What You Shared During the 2023 Listening Tours

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Listening Tours throughout the city and suburbs! Your time and input help make our association thrive. Hearing your thoughts on new ways we can shape our future has been invaluable. Here’s what you shared:

Advocacy Is Top Of Mind

With a new Mayor and administration in office, advocacy and government affairs are top of mind for you. Leading up to the election, our Government Affairs Directors were busy developing a relationship with Johnson. Because of REALTORS®’ neutrality in the mayoral race, a line of communication exists between REALTORS® and the Johnson Administration. Mayor Johnson has committed to meeting with our leadership to discuss our housing and real estate priorities.

The Real Estate Transfer Tax is also top of mind for you. You can read our issue summary on the topic here to get more insight, and our Government Affairs Directors will continue to monitor the situation. Keep an eye on your email for more updates.

For more information and to keep up-to-date with our advocacy efforts, check back to our website for more information, and attend our virtual Coffee With Your GAD events for further updates.

Request for Accessibility in Tools & Resources

You shared that tools, like our Forms & Contracts, FOREWARN and office supply discounts are frequently utilized by you. Make sure to check out all of our member perks, which are free or discounted with your membership, here.

However, some of you were curious as to how we can make these tools, specifically our Forms & Contracts and educational courses, more accessible by providing them in other languages. Our staff is exploring ways we can make these tools and resources more accessible to everyone.

Career Advancement & Scholarship Opportunities

Your commitment to career advancement and opportunities was evident during our Listening Tours. Our Foundation awards scholarships every quarter to members who are looking for additional opportunities to gain a certification, designation and more. Click here for all of our available scholarships and upcoming application deadlines.

You also expressed interest in how to get involved in our association. Check out our committees and work groups, find one that aligns with your interests and apply before the June 30 deadline!