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Thomas Wheeler
Submission Details
CompanyKeller Williams Realty Boise
TitleIndividual Salesperson
2021 Individual Sales Volume$8.6 million
2021 Individual Transaction Sides20
Application Excerpt
AboutIt was a moment I’ll never forget: At a listing appointment in rural Idaho, a seller shared with me that he was HIV positive. He then told me how meaningful it was to confide in me and at the same time, entrust me to fully represent him in his home sale. This perfectly describes my niche, my purpose, and my passion. It is my mission to advocate, elevate, and celebrate homeownership among LGBQT+ people and underserved communities. This has proved to be a challenging task in Idaho, where both LGBTQ+ and minority rights in housing, employment, and healthcare are sparse. As president of the Idaho chapter of the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance, I have pioneered agreements with Boise Regional REALTORS® and the Sun Valley Board of REALTORS®, and I am partnering with Intermountain Fair Housing and the University of Idaho to develop a state-approved Fair Housing course for Idaho REALTORS®. I believe education offers the greatest opportunity for growth and change within the real estate industry. That is why I am doing everything I can to create updated REALTOR® education, with the hope of creating a more fair, equal, and equitable housing space for all.