February 22, 2019

Welcome new REALTOR® Association Executives!

Regardless of how long you’ve been on the job – whether it’s been five days or five months – you’ve probably realized by now that your career in REALTOR association management is full of special rewards and challenges. The scope of your job is broad and your responsibilities can seem to be never-ending. Sometimes just knowing where to start is the hard part, but be assured, help is here.

Below you will find a checklist of job functions and responsibilities that can guide you through your first weeks and months on the job. You’ll also find invaluable advice from your peers, which supports the commonly held belief among AEs that you can learn more from your AE peers than from any textbook or class. There’s also a multitude of information on policies and procedures, references, and resources that will help you today as you’re learning the ropes and that will serve as a valuable reference for many years to come.

Table of Contents:

Checklist for New Association Executives
This checklist includes general job functions and guidelines listed in chronological order but not necessarily in priority order.

Advice From Your Peers
Practical advice from seasoned AEs on financial matters, handling change, relationships, communications, and travel.

Important Definitions and Acronyms
Become familiar with REALTOR association lingo and real estate terminology.

NAR Essential Policies and Procedures
Get to know the NAR membership, MLS, fair housing, code of ethics, and more essential policies.

Get to Know the NAR staff
The NAR Staff Directory: Searchable by name, department, and area of expertise.

References and Resources
Where to find more information and guidance on nearly any AE topic.

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