2019 Annual Membership Meeting

You should have received an Official Notice of the Slate for 2020 Leadership of the Southwest Missouri Board of REALTORS®, including information about the Annual General Membership Meeting.

Here’s a little more detail about the meeting.

  • In an effort to achieve some privacy for our event, Big Baldy’s Bar-B-Q was selected as the venue.
  • Big Baldy’s does not have a wait staff, so our attendees will need to stand in line at the counter to order/pay off the menu and wait for your food (I hear it’s worth the wait).
  • The meeting will start promptly at 12pm noon, but Big Baldy’s says that the food line slows down between 11:30 and 11:45am, so if you’re able to arrive about 11:30, everyone should be able to get their order in and at least get a head start on lunch before the noon start of the meeting.
  • We will have a great meeting.  You will hear about some of the great community projects your Board, and Board of Directors, has been involved in over the past twelve months, as well as some exciting projects in the works.  And, Donny Allen will talk with us about REALTOR®/citizen safety.  If you don’t already know, Donny knows a lot about personal safety and is a certified instructor, and he’ll be giving us a condensed version of his presentation.

We hope for a big turnout for this meeting.  While you are at it, please mark your calendar for Saturday evening, November 23.  We’ll gather for our Holiday Party/Installation of Officers and Directors/RPAC Auction at the Monett Historical Museum.  It was a great venue for last year’s event, and the meeting’s scheduled just before the start of the start of many holiday functions. 

We hope to see all of you on October 29 at Big Baldy’s, and then again on November 23 at the Monett Historical Museum.  Stay tuned for more details on the Holiday Party!!

Apply for 2020 Leadership

It’s time to start planning for 2020, and a significant part of that is choosing volunteer leadership.

Our Association needs strong, committed volunteers to help define the mission and vision of the SWMOBOR, and to assist staff in guiding us through to achieve our goals.

Directors conduct the affairs of the Association, establish all policies, and approve the annual budget. Board of Directors meetings are held each month. To be considered for one of the director positions, please CLICK TO DOWNLOAD and complete the application and email to miles@swmobor.org. Deadline to apply is August 5, 2019.

Call For Action: Pass HB 665

Please Help Us Pass HB 665, Low-Income Housing Tax Credit reform & oppose reducing the tax credit.

With likely only 17 session days to go, the possibility of enacting reforms to the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program are still very much up in the air.

It is likely that on Wednesday, April 24, the Missouri House will take up HCS for HB 665, LIHTC reform. The substitute that passed out of the House Economic Development committee is like SB 28, Senate version of LIHTC reform but adds a requirement that the Missouri Housing Development Commission create an evaluation rubric and score all applications accordingly.

Currently, the credits are paid out over ten years, (the stream) every expert that I’ve asked believes any change in that plan will create uncertainties that will likely hurt the value of the credits. Rep. Derek Grier, Chairman of the Economic Development committee sincerely believes that moving the stream to six years will increase the amount of equity in the program.  Based on my research,I must respectfully disagree. Taken in isolation six years vs. ten years may appear to be reasonable but when you are dealing with a program this complex, in terms of the interaction with the federal program and with the Internal Revenue Service the best response is to take the most conservative approach and stay with a ten-year stream.

Representatives may offer other changes, but it is likely that few have the potential to do the damage to the program that changing the stream from ten to six will.  Because of this, there are only three “asks” in the email to your Representative. The first is to vote for the HCS; the second is to reject any attempt to change the stream of credits from the current ten-year plan; the third is to encourage your representative to support Rep. David Gregory’s position on any amendments. Rep. Gregory has spent significant time researching the issues involved, and he is uniquely qualified to make the analysis necessary on this legislation.

CLICK HERE TO TAKE ACTION NOW

2019 Annual Membership Dues

2019 ANNUAL DUES:

2019 dues renewal billing was sent December 12, 2018. There will be no increase in your annual local board dues for 2019. In addition, your monthly MLS dues will also remain the same in 2019.

BREAKDOWN OF YOUR ANNUAL DUES:

Designated REALTOR® (Designated Broker)

SWMOBOR Local Dues:  $100.00
Missouri REALTORS® State Dues for DR’s:  $195.00 (includes the $40.00 Issues Reserve assessment)
Missouri REALTORS® Dues for R’s:  $180.00 (includes the $40.00 Issues Reserve assessment)
Missouri REALTORS® Professional Standards Fee:  $13.00
National Association of REALTORS® Dues:  $185.00 (includes the $35.00 National Assessment assessment)
RPAC Investment:  minimum $15.00 (voluntary)

REALTOR®

SWMOBOR Local Dues:  $100.00
Missouri REALTORS® Dues for R’s:  $180.00 (includes the $40.00 Issues Reserve assessment)
Missouri REALTORS® Professional Standards Fee:  $13.00
National Association of REALTORS® Dues:  $185.00 (includes the $35.00 National Assessment assessment)
RPAC Investment:  minimum $15.00 (voluntary)

To pay your bill online, simply CLICK HERE and login.

If dues are not paid by January 31st, there will be a $50 late fee assessed on February 1st. If dues are not paid by February 28 then on March 1st membership will be terminated. If membership is terminated for non-payment and you wish to reactivate your membership at a later time, the SWMOBOR application fee of $50.00 will be required in addition to the full year’s dues and late fee. 

SWMO BOR Christmas Party

Southwest Missouri Board of REALTORS® 2019 Christmas Party, RPAC Auction and Installation of 2019 Officers and Directors

Southwest Missouri Board of REALTORS® 2019 Christmas Party, RPAC Auction and Installation of 2019 Officers and Directors

 
Join us Saturday evening, December 1st, at the Monett Historical Museum – 422 E. Broadway, to kick off the Christmas season with your fellow members.  We’ll also hold our annual RPAC Auction and Installation of our 2019 Officers and Directors that evening.  
 
We’ll have a great dinner buffet, catered by Patty Osterloh.  The cost of the buffet is $15.00 per person.  You can register for the event by CLICKING HERE.  Since we need to provide an accurate headcount, please register no later than Tuesday, November 27.

Apply for 2019 Leadership

It’s time to start planning for 2019, and a significant part of that is choosing volunteer leadership.

It’s time to start planning for 2019, and a significant part of that is choosing volunteer leadership. Our Association needs strong, committed volunteers to help define the mission and vision of the SWMOBOR, and to assist staff in guiding us through to achieve our goals.

Directors conduct the affairs of the Association, establish all policies, and approve the annual budget. Board of Directors meetings are held each month. To be considered for one of the director positions, please CLICK TO DOWNLOAD and complete the application and email to miles@swmobor.org. Deadline to apply is August 15, 2018.