Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.
Who is eligible for membership?
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 20,000 members nationwide who are a part of 35 different local chapters.
What are some of the organizations primary legislative issues?
NAHREP's legislative agenda is squarely focused on policy changes and regulatory reforms that advance access to homeownership for underserved minorities and promote a business environment in which small businesses (real estate practitioners) can thrive. See more about specific policy initiatives by clicking here.
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!
Some day 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.