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You've just been promoted to the CEO of NAR! Now what?
Okay, so it's been absolutely AGES since I've participated in any contests here on AR. But because I have a longstanding love & respect for Debe Maxwell, CRS, and the fact that I've been an NAR member for the past 20 years, I thought I would chime in.
If nothing else, the recent 'Logo-Gate' revealed a serious disconnect between NAR leadership and what appears to be the majority (or at least, rather vocal) rank & file within our association.
It's obvious, to the most casual of observers, that our illustrious associations are made up of several differing segments:
Those who actively participate and volunteer in their local and State associations, or, on the National level. These folks typically hold our associations in high regard, and can articulate the value that they offer. Those who have never or rarely volunteered or participated in any association activities, aside from an occasional luncheon or continuing education opportunity. These folks are typically the ones who seem to complain the most, and expect NAR to protect them from competition, and or to violate fair trade on their behalf. Those who are blissfully indifferent, and are more concerned and focused on building their business than to care about such ... more
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