As Terry McDermott closed in on his final months as NAR’s chief executive, he sat down with RAE magazine to share his thoughts on how association executives, association management, and the REALTOR® organization can be more successful in reaching out to members and improving the real estate industry.
By Lisa Walker & Norman Clark
"To transform an organization, one first must transform individuals. In an association, this may mean transforming yourself first."
Developing associations into leadership organizations takes more than reading an inspirational book or attending a high-powered seminar.
Organizational leadership requires that people move away from behaviors that stifle individual initiative and accountability and adopt behaviors that promote individual and group effectiveness.
In the push to train the flood of new real estate licensees, associations and brokerages are forming a united front to get rookies up to speed.
By Julie Sturgeon & Carolyn Schwaar
Going from being a busy, successful Realtor® to being a busy, successful Realtor® elected to serve as president of a local association isn’t for the fainthearted.
Although most association presidents report that they walk into their volunteer position with eyes wide open, it still comes with its share of surprises. Here, Realtor® elected leaders share the lessons learned in their year as president and offer advice for the leaders of tomorrow.
Take the time to plan and learn
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Your Association in Five Years
Forward-looking real estate industry pundits predict the future of your association and how to plan for smooth sailing today.
By Gabriella M. Filisko
Grow Rookies into Skillful REALTORS®
By F. P. Maxson
In a victory for Realtor® associations and the MLSs they operate, a Wisconsin federal court has rejected a challenge to a requirement that only members of a Realtor®
association may participate in the multiple listing service.