Fall 2016: Make a Difference

35 Association Community Outreach Programs that Build, Beautify, and Inspire

Read about community outreach programs that build, beautify, and inspire in the Fall 2016 issue of REALTO® AE Magazine.

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In This Issue

REALTORS® and their associations contribute countless hours of community service, raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for local and national charities, raise awareness for a wide range of issues, and help grow, beautify, and enrich their communities in many ways. Read a sampling of the REALTOR® association–led community and consumer outreach efforts shaping communities nationwide.

Bill Brown, the 2017 president of the National Association of REALTORS®, announced four key goals that will be the focus of the next year, and urged local and state associations to get onboard with these goals. 

The National Association of REALTORS® negotiated a settlement on behalf of the real estate industry to end patent enforcement actions against real estate businesses that send email alerts when a website is updated with a property that matches a user’s criteria.

Organize your finances and make tax preparation easy with member savings on Intuit’s signature products: QuickBooks Self-Employed, a streamlined app for income and expense management, and TurboTax, America’s best-selling online tax software. These offerings are well-suited to meet the unique needs of real estate professionals

Traffic headaches, crash statistics, and possible solutions to it all were the focus of a transportation summit in Cape Coral, Fla., Sept. 30, sponsored by the Royal Palm Coast REALTOR® Association and the Streets Alive of SWFL.

The 58-member East Central South Dakota REALTORS® used a $15,000 Smart Growth Action Grant from the REALTOR® Party to bring in a planning expert to help the city of Brookings govern its own growth with a wise eye to the future. 

Lofty home-price growth and tight supply are leading to softening confidence among renters about whether it’s a good time to buy a home, according to the latest installment of the National Association of REALTORS® Housing Opportunities and Market Experience survey. 

Three REALTOR® association staff professionals recently earned the Certified Association Executive designation from the American Society of Association Executives: Wyndi Austin, RCE, CAE, director of marketing communications at the Southeast Valley Regional Association of REALTORS®, Arizona; Mike Barth, CAE, director of association services at the Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS®; and Thomas Larson, CAE, vice president of legal and public affairs at the Wisconsin REALTORS® Association. 


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