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

How Can I Get More Involved in Our Association?

Sometimes those of us in leadership roles forget that there are 400+ members out there who aren't involved in the every day activities we are. Yesterday I had one of our Affiliate Business Partner Members ask me "What committees can I get involved with at LARA?" and I realized that maybe our members don't realize [...]

By | 2016-02-19T20:25:49+00:00 February 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How Can I Get More Involved in Our Association?

What Makes REALTORS(R) Special

“Our Code of Ethics Helps Us to be Better at Our Business – and at Serving Our Clients.” “This is How We Police Ourselves.” “Knowledge is Truth.” “We Deputize to Raise the Bar.” “Tell the Truth, and You Won’t Have to Remember What You Said in the Future.” “Our Code of Ethics Dispute Resolution Process [...]

By | 2016-02-11T14:50:08+00:00 February 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What Makes REALTORS(R) Special

Gary Grolle Awarded LARA 2015 REALTOR(R) of the Year

For Immediate Release  December 28, 2015…Elkhorn, Wisconsin … Gary Grolle Awarded Lakes Area 2015 REALTOR® of the Year. What is normally a formal presentation of a prestigious annual award for a local professional organization took a new twist when Santa Claus presented Gary Grolle of the Village of Bloomfield with the 2015 REALTOR® OF THE YEAR [...]

By | 2015-12-28T13:39:47+00:00 December 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Gary Grolle Awarded LARA 2015 REALTOR(R) of the Year

Making Sense of MLS

Most member of Lakes Area REALTORS® Association (LARA) choose to utilize the services of Metro MLS, (www.metromls.com) a Wisconsin corporation held completely separate from our Association. Let’s review some MLS terminology to clarify common questions: A MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE (MLS) is: • A facility for the orderly correlation and dissemination of listing information so Participants may better [...]

By | 2015-10-27T18:52:51+00:00 October 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Making Sense of MLS

LARA Leadership Message from Rick Geaslen, 2015 President

As summer comes to a close, it’s busier than ever here in the Lakes Area. This is not only the case in our real estate businesses, but on the association side of our profession as well. It seems to be convention season and I’ve noticed this inspires questions about leadership and future direction – including [...]

By | 2015-09-19T19:21:29+00:00 September 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on LARA Leadership Message from Rick Geaslen, 2015 President