2019 BRR Director Candidates

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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 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 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

Term: January 2019–December 2019 (1-year extension to current term)

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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– (6 Candidates for 6 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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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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** 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 BRR Director Candidates

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BRR VICE PRESIDENT – (2 Candidates 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 2018–December 2021; One year as Vice President, the progress through the Officer roles to become the 2019 President-Elect, 2020 President, then Immediate Past President in 2021, unless otherwise determined by the Board of Directors.

Michelle Bailey_resizedMichelle Bailey, Keller Williams Realty Boise

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I’ve served as a REALTOR® since July 2006 after moving to Idaho from Northern California. I’ve consistently been a Top Producer in our field and enjoy serving in many different volunteer positions to help those that work in an area I’ve found so much passion and enjoyment in.

In 2016 I partnered with the Ben Kinney Team and now lead a team of amazing Realtors in Idaho. We have a defining culture of doing much more than just selling real estate. As a Keller Williams affiliated organization, we share the KW culture of serving each other, our communities and our planet. Our mission, vision, values, and culture differentiate us as industry innovators and leaders.

We are recognized by the Wall Street Journal and Real Trends as a top 25 producing real estate team in the nation, across all brokerage brands. Our amazing team helped 991 families buy, sell, or invest in real estate in 2016.

 

“I’m looking forward to using the skills I’ve gained in multiple leadership positions and challenging myself in a new role for the benefit of the Association and our members. We are at a pivotal point in real estate with many changes happening quickly.  Understanding these changes, implications for our members and communicating them are vital.” – Michelle Bailey

 

Danielle Cullip_resizedDanielle Cullip, Silverhawk Realty

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Danielle’s commitment to customer service and professionalism are the basis of her foundation. Connecting deeply and serving others, along with building strong valuable relationships is her primary focus.

She has been passionate about real estate since 2005 and thrives on continued education, knowledge, and volunteering in the industry.

Danielle is a rock-star mom of three amazing children: Blake who loves to hunt, play sports and ride his dirt bike. Jocelyn enjoys reading and dance classes … And Ian is all about controlling his 7-year-old environment.

When Danielle is not serving others in real estate, she loves spending time with her family and friends and being active on the water during the summer months. She also loves reading great books and traveling whenever she gets the chance.
Danielle is a team player that approaches every situation with a go-giver attitude, she thrives on helping others meet their needs.

 

“I have been extremely lucky to be involved with Boise Regional Realtor’s for so many years but most to have had the opportunity to sit with some incredibly talented people on the Board of Directors for the last 4 years. I believe my leadership skills have grown this last year and a half as your Treasurer. I have been able to learn how the association runs as a whole as well as giving my input on different situations. If I am elected as Vice President I look forward to fine tuning my skills even greater while representing Boise Regional REALTORS® to the best of my ability.” – Danielle Cullip

 

BRR TREASURER – (1 Candidates for 1 Opening)

In addition to the responsibilities noted for a Director, the BRR Treasurer 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 2018–December 2019

 

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Bob Van Allen, Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group

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A 2001 graduate of Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho, Bob has considered the Treasure Valley his home for over 17 years. After working as an engineer at Micron Technology briefly after graduation, he decided to combine his analytical way of thinking with his business ambition and acumen, entering the real estate brokerage business in 2003.

Bob started his career with Coldwell Banker in 2003 and has been affiliated with the company for most of his real estate career. A lifelong learner, he values continuing education and has attained many of the industry’s most-respected professional designations, including the CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), GRI (Graduate REALTOR Institute), and ABR (Accredited Buyer’s Representative).

As a producing real estate agent, Bob was always in the top tier of sales productivity in the market and values hard work, professionalism, and integrity in business above all else. Bob has been a member of the Boise Regional Realtors’ (BRR) “Circle of Excellence” since 2004 and participates in local industry leadership as a member of the Board of Directors for both the Boise Regional Realtors (BRR) and the Intermountain Multiple Listing Service (IMLS).

In 2013, Bob became Chief Operating Officer of Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group, eventually transitioning into the role of Designated Broker and Chief Executive Officer. In this capacity, he supervises four local sales offices consisting of approximately 250 real estate agents and 20 staff members. He became a partner in the company in 2014.

Bob is also a member of the TitleOne Corporation Advisory Board and the Board of Directors for the Idaho Diaper Bank. Additionally, he is active as a member of the Boise Valley Economic Partnership (BVEP) and a new member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Idaho Chapter.

An avid real estate investor himself, Bob has bought, sold, and managed many rental properties over most of his real estate career and is a valued resource for real estate investors.

Bob believes deeply in the Zig Ziglar mantra, “If you help enough other people get what they want, you will get what you want.”

His vision as broker and CEO for Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group is to be the premier real estate brokerage of choice for customers and real estate professionals in the Treasure Valley. Bob brings fresh ideas and great excitement to his company as it continues to serve clients and move forward into a very bright future.

In his spare time, Bob enjoys traveling, getting outside, playing golf, and home life with his wife, Erin, and his two young sons.

 

“My experience in brokerage ownership/management at Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group over the last four years – as well as my broader investment and industry experience – positions me to serve the association well in the position of BRR Treasurer. Additionally, having served on the BRR and IMLS Boards of Directors, I am familiar with the Association’s programs, bylaws, and staff. I am very comfortable with oversight of financials for larger organizations like this one and am able to translate details to broader concepts (and vice versa) easily.

I also maintain the belief that you can always tell what’s really important to an organization by looking at where it spends its money. I’d like to build on a system that is already well-run and ensure that our financial activities match our mission, vision, and organizational priorities. I would also like to make it easier for Directors to track and understand what’s happening financially on a regular basis through simplified reporting and regular “laymen’s terms” updates.” – Bob Van Allen

 

BRR DIRECTOR – (4 Candidates for 1 Opening)

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 2018–December 2020

Becky Enrico-Crum_resizedBecky Enrico-Crum, Andy Enrico & Company Real Estate

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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.

 

“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 be 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

 

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Brandi Holaday, Keller Williams Realty Boise

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Brandi has been a full time licensed REALTOR® in the Treasure Valley since summer 2013. She attributes her success in real estate to her wonderful past mentors who helped her learn the ins and outs of this crazy wonderful world we call real estate! Brandi is available to her clients and does everything she can to anticipate their questions and concerns and be one step ahead and not just provide excellent customer service but LEGENDARY.

She stays involved in the Boise Regional Realtors as a board member of the Young Professionals Network and a board member of the Circle of Excellence Gala Committee 2016 & 17 both appointed positions. She is an active participant in various community events such as Paint the Town. Brandi’s outgoing personality makes her fun to be around, and depth of industry knowledge helps her connect easily with everyone she meets.

Brandi will strive to meet and exceed all of your real estate needs while keeping you informed and most importantly, having fun! So if you have any questions feel free to call her and relax while you put your home search in her qualified hands. She has a genuine interest in your financial well-being for the life of your real estate purchase, and plans for all of her clients to be clients for life!

 

“I have served on committees for years and now have reached a point where I’d like to take my volunteerism to the next level. I have learned and helped grow through the committees I have served on.  I can help take that knowledge a step further to better our association moving forward to work with like minded professionals to look out for all of our best interests.  Through my work on the Gala Committee I have a new appreciation for our budget, and through YPN I’ve learned all about our impact through RPAC and other association forms of giving back through REALTOR® outreach. More important than just saying I will be there, I have consistently been involved in the association for years and like to think of all of the board professionals as friends and mentors I’ve had the privilege to work alongside.” – Brandi Holaday

 

Elizabeth Hume_resizedElizabeth Hume, Keller Williams Realty Boise

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I began my career managing restaurants and developing training programs around the country. I was a national training coordinator for NASCAR Silicon Motor Speedway and an instructor in California training professionals in Microsoft Office. I finally landed back in Idaho where I worked for the Idaho Office for Refugees developing a database and later training users how to use it. I am currently teaching for Boise Regional REALTORS and working at Keller Williams Realty Boise as an associate broker, and working on my IREC instructor application.

Education is important to me, I continually work to educate myself most recently I received my MBA and industry CRS designation. I am actively involved in the community. My notable activities include serving the community with The Junior League of Boise, Learning Lab Board member, PTA executive board member, and other boards and organizations. I spend my free time with family chasing children to various sporting events (lacrosse, gymnastics, golf, etc.) and I like to spend time practicing yoga, reading, camping, skiing, traveling, and riding ATV’s.

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 back ground 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 a 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.

I have seen the industry change with technology since I started. We need strong leaders to help our members navigate these changes. I appreciate why one agent might choose one model or brokerage over another. As a leader, I feel I work to see both sides of a situation so I can make better decisions.

Today there are many models of real estate to choose from, as an association we need to be able to understand these different models and develop guidelines that are fair to all of them. I have worked hard to understand several of these models and I have been actively involved in real estate through several market shifts. Having strong leadership that can lead during all phases of the market, anticipate membership needs, and communicate effectively is important. I am always striving to become a stronger person and leader than I was the day before.
I believe I have the skills, leadership qualities, interest, and time to help Boise Regional REALTORS® become stronger.” – Elizabeth Hume

 

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John Thomas, Skyline Realty

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Born and raised in Boise, Idaho, John has been in real estate in the Treasure Valley since 2013. After attending Boise State University for business school and beginning a career as a financial advisor, John moved toward real estate and founded Skyline Realty in 2015 with Jordan McCrea. Let his experience in real estate, business, and finance be an asset to you in your home purchase or sale.

 

“I would like the opportunity to help lead our growing group of REALTORS® in the Boise metro area. With the growth in membership at BRR, we have many new agents who need business development leadership and education to ensure that they are successful, long term members of our organization.”– John Thomas

Candidate chose not to participate in the video interviews.

 

IR DIRECTOR FROM BRR– (1 Candidates for 1 Opening)

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 2018–December 2020

 

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Krista Deacon, Silvercreek Realty Group

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Krista Deacon has been a licensed REALTOR® since 2006 and is currently the Designated Broker of Silvercreek Realty Group in Meridian, Idaho. With more than twelve years of experience in the mortgage finance industry prior to becoming a REALTOR®, she earned her GRI and broker’s license early on in her real estate career. While she’s only been in her current position since 2015, she has earned the respect of her peers and her industry.

She joined the Boise Regional Realtors REALTOR® Outreach Committee within a month of getting her real estate license and has been an invaluable member of the committee and the BRR REALTORS® Foundation ever since. Krista is past president of the Foundation, she is also a member of the BRR Board of Directors, the 2017 Idaho REALTORS® Leadership Academy, an RPAC Major Investor and a member of the President’s Circle.

Krista and her husband Brian stay busy with their four children. They enjoy outdoor activities, traveling and spending time with family.

 

“I’ve been involved in association matters at the local level for many years.  I’d love the opportunity to see how the state level functions.” – Krista Deacon

 

 

NAR DIRECTOR FROM BRR– (3 Candidates for 1 Opening)

The National Director from BRR to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) will advise, govern, oversee policy, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of the BRR, in support of NAR’s mission.

Term: January 2018–December 2020

 

Gail Hartnett_resizedGail Hartnett, Keller Williams Realty Boise

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Hailing from Long Island…..Gail Hartnett made her way to Ft Lauderdale and then to Boise, Idaho in 1987. She was a cheerleader in high school…… a Tupperware Lady in Florida ……and was licensed as a REALTOR® in February of 1992, Honored in 1998 as ACAR’s REALTOR® OF THE YEAR…..she served as President of ACAR Realtors in 1999. Since 1995 Gail has been a member of the Women’s Council of REALTORS®. She was elected to the National Leadership Team in 2003 and served as the 2006 National President of the Women’s Council of REALTORS®. Gail was the 2007 President of the Idaho REALTORS®.

She is NAR’s Federal Political Coordinator for Congressman Mike Simpson and was honored by NAR as the recipient of the FPC Meritorious Service Award in 2013. A strong believer in RPAC, Gail is a Golden R, President’s Circle member and was inducted into the 2 Star NAR Hall of Fame having invested over $50,000 since becoming a REALTOR®. …….. What does that mean????? It means she puts her money where her mouth is as a passionate advocate for Homeownership and Private Property Rights.

Gail was the 2012 NAR Regional Vice President for Region 12, NAR’s Liaison of the Public Policy and Federal Issues Group in 2016 and is now serving as Vice Chair of the Fair Housing 50th Anniversary Commemoration Work Group which we will celebrate in 2018! Gail will be facilitating the first ever Boot Camp for NAR Chairs and Vice Chairs this August in Chicago.

……and back home in Boise….Gail serves on the Advisory Council the Idaho State Meth Project and Idaho Women in Leadership. In 2001 Gail was a TWIN ….(TRIBUTE TO WOMAN IN INDUSTRY) Award recipient and in 2008 she was honored by Boise State University as a recipient of the “Women Making History” Award.

In 2008, Gail ran for the Idaho State Legislature….Although she did not prevail, many lessons were learned which she is sharing with others interested in running for public office.

Happily married to Ron for 48 years, they have three wonderful grown children….and five PERFECT GRANDCHILDREN….Baxter, their Black Labrador keeps both Gail and Ron “up to speed”….. In her spare time….she’s with those Grandkids….Baseball Tee Ball Gymnastics and what ever else they are doing….

A consistent Top Producer, she is listing and selling Real Estate as the Team Leader of THE GAIL HARTNETT TEAM at Keller Williams Realty BOISE.

 

“Serving REALTORS®and Consumers is my passion and has been since becoming a REALTOR®. My goal has been to “be the best version of me” always, and to make things better for those who follow. Volunteering to move the association forward is a part of my life as I continue to give my time, talent and energy to the Realtor Organization at all levels. I have much to give at the NAR level which in turn brings our State and Local into the National scene. Serving as NAR Director means understanding the issues that affect all Realtors and the future of our industry. I have and will continue to serve intelligently using my experience and wisdom.” – Gail Hartnett

 

 

Jim Pauson_resizedJim Paulson, Progressive Realty Corporation

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After attending Boise State University, I went to work for Morrison Knudsen Corporation (MK) as a Marketing and Planning Specialist at their world headquarters in Boise. I was transferred to upstate New York where I ran the document control (similar to our MLS database) for a $517 million contract to build over 70 buildings. Then, I was transferred to the Eastern Regional Office outside of Washington, DC where I was in charge of the marketing for the Industrial Buildings Division for MK.

I left the Corporate world in 1991 to become a full-time REALTOR®. During my 25 years as a licensee, I have served as a REALTOR®, Sales Manager, Regional Director and now as the owner/broker of my own independent brokerage – Progressive Realty Corporation.

My professional positions within our industry include being members of multiple committees and leadership positions. My online portal for BRR shows a list of 21 committee/leadership positions which include: Chair of the IMLS New Tech Committee, Professional Standards, Election Committee, Political Affairs, plus all the Board positions I have held including ACAR, IAR & IMLS Board of Directors. I was also the 2010 President of the Ada County Association of REALTORS® and the 2014 President for Idaho CRS.

I am also a Real Estate Instructor for Boise Regional REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®.

I look forward to the opportunity to step it up further as an NAR Director if I am elected!

 

“As you can see I have been involved in multiple leadership roles over my 25 years a licensed REALTOR®. I have served at the local level, state level and now it is time to step up to the National level as a National Director for the Boise Regional REALTORS®.

I believe my 25 years of personal licensed real estate experience in addition to my experience in leadership at the local, and state level will serve our members well as I step up the national level. I hope to be more involved in evaluating trends and helping our association and its members avoid some of the factors addressed by NAR and other industry leaders. I think my experience on the board and MLS levels will serve our members well. I have a passion for what I do and take the position extremely seriously! I am committed to the time it will take to attend the local Board of Director’s Meetings as well as to be prepared in advance for the national meetings. I sincerely hope that Jim Paulson will be elected to the position of National Director!” – Jim Paulson

 

Susan Weaver_resizedSusan Weaver, Windermere Powerhouse Group

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I am an active full-time top producing REALTOR® for over 20 years, I am an Associate Broker, GRI, CRS, and E-Pro. While living in Idaho Falls, I was the chair of the association’s Christmas Party and Affiliate Appreciation Party for many years, I was president of the Women’s Council of REALTORS® for the local board and the Treasurer for the State, I was on the agent leadership council for Keller Williams for 3 years, until I moved to Boise, I was on the Board of Directors for the State of Idaho for Idaho Partners for Home Buyers Education until they dissolved, I also taught First Time Home Buyer education for many years.

Currently, I serve as a State Director for Idaho REALTORS®, I have sat on the Professional Standards Panel for the local association, both in Boise and Idaho Falls, I’ve served on the RPAC Committee, and currently am the Vice Chair for the Public Policy Committee. I am also serving on the Community Investment Task Force.

 

“I am passionate about being active and engaged in the Real Estate community and it is important to me that we all be involved in our industry to help make it better for all, and in the process, help make me a better agent and person as a whole.” – Susan Weaver