NAR Archive

Justify Your Existence

By Sam DeBord Changes in technology are creating questions about the future roles of real estate associations, MLSs, and brokerages. As a result, REALTOR® association leaders have been increasingly focused on defining our value to members. A good friend...
November 9, 2015

Three Leadership Takeaways

John is president-elect for the Clark County Association of REALTORS® in Vancouver, Wash. This post is the second entry in a series sharing his experiences in that role. By John Blom When elected president for a state or local...
October 12, 2015

The REALTOR® Value Proposition: Do You Have an Elevator Pitch?

By Sam DeBord This week I’m in Washington, D.C., for the REALTOR® Party Conference & Expo, and it got me thinking: Some of the most interesting committees I’ve worked with lately have focused on a range of issues surrounding...

NAR/Realtor.com® Agreement Part 1: Displaying Unlisted New Homes & New Home Communities

By Sam DeBord The National Association of REALTORS® recently voted to approve updates to its operating agreement with realtor.com® and allow more flexibility for the Web site.  There has been a wide range of reactions from REALTORS®. This blog...
August 12, 2013

NAR Committees 101

By Nobu Hata Preconceived notions I had of an NAR committee aside, this would be my third Midyear and my first year serving on any committee, and I was bound and determined to make the best of it. I...
May 25, 2010

Midyear: Get It? Got It? Good!

By Toby Boyce As I flew home from the Midyear Meetings, quite a few things were rolling through my head. Like, why did the engines just get really quiet? I apologize, self-preservation mode there for a second. Now back...

For the Members, By the Members.

By Nobu Hata Much has been made the last couple of weeks about two online “conversations” that permeated the real estate socialwebs.  One, an “Open Letter to NAR President Vicki Cox Golder” regarding the disconnect between us REALTORS® and...