In This Issue
The national REALTOR® Leadership Program,* launched just a year ago, has already produced dozens of dedicated, motivated, and prepared volunteer leaders. The leadership experts chosen (and trained) to conduct the program at state and local associations and national meetings have learned a lot, too.
REALTOR® AE features four outstanding association volunteers who are working with passion and enthusiasm for the REALTOR® mission.
Leaders are everywhere. They reside in every city, every position, and every organization. Leaders are employees and volunteers; men and women; old and young. Leadership knows no ethnic, cultural, racial, or religious bounds. Just look around you.
The Young Professionals Network of the Greater Nashville Association of REALTORS® proves that the industry’s youngest members are not just about light-hearted happy hours: They can take on serious issues, raise serious funds, and throw a seriously great party!
For a people pleaser like me, the first question that comes to mind in the aftermath of an enraged-member encounter is: “Is it me?” Is there something I could have done that could have prevented this member’s flash point?
Sometimes it’s great to be “where everybody knows your name,” but for some small associations, the cozy dynamic between volunteer leaders and association staff can veer into “too close for comfort” if you’re not careful.
Although the real estate industry is in a slow but steady climb in parts of the country, other areas are still struggling to recover.
Managing the risk of operating Web sites that allow third parties to display content requires not only sound business skills but also knowledge of the special laws that govern the application of liability to the operators of such sites.
Terry Penza is the 2012 recipient of the William R. Magel Award for excellence in REALTOR® association management, in part for how she leads her association on a continuous adventure, keeping pace with changes in the industry.
“The Direct Connection to Growing Better Leaders” is NAR’s Association Leadership Development (ALD) department’s vision. It is the underlying impetus that drives the programs, products, and services that NAR offers for local and state association staff and volunteer leaders.
A little more than a year ago, a tornado ripped through Joplin, Mo., claiming 161 lives and destroying real estate offices and housing inventory.
In the first training of its kind, four associations from Iowa and Illinois met in April to receive instruction from Bryan Wahl, NAR political consultant, on how local associations can tap into the wide array of resources available through the My REALTOR® Party (MRP) program.
The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ 2012 Profile of International Home Buying Activity, released in June, shows that 52 percent of REALTORS® had at least one international transaction in the past year.
NAR’s 2012 Leadership Academy is producing a card game called “Mind the Gap” to help bridge the generational divide between REALTORS®.
Seven AEs earned their Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Chicago in a program sponsored by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
Without leadership, change is slow and organizations stagnate or, worse, fail. Yet effective management alone isn’t enough. Leaders with vision, courage, and zeal must propel their organizations forward. These leaders must be identified, encouraged, and given opportunities to hone their skills. This is where leadership training comes in.
Over the past five years, REALTOR® association leadership training has matured beyond the annual retreat for a handful of leadership team members.
The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® awarded grants totaling more than $60,000 to 19 state and local REALTOR® associations through the Housing Opportunity Program this year.
Even with the ubiquity of virtual and brokerage video tours, the traditional MLS caravan (where agents drive their own cars to visit listings in person en masse) is alive and well in many parts of the country. Some members say previewing properties in person is the best way to keep their finger on the pulse of the local real estate market.
The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® board of directors acknowledged the growing complexity of MLS technology issues by creating an MLS Technology and Emerging Issues Subcommittee that will anticipate and analyze MLS technology issues.
On May 17, nearly 14,000 REALTORS® from all over the United States gathered at the base of the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., to rally for the American Dream of home ownership.
Nearly 450 Ohio REALTORS®, family, and friends cleaned, painted, pruned, and planted in June as part of the Columbus Board of REALTORS®’ eighth annual REALTOR® Care Day, helping improve homes in 21 surrounding areas.
The Wisconsin REALTORS® Association rolled out a new 18-minute member benefits video covering everything from advocacy to education.
These 20 REALTOR® association executives earned their RCE (Realtor® association Certified Executive) designation after an extensive course of study and exam in March.