Association News

The emerging economic power of the U.S. Latino 

Sebastian Riveros, president of the Atlanta chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, discusses the important contributions NAHREP has made toward his personal and professional growth.

The case for building starter homes

NAHB Chairman Jerry Konter discusses the potential opportunities of smaller starter homes amid the nation’s affordability crisis.

Get involved in an association, and watch your business grow

“When I first got into real estate, I never envisioned that I would be where I am today, and without my volunteer efforts and commitment to the Realtor industry, my career would not have evolved as it has. Moral of the story — get involved.” — Emily Wheeler, YPN Chair, Georgia Association of REALTORS®

What role does your legacy play in building a successful real estate business?

“Understanding what the legacy you want to leave is the first step. How can being a Realtor help you achieve that?” — Roderick W. Williams, Atlanta REALTORS®️ Association, Board of Directors 2022 Governmental & Community Affairs Chair

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.

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