Every year, the State Leadership Information Exchange Council meets at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C., to discuss innovative association programs going on at other state REALTOR® associations. The goal is to share information and adopt programs that have proven successful. This year, six programs that had universal appeal were presented to the group.
The Illinois Association of REALTORS® presented its successful Consulate Liaison Program, which is an outreach effort to provide relevant industry information, real estate trends, and other updates to international consulate representatives from dozens of countries.
The Louisiana Association of REALTORS® presents its day-and-a-half leadership retreat that brings together state executive committee and local board officers and AEs. The meeting originally began as a Core Standards preparation meeting, but participants recognized the value of making the event an annual gathering.
The South Dakota Association of REALTORS® presented its REALTOR® Gratitude Coin, a custom-minted metal coin that members receive for giving their personal time, talents, and commitment to helping their local community. Recipients are encouraged to “pay it forward” to another deserving individual in hope of creating a continuous chain of gratitude from one REALTOR® to another.
The Mississippi Association of REALTORS® presented its innovative “I Pledge Allegiance” introduction to REALTOR® advocacy program for new members.
The Tennessee Association of REALTORS® presented its Educational Resource Mobile App (ERMA), pictured left, that helps members find the courses they need for professional development and CE credit.
The Washington REALTORS® Association presented its board training program for community nonprofits. The association will use its management expertise and draw on outside speakers to train community groups on the skills and concepts that are common to most if not all nonprofit organizations with a specific goal of encouraging REALTORS® to get involved in community affairs at a leadership level.
Contact these state associations for more details on their successful programs.