Tablet computers, especially the iPad—and the applications created specifically for them—are revolutionizing the way association executives get things done. RAE asked AEs for the top tablet computer and smart phone applications that have changed the way they work.
The effect of social media Web sites and blogs on association Web sites is clear: Across all association sizes, member-focused Web sites have become simpler and more member-focused.
Tracy Lee Elmore, 48, association executive of the Sussex County Association of REALTORS®, Md.; David “Sandy” Hendrick, 68, former AE of the Central Oregon Association of REALTORS®; Ken Motta, 78, CEO of Yuma Association of REALTORS®, Ariz.
In May 2012, Cindy Butts, CAE, RCE, CEO of the Maine Association of REALTORS®, will move on to new career opportunities. Butts offers advice to fellow AEs after 24 years in the REALTOR organization.
Wyndi Austin, director of marketing at the SouthEast Valley Regional Association of REALTORS®, Ariz., will dine with President Barack Obama after winning the honor by entering the “Dine with Obama” fund-raising raffle.
Kim Cox, CEO of the 419-member Ozark Gateway Association of REALTORS® in Joplin, Mo., received the Terry McDermott Community Leadership Award during the AE Institute in March.
The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® in March awarded more than $200,000 to 11 REALTOR® associations for their outstanding real estate public policy or advocacy ideas, as part of the My REALTOR® Party Game Changer program.
This spring at the Midyear Meetings, about 100 -REALTOR® association AEs and their elected leaders are expected to participate in the Pinnacle Group Project, a new training and coaching initiative designed, developed, and supported by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, to promote a wide range of organizational skills.
The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ ethics requirement gives members until Dec. 31, 2012, to take an approved ethics course. Associations are doing everything they can to avoid holding eleventh-hour ethics courses for hundreds, or even thousands, of members in December.
Topics: Code of Ethics
Adapting to new technologies isn’t a choice for association executives; it’s a necessity.