Summer 2017: From Rookies to Veterans

Programs & services members need as their careers grow.

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As association executives, we would do well to exhibit fidelity to our members’ sense of community and cooperation. The challenges we face today are many, and they come from external and internal forces. 

Ginger Downs, RCE, CAE, the retiring CEO of the Chicago Association of REALTORS®, shares her wisdom about building strong member communities, trusting her YPN advisory board, and more

At this year’s Leadership Summit in Chicago, NAR President-Elect Elizabeth Mendenhall will promote to volunteer leaders September 28 as Dale Stinton AE Appreciation Day. Named in honor of outgoing NAR CEO Dale Stinton and planned on his 36th anniversary with NAR, the day is an opportunity for volunteer leaders to let their AEs know that they appreciate their services and the support they...

The NAR Board of Directors in May voted to update the NAR Lockbox Security Requirements to reflect current practices and technology including the use of temporary access codes, opening lockboxes with mobile devices, security protocols to protect against cyberattacks, and consideration of criminal history when issuing keys. 

NAR Tech Edge events teach REALTORS® the latest business technology skills and trends changing the real estate industry.

A Kansas court found that an MLS had the discretion to reject an application from a real estate brokerage firm seeking to participate in the MLS because the broker did not meet the non-REALTOR® participant requirements. 

These 11 REALTOR® AEs earned their REALTOR® association Certified Executive designation after an extensive course of study and exam.

The Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS® redesigned its site,, to offer a three-audience experience, recognizing the distinct audiences for Northern Virginia real estate information. 

My Florida Regional MLS, one of the five largest MLSs in the country with more than 50,000 subscribers serving the central Florida region, launched a redesigned consumer-facing website at (Florida is the 27th state of the union.) 

We have all been there: That moment when you know your life will never be the same. My own experience has made me a more compassionate AE.

As part of an initiative to raise the profile of the U.S. as a real estate investment opportunity and to promote the expertise of REALTORS®, NAR partnered with 11 local and state REALTOR® associations this past spring in the NAR-USA Pavilion at MIPIM in Cannes, France. 

From staff search to strategic planning, take advantage of expanding services for state and local associations.
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