Summer 2007 Take Political Action
Picking a Winner
Tips and strategies from Realtor® association GADs on choosing candidates to back with your association’s support and money.
By C. Warren
Adopt these best practices from Realtor® association lobbyists to your political program. By Bridget McCrea
Know Your Issues
10 political hot button issues every association should know.
Although some areas of the country are experiencing dramatic real estate market fluctuations, others have not been so severely affected. This hasn’t stopped the national media from painting a universally grim picture from coast to coast. So in an effort to educate their community about true local conditions, many associations are launching their own public relations campaigns.
By Carolyn Schwaar
Ever feel clueless when members talk about new Web features or gadgets? Wish you could stay on top of technology trends without spending hours on the Web?
Here, tech geeks and Internet researchers from NAR’s Center for Realtor® Technology, REALTOR.org, Realtor® Magazine, and Information Central offer their favorite user-friendly technology news and trend sites. A brief visit every week or two, will help you can keep up on the latest tech trends.
Is running your association a 24-hour-a-day job? Do you bring projects home at night and go into the office on weekends? Can you even imagine leaving for a week’s vacation? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Association executives are renowned for their dedication. It’s important, though, not to fall down that slippery slope into workaholism.
By Carolyn schwaar
Attracting students to real estate schools has been a breeze in the past five years. The housing boom kept most prelicensing classes at capacity. But now, in the current market slowdown, association education directors are gearing up for a tougher time attracting professionals to a career in real estate. Here are some ways associations can keep their rosters full and stabilize their education program income.