Merger Approved!

We are pleased to announce that members of both the Akron (AABOR) and Cleveland (CABOR) Area Boards of REALTORS® have voted to approve merging the two organizations. CABOR members voted online between July 3 and 17 while AABOR members voted at a special meeting on July 17.

The Boards will be unified and renamed, “Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS® (ACAR)” effective October 1, 2013.

This result is great news for the real estate industry in Northeast Ohio. Throughout this process we learned that our members not only understand and appreciate the value of the REALTOR® organization, but that they also recognize the advantages of regionalism. Our members will now be served by a much larger, stronger and more influential association.

Over the next few months we will file all of the merger documents required by the state of Ohio and the National Association of REALTORS®. Then we will begin the process of combining operations, governance, committees, programs and services.

Watch for more updates as ACAR moves forward in these exciting times.



Joanne Zettl

CABOR Chairwoman of the Board


Tony DeLuke

AABOR President


One response to “Merger Approved!

  1. […] boards are more than 100 years old. In a statement, DeLuke and Joanne Zettl, board chairwoman of CABOR, said their members recognized the advantages […]

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