Previously known as the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board (OMREB), and the South Okanagan Real Estate Board (SOREB), the two real estate boards in the Okanagan-Shuswap region have become the Association of Interior Realtors, the 13th largest Realtor association in Canada.
The new Association of Interior Realtors represents 128 offices made up of 1,600 Realtors from Revelstoke to the U.S. border, east to Rock Creek and west to Eastgate Manning Park. It also encompasses the communities of Chetwynd, Tumbler Ridge and Dawson Creek
The amalgamation was voted on by the members of both organizations, and will allow them to combine resources, and work together to, “form a more perfect union” to ultimately serve and promote, “the value Realtors bring to the real estate transaction.”
From a governing standpoint, because each of the two Associations had their own Boards of Directors, the President of the larger organization, OMREB’s, remained President of the new organization, and SOREB’s President, Lyndi Cruickshank has taken the position of Vice-President.
According to the board, the new Association of Interior Realtors will provide leadership and support to its members in their pursuit of professional excellence within the interior region of British Columbia.
“The Board of Directors and the dedicated staff team will continue to improve the services available to the organization’s Realtor members and further promote the value of using a Realtor, both provincially and nationally,” the board stated in an email.