Spring 2013: Weigh Your Options

Which tech channels are your best bet?

In this technology issue, learn how to weigh your options: Which tech channels are the best bet for your association?

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In This Issue

Take a look at REALTOR® associations’ blogs from around the country and you might begin to question what a blog is after all and what it should be.

In about 2007, when REALTOR® associations first launched blogs,...

Hello from Minnesota, where we are still waiting for spring to arrive. Anybody want to join me back in sunny San Diego, home of this year’s AE Institute? And what an event 2013 AEI was! I was so impressed with the excellent work the AEI committee and NAR staff did.

As this is the technology issue of REALTOR® AE magazine, I went back to the committee and asked them what their...

The skills it takes to run a successful REALTOR® association are deep and constantly evolving. Today’s associations need social media expertise, consumer marketing know-how, and political skills they didn’t need just a few years ago. And who knows what new talent you’ll need in the next few years?

So how do you keep up: train existing employees, train yourself,...

As an AE for a small association, I am my own IT director. I make sure our computers and software are up-to-date and working properly, which they usually are. But a few weeks ago, my assistant’s computer went down, and along...

The 110-member Sequim Association of REALTORS®, Wash., proved itself a formidable foe to the state Department of Ecology when it came to local property owners’ water rights.

This past fall when a state rule was proposed that would change, limit, and charge fees for the amount of water residents could use on their property, the REALTOR® association asked, how do you plan to...

AEs attending the 2013 AE Institute, March 18-21, spoke with RAE about their latest successes and challenges.

 

Brenda Roney, RCE, AE, Carteret County Association of REALTORS®, N.C.:...

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ new day-long technology conference debuted in Fairfax, Va., on April 12 and will travel to seven cities throughout 2013. The conference is designed to teach attendees about cutting-edge technologies that are changing the real estate industry and how they can harness these to do more business.

Session presenters include NAR’s Nobu...

NAR’s national advertising efforts are now focused on the advocacy issues that affect REALTORS® and their clients’ ability to buy, sell, and own real estate. The newest campaign assures consumers that NAR is working hard to protect the dream and reality of home ownership for our families and our future.

A question posed by AEs from time to time is whether and how the REALTOR® marks may be used to identify AEs and other association staff.

The National Association’s constitution identifies eight classes of membership in the association, but only two of these classes—member boards and board members—are authorized to use the REALTOR® marks. Moreover, among board...

The following REALTOR® association executives have earned their Certified Association Executive designation (CAE) from the American Society of Association Executives.

Ryan Conrad, RCE, CAE. CEO, Lehigh Valley Association of REALTORS®, Pa.

Jennifer Pakula, JD, RCE, CAE, V.P. of Legal Affairs and Business Development, Oregon Association of...

Pat Bybee, RCE, respected and influential MLS executive, was killed in a car crash on March 13 outside of Boulder, Colo. Bybee was president and CEO of Metrolist, the largest MLS in Colorado, for 27 years...

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