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October 1, 2011
It shouldn’t be surprising that government affairs directors love social media. After all, their jobs involve persuading other people to act. From LinkedIn to Facebook to Twitter, social media and other communication technologies are amplifying GADs’ voices, helping them reach more REALTORS®, elected officials, and even members of the general public.
October 1, 2011
It wasn’t long after the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® was founded that the management professionals hired to run the state and local chapters realized the need to form their own group to advance their professional goals and meet the diverse needs of their members. And so, the Association Executives Committee was born in 1912. Since that time, the AEC has been integral in shaping the REALTOR® association management profession.
October 1, 2011
When Patricia (Pat) Connors began work at the Kent Washington Association of REALTORS®, Wash., in 1980 as the first paid staff member, she thought she was being hired as a secretary. She soon learned that she was actually the executive officer.
October 1, 2011
Although the Realtors Property ResourceTM (RPR) enjoys data partnerships with more than 325 MLSs, representing more than half a million REALTORS®, the NAR subsidiary “has recently hit a wall of entrenched attitudes and business models,” said RPR CEO Dale Ross on the RPR blog in August.
October 1, 2011
REALTORS® Federal Credit Union now offers two financing options for associations that wish to purchase REALTOR® NXT Wireless lockboxes from SentriLock, which is majority-owned by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
September 1, 2011

By Carolyn Schwaar


What would the real estate industry look like without the leadership of REALTOR® associations and volunteers?
September 1, 2011

By Melynn Sight
September 1, 2011

By Amy DuBose

Sometimes it’s hard to imagine how a local association can make a difference in the national scope of politics and change in our country. It often feels as if we’re too small to have an effect, have
too few resources, and even fewer hours in the day to devote to advocacy. With this mindset, no wonder so many small associations pass the responsibility of political advocacy on to larger or state associations.
September 1, 2011
A Q & A with Robert Broome
Over the past 11 years, Robert Broome, director of governmental affairs for the Atlanta Board of REALTORS® and the Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS®, has championed the REALTOR® -legislative and regulatory agenda. His twin passions for REALTOR® issues and politics have threaded themselves through his career as a GAD (formerly of the Tennessee Association of REALTORS®), a contract lobbyist, a public relations consultant, and a political consultant.
September 1, 2011
If you own a home, chances are you’ve invested more than money; you’re likely invested in the surrounding community, as well. Studies show that homeowners are more likely to be involved and engaged in local issues than renters. The schools and local retail shops grow in importance to homeowners as they become part of the fabric of
the neighborhood.

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