By Geoff Ramsey, CRS, GRI
President, Greater Chattanooga REALTORS®
The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has chosen “Own It” as their theme for 2018-2020. In turn, during my year as our local Association’s President, Greater Chattanooga Realtors’ will embrace the theme by Owning It in various ways throughout 2018 – more on that later.
You might be thinking: “What does the Own It mean?” or “I’m not looking to purchase a home in the near future.” Allow me to elaborate. NAR’s current President, Elizabeth Mendenhall perfectly summed up what it means to Own It with, “We absolutely have the power to make a difference.” What that means to every individual is different, but it means fully committing yourself to whatever that goal is. Maybe it’s to volunteer more, be more focused on advancing your career, revisiting your New Year’s resolution, conquering a project at home you’ve been putting off, or simply spending more time with family. No matter what your personal goal is: Own It and do your very best to make it happen.
In 2018, one way Greater Chattanooga Realtors will be Owning It is by dedicating our time and resources to our Community Partnerships that include Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area and the Snack Pack Ministry. On April 9 we will host a fundraiser event, benefitting Habitat, that will include a golf tournament during the day and evening events with live and silent auctions – with all proceeds going directly to Habitat which helps our community. We are also recommitting to our partnership with Snack Pack Ministry. On May 2 we will be presenting them with a check to help support their mission of putting food in the hands of food insecure children in Hamilton County.
We encourage each of you to find your purpose or a goal for 2018 and make it your personal mission to accomplish it. Reach out to a local charity and see how you can be involved. Contact a school and see if they are in need of certain supplies that you can donate. Find your way to make a positive impact and Own It. Make it happen. Together, we can continue to make the Greater Chattanooga region wonderful, beautiful, and help it continue thriving.
Greater Chattanooga Realtors® is The Voice of Real Estate in Greater Chattanooga. A regional organization with more than 2,000 members, Greater Chattanooga Realtors is one of some 1,300 local boards and associations of Realtors® nationwide that comprise the National Association of Realtors®. Greater Chattanooga Realtors service Hamilton and Sequatchie counties in southeast Tennessee, and Catoosa, Dade, and Walker counties in northwest Georgia. For more information, visit www.gcar.net or call 423.698.8001.