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Get Tech Savvy in 20 Minutes a Week

January 1, 2007: 

By Carolyn Schwaar

Ever feel clueless when members talk about new Web features or gadgets? Wish you could stay on top of technology trends without spending hours on the Web?

Here, tech geeks and Internet researchers from NAR’s Center for Realtor® Technology, REALTOR.org, Realtor® Magazine, and Information Central offer their favorite user-friendly technology news and trend sites. A brief visit every week or two, will help you can keep up on the latest tech trends.

Achieve Work-Life Balance

January 1, 2007: 

Is running your association a 24-hour-a-day job? Do you bring projects home at night and go into the office on weekends? Can you even imagine leaving for a week’s vacation? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Association executives are renowned for their dedication. It’s important, though, not to fall down that slippery slope into workaholism.

Promotions: Market Education

January 1, 2007: 

By Carolyn schwaar

Attracting students to real estate schools has been a breeze in the past five years. The housing boom kept most prelicensing classes at capacity. But now, in the current market slowdown, association education directors are gearing up for a tougher time attracting professionals to a career in real estate. Here are some ways associations can keep their rosters full and stabilize their education program income.

Balancing Leadership with Diversity

January 1, 2007: 

A Diverse Viewpoint
How can AEs help association leaders understand the extent to which diversity in the board room will help balance the organization’s services?

John F. Kennedy said, “The wave of the future is not the conquest of the world by a single dogmatic creed, but the liberation of the diverse energies of free nations and free men.”

Political Priority: Involvement at all levels

January 1, 2007: 

I’ll never forget the slogan I saw on a poster in an Ohio state representative’s office when I was visiting for a state legislative conference years ago: “No person’s life, liberty, or pursuit of happiness is safe as long as the legislature is in session.”