If you could do just one thing next year guaranteed to ratchet-up your earning potential and real estate knowledge and create a personal referral network that could pay dividends for the rest of your career…would you do it?

Perhaps the more appropriate question is: Why wouldn’t you?

Virginia REALTOR® Leadership Academy (VLA) graduates say it’s the best way to supercharge your real estate career.

“What you learn in this course can be used in all aspects of your life, from home, to business, community involvement, volunteering in the association of REALTORS® or any other organization.” — Rick Cockrill, CRS,GRI, RE/MAX Renaissance, Leesburg

“VLA has given me the opportunity to hone my leadership skills and exposed me to different approaches and ideas…” — Mary Bayat, Principal Broker, RE/MAX Champions, McLean

VLA enrolls 20 emerging leaders per year. Applicants are hand-picked to participate in a nine month program of leadership development training focused on the real estate profession. Participants work together over the course of four retreats in development experiences that combine individual study, group sessions, and actual project experience in using leadership skills. Many graduates go on to leadership roles at their local associations, VAR, and NAR (including Cindy Stackhouse, VAR’s 2010 President!).

The deadline to apply is July 2, so start downloading and filling out your application today!