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Fall 2005, Mastering Change

September 1, 2005: 

- Features -- 

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®

Challenge to MLS Access Denied

September 1, 2005: 

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.

What to tell members who want to help Hurricane Katrina relief efforts

June 1, 2005: 

State and local associations across the country have been inundated with calls from members wanting to contribute to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.

If you receive calls, here is some essential information to pass on.

First: Refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for members on the main hurricane relief page, which are frequently updated. You're free to post this FAQ at your association Web site.

Also, for associations, there's this info:

10 Great Member Service Ideas

June 1, 2005: 

by Bridget McCrea

REALTOR associations nationwide continually roll out new services and upgrade existing offerings, all in the name of keeping their members informed, up-to-date, and equipped with the most modern tools and resources. Here are some associations' latest and greatest developments.

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11 Ways to Encourage Members to Donate to Hurricane Relief

June 1, 2005: 

11 Ways to Encourage Members to Donate to Hurricane Relief

Associations are proving to be the backbone in the fundraising efforts for the REALTORS® Relief Foundation. Already, NAR has received nearly half a million dollars to be donated to relief funds established by the Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi associations of REALTORS.

So how are they doing it? Below are just some of the ways associations are driving members to action:

1. Offer to match member contributions.

Phones Ringing Off the Hook?

June 1, 2005: 

New technologies can help improve service to members over the phone.