Brian Copeland Archive

Michigan’s Bill Martin Wins William R. Magel Award of Excellence

Congratulations to Bill Martin of Michigan who was announced as the 2014 recipient of the William R. Magel Award of Excellence for Association Executives (Photo courtesy of Cindy Butts via Facebook). Bill is the chief executive officer of Michigan...
May 14, 2014

Member Communications Meeting Live Blog

The Member Communications committee’s purpose is to advise and recommend to the Board of Directors policy matters concerning communication messaging and vehicles including printed publications, online and mobile versions of information, satellite delivery of information, and information delivered via current...
May 14, 2014

Data Strategies Committee Proves Data Is About Engagement

Predictive analytics was the term of the day in the Tuesday afternoon Data Strategies Committee meetings. Todd Carpenter, Director of Data Analytics at NAR, discussed the power of uniting our already collected member information into one, strong powerhouse that enhances...
May 13, 2014

Designations & Courses in Full Swing

REBAC hosted three courses during this week’s meeting.  Many of the participants will be taking the message throughout the country as future instructors of the courses. The courses included the following: e-PRO® Certification with Bill Lublin This class helps...
May 13, 2014

NAR Leadership Academy Graduates 2014 Class

Today, the 2014 NAR Leadership Academy Class had their final meeting and graduation at the Marriott Wardman. Kenny Parcell and I had the honor to repeat our 2013 commencement presentation, “Six Leadership Lessons From Two Bald Men.” Each class...
May 12, 2014

Introducing REALTOR® Party Live’s 2014 Featured Attendees

We’re excited to announce 18 Featured Attendees for REALTOR® Party Live; over half of them are new additions to the team! Please welcome: Brandi Pearl, Chattanooga, TN Brent Ellis, Canton, GA Brian Copeland, Nashville, TN Carrie Bey-Little, Glen Ellyn,...
May 8, 2014

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...