NAR: Choose to Inspire Like the Huntsman World Senior Games

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NAR: Choose to Inspire Like the Huntsman World Senior Games

 

Every year, a spectacular athlete is chosen to inspire and speak to fellow participants during the Opening Ceremonies of the Huntsman World Senior Games. Not only is the athlete relevant but also tied to the spirit of competition with multiple successes, through sporting events.

 

This year's speaker was Anne Abernathy, a world-class, inspirational athlete, who at 68, is going strong, still competing. She has participated in 6 Olympic Games and is changing it up a bit from luge to archery. Anne shared the life lessons and principles learned through her incredible story.

 

Speakers from past year's include: Record-setting Ironman triathlete James Lawrence, 1960 Olympic Games gold medalist, Rafer Johnson, Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee, one of the most decorated female athletes of all-time, 3-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer, Debbie Meyer.

 

Their success stories inspire the 11,000+ athletes who have traveled from all over the world to participate in the yearly games.

 

The National Association of Realtors, when planning the yearly Conference, could learn something about what inspires Realtors. For me, it is not celebrities or athletes who know nothing about the industry, it is dedicated professionals who have risen up in the real estate ranks, thru hard work.

 

What does singer John Legend have to do with real estate? Little to nothing. He says Realtors need to hold themselves accountable. We already do. Same for this year's speaker, Simone Biles, who dropped out of the Olympics for personal reasons. How can that be inspiring to Realtors?

 

Why not take from the successful Realtor pool of 1.5 million members that are invested in residential or commercial real estate? There are so many exceptional professionals that have significant power to inspire a fellow member audience, to give advice and share their industry journey.

 

Just my opinion. Some may agree with this post, some may not. NAR really could choose to inspire like the Huntsman World Senior Games...

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Comments (29)

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

What your area is currently doing is closely connected to this post Raymond Henson, eXp Realty.

That type of venue can be inspirational food for Realtors souls!

Oct 06, 2021 12:06 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

well said Wanda. It would be great if NAR took it to heart

Oct 06, 2021 08:11 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Thank you for raising your voice on this subject Wanda.  It appears to fall on deaf  NAR ears year after year after year.  I pretty much have gone my own way this past many years and it is what is at this point.  We need to find inspiration in our own ways and we certainly find it here within our AR community.

Oct 06, 2021 09:20 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I agree about the speakers for NAR events; the speaker should be someone that would draw real estate agents to the event, and more importantly to listen that specific speaker. Great point!

Oct 07, 2021 05:15 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have never been a fan of NAR, they just seem to take money from my pockets without anything beneficial coming my way.

Oct 07, 2021 05:41 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

We can only hope Rocky Dickerson!

Oct 07, 2021 07:17 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Many have realized that NAR has their own agenda to fulfill. So many members are disenchanted as a result!

Oct 07, 2021 07:22 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Thanks Kat Palmiotti! As Ron and Alexandra stated, it does matter, otherwise, interest in participating wanes. 

Oct 07, 2021 07:25 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Better decisions can be made, you are clearly one among many who feel that way Brian England!

Oct 07, 2021 07:26 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

It's been many a year since I attended a NAR event of even my old franchise events.  Too many distractions and the rah rah speakers seldom knew what the trenches were like

Oct 07, 2021 08:59 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

I have attended our state convention and International Builders’ Show a few times, enjoyed the classes and learning environment. Have yet to join the NAR Conference, Ed Silva!

Oct 07, 2021 09:40 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Wanda- I may not be an agent but I couldn't agree more with what you said ....and good for you for saying it!   If I went to a convention of stagers, I'd want to hear Barb Schwarz who put staging on the map!  If I specifically want to be motivated, then I'll go to one of those motivational seminars. 

Oct 07, 2021 10:12 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Yes, yes Kathy Streib, you have a realistic industry expectation, like so many of us! So glad that Candice A. Donofrio brought this to light.

Oct 07, 2021 10:18 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Just to reiterate, finding your soul and your path inwhat you're talking about is the number one thing when communicating anything

Oct 07, 2021 03:04 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Hello Laura Cerrano, when attending a National Feng Shui event put on by your industry, you will expect to be inspired by successful professionals in your profession, correct? Thank you so much for the comment!

Oct 07, 2021 06:13 PM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

I so agree with you!  Some of the choices for Motivational Speakers fall flat. People in our industry who inspire us to new heights.  I dont need politicians or comdedians I want hands on experience to learn something new or helpful.

great post!!

Oct 07, 2021 11:40 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Thank you so much for the comment, it aligns with many other opinions Debra Leisek. NAR could do so much better for its members!

Oct 08, 2021 06:56 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! ,

So glad you posted about this as NAR doesn't have a clue what agents do or need to hear! They are just not in tune with agent needs..just don't feel the love from them.

Oct 08, 2021 07:11 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

You are one of so many who are disenchanted, Dorie Dillard Austin TX and with good reason too!

Oct 08, 2021 07:21 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Inspiration is kind of what I'm about and how I get my urges to make art on a daily basis; it's really great blessing

Oct 09, 2021 11:29 PM