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Bar Code Yourself

January 1, 2011: 

Regarded as the missing link between the real world and the Internet, these bar codes (which deliver up to 4,026 characters of text or link to a Web page when photographed by a mobile phone) are steadily becoming mainstream.

Small Board: Bigger Isn’t Always Better

January 1, 2011: 

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.

Briefing: AE news, Winter 2011

January 1, 2011: 

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®

Fall 2011 topics

January 1, 2011: 

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

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