State and local associations across the country have been inundated with calls from members wanting to contribute to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
If you receive calls, here is some essential information to pass on.
First: Refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for members on the main hurricane relief page, which are frequently updated. You're free to post this FAQ at your association Web site.
Also, for associations, there's this info:
by Bridget McCrea
REALTOR associations nationwide continually roll out new services and upgrade existing offerings, all in the name of keeping their members informed, up-to-date, and equipped with the most modern tools and resources. Here are some associations' latest and greatest developments.
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11 Ways to Encourage Members to Donate to Hurricane Relief
Associations are proving to be the backbone in the fundraising efforts for the REALTORS® Relief Foundation. Already, NAR has received nearly half a million dollars to be donated to relief funds established by the Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi associations of REALTORS.
So how are they doing it? Below are just some of the ways associations are driving members to action:
1. Offer to match member contributions.
2. Call for and accept donations at general membership meetings.
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Whether you want to know about the latest mobile communications gadgets to hit the market or you want to read up on the latest issues facing MLSs, REALTOR.org has the resources you need. Here are tools to keep you up-to-date on technology and the Web:
1. Web Wizards: These special reports look at new technologies and their impact on the real estate industry.
2. Field Guides: One-stop reference points on hot topics such as Technology for AEs, Redesigning Association Web Sites, and Choosing and Using a PDA.