Connect Magazine May/June 2019 - Page 21

are well positioned to interact with each other toward a larger, common goal – selling properties in the local marketplace. ASSOCIATION EVENTS Did you attend the annual Installation Gala in December? How about association-sponsored blood drives, member breakfasts or the annual RPAC event? Are you planning to take part in our annual Realtor ® Trade Show or any of the conferences we offer? All of these and other events present a tremendous opportunity not only for increasing your industry knowledge, but for networking as well. TRAINING CLASSES Realtors ® who attended the recent Remine training say they were very impressed with the power of this new online mar- ket analytics tool, which is included with your membership. Those who didn’t attend are not as well positioned to harness Remine’s full power and utility. Of course, RPCRA offers many other classes throughout the year, including in-depth sessions on contracts, law and lead generation. Each one is designed to increase your professional knowledge and credibility in the eyes of your current and prospective clients. ONLINE PRODUCTIONS As you probably know, RPCRA recently launched two new online productions to help bring to life the voices of member, staff and board experts in a wide range of industry topics. The goal is to present relevant, timely information that will help make you a more successful Realtor ® . You can currently access our video production, Realtors ® Corner, and our podcast, Re- altor ® Riff Raff, via our Facebook page and YouTube Channel. MORE WAYS TO ENGAGE Besides the many formal classes, seminars and events offered by RPCRA, we offer the opportunity to serve on our board or one of our committees, which cover a range of industry topics. Many members have leveraged professional relationships made through the organization to find a mentor or mentee to work with through their real estate career journey. Simply offering feedback and suggestions for improving member ser- ‘Once our members begin to engage at a greater level, they quickly see how much they get from it and it takes off from there.’ vices is another good way to engage with your association. “Once our members begin to engage at a greater level, they quickly see how much they get from it and it takes off from there,” says Beate. “And for us, it’s very rewarding to see our members flourish and grow. We love it.” n — Beate Jones RPCRA CEO