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Kentucky Realtors marks 100th anniversary; events, announcements planned throughout centennial year


Kentucky Realtors is celebrating a major milestone in 2022 as it reaches its 100th anniversary.

Founded in 1922, the longstanding trade association represents more than 12,800 real estate professionals across 19 local associations in the Commonwealth today. Kentucky Realtors is marking this significant achievement by highlighting how realtors have helped build and strengthen communities in the past 100 years and sharing its vision for the real estate industry for the next century.

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“Realtors make communities better one home at a time and through many good works as they strive to improve the realtor “R” they proudly wear,” said 2022 President of Kentucky Realtor Mike Inman. “We see our 100th year as a time to celebrate the valuable impacts Realtors have made on the Commonwealth and share how we will continue to help the lives of all Kentuckians as trusted guides and real estate advocates.”

Kentucky Realtors has experienced many ups and downs in 100 years. The real estate industry has historically been an indicator for future economic growth and rebound. In 1922, the average home was only 1048 square feet compared to today’s 2,333 square feet. It cost just $6296 compared to today’s $168,998! As we start 2022, home sales remain above pre-pandemic levels with rising inventory and a resilient home buying market. Today, housing contributes to an average of 15% to GDP in Kentucky.

One thing that hasn’t changed over 100 years is that realtors believe in the American Dream of homeownership. When more Kentuckians own their homes, communities are strengthened, families are able to build wealth and barriers are broken. Realtors are here to help and Kentucky Realtors as an organization is here to help them.

Since 1922, Kentucky Realtors has been the voice of real estate and property rights in the Commonwealth serving its members, the real estate profession, and homeowners. The association’s work to ensure the honorable and ethical practice in real estate includes increasing access to home ownership, helping attract jobs and talent to Kentucky, and encouraging positive community development.

Planning for events and announcements throughout the centennial year is underway. Visit kyrealtors.com or follow @KentuckyRealtors on social media for the latest on this historic milestone.

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  1. This is my Fifty first year as a Realtor/Broker and one of my many highlights is when I get called on to sing “MY OLD KENTUCKY Home or the National Athem for many of the events held by the Northern Kentucky and Kentucky Realtor Associations who Named me Realtor Emitertus for my 50th year. While the Covid 19 and other Injuries have made this my last year, I still have been able to help many Veterans and promote the goals of equality, honesty and Godly Principles for all of God’s Children red,yellow, brown, black and white born and unborn children and seniors unique and diverse, police officers and first responders and teachers and students and preachers and priest and FARMER’S and CITY folks and SOLDIERS and GOVERNMENT SERVANTS and WORKERS and OWNERS and Doctors and Nurses and staff, Realtor’s and Clients and all of God’s children for they are all precious in Jesus SIGHT. Thank you all my fellow Realtors and my first Broker in 1970 Vern Sallee where I first became a member and all the wonderful professionals in our Northern Kentucky Realtor’s office over the years who have helped me help others in one of their most important decisions in life to become a home owner in Kentucky and America.
    Dr. John Stephenson Realtor Emitertus for America.

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