What is NAHREP?
We are The Voice for Hispanic Real Estate® and proud champions of homeownership for the Hispanic community with over 26,000 members and 50 chapters across the nation. Homeownership is the symbol of the American Dream, the cornerstone of wealth creation and a stabilizing force for working families. Our role as trusted advisors and passionate advocates is to help more Hispanic families achieve the American Dream in a sustainable way that empowers them for generations to come.
Who is served by NAHREP?
NAHREP is a purpose-driven organization that is propelled by a passionate combination of entrepreneurial spirit, cultural heritage and the advocacy of its members. Our mission is to advance sustainable homeownership for all Latinos.
How does NAHREP serve its constituency?
NAHREP believes clients deserve to deal with real estate and lending professionals who are experts in their field and are genuinely committed to promoting sustainable homeownership with all the clients they serve, particularly within the growing Hispanic community in the United States.
NAHREP accomplishes its mission by:
- Educating and empowering the real estate professionals who serve Hispanic home buyers & sellers
- Advocating for public policy that supports the trade association’s mission
- Facilitating relationships among industry stakeholders, real estate practitioners and other housing industry professionals.
What are NAHREP’s policy positions?
Annually, NAHREP reevaluates its position on a number of key policy issues which have a direct impact on the Association’s ability to accomplish its mission. The association takes a position on the most important and impacting housing and lending issues and other issues which effect the Latino population in the U.S. Click here to learn about this year’s policy positions and annual call to action.
Where can I find resources created by NAHREP?
Every year, NAHREP analyzes the demographic trends, entrepreneurial endeavors, and homeownership growth of the U.S. Latino population in the State of Hispanic Homeownership Report. The association takes a stand on policy issues which affect the Latino population in the annual Policy Position Statement. The Top 250 Latino Agents and Mortgage Originators are highlighted in the Top 250 Award program and report every year. Additionally, the Esta Semana en NAHREP talk show provides business building tips and industry updates to viewers.
How is NAHREP governed?
NAHREP is governed by a national board of directors that determine the mission and purpose of the organization, provide financial oversight, ensure adequate resources, ethical integrity and accountability and determine, monitor and strengthens the organization’s programs and services.
NAHREP directors are real estate professionals and other practitioners within in the real estate industry. NAHREP also receives guidance from its Corporate Board of Governors (CBOG) who issue recommendations on issues key to the organization. CBOG leaders consist of professionals from the real estate, lending, housing and Latino advocacy industries.
What does NAHREP do?
At NAHREP, we align all of our resources to deliver the following to our members:
- Networking Opportunities – NAHREP conferences, seminars and local affiliate chapter meetings provide a unique forum for the excited exchange between members of ideas, experiences and shared challenges. These gatherings offer a rich cultural/business connection that our members consider invaluable.
- Advocacy – NAHREP is the largest minority trade group in the real estate industry. We have a powerful and influential voice on legislative issues related to lending parameters, business practices and regulations that affect access to homeownership.
- Leadership – NAHREP mentors leaders and promotes the placement of accomplished, highly skilled Hispanic professionals into key positions throughout the housing industry.
- Professional and Business Development – The entrepreneurial spirit of our multicultural members is a core strength that NAHREP seeks to enrich its members through new education programs, business models, partnerships and alliances where diversity is a highly valued commodity.
How much is membership?
Membership is $49 for a calendar year.
What are the benefits of membership?
Members enjoy discounted pricing for NAHREP National and local chapter events, which includes the National Convention and the Policy Conference. Members are also invited to participate in exclusive, member-only events throughout the year, which offer one-of-a-kind networking opportunities with other movers and shakers in the industry. NAHREP provides members with unparalleled advocacy opportunities throughout the year, as we are the largest minority trade association in the real estate industry, and we promote important legislative issues which are significant to our members and the Latino market. Members also enjoy access to the NAHREP logo to use in marketing material, and additional benefits from your local chapter!
Who is eligible for membership?
Membership is open to all who have an interest in the future of the Latino community and any individual employed in the housing industry including real estate agents, mortgage professionals and closing agents.
Do you have to be Hispanic to join?
No. Many of NAHREP’s members are non-Hispanic who serve Latino homebuyers and share a passion for our mission.
Does the organization function nationally or locally?
Both. NAHREP is a national organization but also functions at the local level and has a number of local affiliates throughout the country. Each affiliate is a legally independent organization that has an affiliate relationship with NAHREP National. All affiliates are required to sign a licensing agreement and subscribe to a specific code of conduct. Members of NAHREP chapters are by default members of NAHREP National as well.
Who are NAHREP’s leaders?
A national volunteer board of directors governs NAHREP, sets policy priorities and provides guidance to the staff. The board is comprised of real estate practitioners and corporate executives from across the United States.
How many members does NAHREP have?
NAHREP has over 26,000 members nationwide who are a part of 51 different local chapters.
How can NAHREP help me as a real estate professional?
NAHREP’s number-one mission is to educate real estate professionals about the needs and cultural distinctions of Hispanic consumers. Through NAHREP events, webinars and chapter meetings, practitioners are exposed to a range of experts and business-based material that helps them increase their business and deliver better service to their clients.
NAHREP conferences and meetings also provide an invaluable forum for members to network with other like-minded professionals to exchange ideas about unique marketplace challenges that come with serving minority homebuyers.
How does NAHREP help the Hispanic consumer?
By empowering real estate professionals to better serve their Hispanic clients, NAHREP believes it will ultimately increase the Hispanic homeownership rate. While NAHREP National does NOT have specific programs geared to Hispanic consumers, local chapter affiliates often engage in homebuyer education events.
How can I be more involved with NAHREP?
Join your local affiliate NAHREP chapter and if one doesn’t exist in your area, heed the call to start one. Your exposure to other real estate professionals that work with the Hispanic community will empower and revitalize you. NAHREP members share a keen passion and commitment about the challenges of homeownership for Latino families. Get involved!
Someday I may want to serve on the NAHREP board, how are board members chosen?
To become a board member you must be nominated by a current board member. You must submit an application that will later be reviewed by the executive committee. If they approve it, your nomination is put to a vote by the board and you will be notified of the results.