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Taking Technology to the Next Level: Thoughts from a Self-Taught, Tech-Savvy Realtor®

Technology has been instrumental in my success as a Realtor®, but when I entered the real estate industry, I had a lot to learn. For me, using technology to grow my business started somewhat by default. I don’t have...
July 12, 2011

Congratulations Class of 2011

Now is the time to ‘seize the day,’ and the Leadership Team and I are confident that the 2011 Graduates of the NAR Leadership Academy have the strength, wisdom and skills to shape a bright and positive future for...
June 6, 2011

Coming Full Circle: From the Class of 2009 to Academy Vice Chair

In just two short – but busy and exciting years – my role in the NAR Leadership Academy has come full circle. It started with my participation as a member of the Academy class of 2009, an experience that...
March 10, 2011

Realtor® Leaders Can Better Define Themselves Online Using Social Media

And, as we know, from a real estate and personal perspective, projecting a positive image is a key to success....
February 24, 2011

Realtors® Make Positions Known on Capitol Hill: Perspectives from the 2011 Policy Conference

REALTORS® Make positions known on Capitol Hill on these main issues: Mortgage interest tax deduction proposal, privatizing government sponsored enterprises, flood insurance extension and conforming mortgage loan limits....
February 10, 2011

Rising to the Challenge: 27 Realtors® Bond as Leadership Academy Class of 2011

It’s times like this that those ready to lead really show their mettle. Clearly, the nation must look to strong leaders who can champion policies and practices that get the economy back on solid ground. Real estate — a...
August 3, 2010

Realtor® Pat Terrill Cultivates Grassroots Support as NAR Federal Political Coordinator

A great strength of the REALTOR® organization is its ability to mobilize members from coast to coast to address national legislation that has an immediate or future impact on the real estate industry. That work is done by REALTORS®...
June 16, 2010

Congratulations 2010 Leadership Academy Graduates

Twenty seven REALTORS® from 19 states just finished a very rewarding journey that will result in tremendous benefits for themselves and their businesses, for their communities and for the REALTOR® organization. I’m referring to the 2010 graduates of...
June 1, 2010

Timely Advice for Leaders: Engage Volunteers Early to Maximize Effectiveness

A leader can only advance an agenda and realize goals and objectives if there’s sufficient time to get things done. This is especially true when research, study and work are tasked to volunteers spread out across various time zones....
May 13, 2010

We’re All Leaders and Must Challenge the Status Quo

The unprecedented times we now live in – times marked by economic uncertainty, global unrest and breakthrough technology advancements – have ushered in major changes to the way we live and work. To thrive in the future, smart leaders...
April 30, 2010