Executive Report-Jan/Feb 2011

Association members give association high marks in benchmarking survey “Good, very good and excellent.” We all like to hear those words, and that’s what came through loud and clear on the membership survey the Loyalty Research Center did for our association in late 2010. That doesn’t mean we don’t have things we can improve, but […]

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A Minute with Laurie

Q:  What is the Realtor® Hot Topics series all about? A: Realtor® Hot Topics events are educational sessions that enable the association to address issues important to the Realtor® community. For example, at the end of January, we held a property revaluation session, which was taped and is available online for members who were unable […]

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2011 Realtors® Care Day Partners

Partners make it possible The Housing Opportunity Foundation partners with community-housing agencies each year on Realtors® Care Day. The agencies assist in identifying homeowners and often lend expertise on how to accomplish projects. Some also provide supervision and work the day of the event. “It’s been a great partnership,” says Tim O’Neil, who heads the […]

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Third time’s a charm: Realtors® Care Day: March/April 2011

Annual Realtors® Care Day event takes involvement to new level By: Susan Shackelford Partners make it possible New Homeowner Relationship chair Let’s face it — few Realtors® turn down a party. But that’s what happened when the Housing Opportunity Foundation surveyed participants after Realtors® Care Day in 2010. “It really surprised us,” says Terri Marshall, executive […]

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Third time’s a charm: Realtors® Care Day

Annual Realtors® Care Day event takes involvement to new level By: Susan Shackelford Partners make it possible New Homeowner Relationship chair Let’s face it — few Realtors® turn down a party. But that’s what happened when the Housing Opportunity Foundation surveyed participants after Realtors® Care Day in 2010. “It really surprised us,” says Terri Marshall, executive […]

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Education: Jan/Feb 2011

NEW YEAR=NEW CLASSES Sales Management Certification comes to Mingle By: Mike Caesar, education coordinator On Jan. 20-21, Dan Elzer, president of The Training Academy, will deliver the Managing for Profit: Sales Management certification. This new certification course guides you to new levels of profitability and effectiveness. Successful brokers and managers do more than direct — they […]

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Community Connection: Jan/Feb 2011

CMS PARENT UNIVERSITY STRENGTHENS PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN HOME AND SCHOOL By: Jerri Hagler, executive director Family and Community Services/Parent University Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Being a parent is one of the most rewarding and sometimes the most challenging jobs anyone can have. It’s also a job that comes with little or no training or background. That’s why Charlotte-Mecklenburg […]

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Info Tech: Jan/Feb 2011

ABIDE BY RULES WHEN USING CMLS STATISTICAL INFORMATION By: Debbie Wey, assistant director, CMLS policy CMLS prefers to provide statistical information to the media directly. However, CMLS Member Participants (MPs) and Subscribers may provide statistical information to the media, or create promotional fliers that list properties that have sold in a particular neighborhood. It is important, […]

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TEMPO Tips: Jan/Feb 2011

What’s better than free? 5 software business tools available for use now By: Harman Gill As we move to an increasingly digitized world, software is becoming an even more important part of our lives. And, there’s a lot of software available for free. Check out the following ways to kick your technology use up a […]

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Legislative Insider: Jan/Feb 2011

Election Wrap-up What Realtors® should expect in 2011 By: Elizabeth Barnhardt On Election Day 2010, major changes took place with elected leadership in the Charlotte region that will greatly affect Realtors®. The budget will be the dominating issue. Mecklenburg County is going through property revaluation, the state is predicting a $3 billion shortfall, and the […]

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