Home ownership is part of the America dream but LGBT home buyers encounter a unique set of challenges that only a team of skilled REALTORS can address. Last week, we attended the first national LGBT real estate conference. Founded in 2007, the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) is a mission driven organization that combines business, and advocacy for equality, to advance sustainable home ownership in the LGBT community. With 35 local chapters, including Boston, NAGLREP is the most credible online source for LGBT consumers who want to work with LGBT real estate professionals. We are founding members and Janis is on the board of directors. Just a few years ago, this type of event would not have been possible. Today there are new opportunities for the LGBT community.
The NAGLREP conference brought together leading experts, nationally recognized LGBT personalities and 400-top producing agents to inform, inspire and engage the community. It is the most important networking forum for LGBT professionals in real estate. The average NAGLREP member closes 40 transactions per year with a gross sales volume of $6.5 million. This year’s program included an inspiring keynote from Billy Bean, the only living LGBT former major league baseball player to come out. His courage and leadership are an inspiration for all. In the last 18 months the LGBT community has gained more rights and protections. We are actively engaged in the community and are committed to expanding services and support to LGBT home buyers and sellers. Home ownership is a basic right and organizations like NAGLREP ensure that the community is represented by the most skilled and committed professionals. If you have questions about home ownership, visit our LGBT resources page, or reach out to us for more information. We would be happy to help you find your dream home.
Thank you to The National Association of Gay & Lesbian Real Estate Professionals for a fine conference. We can’t wait for next year!