We are really looking forward to a great year with the Builder/REALTOR® Alliance Committee (BRAC). We both have several years’ experience in both new construction and resale. What we have learned in working in both fields is that many REALTORS® don’t know a lot about the new build process and how they fit in.
Although BRAC’s main mission is to build better relationships between builders and REALTORS®, it’s also very important to us to engage our REALTORS®, builders and affiliates with good topics. We will provide forums this year to discuss current market trends in new construction, custom verses production builds, different types of financing, how to set one builder apart from another, and the overall process of a new build from contract to closing.
Mark your calendars for March 20, 2019, when we will be presenting you the biggest buzz in residential real estate, “Empty nester housing.” The baby boomer generation is coming to retirement and are looking to right size/downsize. We have invited builder representatives from condo and ranch style communities to talk about the needs and wants of baby boomers purchasing in their communities.
April 10, 2019, we will be covering some of the FAQ’s about the lingo in new construction and the resale world! All the things you wanted to know but were afraid to ask will be covered here. From the ground up, we will arm you with enough information that your clients will think you are the expert on what’s behind the walls as well as the interior and exterior features.
June 12 and Sept 11, we will have our bus tours to all great new communities throughout the city. Stay tuned for more details.
If we have kept you engaged so far, and you are still reading this article (!), the first two people to text me at (614) 402-3269 and say “great article, Chryssa and Julie,” will get a $10 gift card at our next meeting!
Our July 17 meeting will be REALTOR® morning at the Parade of Homes in Evans Farm of Lewis Center. See what all the buzz is about in this “New Urbanism” style community. Front porch living with green space within every two blocks of the community. Shopping, restaurants, and small businesses all within a golf cart ride away!
Speed Networking is set for Oct. 9! Get to know your partners in real estate and building and what we all do!
Please join us at our monthly BRAC meeting. It’s a great opportunity to network, learn and build better Builder/REALTOR®/Affiliate relationships!