By Masha Zager
Is a virtual trade show for you? Thanks to a growing variety of virtual-event software vendors, a more receptive (and time-crunched) audience, and statistics that show
massive time and money savings for exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees alike, virtual events are becoming viable options for associations.
By Kelly Quigley
Reading books and taking classes go only so far in preparing you to be an association executive. The most valuable career guidance comes from successful colleagues who’ve been in the profession long enough to put things into perspective. Here, recipients of the prestigious William R. Magel Award of Excellence share wisdom with those fresh to the field of Realtor® association management.
By Carolyn Schwaar
Continuing education isn’t just for members. Whether you’re just starting out in association management or you’ve been doing it for decades, professional development keeps your skills sharp and your practices relevant. For less-experienced association executives, NAR’s professional development opportunities are critical; there’s nowhere else you can learn how to be a better Realtor® AE.
Now may be the best time to approach your board of directors or boss for that big raise. Although an annual 3 to 5 percent raise is the average in the U.S., real estate has had an exceptionally good run, driving up memberships and increasing demand for association services and products. Here are 10 tips for getting the raise you deserve:
1. List all programs, activities, and services of the association. (Refer to the Program Budget Worksheet online at REALTOR.org for examples of what should be included.)
2. Have all staff members estimate the number of annual hours spent on each program, activity, or service.
Do You Teach Enough?
Associations rev up education to draw members’ interest and increase revenue. By Elaine Gast
Not Just for Members Anymore
When associations offer programs for consumers, members reap the long-term rewards.
By G. M. Filisko