Written by JohnReinhardt
I just left Albany after attending the NYSAR (New York State Association of Realtors) business meetings. Besides being my obligation as the president of the Brooklyn Board of Realtors, there are so many more reasons why brokers should get more involved in their state activities.
RAISE THE BAR: As you might have picked up through other posts in thereinhardtblog.com, you can see that I am on a mission to improve the real estate industry. I believe that, as an industry, we need to move toward becoming a more professional group. We should strive to consistently offer top quality services for the communities that we serve.
WE’LL BE REPLACED: I believe that the consumer demands more information, more quickly; and they want us to be responsible for amazing advice and customer service…consistently. Our industry has some work to do here, or perhaps the consumer will find part or all of our services offered elsewhere…and maybe even for less cost.
WE CAN DO IT: Together, we can stay ahead of the consumers demands and continue to be the most important part of the real estate transaction process. We need to get together, like never before and strategize to keep our businesses strong and valuable for the consumer.
GET INVOLVED AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE: Some fellow brokers tell me that they don’t have time to get involved in the local boards and the state boards. Who does? We are all struggling to make our businesses successful, but I must suggest that we need to realize that our private businesses might be facing challenges, but the entire real estate industry needs a lot of help. We need to get involved with others that want to make a difference and do something.
YOU’RE EITHER PART OF THE SOLUTION OR PART OF THE PROBLEM
The fact that you’re reading this post probably means that you’re one of those who care about the industry and you would fit the profile of being involved in quite a few organizations; so how do we get the message out? I propose that we make our organizations more fun and rewarding. We need to bring back the real into real estate. Enough of the pomp and circumstance organizations of yesteryear. We don’t need to feel important…but we need to do important things.
FUTURE OF REAL ESTATE (FORE)
We just instituted a FORE group at the Brookyn Board of Realtors and I believe that each board of realtors must do the same, if they haven’t done so already. Now the difference in the FORE team, from the “young guns” type of group is that age is not as important in the selection of the committee. You want brokers and agents that GET IT. People that understand where the industry is going with regards to technology, customer service and the needs of the consumer and agents. Things are changing and as Wayne Gretsky would say, “I’ll skate to where the puck is going…not to where it is!”
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