Association News

Real estate associations support brokers in a number of ways, many of which take place behind the scenes. What’s happening at your local association? How are they serving their members? This monthly feature, penned by association leaders, offers the inside scoop on how associations small and large are helping to improve the industry.

Multigenerational homebuying and mortgage-readiness fueling Latino homeownership rates

“Latinos are more mortgage ready. Latinos have made strides in income and are more educated in the homebuying process,” said Nidia Fromenta Peguero of Century 21 North East in Danvers, Massachusetts. “They don’t want to rent anymore.”

Making uncomfortable conversations comfortable through equity, diversity and inclusion

“My vision as president is to bring equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) to the forefront of our association,” said Arizona Association of REALTORS® President Eric Gibbs.

Building a business that thrives in any market

Ups and downs are common in the real estate market and having a strong foundation as a real estate professional can help an agent adapt to changing market conditions.

Challenges, perseverance and opportunities are on the menu for 2023

Kenny Parcell, the 2023 president of the National Association of REALTORS®, opens up about what’s in store for the coming year.

Phoenix Agent’s Top 5 Association News columns of 2022

Check out the five most-read Association News columns of 2022.

Looking ahead: Trends likely to drive Phoenix market in 2023

“Though a crystal ball into the future doesn’t exist, historic trends along with current data are pointing to a more normalized market.” — Andrea Crouch, President of Phoenix REALTORS®

NAGLREP says, “It’s time to dig into your niche”

“Nobody has a crystal ball, but we know markets are changing. It’s time to dig into your niches,” writes Jeff Berger, founder of the National Association of Gay & Lesbian Real Estate Professionals.

NAR praises FHFA for reductions in loan-level pricing, use of new credit score models

“NAR has long advocated for these reductions, but the benefit of reduced fees to homebuyers is even more important today as we confront the highest mortgage rates in almost two decades.” – Leslie Rouda Smith, President of NAR

Phoenix market creating opportunities for homebuyers, REALTORS

From soaring prices and limited inventory to an influx of cash buyers and an eye-watering numbers of offers coming in for each listing, the Phoenix home market has been grabbing headlines for its seemingly never-ending rally. But as inflation

What September means to REALTORS® and our safety

Since 2003, September has been designated as REALTOR® Safety Month by the National Association of REALTORS®

The case for building starter homes

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

Taking a closer look at Arizona’s shifting real estate markets

Some predicted a bubble bursting and market crash. That has not happened.

Missing middle housing could be the solution to the Phoenix housing inventory crisis

Phoenix REALTORS® has launched a public awareness campaign educating Phoenix residents about this middle ground solution.

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.

Phoenix real estate housing inventory beginning to recover

“Just over the past couple weeks, we have had more new listings hit the market than we have in a very long time. This is a great sign that we could see inventory begin to recover and get into a more balanced market.” — Andrea Crouch, 2022 President, Phoenix REALTORS®

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

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