JUNE CONTEST: YOU are the CEO of NAR! What will you Change?
Last month's ActiveRain contest winning post, written by Fred Griffin, was very well-received and judging by the number of comments on his entry post, something that many members are passionate about. As per the previous contest winner's benefits, I am hosting this contest for Fred. However, Fred has been ever-so gracious and will be judging this contest!
The contest details & rules are as follows:
What would YOU do if you were given complete control of the National Association of Realtors®? You are Chairman of the Board, and the CEO. The Board of Directors will yield to whatever you say. The Membership has granted you carte blanche. Tell us how you will elevate NAR to its former glory!
Reviewing the Situation:
Many NAR members are up in arms. There are objections to the dues increase. The new $250,000 logo was shelved after an uproar. Members feel left in the dark; they want to know how their dues are being spent. The sale of our brand, Realtor.com, has left a festering wound. And, there is great concern that NAR leaders are rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, as we approach the iceberg of Zillow, Redfin, and Opendoor.
Present your plan to restore the National Association of Realtors® to its rightful place as the Real Estate Industry leader! What will NAR do for its members? What will NAR do for the buying and selling public (the real estate consumers)? How will NAR help its Members achieve technological superiority over competing real estate business models?
*For non-agent/broker ActiveRain members, write a post about your professional organization - does it need revamping? What are the positive benefits of membership? What would you change if you were running the organization?
- Keep it positive!
- 200 Word Minimum post
- Include at least one image, graphic, photo, or video.
- Submit your entry LINK in the comment section BELOW.
*** There can be NO posts or comments recommending a "standard" or minimum commission amount, or any discussion that might suggest price fixing or collusion among Realtors®. Please avoid discussing the rates and commissions of Purplebricks, Redfin, or other companies.
The Opportunities that can come from this Challenge:
- A chance to consider the value and the viability of NAR.
- The opportunity to forward and present great ideas on reforming NAR to your local Board, or to key industry mouthpieces like Inman and ActiveRain.
- 1,000 points per post. Limit of two entries.
TOP 3 outstanding posts will be awarded bonus points as follows:
- 1st Place Entry - 5,000 points
- 2nd Place Entry - 2,500 points
- 3rd Place Entry - 1,500 points
The honorable judges for the contest are Fred Griffin, Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR and Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D. Thank you all for your support and for taking on this time-consuming job, during your very busy real estate markets. You are appreciated!
Because our judges are also quite passionate about this topic, they will be welcomed to enter the contest but, to make it fair to all, they will not be awarded points for the win. ONLY THE TOP 3 WINNERS WHO ARE NOT JUDGES WILL BE AWARDED BONUS POINTS FOR THE WIN.
What would you do if you were given complete control of the National Association of Realtors®? You are Chairman of the Board, and the CEO. The Board of Directors will yield to whatever you say; the Membership has granted you carte blanche. Tell us how you will elevate NAR (or your professional organization) to its former glory!
- All entries must be SUBMITTED IN A COMMENT BELOW WITH A LINK TO YOUR POST by MIDNIGHT (PST) 6/30/2018