The VAR Convention is this week, and politics are on my mind. Take a look at the agendas for the upcoming governance meetings and see if there is anything there that will affect your business (of course there is!). One of the more frustrating aspects of Association involvement is the pace of the Realtor political process. The Committees, the Work Groups, the Groups, The Teams … (sometimes, we should slow down a bit).

What is continually frustrating is the pace of the governance process. Change is happening to our industry in many ways, and we as Realtors need to get ahead of the changes. A big part of that is voicing your individual and collective opinions.

If you want change to happen, get involved. The Delegate Body, the Public Policy and Governance meeting, the Policy Board – all seem ethereal – made up of the Realtor Association vapor – until you actually come to a meeting and hear that the discussions focus on very tangible aspects of Realtors’ businesses and lives.

Stop by. Get involved. Let the leaders and committee members know that you are watching, listening and care. Ask questions about the issues – why they (I) voted this way or that way.

The pace may occasionally resemble watching paint dry, but the results are often worth while.