The incoming class of local association leaders got a chance to network and learn about the year ahead as they gathered on Sunday in Chicago.
Each year local association executives and their incoming presidents gather for a day of training in advance of the National Association of REALTORS® Leadership Summit. This year, the event was keynoted by Ron Phipps, who served as president of the national association in 2011.
The event was kicked off by Illinois REALTORS® President-elect Doug Carpenter, who talked about the effort to build bridges with consumers through REALTOR® outreach.
“Using our collective consumer data and homeowner data we can create a viable network of informed and engaged consumers to expand our local, state, and national influence,” he said. “This network plays into the second trend, More state-by-state strategies versus starting and expecting all things to be done at the federal level.”
Phipps, from Warwick, R.I., talked to those at the meeting about volunteer leadership.