New Hampshire Realtors elect Ben Cushing as 2023 association president
New London real estate veteran says he’ll focus on housing availability
Ben Cushing of New London, a regional manager for Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty in Hanover, has been elected as the 70th president of the NH Association of Realtors.
Cushing, 53, is a 25-year Realtor and a long-time real estate instructor. He will begin his term in January.
His primary objective will be to continue the fight for housing availability amid the growing inventory and affordability crisis, he said.
“A cornerstone of the American dream is homeownership, and sadly that has become increasingly unrealistic for many over the past several years,” Cushing said. “As available inventory has shrunk to alarming levels, NHAR has worked hard to encourage responsible development while fighting against impediments to it, and we will continue those efforts throughout 2023 and beyond.”
He said he will also continue to emphasize the transparency inherent in the Realtor model of local broker marketplaces, which give all buyers better access to homeownership while exposing a seller’s property to the greatest number of potential buyers.
“Our multiple listing service ensures the greatest level of transparency, choice and efficiency, and that levels the playing field for all types and sizes of residential real estate brokerages,” Cushing said,
Cushing, a volunteer firefighter in New London for over 15 years, has a long history of service with the Realtors association, having participated in each of its four standing committees. He served as the organization’s treasurer from 2017 to 2020.