Describe the nature and extent of your involvement in the practise of real estate within the last year.I list and sell real estate as a full time working broker. I attend and take company meetings when my managing broker is not available. I participate on the Forms, Communications & Technology committees at my local Association amd am on the SAR Centenial Committee. I spearheaded lunch time user groups for smart phones. Active in the newly formed Spokane-Eastern Washington chapter of Women's Council of REALTORS®.
Other experience, eg community boards and or service groups, task forces.Heavily involved in Spokane's move to Statewide forms. Previously on WR Forms Task Force and currently on NWMLS Forms Task Force. Strategic Planning Task Force 2008 & 2011.
Children Miracle Network telephone bank volunteer, Sacred Heart Children's Club House volunteer. Race for the Cure Eastern WA RE/MAX rep. Patriot Guard Rider participating in flaglines at military funerals standing between the family and the uninvited guests.
What is the most important aspect of the Strategic Plan?By reflecting back every decision to "How does this help the average member?" it will ensure that the association remains relevant to the membership which in turn will demonstrate the benefits and value of membership.
What are the strengths and weaknesses in the Strategic Plan?Strengths - to keep the association on point and relevant, to give specific direction and accountability by measurable results.
The reduction in resources and time available due to fewer staff and lower incomes even for the volunteer members could impact the time and effort that can be applied by leadership to make connections with every member, involved or not, to raise awareness for the association.
The Nominations Committee will check with your local Association Executive to broaden your background review. Do they have permission to contact your broker/manger?Yes
QUESTIONS FOR 2011 CORE COMMITTEE VICE PRESIDENT-ELECT
1.Why are you seeking this position?I have been appointed interim VP-elect ISCC by the Executive Committee and want to solidify and continue this involvement. Essentially I want to be part of the solution. I am intrigued by technology and like to see how it can best assist brokers become more efficient. I brought an RPR product to my local association and when a similar product was being rolled out to all NAR members, I lobbied NAR leadership at convention. This resulted in Spokane being a beta tester for that product. I promoted a facebook page for Spokane Association. I would embrace the opportunity to serve at state level.
2.What is your understanding of the responsibilities of the Vice President-elect of your core committee?To support and be available to the VP to help in any way I am asked to. To remain current on issues affecting the association. To make sure I have a good understanding of what the VP is trying to achieveand be helpful to staff.
3.What skills and abilities do you have that will help you to be an effective volunteer leader of WR?I am logical, organized, I try not to present myself as an expert, I am curious, I listen then ask a lot of questions. I like to assess what is being said and then see the big picture. I am enthusiastic and am eager to make a contribution at state leadership level. Obtained ABR®, AHWD®, CRS®, GRI®, SRES®, SFR®. ePro®.
4.Are you willing to support and defend, if necessary, the Washington REALTORS® position, legisaltive or otherwise, even though you personally disagree with the Association's adopted positionor policies?
That has to be a priority when in a leadership position - we have the opportunity to debate and then the decision of the body is the one the individual promotes.
Jeannette Karis,ABR,CRS,GRI,SRES - "The REALTOR with the English accent!"
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