What are you doing for yor Association?

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Affiliates

Last year I experienced the most awesome and inspiring experience in my real estate career.  I had the high honor of serving as President of the Sierra Nevada Association of Realtors.  This experience, allowed me the priviledge to travel and meet leaders in our industry all over the country.  Top producers who understand the value in our Associations.  Last year was a challanging market as it still is today.  No matter where I traveled and met with our Leadership there was one commonolity.  Everyone was optimistic and upbeat.  All believed in our industry with a passion.  What a wonderful opportunity I experienced.  I finished my year, not without controversy, but knowing that I never lost signt of what was best for our membership.  Today, and especially in the near future we need to support our Associations more than ever.  We, as an industry are being attacked from all sides.  Banks and insurance companies want to do real estate.  Government entities see us as a means to enforce point of sale governmental requirements,as well as a source of revenue.  The list of issues that local, state and NAR are facing is enormous.  Not to mention that the mainstream media is continually pointing at us as the cause rather than a solution. Fellow Realtors, please support our industry and its integrity and honor by participating in your association.  Also your donations to your local PAC is vital.  Remember, if you are in real estate, politics is your business.  Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.

Comments (10)

Omega Omega
Omega - Glendale, CA

Bill - Great Post.  As a long time member of my Association, it is incredible how many people claim to be Real Estate Professionals - yet will not invest in their local association.

Keep up the great blogging.


Feb 13, 2009 01:56 PM
Sergio Rebollo Jr.
Real Estate TeamMates - Miami, FL

Bill......Welcome to ActiveRain.  This is a great community to network with others as well a great place to learn from other's experiences and knowledge.  I've enjoyed it; I hope you enjoy it as well.

Sergio Rebollo Jr.
Exit Prime Realty
Coral Gables, FL  33146

Miami Short Sale Specialist - Profile

Feb 13, 2009 02:36 PM
Keith Elliott Jr
KEIRE Realty Group - Manassas, VA
Principal Broker/Owner

Hello Bill,

Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first post! The opportunities to learn and network are incredible here. Best of luck to you!


Feb 13, 2009 03:17 PM
Bill Driscoll
RE/MAX Realty Affiliates - Gardnerville, NV

Wow, thank you for your replies. Obviously real estate is a passion rather than a pastime for others too.

Feb 13, 2009 03:44 PM
Everard Korthals
---Preferred Lifestyle Advisors--- - Lancaster, PA
Mountain Realty

Welcome!  If ever you were to have any questions then feel free to contact us and we'll try to help. Please take a look at our blog. for links to valuable information in our blog that you can use to navigate this extensive network.  

The associations regularly have get-togethers and participation is always great. Real estate is a little bit about politics + social networking. But so too is life in general so it's just an extension of that. Interesting first article on the network, we look forward to reading more from you in the upcoming weeks.

We hope you have a great day, All The Best- 

Sincerely, ( Active Castellum ( Castellum Realty llc - Lancaster PA Real Estate )

Feb 13, 2009 09:50 PM
Yvette Gardner
Keller Williams Realty, Spartanburg, SC - Spartanburg, SC

Welcome to the Active Rain community. This is a great site with lots of information.  Have fun with it and hope to see more of your blogs soon!  We have a team of three outstanding full time agents to assist your buyers and sellers in Spartanburg/Greenville, SC.  Let us know if we can ever help. Again, welcome to AR!!

Feb 13, 2009 10:47 PM
Sandy Childs
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC
Realtor - Spartanburg, SC

Congratulations on joining Active Rain. This is a great professional networking and referral site. Our Team is working here in the Spartanburg / Greenville areas of South Carolina. We would be thrilled for any referrals you might send our way - or any referrals that we could send to you. Hope you enjoy this site as much as I do.

Feb 14, 2009 04:27 AM
Morris Childs
PEP source - Spartanburg, SC

Welcome to Active Rain. It just gets easier after your first blog. Just write about what interests you.

Feb 14, 2009 04:46 AM
Jean Terry
Keller Williams Realty Spartanburg, S.C. - Spartanburg, SC

Hi and welcome to Active Rain, a great site to network, share, learn, and have fun. Good luck. And if you ever need an agent in the upstate of South Carolina, please call me.

Feb 14, 2009 04:51 AM
Bill Driscoll
RE/MAX Realty Affiliates - Gardnerville, NV

Thanks to all who responded to my first blog.  I have a lot to learn about Active Rain. Is the $19/mo blog worthwhile?

Feb 22, 2009 01:10 AM