NAR Leadership Summit Archive

Are You With Me?

Togetherness was clearly the watchword for NAR’s 2014 Leadership Summit. Every August, incoming state and local REALTOR® association presidents from around the country and their association staff executives get together in Chicago to address major industry challenges. At this...
August 26, 2014

Economic Hurdles Call for Team Mentality

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt captivated audiences with his speed and charisma during the 2012 Summer Olympics. You may have noticed “The Fastest Man in the World” slows his steps ever so slightly when approaching the finish line during his...

Sullenberger: “Your Reputation Is Built on One Interaction at a Time”

In less than four minutes on a chilly January afternoon back in 2009, U.S. Airways Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger made a series of focused, yet impossibly calm decisions that saved the lives of 155 people. “I had to set...

REThinking the Future

After going through the major political, economic and technological shifts of the past decade, many real estate professionals are probably asking themselves, “When is business going to get back to normal?” And the answer is never — if “normal”...
August 21, 2012

Dick Vitale’s Formula for Success

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine For someone whose life has been filled with so much rejection and loss, Dick Vitale seems like a very happy man. The colorful ESPN basketball commentator and coach, of course, has experienced...

NAR Leadership: Legislative Efforts Loom for REALTORS®

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine In the wake of recent legislative successes, including the extension and expansion of the home buyer tax credit and the restoration of the rural housing program, more challenges remain for REALTORS®, NAR...
August 6, 2010

Economic Update: Mixed Signals

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine If attendees of NAR’s 2010 Leadership Summit were seeking some clarity around today’s “good news, bad news” economy, what they actually got was, well, good news and bad news. In an economic...
August 6, 2010

CRT Presents New iPhone App at Leadership Summit

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine What’s the best smartphone on the market? This is one of the most common questions fielded by NAR Chief Technology Officer Mark Lesswing. He, along with Keith Garner, vice president of...

The Right Way to Get Started in Social Media

By Shane Singh, Editorial Intern, REALTOR® Magazine Who, what, where, when, why, and how? Four speakers took on these classic questions at the 2010 National Association of REALTORS® Leadership Summit’s 21st Century Communications panel this afternoon, and related them...
August 5, 2010

Dara Torres: ‘We’re Obligated to Keep Trying’

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Twelve-time Olympic medalist Dara Torres left the attendees of the NAR 2010 Leadership Summit speechless when she announced that on Monday she entered the pool for the first time in months after...