Who We Are

Mission and structure

The Sun Valley Board of REALTORS® is an organization recognized for the value and relevance it provides to its members and the community. We are a trade organization for the real estate industry and related fields.  We have over 270 REALTOR members, over 20 Appraisers and more than 25 Affiliate members from related fields. We are here to help our members be successful in their real estate related businesses.  We offer services to real estate agents, appraisers, banks, title companies, and more!  If you are in the real estate business or a related field, we are here for you! We are here to serve you and help you be successful in your business. We help our members succeed through:

  • Regulation
  • Information
  • Education
  • Advocacy
  • Leadership
  1. Structure:

    Our organization is made up of REALTORS, Appraisers, and Affiliates.  We are governed by a group of 11 elected REALTOR members who make decisions to support our membership and maintain professionalism in our industry. Our officers and Board of Directors are elected every year to represent our members on important key issues facing our industry. Our committees, which are made up of member volunteers, offer resources for our Board of Directors and make recommendations to our Board on programs and policies.  To volunteer for our committees, please contact the Sun Valley Board of REALTORS® office at 208-726-7764 or email Amanda@SunValleyRealtors.org.

  2. Code of Ethics

    The REALTOR Code of Ethics is what sets REALTORS apart from other licensees in the state.  REALTORS have higher standards of practice and abide by the Code which is more than 100 years old.

    The REALTOR Code of Ethics is broken down into three parts:

    Duties to Clients and Customers
    Articles 1-9

    Duties to the Public
    Articles 10-14

    Duties to REALTORS®
    Articles 15-17

    If you believe that one of our members has acted in violation of any of the duties spelled out in the Code of Ethics, please click here to access complaint forms or contact Amanda@SunValleyRealtors.org to learn more about that process.

  3. Board of Directors/Committees/Staff
    • President: Robin Christensen
    • Vice President: Jed Gray
    • Secretary/Treasurer: Leisa Brait
    • Past President: Dan Gorham
    • Debra Hall
    • Shannon Flavin
    • Jason Buck
    • Caron Shay
    • Nathan Fierman
    • Stephanie Reed
    • Paul Kenny

    Staff:
    Amanda Ornelas, Executive Officer: Amanda is in charge the business of the Sun Valley Board of REALTORS.  Anything you need or have questions on, please contact Amanda at the Board office. Amanda@SunValleyREALTORS.org 208-726-7764

    Bob Crosby, Government Affairs Director: Bob is the cornerstone to our advocacy efforts.  As our Government Affairs Director, he is in direct contact with elected officials and staff and all municipalities in the Wood River Valley. SbrGAD1@cox.net 208-721-8353

  4. Become a Member (Overall description of benefits from joining SVBR)

    Different types of Membership

    There are benefits to membership on all levels.  Below is a list of membership levels and the benefits that come with membership. The main purpose of the Sun Valley Board of REALTORS is to help you be successful in your real estate career.  Below are some of the services that we offer to help you manage your career and learn the information you need to know to be successful.

    Member Services:

    • Multiple Listing Service
    • Lockbox Systems
    • Communications
    • ​General Membership Meetings
    • ​Continuing Education
    • ​Networking Events
    • ​Advocacy
    • ​Technology and training
    • ​Forms
    • ​Professional Standards
    • Statistics

    REALTORS
    Licensees in the state of Idaho who do business in our geographical area are welcome to join as members of the Sun Valley Board of REALTORS and MLS.  New members are required to go through three training courses which include one class that explains the Code of Ethics.

    Affiliates
    Affiliate members can be anyone whose business is related to the real estate industry and/or has a need or would be benefited from being offered exclusive access to REALTORS and Appraisers in the Wood River Valley.

    Appraisers
    Licensed appraisers in the state of Idaho can join the Sun Valley Board of REALTORS and MLS.  Appraisers are offered information and data from the MLS that other affiliate members cannot see including sold information, off market listings, and more. To join as an appraiser, you must provide proof of licensure in the state of Idaho.  Appraisers also follow the National Association of REALTORS’ Code of Ethics and are required to take an Ethics course specific to our organization upon joining and every four years. Contact us about joining as an Appraiser member today.