“The goal is to make every REALTOR® association across America a campaign headquarters for home ownership and private property rights.” Those words from Dale Stinton, CEO, of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® may sound like a tall order, but the REALTOR® Party Initiative made significant progress in doing just that in its first year of operation.
Many association volunteer leaders think your job as AE is easy, and maybe you’re even overpaid. Yet, even if your board members value you, it’s still a good strategy to prove your worth every day.
This will be a great year for real estate. Most of us are fortunate to work in real estate markets that are experiencing some growth. And our members are happy about that. Soon we will log more transaction units and volume per REALTOR® than we have seen for a long time.
Is more money going out than is coming in? Are you looking to raise dues because of a budget deficit? Are staff working harder than they have to in order to meet their goals?
An effective strategic plan drives all association decisions—from services to structure to budgets.
How big is your reserve account? That’s a question you probably felt more comfortable answering before 2008, when membership took a dive, dragging revenue down with it. Now that we are all comfortable with the “new normal” of scarcity, what should a reserve profile look like?