I am so pleased to share some big news from our Association. The Williamson County Association of Realtors® welcomed thirty-one new members in May, bringing Association membership to over 1,600 Realtor® and affiliate members! Reaching this milestone is a strong indicator of a healthy market and is a testament to the value our Association has provided Realtors® and real estate professionals for the past 50 years.
Growing membership is solid evidence that our industry is recovering and the local economy is improving. Media reports both locally and nationally indicate a real estate market with steady and marked improvement. Sales in Williamson County were up 21% last month. The average days on market is down and the median home price has risen 11%. We are seeing new agents
joining the ranks and seasoned Realtors® returning to the field. New construction, pending sales and homes with multiple offers are all encouraging people to enter the business and join WCAR.
We can thank the healthy market in Middle Tennessee that WCAR is one of the few growing associations in the
state. Our growth also has a lot to say about the health of our Association. I believe that this is a strong testimony of the value of our Association and proof positive that we are headed in the right direction. We provide a wide range of education and professional development opportunities, as well as social networking events and opportunities to give back to our community. WCAR has gained a reputation for serving our members and the community by advocating for homeownership and protecting private property rights.
In the 50 years since its incorporation, WCAR has served Williamson County by supporting disaster relief efforts, sponsoring a scholarship for Williamson County high school seniors and many other causes throughout the County. We remain focused on providing value to our membership, and we are gratified that the services and opportunities the Association offers are being well-received as proven by growing membership numbers.
The Williamson County Association of Realtors® continues to be a leading provider of education, professional
development and advocacy. I am incredibly proud of the vibrancy of our Association. I would like to thank my fellow members who help us make this Association what it is today and I look forward to welcoming many more new members as Williamson County continues to grow and prosper.