How new technology tools and innovations will impact Realtor® associations.
A conversation with Mark Lesswing, vice president of NAR’s Center for Realtor® Technology on how technology tools and innovations will impact associations.
What impact will Wi-Fi computing have on associations?
Wireless connectivity has become an integral part of every day business for members. Therefore, it is essential for associations to demonstrate that they are "connected."
by Dan Rafter
Legislative impact: New political advocacy strategies help even small associations battle harmful New regulations and taxes.
Clyde Goodbread was asking a lot from the 290 members of the Amelia Island-Nassau County Association of Realtors , Fla. Goodbread, executive vice president of the association, needed members to agree to a nearly 100 percent increase in their yearly membership dues to hire a full-time government affairs director.
Forward-looking real estate industry pundits predict the future of your association and how to plan for smooth sailing today.
When you did strategic planning five years ago, did you foresee today’s still-booming market? Did you conceive of today’s alternative online business models or the threat of banks trying to get into real estate?
I can’t tell you how many times over the years I’ve felt like road kill on the information highway. Just about the time I figure out how to drive one new tool, another comes along. I was in total technology panic at the Association Executives Institute in Vancouver when Terry Penza told us she would be using text messaging for emergencies. Thank God we didn’t have any! I still haven’t figured out how to text a message, but I’m working on it.
Associations take grassroots action to keep the pressure on lawmakers to pass the Small Business Health Fairness Act.
State and local associations are following the National Association of Realtors¨' lead in turning up pressure on their congressional representatives to support the Small Business Health Fairness Act, H.R. 525/S.406. The legislation would give independent contractors--the largest segment of real estate practitioners--access to affordable group health insurance.
Hurricane relief efforts nationwide show the dedicated spirit and housing know-how of the Realtor® community.
Executives at state and local Realtor® associations mobilized their staff quickly to coordinate relief efforts for survivors after Hurricane Katrina hit in late August.