It wasn’t long after the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® was founded that the management professionals hired to run the state and local chapters realized the need to form their own group to advance their professional goals and meet the diverse needs of their members. And so, the Association Executives Committee was born in 1912. Since that time, the AEC has been integral in shaping the REALTOR® association management profession.
Although the Realtors Property ResourceTM (RPR) enjoys data partnerships with more than 325 MLSs, representing more than half a million REALTORS®, the NAR subsidiary “has recently hit a wall of entrenched attitudes and business models,” said RPR CEO Dale Ross on the RPR blog in August.
By Carolyn Schwaar
What would the real estate industry look like without the leadership of REALTOR® associations and volunteers?
By Melynn Sight
By Amy DuBose
Sometimes it’s hard to imagine how a local association can make a difference in the national scope of politics and change in our country. It often feels as if we’re too small to have an effect, have
too few resources, and even fewer hours in the day to devote to advocacy. With this mindset, no wonder so many small associations pass the responsibility of political advocacy on to larger or state associations.
A Q & A with Robert Broome
Over the past 11 years, Robert Broome, director of governmental affairs for the Atlanta Board of REALTORS® and the Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS®, has championed the REALTOR® -legislative and regulatory agenda. His twin passions for REALTOR® issues and politics have threaded themselves through his career as a GAD (formerly of the Tennessee Association of REALTORS®), a contract lobbyist, a public relations consultant, and a political consultant.