The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) continues to cultivate valuable interactions with real estate’s leading brokers in order to better serve their needs. By offering a variety of tools and resources dedicated to helping brokers and their agents achieve best business practices, NAR continues to strengthen its connection with this important group.
Broker Involvement Program
The Broker Involvement Program, offered through NAR’s Broker Involvement Council, provides broker/owners with a quick and effective way to rally agents on critical legislative issues affecting the real estate industry. With more than 17,000 broker/owners and 450,000 agents already involved in the dynamic program, bringing a strong, united voice to Members of Congress, NAR ensures that REALTORS® will be heard loud and clear on Capitol Hill. Brokers can manage their unique calls for action through NAR’s Broker Portal, which has proven to generate a high response rate from their agents in taking action with Members of Congress. Working together in force with other like-minded professionals affords participating brokers with a unified force to better influence important public policy changes. To join, visit www.RealtorActionCenter.com and click on the “For REALTORS®” tab.
2014 REALTOR® Broker Summit
Designed by real estate brokers to advance best business strategies and network within the real estate industry, the sold-out REALTOR® Broker Summit took place August 6-7 in Atlanta. The program offered critical insight from broker peers and established real estate experts on topics including risk management, branding, agent recruitment/retention, data security, economic and public policy trends. Also featured were top-name speakers, including HGTV co-founder Susan Packard, historian and author David Eisenhower and U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson. An RISMedia Power Broker Roundtable addressed consumer communications, growth strategies, technology investments and more issues affecting the industry. Watch for more REALTOR® Broker Summits in the future.
Idea Exchange Council for Brokers
The Idea Exchange Council for Brokers meets two times per year at NAR’s major meetings and is a think tank for sharing broker challenges, ideas and solutions. The next meeting will take place on Friday, November 7 at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in New Orleans. Participating professionals include representatives from real estate brokerage companies of all sizes and geographic locations. Topics covered will be agent retention, risk management and liability in a digital world. All brokers attending the REALTORS® Conference & Expo are welcome to take part.
News and Information
Broker to Broker is a newly launched information network from REALTOR® Magazine for brokers and managers, offering valuable business news and tips through timely articles, videos, Q&As, and sales meeting ideas.
Real Estate Services Update
This monthly eNewsletter helps diversified real estate firms and their agents stay informed on issues that affect their businesses. Legislative and regulatory updates, news on industry trends and the latest information on NAR activities as they affect diversified real estate firms are covered. News excerpts are also published on NAR’s website for public viewing.
Business Tips & Trends eNewsletter
Created by the editors of REALTOR® Magazine, this monthly eNewsletter features practical, how-to business content from the Magazine, including real-world knowledge from real estate professionals who have experienced challenges and successes in their own careers. Practical tips on how to leverage technology to grow your client base are also addressed. REALTORS® who are listed as the “Designated Broker” in the National REALTORS® Database System (NRDS) now receive a special version of the “Business Tips & Trends” eNewsletter with broker-centric content.
Subscribe to both free eNewsletters at REALTOR.org under the “News, Blogs & Videos” tab by selecting “Subscribe to eNewsletters.”
For more broker tools and resources from NAR, visit www.REALTOR.org/brokerage-management.