The Presidents Corner – Opportunity

REALTORS® are the heart of a citizen’s opportunity to build a prosperous future by recognizing the American Dream. We are focused on advancing policies that contribute to quality housing, schools, transportation and economic opportunity.


Homeownership is a platform for Americans who strive to improve their lives and provide for the next generation of homeowners. As needs for our services have increased, NAR will continue to invest in initiatives that will help the people we serve. NAR can’t do it alone, nor can we sit around and wait for directives for handling local issues. This is why August is a prime month to
invest in leadership and initiatives of our Association. With over one thousand plus members, guidance and collaboration are paramount for our future. Consider the opportunity to make a difference by becoming active in YOUR Association.


The first step is complete since you are an active REALTOR® member on the national, state, and local level. The next step is to contribute and create innovative and new processes to make VPAR better for current and future members. Your ideas count and we want to hear them. As VPAR President, my most rewarding activity has been participating in the new member REALTOR® Indoctrination classes. So far this year, eighty three individuals have joined our VPAR family. Just think, all successful agents, award winners, and volunteer leadership members were rookies once in their career. The possibility of a future REALTOR® of the Year, Salesperson of the Year, Director, Treasurer or President may be in our midst. I hope every one of them achieves their vision of greatness in their endeavors this year and years to come. We work in the land of opportunity, growth, ideas, innovation, and results while having a positive impact in our community. Good luck rookies and find your path to greatness and involvement within our Association.


– Dewey M. Hutchins, Jr., 2015 VPAR President