The mission of the Traverse Area Association of REALTORS® is to serve the public by advancing the professional interests, education, and ethical standards of the real estate community while vigilantly protecting private property rights and the natural resources that surround us.

Recyclesmart Updates

RycycleSmarth programs are set to run during the summer to promote education, interaction, and activities for adults and kids with their Kids yard sale.

More information below:

RecycleSmart News Letter : Kids Garage Sale Information: And Registration:

RecycleSmart Kids Garage Sale

The RecycleSmart Kids Garage Sale is a great opportunity to have your child become a savvy business person and at the same time learn how to reuse and recycle their old toys, games, books, movies, DVD’s, etc... Only items pertaining to kids may be offered for sale.

All participants sale items must be confined to the assigned 10’ X 10’ covered floor space. Feel free to bring a blanket for utilizing within your floor space area.

Brush Drop-Off Site Opening for 2014


Date:    March 31, 2014
Contact:  Kim Elliott,  GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY--Resource Recovery Marketing/Education Specialist

Brush Drop-Off  Site Opens for Season on April 5

New Home Owners Targeted in Deed Scams

The National Association of REALTORS® has reported scammers contacting new home owners.  For the rest of the story, click here.

5 Tips to Help Improve Your Credit

Daily Real Estate News | Friday, December 20, 2013

No credit or a bad credit score can be an obstacle to home buying. Read below for advice to help improve your finances.

Al Goldstein, CEO of Pangea Properties in Chicago, has these five tips to help take control of your credit.

Local Disabled Vets Earn Tax Exemptions


Beware of Rental Scams Posted on Craigslist

Consumers and REALTORS® across the country have reported rental listings posted on Craigslist which secure a deposit up front but the property is not a legitimate rental. The posting is simply a way to either get you to send a deposit or to provide your personal information to the scamster who posted the fake listing. This type of scam is designed to make the consumer part with money and/or personal information.

8 Reasons Why You Should Work with a REALTOR®

Not all real estate practitioners are REALTORS®. The term REALTOR® is a registered trademark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics. Here’s why it pays to work with a REALTOR®. 


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