MLS and REALTOR® association chief executives and senior staff are among the most important people in real estate, according to Inman News’ “100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders: 2011,” released in December.
Only 20.8 percent of trade association executives are confident about the U.S. economy, according to a study by Association Trends.
After receiving its degree-granting authority in February from the Illinois Board of Higher Education, REALTOR® University, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ online education resource, began classes in its new masters degree program. RU is projecting 270 course takers in 2012.
To demonstrate the value of membership, NAR launched an online calculator that enables members to add up all the savings they receive from their many membership benefits, such as: free education, car rental discounts, free listings on REALTOR.com, dental insurance discounts, and much more.
In November, a federal judge approved a $2.38 million settlement in the antitrust case involving Pittsburgh-based West Penn Multi-List Inc.
Members of the Plymouth and South Shore Association of REALTORS® (PASS), Mass., came together for a social and charity event, the REALTORS® Got Talent variety show, to raise money for the Homes for Our Troops organization, which builds specially adapted homes for injured servicemen and servicewomen returning from combat at no cost to the recipient.