A goal is reached.
If you’ve been around AgentGenius for awhile, you may remember my post “Join the Committme.” After the Google/Scraper debate, I was quite frustrated that things went the way they did and I made a decision to try and work to move into some committee work on the local and state levels in order to get my feet wet and eventually move to the national level.
I received a DM on Twitter this morning from Todd Carpenter telling me to look for an email from NAR President-Elect Vicki Cox Golder and to call him if I had any questions. I wasn’t quite sure what it meant and the obvious sort of escaped me. I waited through the day and finally saw an email from NAR in my inbox. I opened it and what followed was an invitation from NAR to join a committee at their request.
I had to read the email a few times to fully understand what was going on, but basically I had just been handed one of my goals as a Realtor®. I was being asked to join a committee. A few weeks ago, the Texas Association of Realtors® had turned me down for a committee position and the jury is still out on my local board, but I did apply as I said I would.
The theory of it all.
In speaking with Todd a little later in the evening, he explained that NAR was looking to “find new and willing voices to help shake things up.” Because of Todd’s involvement here at AgentGenius as a constant reader and commenter, he knew who I was and knew what I had to say. I guess you could say he put in a good word for me.
NAR’s new theory of bringing in some people that may not be your traditional committee members is interesting to say the least. Here I am a Realtor® still getting established in the business and they are asking me to step up. I find the idea encouraging in that perhaps NAR needs to think of some new ways to connect with their membership and perhaps opening the doors to the hallowed halls of committees a bit more is a step in the right direction. By giving people like me a voice, perhaps there can be some great discussion between people who have a billion years experience and a guy like me who’s still learning, questioning, and thinking about each facet of the industry. A set of new eyes and ears.
I wonder what other agents out there think. Is NAR moving in a good direction? Is it a good idea to let less experienced agents loose on NAR committees? Have I made a good decision by accepting the invitation? Can I add something to the conversation? So many questions and some new responsibilities. Ones I’m ready to take on and look forward to. What do you think?
Although completely unrelated to this conversation, I would like to thank everyone from AgentGenius – writers, readers, and owners who helped me with my attempt to get to BlogWorld 2009. Thanks, it just goes to show that friendship can be built on a social media platform.
photo courtesy of Tim Musson