysi Bishop Real Estate and Keller Williams Realty Boise BRR Paint the Town team was recognized by NeighborWorks® with the 2017 “Best Paint Job” award for their outstanding work painting a home on Boise’s Bench this spring.

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Katrina Wehr, 2017 BRR President, Keller Williams Realty Boise; Chris Hansen, Lysi Bishop Real Estate; Brandi Holaday, Keller Williams Realty Boise; Liz Warner, Lysi Bishop Real Estate; John Van Der Giessen, Lysi Bishop Real Estate.

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A look at the house with the “best paint job,” before and after.

Boise Regional REALTORS® Foundation Grant Application is Open

The Boise Regional REALTORS® Foundation will be accepting grant applications for its annual competitive grant cycle beginning Tuesday, August 15, 2017, through Friday, September 15, 2017. In 2016, the BRR Foundation awarded nine grants totaling more than $25,000.

The mission of the BRR 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 BRR Foundation board is pleased to offer grant opportunities to local organizations making an impact in our community,” said Cyndi Elliot, 2017 BRR Foundation President, and REALTOR® with Group One Sotheby’s International Realty. “By supporting these nonprofits with grants, we are able to make a tangible difference by addressing housing-related and neighborhood needs.”

Since its inception in 1995, the BRR Foundation has provided over $1.7 million in grants to qualifying nonprofit organizations throughout Ada County. 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, Life’s Kitchen, NeighborWorks®, The Salvation Army, and the Women’s & Children’s Alliance. The BRR Foundation also offers a matching gifts program for member contributions to local nonprofits.

Find the grant application and learn more about the criteria for consideration at http://boirealtors.com/foundation-grant-application.

 

Boise Regional REALTORS® Paint Five Boise Homes

Local real estate professionals volunteered their time and resources by participating in this year’s Neighborworks® Paint the Town™, painting the homes of deserving residents who are unable to do it themselves. If you’ve ever painted a house, you know that this isn’t an easy task. Teams schedule working times with homeowners, perform hours of prep, painting and clean up. BRR teams often go above and beyond, trimming bushes and trees, and making repairs to the home prior to painting. One homeowner commented, “This is a better paint job than if we’d hired someone to do it!”

This year, BRR had five teams participate: Lysi Bishop Real Estate and Keller Williams Realty Boise painted house #1; The Independent Broker’s Council painted house #2; Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group painted house #3; AAD Inspection and Silvercreek Realty Group painted house #4; and BRR Young Professionals Network, Silverhawk Realty, and Templeton Real Estate painted house #5.

BRR Foundation has donated nearly $100,000 as a sponsor of Paint the Town™ since the foundation’s inception in 1995. Sponsorship funds help cover the cost of paint and materials for the event. The REALTOR® Outreach Committee (ROC), the working arm of the BRR Foundation, helps recruit volunteer teams and match teams with homeowners. If you’re interested in getting involved with ROC, BRR is currently accepting applications for 2018 committees. If you’d like to volunteer for next year’s Paint the Town™, we will share details on how to sign up in early spring 2018.

Thank you to our volunteers, and to everyone who supports the BRR Foundation. Your efforts reflect the fact that REALTOR® and affiliate members are committed to giving back to our community.

2017 Paint the Town Photo Gallery

Boise Regional REALTORS® Young Professionals Network (BRR YPN), Silverhawk Realty, and Templeton Real Estate teamed up to form one of the five teams participating in Paint the Town with Boise Regional REALTORS®. Volunteers pose with homeowners in front to nearly finished paint job.

Boise Regional REALTORS® Young Professionals Network (BRR YPN), Silverhawk Realty, and Templeton Real Estate teamed up to form one of the five teams participating in Paint the Town with Boise Regional REALTORS®. Volunteers pose with homeowners in front of the nearly finished paint job.

Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group

Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group was one of the five teams participating in Paint the Town with Boise Regional REALTORS®. Painters busy at work on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

Independent Brokers Council

The Independent Broker’s Council was one of the five teams participating in Paint the Town with Boise Regional REALTORS®. Volunteers in front of the house in progress.

Lysi Bishop KW with homeowners

Lysi Bishop Real Estate and Keller Williams Realty Boise House teamed up to form one of the five teams participating in Paint the Town with Boise Regional REALTORS®. Lysi Bishop Real Estate and Keller Williams Realty Boise volunteers gathered around the homeowners (centered) in front of the newly painted house.

AAD Inspection Silvercreek Realty Group

AAD Inspection and Silvercreek Realty Group teamed up to form one of the five teams participating in Paint the Town with Boise Regional REALTORS®. Volunteers putting the finishing touches on the freshly painted home.

Boise Regional REALTORS® Golf for a Cause

Local real estate professionals raised over $20,000 at the 2017 Stan Thomas Give Back Golf Tournament benefiting the Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR) 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 June 1, 2017, at Eagle Hills Golf Course with 136 golfers and 36 sponsors participating. As one of the largest annual fundraisers for the BRR Foundation, this year’s event was a tremendous success, raising nearly $2,500 more than in 2016.

The tournament is named in memory of Stan Thomas, a real estate professional and avid golfer, who was actively involved in serving our community for many years.

Since its inception in 1995, the BRR Foundation has provided over $1.7 million in grants to qualifying non-profit organizations throughout Ada County. 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, Life’s Kitchen, NeighborWorks®, The Salvation Army, Women’s & Children’s Alliance. The BRR Foundation also offers a matching gifts program for member contributions to local non-profits.

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2017 Event Photo Gallery

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors!

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REALTOR® Ball Drive Generates Cash and Equipment for Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County

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Tess Carlson, ROC Co-Chair, Valor Home Security; Kevin Garrett, Director of Technology, Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County; Jodi Gempler, Director of Development, Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County

Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR) collected 267 balls and $2,667 in donations and matching funds to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County.

The REALTOR® Outreach Committee (ROC) at BRR launched the “BRR Won’t Drop the Ball” equipment drive on August 29th and collected sports balls and cash donations through October 19th.

“The Boys & Girls Clubs experience a need for sports balls and equipment throughout the year,” said Carey Farmer, 2016 President of Boise Regional REALTORS® and Broker Associate with Group One Sotheby’s International Realty. “We are excited to be able to engage our REALTOR® community and make an impact on our local Boys & Girls Clubs.”

In 2016, the National Association of REALTORS® joined forces with Boys & Girls Clubs of America in an effort to strengthen communities and support the country’s youth. ROC members were able to work with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County to address the specific needs of our local clubs.

Heath Dreger, Director of Athletics at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County, stated, “We currently have a very active athletic schedule at all of our locations. Donations of sports equipment and balls help our young athletes in basketball, soccer, volleyball, and other sports, grow their skills to their fullest potential. It is exciting to see how a new basketball or soccer ball can light up a kid’s face and give them the motivation they need to keep practicing.”