December 2021

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Known for giving back to the communities in which they work and live, REALTORS® care about their neighbors. In this spirit, Kentucky REALTORS® (KYR) is making $1.5 million available to Kentuckians who have been affected or displaced by the recent tornado outbreak.

Disaster ReliefParts of our state have been ravaged by multiple tornadoes that cut a path more than 100 miles long through 18 of Kentucky’s counties.  Unfortunately, many communities no longer exist, are unrecognizable, and will be forever changed because of these powerful storms. Thousands of Kentuckians are homeless and/or without their jobs or businesses. The assistance provided through the support of the REALTOR® Relief Fund, a program of the National Association of REALTORS®, can help ease the tremendous hardship, worry, and challenges of many by offsetting the costs of the basic need of housing.

KYR President Charles Hinckley says this program is a first step in assisting Kentuckians affected by the storms. “This is just the beginning of plans to make a lasting impact in the lives of our neighbors”, he said. “While a priority is to make housing funds available, our wider approach will also include organizing manpower over the weeks and months ahead and helping to collect physical and monetary donations”.

To ensure that as many Kentuckians as possible receive the aid they need from this program, the maximum amount available per application is $3,000. Those interested in applying should visit kyrealtors.com/relief for more details and download an application.

Marshall County Commissioner (District 3) Monti Collins is excited about the aid that his constituents can apply to receive. “As a REALTOR® and elected official that represents a small community, I know a lot of the strained faces that remain under the weight of this disaster”, he said. “I’m hopeful knowing that these funds will help give them one less thing to worry about as they work to rebuild their homes and lives.”

This is the second consecutive year that Kentucky REALTORS® has made funds available to residents of the Commonwealth. In spring 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic began to grip the nation, Kentucky REALTORS® assisted families in southeastern Kentucky who were affected by rising waters. More recently, $17,000 was distributed to applicants in Carlisle who fell victim to flash-flooding.

Monday, December 13, 2021

Mercer County REALTOR® Michael T. Inman was installed as the 2022 President of Kentucky REALTORS® at a ceremony on Monday. He will complete his term as President-elect at the end of this month and officially take the helm on January 1, 2022.

Mike InmanInman took his oath of office at a black-tie dinner at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington. He was sworn in by colleagues Elaine Hangis and Kelley Nisbet, as well as his wife, Linda Inman.

Inman was licensed as a real estate agent in 2006 after serving as Chief Information Officer for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Prior to 6 years of work in the IT sector, he served in the United States Army. He is a veteran of the Gulf War serving with the 101’st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and retired after 25 years of service.

His “theme” for his presidency next year is a variation of a philosophy he learned in the military. The concept is constantly “Improving the Camp”.  Consequently, he has adopted “Improving the R” as his focus for 2022. This refers to the REALTOR® “R” which has come to be synonymous with REALTORS®. His four-pillar approach will serve to elevate the organization by focusing on governance, advocacy, professionalism, and education. Inman said, “What I hope we are able to focus on in 2022, as we celebrate our centennial successes, is a long-term vision for our organization,” Inman said at the dinner honoring him. “We will use this year to develop a new vision for our industry and membership for the next 100 years as we continue our support of homeownership and private property rights.”

Inman is very involved in his Mercer County community. He has served as chair of the Harrodsburg-Mercer County Tourist Commission and served on the board of the Mercer Chamber of Commerce. He has been married to his wife, Linda, for over 48 years and resides with her in Salvisa, KY. Professionally. he is affiliated with Coldwell Banker McMahan Company. ­