Last year, the National Association of REALTORS® reported 1.4 million members. In October, the NAR total membership number now stands at 1,453,128 – up some 50,000 new members in growth during the middle of a pandemic.
Before the pandemic, according to most recent Census data, only 1 in 20 Americans worked from home. I am part of that original 5 percent group. And watching clients, vendors, colleagues – my spouse -- and others struggle to work from home, I am feeling incredibly guilty.
When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. That's how many people, companies, and organizations, like the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO), are responding to these uncertain times. Unable to host its standard Spring Tech Summit in New Orleans, the team at RESO came out early with a pivot to create a digital summit version – April 21-23. That's welcoming news, as many folks will tell you RESO is the best-kept secret among all real estate conferences. True, there won’t be a #RESOnola, but I am ready #RESOremote. I need a conference – badly. So, I have blocked my calendar [...]
Inman Connect NY in January for me was one of the best Connects I have experienced in quite some time. I am admittedly jaded. I have missed but a handful of Connects.
This year, we see the tale of two beliefs - a group that believes that real estate is poised for growth - and a group that believes that our strong US Economy has a higher risk of downside despite 2019 jumping out to a great start.
As advocates and ambassadors of the Broker Public Portal, the WAV Group wants to encourage our MLS clients attending Inman Connect NYC to meet with the BPP. It’s a fantastic opportunity to get updated on the remarkable stream of success achieved in the last 12 months.
These three things should help make NAR San Francisco a much better experience: NAR Conference scheduling tool, NAR Bus Schedule, and The NAR Annual App.
The Florida Realtors have created and built the No. 1 tech support service for real estate pros in North America. It's been an incredible growth story, with 600,000 agents and brokers in the U.S. and Canada able to access top-tier tech support that doesn’t cost them a dime.
WomanUP! is a terrific program that has drawn attention to the leadership inequality in our business, the organization cannot give women the chance to lead and grow without all of our help. It’s up to every business owner and leader in real estate to self-evaluate their organization’s hiring and promotion practices.
For the past five years or so, WAV Group has been attending the Real Estate and New Technology (RENT) conference in Paris. It is enormously stimulating and absolutely my favorite conference each year. Would you like to join us?
The buzz at Connect was that to win, tech startups need to work within the industry, and with the industry, not against it. That's where the investment dollars are going, and after this Connect, I can see why.
The early bird registration discount for the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) Fall Conference in St Louis September 9-12, 2019 ends this Wednesday, July 17. This is a timely reminder of the remarkable value that one of real estate’s leading nonprofit organizations offers.