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Sentrilock and Supra Available Through Shared Services

Sentrilock and Supra Available Through Shared Services Although the Lakes Area REALTORS® Association does not have an agreement with any electronic lock box company at this time, we do offer availability of these products and services through shared service agreements with partnering organizations. Sentrilock: Brokerage firms may join the system as an office in order [...]

By | 2016-01-05T16:08:23+00:00 January 5th, 2016|Member News|Comments Off on Sentrilock and Supra Available Through Shared Services

Gary Grolle Awarded LARA 2015 REALTOR(R) of the Year

For Immediate Release  December 28, 2015…Elkhorn, Wisconsin … Gary Grolle Awarded Lakes Area 2015 REALTOR® of the Year. What is normally a formal presentation of a prestigious annual award for a local professional organization took a new twist when Santa Claus presented Gary Grolle of the Village of Bloomfield with the 2015 REALTOR® OF THE YEAR [...]

By | 2015-12-28T13:39:47+00:00 December 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Gary Grolle Awarded LARA 2015 REALTOR(R) of the Year

Making Sense of MLS

Most member of Lakes Area REALTORS® Association (LARA) choose to utilize the services of Metro MLS, (www.metromls.com) a Wisconsin corporation held completely separate from our Association. Let’s review some MLS terminology to clarify common questions: A MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE (MLS) is: • A facility for the orderly correlation and dissemination of listing information so Participants may better [...]

By | 2015-10-27T18:52:51+00:00 October 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Making Sense of MLS

LARA Leadership Message from Rick Geaslen, 2015 President

As summer comes to a close, it’s busier than ever here in the Lakes Area. This is not only the case in our real estate businesses, but on the association side of our profession as well. It seems to be convention season and I’ve noticed this inspires questions about leadership and future direction – including [...]

By | 2015-09-19T19:21:29+00:00 September 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on LARA Leadership Message from Rick Geaslen, 2015 President

Can I Pay My Membership Dues Online?

YES. Visa and MasterCard are accepted by the National Association of REALTORS(R) for primary membership dues. (If we are your secondary board, payment directly to LARA will be required.) From now through 11/30/2015, you may pay your 2016 membership dues online at: http://www.realtor.org  If you are already registered with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) website (www.realtor.org)  [...]

By | 2015-09-17T18:17:38+00:00 September 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Can I Pay My Membership Dues Online?

And The Winners Are:

The Awards Go to  -  - EVERYONE Involved in the 2015 LARA Golf Outing What a wonderful time was had by all at the August 19 (2015) LARA Golf Outing. The staff at Hawk’s View Golf Club deserves much of the credit for a day filled with fun and fund raising for several important causes. Matt, [...]

By | 2015-08-31T16:01:39+00:00 August 31st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

NAR Leadership Summits Recap

Reflections from the CEO Denise Schultz, 8/14/2015 Every day in America there are conferences where people sit in the audience detached, doodling, playing on their phones and tablets while speakers drone on about shifting paradigms or read Power Point slides. And then there are life changing events like what I just experienced in Chicago, thanks [...]

By | 2015-08-14T13:55:19+00:00 August 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Top 3 Takeaways – Becky Merwin Shares D.C. Experience

Becky Merwin, REALTOR® Member and RPAC Fundraising Chair, recently attended the NAR Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C. and takes time to share her “Top 3 Take-Aways.” REALTOR® Party –  No stranger to the political scene or NAR programs, Becky was reminded at this nationwide gathering of REALTORS® that the purpose of the [...]

By | 2015-05-26T12:11:48+00:00 May 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CEO Report – What What Were We Doing in D.C.?

“What were you doing in D.C.?” I returned to the Lakes Area just minutes before it turned into today – Saturday, May 16, 2015, after spending five non-stop days of information exchanges in Washington, D.C. at NAR’s Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. What was it all about? Allow me to share, while it’s fresh in [...]

By | 2015-05-16T18:16:29+00:00 May 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments