Idaho Realtors®

  • Photo of IR Leadership Academy Application Deadline is June 7!

    IR Leadership Academy Application Deadline is June 7!

    Idaho REALTORS® is seeking applications to its 2019-2020 Leadership Academy! Application deadline is June 7, 2019! Learn more about the Leadership Academy below. DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION Leadership development is an essential element in the process of improving our association and profession. Idaho REALTORS® administers its “Idaho REALTORS® Leadership Academy” to identify emerging REALTOR® leaders in the state, encourage them with motivational activities, and facilitate development of leadership skills. The participants work together in a training course combining individual study, group sessions, and projects designed to build experience applying leadership skills. Training sessions include identification of leadership qualities, team-building exercises, procedures for goal setting, personal profile analysis, network building, and improving communication skills.. Objectives of the Idaho REALTORS® Leadership Academy: To identify Idaho REALTORS® who have demonstrated leadership potential through job-related…

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  • Photo of No Internet? Here’s how to set up your own Hotspot

    No Internet? Here’s how to set up your own Hotspot

    If you are always on the go, and you don’t have a nearby Wi-Fi connection, how can you get instant internet service? Use your smartphone and create your own internet connection for your laptop. Here’s how. This tip is provided by TechHelpline, a free tech support service that is included in your Idaho REALTORS® membership dues! Call as many times as you need. No hidden costs! Tech Support By email: By phone: (877) 573-8104 Chat online: Click here.

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  • Photo of NAR Unveils ‘That’s Who We R®” Consumer Campaign

    NAR Unveils ‘That’s Who We R®” Consumer Campaign

    While many people know that a Realtor® helps buy and sell homes, what they may not know is that only a Realtor® is a member of the National Association of Realtors® and subscribes to its Code of Ethics. It’s the Realtor® Code of Ethics that inspired the association’s powerful new “That’s Who We R®” campaign, which launched on February 25. The campaign aims to reinforce the value of Realtors® as advocates for property owners, engaged community members and trusted advisors with in-depth knowledge of the industry. “Our story is a century in the making as we began to set NAR members apart from the rest by establishing a Code of Ethics in 1913. This code is as relevant now as it was one hundred years ago; it’s our pledge of…

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    Commitment to Excellence Consumer Ad Campaign Consumer Advocacy Outreach Idaho REALTOR® Party  

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  • Photo of Scam Alert: Email Phishing Attempt Reported

    Scam Alert: Email Phishing Attempt Reported

    WARNING: If you receive an email with the Subject Line: “*PLEASE READ** Important Updates & Changes to 2019 Member Roster”, it is NOT from NAR. If you or your members receive this fraudulent email, please alert NAR Member Support at (link sends e-mail) and then delete the email. The National Association of REALTORS® urges its members and state and local REALTOR® associations to be on high alert for email and online fraud.

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  • Photo of IR Volunteer of the Week – January 21

    IR Volunteer of the Week – January 21

    Special shout-out to Brian Loomis! We want to thank you for going the extra mile (literally) to help with GRI in Coeur d’Alene. We appreciate your dedication and sincere efforts made during peak winter weather conditions on that long drive from Moscow. Your excellence drives our success!

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  • Photo of Tracy Kasper Named Vice-President of Advocacy for the National Association of Realtors®

    Tracy Kasper Named Vice-President of Advocacy for the National Association of Realtors®

    The National Association of REALTORS® 2019 President, John Smaby, has appointed local agency owner Tracy Kasper as Vice President of Advocacy.

Tracy is the first Idahoan to hold such a position in the 100-year history of the NAR.

 “Every year, the NAR President appoints two Vice Presidents to serve on a seven-member volunteer leadership team to oversee 1.3 million members. Tracy will be the Vice President of Advocacy, which is a very important job. She is very prepared and is one of the most talented leaders in our industry.” said John Smaby, the incoming President of the NAR. Tracy has been in real estate for more than 26 years and is the Designated Broker and Sole Owner of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Silverhawk Realty. As an active REALTOR®, Kasper has experience in…

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  • Photo of Governor’s State of the State Address Highlights IR Initiative

    Governor’s State of the State Address Highlights IR Initiative

    Idaho Governor Brad Little’s State of the State address highlights the Idaho Realtors® Initiative for Future Home Buyers.  

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    Special Announcement!

      We are pleased to announce Idaho REALTORS® new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mr. David Hensley. Mr. Hensley will begin his new leadership role on January 7, 2019. Mr. Hensley is coming to IR from the Office of the Governor, where he has been the Chief of Staff for Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter since 2011. Prior to that, he served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Legal Counsel to Governor Otter. His political endeavors began with former Governor Dirk Kempthorne and Governor James Risch, serving as principal legal advisor and counsel. Mr. Hensley has an extensive and reputable history in Idaho. He received his bachelor’s degree in Arts in Business Administration and Arts in History from the College of Idaho in 1998. He went on to pursue his Law Degree…

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  • Photo of What Realtors® Need to Know About the New Tax Law

    What Realtors® Need to Know About the New Tax Law

    Changes to the U.S. Tax Code that potentially can save you thousands of dollars were enacted last year as part of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act. The changes include a new deduction available to you as an independent contractor or sole proprietor for reducing your tax liability by 20 percent. How to take this deduction and apply other changes in the law are discussed in a series of video tutorials released by NAR last month. The tutorials are timely now that the year is winding down and final 2018 tax filings need to be submitted to the IRS. The tutorials are organized into a dozen topics that affect your taxes, both as a real estate professional and as a homeowner or renter. I encourage you to familiarize yourself with the changes and to pass along…

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