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Overcoming Adversity: The recovery and growth of the Women’s Council of REALTORS®

COVID was a setback for many associations, but it offered the Women’s Council of REALTORS® the opportunity to get creative and dig deep to find ways to connect meaningfully with members across the country.

Developers and investors hold keys to turning the market around

“If you are thinking about investing in real estate, buy-and-hold, fix-and-flip or new construction, now is the time, and an experienced REALTOR can help, providing you the in-depth market data that you need to make a well-informed investment.” — Karen Hatcher, 2022 President, Atlanta REALTORS® Association

AREAA fostering progress through greater accessibility

“The AAPI community is undergoing a period of rapid growth, in sheer numbers and in cultural impact … At AREAA, we are proud and humbled to play our part in fostering progress that will lead to greater accessibility and opportunity for the growing AAPI community.” — Tim Hur, president of the Asian Real Estate Association of America

Georgia REALTORS® president outlines what’s in store for members in 2022

As membership hits an all-time high, 2022 President Joey Tucker lays out the association’s event calendar for this year, including Member Connect Summits to be held around the state and the annual convention, which will be held in Nashville.

Shall we dance?

“Diversity is being invited to the party, Inclusion is being asked to dance,” writes 2022 Atlanta REALTORS® Association President Karen Hatcher.

Consumer Federation of America: ‘Uncouple buyer, seller agent commissions’

The ongoing commission battle has one report calling for changes the NAR says could freeze many out of the homebuying process.

A 2022 real estate forecast

“Expect strong housing demand to continue and prices to increase, although both will likely moderate over the next 12 months,” writes incoming NAR President Leslie Rouda Smith.

Atlanta Agent’s top 5 Association News stories of 2021

DECEMBER 29, 2021
South Florida Agent’s top 5 Association News items from 2021
In 2021, our guest contributors shed light on critical topics, including affordable housing, diversity and unconscious bias.

NAR applauds President Biden’s nomination of FHFA director

The National Association of REALTORS®  applauded President Joe Biden’s nomination of acting Federal Housing Finance Agency director Sandra Thompson to serve in a permanent capacity.. “Her talents and experience will benefit the enterprises, homeowners and home buyers and the mortgage-financing ecosystem,” NAR President Leslie Rouda Smith said in a press release.

NAR donated nearly 3,500 meals to Americans in last six months

As part of an ongoing relationship with the Food Recovery Network (FRN), the National Association of Realtors provided roughly 3,475 meals to Americans in the past six months, according to a press release. 

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