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  • Columbia, Missouri – Over 400 REALTORS ® from across the state will gather at Missouri REALTORS ® Spring Business Conference in Jefferson City, Mo., April 26-28 to discuss a wide array of topics directly related to the real estate industry. This three-day conference will take place at the Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center. The conference will begin Tuesday with the much-anticipated Capitol Conference. This is an opportunity for Missouri REALTORS ® to meet with elected officials and encourage lawmakers to protect the American Dream of Homeownership. Prior to Capitol visits, Governor Mike Parson will address members as the keynote speaker. ...

  • Columbia, Missouri – Missouri REALTORS ® announced today it has named Breanna Vanstrom as its next Chief Executive Officer. Vanstrom currently serves as CEO for Boise Regional REALTORS ® Association. She was selected by Missouri REALTORS ® CEO Search Committee and Executive Committee. "Breanna brings experience, creativity, and a forward-thinking perspective that will position Missouri REALTORS ® membership for success," said Missouri REALTORS ® President John Mayfield. "I have great confidence in Breanna to guide the organization forward.” Vanstrom has served as the Chief Executive Officer for Boise Regional REALTORS ® since 2015, ...

  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 5, 2022 Columbia, Missouri – On April 4, 2022, Janet Rodriguez Judd of Ballwin, Missouri, was appointed by Missouri Governor Mike Parson to serve on the Missouri Real Estate Commission (MREC). In this role, Judd will work with six commission members to protect the public from incompetence, misconduct, gross negligence, fraud, misrepresentation, and dishonesty. MREC also enforces standards by implementing legislation and administrative rules while encouraging economic development and partnerships with existing small businesses. Judd served as the 2021 President of Missouri REALTORS ® and currently serves on ...

  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 24, 2022 COLUMBIA, MISSOURI – Missouri REALTORS ® is pleased to share a monthly statistics report highlighting the Missouri real estate market for the month of February. In February, Missouri REALTORS ® sold 5,142 residential properties. Of those sales, the average residential property sold for $257,877. Compared to the average sale price of $243,948 in February 2021, there was a 5.7 percent increase. The median residential sale price also increased, from $195,000 in 2021 to $215,000 in 2022.  In terms of total dollar volume, Missouri REALTORS ® saw an increase of 0.1 percent compared ...

  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  March 17, 2022  Columbia, Missouri – MIPIM, the world’s leading global real estate market, business conference, and networking event, welcomed Missouri REALTORS ® to its 2022 event in Cannes, France, March 15-18. Missouri REALTORS ® were among the 3,800 exhibiting companies at the event and were featured alongside 10 additional state and local REALTOR ® associations in the USA Pavilion, hosted by the National Association of REALTORS ® . Missouri allows you to reach more than half of the continental U.S. in less than a day’s drive, with most other states reachable in less than two. “With the seventh-largest interstate ...

  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  March 7, 2022  Columbia, Missouri – Taking place March 5-7 at Big Cedar Lodge in Branson, Missouri REALTORS ® hosted the 2022 National Association of REALTORS ® Region 9 Conference. This conference is an annual state collaboration between Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Missouri currently hosts this event every four years. Focused on educational and networking opportunities, REALTORS ® learned how cutting-edge technologies, business practices, latest industry news, and NAR resources could benefit their business and clients. “Region 9 has a long history of outstanding leadership,” said ...

  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 23, 2022 COLUMBIA, MISSOURI – Missouri REALTORS ® is pleased to share with you a monthly statistics report highlighting the Missouri real estate market for the month of January. In January, Missouri REALTORS ® sold 5,419 residential properties. Of those sales, the average residential property sold for $254,195. Compared to the average sale price of $234,973 in January 2021, there was an 8.2 percent increase. The median residential sale price also increased, from $191,788 in 2021 to $209,450 in 2022. In terms of total dollar volume, Missouri REALTORS ® saw an increase of 8.5 percent. Over $1.3 billion in ...

  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 1, 2022 Columbia, Missouri – Missouri REALTORS ® is pleased to announce Sundy Whiteside of Chesterfield, Mo., has been named the 2021 Missouri Good Neighbor Award recipient. This announcement took place at the Missouri REALTORS® Winter Business Conference on Friday, January 21. Given annually since 2011, the Missouri Good Neighbor Award recognizes a Missouri REALTOR ® who is dedicated to volunteer service. Each year, this recipient receives a $2,500 check for his or her designated charity. This year, however, Whiteside received a check for $5,000 in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Good Neighbor ...

  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 26, 2022 COLUMBIA, MISSOURI – Missouri REALTORS ® is pleased to share with you a monthly statistics report highlighting the Missouri real estate market for the month of December, including the entirety of 2021. In December, Missouri REALTORS ® sold 8,059 residential properties. Of those sales, the average residential property sold for $263,574. Compared to the average sale price of $235,861 in December 2020, there was a 11.7 percent increase. The median residential sale price also increased, from $198,800 in 2020 to $220,000 in 2021. In terms of total dollar volume, Missouri REALTORS ® saw an increase of ...

  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 26, 2022 Columbia, Missouri – Missouri REALTORS ® , the state’s largest trade association representing over 25,000 members, is pleased to announce the election of Bobbi Howe of St. Joseph, Mo., as 2023 Treasurer. Howe was elected to this position during a Board of Directors meeting on Friday, January 21. As 2023 Treasurer, Howe will serve this year as 2022 Treasurer-Elect. “Being elected to the Leadership Team of Missouri REALTORS ® is both a humbling and rewarding experience,” said Howe. “I am inspired by the leaders who have come before me and mentored me along the way, and I look forward to helping grow even ...