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FROM THE DESK OF LOU BALDWIN
Envisioning Our Future
 
As we celebrate the past 100 Years of WSRAR, it is also incumbent upon us to lead the way as we start our second 100 years of organized real estate in the Winston-Salem area.

What will the real estate profession look like 5, 10, 25 or 100 years down the road? What decisions do we need to be making today to make sure our members are well positioned for the changes ahead? How will technology work for us or against us over the next few decades? What can WSRAR be doing to lead the way and influence the future of real estate and our profession?

Your Board of Directors discuss strategic initiatives at each of our meetings. Over the next few months we will have special strategic planning meetings and will update our strategic plan. One question that often comes up is “what will our facilities needs be in the coming years?” We will soon have the largest membership we have ever had and we have plans for continued growth. We currently have to go off-site for many of our functions. As you know, at the end of last year we acquired the large building and lot next door to our WSRAR offices. What is our best use for that property?

On October 18th at 11:00 a.m. we will have a Visioning Session at WSRAR to discuss these questions. This will also be a topic at the WSRAR Principals Meeting on October 19th at 1 p.m. at Brookstown Inn. I hope you will join us for these events and share your thoughts and ideas about our future. I look forward to seeing you there!
FROM THE DESK OF SAMUEL AUBREY
Transformation: The New Normal
“WSRAR – 100 and Counting.”
 
First, thank you for your generous support in a time of need for those who were devastated by the recent disasters across the country. Your selfless and sacrificial giving has made a tremendous difference in the lives of so many.
 
Transformation IS the new normal!
 
The old adage “if you’re not growing, you’re dying” is more true in today’s business environment than perhaps any other time in history. WSRAR is experiencing record growth more than anytime in its 100 years of service...and, counting!  What an accomplishment!  There is still more to come.
 
A recent Harvard study revealed that the most successful transformations share five (5) common characteristics and strategies: 
  • Transformational thinkers exist in leadership (thinking outside of the”group-think” bubble)
  • Use culture change to drive engagement (embrace change to drive engagement)
  • Strategically pursue two separate journeys (strengthen /enhance legacy values and develop and employ innovative strategies to achieve success)
  • Communicate positive narratives about the future (the sky isn’t falling—the sky is the limit!.  It’s all about your perception)
  • Develop a roadmap before disruption takes hold (there is no time to waste in getting started.  Develop and implement an effective transformation plan) 
The big question we all should ask: Are we redefining who we are and what we do in order to foster and accommodate present and future growth and development?
 
The multitude of changes occurring in the industry that have a potential impact on our ability to succeed are growing in number. Our collective focus must be on listening, learning, analyzing, and utilizing information to explore strategic opportunities that allows us to take important calculated risks.  We must set out a plan to meet the demands and challenges through the strengthening of our legacy values and incorporation of new and innovative strategies. This is a basic formula for our success.
 
In the coming weeks, WSRAR Leadership and Staff will ask for your participation in an exercise to assist in transforming your association—to take a leap with us to ensure a continuation of professionalism and quality that will span the next 100 years.  When we are intentional in our efforts to lead, engage, affirm, and promote the many amazing aspects of the real estate industry, we will then realize our full potential as a whole.

 
COMING UP NEXT WEEK
Tuesday, October 10
RCA Breakfast | 8:00 a.m. | Forsyth Country Club (RCA members only)
PMD Board of Directors | 9:00 a.m. | WSRAR

Wednesday, October 11
Onsite Home Inspection Seminar | 1:00 p.m. | 5290 Balsom Rd., Pfafftown (Rain date: Oct. 18)

Thursday, October 12
Breakfast Meeting & 2.5 hour Tax Seminar | 9:00 a.m. | Allegacy FCU

Friday, October 13
Drive One for Habitat Golf Tournament | Noon | Tanglewood
MEMBERSHIP REPORT
CLICK FOR MEMBERSHIP REPORT
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS PREFERRED
Online registration is preferred. To register for education classes and membership events, update your personal information, or pay an invoice, go to www.wsrar.com. Click on the green Member Services button on the top right. Use your NRDS# as your login and your password is the last 4 digits of your social security number.
UPCOMING EVENTS
October 12 Bradford Tax Seminar
Time: 9:00-9:30 a.m. Breakfast | 9:30 a.m. to Noon Program
Location: Allegacy Federal Credit Union | 1691 Westbrook Plaza Dr.
Proven business strategies for the Real Estate Professional.
Speaker: Kelly Clark, Bradford and Company, Inc. 
Sponsor: Allegacy Federal Credit Union
RSVP: www.wsrar.com
October 17 PMD Membership Meeting
Time: Breakfast: 8:30 a.m. | Program 9:00 a.m.
Location: WSRAR
Speaker: Mindy McCorckle
Topic:  The Change Game – Change is scary, and often creates chaos.  But it’s a given.  Things will change. They simply MUST.  How we prepare for change is critical to how we deal with it, in business and in life. Learn how to be ready for change and how to manage through it successfully
PMD Members: Free | Guests $10

Please click here to register:  troberts@wsrar.com
 
October 18 Visioning Session
Time: 11:00 a.m.-Noon
Location: WSRAR
Topic: What are our future facilities needs?
October 19 Principals Meeting
Time: 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Location: Brookstown Inn | 200 Brookstown Ave.
Topic: Transformation: The New Normal
“WSRAR 100 and Counting”
Speaker: Samuel Aubrey, WSRAR CEO

Sponsor: Hamilton Group Funding
RSVP: www.wsrar.com

December 1 Bus Trip
Time: 9:00-9:30 a.m. check in at Hanes Mall. Bus will return at 6:00 p.m.
Stops include: RCR Museum, NC Transportation Museum & Childress Vineyards

Sponsor: Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Members $55 | Without Tasting $35
Guests $70 | Without Tasting $55

#GIVEBACK100
CONTINUING EDUCATION
Wednesday, November 1
GENUP with Stephen Long - Register here

Wednesday, November 1
For the Good of All: REALTOR Code of Ethics with Stephen Long - Register here


Friday, November 10
BICUP with Bill Gallagher - Register here

Friday, November 10
Trends: The Current & Future Direction of the RE Profession with Bill Gallagher - Register here

The National Association of REALTORS® requires all members to take Code of Ethics training on a Biennial basis (once every two years) between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2018. REALTORS® who join the Association after January 1, 2017 and attend New Member Orientation have already fulfilled their Code of Ethics training requirement.

Cracking the Code
 with the 
CE Shop and these two classes below through Real Time Learn will give you 4 hours CE elective and satisfy NAR’s Code of Ethics requirement.
Scruples and the Code of Ethics: O/L | Instructor Jo Mangum
Staying on the Right Path: O/L | Instructor Cindy Chandler


Take an online elective.
Online Classes with the CE ShopRegister here
Online Classes through Real Time Learn - Click here to get started!
 
GRI Classes at WSRAR
November 17, GRI Technology Tools & Resources

USPAP Class at WSRAR November 6. 8:30 a.m. Check-in 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Class
https://www.brightpathedu.com/event/7-hr-uspap-winston-salem-november-6-2017/
WSRAR has also partnered with The CE Shop for online courses. Sign up this month and get 20% off!

CE & GRI SPONSORS
MLS
On the front page of Matrix, you will find the REALTOR Tools widget.
 

 
All of these services are included in your MLS monthly fee. If you have any questions about these services, please visit the Resources and/or the Help tab in Matrix or contact Triad MLS: 336-841-1337 or
helpdesk@triadmls.com Please watch your Matrix News & Alerts for new services to be added soon!
EVENT PHOTOS
September 7 Orientation
September 12 Membership Meeting
September 14 Learn @ Lunch
September 26 YPN Technology & Business Expo
October 5 GRI Business Planning with Jo Mangum
October 5 Fall Social
 
REALTOR PARTY & RPAC UPDATE
2017 Local Goal $26,354.50
2017 Totals: $26,133.00 from 443 Members

Contributions are not deductible for income tax purposes. Contributions to RPAC are voluntary and are used for political purposes. You may contribute more or less than the suggested amount. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal and the National Association of REALTORS® or any of its state associations or local boards will not favor or disfavor any member because of the amount contributed. 70% of each contribution is used by your state PAC to support state and local political candidates. Until your state PAC reaches its RPAC goal 30% is sent to National RPAC to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 2 U.S.C. 441a; after the state PAC reaches its RPAC goal it may elect to retain your entire contribution for use in supporting state and local candidates.
RPAC PLEDGE FORM
HOME BUILDERS ASSOC.
NAR CONFERENCE & EXPO
November NAR Conference & Expo
Dates: November 3rd - November 6th
Location: McCormick Place ● West Building | Chicago, IL

Register
here!
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