A Message from the President

Happy Spring, I hope we are all going to be very busy this spring (and not all putting offers in on the same homes; but listing and selling lots of homes). The board has been busy, we updated new membership forms, made some changes to the bylaws to better streamline the membership application; and came up with a step by step process sheet for the DR's for processing new agents; this was done to make the whole process more uniform and easier for DR's to properly add the agents. We voted on renewing our contract with Metro MLS; after the committee did some vetting into other MLS's; I think we all agree we really didn't want to switch to another MLS vendor; but it was good for the committee to check out the competition. We have continued going forward with "in person" membership meetings; while still offering meetings virtually; with great success: our March meeting had over 50 in attendance. Our next general meeting will be April 15th; a breakfast meeting at Courthouse Pub; watch your updates for more info on that. We did vote to waive the 2nd quarter MLS and Tech dues; this was done because we saved money because of COVID (no travel expenses and no meeting costs for Oct, Nov and Dec). We had a discussion on delayed listings and I would welcome any input from any of the members on delayed listings (love or hate them); we are hoping to have a survey out prior to our next meeting. We called for volunteers to help with Grow it Forward; to hand out box lunches; this will happen this afternoon; and I want to thank those that signed up to help. Finally, the nominating committee has been busy calling agents to ask them to run for a board position; if anyone has any questions as to what a position entails; feel free to contact me. I hope we have a lot of people offering to run. If you are unable to run, the next best way to get involved is to get on a committee; we still could use some people for the Website, Golf and Revitalization committee. I look forward to meeting with my fellow DR's at our DR meeting next week. Have a good month.