On May 17, nearly 14,000 REALTORS® from all over the United States gathered at the base of the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., to rally for the American Dream of home ownership.
The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® board of directors acknowledged the growing complexity of MLS technology issues by creating an MLS Technology and Emerging Issues Subcommittee that will anticipate and analyze MLS technology issues.
Even with the ubiquity of virtual and brokerage video tours, the traditional MLS caravan (where agents drive their own cars to visit listings in person en masse) is alive and well in many parts of the country. Some members say previewing properties in person is the best way to keep their finger on the pulse of the local real estate market.
The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® awarded grants totaling more than $60,000 to 19 state and local REALTOR® associations through the Housing Opportunity Program this year.
Over the past five years, REALTOR® association leadership training has matured beyond the annual retreat for a handful of leadership team members.
Without leadership, change is slow and organizations stagnate or, worse, fail. Yet effective management alone isn’t enough. Leaders with vision, courage, and zeal must propel their organizations forward. These leaders must be identified, encouraged, and given opportunities to hone their skills. This is where leadership training comes in.