NAR's Day in the Life of a REALTOR® Program

NAR staff will spend a day with a REALTOR® to better understand what our members do each day as a successful real estate professional.

Starting in 2018, all NAR staff will spend a day learning about our members’ and association colleagues’ day-to-day business activities. If you’re selected for this pilot program, you’ll be able to provide NAR staff with a better understanding of the real estate business and its dedicated practitioners. By spending quality time with agents, brokers, or local/state association staff, NAR employees should come away with empathy for what REALTORS® do each day, which translates into even better service from NAR.

NAR staff will participate in this pilot program in a variety of ways. These day-long opportunities will include:

  • Shadowing an agent in and out of the office during the work day
  • Visiting a brokerage, which could include sales team meetings with the broker and other office activities
  • Visiting a local/state REALTOR® association

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By the end of August 2018, the entire NAR staff – 100% of NAR's Chicago and Washington, D.C. workforce – will engage one-on-one with REALTORS® to better understand our members' day-to-day work and the challenges they face.
NAR Staff visit the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® in Downers Grove, IL.
NAR Staff visit the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® in Downers Grove, IL.

"There was a lot to be gained from having our two respective teams meet. The national staff team visits were scheduled on a day when NVAR was having having a new-member orientation; or a membership event such as a luncheon, a RPAC fund-raiser, a professional development class; or a committee meeting."

– Frank M. Doyle, CAE, RCE, SHRM-SCP, CIPS, Chief Operations Officer for the Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS®

Day in the Life Visit Tracking

Explore NAR staff visits and insights. The map is powered by Relola, a member of NAR’s 2017 REach® Accelerator Class. NAR staff uses the Relola app to drop real time insights and photos during their visits. 

NAR Staff visit the Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS®.
NAR Staff visit the Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS®.
NAR Staff visit a broker's office in Oak Lawn, IL.
NAR Staff visit a broker's office in Oak Lawn, IL.