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MLS OUTLOOK: Rethinking MLS revenue

January 1, 2006: 

Data for Dollars?
Uses for MLS data run the gamut, but who’s selling what to whome these days?

Take Members to a New Level

January 1, 2006: 

Risk management is consistently cited by Realtors® as a key business concern. That’s why to help our members better manage their risk, the San Diego Association of Realtors® created a comprehensive, custom education program, the Risk Management Specialist (RMS) certification. (Editor’s Note: The certification is neither affiliated with nor endorsed by NAR.)

The Realtor®-Habitat Gulf Coast Recovery Effort

January 1, 2006: 

NAR’s Operation Home Delivery is moving forward quickly with 18 state associations, as of July 19, contributing their $70,000 to sponsor a Habitat for Humanity house in the Gulf Region. Since NAR President Tom Stevens issued the challenge at the Association Executives Institute in Reno in April, NAR has received a great deal of positive feedback and support, said Amy Eichhorst, manager of NAR’s Housing Opportunity Program.

The Way I See It

January 1, 2006: 

by Robert Golden, AEC Chair 2006

The 2006 NAR Association Executives Institute has come and gone, and it was a great one. Thanks to David Phillips and the entire AEI board for putting together an excellent event. I really enjoyed Reno, particularly the Lake Tahoe area, which is such a beautiful part of our country. I know that many of us found the Reno Hilton to be a bit “dated,” but then again we’re all so spoiled with the many phenomenal hotels and resorts we visit. (Last I heard there were still AEs in the casino.)

10 reasons to earn your RCE designation

January 1, 2006: 

It energizes you. “It got my creative juices flowing again. The wealth of knowledge gained by reviewing all the information to prepare for the exam was a great refresher and motivator. I’m proud to have earned the designation and encourage others to ‘Just Do It.’ ”
—Pamela Krieter, rce, Realtor® Association of West/South Suburban Chicagoland

12 Tips for Increasing Members’ Professionalism

January 1, 2006: 

1. Promote Pride
Make it a strategic initiative at your association to enhance the REALTOR image by enhancing members’ pride in being a REALTOR. Put this on par with helping members make money.

2. Publish Pride Stories
Feature a regular column on professionalism in your publications. It can detail best practices and recognize members for their exemplary ethical conduct. At the West Michigan Lakeshore Association of REALTORS, we dedicate an entire issue of our quarterly magazine to professionalism every year.