I'm running for the Board of Directors of the London St. Thomas Association of REALTORS® this year. I need your support please. Last year everyone was acclaimed, this year 10 people are running for 4 positions...something's up! Back in 1988-89 we had over 1,700 members at the board, by 1995 that numbered had dwindled to just over 1,100. Loss of membership, loss of income, we had to sharpen the pencil, make sure the members were getting incredible value for the $. We are now over 1,400 members however our market has changed...again. I hope we do not relive the downturn of the early 90's however we need to forecast fewer members which means less revenue for the board. Good news...fewer members more business for us.
From 1995 to 2001 I was heavily involved at the board. From President of the Marketing Division, Director and participated on several committees, task forces and focus groups. I took a break, I needed to, but I did not stop my journey. When RECO said I was grandfathered from taking more courses, they are going to hold the new REALTORS® to a higher standard; I said I am going back to school and take the same courses the "newbies" have to take. 6 courses over 3 years I achieved my Broker status, but I didn't stop I opened my own real estate company in 2005.
3 years under my belt it is now time to volunteer at the board once again, I have so much to give and so much to learn, but in order to do so I need your help. Please support me as your director.
What are the issues facing you today? What are the main issues facing the real estate industry in the next 5 years? What should we be fighting for? I can not represent you; I can not help you if you don't tell me. TELL ME please.