As your 2024 Missouri REALTORS® President, I’d like to thank you for taking time from your business to join Missouri REALTORS® and your peers from around the state to discuss trends in our industry, opportunities for our association, and developments within our great state of Missouri at our recent Winter Business Conference.
We had over 400 Missouri REALTORS® members, affiliates, and sponsors in person in St. Louis. Following governance meetings and educational offerings, members participated in the Opening General Session on Tuesday afternoon. Helping us kick off the conference were members of the Missouri REALTORS® Leadership Team, where they spoke on key initiatives for 2024. Immediately following, we celebrated the success of the 2023 RPAC year with the RPAC Awards & Celebration. View the recording.
Wednesday began with additional governance meetings followed by the Emerging Issues Forum. During this session, members heard from NAR General Counsel Katie Johnson about class action lawsuits targeting the practice of cooperative compensation within the real estate industry, including the status of the Sitzer v. NAR case that was tried in Kansas City earlier this year.
We concluded the evening with Inaugural Night, which was an absolute honor on my part. The following officers were sworn in as members of your 2024 Leadership Team: Bobbi Howe, President-Elect; Brian Jared, Treasurer; Brent Sager, Treasurer-Elect; and Andrea Sheridan, Immediate Past President. The Missouri Women’s Council of REALTORS® also swore in their esteemed 2024 leadership team. I would like to congratulate Gerrie Moore on her installation as the 2024 President of the Missouri Women’s Council of REALTORS®.
In addition to the above, I had the honor of being installed as the 2024 President of Missouri REALTORS® by mentor and 2011 President of Missouri REALTORS® Joyce Thomas. Watch the full Inaugural Night recording.
The conference concluded Thursday morning with our Board of Directors meeting. To learn more about the actions of the board, view the January 18, 2024, Board of Directors meeting minutes. And, congratulations the following 2023 Missouri REALTORS® Good Neighbor Award recipients that were recognized during our Board of Directors meeting:
Good Neighbor Award recipient: Cory Roebuck, Taney County 100 Club
Good Neighbor Award Honorable Mention recipient: Lana Nelson, Solace House
You can learn more about each of our recipients, including the organizations they support, by watching the 2023 Good Neighbor Award video and 2023 Honorable Mention video. As always, we would like to thank Home Warranty for sponsoring the Missouri Good Neighbor Award.
And don’t forget to check out the 2024 Winter Business Conference event photos! These photos are available for you to download and share. Be sure to use the hashtag #MORealtors
We look forward to seeing you for the Spring Business Conference, taking place April 23-25 in Kansas City, MO.
President, Missouri REALTORS®