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My REALTOR® Party Initiative NAR Taps Wisconsin AE to Lead National Political Advocacy Effort

January 1, 2011: 

The My REALTOR® Party Initiative—introduced at the August NAR Leadership Summit in Chicago—includes programs, consultants, and grants to enable every REALTOR® association to design its own customized package of community involvement and political leadership programs.

REALTOR AE magazine, contents Spring 2011

January 1, 2011: 

2011 Top Association Web Sites
The most effective sites—from the smallest REALTOR® associations to the nation’s largest—use focus and simplicity. By Carolyn Schwaar

24 of the Best
Judges chose the most creative, smart, and clever advertising and marketing pieces from REALTOR® associations nationwide.

A great year to be chair, seriously. By Steve Francks, AEC Chair

Briefing: REALTOR® association news, events, people, and programs.
By Carolyn Schwaar

5 Reasons I’m Glad to Be an AE

January 1, 2011: 

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:

Your Career: Curb Merger Job Stress

January 1, 2011: 

In his 25 years of executive recruiting for associations, Leonard Pfeiffer has placed CEOs into the top spots at dozens of new associations and MLSs created out of mergers. Here, he offers his advice to AEs facing the career uncertainty of a merger.

REALTOR AE magazine, contents Summer 2011

January 1, 2011: 

5 Reasons I'm Glad to Be an AE. By Steve Francks, AEC Chair

Briefing: REALTOR® association news, events, people, and programs.
By Carolyn


Getting It Done
REALTOR® AE magazine’s list issue is packed with timely tips, inspirational words, and valuable resources to help you run a successful association.

• Programs & Value

• Leadership & Outreach

• Management & People Skills

• Technology & Trends

Life After Your MLS

September 1, 2010: 

By Alice Martin

“What would I do without my MLS?” Many association AEs—from large and small boards—who rely on MLS income to support other association activities are mulling this uncomfortable thought.

Whether you believe your MLS may disappear based on MLS consolidation trends, or you want to be proactive and lower your MLS income-dependence for tax or other business purposes, weaning your association away from MLS reliance is a good, timely idea. Here are some basic steps you can start with today.