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What Is Minimum Service?

February 8, 2005: 

by F.P. Maxson

What services should consumers expect from a real estate brokerage? A number of states have begun taking legal and legislative action to answer this question.

Top 10 AE Tech Resources

January 1, 2005: 

Whether you want to know about the latest mobile communications gadgets to hit the market or you want to read up on the latest issues facing MLSs, REALTOR.org has the resources you need. Here are tools to keep you up-to-date on technology and the Web:

1. Web Wizards: These special reports look at new technologies and their impact on the real estate industry.

2. Field Guides: One-stop reference points on hot topics such as Technology for AEs, Redesigning Association Web Sites, and Choosing and Using a PDA.

Remember Life Before Board of Choice?

January 1, 2005: 

Those were the days. Our members had to join associations based on the location of their office. We could raise dues as much as we liked, whenever we liked. We could tell members what they wanted and needed. We could charge huge application fees and be as rude and nasty to members as we wanted. Customer service was the last thing on our minds. Then in 1994 Board of Choice (BOC) happened, and those days were gone forever.

Outreach Issue

January 1, 2005: 


Avenues of Influence

January 1, 2005: 

by Carolyn Schwaar

Whether it's to attract participation, influence activity, or create an impression, each association has its proven ways of reaching out to members.

Attract Members & Volunteers

Create a Mentor Program
Enlisting experienced members to support new members is a great way to get both generations involved in the association.

Big Bucks in Banner Ads

January 1, 2005: 

By Paul Beakley

Have you tapped your Web site’s revenue-generating potential? Many associations are enjoying a steady stream of non-dues revenue by offering banner advertising on their association Web sites and MLS public home-search sites.