Tim Tepes, the broker and co-owner of Assist 2 Sell Buyers & Sellers Realty, was sworn in as the new president of the Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) on January 28, 2021.
2021 Pennsylvania Association of Realtors® President Christopher Raad, who served as president of GLVR in 2015 and 2016, presided over the small, invitation-only ceremony held inside the Roxy Theatre in Northampton Borough.
Tepes, a fulltime REALTOR® since 1990 who specializes in residential resales, new construction and investment properties, replaces former GLVR President Jack Gross of Better Homes and Gardens Cassidon Realty. The president of the association holds the position for one year and is elected by a Nominating Committee, which consists of the past president and two directors.
Tepes spoke only briefly in front of his closest family members, a few community leaders, and his fellow Board members. In a previous interview with association staff, though, he spoke about how he intends to lead the association.
“I’m here to listen to what the Board of Directors and what my fellow REALTORS® want and need,” Tepes said. “This is their association. I’m here to help guide. If there’s an issue that comes up, we will address it and move forward in the best interest of our members.”
Tepes noted that he would be open to the merging of Boards and/or Multiple Listing Services and generally working together with regional REALTOR® organizations to further the brand and better real estate services. A top priority for Tepes will be technology and ensuring REALTORS® and consumers continue to turn to their local association and Multiple Listing Service, not to third parties.
More about Tim:
Before his time with Assist 2 Sell, Tepes worked for Coldwell Banker Heritage Real Estate and RE/MAX Unlimited Real Estate. His other business affiliations include Tepes Construction Company Inc., T. Tepes Property Management Rentals, Treco Tepes Real Estate Company, North Star Settlement Services, and Notary Public.
In addition to serving on the Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® Board of Directors, Tepes has served since 2005 on the association’s Grievance and Professional Standards committees.
A consummate professional always striving to better himself, Tepes has earned a slew of designations, including (but not limited to) Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager, Certified Residential Specialist, Accredited Buyer Representative, Senior Real Estate Specialist, Graduate REALTOR® Institute, Graduate Remodelers Institute, Graduate Builders Institute, Certified New Home Specialist, and Certified Professional Landlord.
When not working, Tepes is just as busy. His affiliations with local organizations include the Northampton Area Konkrete Kids Educational Foundation, Java Society Investment Group, Northampton Chamber of Commerce, Northampton Exchange Club, and several others.
CLICK HERE to read a story in The Morning Call — “Free Enterprise Has Real Meaning for This American Citizen” — from July 5, 1962. The article is a feature on Tim’s grandfather, Louis Tepes Sr., and shares the beginnings of a beloved family business in real estate and construction.