by Carolyn Schwaar
Pooling resources can be cost-effective and joint events can be convenient, but even in today’s weak economy, many small-association AEs cite a wide variety of reasons not to merge.
REALTOR® associations of all sizes have had to rethink their goals and identity in the face of challenging economic times. For many associations with fewer than 500 members, this has resulted in a reaffirmation of the importance of their small-board characteristics.
NAR Ramps Up Global Focus
New NAR outreach program for local associations complements REALTOR.com’s new international features.
More than $66 billion in U.S. residential real estate was sold to foreign buyers and recent immigrants in 2009, which represents 7 percent of the overall housing market, according to research by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
Local, State, & National Advocacy
Get On Board!
Better Advocacy Through Technology
From LinkedIn to Facebook to Twitter, social media and other communication technologies are amplifying GADs’ voices.
By Masha Zager
Which Candidates Deserve Your Support?
By C. Warren Wakeland and Carolyn Schwaar
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.
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
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: