Spring 2012: Tech Tools

Organize, manage, and get the most out of them.

The Spring 2012 issue of REALTOR® AE introduces the winners of the Best Association Web Site Contest; spotlights technology to help associations and their AEs gain an edge; and updates AEs on major NAR initiatives and campaigns.

In This Issue

Adapting to new technologies isn’t a choice for association executives; it’s a necessity. Beyond the charge of managing effective associations, we serve an important role model function for our members. REALTORS® look to us for best practices involving which tech tools we use and how we employ them in our daily business practices.

With its first full year under its belt, RAMCO announced it is revising its implementation package plan, updating the fee structure, and expanding its training staff. RAMCO is an association management software system developed as a project of the Association Executives Council of NAR to meet the specific, unique needs of the executives and staff of REALTOR® associations.

Wyndi Austin, director of marketing at the SouthEast Valley Regional Association of REALTORS®, Ariz., will dine with President Barack Obama after winning the honor by entering the “Dine with Obama” fund-raising raffle.

Tracy Lee Elmore, 48, association executive of the Sussex County Association of REALTORS®, Md.; David “Sandy” Hendrick, 68, former AE of the Central Oregon Association of REALTORS®; Ken Motta, 78, CEO of Yuma Association of REALTORS®, Ariz.

Tablet computers, especially the iPad—and the applications created specifically for them—are revolutionizing the way association executives get things done. RAE asked AEs for the top tablet computer and smart phone applications that have changed the way they work.

If you think running a REALTOR® association is enough of a technological challenge, Reggie McCrary, RCE, EVP of the Atlanta Board of REALTORS®, runs six REALTOR® associations and a full-service real estate school. Learn what advice he offers AEs on using technology for project management.

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