Seattle-area brokers join REALTORS® and industry leaders from across the world to focus on real estate issues

Members of Seattle King County REALTORS® and the SKCR Young Professionals Network joined more than 20,000 real estate professionals and industry leaders from around the country at the 2018 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Boston from November 2–5.

This year’s conference theme, “Ready, Set, Boston,” encouraged members of the National Association of REALTORS® to take advantage of new technology and innovations shaping the industry, educate themselves on the latest market trends and real estate issues, and make new contacts with fellow real estate professionals from across the globe.

“As the most trusted source for real estate information, REALTORS® tirelessly educate and immerse ourselves in the latest trends and developments affecting our industry,” said Rich Bergdahl, SKCR’s 2019 President. “This conference was an incredible opportunity for my colleagues and me to reflect on this year’s successes, identify solutions to problems facing the housing market in the year ahead, and strategize efforts to keep homeownership and real estate issues front and center on the national agenda.”

Two additional SKCR leaders present at the conference have taken on significant roles within the national Association. Vice President of Business Practices Jenn Mueller (pictured above, third from right) will continue her second year on the Strategic Thinking Committee, which presented its Strategic Framework 2019-2023 to the NAR Board of Directors in Boston. The committee defined operational values by focusing in on NAR’s goals of enhancing personalized membership experiences and becoming nimbler as an organization. “It’s an intense committee, but a great one,” said Mueller. “There’s a lot of brain power in that room thinking about how NAR can best direct itself in the interest of members.”

SKCR’s 2019 President-Elect Georgia Stevens (pictured above, second from left) serves on the Governance Game Changer Presidential Advisory Group (PAG). The PAG’s job is to critically examine the governance structure at the national level to create a more efficient and transparent system. A main goal, Stevens said, is to break down some of the red tape blocking interested members from becoming involved in leadership.

NAR’s 2019 annual meeting will be in San Francisco.