Breakthrough product & service ideas for an industry in which the game will never be the same.
Today REALTOR® associations must dig deep and break out of the norm to come up with exciting, trailblazing ideas to help their members thrive in a challenging market. To inspire REALTOR® associations to reach higher, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® CEO Dale Stinton launched a visionary program in 2009: the Game Changers Challenge.
Not getting along with your leadership? Is the pressure of that conflict, paired with diminished membership numbers and related dues income, causing sleepless nights, temper flare-ups, and exhaustion?
You are not alone. Stressful times can exacerbate personality conflicts and increase the likelihood of issues between professional staff and volunteer leaders. Ultimately, all of this strife can disrupt the efficient operation of your REALTOR® organization.
Bad times made worse
When I’m out in the field working at state and local REALTOR® associations, I see that technology is a blessing and a challenge for AEs and their members. Members want, and need, ongoing technology training to learn new applications, and AEs are continually looking for new ways to offer services in more efficient ways through the latest technology.
by Bridget McCrea
They say the best things in life are free. Nowhere is this more evident than online, where free software and utilities abound for organizations just like yours. From social networking platforms to Web security software to portals that allow you to post jobs and search for good candidates online, the Internet remains one of the last bastions for good, free stuff. Here are great new free* online services that you can start taking advantage of right now:
REALTOR® associations reveal the inspiration and challenges of embracing the world’s top social networking site.
Facebook is the most popular social networking site on the Internet and hundreds of REALTOR® associations are participating for the same reason: two-way communication with members. Through sites such as Facebook, associations are learning more than ever about what’s important to their members. Here’s more from REALTOR® associations on their Facebook initiatives.
MLSs Embrace Social Media
How are MLSs encouraging and enabling subscribers to take advantage of social media while ensuring that they follow MLS rules for posting listings online?
By Masha Zager
Mobile Apps as a Member Service
Savvy REALTOR® associations are creating smart phone applications as a member service, positioning themselves as top providers of real estate business-building technology.
By Carolyn Schwaar
Revenue, not MLS, fading.
By Dave Phillips, CAE, RCE, AEC Chair