Association News

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.

Chicago Agent’s top 10 Association News items from 2021

During 2021, our guest contributors shed light on critical topics, including fairer housing, barriers to home ownership and what’s ahead for 2022.

Chicago Association of REALTORS® gearing up for its best year ever

Antje Gehrken, Chicago Association of REALTORS® president, discusses initiatives that she will oversee in the year to come.

NAR must remain at the forefront of growth and innovation

This was the year that we proceeded slowly and cautiously to get our lives back to normal. When fans returned to stadiums, students returned to classrooms and tourists returned to flights, landmarks and hotel rooms.

Removing Barriers to Asian American Homeownership

“AREAA is fully engaged in these efforts, and we are confident that we will see changes to support increased homeownership for the next generations.” — Amy Kong, President, Asian American Real Estate Association of America (AAREAA)

How I do it: Promoting affordable housing and lifting barriers to homeownership

“Many people have negative perceptions related to affordable housing; however, my goal was to determine why and create a new narrative that the Realtor community could embrace to be more proactive and intentional about creating pathways to homeownership for all.” — Tracey Royal, President, Women’s Council of Realtors, Illinois

Obstacles and opportunities to growing hispanic homeownership

Despite the inventory and credit challenges, Latinos are driving homeownership growth. The Urban Institute projects that this trend is only going to continue, with Latinos expected to make up 70% of homeownership growth between now and 2040.

Smart agents turn to their peers for branding tips

The smartest of us all turn to our peers. How are each of us innovating and adapting our brands and our systems?

Is technology helping or hurting us?

“Don’t lose our in-person connections. Because as Realtors, that’s what our business is all about… the people.” — Chris A. Studebaker, CEO, REALTOR® Association of the Fox Valley, Inc.

Association News: “There’s always a market”

“If the past year has proven anything, it is this eternal truism about real estate: There’s always a market.” — Jeff Lasky, CEO, North Shore-Barrington Association of REALTORS® (NSBAR)

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