No matter what success we’ve had in the past, we never rest on our laurels.

What a phenomenal year 2022 has been for Texas REALTORS®! I would like to thank our Leadership Team and the thousands of members who have given their time in some way to this organization.

Whether you’ve served on a committee, attended a meeting, filled out a survey, provided a comment, or just upheld the high standards of our organization, I appreciate your contribution. Here are a handful of our accomplishments this year.

REALTOR®-supported candidates did well in elections this year, thanks in no small part to our support. It’s this involvement that helps us protect our industry and real estate consumers.

We are gearing up for the legislative session that begins in January. Thanks to all of you who took our survey a few months ago and to the many members who help craft our positions, we are sure to once again have a successful legislative session. A very exciting development is a new member benefit that includes medical, prescription, and ancillary products. This has been many months in the making and will roll out soon. Our Member Benefits Committee has also launched four other new benefits this year.

Our newly launched Texas REALTORS® Roadmap to Leadership series provides members excellent resources to develop the skills necessary to make a difference in our association.

The new Texas REALTORS® DEI Recognition Program aims to expand our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and develop a way to encourage and recognize local boards that foster a more inclusive and equitable industry.

Texas REALTORS® was recognized by NAR for outstanding Global and Commercial Committees, and our growing number of C2EX designees shows our members’ commitment to professionalism.

We launched a new dashboard with commercial real estate market stats for MarketViewer, updated and introduced new forms based on your input, held our first ever broker summits, and came together in person for the first time since 2019 for a reimagined, high-energy conference with exciting sessions like a Shark Tank-style pitch battle and a keynote address by Super Bowl champion Darren Woodson.

Anyone who has been around this organization knows that no matter what success we have had in the past, we never rest on our laurels. We always look for ways to benefit our members and people who buy, sell, lease, and own property in Texas.

As we head into 2023, with our highest number of members ever, I’m very enthusiastic for what the future holds. I’m excited for the new leaders who will take our association to even greater heights, and I thank you all for the opportunity to serve.