July 2023 Newsletter

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REALTOR® of the Year Applications Available!

2023 Nominations are being accepted!

Idaho REALTORS® is now accepting applications for the 2023 REALTOR® of the Year award. This opportunity is open until 5:00 pm MT on August 5th, 2023. Please submit applications to Idaho REALTORS® at [email protected] with the required attachments.

The REALTOR® of the Year award is a recognition offered by Idaho REALTORS® to celebrate a member's dedication to the principles of the real estate profession and community involvement. This award shines a spotlight on those who demonstrate exceptional commitment to organized real estate, adherence to the REALTOR® Code of Ethics, and efforts to foster good real estate practices.

A candidate's qualifications for the award are evaluated based on their REALTOR® spirit, civic activities, business and educational accomplishments, local board activities, state association activities, and national association activities from the past five years. Being named REALTOR® of the Year is an honor that acknowledges a REALTOR®'s professional integrity, contribution to the real estate profession, and service to the community.

Full Details & Application Available HERE

Idaho REALTORS® Good Neighbor Award

Applications Due August 5th

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The Idaho REALTORS® Good Neighbor Award is a new award that recognizes REALTORS® who have made an extraordinary impact on their community through volunteer work. To be eligible, nominees must be members of Idaho REALTORS® in good standing and should have made a significant impact as a volunteer for a nonprofit organization. The award focuses on the level of personal contribution, the impact of personal contribution, the broadness of impact, and the project’s suitability as a role model for other REALTORS®. Nominees can document the results of their individual involvement through published reports and/or testimonials from the organization they served or the people they helped.

  • The 2023 Deadline is Tuesday, August 5th.
  • Please Submit Finalized Scoring and Entry Forms to [email protected].
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2023 Convention

Early Bird Registration Closes July 21st

We're thrilled to invite you to join us in Sun Valley for the Idaho REALTORS® 2023 Convention! We have an exciting line-up of events and guests this year that we can't wait to share with you!

The convention will take place from October 10th - 13th, 2023. Our Early Bird registration is open until July 21st, so don't wait. The Early Bird fee is just $289. After July 21st, the registration fee will be $350. All first-time attendees are able to continue to register for a discounted $289 rate as well.

Visit our website to see our detailed schedule available now, and start planning your days at the convention. From the IREC Meeting and Keynote Speaker Josh Cadillac on Tuesday to the Inaugural Dinner on Friday, we have a range of exciting activities lined up.

Room Reservation

2023 Idaho REALTORS® Elections

The Idaho REALTORS® application period for candidates is open. IR is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions: 


• First Vice President; 

• West District Vice President;

• South District Vice President; and 

• Two State Allocated NAR Directors;

The enclosed Election Packet includes an election timeline, candidate application(s), and a full description of the duties and obligations for each available position.

To apply as a candidate, the following must be returned by email to [email protected] no later than 5 PM MT on the assigned deadlines. 

Visit Our Elections Page
Download the Election Guide


Recording Available

The most recent Idaho REALTORS® Wednesday Webinar was held earlier today. If you missed it you are still able to view the recorded session on the Idaho REALTORS® YouTube page. Watch today to learn more about what Jason Risch shared in the 2023 Forms Update.

During the webinar, Jason, shared some insights on some this year's biggest issues and current issues and trends in real estate law. Highlights include:

  • A discussion of a recent Ada County land fraud case
  • Clarifications on several recent form issues that have come up
  • Audience questions
Watch the Webinar on YouTube

2023 Forms Suggestions

Submit Suggestions Prior to August 1st

Do you have suggestions or proposed changes for the Idaho REALTORS® Forms? IR is currently collecting suggested form changes via our website. We welcome our members to share feedback and suggested changes with us. Please remember to share the RE form number with your suggestion. We appreciate the input from our members to help us improve our forms. If you have any questions contact Melisa Gray. The final day to submit form suggestions is August 1st.

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2024 Committee Applications Available!

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Are you interested in serving on an IR Committee in 2024? Please complete and submit a committee application form to get involved in making a difference in your association!

*Submission Deadline is Tuesday, October 31, 2023 at 5pm MT*

Committee Descriptions and Applications Available HERE

e-PRO® Certification Course in Twin Falls

We're excited to announce that Idaho REALTORS® is hosting an e-PRO® certification class in Twin Falls on September 12th. This program is endorsed by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and is designed to help real estate professionals master advanced digital marketing techniques.

Why Should You Join?

  • Enhance your digital marketing skills and increase your outreach to customers.
  • Build trust by learning how to safeguard client information.
  • Increase visibility by getting listed on the e-PRO® website and on the White Pages at realtor.com®.
  • Customize e-PRO® marketing materials to suit your professional needs.
  • Connect and network with other tech-savvy REALTORS® in the private e-PRO® certificate holders' Facebook group.

By earning your e-PRO® certification, you'll be better positioned to meet the evolving demands of the industry and deliver the high-quality service that your clients expect.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to elevate your professional development. We look forward to seeing you in Twin Falls on September 12th!

Register HERE

Industry News

There is Room for the US Housing Market to Run


July 4, 2023

Anthony Doyle from Firetrail Investments explains why he thinks it “pays to take a contrarian view” and continue investing in the U.S. homebuilders sector.

Watch the Full Video


Invest in RPAC HERE

Idaho REALTORS® advocates on behalf of its members at federal, state, and local levels of government to promote the development and adoption of policies that protect private property rights, advance industry standards for consumers, and REALTORS®, and encourage the American dream of homeownership. Successful advocacy is achieved through a variety of people and programs.

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