Networking and Memberships

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Scates Realty & Investment Properties

THE MISSION OF THE WOMEN'S COUNCIL OF REALTORS®

We are a network of successful REALTORS® empowering women to exercise their potential as entrepreneurs and industry leaders.

 

Our Vision

Through our influence as successful business professionals, women will effect positive change in the profession and in the broader community.

Our Long-Term Goals

  • To be the source of education and business tools focused on the needs of women REALTOR® entrepreneurs at all stages of development.
  • To be a dynamic, accessible network, linking resources and member expertise to drive business success.
  • To build, support and promote strong leaders for the industry and the broader community who are advocates for property rights and homeownership.
  • To be the voice for the achievement and impact of women in real estate.
  • To be sought after as a partner with other organizations to advance common objectives.
  • To be a network of strong chapters that consistently deliver value and provide a collaborative, trusted, welcoming environment in which members can achieve their business goals.
  • To be a magnet for career-focused REALTORS® with diverse backgrounds and a high level of professionalism.
  • To be a strong organization with the resources and infrastructure necessary to fulfill our mission and realize our vision.

Women's Council of REALTORS® Values

  • The Power of Relationships
    Success in business today is achieved through positive, productive relationships. The Women's Council of REALTORS® provides an environment of collaboration in which members can form, build and maximize relationships for business and personal success. When members share their time, talent and experience, the entire industry is advanced.
  • Professional Credibility
    Members of the Women's Council of REALTORS® are established career professionals. We operate based on a shared value system of integrity, respect, consistency and a commitment to excellence and continuous development.
  • Diversity
    The membership experience is enriched through the celebration of and active outreach to the full diversity of our industry. At the same time, the strength of the organization lies in what unites us all - our shared values.
  • Participation
    Active participation increases membership value. Participation in the Women's Council of REALTORS® is the opportunity to contribute to change, and to be changed, personally and professionally.
  • Success
    Success in business brings credibility, influence and greater opportunity. For women, especially, wealth creation through business success also leads to long-term financial security, greater independence, and more quality of life choices.
  • Influence
    Positive change will come from the greater inclusion of the women's perspective in positions of influence in the real estate industry and in the broader community.

I just have to say ... that being in real estate from relocation, property management, and agent ... this is the most loyal group of men and women when it comes to referrals.  I know several groups are out there (I dealt in many, many relocations) but I would still like to welcome anyone to look into the WCR group and go to a meeting!  Professionals works.

If there are other great "family-tight" networking groups ... I'd love to hear abou them!

Thanks!

 

 

Comments (1)

Charity Lane
O'Brien Realty - Prince Frederick, MD

I have never looked into WCR but after your post will look into my local group. I am not yet affiliated with any other real estate groups right now.

I tend to stay very busy with my childrens groups and activities (dance, sports, girl scouts, boy scouts, school functions). I just got a notice from my kids PTA for the elementary school that if my business does a $100 sponsorship that I will be able to offer a special marketing discount to all members of the PTA (a large # of parents and our school is one of the best in the state). I am going to ask the PTA Pres what $200 would buy me? I would love to be able to add something to all the kids folders that they take home every week for all of the local families.

Maybe if you have kids sponsoring a local team or doing a community outreach/fundraising event would be a good networking opportunity.

Oct 02, 2007 01:09 PM