A Message from our President...
Andi DeFelice, ABR, Associate
Broker, Exclusive Buyer's Realty, Savannah, GA
had a client (young, military, West Point graduate) tell me that he
almost didn't hire me because of my website. It's old, tired
and uninspiring. Thankfully, I had already realized
this and had engaged a new web designer. My point is, are we, in our individual practices becoming
old, tired and uninspired? Have you taken a
look at your own social media presence lately?
As we all
know, the consumer is using technology now more than ever with their
home searches. How can we, as an association, assist
each other in making our presence known in the market place?
This is one of the many topics that board and staff constantly
discuss. Please help us by giving us your suggestions.
We are a rare breed and need to ensure that the home buying consumer
knows about us and the exceptional service we, as EBA's, provide.
pleased to announce the theme for our 2020
Educational Conference as we celebrate NAEBA's 25th
Anniversary. NAEBA will Kick Off our theme "Let's Tell Our Story"
in Scottsdale, Arizona on January 20, 21 & 22, 2020. We are
excited to announce keynote speaker ILYCE
nationally-syndicated columnist, top blogger, television personality,
radio talk show host and best-selling book author. Her
syndicated column, Real
Estate Matters, appears in about 70 newspapers and on many
more websites, including the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times,
Detroit Free Press, and the Wilmington News Journal. Her column,
written with her husband and real estate attorney Sam Tamkin, reaches
more than 7 million readers per week.
NAEBA is pleased to introduce our NEW Members in the
Month of July...click on their name and send each a personal welcome
Nichole Jones, Principle
Real Estate Group P.C., Riverton, UT
Gold, In Counsel Real Estate LLC, Wellesley Hills, MA
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Executive Director's Corner...
M. Surovick, NAEBA Executive Director/NRSI Chairman
A Call for Nominations...
On behalf of our
President, Andi DeFelice, I am pleased to announce our Annual Meeting
for the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents to be held
during our conference at The Saguaro Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona on
Monday, January 20, 2020.
Pursuant to Article IV, Section 4, Andi DeFelice,
our current President, will serve as the Chair of the Governance
Committee. NAEBA currently has openings in the following
positions: Director of Government Relations and Director of Publicity
and Marketing. As outlined in our bylaws, a brief description
of each position is below. In an overview, each position
carries the responsibility to attend a monthly Board conference call,
attend the Annual Strategic Planning meeting (in late October each
year) and take an active role in moving our organization forward.
Members may nominate themselves or a colleague.
Director of Publicity and Marketing
Director of Government Relations
Directors shall serve for a term of two years,
beginning each on January 1st, as determined by the Board of
Directors. Terms shall be staggered so that two directors are elected
in even-numbered years and two directors are elected in odd-numbered
years. Nominations will remain open until close of
business on September 30, 2019. Please submit your nominations to me
at email@example.com. Upon receiving a
nomination, I will reach out to each nominee to complete a brief
questionnaire to allow our candidates to bring forth their best
qualifications for the position they seek.
The final slate of nominations will be presented
to the NAEBA Board to meet the deadline of October 15, 2019.
Candidates must be a NAEBA member in good standing in the United
States and candidates with recent board experience are preferred. Our
Association vote will take place electronically on December 15, 2019.
Take a minute to consider getting involved...we
welcome all nominations.
Thursday, August 15, 2019
@ 1 pm (EST)
Series: Cell Phone & RE Technology
August will focus on helping NAEBA Members in the
area of Cell Phone & RE Technology. Bring your smartphones and
mobile devices to learn incredible tricks & tips to
tremendously improve the way you use your phone. Learn new apps &
review zipform, MLS & other essential apps needed in your
business. Then we'll go over new emerging technologies that will be
crucial to maintain a successful business. We welcome back keynote speaker from our 2019 NAEBA
Educational Conference, Jeffrey “Mr. Tech” Raskin. Recordings will be
available to NAEBA members post live delivery.
New Blogs at naeba.org
Do you have an idea for
a topic for an upcoming blog at naeba.org?
Share it with David: HERE
NAEBA congratulates the
following members who CLOSED THE LEAD...
(closings reported June
1, 2019 to June 30, 2019)
update from David Alvarez, Director of Marketing, NRSI
The month of June 2019 proved to be yet another
productive month for the NAEBA Referral Service, Inc.
(NRSI). NRSI matched 267 consumers nationally
with buyer agents to initiate their property search.
Of the 267 prospective home buyers, 149 were matched with NAEBA
agents, 110 were matched with Best-Non-NAEBA (BNN) agents, and 8
buyer agent requests went unplaced. Revenue hit a milestone as the highest grossing month of revenue since the inception
of NRSI with a 39.8% increase year-over-year! Web visitor traffic was
also up when compared to a year ago as www.naeba.org
saw 6,662 visitors in June of 2019 compared to 4,142 in June of
2018. Additionally, the dream of home ownership was made a
reality for 39 happy consumers as buyer agents guided them throughout
the real estate transaction and closed on their
Lastly, we encourage NAEBA members with questions,
or feedback regarding NRSI, to please feel free and email us at
or call us at (800) 986-2322.
Member Benefits are on
is the link to our member benefits page at naeba.info
NAEBA Member Benefits
are at the forefront of the strategic plan and we are looking for
members to work with our Director of Membership, Victoria Henderson
to identify and build value to NAEBA Members & Membership.
Interested in helping? Contact Victoria and join her team.