Coaching Corner: Committee work -- for you!
By "Coach" Marilou Butcher Roth
As a member of the Ohio REALTORS NAR Strategy Committee, we would like to present information in the next three of my blogs to talk to you about National Association of REALTORS (NAR) committees, and to assist you in this process. As a member of an association, you have the opportunity to participate in committee work -- on a local, state and national level. Some of you reading this may already be involved to various degrees. And, some of you may not. The reasons for not being involved will vary, however, I have found “not enough time” at the top of the list for most REALTORS.
Let’s begin this discussion by indulging my past 33 years as a member of our industry associations, with consistent involvement over that period of time. So, I get to pull the longevity card for credibility sake. Here is what I can tell you without question -- the time that I have spent on committee and leadership involvement is far surpassed by the benefits I have received. Without question, what I have learned has made me a better agent and broker.
Benefits range from not only what I have learned, but also the feeling that comes with being part of something bigger. My professionalism expands, and I now have contacts, not just statewide but nationally. Bottom line...active involvement has impacted my bottom line positive way!
For the next two weeks, you will find my blog focused a bit differently than usual. By the time you are reading this, you will have received an email from Ohio REALTORS regarding NAR committee sign up. Take some time and read through it. Pay attention to how you feel, and what direction you may want to take your committee involvement.
In the next two blogs, I will be expanding our conversation around NAR committees, including how to get the ball rolling as well as tips to achieve placement on the committee of your choice.
Start to begin to think about this, and watch for next weeks’s blog!