Since childhood, Grant Lopez was encouraged to participate in volunteer projects by his parents, who believed in serving the community. “I come from a family of volunteers,” he said. “My parents were active in volunteering in our community, and we were brought up to serve the community in which we live.”
Serving the community since his youth has served Lopez well and undoubtedly prepared him to take the lead as the 2019 chairman of the board of the San Antonio Board of Realtors (SABOR).
“Serving at SABOR has come naturally to me to give back to the industry, which has been very good to me over the years,” said Lopez, a licensed realtor for more than 10 years. “SABOR has been good about educating and guiding me through this industry, so it’s now my turn to give back (to SABOR). It’s been a joy so far.”
SABOR consists of more than 11,000 realtors who cover the entire community, he explained. “Throughout the year, we’re going to do 30,000 transactions whether that’s buying, selling or investing, and that’s going to include over $6 billion in sales in San Antonio and surrounding markets,” Lopez said. “We are the largest trade association in South Texas.”
As chairman of the board for 2019, Lopez has his goals already established for the new year. “My goal is to help guide the board of directors in the direction that our membership has set forth,” he said. “My job is to work with the CEO and our leadership to help accomplish those directives.”
In addition to the business of buying and selling homes and properties, SABOR has a hand in ensuring homeowners’ interests are well represented at the at the legislative level. “SABOR is constantly monitoring legislative issues at the local, state and federal level,” Lopez said. “We’re looking at issues that could affect homeownership and private property rights. One of our main goals is to make sure we’re advocates for the consumer and the voice of real estate.
“So, we work closely with our city and state leaders to make sure new bills are being passed or that legislation that is (being discussed) that our input is being considered,” he added, ”and when things come out that are potentially dangerous to homeowners that we’re there to make sure to be their voice to protect their private property rights.” At SABOR, Lopez has served on a number of committees, most recently as chair of the MLS Committee which has over 10,000 subscribers, according to The Schrader Group website where he is employed. He is also a member of the Greater San Antonio Builder’s Association (GSABA) and currently serves on the Sales & Marketing Council and the Young Professional Leadership Council.
Lopez also has an interest in local politics. At age 21, he served three years on City Council as Mayor Pro Tem to the City of Converse. In 2017, he was awarded the prestigious honor of being selected by the National Association of REALTORS as one of their 30 Under 30. The list which is nationally published by REALTOR Magazine recognizes rising stars who are successful in the real estate business and have demonstrated skill, success, creativity, and leadership in their careers.
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