Get to Know a Minnesota REALTOR®
Each month, we’re putting a much-deserved spotlight on our members. These REALTORS® know what it takes to make it in the Minnesota housing market and what it takes to buy and sell homes in Minnesota. We hope you enjoy getting to know some of your fellow REALTORS® in Minnesota!
Bob Fairchild, Providence Real Estate Service in Chaska
Robert currently serves on the Minnesota Association of REALTORS® (MNAR) Governmental Affairs Committee.
Bob Fairchild has a long history helping homeowners in Minnesota. He’s been a realtor since 1985 and as a broker in 1993. Based in Chaska, he serves the 13-county Twin Cities area and specializes in residential real estate and smaller multi-family homes. Bob says business is improving in his area of expertise. As part of the REALTOR organization, Bob says he is always impressed by the knowledge, contacts and friendships he has because of his membership.
Here are some more questions we asked Bob – about being a REALTOR®.
How do first-time buyers today differ from 10 years ago?
Many buyers can be more knowledgeable from a market standpoint, but they need a good REALTOR® to help them sort things out.
As it relates to real estate, what’s the importance of monitoring political activity at the local, state and federal level?
Very important. All politics is local and there are many real estate related issues on the table at any given time. Involvement with RPAC is also very important and the MNAR staff does an outstanding job of getting the relevant issues to brokers and agents. I did not realize how important RPAC was until I became involved.
The Minnesota Association of REALTORS® is the largest professional trade association in the state with more than 19,000 members who are active in all aspects of the real estate industry. REALTORS® are dedicated to home ownership and helping people looking to buy and sell homes in Minnesota.