A Message from our
Andi DeFelice, ABR, Associate Broker, Exclusive
Buyer's Realty, Savannah, GA
I am pleased to report back to the membership the Board of Directors
approved a new Mission and Vision Statement for our organization on
April 11, 2019. The task force made up of Rich Harty, Victoria Henderson and Rich Rosa
worked to create clear, concise and dynamic statements that represent
NAEBA and our members. Please join me in thanking them for their
efforts and I hope that you will support and promote these statements
as we all work together to move NAEBA forward.
The vision of the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents is
to be the preeminent trade association which champions exclusive
buyer agency, consumer protection, and is a leader in the real estate
The mission of the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents is
to promote true exclusive buyer agency through education and
advocacy, protecting real estate consumers from unethical and
damaging practices, while adhering to the highest level of
professional standards in the industry.
The Executive Director's Corner...
Linda M. Surovick, NAEBA Executive Director/NRSI
January 2019, the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents
Board of Directors accompanied by the NAEBA Referral Service
Inc., Board of Directors began work on this five‐year strategic
plan to strengthen NAEBA’s success and
sustainability as it serves its members through 2023 and beyond.
Led by President Andi DeFelice, the Board represented a broad
cross section of leaders from across the country. The group
participated in a summit which covered the following items:
NAEBA can thrive as a “purpose driven” organization.
NAEBA can help members protect home buying consumers in increasingly
competitive and rapidly changing business and marketplace
NAEBA can enhance the impact of the Exclusive Buyer Agent in its
the business and membership model can better meet the needs of
members and the Exclusive Buyer Agent profession now and through
five year plan was approved on April 11, 2019 and along with our new
Mission and Vision Statement, NAEBA will set forth and embrace four
strategic goals to include: MEMBER EMPOWERMENT, MEMBERSHIP MODEL,
CONSUMER OUTREACH and BUSINESS MODEL & TECHNOLOGY
HERE to review the 2019-2023 NAEBA Strategic Plan in its entirety. I welcome all feedback and can be reached at
NAEBA is pleased to introduce our NEW Member in the
Month of April...click on his name and send him a personal welcome
Hudson, ABR, GRI, SFR
Estate Advisors, Valparaiso, IN.
congratulates the following members who
CLOSED THE LEAD...
(closings reported March 1, 2019 to March 31, 2019)
An update from David Alvarez, Director of
As the first quarter of 2019 came to a close, the
month of March delivered solid results. The NAEBA Referral Service (NRSI) matched 317
prospective home buyers with agents to begin their
property search. Of the 317 prospective home buyers, 183 were matched
with NAEBA Agents, 126 were matched with Best-Non-NAEBA (BNN) Agents,
and 8 agent requests were unplaceable. Revenue experienced a 9% increase when
compared to first quarter 2018 that resulted in 28 closings for the
month of March 2019. Lastly, web traffic also saw a
significant increase as 6,313 visitors visited www.naeba.org
during the month of March 2019. Should you have any questions, or
feedback regarding the NAEBA Referral Service, please feel free to
email us at email@example.com
and we will be happy to assist you.
WELCOME NEW Chairs...
is pleased to announce two NEW chairs to join NAEBA's leadership
NAEBA's 2020 Educational
January 19-22, 2020 -
The Saguaro Hotel, Scottsdale, AZ
Bish, Buyers Advantage Group Realty LLC, Raleigh,
many key responsibilities, Marge will be overseeing the speaker
selection process for the 8 open
educational sessions during our 2020 Conference, the
selection of our Social Event on Tuesday, Jan. 21st, and the host
state & site for the 2021 NAEBA Educational Conference. If you
would like to join Marge's committee just click on her name above and
send an email!
NAEBA's 2019 CEBA Chair
Lebenson, Elika Real
Estate, New York, NY
serving last year on the CEBA Committee, Margaret will now lead the
CEBA Committee as the Chair and take the 10 CEBA courses to an online
platform partnering with Dearborn
Real Estate Education. Margaret will also identify
and establish a procedure to track the CE requirement annually for
those NAEBA Members holding the CEBA /CEBA-M designation. If you
would like to join Margaret's committee just click on her name above
and send an email!
D.C. — Today the Consumer Federation of America released an
extensively researched report titled, The Agency Mess: Home Buyer and
Seller Confusion and Costs Related to Diverse and Poorly Enforced
State Laws About the Role and Responsibility of Real Estate Agents.
The report incorporates CFA’s research of the literature on real
estate agency, CFA’s mystery shopper survey of agents, and a national
consumer survey by ORC International. READ MORE HERE
Keep involved with your
Board of Directors...
Members now have a page on our member site www.naeba.info
dedicated to the Minutes
of the Board of Directors for NAEBA. It is password
protected and available to members only, so log in
and keep abreast of where we are going!