The Lapeer and Upper Thumb Association of REALTORS® have been in business for over 50 years. In the early years we were known as Lapeer County Board of REALTORS®, then Lapeer Association of REALTORS®, and as of the year 2000 the Lapeer and Upper Thumb Association of REALTORS®, often referred to as LUTAR. Our name changed because the National Association of REALTORS® assigned a larger jurisdiction to the Association, covering Huron, Tuscola, Sanilac and Lapeer Counties.
The LUTAR Office is located at; 700 S Main Street, Suite 215A, Lapeer, MI 48446. There are approximately 350 REALTORS® members that belong and 40 Affiliates. The Association operates very much like the Chamber of Commerce services the community. LUTAR is very involved with community such as; Habitat, Farmland Preservation, Family Literacy, and the Economic Club.
The Association provides education, professional standards, legal updates, legislative updates, candidate interviews, weekly news, etc. LUTAR is a Shreholder in the MLS Realcomp which has 85% of the listings in Michigan. The websites where you can find property for sale; www.mithumb.com, www.moveinmichigan.com, www.realtor.com, and many others depending on where the Broker has found the best results. . When you list with a REALTOR® who belongs to the Lapeer and Upper Thumb Association of REALTORS® your listing is actually advertised globally with the Internet Sites and the data sharing helps the LUTAR members to market their listings too.
Our Mission statement, “To effectively provide our members with the resources, information and support to be ethical, professional, successful and profitable and to be the unified voice for real estate in our community.”