Welcome to Q4 2020!
We can talk about the trials 2020 has brought us or we can talk about the opportunities this year has presented. I choose to focus on the opportunities. One such opportunity was to really dig in with the dedicated, talented Board of Directors and work toward improving the NABOR member experience. I truly love being a part of NABOR.. We have so many great members with several serving on the Board of Directors and on committees.
This year we launched a newly designed New Member Orientation program which focuses on the benefits and importance of the REALTOR® membership as well as contributing your "Fair Share" to the Political Action Committee/Team. Temporarily this was done virtually but now we have started back with the live presentation. Woo Hoo!
We were presented with the opportunity to move the NABOR office to a larger yet more affordable space while at the same time freshening the brand of NABOR with a more modern logo. There is now space in the office to accommodate our nearly full slate of Directors at meetings and host Orientation or trainings. While live CE presentation was curtailed we even launched online CE offerings by partnering with The CE Shop!
The growth of NABOR demanded we move into the cloud-based environment so we implemented GrowthZone, a system that streamlines handling membership records, billing, and more! Soon the next module will be launched allowing each agent to have their personal login credentials for their "InfoHub" to view the membership roster, register for upcoming events, update their information or retrieve forms.
This time also allowed us to examine the need to develop emerging leaders so the NABOR Young Professionals Network was formed and launched. While this is geared mostly to those REALTORS® and Affiliates under the age of 40 there is absolutely NO age restriction and all members are welcome to participate. YPN will focus on leadership development, business development, community involvement and Political Action.
It's hard to believe that after writing about all of these advancements, there are even more exciting things yet to announce in 2020 but it's true. We didn't have live CE, the Awards Gala, a summer membership meeting or the Affiliate Appreciation event but we stayed focused on what is important. The NABOR members.
All of these improvements and those yet to be announced were done with one goal in mind. Member services. You, the members, are why NABOR exists and it is very clearly present in the hearts of the staff, Directors, Affiliates and Committees. Everyone who works for or volunteers at NABOR wants the best for the members and it shows. Thanks to all who have made these things possible!
Steve Hayes, NABOR President 2020