If you want to know what your young members want, ask them. REALTOR® AE magazine’s August survey of nearly 200 REALTORS® under 40 from across the country found that they have a wealth of opinions about what their associations should offer. They have creative ideas to improve participation and efficiency. And they want to be involved. But nearly 20 percent say their association’s volunteer and leadership opportunities are not open equally to members of all ages.
The REALTOR® Party Initiative is more than campaigns and political advocacy. It helps REALTOR® associations take the lead in assisting working families with affordable housing.
The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® recently expanded its communication team by hiring two new social media experts: Heather Elias as director of social business practice and Nobu Hata as director of digital engagement.
More than 18,000 members and guests are expected to attend the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in sunny Orlando, Fla., November 9–12. The education and motivational offerings at the gathering are designed to help REALTORS® make the most of the current market and gain an edge over the competition. There’s also plenty of programming just for AEs, including these highlights.
From Nov. 9 through Nov. 12, 2012, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ conference live Web site (REALTOR.org/ConferenceLive) will offer news, social networking buzz, attendee commentary, speaker interviews, and trade show footage for REALTOR® Conference & Expo attendees and those who are unable to attend the Orlando gathering.
The Mentor Program, launching soon, will allow AEs to connect with other, more seasoned AEs for guidance, advice, and support—whether they are new to the REALTOR® association management business or are simply experiencing challenges.