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Game Changers Challenge

Congratulations to all who participated in the NAR Game Changer Challenge and enabled NAR to tap into the great potential of our state and local leadership. The ideas chosen represent a broad range of concepts from a diverse group of business leaders, and they demonstrate new and imaginative ways of handling the challenges in REALTOR® association management.

The following associations will receive funding to begin the implementation of their idea.

Knowledge Management Online Programming
Members have access to technology and procedures to provide real estate related information in a variety of formats.

Board / MLS Amber Alert System
Northern New England Real Estate Network
Realtors® automatically receive alerts for missing children using existing communications systems.

REALTORS® Going Above and Beyond to Beautify Our Community
Toledo Board of REALTORS®
Association leaders are enabled to become involved in community beautification projects.

Reduction of Volunteer Leadership Time & Association Travel Expenses
State associations have access to technologies that allow them to link their leadership electronically and save travel time and costs.

Interactive Game-Based Training
Bakersfield Association of REALTORS®
Education and training are based on a set of games that allow Realtors® to learn through scenarios and simulations.

Virtual Fundraising
Associations have access to an online fundraising structure for RPAC and other causes.

NAR Buying Co-Op
Georgia Association of REALTORS®
Associations have access to a template that allows them to serve college students who are interested in pursuing a career in real estate.

Mobile ABOR Website
Austin Association of REALTORS®
Members can access the association’s web site through their mobile devices.

Mobile Application for REALTOR® Property Resource
Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS®
RPR and GPS are accessible through an app for mobile phones.

HOT – Homes Open Today
Contra Costa Association of REALTORS®
The association has access to a scalable system for aggregating local open house portals in a single site available to the public.

Blog Collector Website Application
Santa Fe Association of REALTORS®
Realtor® blogs are aggregated by the local association and placed on the Association website, allowing consumers to access additional information about the local real estate market.

Closing USB Cards
Tennessee Association of REALTORS®
Closing documents are placed on a thumb drive, which is provided as a closing gift to participants in the transaction.

What Is PCAR and What Can We Do For You?
Associations have access to a system that allows them to market their value to members more intensively.

Value Videos
Austin Board of REALTORS®
A series of videos that can successfully communicate Realtor® association programs, products and services to members.

The Road to Remarkable Customer Service
Provides a system to help firms and associations create a systematic way to deliver outstanding customer service and to deal with complaints; includes a training module.

Digital Name Badges
Iowa City Area Association of REALTORS®
Software to create digital name tags and tent cards for association members with pre-programmed association message.

Membership At A Keystroke
Nevada County Association of REALTORS®
Member orientation manual on a thumb drive.

Cyber Cafe
St. Louis Association of REALTORS®
A roadmap to convert association space to cyber cafe with work stations, links to resources, and temporary office for members.

TCBOR New Member Packets
Troup County Board of REALTORS®
A guide to creating expanded new member orientation packets to include affiliate members, maps, school information, and other market information useful to members’ businesses.

Objective Referral Network System
Searchable database of agent interests and specialties that facilitates the forming of agent business networks.

The Virtual Meeting Place
Midwestern Ohio Association of REALTORS®
Software to simulate face-to-face meetings for use by membership.

About Us
MetroTex Association of REALTORS®
Provides website about individual members using photos, video, and social media to personalize members to the consumer and enhance members' roles as 'trusted advisors'.

You can also browse through the list of Award Winning Ideas and all other Bright Ideas, and search through all the Game Changers Challenge ideas here.

Our sincere thanks to all who participated in the challenge!

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