May 2023 Newsletter

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REALTOR® Volunteer Days is June 3-11

Mark your calendar for REALTORS® Are Good Neighbors Volunteer Days taking place June 3-11, 2023. Join Idaho REALTORS® and NAR as we encourage associations and members across the country to organize and participate in a local volunteer activity.

This event aims to encourage REALTORS® to make a difference in their communities by volunteering their time and resources to help those in need. REALTORS® are encouraged to participate by joining local association's volunteer events or getting involved with their favorite non-profit. There are many ways to volunteer, including organizing a neighborhood cleanup, volunteering at a food bank, or volunteering for a Habitat for Humanity build.

Let's work together to make a difference in our communities and show that REALTORS® are good neighbors.

Learn More about REALTORS are Good Neighbors at NAR

Idaho REALTORS® Good Neighbor Award

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In case you missed it - the Idaho REALTORS® its own state Good Neighbor Award process earlier this year. This is a new Idaho award that recognizes REALTORS® who have made an extraordinary impact on their community through volunteer work.

The award focuses on the level and 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].

Early Bird Registration now OPEN for 2023 Convention

Save the date for the Idaho REALTORS® 2023 Convention, taking place at the beautiful Sun Valley Resort from October 10th-13th! Early Bird Registration is now open, so register today to lock in the lowest rate for convention!

This week-long event will feature a variety of educational classes, keynote address, a board of directors and membership meeting, and the inaugural celebration for the incoming 2024 IR President - Katrina Wehr.

This is a must-attend event for all Idaho REALTORS® looking to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and developments in the industry, network with fellow professionals, and participate in the governance of the organization. We can't wait to see you there!

Register for Convention HERE
Reserve Your Room HERE

Riding with the Brand Round-Up

The Riding with the Brand event in Idaho was an incredible success! The event was held at the Idaho State Capitol Building on a brisk, but beautiful April afternoon, where members gathered to celebrate REALTOR® pride and community involvement. Over 200 REALTOR® members attended the event and were fortunate to hear from an impressive lineup of speakers which included Idaho Governor Brad Little, National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) President Kenny Parcell, and Idaho’s own NAR President Elect Tracy Kasper. They discussed important topics such as REALTOR® advocacy, brand identity, and the Code of the West.

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Forms Suggestions

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.

Submit Forms Suggestions HERE

Idaho REALTORS® 2023 Scholarship Applications Available Until June 16th!

Idaho REALTORS® is offering several scholarships to qualified students for the 2023-2024 school year. High school seniors and full-time students enrolled in a college, university, or vocational-technical school can apply for two $2,500 scholarships or five $1,500 scholarships by submitting a completed application, official transcripts, three non-related reference letters, a high-resolution photo, and a short biography. Students must be US citizens and preference will be given to those studying real estate or a related field, attending schools in Idaho, or having a connection to a REALTOR® office or Affiliate business.

The deadline for applications is June 16, 2023, by 5 pm MT, and applicants should send their materials to [email protected] or Idaho REALTORS® at 10116 W Overland Rd, Boise, Idaho 83709.

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Local Government Affairs Committee Guide Available Now!

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Idaho REALTORS® recently released a local government affairs committee guide. This guide is aimed at helping members become a trusted and influential voice on real estate matters within their communities. It covers the basics of government affairs and the necessary steps to establishing and maintaining relationships with public officials and staff. The guide also provides information on advocacy, developing an action plan, building a grassroots network, and includes additional resources to help members effectively shape policies at the city, county, state, and national levels.

If you or anyone in your local association is interested in creating your own Government Affairs Committee, visit to learn more.

Learn More HERE

Join IR for the May Broker Summits

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Idaho REALTORS® is hosting a series of Virtual Brokers Summits this May on the 23rd and the 25. These summits are aimed towards brokers in the North, South, East, and West districts and, and it promise to be an informative and engaging events.

During the summits, attendees will receive updates from Idaho REALTORS® President Denise Lundy, CEO David Hensley, Legal Counsel Jason Risch, and IREC. You will also have the opportunity to network with other brokers and participate in open discussions.

The summits promises to be an excellent opportunity for brokers to learn more about the current state of the real estate market in Idaho and to connect with fellow professionals in the industry.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to expand your knowledge and connect with others in the industry. Register for your District’s summit today and secure your spot. We look forward to seeing you there!

May 23, 2023

May 25, 2023

Industry News

Home Prices Rise as Inventory Drops


CNBC’s Diana Olick joins ‘The Exchange’ to report on home prices increasing nationally as buyers become more accustomed to a high-rate environment.

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Upcoming Courses

June 5-6

Accredited Buyer's Representative Designation Course


Boise: The Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) Designation Course establishes a foundation of training, skills, and resources to help real estate professionals succeed as a buyer's representative. This course is specifically designed to help you:

  • conduct a buyer counseling session
  • sign buyer clients to a written buyer representation agreement
  • negotiate buyer clients’ offers
  • bring the transaction to a successful close

June 8-9

GRI 102 - Professional Standards - Ethics; Risk Reduction


Boise: In this course, participants will cover ethical business practice and proactive risk management as the foundation of every successful real estate career. This two-day course includes lively sessions on the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics and its enforcement, along with practical training in identifying, managing and avoiding the inherent risks in the real estate business.


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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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