Professional Development Archive

Pay Attention To NAR Mid-Year

While the NAR Annual Conference is about what’s changing in the industry, technology, speakers, and making connections, Mid-Year is in my mind a different place.  Mid-year is where agendas are set and things big changes are set into motion…...

5 Things I’m Looking Forward to at Midyear

Midyear is always chock full of opportunities to learn more about our industry, association, and especially the legislative issues that we will be facing in the coming year. The following are just a few of the things I am...

Introducing David Phillips

David Phillips is the CEO of the Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS®. Dave comes to us from Virginia where he has spent the past 20 years with the REALTOR® organization, having served at both the Virginia Association of REALTORS® and...

Midyear Live Opens May 9

Check back here next week to get real-time updates on what’s occuring at the Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. Looking to contribute to the conversation? Sign up for Pegshot, a photo/video service that enables you to instantly share...

Association Executives: It’s a Wrap

There was no Friday post because after returning from a dinner decided I couldn’t stay awake one more minute, and didn’t.  I had three breakfasts on Friday, more meetings, one person stood me up for the only 30 minutes findable...

Association Executives: Thurs in DC

There’s a sign outside a hospitality suite on my floor that says “whisper zone” to remind those “networking” in the hall that others are sleeping.  My first thought was it’s a good idea and to try it for my own...

Association Executives: Wednesday in DC

Went to a 2011 planning breakfast starting at 7 AM, which sort of freaks me out because I still have too much to do in May 2010.  Favorite quotes: “If you want to enjoy your year, get to know...

Association Executives: Tuesday in DC

The morning started with forums providing insight from political, industry and regulatory experts.  A favorite quote: “The best thing about the real estate market today is it’s better than the real estate market yesterday.” As association staff  it’s impossible...