Welcome to the Western Region of the Canopy Realtor® Association:  

On January 1, 2020, our Haywood Realtor® Association merged with Canopy Realtor® Association, headquartered in Charlotte, NC.

We sought the merger to provide Haywood Realtors® with more professional development and educational opportunities through Canopy Real Estate Institute as well as to have a greater impact on housing issues in Haywood through Canopy Housing Foundation.

Local Realtors® became familiar with Canopy Realtor® Association through Canopy MLS in October 2015. Canopy MLS started operating and serving as the wholesale vendor to then N.C. Mountains MLS (NCMMLS), providing core services as well as training to more than 3,000 subscribers in Haywood, Buncombe and Henderson counties. In 2018, Canopy MLS acquired NCMMLS.

Impressed with the expertise and professionalism of Canopy MLS, we looked into other Canopy entities and found the same deep well of service and commitment to both Realtors® and their communities.

We had planned to start our own Haywood housing foundation, but the money we saved by not reinventing the wheel and drawing on the skill of the Canopy Housing Foundation directly benefits Haywood County by providing more funds to the community. “I think the feeling was we could have a legacy,” Waynesville Realtor® Brian Cagle says of Canopy Housing Foundation. “We want to be part of the affordable housing solutions for our community.”

Based in Charlotte, N.C., Canopy Realtor® Association serves more than 12,000 Realtor® members and 17,500 MLS subscribers. Former Haywood association executive Lisa Brown is now Western Region manager for Canopy Realtor® Association.

In the coming months, stay tuned for further updates to Canopy Realtor® Association Western Region’s website.

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