"Face reality as it is, not as it was or you wish it to be."
First of all, I am quick to admit I am in no way qualified to be the CEO of the National Association of REALTORS®. I can only imagine what I might do if I was qualified.
If I was qualified, I don't believe I would go in with the idea of what I would or should do. I don't know enough about the inner workings to make those kinds of carte blanche statements. Instead, I believe I would:
Notify every department head and employee that there WILL be staff cuts and/or changes where determined necessary.
Every department head would be responsible for submitting a detailed written report on what their department does and what every staff member in their department does. This report would be due within 2 weeks of my appointment as the head of NAR. These reports would (attempt to) justify why their department needs to be preserved. These reports would also include suggested changes by each department head. Any department head that can't suggest changes would be immediately terminated.
Once I received these reports, I would review them and make a determination whether the organization is worth saving or if shutting it down would be a better option.
I believe the National Association of REALTORS® can be a valuable asset and advocate for agents and the rights of property ownership at the national and grass roots levels. Somewhere along the line, leadership lost their sense of financial responsibility and of who they are working for.
Facing reality as it is must be the starting point. Where to go from there is to be determined through painfully realistic analysis and planning.
Shutting down NAR would be complicated and probably not the best option. If it can be saved, it should be. If not, so be it.
This is my entry in the Challenge hosted by Debe Maxwell, CRS.
Matthew Klinowski, PA
Delray Beach, FL
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Jeff Dowler, CRS
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