Kauai Board of REALTORS® Monthly
April 2021
April 6, 2021
LETTER FROM KBR EXECUTIVE OFFICER, Karen Ono:
Aloha:

As we recognize and acknowledge April as Fair Housing Month, we would like to highlight Article 10, Standards of Practice 10-5 of the NAR Code of Ethics that was approved in November 2020 that states “REALTORS must not use harassing speech, hate speech, epithets, or slurs based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, or gener identity.

REALTORS agree to:

  • Provide equal professional service without regard to the race, color, religion, gender (sex), disability (handicap), familial status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity of any prospective client, customer, or of the residents of any community.
  • Keep informed about fair housing law and practices, improving my clients’ and customers’ opportunities and my business.
  • Develop advertising that indicates that everyone is welcome and no one is excluded;, expanding my clients and customer’s opportunities to see, buy, or lease property.
  • Inform my clients and customers about their rights and responsibilities under the fair housing laws by providing brochures and other information.
  • Document my efforts to provide professional service, which will assist me in becoming a more responsive and successful REALTOR®.
  • Refuse to tolerate non-compliance.
  • Learn about those who are different from me, and celebrate those differences.
  • Take a positive approach to fair housing practices and aspire to follow the spirit as well as the letter of the law.
  • Develop and implement fair housing practices for my firm to carry out the spirit of this declaration.

LETTER FROM KBR PRESIDENT, Martie Law:

Communication is Key!

Did you know that every year the Kauai Board of Realtors president chooses a motto for the year? Take a look at past years mottos:

  • Turning Challenges into Opportunities
  • Back to basics
  • Building Momentum for the Future
  • Staying the Course
  • Engage
  • Mobilize for Action
  • Embrace Change
  • Connect
  • Advocacy
  • ABC's of Real Estate
  • Year of the Unicorn: Achieving what is thought to be unachievable

For 2021 our motto is Communication is Key! 

I will be honest, when I started in Leadership, I didn't know a thing...I was a deer in the headlights! I then realized that I wasn't alone and that a lot of people didn't know what the Board represents, and that's a shame. There is so much that happens behind the scenes that we should be shouting it from the rooftops. We can be educational to our members, influential to our local government, and helpful to our community by what, and how we communicate.

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