The State Leadership Idea Exchange Council facilitates the exchange of ideas among state association leadership.
View the 2014 Idea Exchange Council Leadership and the State Association Ranking Sheet (PDF: 34 KB) of small, medium, and large associations.
On this page, view hot topic ideas submitted in advance of the 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in New Orleans.
The Idea Exchange Council will meet on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 1:00 p.m. to 3.45 p.m during the Conference. View the agenda (DOC: 53 KB). Each state association will participate in a Small, Medium, or Large breakout session.
Missed the submission deadline for the 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo? You can still bring up your idea during the Council's Breakout Sessions on Nov. 6, or save your idea until the REALTOR® Party Convention and Trade Expo in May, 2015.
View previous ideas:
- From Convention & Trade Expo (May 2014)
- From Conference & Expo (Nov 2013)
Ideas by State/Territory
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Arizona (large association)
The Arizona Association held a workshop to discover community outreach activities and a RAPAC training workshop.
Read more (PDF: 648 KB)
California (large association)
The California Association has been concentrating on thought leadership and a new state housing agency.
Read more (PDF: 41 KB)
Connecticut (medium association)
The Connecticut Association is deepening its bond with and among local presidents, and assisting municipalities with flood insurance information
Read more (PDF: 29 KB)
Florida (large association)
The Florida Association made homelessness a priority this year, advocating for legislation that provides housing for low-income and homeless populations.
Read more (DOC: 693 KB)
Georgia (large association)
The Georgia Association is exploring health insurance options for its members.
Read more (PDF: 73 KB)
Illinois (large association)
The Illinois Association is proposing a $25 dues increase, funding three research projects, and conducting studies of buyers in the state.
Read more (PDF: 171 KB)
Iowa (small association)
The Iowa Association created a 4-hour presentation for all members to review and has been working on new Core Standards requirements.
Read more (PDF: 78 KB)
Kansas (medium association)
The Kansas Association pushed to repeal the the state's real estate transfer tax and is preparing for the 2015 legislative session.
Read more (PDF: 91 KB)
Louisiana (medium association)
The Louisiana Association is placing a strong emphasis on volunteer mediation training and certification in 2015, and will also launch a new app.
Read more (PDF: 136 KB)
Maine (small association)
The Maine Association is distributing "challenge coins" to prove membership or as a symbol of alliance and allegiance to shared principles.
Read more (PDF: 139 KB)
Massachusetts (large association)
The Massachusetts Association is empowering its members to get involved at all three levels of government: federally, state-wide, and locally.
Read more (PDF: 152 KB)
Michigan (large association)
The Michigan Association has undergone a name change and increased membership levels while enjoying several legislative victories.
Read more (PDF: 73 KB)
Mississippi (small association)
The Mississippi Association achieved success with many of its legislative priorities during 2014 and saw a high level of contributions to MARPAC.
Read more (PDF: 2.74 MB)
Missouri (medium association)
The Missouri Association hired a consulting firm to garner feedback from local REALTORS® about how they are doing.
Read more (PDF: 70 KB)
Montana (small association)
The Montana Association is sponsoring several land use bills and looking at ways to raise the educational bar for all licensees.
Read more (PDF: 119 KB)
Nevada (medium association)
The Nevada Association is conducting a no-holds barred attack on the Margin Tax Initiative Petition.
Read more (PDF: 144 KB)
New Jersey (large association)
The New Jersey Association has a new name and logo and is launching a new website in December.
Read more (PowerPoint: 2.86 MB)
New York (large association)
The New York State Association opposes a proposed mandate requiring sprinkler systems to be installed in all newly constructed one- and two-family homes as well as townhomes.
Read more (PDF: 199 KB)
North Carolina (large association)
The North Carolina Association has been engaged in the design, planning, rollout, and implementation of a statewide public and issues awareness campaign
Read more (PDF: 133 KB)
North Dakota (small association)
The North Dakota Association is campaigning to ban Transfer Taxes, and is preparing for the fifth anniversary of REALTOR® Ring Day.
Read more (PDF: 182 KB)
Ohio (large association)
The Ohio Association is concerned with three key areas: (1) NAR Core Standards, (2) OAR Governance structure/meetings, (3) Communications audit.
Read more (PDF: 128 KB)
Oklahoma (medium association)
The Oklahoma Association created an infographic that showcases why companies and families should locate there.
Read more (PDF: 37 KB)
View infographic (PDF: 1.11 MB)
Pennsylvania (large association)
The Pennsylvania Association set up a local association management service to help local associations maintain their independence, provide value, and meet NAR's Core Standards.
Read more (PDF: 926 KB)
South Dakota (small association)
The South Dakota Association had a successful second Leadership Academy and is improving its education offerings.
Read more (PDF: 228 KB)
Tennessee (large association)
The Tennessee Association took on a new initiative to increase RPAC contributions and helped raise over $53,000.
Read more (PDF: 75 KB)
Texas (large association)
The Texas Association examined their ability to go beyond membership to expand their REALTOR® base, increase PAC dollars, and raise their level of influence.
Read more (PDF: 87 KB)
Utah (medium association)
The Utah Association partnered with the Utah Clean Air Partnership to create a grant program to convert wood-burning stoves to cleaner sources of heat.
Read more (PDF: 113 KB)