Thirteen years is way too long to get involved. So, what are you waiting for? I’ve been a REALTOR® for 17 years. It wasn’t until 2013 that I learned about opportunities at the local and national level. The truth is, I needed a paycheck, and I had no time to get involved. At least I didn’t think I had time. Did I know about opportunities at the local level? Maybe. However, no one approached me about involvement in the REALTOR® brand until 2013. I was tapped on the shoulder by a Women’s Council member, and that opened the door to opportunities to work with leaders at a local and national level. If it hadn’t been for Kathy Nosek, a past president of Women’s Council, I’d probably not be involved.
Get involved now, not tomorrow, not next year. Join you’re local, state, and the National Association of REALTORS® today. Not sure where to begin?
What’s your passion? Your passion will give you the necessary guidance for committee involvement and leadership. My passion is new technologies, emerging markets, and diversity. This year I had the privilege of serving on the Diversity committee.
Start with your local associations. What committees can you get involved in? Can you attend a committee meeting to learn? What’s your passion and how can you take that passion into the association.
Go to your state association websites and complete the application for committee involvement. It wasn’t until 2013 that I knew that I had opportunities to serve on a committee.
Apply for your association leadership academy.
Don’t wait for some to tap you on the shoulder. Ask questions and get involved.
Carrie J. Little is an early user of technology, email marketing and social media. With a back ground in digital marketing and analytics, she can make sense of information so REALTORS® are able to integrate data into relevant and understandable content. She is the Illinois Women’s Council Past President, host of the “Real Estate Minute on WBBM and an NAR two-time Speaker. Carrie J. Little is also a 17-year real estate veteran. She prides herself in working with agents to use the latest technology in their real estate transactions. Her most recent venture is the new Broker/Owner of CarMarc Realty Group in the Chicagoland Suburbs.