A Word from LoCAR’s President
Janet Beane, 2022 President, Lorain County Association of Realtors®
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Janet Beane and I have the honor and pleasure of serving as the 2022 President for the Lorain County Association of REALTORS® (LoCAR). During my time as president, I look forward in representing the "The Voice of Real Estate" with articles of interest that promote home ownership which historically has been a special part of the American Dream.
The Lorain County Association of REALTORS® is an industry trade association representing licensed real estate sales agents in Lorain County who are members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and the Ohio REALTORS® (OR). As members of NAR these licensed real estate agents have earned the REALTOR® designation and they pledge to protect the rights of homeownership and conduct their real estate business abiding by the NAR Code of Ethics.
The Lorain County Association of REALTORS® also represents Affiliate members. Affiliate members are professionals who provide important real estate industry support services such as, home inspectors, mortgage providers, title insurance companies, appraisal services, carpet cleaning and accountants, etc.
As a trade association promoting residential and commercial property sales using REALTORS® on both sides of the real estate transaction (selling and buying), LoCAR also provides many services to the community. For example, our Legislative Committee works with other groups monitoring regulations and public policy programs affecting the ownership of real property. Our Community Outreach Committee as well as our Young Professionals (YPN) Committee assists local community programs and charities.
Members of the Lorain County Association of REALTORS® care about the community in which they live, work and support. In the past, through LoCAR’s Community Outreach Committee and YPN Committee, REALTORS® and Affiliate members raised funds for the Boys & Girls Club of Lorain County and LoCAR’s Adopt-a-Military Family Program. Through generous donations, the Christmas wish list for a local military family was able to be filled. LoCAR has also volunteered and raised funds for Grace Community Kitchen. LoCAR was also able to make a financial contribution to Habitat for Humanity of Lorain County through our annual charity golf outing.
The articles you’ll see here for 2022 will promote the important role of REALTORS® throughout the real estate industry in Lorain County. The articles will focus on the opportunities and trends within Lorain County to provide affordable housing (through either existing home sales or new construction sales) and to encourage first-time homebuyers, move-ups, commercial, agricultural, land and investors to see Lorain County as the place to live, raise your family and become involved in our communities. By working together to we can connect with our communities and add value to homeownership.
Lorain County provides many opportunities in terms of community choice, variety of styles, and excellent pricing. In addition, favorable interest rates and loan programs are available to qualified buyers. This a wonderful opportunity for all buyers and the time is right for a home purchase in Lorain County.
Using a professional REALTOR® is an important factor in your investment decision for there are so many nuances to the process. Your REALTOR® can help guide you through the buying and/or selling steps to achieve your goal.
When the time comes to make the American Dream of homeownership a reality, make sure you utilize the expertise of a professional—a REALTOR® member of the Lorain County Association of REALTORS®.
The Lorain County Association of REALTORS® is one of more than 1,200 local boards and associations of REALTORS® nationwide that comprise the National Association of REALTORS®. The National Association of REALTORS®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing more than one million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark which may be used only by real estate professionals who are members of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict Code of Ethics. Not all real estate sales agents are REALTORS®. All REALTORS® are members of NAR along with their State and Local Associations.