The Akron Area Board of Realtors and the Cleveland Board of Realtors have began talks of merging the two organizations
The talks have just begun, but the goal is to know this year whether or not the merger will happen or not. Investigation into the merger is underway as both boards try and find out if it will be mutually beneficial .
Akron Board of Realtors President Ali Whitley tells AkronNewsNow that the merge could provide members with a series of benefits including more manpower and the ability to serve the community better.
You might remember in May of 2010 The Stark County Association of Realtors rejected a merger with the Akron board after years of talking between the two groups.
Carla Roehl, Chief Executive Office of the Cleveland group retired after 15 years, their board has suspended the search for a replacement until talks with Akron have concluded.
Many consolidations fail due to executives that fear they may lose their jobs.