Powered by Google

Search form

Articles

March 1, 2007

By Carolyn Schwaar

Do you overburden your members with e-mail? This convenient and cost-effective way to communicate with members is often overused, associations report, to the extent that members block association e-mail and plead to be opted-out. So what’s the critical balance between keeping members informed and overloading their inboxes?

Bundle Your Message
March 1, 2007

By David Staebler

Once a factual tool shared by brokers, MLSs recently have been called upon to reach a new audience—consumers. Can MLSs maintain the integrity of their traditional role while simultaneously evolving as a marketing tool?
March 1, 2007

By F.P. Maxson

Have a document retention policy at your association? Never thought about it? Well, there are now new reasons you should. First, the recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) increase the need for an association to adopt a policy. Second, a good document retention system is an effective risk management tool.
January 1, 2007

Across the country, Realtor® organizations are shaping the outcomes of legislation and regulation on a wide variety of issues.
So what hot topics should set off your e-mail campaigns to legislators and get you to mobilize members? Here are 10 important issues you should know and what some associations are doing about them.Taxes on Real Estate Commissions
Dozens of state associations continue to fight off lawmakers’ efforts to tax real estate commissions.
January 1, 2007

By Isham Jones, NAR Legal Dept.

Festive to

Fatal

Picture this: Your association hosts its annual holiday party for members and affiliates. An attendee drinks too much alcohol, gets behind the wheel of her car, and causes a fatal accident. The association faces legal action.

It’s a dreadful scenario to imagine, but for one Realtor® association, this was reality.
January 1, 2007

By Carolyn Schwaar

Finance Q&A

If there’s one task many association executives feel ill prepared to handle, it’s budgeting. The legal and technical aspects of financial accounting can be tricky, and the abundance of paperwork can be confusing. RAE asked AEs to send in their financial questions and had NAR finance chief John Pierpoint offer his advice.
January 1, 2007

Web Site Redo
Here’s what to look for in a development company when it’s time to overhaul your association’s Web site.

By Bridget

McCrea
January 1, 2007
January 1, 2007

“Balance” is probably the biggest single challenge association executives face—balancing staff with elected leadership; programs, activities, and services with member-demographic needs; and the different personalities and priorities of members on our committees. Without the right balance in each area, committees will not meet their goals, staff or members will become frustrated with each other, and, most important, the services the association offers will suffer.
January 1, 2007

Bridging the Age Gap
How can AEs overcome multigenerational issues and create synergy among four generations of members?

Pages