Coaxing the Best From Volunteer Leaders

Midway through his 20-year career in association management, Chris Studebaker, CEO of the REALTOR® Association of the Fox Valley, Ill., decided to go back to school. Earning an MBA from Aurora University with a concentration in leadership would be a way to up his game as an executive director, but more important, he could better [...]

By |2019-02-21T19:01:23+00:00February 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

‘I Need to Bring My Support Dog to the Office’

A staff member asks to bring an emotional support animal to work because it helps alleviate their stress. Do you have to consider this? It depends. When most of us think about the Americans with Disabilities Act, we think of physical disabilities and accessibility. We have complied with the requirements of the act relating to [...]

By |2019-02-21T18:58:49+00:00February 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Legal Action Committee: Nationwide Impact

As the NAR attorney assigned to staff the Legal Action Committee, I have the pleasure of working with NAR members, association executives, and state and local association counsel and general counsels, all committed to supporting legal cases that could have a broad impact on the real estate industry.The Legal Action Committee receives and evaluates requests [...]

By |2019-02-21T18:48:43+00:00February 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lead With Integrity

“The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.”— Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th president of the United States My fellow AEs and CEOs regularly share stories about members and leaders [...]

By |2019-02-21T18:43:32+00:00February 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

REALTOR® Safety Network

To notify law enforcement of a live emergency, please contact 9-1-1.The National Association of REALTORS® is committed to the safety of our members. Through the REALTOR® Safety Network, NAR will deploy REALTOR® Safety Alerts via social media when a physical or cyberthreat to REALTORS® warrants national attention. For example: A REALTOR® or the immediate family [...]

By |2019-02-20T16:44:41+00:00February 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Spoof Emails: Recognizing Scams in Real Estate

Rob: We are seeing a lot more e-mail fraud in real estate today and there is a reason for that. I am Rob Freedman with the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and I am with Liz Sturrock, Vice President of Information Technology at NAR. Let us talk about this for a second… Our members are seeing [...]

By |2019-02-20T15:43:24+00:00February 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

NAR Comments on Appraisal Threshold

On February 5, 2018, NAR submitted comments to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (collectively “the Agencies”) on the threshold for requiring an appraisal in commercial real estate transactions to $400,000 from the current level of $250,000. NAR [...]

By |2019-02-11T20:36:18+00:00February 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments