The Williamson County Association of REALTORS® is a trade association that exists to represent the interests of real estate professionals and those who own or desire to own real property. The association was established in 1962 to provide professional development, dispute resolution, legislative advocacy, communication, and community improvement for those it serves. It continues to deliver the same fundamental services, though the details of how they are delivered have changed – and will continue to change – over time.
Professional Development is delivered through courses provided at the association’s office and through a series of forums and special events done exclusively by the association or in cooperation with other community organizations. It addresses topics from specific real estate requirements to the use of new tools to best serve clients and customers.
Dispute resolution is provided using a system of mediation and confidential hearings through which association members and public citizens can present their cases. Decisions are based on the REALTOR® Code of Ethics and the related guidelines provided by the National Association of REALTORS®.
Legislative advocacy is addressed by informing members of key legislation impacting those we serve and organizing appropriate responses such that those interests are protected and enhanced at every level of government. It also includes establishing and developing healthy communicating relationships with elected officials.
Communication is focused mainly on the association’s members concerning the activity of the association on their behalf and encouragement to be engaged in that activity. It also involves the general public concerning the value of a home and real property ownership and the importance of engaging a real estate professional – a REALTOR® – to represent them in real property transactions.
Community improvement is supported through relationships with key organizations in our service area, as well as through the REALTOR® Good Works Foundation, founded in 2007 to facilitate members contributing to the growth and success of the community where they live, work, and play.
The association is led by an active and engaged elected board of directors and a professional staff. It is guided by a strategic plan so that all resources are used to best deliver valuable services to those we exist to support.