An Inside Look at Three Rivers Affiliates Committee
Presented by Steven Boyd, Certified Master Inspector, Home Inspection Company of Illinois
When starting my business fifteen years ago, the best advice that I received was from a REALTOR® to become an Affiliate Member of Three Rivers Association of REALTORS®. She explained that the affiliation would benefit my business several ways:
Fast forward fifteen years. Her advice has served me well. One in five start up businesses survive the first five years. The booming market when I started helped in establishing my company locally before the financial bust which resulted in conditions that affected all of us for years. Even though our number of members was reduced, our association grew tighter and we respected each other for surviving that unprecedented housing collapse. Today, as I look around the Affiliate Committee table, all of the faces have changed. The mission however has not. I am proud to be part of this professional group which has a shared interest with the REALTOR® members of Three Rivers who are committed to the future of this great industry.