Winter 2018: The Many Roles of Today's REALTOR® AE

A look at five core parts of the REALTOR® association executive's job through five AEs who exemplify the skills and passion required to excel. Plus: Your legal role in preventing sexual harassment at your association, what's new in class and event registration software, how to recognize and cultivate intangible skills to be a better AE, and local commemorations of the Fair Housing Act's 50th anniversary.

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In This Issue

State and local associations gear up for a year of commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act by planning events, education, and communications that focus on what housing equality means in their states and local communities. 
Whether through consolidating, merging, data and technology sharing, group buying, or administrative support agreements, MLSs have removed barriers that create inefficiencies and empowered participants and subscribers to focus on serving the consumer.  
REALTOR® associations nationwide have discovered that there are powerful benefits to uncovering these hero-next-door stories and sharing them with the membership, media, and public.
No one executive can excel at everything. Some have a knack for delivering services through technology, while others use their people skills to focus on member service. Here we look at five core parts of the job through five AEs who exemplify the skills and passion required to excel.
For an informed perspective on how your job has changed over the years and what might be next, RAE turned to Cindy Butts, RCE, CAE, CEO of the Connecticut Association of REALTORS® and a 30-year veteran of national, state, and local associations and MLSs.
The ability to effectively communicate and confidently present yourself are valuable skills in advancing your AE career. Whether the audience is the general public or your members and directors, achieving the proper impact through communications and presence positions you as a competent CEO.
Through your policies, educational efforts, and adherence to the policies, your association will go a long way toward meeting its responsibility to provide an environment free from harassment, and avoiding legal liability.
As one of the most recent inductees to the Dr. Almon “Bud” Smith AE Leadership Society, Deb Junkin, RCE, CEO of the Georgia Association of ­REALTORS®, is recognized for her achievements on many fronts.


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