Frequently Asked Questions
- Who are the leaders of AAARB?
AAARB has an executive board of directors that is comprised of real estate brokers, lending practitioners and corporate executives from across the United States. A national volunteer advisory board of directors provides technical assistance to AAARB, sets policy priorities and provides guidance to the Executive Board of Directors.
- How many members does AAARB have?
AAARB is a new organization. Our goal is to have 10,000 members nationwide by 2013.
- What are some of the organizations primary legislative issues?
AAARB’s legislative agenda is squarely focused on increasing the visibility of the African American default services professional to corporate sellers, GSEs, State and City entities. To promote policy changes and regulatory reforms that advance access to homeownership for underserved African Americans and promote a business environment in which African American small businesses (real estate default services practitioners) can thrive.
- How can AAARB help me as a real estate professional?
AAARB’s number-one mission is to educate and equip African American default professionals to work with corporate sellers. Number two is to form alliances and relationships with corporate sellers, GSEs, State and local governments and bring attention to the presence of African American default services professionals who are ready to serve them and the cultural distinctions of African American consumers. Through AAARB events, webinars and seminars, African American default services professionals and our corporate clients are exposed to a range of experts and business-based materials that help them increase their business and deliver better service to their clients and the consumer.AAARB’s conferences and meetings will also provide an invaluable forum for members to network with other African American professionals and exchange ideas about unique marketplace challenges that come with serving African American homebuyers.
- How does AAARB help the African American consumer?
By empowering real estate professionals to better serve their African American clients. AAARB believes it will ultimately increase the African American homeownership rate. While AAARB does NOT have specific programs geared to African American consumers, our members will be provided support and education to engage in homebuyer education events.
- How can I be more involved with AAARB?
Become a member of the Association. Your exposure to other default services professionals that work with corporate sellers and the African American community will empower and revitalize you. AAARB members share a keen passion and commitment about the challenges of homeownership for African American families. Get involved!
- Someday I may want to serve on the AAARB board, how are board members chosen?
To become a board member you must be nominated by an executive board member. You must submit an application that will later be reviewed by the executive board. If they approve it, your nomination is put to a vote by the board and you will be notified of the results.