Operation Backpack 2023: A Massive Success

Operation Backpack 2023
  The Ulster County Board of REALTORS® Community Service Committee hosted our annual Operation Backpack this past August. Operation Backpack is an annual fundraiser with our REALTORS® to raise money and collect donations of school supplies for local kids in need. We were happy to have another successful year of helping our local community. This year, our REALTORS® and local community came together to help us donate 200 backpacks full

Realtor Selling Tips to Help Your Clients Sell in the Summer

Tips for Selling a Home During Summer
Summer is the time of backyard cookouts, pool parties, and ice cream, but another popular event during the summer months is buyers looking for homes. Summer is one of the best times to sell a client’s home since most Americans will take time off during the summer and are motivated to want to find a house and move before the kids start school. With summer being a great time to

How REALTORS® Can Help New Homeowners During National Homeownership Month

Family Achieving Homeownership
  As the saying goes, “home is where the heart is.” And for many Americans, owning a home represents the ultimate fulfillment of that sentiment. That’s why when President Biden declared June as National Homeownership Month in 2023, there was no doubt that this critical step would bring hope and pride to countless individuals and families across the country. As REALTORS®, we understand how much homeownership means to our clients-

Should You List Houses on Memorial Weekend?

Memorial Day Open Houses
  While some REALTORS® may have concerns about listing homes on Memorial Weekend due to a perceived disrespect to the holiday and potentially lower buyer turnout, real estate statistics suggest it can be an opportune time to list a home. These studies have shown that it may be one of the best times to get your clients’ homes listed and bring in a decent crowd of potential buyers. These are

Ulster County Board of REALTORS® Berme Clean Up 2023

UCBR Berme Cleanup 2023
Thank you to the hard work and dedication of the REALTOR® members who participated in the continuous annual Spring Berme Clean up on the Hurley Rail Trail in Kingston, NY. Despite the weather not being as sunny and beautiful as last year, the members still showed up to make a difference in their local community. The overgrown weeds and grass on the Berme Rail Trail had created a need for

UCBR & TMI Project Presents: DEI Program 2023

UCBR DEI Program 2023 group photo
  For the second year, the Ulster County Board of REALTORS® partnered with the TMI Project® to conduct their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program. Hosted at the YMCA on Broadway in Kingston, we had a large turnout for this successful event. To add to it all, Stone Soup catered various sandwiches, sides, and sweet treats for our UCBR members. Mary and Micah from The TMI Project® introduced their organization and

Fair Housing: How You Can Help Create Housing Equality for All

UCBR Fair Housing
  As Fair Housing Month draws to a close, it’s vital for us as REALTORS® to remember that the fight for fair housing doesn’t end when the calendar flips to May. Every day, we are responsible for ensuring everyone has access to safe, affordable housing without fear of discrimination – based on race, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. In this post, we’ll remind ourselves why fair housing is crucial

Donate to Days of Dignity!

UCBR Days of Dignity!
  The Ulster County Board of REALTORS® Community Services Committee is asking for your help.   The Ulster County Board of REALTORS® (UCBR) Community Services Committee is asking for help collecting personal care donations to be donated to women, children, and men’s shelters in the Ulster County area to those in need. The UCBR Community Services Committee is requesting the following specific items to be donated:   Shaving Cream Diapers

Rise to the Challenge Again!-Ulster County Board of REALTORS Fair Housing Challenge

UCBR Fair housing challenge
The Ulster County Board of REALTORS® Fair Housing Challenge is here once again   The Ulster County Board of REALTORS® (UCBR), is once again partnering with AT HOME WITH DIVERSITY® to host their Fair Housing Challenge for the month of April.   To complete the challenge UCBR members are asked to complete the components list and then fill out the Fair Housing Challenge completion form. Please complete the following components

Ulster County Board of REALTORS®-Top Producers of 2022

Wednesday, March 16th, at 9:30 am on Zoom, we held the 2022 Top Producers Awards. Robbie Pittman from Prime Lending was our host again this year, and he started the meeting by thanking those in attendance for the top producers’ awards. Afterward, he began the ceremony with the Pledge of Allegiance. Robbie then gave his insights into the Silicon Valley, and Signature Bank collapses, as many were worried this would

Celebrating Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month is a celebration of the amazing accomplishments of women throughout American history. This month, we commemorate the incredible strides women have made in every area of life, from politics and science to business and art. We celebrate the many unique skills and strengths that women bring to the table, and we Thank Women for their countless contributions to our society. Women’s History Month is an important time

Ulster County Board of REALTORS® Celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month-2023
  Each February, Black History Month honors the accomplishments of African Americans as well as acknowledges the barriers and struggles they broke through. Black History Month is also known as African American History Month, which was taken from “Negro History Week”, which was originally an initiative by eminent African Americans, Carter G. Woodson, and others. Since 1976, every U.S. President has proclaimed February to be Black History Month. The United