Serving as your 2019 chairman has been an incredible honor. We’ve had an unforgettable year with a successful legislative session, achieving goals and navigating changes to ensure Texas REALTORS® remain relevant.

I know that our association is in great hands with the 2020 Leadership Team of Chairman Cindi Bulla, Chairman-Elect Marvin Jolly, Secretary/Treasurer Russell Berry, and CEO/President Travis Kessler to guide us through our association’s centennial year.

Texas will also be well represented at the national level in 2020. Leslie Rouda Smith will serve as First Vice President of the National Association of REALTORS®, Kaki Lybbert will serve as NAR Regional Vice President for Region 10, which covers Texas and Louisiana, and almost 200 Texans have been appointed to NAR committees for 2020.

We know that serving our industry takes commitment, and it’s a role we don’t take lightly, because it can mean time away from your family and your business.

It also means engaging in tough discussions on issues with wide-ranging implications, such as budgeting, strategic planning, and setting our public policy priorities.

Your Leadership Team traveled the state throughout the year, visiting with members and providing updates on association programs.

We didn’t just listen to your comments; we took action.

I’m proud to say that we responded to member feedback in areas such as enhancing our events, updating our branding, and improving the services and programs we provide.

As I reflect on these and other accomplishments from this year, I want to thank every REALTOR® who took the time to share concerns and provide innovative ideas for moving us forward. Our association is stronger and more engaged than ever because of you.

I encourage you to continue reaching out to your Texas REALTORS® Leadership Team, directors, regional vice presidents, and committee leaders and members.

Your association’s leaders don’t just welcome your input—we depend on it.

With a state as large and diverse as ours, we need your insight into what you and your clients are experiencing in every region.

Thank you for the opportunity to represent you and, more importantly, to serve you!