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Dear fellow NEAR member,


I would like to take this opportunity to say Thank You for allowing me to serve as your President of the Northeast Association of REALTORS® for this past year. It has been a very busy and productive year, and your support and participation has made it all extra special!


Many of you volunteered your time to serve on committees and work groups, many more of you attended our classes and events. We had our highest rate in years of RPAC participation and many of you responded to the important Calls For Action that came out this year, such as mandatory energy scoring and FHA condo loan reform. Together we accomplished so much! I am so proud to be a member of this association.


Highlights from 2016 include:

  • Defeated mandatory energy audits

  • Sold out 2016 gala celebration and recognized hundreds of members on their achievements

  • Decreased local dues by $15 for 2016 (maintaining through 2017!)

  • Exceeded RPAC goal for the first time in NEAR’s history

  • Successful full day conference and expo - a first for NEAR!

  • Designed a new member-friendly website and logo that represents who we are and what we do

  • Implemented a new Ombudsman program and made available to members

  • Many hours, dollars, and donations made to local schools and charities

  • Awarded THREE grants from the National Association of REALTORS® to implement programs for RPAC fundraising, community projects, and expanding housing opportunities education

  • Welcomed more than 200 new REALTORS® to the Association

  • Increased participation at annual REALTOR® Day on Beacon Hill

  • Offered many free and low-cost education opportunities for members

  • Secured new member benefits, such as ZipLogix, to our professional tool boxes

...and so much more!


Wishing you all the best for a happy, healthy and productive 2017!


Very best,

Linda Kody
2016 NEAR President