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Welcome to the Manitowoc County Board of REALTORS Inc.. The Board was established as a non-profit corporation Februrary 3, 1972. The MCBR has provided members with the resources they need to successfully serve buyers and sellers of real estate property. Use this site to Find a REALTOR, Find a Home and Find information about the community. Please contact the Board Office with any questions by calling 920-973-7748 or emailing email@example.com.
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What a summer to be in real estate!
I am sure you all have your hands full in this market as do I, I apologize for the delay in my message.
This week I will be attending the WRA Board of Directors meeting in Lake Geneva. At the meeting in May, we heard from Secretary Gutierrez of the DSPS. She gave us a report on her plans to improve the services provided by her department, specifically improving responsiveness to a 48 hour or less turn around. She let us know about updates to the website including an online complaint form requested by members.
The board asked that we remind our members that access to Inman News is free as a member benefit. To access, just use your WRA Login info.
Also in May, I attended the NAR Legislative Meetings in Washington D.C. . During the small board forum, I picked up some fresh ideas on RPAC fundraising that I hope to collaborate with our RPAC Chair, Caryn Gates during the coming year.
During NAR 360, we learned an in depth history of the Fair Housing Act and why it is so important for us to continue improving on inclusive home ownership.
Our Capital Hill visits were used to present our top initiatives including supporting net neutrality, ensuring equal access to housing, extending the National Flood Insurance program, and supporting Realtor and homeowner friendly tax reform.
As always, I enjoyed hearing from Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for NAR at the Residential Economic Issues and Trends Forum. He gave us a glimpse of the market to come, but I feel the market has outdone itself just to spite him. I look forward to his thoughts at upcoming events.
I was once again asked to serve as a moderator during the Presidents’ Round Tables and happily obliged. My topic was “Keeping Your Association Relevant”. I was excited to speak on this given the newly implemented MLS of Choice and previously implemented Board of Choice. I have been focused lately on our board marketing itself to the public as well as our members.
August will prove busy for me in my role as President as I attend the WRA Board of Directors Meeting, the NAR Leadership Summit in Chicago and we will be meeting with the Personnel Committee to complete Diane’s yearly review.
I hope you all have a very successful summer and fall and remember the Golden Rule.
Congratulations to our 2018 REALTOR® of the Year – Bob Nelson and Affiliate of the Year – Lori Wotruba! Thank you for everything you do to make our Association great! ___________________ February Membership Meeting We invite you to attend our February Membership Meeting. WHEN: Thursday, February 21st WHERE: Courthouse Pub, Manitowoc TIME: 8:30 am Breakfast…
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Bubba Mills | March 08, 2018 “Warning: dates on this calendar are closer than they appear.” — Anonymous. Spring is one of the most important times of the year for REALTORS®. Why? The thaw begins. Not the thaw of snow melting, but the thaw of real estate activity. It’s the time of year all those folks on…
Posted in Comments & Statements, by Adam DeSanctis on January 26, 2018 The following is NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s reaction to this morning’s U.S. Commerce Department release on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the fourth quarter: “The economy expanded at a respectable rate of 2.3% in 2017. That’s a good comeback considering a very…