OUR HISTORY

NAREB is the oldest minority real estate trade organization in the United States. Founded in 1947 during a time when the established real estate industry was closed to people of color, members of NAREB were prohibited from operating as realtors. Twelve pioneers, one woman and eleven men hailing from 7 seven states across the country, chartered the National Real Estate Brokers whose practitioners are called Realtists.

 

  • A mere year after the establishment of NAREB in 1947, SFBOR was chartered. SFBOR has been a major contributor to minority homeownership since its formation until today. Some of SFBOR’s most notable achievements include:

 

  • A 1994 collaboration with the Metro Miami Action Plan “MMAP” to create the MMAP-HAP down payment assistance program. The MMAP-HAP program placed over 2000 moderate income home buyers into their first home.

 

  • Taking on a leadership role in multiple homebuyer events including a WOW (With Ownership Wealth) event held by U.S. Congressman Kendrick Meek which over 1000 residents participated and were counseled.

 

  • Successfully serving as the exclusive sales agent for the Miami-Dade County Vista Verde Rehabilitation and Resale program in 2004. This program consisted of the timely and successful disposition of 21 government owned properties, valued at over $1.7 million, which were sold to low to moderate income buyers. Due to SFBOR’s extensive sales force and marketing experience, the properties were all contracted with approved buyers prior to the actual rehabilitation and delivery by the seller, Miami-Dade County.

 

As an HUD-approved counseling agency, the SFBOR has prepared over 1,000 Miami-Dade County residents for homeownership. The agency is certified for pre-purchase, post-purchase, and foreclosure prevention counseling.

Areas of Service/Goals of SFBOR

 

Production of multiple listing networks to promote membership properties.Today, SFBOR membership includes residential and commercial real estate sales agents and brokers, loan officers, title companies, appraisers, insurance agents, developers and more. SFBOR members participate in every facet of the real estate industry.

 

The primary goal SFBOR is to enhance the economic improvement of its members and the minority

community it serves. SFBOR is also committed to the:

 

  • education and motivation of its membership.

 

  • development and implementation of training courses and workshops throughout the tri-county.

 

  • Promotion of consumer education for past, present, and future homeowners through our HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agency.

 

  • Development of a solid economic base in the African-American and other minority communities.

 

  • Development of strong communities through homeownership.

 

  • Production of multiple listing networks to promote membership properties.

 

  • Provide membership with national exposure to governmental agencies for the purpose of networking and providing professional services.

 

  • Provide personal and professional growth.

 

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