Do You Get Involved in Your Realtor Association?

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Classic Realty Associates

Our firm has always promoted participation in our local association by the agents at out firm. Sometimes it is  can seem difficult to handle the resposibilities that go with leadership, but the experiences you have, the friends you make, and the knowledge you gain somehow override any negatives associated with volunterism. Yes it can feel like a "thankless" job at times, but for the most part there is a certain amount of satisfaction that goes along with knowing you personnaly made a difference in the systems and procedures, and daily operations that govern our association and its membership.

Currently our association has over 600 members. Or office has 4 members currently serving on the association's board of directors. Whenever someone  says "well that is just too much from one company" we reply with a smile" Hey you can do it to... Why don't you start with a few committes?"  Then you might hear " Oh I am too busy selling to take time for that." 

Realtor associations don't run themselves. It takes a great deal of work and does cost those members income. If you know a leader in your association , the next time you see them say please say "THANKS!"

Have a great Day! 

www.aggiecastles.com

 

 

Comments (3)

Linda Box Taylor
Castle Connections Realty - Plano, TX
Your Plano, TX Realtor

Couldn't agree more.  Being involved is very important.  I'm very involved in my association as the Chair of the Gov't Affairs committee.  It has felt like a full-time job at some points this year.  But I love politics so its okay! 

May 18, 2008 03:35 PM
Classic Realty Associates Brent Riethmayer and Trey Thurmond
Classic Realty Associates - College Station, TX

Hey Linda, Thanks for the input!  And thanks for doing your share.

May 19, 2008 04:04 PM
Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Your Realtor Down the Shore!

Good post!  Being involved not only allows you to give back, but provides networking opportunities.  As Linda said it sometimes feels like a full-time job (I chair the OCBR Communications Com), but I love it! 

May 19, 2008 11:39 PM