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As we end 2018, now is a great time to sit back and reflect on the best ways to help prepare your organization for the inevitable evolutions and revolutions we will experience next year.

Do you sometimes feel like your Board of Directors and key staff are out of touch with what’s really happening in the real estate industry today? Do you sometimes feel a bit isolated and would like to know if other organizations are facing the same challenges you are? Is your organization suffering from stifled and cumbersome decision-making?

Here’s what can happen when an organization is out of touch. They can delay decisions because they seem difficult or controversial causing the organization to fall behind or lose its competitive advantage. Instead of responding to the waves of change, organizations can be torn apart by the jaws of defeat.

MLSs and Boards that do not stay close to trends can enforce outdated rules and regulations that hinder member success. They can make decisions in isolation of the needs of home buyers and sellers weakening the relationship of their members with the buying public.

Worst of all, a Board of Directors that does not stay in touch may not even know it is out of touch if it does not reach out beyond its local community to see where the real estate industry is going.

When conducting strategic plans we hear from brokers and board members that their organization is out of touch with today’s reality.

So how do you get your board in touch? You can pay thousands of dollars for several of your board members to attend industry events. Many of these events can be very valuable for the content that is presented and the networking and peer to peer learning. The CMLS conference and the AEI conference are two great opportunities for MLSs and Associations to get in touch.

WAV Group offers another method for staying in touch with trends and learning from progressive MLSs and Associations around North America. We call it the WAVes of Change™ Series. This exciting online program allows every one of your Board members and department heads to keep in touch on the ever-changing trends in our business WITHOUT leaving home.

This quarterly live webinar will include exclusive, early looks at WAV Group research as well as the ability to learn from industry experts about technology trends, consumer insights and broker and agent issues. We will discuss the key threats and opportunities that face our industry today helping everyone to find new ways to improve the relevance of their organization and ensure its long-term viability.

The WAVes of Change™ series will also encourage participating organizations to share their best practices and breakthrough programs, enabling all of us to learn from the best!

Join the Texas Association of REALTORS®, REALTORS® Association of New Mexico and more on this exciting program!

If you would like to learn more about this exciting program, feel free to email us at Marilyn@wavgroup.com or call us at 805 748-9118 and we’ll be happy to tell you more about it.