Professional Development Archive

NAR Leaders Discuss Leadership Academy at NAR Legislative Meetings – 2016

Craig Wilburn and Quincy Clayton, 2016 Chair and Vice-Chair of the Medium Board Forum for the Local Leadership Idea Exchange Council lead a rich discussion for the Local Board Medium Board leaders. One of the major question derived from...

Exploring RPAC and Beyond – The Role of Friction in Engaging Consumers

Attending conventions is analogous to drinking from a firehose.  Earlier in the week during the Ideas Exchange Council, Joe Pryor provided a fascinating take on Virtual Brokerages, highlighting efficiency of work process, substantial financial savings and the importance of...

Unofficial YPN Monument Tour

A few YPN members met up for an unofficial YPN Midnight Monument tour. Very often we forget what generations before us gave up for our freedom. As our fellow YPN’er Matt Farrell said, “There is an energy in immersing...

YPN Provides ABR® Training

To kick off the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, the YPN sponsored Adorna Carrol and Jenna Carroll to teach the Accredited Buyer Representation (ABR®) course at the Washington Hilton. This is a great class that helps new and...

Committee Participation

A large proportion of my business is representing commercial/investment clients. A few years ago, I began attending as a general audience member the open sessions of the Commercial Committee. I liked what I saw there and applied for a...

Realtor University Update: Accredited!

The big news for spring 2016 is that Realtor University’s Masters Degree Program is now accredited. Dean of Academic Affairs Dr. David Overbye told members of the Professional Development Committee this morning thaat this achievement was finally reached two...

Real Estate Search Needs a Kick in the Butt and I Think RealScout Can Do the Kicking

People that know me know that it’s hard to impress me when it comes to real estate tech. There’s no shortage of solutions for problems REALTORS® don’t have, which tends to be the name of the game when it...

Dr Yun Informs and Entertains

You don’t often see the terms “Rock Star” and “Economist” in the same sentence, but in the case of NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun, the two apply. I have an undergrad degree in Econometrics and an MBA, and I...

Women’s Council Courses Were a Success

The Women’s Council of REALTORS® offered two Performance Management Network courses at the Washington Hilton. Networking and Referrals: Building Business and Profit (Newly Revised) featuring Marki Lemons Ryhal focused on the best techniques for gathering referrals, leveraging your spheres...

Women’s Council Hosts Game Changer Sessions

Back by popular demand, Women’s Council will host their Game Changer Sessions on Friday, May 13. This fast-paced, action-packed learning and networking environment will provide attendees with insight on how to redesign, reimagine and recharge their businesses. This year’s...