Considering the launch of the REALTOR® Party and the heightened focus on political action leading up to the 2012 elections, it’s no surprise that an AE who embodies the REALTOR® association’s dedication to legislative advocacy is honored this year.
As we all know, most of us stumbled into this business from some other career. I know, I know, a few of us actually planned to make association management a career (yes, I’m looking at you, Scott Brunner), but that’s pretty rare. I don’t know about you, but stumbling into AE world has been one of the best things that ever happened to me. Here are five reasons why I love what I do for a living.
Combine these with specifics about your association’s unique benefits, charity work, discounts, and services, including home tours, state-run legal or technology hotlines, your homes magazine, the REALTOR® member roster, and the public side of your MLS, to create a convincing value statement.
16 steps to finding a life-changing mentor
Whether it’s your state AE, a neighboring AE, another business leader in your community, or someone you find online, experienced professionals are typically thrilled to be asked to share their advice. Here are some tips on securing a mentor and ensuring a long and mutually beneficial relationship.
5 things REALTOR® AEs need to know to effectively manage
Show me the money
Full-time REALTOR® association chief staff executives’ average annual base salary, 2010:
Median AE salary by association size, 2010:
Average 2010 REALTOR® association income & expenses
(fewer than 500 members)
Dues revenue: $71,763
Non-dues revenue: $75,811
Expense budget: $150,046