How our REALTOR® Volunteers make a difference in their Local Communities
The Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® is a not-for-profit organization. It depends on their member volunteers to help evolve and grow with member needs, industry trends, and our communities.
Our committees truly are the backbone of the Association, and contribute greatly to the health of our communities – here are a few ways how:
Advocate on behalf of homeowners and ownership
Our Political Affairs Committee is responsible for local, provincial, and federal advocacy on behalf of homeowners and ownership, as well as the Association. Their lobbying efforts support many issues that new homebuyers face, which include affordable housing options and increased inventory. Their latest mission with our local MPPs focused on implementing a land transfer tax holiday, a home renovation tax credit, and identifying opportunity zones for increased housing supply.
Local Charitable Contributions
The Member Services Committee is proud to support local shelter-related causes each year with funds received from the REALTORS Care® Foundation, which each member contributes to monthly. In addition to this, much effort is put into our annual Turkey Challenge to raise funds to provide families in need with turkey vouchers during the Thanksgiving holiday season. Last year we were able to provide turkeys to 853 local families in need.
Local Education Opportunities
Professional development is a key focus of the Education Committee. In addition to countless education opportunities, each year local planners from each municipality are invited to speak to our membership to give members the opportunity to stay on top of municipal changes and developments.
Promote the use of a Local REALTOR®
Promoting the use of a Local REALTOR® is heavily supported by our Member Services Committee. Local REALTORS® have the local knowledge, market insight, and community network to confidently buy and sell a home in the region. This directly impacts how our communities grow and evolve, as an in-the-know REALTOR® professional is able to address important aspects when it comes to your home buying or selling journey. This includes investment properties, waterfront lots, Municipal regulations, zoning laws, and more.
We are grateful for our member volunteers and the passion, hard work, and dedication that goes into supporting our communities, the membership, and the association.
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