In a couple of days, I will officially assume the role of 2010 President of the National Association of REALTORS®. When I do, each and every member of this organization will become part of my family.
What exactly does that mean? Well, ask anyone who knows me, and they will tell you that
my own family – including my sisters, my husband and my sons – was built on commitment, mutual respect and love. I have never asked my own family to give me anything that I wasn’t willing or able to give in return. Together, we have made it through some pretty challenging times.
The same is true for my REALTOR® family. As your president, I promise to give you the better part of my life in 2010 – to do everything possible to help you succeed in the business and move our organization forward. I ask that you do the same in return.
Like any family, we won’t always agree. BUT, we can disagree respectfully. I promise to listen to your perspectives and remain open to opposing points of view. And when a final decision is made, I ask that you support it and do everything you can to help us succeed.
I may not be the smartest, brightest, quickest, or most academic person who has ever led this organization, but I believe I am the most passionate about making sure you have the right tools to succeed and outperform the competition in ANY market.
As Franklin Roosevelt once said,” I’m not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues.”
I am lucky to have a very talented, energetic and intelligent team of leaders to help me in 2010. You have already “met” many of them on this blog. I encourage you all to continue to engage with us, through the President’s Report, and in person in the year ahead. We want to hear from you!
With your help, and working together as a family, I believe we will see the dawning of a new day for real estate in America and keep REALTORS® “On the Rise” in 2010 and beyond. – Vicki Cox Golder, 2010 NAR President