State Leadership Idea Exchange Council: REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo 2016

The State Leadership Idea Exchange Council will meet Tuesday, May 10, 2016. After NAR Leadership addresses the group in the general session and the top ideas are exchanged, each state association will participate in small, medium, or large breakout sessions.

Missed the submission deadline for the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo? You can still bring up your idea during the Thursday breakout sessions or during the President/Presidents Elect Information Exchange held Friday, May 13 in the Empire Room of the Omni Shoreham. If you would like to present Friday at the President/Presidents Elect Information Exchange, please forward this form by Wednesday, April 27.  

View previous ideas:

From Conference & Expo (Nov. 2015)
From Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo (May 2015)

Ideas By State/Territory

Alabama  |  Alaska  |  Arizona  |  Arkansas  |  California  |  Colorado  |  Connecticut  |  Delaware  |  District of Columbia  |  Florida  |  Georgia  |  Guam  |  Hawaii  |  Idaho  |  Illinois  |  Indiana  |  Iowa  |  Kansas  |  Kentucky  |  Louisiana  |  Maine  |  Maryland  |  Massachusetts  |  Michigan  |  Minnesota  |  Mississippi  |  Missouri  |  Montana  |  Nebraska  |  Nevada  |  New Hampshire  |  New Jersey  |  New Mexico  |  New York  |  North Carolina  |  North Dakota  |  Ohio  |  Oklahoma  |  Oregon  |  Pennsylvania  |  Puerto Rico  |  Rhode Island  |  South Carolina  |  South Dakota  |  Tennessee  |  Texas  |  Utah  |  Vermont  |  Virgin Islands  |  Virginia  |  Washington  |  West Virginia  |  Wisconsin  |  Wyoming

For more information about any of the materials posted below, please click here to view state association contact details.

Arizona (large association)

AAR is is undertaking a public relations campaign to raise positive awareness about the REALTOR® brand as well as upping its education outreach and diversity efforts.

Read more (PDF: 262 KB)

California (large association)

The California Association has a fresh initiative geared towards new members including a new member meet-up, and is also developing its diversity efforts by developing a Latino Network.

Read more (PDF: 447 KB)

Florida (large association)

The Florida Association wants to run a pilot program with local and regional MLS to list on the MLS log-in page the button to respond to Calls for Action.

Read more (PDF: 321 KB)

Georgia (large association)

GAR's strategic planning committee met to plan for the future and used the DANGER Report as a guide. They launched to make advocacy efforts more accessible.

Read more (PDF: 144 KB)

Idaho (medium association)

Idaho REALTORS® is focused on actively engaging brokers through their Idaho Brokers Summits. There have been four already this year with four more to come.

Read more (PDF: 3.74 MB)

Illinois (large association)

Illinois REALTORS® created the Consulate Liaison Program which provides consulates and embassies in the state with relevant information, real estate trends, and other updates.

Read more (PDF: 205 KB)
Consulate Liaison Responsibilities (PDF: 332 KB)

Kansas (medium association)

The Kansas Association has dedicated its time and financial resources to their Keynote online education program.

Read more (PDF: 254 KB)

Kentucky (medium association)

KAR is focusing on its RPAC Day at the Races, the new LKAR Leadership Designation, and its annual broker summit.

Read more (DOC: 33 KB)

Louisiana (medium association)

The Louisiana Association continues to focus on its 24-hour overnight Leadership Summit which has now evolved into a key strategic event.

Read more (DOC: 13 KB)

Massachusetts (large association)

MAR has undertaken a special member communications plan to make sure REALTORS® are aware of scams and know what to do to remain safe.

Read more (PDF: 158 KB)

Michigan (large association)

Michigan REALTORS® launched a relief fund to support the City of Flint, a new Leadership Academy, and continues to grow its CE Marketplace. RPAC Major Investor events continue throughout the state.

Read more (PDF: 206 KB)

Mississippi (small association)

Mississippi REALTORS® President, Lisa Hollister, has traveled the state this spring delivering a REALTOR® advocacy course to all 21 boards in the state.

Read more (PDF: 5.19 MB)

New Jersey (large association)

The CEO and General Counsel testified before the NJ Real Estate Commission regarding the ability for real estate licensees to be independent contractors.

Read more (PDF: 82 KB)

New York (large association)

NYSAR is working on a comprehensive effort to enact a first-time homebuyer savings incentive program in New York State. 

Read more (PDF: 192 KB)

North Carolina (large association)

NC REALTORS® formed a Presidential Advisory Group late last year and is hoping to encourage members to distinguish themselves by joining a class of "super agents." 

Read more (PDF: 125 KB)

Ohio (large association)

The Ohio Association of REALTORS® is launching the inaugural class of its new Leadership Academy, conducting a review of its governance structure, and preparing to implement a new branding program.

Read more (PDF: 78 KB)

Oklahoma (medium association)

The Oklahoma Association has expanded its statewide conferences, is taking a new approach to public relations, and is continuing to see success with its GRI program.

Read more (PDF: 2.36 MB)

Pennsylvania (large association)

PAR is solidly committed to budgeting for an annual Congressional fly-in.

Read more (PDF: 142 KB)

South Dakota (small association)

The South Dakota Association is introduced the REALTOR® Gratitude Coin to recognize REALTOR® members who give their personal time, talents, and commitment to helping their local community.

Read more (PDF: 746 KB)

Tennessee (large association)

The Tennessee Association introduced ERMA, Tennessee's educational resource mobile app to help busy REALTORS® fulfill their CE requirements on the go.

Read more (PDF: 776 KB)

Texas (large association)

The Texas Association of REALTORS® created a new program to bring relevant and timely education to their local associations and brokers.

Read more (PDF: 141 KB)

Utah (medium association)

A new law now in effect has seen the UAR respond to the change by expanding their campaign services program, including new tools and services to help REALTOR®-friendly candidates.

Read more (PDF: 211 KB)

Washington (medium association)

Washington REALTORS® used its Gamechanger Grant to develop a community outreach/leadership development/board training program for community nonprofits, especially those involved in the housing sector.

Read more (PDF: 134 KB)