Even with the ubiquity of virtual and brokerage video tours, the traditional MLS caravan (where agents drive their own cars to visit listings in person en masse) is alive and well in many parts of the country. Some members say previewing properties in person is the best way to keep their finger on the pulse of the local real estate market.
The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® awarded grants totaling more than $60,000 to 19 state and local REALTOR® associations through the Housing Opportunity Program this year.
Over the past five years, REALTOR® association leadership training has matured beyond the annual retreat for a handful of leadership team members.
Without leadership, change is slow and organizations stagnate or, worse, fail. Yet effective management alone isn’t enough. Leaders with vision, courage, and zeal must propel their organizations forward. These leaders must be identified, encouraged, and given opportunities to hone their skills. This is where leadership training comes in.
Seven AEs earned their Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Chicago in a program sponsored by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
NAR’s 2012 Leadership Academy is producing a card game called “Mind the Gap” to help bridge the generational divide between REALTORS®.
The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ 2012 Profile of International Home Buying Activity, released in June, shows that 52 percent of REALTORS® had at least one international transaction in the past year.
In the first training of its kind, four associations from Iowa and Illinois met in April to receive instruction from Bryan Wahl, NAR political consultant, on how local associations can tap into the wide array of resources available through the My REALTOR® Party (MRP) program.
“The Direct Connection to Growing Better Leaders” is NAR’s Association Leadership Development (ALD) department’s vision. It is the underlying impetus that drives the programs, products, and services that NAR offers for local and state association staff and volunteer leaders.
Leaders are everywhere. They reside in every city, every position, and every organization. Leaders are employees and volunteers; men and women; old and young. Leadership knows no ethnic, cultural, racial, or religious bounds. Just look around you.