The Del Rio Board of Realtors officers and directors

The Del Rio Board of Realtors officers and directors from the left, directors Sonia Vargas and Kitty Lewis; Christine Stansbury, vice president; Rhonda Montgomery, president; Ray Rivas, secretary; Laura Rojas, Texas Realtor director; and Dina Dixon, director. Not pictured are Lisa Craig, treasurer; Michaelanna Hunter, past president; Denise Bowers, director; Dawn Clayton, director; and Alfonso Garcia, director.

Members of the Del Rio Board of Realtors, including the organization’s new president, are looking forward to what’s ahead in 2019.

Rhonda Montgomery, broker/owner of Rhonda Montgomery Real Estate LLC, was elected president of the Del Rio Board of Realtors in October 2018. She recently spoke about the work being done by the Del Rio Board of Realtors, which serves as a local arm of the Texas Association of Realtors.

“The board helps keep us all on the right track,” said Montgomery, who has also served as the board vice president and treasurer. “We meet and discuss any issues that might come up on our MLS (multiple listing service).”

She explained the multiple listing service is a clearinghouse where all agents can post their real estate listings.

“All agents that are licensed under the Del Rio Board of Realtors’ MLS, they can see those listings in there and send them out to their clients,” she said.

Montgomery said the Del Rio Board of Realtors includes about 72 full- and part-time real estate agents. The organization also has a slate of affiliate members, including businesses like storage services, home inspectors, banks and others.

“The affiliates also join us once a month at a luncheon we host. The luncheon is an official meeting, and we usually have a guest speaker, someone related to our business,” Montgomery said.

She said the monthly luncheons give local real estate agents the chance to network with each other and with business people in affiliated industries.

Montgomery said the board also organizes open house events for its members.

According to the Del Rio Board of Realtors’ web site, the board’s objectives include “uniting those engaged in the recognized branches of the real estate profession for the purpose of exerting a beneficial influence upon the profession and related interests; promoting and maintaining the high standards of conduct in the real estate profession as expressed in the code of ethics of the National Association of Realtors; and providing a unified medium for real estate owners and those engaged in the real estate profession whereby their interests may be safeguarded and advanced.”

Among other objectives are “furthering the interests of home and other real property ownership; and uniting those engaged in the real estate profession in this community with the Texas Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors ...”

Montgomery noted the Texas Association of Realtors maintains a strong presence in Austin to monitor the work of the Texas Legislature and informs and educates members about issues of interest to the real estate industry.

She said she believes the Del Rio Board of Realtors “is important because it keeps us united.”

“I’m proud to be the president this year, and I’m hoping for a grand year for those sellers and buyers out there. If anyone has any questions they should come see us. We do have a web site, www.delriorealtors.com, and we have a Facebook page as well,” Montgomery said.

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