Message from the President

lisaI am extremely excited about the coming year and serving as your CPBR president for 2018!

2018 is looking to be a great year! If you read the recent Inman headlines, optimism in our industry is at 71% for the coming year. Experts believe that the continued low rates, reducing inventory and good demand will result in increased unit sales and an increase in prices. This is extremely good news for us all.

It is hard to believe that I have been a real estate agent for over 12 years! Wow, time does fly! This industry is constantly changing with new forms, new rules, new regulations, the ups, the downs, the long hours, the weekends, and yet I still look forward to doing what I love (selling real estate).

I have met some amazing people in the last 12 years and I look forward to serving each of you, not only as your local board president but as your Vermont Realtors® treasurer.

Last year brought some difficult changes at the state level, but our willingness to all work together will help us go into 2018 with new positive energy. I will continue that work at the state level and will report back to you at our CPBR meetings throughout the year. I welcome your questions or suggestions and invite you to reach out to me.

It is our goal to bring that connectivity throughout the state, to work together on every level and make selling real estate in Vermont the best in the whole country. No matter what challenges await us, we always find a way to work together to overcome them. It is the nature of what being a Vermonter is and I am proud to have been born and raised here. It will be that work ethic, willingness to help others and the love of this beautiful state that will guide me this year.

We have high goals this year for RPAC and our Calls to Action. If you have not done so, please, please, please sign up! You can text REALTORS to 30644. We are hoping to increase participation this year at the local and state level to lead the way once again across the country.

Let's make 2018 a great year for all of us!

Lisa Kelley
2018 CPBR President

"No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave."  – Calvin Coolidge