About Affiliates

The Affiliates Council promotes business relationships and the services of the OABR Affiliates to REALTOR® members.  The Council promotes the ethical business practices of all affiliate members.  The affiliate membership provides resources and expertise in many areas supporting real estate transactions and ownership. The Council contributes the “Affiliate Spotlight”, a column in the REview Newsletter, sponsors the OABR new member orientation and provides networking and charity events throughout the year.

Affiliates support an individual and collective commitment to six Standards of Excellence and tend to be leaders in their fields of expertise. The Affiliates operate with an executive board consisting of the President, President-elect, Secretary, Treasurer and various committee chairs which meet monthly.

How To Join

If you have a desire to promote your business by supporting the real estate community and do not hold a license to sell real estate, an Affiliate membership is for you! Affiliate Members are professional friends of the Association that are generally involved in businesses related to the needs of the real estate industry. Affiliate members are not licensed as real estate brokers, agents or appraisers, but enjoy the benefits of increased opportunities for networking and exposure to the real estate community.

Affiliates Membership Benefits
  • Networking opportunities with over 3,000 members of the Omaha Area Board of REALTORS® and other Affiliates.
  • Directory listing in the OABR Affiliate Yellow Pages, and the OABR Affiliate Office Roster, which is accessible on this website in two places, and is accessed by 4,700 REALTORS® participating in the Great Plains Regional MLS system.
  • Discounted advertising opportunites in the monthly REview, mailed to 3,300 OABR Members each month.
  • Free monthly subscription to the OABR REview Newsletter.
  • Speaking opportunities at monthly affiliate meetings and new OABR member orientation classes.
  • Participation and sponsorship opportunities for many events held annually for OABR members.
  • Access to an electronic keybox system (keybox guidelines apply).
  • Focus Printing and other OABR services.
  • A positive image for you and your business through association with a professional organization elevated in the real estate community by the AffiliateStandards of Excellence.

To begin the application process complete the Membership Application Form. Eligible Affiliates can apply for use of an electronic KeyBox by completing the Electronic Key Agreement. Contact our Membership Manager with questions.

How To Get Involved

1. All OABR Members are welcome and encouraged to sit in on an Affiliate Council Meeting! Meeting times are listed below and on the OABR Calendar. 

2. Attend the next Affiliates event! Network with peers to make yourself known amongst the real estate community.

3. Follow the Affiliates Council on Facebook!

Past Presidents

Past Presidents of the Affiliates Council

2023 – Jonathan Jameson 2007 – Tori Ross
2022 – Jonathan Jameson 2006 – Brenda Stuart
2021 – Eric Petersen 2005 – Shirley Stewart
2020 – Jan Eggenberg 2004 – Patrick Casey
2019 – Lori Bonstetter 2003 – Chip Monahan
2018 – Brent Rasmussen 2002 – Steve Hassenstab
2017 -Lisa Powell 2001 – Pam Bails
2016 – Erin Trescott 2000 – Linda Ladd
2015 – Deb Martin 1999 – Sue Malnack
2014 – Mary Sladek 1998 – Rick Bacon
2013 – Wendy Walker 1997 – Annette Kelleher
2012 – Matt Thiel 1996 – Kathy Kmiecik
2011 – Regi Powell 1995 – Richard Meyers
2010 – Cherie Casey 1994 – Jim Palzer
2009 – Debbie Kalina 1993 – Burnice Sladek
2008 – Jim Murphy


Contact the Affiliates Council

Melanie Doeschot

2024 President Affiliate Council

Ambassador Title Services
(402) 884-4500

Lynette Arrasmith

2024 Vice President Affiliate Council

Belay Bank Mortgage
(402) 408-1763

Donna Shipley

Staff Liaison

Omaha Area Board of REALTORS®
(402) 619-5551