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Fall 2005, Mastering Change

September 1, 2005

- Features -- 

Your Association in Five Years
Forward-looking real estate industry pundits predict the future of your association and how to plan for smooth sailing today.
By Gabriella M. Filisko

Grow Rookies into Skillful REALTORS®
In the push to train the flood of new real estate licensees, associations and brokerages are forming a united front to get rookies up to speed.
By Richard D. Hoffmann

Presidents’ Lessons of Change 
Going from being a busy, successful Realtor® to being a busy, successful REALTOR® elected to serve as president of a local association isn’t for the fainthearted.
By Julie Sturgeon & Carolyn Schwaar


-- Departments -- 

Chair Report 
We deal with change every day. From organizational changes to annual leadership changes, staff changes to technology changes—you name it, we deal with it. 
By Keith Holm

Executive Briefing 
Association news, events, people, products, and trend reports.
By Kelly Quigley

Legal: Challenge to MLS Access Denie
In a victory for Realtor® associations and the MLSs they operate, a Wisconsin federal court has rejected a challenge to a requirement that only members of a Realtor® 
association may participate in the multiple listing service.
By F.P. Maxson

Human Resources: Thriving Through Staff Turnover 
Nothing can derail the steady progress of managing an association like losing a staff member. Whether a worker leaves or has to be let go, personnel changes affect the entire organization.
By Carolyn Schwaar

Best Practices: 10 Tips for Selling Change 
But how do you get staff and stakeholders to buy into your vision and support you along the way?
By Carolyn Schwaar


-- Online Exclusives -- 

More --- > Parting Wisdom from Terry McDermott

As Terry McDermott closed in on his final months as NAR's chief executive, he sat down with RAE magazine to share his thoughts on how association executives, association management, and the REALTOR® organization can be more successful in reaching out to members and improving the real estate industry.

More --- > Change Your Style: 11 Leadership Tips

Developing associations into leadership organizations takes more than reading an inspirational book or attending a high-powered seminar. Organizational leadership requires that people move away from behaviors that stifle individual initiative and accountability and adopt behaviors that promote individual and group effectiveness. 


For more information on RAE, contact Carolyn Schwaar, cschwaar@realtors.org, 312-329-8874.