President's Message - July 2018

Great Falls Association of REALTORS® President Sharon Virgin

What a month June has been! Summer has finally arrived and it feels like everyone is running every which way. It’s always great to be busy, however please remember to take time to enjoy Montana and your family and friends. 

Stop and Smell the Roses! According to Wictionary the meaning is: (idiomatic) To relax; to take time out of one's busy schedule to enjoy or appreciate the beauty of life.

During the month of June we celebrated Home Ownership Month and our first ever National Code of Ethics day. Our staff has been working hard to keep everyone up to date with the changes happening in our industry. Your leadership team spent a great deal of time educating our members about the opportunity to become a Regional MLS and consolidate with a few other MLS’s. There were 10 different opportunities for members to attend these conversations about the potential consolidation. We had a great turnout with 121 members attending which is 44% of our membership. We also had several members send in comments that weren’t able to attend the meetings. In total, 95 members (or 78.51% of those attended) were in favor of moving forward, 4 members (3.31% of those attended) were not in favor of moving forward. Following the discussions our Board of Directors met on June 20th and chose to move forward with the Letter of Intent. We will be contacting those that have offered to volunteer to help out during the week of July 9-13 to meet and have brainstorming sessions. We are very thankful for all the comments and suggestions of our members and we want to make sure everyone’s voice is heard. We truly appreciate your involvement and willingness to volunteer! Watch your emails for updates as we progress!

In June we had 146 new listings, 181 properties under contract and 111 properties sold.

Have a great July!

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