Danger Report Associations. View the NAR Danger Report’s Ten Dangers impacting Associations.

Shared Services Workshop PowerPoint from the November 2014 session in New Orleans. See the related post under News for more information.

MCS services and NAR core standards chart. This chart shows how we can help with Standards Implementation, plus adds information about our collective experience as value-added service.

National Survey Executive Summary. This summary provides a good look at insights about the future of organized real estate  from association executives around the country.

10 Reasons Strategic Plans Fail. Associations have varying success with developing and implementing a successful strategic plan. What can go wrong? Lots. Make sure to read this to make sure your association avoids these errors.

Why Plan. Why should your association have a strategic plan? This is a question often asked by leaders when deciding whether to allocate resources to the development and ongoing implementation of a strategic plan. This article will provide some good answers.

Shared Value REALTOR AE Summer 2013 As today’s discussions about relevancy, member value, and lowering costs without diminishing services go round and round, we’re left wondering: How do we do it all, while becoming lean and fit organizations? Take a look at this REALTOR AE Magazine (summer 2013) article to see an overview of shared services ideas and NAR’s recently revised Shared Services Resources.

What’s Your Value? Associations everywhere are talking about value – what is it, how to frame it, and how to communicate it. This article poses some ideas about measuring value and points out a quick way to begin to identify the benefits of each of your programs and services. (Reprinted with permission from NAR’s REALTOR® AE Magazine.)

Board Orientation Basics Template This Board of Directors Orientation/Leadership Training PowerPoint will prompt you to cover all the key components of an orientation session for your incoming board of directors. Feel free to use it and adjust it to fit your needs.

Strategic Plan Implementation Checklist. Worried your plan will begin to gather dust as soon as it’s printed? This checklist will help you get started implementing the plan right away.

Action Plan Template. This template can help associations implement their strategic plans and track their progress through listing all the goals and objectives, adding tactics, deadlines, and responsible parties.

REALTOR Association Priority Goals and Objectives. Based on over twenty associations’ strategic plans developed in 2011, the top three most frequently listed goals fall in these subject areas.

10 Ways To Avoid Procuring Cause Disputes is a quick look at commonsense tips for REALTORS (R) to stay away from contentious commission disputes.