What Happens In D.C.

NAR REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo – May 14-19, 2018 What do thousands of REALTORS® and their Association Executives do in D.C. for an entire week? I’ll give you an overview through the eyes of your 2018 President Becky Merwin and CEO Denise Schultz*. I will preface this by saying every REALTOR® should try [...]

By | 2018-05-21T11:34:45+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

LARA Moves to LBA Building in 2018

2018 Directors Excited to Move to LBA Building Contact: Becky Merwin, L.A.R.A. President – (262) 215-4000 Dave Molenda, L.B.A. President – (414) 322-3258 For Immediate Release January 13, 2018…Elkhorn, Wisconsin … Local Realtors® and Builders Unite! As southeastern Wisconsin experiences impressive economic growth, it’s natural that the local professionals who provide housing would [...]

By | 2018-01-14T12:14:15+00:00 January 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Wade Williams Named 2017 LARA Realtor of the Year

2017 LARA Realtor of the Year Wade Williams - Photo by Ideal Impressions Photography For Immediate Release  December 1, 2017…Elkhorn, Wisconsin … Wade Williams Named 2017 REALTOR® of the Year.  During this year-end banquet season, programs and speeches can become lengthy. On December 1 at Hawk’s View Golf Club the leadership of Lakes Area [...]

By | 2017-12-05T13:51:51+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2018 LARA Board of Directors Ready to OWN IT!

2018 Board of Directors (Not pictured: Kyle Scott) For Immediate Release December 1, 2017…Elkhorn, Wisconsin … 2018 Board of Directors Ready to “OWN IT!" With an inspiring balance of seasoned real estate professionals and motivated young leaders, the Lakes Area Realtors Association is prepared for a successful 2018 under the Leadership of the [...]

By | 2017-12-04T12:22:34+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

REALTORS Support Local Boys & Girls Club

Volunteer Director Jason, Club Director "Mr. Jeff" Contreras, and grateful program participants accept a grant from LARA CEO Denise Schultz on behalf of local members and the Wisconsin REALTORS(R) Foundation at the Boys and Girls Club of Walworth County on September 18. REALTORS® SUPPORT LOCAL BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB The Lakes Area REALTORS® [...]

By | 2017-09-19T10:55:54+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments


“OWN IT!” These two words have so much meaning. So much impact. If we OWN them … L.A.R.A. CEO Denise Schultz and 2017 President Elect Becky Merwin traveled to Chicago with over 1,000 others in their positions to the 2018 NAR Leadership Summit August 13-15. This annual event brings association executives and volunteer leaders together [...]

By | 2017-08-16T12:51:25+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

State of Emergency Declared – Emergency Contact Information

Walworth County Emergency Management Hotline for residents and business owners to report damage from storms and flooding:  (262) 741-7700. Emergency managements asks that the callers provide the property owners name, a brief description and estimate of damage and a phone number. Emergency Management Officials will follow up with callers as soon as practical. Kenosha County: [...]

By | 2017-07-13T19:03:55+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Was Our CEO Doing in Denver?

"Small and Mighty" Panel of AEs at AEI 2017 What Was Our CEO Doing in Denver? “You can’t run an association without being in the office!” is something I am often told. And yet I can. And do. (In fact pretty well, according to most sources.) To be specific, I was attending [...]

By | 2017-05-31T20:54:20+00:00 March 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What Was Our CEO Doing in Denver?

Be Sure to Obey Laws Regarding Business e-mail Messages

Do you send e-mails to a distribution list? Invite area REALTORS to your open houses? Are you aware of the laws governing this? We have been receiving complaints from members receiving "Spam" from other members. Please be sure every group e-mail you sent clearly states the ability to "opt out" of future messages. The following [...]

By | 2017-05-31T14:09:51+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Be Sure to Obey Laws Regarding Business e-mail Messages

2016 Year in Review

2016 President Mike Culat is proud of the phenomenal year Lakes Area REALTORS(R) Association has experienced and expresses his deep gratitude to the volunteers who have stepped up to serve and the CEO, as sole staff member. Outgoing President Culat is pleased to share the following recap of 2016: 2016 Year in Review February – [...]

By | 2017-05-31T14:10:15+00:00 December 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2016 Year in Review