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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 twice 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 the orientation, contact Krystal Allen.

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.

For your reference, you may access a roster of new Association Executives, which provides contact information for new AEs by state.


Lightning strike

New Resource - Association Disaster Preparedness Plan Checklist

Disasters can strike at any time.  A disaster preparedness plan allows you to act quickly & effectively during times of uncertainty. Utilize this checklist to create or update your disaster plan.

Helpful Resources

AE Institute

Save the date for AEI 2022, happening March 11-14, in Atlanta, GA. Register December 15 at 12 pm CT. 

New AE Info Form

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Complete and return New AE Information form (PDF: 85.98 KB) to be added to the New AE roster and receive important New AE communications and resources. You will also receive an invitation to the New AE Orientation in Chicago.

Download the New AE Info Form

Additional Resources

Checklist for New Association Executives - Chronological
Checklist for New Association Executives - 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.

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.

Contribute Your Boys & Girls Club Stories
Let others know how your association is making a difference in your community through its involvement with Boys & Girls Club of America (BGCA). Email your story to NAR. It could be featured on the NAR/BGCA website.