Total existing-home sales—completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops—rose 3.1% from December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.00 million in January.
Kenny Parcell Installed as 2023 President of the National Association of Realtors
Kenny Parcell was installed as 2023 president of the National Association of Realtors during NAR NXT, The Realtor Experience, on Nov. 14 in Orlando, FL.
Parcell, a Realtor from Spanish Fork, UT is broker-owner of Equity Real Estate Utah. He served as NAR’s vice president of government affairs in 2018 and was the Realtor Party RPAC fundraising liaison in 2017. Parcell was NAR’s Region 11 regional vice president in 2016 and served as his local association’s president in 2008 before becoming president of the Utah Association of Realtors in 2011. Parcell has sold more than 3,200 homes over his 25-year career.
Tracy Kasper, a Realtor from Nampa, ID, is NAR’s 2023 president-elect. With 30 years of experience in real estate, Kasper is the broker-owner of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Silverhawk Realty in Boise Valley. She has served on NAR’s Board of Directors since 2016, when she was also president of the Idaho Association of Realtors. Throughout her career, Kasper has helped raise more than $500,000 for a variety of youth charities in the Boise Valley area.
Kevin Sears, a Realtor from Springfield, MA., is NAR’s 2023 first vice president. Broker/partner of Sears Real Estate, Sears specializes in single-family brokerage and property management. He was president of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors in 2010 and NAR’s vice president of government affairs in 2017. He also served as the long-time Federal Political Coordinator to Rep. Richard Neal in Massachusetts’s 1st Congressional District.
Gregory Hrabcak, a Realtor from Westerville, OH, will serve as NAR’s 2023 treasurer, the first of his two-year term in the role. A Realtor for 38 years, Hrabcak heads Hanna Commercial Real Estate’s commercial and property management divisions. He served as president of the Ohio Association of Realtors in 2015 and has been a member of NAR’s Finance Committee since the same year.
Margo Wheeler, a Realtor from Tacoma, WA., is NAR’s 2023 vice president of association affairs. A managing broker with John L. Scott Real Estate and veteran of the United States Army, Wheeler was president of the National Women’s Council of Realtors in 2011 before serving as president of the Washington Realtors in 2017.
Pete Kopf, a Realtor from Cincinnati, OH, is NAR’s 2022 vice president of advocacy. Kopf is a third-generation practitioner and principal broker-owner of Kopf Hunter Haas Realtors. He was NAR’s Realtor Party director in 2020 and 2011 president of the Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors before becoming 2017 president of the Ohio Realtors.
Leslie Rouda Smith is NAR’s 2023 immediate past president. A Realtor for 37 years, Rouda Smith is a broker-associate at Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate in Dallas, TX. She has been a member of NAR’s Board of Directors since 2009 and has served several years on its Executive Committee. Rouda Smith helped to elevate sustainability to one of the association’s key strategic priorities and operational drivers during her time as NAR president.
NAR’s 2023 regional vice presidents in the region are: Joanne Breen; Newington, CT: Region 1 (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont) and Ilene Horowitz; Rockaway, NJ: Region 2 (New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania).