Realtor Engagement Archive

How a REALTOR® is Helping to Change a Neighborhood in Indianapolis

Written by Zachary Churney, Economic and Community Development Liaison, MIBOR REALTOR® Association The fundamental idea behind placemaking is that we build communities in which people want to live, work and thrive. These spaces become places where we make memories,...
September 26, 2018

Engaging in Lansing One Park at a Time

Written by Courtney Rudat, Community Outreach Coordinator, Greater Lansing Association of REALTORS® (GLAR) REALTORS® don’t just sell homes, they help build communities. And Greater Lansing agents are proving this right one park at a time. The Greater Lansing Association of...
August 29, 2018

REALTORS® Build Momentum in Neighborhood Food Desert

Written by: Ida Seitter, Director of Development, Columbus REALTORS® It is easy to overlook the Milo-Grogan (MG) neighborhood in downtown Columbus (OH). With its seemingly deserted post-industrial landscape and aging homes, it stands in stark contrast to the unprecedented...

Finding a Site to Transform

If you are thinking about a creating a placemaking project in your community but are not sure of where to find a space to transform, here are some ideas. You probably should not tackle this by yourself.  Find other...

The Before & After, Part 8

The National Association of REALTORS® encourages our state and local REALTOR® Associations to partner with others to make their communities better places to live.   Our Placemaking Grant is available to our REALTOR® Associations to help fund local Placemaking projects. ...

Spring has Sprung: Does your Neighborhood Need a Community Garden?

This is an updated repost from 2015.   Please note that while NAR’s Placemaking Grant does fund community gardens, the gardens need to be multi-functional spaces whereby anyone in the community can enjoy it as a destination.   So don’t forget...
April 10, 2018

Bring Life to Vacant Spaces

If you’ve been keeping up with the posts to date, you’ve probably thought of at least one site in your community that would be a good candidate for a placemaking project. But if you still can’t identify a site,...
March 28, 2018

Using Placemaking to Jump Start Downtown Revitalization

Written by Chris Bailey, Government Affairs Director, Greater Greenville Association of REALTORS® Like a lot of other small Southern towns, Greenville, South Carolina has experienced a rebirth and renaissance of sorts.  Downtown Greenville is seeing an unprecedented level of...
March 13, 2018

Placemaking is for You and Your Community

As a new year begins, so does an opportunity to create a vibrant, new gathering spot in your community.   This is an updated re-post from the very early days of the blog.   It is an introduction to placemaking and...
January 3, 2018

The Before & After, Part 7

The National Association of REALTORS® encourages our state and local REALTOR® Associations to partner with others to make their communities better places to live.   Our Placemaking Grant is available to our REALTOR® Associations to help fund local Placemaking projects. ...
November 21, 2017