Resources for New AEs

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Welcome new REALTOR® Association Executives!

Regardless of how long you’ve been on the job—whether it’s been five days or five months—you’ve probably realized by now that your career in REALTOR® association management is full of special rewards and challenges. The scope of your job is broad and your responsibilities can seem to be never-ending. Sometimes just knowing where to start is the hard part, but be assured, help is here.

New AEs are invited once a year to the Chicago NAR headquarters to participate in a day and a half orientation introducing NAR programs, resources, and staff essential to their new role. For questions about NAR's New AE Orientation, please contact Amanda Brewer.

Below you will find a checklist of job functions and responsibilities that can guide you through your first weeks and months on the job. You’ll also find invaluable advice from your peers, which supports the commonly held belief among AEs that you can learn more from your AE peers than from any textbook or class. There’s also a multitude of information on policies and procedures, references, and resources that will help you today as you’re learning the ropes and that will serve as a valuable reference for many years to come.


Useful Resources

Checklist for New Association Executives - Chronological & By Category
These checklists includes general job functions and guidelines listed both in chronological order and by task category (but not necessarily in priority order).

Get Involved in Committees
Learn about how to volunteer to serve on committees related specifically to association issues or committees on member issues.

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Core Standards Handout
This handout provides an overview of the Core Standards and the administrative procedures.

Download the Core Standards Handout

Advice From Your Peers
Practical advice from seasoned AEs on financial matters, handling change, relationships, communications, and travel.

NAR Acronyms
Handy PDF referencing the numerous acronyms Association Executives may encounter.

NAR E-Newsletter Calendar
This calendar view of NAR's major e-newsletters shows the day and week that each is sent, descriptions of each newsletter, and links and directions for subscribing. 

Important Definitions and Acronyms
Become familiar with REALTOR® association lingo and real estate terminology.

Get to Know the NAR staff
The NAR Staff Directory: Searchable by name, department, and area of expertise.

Additional Resources

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Have you updated M1?

After you have created your own M1 record, be sure to update your association’s M1 record and add your name to the Association Executive field. Questions regarding M1 may be directed to NAR’s M1 Ecommerce Support.

AE Institute

The 2024 AE Institute will be March 12-15, in San Diego, CA.

Association Planning Calendar

The Association Planning Calendar provides information on programs, initiatives, and other dates of interest to REALTOR® AEs.

New AE Webinar & Video Series

These webinars and videos are an extension of the New AE Orientation to provide ongoing learning on association management resources and programs.