Ryan Conrad CAE RCE e-Pro
In this issue, you’ll find a focus on communicating your value proposition: why we know that Realtors® are “Worth It.” From your Chairman Bob Adamson’s letter to our 2017 Convention & Trade Show to the Board of Director candidate bios of our dedicated members, there is no doubt that we know you are “Worth It.”
Have you also considered the value of your NVAR membership? I’d like to share some concrete examples of how your Realtor® association is “Worth It.”
Our staff and volunteer leaders monitor, address and influence legal issues that impact you and your clients. In 2017, we held dozens of meetings with your state legislators, congressional delegation and local elected officials. NVAR participation in groups that include four local chambers of commerce, the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance and the Fairfax Housing Work Group ensure that Realtors® have a seat at the table when significant decisions are made that influence real estate in our region.
Our Chief Lobbyist, Mary Beth Coya, recently celebrated 30 years of dedicated service working on your behalf at NVAR. Check out the photos to see the elected officials who celebrated her considerable achievements and recognized NVAR’s positive influence on homeownership. Take a look at the infographic showing how RPAC investments enable us to do the important work that ultimately benefits you and our entire industry.
This year we launched an award-winning website to improve your online experience with NVAR, and to expand our presence in the Northern Virginia marketplace so that buyers and sellers appreciate your value. We’ve formed the Technology Advisory Group that will help guide our new Digital Experience Team to develop products and programs to improve your productivity and your membership experience.
Our outreach activities are making a positive influence in Northern Virginia neighborhoods. Our first Realtor® Community Action Day this past April received media attention, letting Northern Virginia residents know that Realtors® make positive changes in their communities. Our first housing fair attracted hundreds of local residents, and demonstrated how Realtors® can help them make important housing decisions.
NVAR continues to maintain a strong presence at national and international levels, too. Whether hosting an annual Showcase of Ideas & Innovative Concepts for association executives, or supporting exploratory missions around the globe, NVAR is expanding opportunities for our members to engage in leadership positions across the country and around the world.
I’m confident that these examples underscore the worth of your NVAR membership. The more that we can achieve to make NVAR #WorthIt to you, the greater our role in demonstrating that you’re #WorthIt!