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This is the time of the year when we recognize and honor those who do so much for our Association. By serving our Association, these members are also serving each of us, our customers and clients, homeowners and future homeowners and our community. 

The awards we honor our fellow REALTORS® with are really just a small token compared to the debt of gratitude we owe these members for their service to our profession. Homeownership itself, and our profession, would look much different if REALTOR volunteers did not serve tirelessly in so many areas. From my seat as WSRAR President, I am amazed at the time and energy so many volunteers put in on our behalf. 

My favorite quote has long been the President Teddy Roosevelt quote, "The Man in the Arena." Most notably Roosevelt said, "It is not the critic who counts...the credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena." 
WSRAR is blessed with many men and women serving in the REALTOR® Arena and in the arena for our communities. I encourage you to come out to the WSRAR Awards Dinner on Tuesday, November 14th at 5:45 p.m. at Forsyth Country Club to help thank and congratulate our award winning "REALTORS® in the Arena." 
A Challenge to Uncover Greatness
By Samuel Aubrey
Last month, I set out to share what I believe is a common focus each of us should have.  The underlying motivations that not only bind us together as a collective and cohesive group, but also those common hopes and aspirations we envision that will ultimately lead us to greatness.  As your Association, WSRAR must continue to pursue the very best in what it provides to each member, and from time to time, postulate reasoned pathways that challenge all members to explore strategic opportunities which lead to excellence, as well. 
One such path is exemplified in a simple yet comprehensive invitation to all WSRAR members to commit to proactively lead, engage, affirm, and promote.  Let’s examine for a minute each of these key components that call out along the pathway to excellence:
Lead by example.  We all know the best way to demonstrate the behaviors you want to see in others is to lead by example. Mentor and encourage others to lead within your organizations and at your Association.  Not all leaders are born.  Many are simply asked to lead.  So, I am asking and encouraging [no, challenging] each of you to ask yourself and others with whom you have influence, to consider taking on new and additional roles of leadership.
Engage with purpose. Your association can be viewed as an extension of your business and a valued resource for you and your Brokers and staff. Your participation and involvement serves as confirmation of this fact and encourages further involvement of your office and teams.
Affirmation through acknowledgement and action.  Acknowledge the work your Association and volunteer leadership does on your behalf.  Take action by attending events and encouraging your Brokers to also participate as well as volunteer.  In doing so, you are making a contribution which creates  an atmosphere of service that enhances and affirms the hard work and dedication that must be pervasive in the industry to ensure success.
Promote with enthusiasm. We have the best Association and membership in the region and perhaps in the state and nationally.  Our volunteerism and community involvement is off the charts—as we are recognized throughout the Triad and on the state and national levels for the many contributions we make.  WSRAR provides top-notched programming, services, technologies, and benefits—all at the lowest possible costs to members.  Tell your Brokers.  Tell your colleagues.  Tell your clients of all the many exciting things being accomplished and achieved by WSRAR REALTORS®.
Again, when we are intentional in our efforts to lead, engage, affirm, and promote the many amazing aspects of the real estate industry, we can realize our full potential as a whole.

Monday, November 6
USPAP with Mel Black | 9:00 a.m. | WSRAR

Tuesday, November 7
Home Inspection Committee | 1:30 p.m. | WSRAR

Wednesday, November 8
Appraiser Broker Mortgage Lender Forum | 9:00 a.m. | WSRAR

Thursday, November 9
New Member Orientation | 8:30 a.m. | WSRAR

Friday, November 10
CE: BICUP with Bill Gallagher | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Allegacy FCU
CE: Trends: The Current & Future Direction of the RE Profession with Bill Gallagher | 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. | Allegacy FCU
Are you interested in the Central Carolina Leadership Academy? 

Application Deadline is November 21 at Noon!

The Central Carolina Regional Leadership Academy helps emerging REALTORS® gain real estate industry and regional knowledge that would prepare and equip them to fill volunteer leadership positions in their local Association,  NC REALTORS®  and in their community as well, thereby enhancing the REALTOR® Brand.
This is a seven-session program that encompasses a year.  There is a nomination process and Association Presidents are encouraged to nominate up to two (2) of their members annually for this program.  The curriculum includes:
  • Team Building
  • Effective Communication Skills and Public Speaking
  • Challenges of Leadership – The Difference Between Leading + Managing
  • Getting Things Accomplished through Other Volunteers
  • Age, Ethnic and Gender Diversity + Different Personality Types
  • Technology Trends……..Working Smarter, not Harder
  • Making REALTOR® Associations Outstanding Advocates
  • Leadership Program Advisory Board Challenge
Graduation Luncheon
Online registration is preferred. To register for education classes and membership events, update your personal information, or pay an invoice, go to 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.
November 14 Awards Dinner
Time: 5:45 p.m. 
Location: Forsyth Country Club | 3101 Country Club Rd. 
Drink ticket sponsor:
Coldwell Banker Triad, REALTORS

Sponsor: Fairway Independent Mortgage

November 16 Breakfast Meeting
Time: 9:00-9:30 a.m. Breakfast | 9:30-10:30 a.m. Program 
Location: Piedmont Advantage Credit Union 
Topic: Am I Covered If...?
Panel: WSRAR members: Brent Johnson & Associates/Peak Group, Donna M. Jones Insurance, Farm Bureau Insurance, GEICO/Young Insurance Group
Email your questions to

Sponsor: Piedmont Advantage Credit Union
Members: Free | Guests: $20

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

December 8 CFEC Holiday Program
Time: 10:00 a.m. 
Location: Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts

We are collecting items for sensory bottles. VOSS hard plastic water bottles and filler items. See the list on the flyer!

Sponsor: Hamilton Group Funding

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
WSRAR has also partnered with The CE Shop for online courses. Sign up this month and get 20% off!

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 Please watch your Matrix News & Alerts for new services to be added soon!
October 12 Tax Strategies Class
October 19 Principal's Meeting
November 1 CE with Stephen Long
November 1 CE Update with Stephen Long
2017 Local Goal $26,354.50
2017 Totals: $26,133.00 from 443 Members

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