Board of Directors; Tucson Association of REALTORS®

This article authored by: Rob Hallberg

TAR Building_edited-1 Earlier today I attended a meeting of the Tucson Association of REALTORS®. It was my second meeting as a Board Member and my first impression is how dedicated the Board is to its members and the Tucson Community. Most of the discussion is focused on how we can better serve both constituents.

One of the topics discussed today was the changing out of all the lock boxes used in Tucson & Green Valley.  That’s a massive project that will involve over 20,000 lock box exchanges.  The change dates will be in April and there may be short periods where a home cannot be shown while the lock box is being changed.

Another topic which is required to be presented annually to the Board is regarding Anti-Trust violations and how that affects our industry.  Commission “fixing” or agreeing to set a standard commission rate between competing Brokerages is a major Anti-Trust violation.  Commissions are always negotiable. Although I have never seen it occur in my 12 years in Real Estate, REALTORS® must constantly be vigilant to ensure that never happens.

The meeting adjourned after 2 ½ hours – a very committed group of professionals to be sure.

Rob Hallberg

Rob and Catherine Hallberg are Associate Brokers with Long Realty, a Berkshire-Hathaway Affiliate and Southern Arizona’s largest Brokerage. Since 2008, they have been ranked in the top 5% to 8% of all U.S. REALTORS®. Send Rob and Catherine an email  for a fast response to your questions; for an even faster response, Call (520) 407-8667.

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