The Southern Oklahoma Board of REALTORS® was awarded a $3,000 grant from the National Association of REALTORS®’ Smart Growth Program to support activities that create and expand smart growth development. The grant will be used to for a Smart Growth course taught by Nate Johnson, President of Real Estate Solutions Group in St. Louis.
“REALTORS® build communities and work hard to make the American Dream a reality for millions of Americans each year,” said Todd Yeager, SOBR 2023 President. “This grant will help raise awareness about the concept of smart growth in Southern Oklahoma while supporting our fight encourage development that fits the Smart Growth model. Because of the Smart Growth Grant, development in our area will follow a model that encourages a variety of housing types in a mixed-use development setting where a variety of travel modes are available.”
The course will cover the three defining factors of smart growth: economic, environmental and housing. Attendees will learn the benefits and long-term effects of this type of development in the local market.
Nationwide, NAR offers Smart Growth Grants to various state and local Realtor® Associations in effort to support mixed-use, higher density development where walking, biking, transit and the auto provide access to all, through education, policy development, citizen input to development decisions.
To find out more about National Association of Realtors® Smart Growth Grant program visit, https://realtorparty.realtor/community-outreach/smart-growth.
About Southern Oklahoma Board of REALTORS® First chartered in 1946, the Southern Oklahoma Board of REALTORS® is a professional trade organization for more than 200 REALTORS® and affiliate members serving the counties of Love, Carter, and Murray. SOBR strives to be inclusive and to create a unified professional community for its members.
About National Association of REALTORS®
The National Association of Realtors® is America’s largest trade association, representing more than 1.5 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.