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Two Generational Lessons Learned by Playing Games and Politics

Sometimes we can learn lessons about how to be better Realtors®, better business people and better citizens from unexpected sources. Here are two examples I’d like to share: One originated from a question posed to the 2012 Realtor® Leadership...
February 25, 2013

Relationships Matter

When REALTORS® have strong relationships with clients, fellow agents, brokers, lenders, etc., success seems to follow. ...
January 24, 2013

Are You Serious About Leadership?

If you’re interested in serving in a leadership position (whether it be local, state or national), then the best thing you can do is let people know that you are interested! The first step to making that happen...
January 18, 2013

Welcome NAR Leadership Academy Class of 2013

The 2013 NAR Leadership Academy class is a diverse group of REALTORS® spanning the globe. To find out how you can learn more about leadership opportunities at the National Association of REALTORS® visit REALTOR.org/LeadershipAcademy....

Rallying the Team: An Update from the 2011 Realtor® Leadership Summit

The real estate industry is changing, and it will be much different three to five years out from what it is today. Realtor® leaders must realize that we must innovate in order to provide the best products and services...
September 22, 2011

Lobbying Realtors® to Support RPAC and Advance Goals of the Realtor® Party

If you’re not helping to shape legislation that benefits the real estate industry, someone else will be; and that person may be determined to work against what’s in the best interests of the housing market and home ownership. ...

REALTORS Champion Long-Term Value of Home Ownership in Challenging Times

As told by Jason Wright, Century 21 First Group, Tyler, Texas Some of the best advice I’ve received from my peers during my participation in the NAR Leadership Academy is this: Always continue to learn. Those of us who...
December 13, 2010

Make the Commitment: Advance as a REALTOR®

Class of 2011 NAR Leadership Academy Application Deadline is March 31 They are CEOs and presidents, general managers and managing brokers, sales associates and agents. They hail from across the continental U.S., and from as far away as Puerto...
March 17, 2010

Beyond Our Borders: International Perspectives from the Leadership Academy

For nine months, participants in the NAR Leadership Academy learn new skills, refine talents and enhance their knowledge of how the national REALTOR organization operates and its impact on the American real estate industry. Academy participants who also serve...
March 4, 2010

No Matter the Industry – Leadership is Sharing a Vision

Scores of books have been written on the subject of leadership: What it means, how to earn it, theories behind it. REALTOR Otto Catrina, a 2009 member of the NAR Leadership Academy, brings a special passion to what it...
February 4, 2010