Matt served as the 2020 Chair of the NAR Professional Standards Committee, and he currently serves as the 2021 Chair of the NAR Professional Standards and Interpretations Procedures Advisory Board. Matt served as the 2018 President of the Illinois REALTORS®, where much of his time on the state leadership team was spent doing outreach to historically underrepresented groups of membership. He has been actively involved in the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA), the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP), the Dearborn REALTIST Board (the Chicago Chapter of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers--NAREB), National Association of Gay & Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP), and Women’s Council of REALTORS® (WCR).
In 2018, Matt was the first and only person to receive the Chicago Association of REALTORS® Industry Partners Titan Award for his work on improving inclusion and fair housing. He has also received awards from AREAA, the REALTISTS, and WCR. Matt is broker-owner of RE/MAX Realty Associates with offices throughout the Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, metro area. Matt did both undergrad and law school at the University of Illinois.
His wife, Angelle, is a Filipino immigrant, and they have two kids: Gabe (16) and Izzy (13), along with two Irish setters. They’ve made five family trips to the Philippines. Matt is also an avid photographer and all-around tech nerd.
Robert Morris graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. He entered real estate in 1985 and has been actively involved in real estate sales and training since that time. He is a selling broker with Parks Realty, located in Middle Tennessee, where he actively lists and sells real estate with his team. Robert has been honored as the REALTOR® of the Year in 2000. He recently received the 2021 Tennessee REALTOR® Educator of the year award, his second time (1995) to receive this award in his career. Robert has been chosen as one of Tennessee REALTORS® Region 2 District Vice-Presidents for 2022-2023. He has served on several local association's Board of Directors and just finished serving a 2020-2021 term as President of the Middle Tennessee Association of REALTORS®. Robert has been accepted as a candidate into the 2022 NAR Leadership Academy class and will serve as a NAR Director from Tennessee REALTORS® for 2022-2024. He also has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Real Estate Business Institute (REBI) for 2022-2023 as well as selected to the Learning Experiences committee for 2022. Robert also served on NAR's Professional Development (2022) and Housing Opportunities (2022-2023) committees as well.
Robert is an international speaker, certified instructor and consultant who holds several professional designations/ certifications just to name a few, the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB), Internet Professional (e-PRO), Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE), Seller Representative Specialist (SRS), the Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI), and the Performance Management Network (PMN) designation for the Women's Council of REALTORS®. He is also certified by the Instructor's Training Institute (ITI). He has conducted seminars, training workshops and leadership conferences for countless numbers of REALTOR®, boards, conventions, and associations throughout the continental US, Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the British West Indies. Robert is a Certified Instructor for Real Estate Brokers Institute (rebi). He is also a Course Facilitator/ Instructor for the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council (REBAC) and Women's Council of REALTORS® (WCR).
Robert has taught personalized courses to thousands of REALTORS® across the country and is committed to helping REALTORS® become more knowledgeable in all facets of the real estate industry. Robert currently instructs REALTORS® in a variety of areas ranging from business planning, brokerage management, leadership management, diversity, professional standards, fair housing, goal-setting, time management, and real estate ethics. He is committed to raising the bar and making a positive difference in the lives of every person he meets.