Last week, I spent a few days in Sacramento at the California Association of Realtors® business meetings. Before I gave my NAR update to the Board of Directors, I stopped in to talk with the NAR Directors. Rather than give them a similar update, I decided to ask them how they think NAR is doing this year.
To be honest, I expected a fair amount of criticism. After all, it’s a tough market, and this particular group doesn’t pull any punches. To my surprise, the directors praised our efforts this year to communicate and connect with members, especially through e-mail and videos. In fact, I had a number of people throughout the meetings approach me and say how useful our videos and podcasts have been. I was even more excited to hear how members and AEs are using the videos at other businesses meetings.
If you haven’t seen the latest and greatest, I urge you to take some time to visit our video page and the President’s Podcast on the President’s Report. I’ll even let you in on a secret: we are planning to produce several more videos this Summer, covering topics like political fundraising, commercial resources, and our Annual Conference in Orlando. So, keep and eye on your inbox for e-mails from me.
If you have other ideas how we can communicate and connect with members like you, please let us know. Just leave your comments and/or suggestions here. – Dick Gaylord, 2008 NAR President