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Live Blog from the 2013 Midyear Board of Directors

The 2013 National Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors met on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the Washington DC Marriott Wardman Park.  The following are the live events in chronological order. (Note:  This is a live blog, so much...

CRS Bids Farewell To CEO Cottrell

Laughter, tears and celebration filled The Washington Hilton Friday night as hundreds of REALTORS celebrated Nina Cottrell, CEO of the Council of Residential Specialists, who retires after 40 years of service. Over two decades of Council presidents turned out...

Future-Friendly Real Estate Offices

The 2013 Emerging Business and Technology Forum (Danny Frank-TX, Chair/Courtney Johnson Rose-TX, Vice Chair)  highlights today’s most progressive real estate offices this year.  While I’m one of the presenters, I’ll be live blogging from the forum.  Since I can’t...

Member Communications Committee Live Report

Chair D. Gary Rogers (Waltham, MA) welcomed committee and recognized Social Media Advisory and YPN Sub-committee. Joshua Hunt, Managing Director for REALTOR.org: We quickly changed to a more balanced, curated presentation. The goal remains:  Deliver relevant content and simplify...

Social Media Advisory Tasks REALTOR.org

These are the live notes from the inaugural 2013 Social Media Advisory Meeting. REALTOR.org needs to be more simple and easy to find. “Above the fold” information. More “sticky” titles. Rebranding REALTOR.org as “the official search engine of REALTORS.”...

Code Of Ethics 100 Anniversary Banners On Mainstage

At the inaugural NAR 360 program, President Gary Thomas said, “This year we are celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Code of Ethics. Earlier this year members showed how much the Code of Ethics meant to them with a grass roots...

Social Media Advisory Gets DC Hospitality

Monday night, a powerhouse of 15 social media experts enjoyed dinner at Open Table. The Social Media Advisory Group is one of NAR’s newest committees, serving under the Communications Committee. Chaired by Tamara Suminski (CA) and vice chaired by...

Six Leadership Lessons From Two Bald Men

Earlier, Kenny Parcell (UT) and I had the honor of speaking alongside Richard Mendenhall (MO) and Cathy Whatley (FL) for the 2013 NAR Leadership Academy graduation. We took a tongue and cheek, but still serious look at leadership through...

Saying Goodbye To A REALTOR® Educator Legend

I remember sitting in Las Vegas at Caesar’s Palace entering a large conference room while Tina sat there eating a salad.  As soon as I sat down she said, “Lawd, Brian.  I was sitting here eating my salad when...

Live From The Director’s Meeting

Each year, the National Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors convenes for one of their two annual meetings.  The Board of Directors is made up of elected REALTOR members from each state and territory. The Board of Directors is...