Coastal Carolinas Association of Realtors (CCAR) was founded in 1945 and set out to be a real estate resource for members and the community. Today, CCAR continues to “serve, shape, and influence” the real estate industry on the Grand Strand and is comprised of over 4500 members. The goal of CCAR is to provide services to help members become leaders in the real estate industry and to represent and protect homeowners. Members have access to pertinent information that can assist them such as market stats, apps, statewide license and regulation updates, a calendar of real estate-related events and training, and more.
CCAR is certainly a valuable association for our REALTORS® at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living. It has been an integral part of the Grand Strand real estate industry for over 75 years now. Every year, a person is elected to be President of CCAR, and one of Better Home and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living’s very own, Ron Jackson, was elected for 2022. I had the pleasure of interviewing Mr. Jackson and found out what being a realtor means to him and what he plans to do as President of CCAR. He is a family man who puts his heart into everything he does.
How did it feel to be elected as President of CCAR by a group of your peers? It is very humbling and an honor to be chosen to serve as President. I have the opportunity to lead an organization of 4800+ Realtor members as they assist buyers and sellers with one of the most important financial decisions most people make.
What are some of your goals as President of CCAR? Our goal at CCAR is 3 fold, 1) to provide value to our members by providing them with the resources/education they need to serve their clients, 2) vitality- to strive for excellence by looking for ways to improve, and 3) to be the voice in protecting private property rights and economic sustainability.
What does a regular day in the workplace look like for you? Every day is different, which I love. The main goal of every day is solving problems for my clients and my team of agents to help them achieve their goals. Some days are full of education and training so we can serve our clients better. Some days are meetings about regulatory issues that affect the property. Many days are assisting agents with issues to help their buyers and sellers achieve their goals. I get to meet many new folks at conferences and speaking engagements. This is the great part of being a realtor. I get a chance to try and make a difference in individual lives and our communities, no matter what the daily tasks are.
What has been the highlight of your career so far? Very simple–helping others achieve their goals. This has been in the form of representing clients and assisting my agents in their careers.
When did you first know you wanted to be a realtor and why? I started getting interested in real estate in my early 20’s. Initially, the thought was to own rental property as a dream. After about 15 years in the medical field, I decided to use my skills of helping people and shift to real estate. My whole goal has always been to help others in some way. Being a REALTOR® allows me to help people achieve their dreams of homeownership and also sell assets when the time comes.
What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
I enjoy spa days with my wife and daughter.