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Chicago Area Associations Plan Merger

July 1, 2011: 

The Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® (MORe) and the REALTOR® Association of Northwest Chicagoland (RANWC) announced merger plans in May, pending member approval.

Association Sponsors Smart Phone Safety App for Members

July 1, 2011: 

The Iowa Association of REALTORS® has partnered with a safety company to implement the Moby app, which enables REALTORS® to display their exact location to coworkers, regularly check in, and send an alert if they are in trouble.

Associations Respond with Tornado Aid

July 1, 2011: 

The REALTORS® Relief Foundation continues to raise funds to provide financial assistance to organizations in the Midwest and Southern United States, helping households impacted by the springtime tornadoes.

NAR Brokers $7.5M Patent License Opportunity

July 1, 2011: 

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® is moving forward with a negotiated licensing opportunity on behalf of the real estate industry with CIVIX-DDI, LLC, the owner of technology patents at issue in several lawsuits against MLSs in the past few years.

Data Fields to Lure More Buyers

July 1, 2011: 

MLSs eye tools to supplement property data with extras

Clayton Awarded Magel

July 1, 2011: 

Considering the launch of the REALTOR® Party and the heightened focus on political action leading up to the 2012 elections, it’s no surprise that an AE who embodies the REALTOR® association’s dedication to legislative advocacy is honored this year.

5 Reasons I’m Glad to Be an AE

July 1, 2011: 

As we all know, most of us stumbled into this business from some other career. I know, I know, a few of us actually planned to make association management a career (yes, I’m looking at you, Scott Brunner), but that’s pretty rare. I don’t know about you, but stumbling into AE world has been one of the best things that ever happened to me. Here are five reasons why I love what I do for a living.

22 benefits of membership for your value statement

July 1, 2011: 

Combine these with specifics about your association’s unique benefits, charity work, discounts, and services, including home tours, state-run legal or technology hotlines, your homes magazine, the REALTOR® member roster, and the public side of your MLS, to create a convincing value statement.

Report and Recommendations of the Association Legal Counsel Work Group (June 2011)

May 10, 2011: 

The Legal Counsel Work Group was formed as a result of comments from attorneys who attended the 2010 Chicago Legal Seminar that they needed additional guidance on the role of association counsel during ethics and arbitration hearings.

Spring 2011

May 1, 2011: 

This "Technology Issue" of Realtor AE discusses data security and privacy, CEOs vs. CIOs, QR codes, and more.