REALTORS OWN IT!

“OWN IT!” These two words have so much meaning. So much impact. If we OWN them … L.A.R.A. CEO Denise Schultz and 2017 President Elect Becky Merwin traveled to Chicago with over 1,000 others in their positions to the 2018 NAR Leadership Summit August 13-15. This annual event brings association executives and volunteer leaders together [...]

By | 2017-08-16T12:51:25+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

State of Emergency Declared – Emergency Contact Information

Walworth County Emergency Management Hotline for residents and business owners to report damage from storms and flooding:  (262) 741-7700. Emergency managements asks that the callers provide the property owners name, a brief description and estimate of damage and a phone number. Emergency Management Officials will follow up with callers as soon as practical. Kenosha County: [...]

By | 2017-07-13T19:03:55+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Was Our CEO Doing in Denver?

"Small and Mighty" Panel of AEs at AEI 2017 What Was Our CEO Doing in Denver? “You can’t run an association without being in the office!” is something I am often told. And yet I can. And do. (In fact pretty well, according to most sources.) To be specific, I was attending [...]

By | 2017-05-31T20:54:20+00:00 March 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What Was Our CEO Doing in Denver?

Be Sure to Obey Laws Regarding Business e-mail Messages

Do you send e-mails to a distribution list? Invite area REALTORS to your open houses? Are you aware of the laws governing this? We have been receiving complaints from members receiving "Spam" from other members. Please be sure every group e-mail you sent clearly states the ability to "opt out" of future messages. The following [...]

By | 2017-05-31T14:09:51+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Be Sure to Obey Laws Regarding Business e-mail Messages

2016 Year in Review

2016 President Mike Culat is proud of the phenomenal year Lakes Area REALTORS(R) Association has experienced and expresses his deep gratitude to the volunteers who have stepped up to serve and the CEO, as sole staff member. Outgoing President Culat is pleased to share the following recap of 2016: 2016 Year in Review February – [...]

By | 2017-05-31T14:10:15+00:00 December 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2016 Year in Review

Annual NAR Convention Recap – Plan to Attend in CHICAGO in 2017

NAR Annual Convention Recap Orlando, FL November  3-7, 2016 By Denise Schultz, LARA CEO Note: As the Association Executive, I attend national REALTOR association meetings to connect with peers and learn updates about the governance of our association and a high level view of the industry. My meetings and activities are geared at managing our [...]

By | 2017-05-31T14:10:57+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Annual NAR Convention Recap – Plan to Attend in CHICAGO in 2017

Lakes Area REALTORS and Friends Step Up for Boys & Girls Club

From the Desk of Denise Schultz, CEO ~ “Great Futures Start Here” is the motto I saw when I looked at information about the Walworth County Boys & Girls Club. “Don’t let the $20 stop you from joining,” is the line that connected with me when I stopped to see Jeff Contreras, the inspiring Program [...]

By | 2017-05-31T14:11:13+00:00 October 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Lakes Area REALTORS and Friends Step Up for Boys & Girls Club

2017-18 LARA Leaders – Applications Being Accepted Now through October 1

About the Lakes Area REALTORS® Association Leadership and Governance The Lakes Area REALTORS® Association has one paid staff member – CEO Denise Schultz. As the Association Executive, she leads the day to day operations of the organization according to our Bylaws, and the Bylaws and Organizational Core Standards of the National Association REALTORS® with input [...]

By | 2017-05-31T14:11:34+00:00 August 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2017-18 LARA Leaders – Applications Being Accepted Now through October 1

Why YPN?

Why Y-PN? By: Denise Schultz, RCE - LARA CEO Networking : “the cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business.” (Merriam-Webster) Having first been born the middle sister of five, then building a career on professional relationship building, when I entered the real estate world in 2011 and learned about YPN – the Young Professionals [...]

By | 2017-05-31T14:11:50+00:00 March 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why YPN?

LARA CEO Earns National Designation

Denise Schultz earned the National Association of REALTORS(R) RCE (REALTOR(R) Certified Executive) in San Antonio, Texas at the 2016 AEI (Association Executives Insitute.) Learn more here: Press release - Schultz RCE

By | 2017-05-31T14:12:07+00:00 March 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on LARA CEO Earns National Designation