Winter 2013: Managing Your Association's Money in Today's Economy

How to save back-up funds, connect your budget with your strategic plan, and explore money-making strategies for your association in today's economy.

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This will be a great year for real estate. Most of us are fortunate to work in real estate markets that are experiencing some growth. And our members are happy about that. Soon we will log more transaction units and volume per REALTOR® than we have seen for a long time.

Many association volunteer leaders think your job as AE is easy, and maybe you’re even overpaid. Yet, even if your board members value you, it’s still a good strategy to prove your worth every day.

“The goal is to make every REALTOR® association across America a campaign headquarters for home ownership and private property rights.” Those words from Dale Stinton, CEO, of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® may sound like a tall order, but the REALTOR® Party Initiative made significant progress in doing just that in its first year of operation.

Every state and local REALTOR® association is invited to join NAR in celebrating the centennial of the Code of Ethics. NAR’s yearlong celebration kicked off at the REALTORS® Conference in November and includes communications and events throughout 2013. State and local associations can participate in, and mirror, NAR’s efforts on the local level in a number of ways.

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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