By Steve Crorey • 2018 President

The fall and winter seasons are typically a slower time for Central Texas REALTORS, but the opposite is true at ABoR for the rest of 2018. With many several big developments coming to ABoR in the next few months, now more than ever is the time for you to stay plugged in and engaged in your association.

Two exciting announcements

As you’re reading this, ABoR will have just announced our 2019 ABoR board of directors. Thank you to all ABoR members who voted in our member election. Our 2019 officers will be announced following the November 7 board of directors meeting. Get to know your incoming board members at ABoR.com/Election. 

In addition, any day now we’ll be announcing our 2018 ABoR industry awards finalists. Stay tuned to ABoR communications for more, but until then mark your calendars for our Industry Awards & Installation on December 7, where the winners will be announced!

Stay engaged in your industry

Vote! Election day is November 7

The 2018 Election is jam-packed with decisions that will impact Central Texas for years to come. On your ballot, you’ll see statewide races for governor and senator all the way down to local races for Austin City Council, bonds and charter amendments. Need a refresher before you vote? Not to worry! ABoR has created a handy voter guide detailing our supported candidates and issues. Learn more and download a printable voter guide at ABoR.com/VoterGuide.

Vote in our Bylaws Election

November 12-17

We are currently in the middle of a 30-day comment period for proposed revisions to the ABoR bylaws. Throughout 2018, your board of directors and the executive department worked closely with legal counsel to undertake a thorough review and revision of the ABoR bylaws. The proposed revisions, which are designed to better align our bylaws with current Texas nonprofit law and reflect how ABoR’s membership and management are organized, will be subject to a member-wide vote November 12-17. 

Until then, I invite you to share your feedback as well as any questions you have about the proposed revisions in our engage portal, ABoR.com/Engage. You can also review the proposed bylaws changes in detail and learn more about the upcoming member vote at ABoR.com/Bylaws.

Apply to serve on an ABoR committee

In my 30 plus years in real estate, nothing has benefited my career more than serving on ABoR committees. By volunteering on an ABoR committee, you get to learn more about how ABoR operates and makes decisions that impact your industry, advocate for your peers and your business and make valuable new connections that will bolster your career. I want to personally invite you to step up and respond to our 2019 committee call. Our 2019 Committee Call will take place in November. Learn more and apply at ABoR.com/CommitteeCall.

Attend ABoR’s Industry Awards and

Installation on Dec. 7

Toast to the end of 2018 and our industry’s best and brightest at ABoR’s 2018 Industry Awards & Installation on Friday, Dec. 7 at the JW Marriott Austin Downtown. This can’t miss event is a true celebration of our members and everything you do for our industry. Join me in honoring our 2018 ABoR industry award winners and our 2019 ABoR board of directors. Registration details will be announced soon at ABoR.com/Celebration.

As always, you can contact the ABoR board of directors at board@abor.com with any comments, questions or concerns, and don’t forget to follow me on Facebook (@2018ABoRPresident) for need-to-know association news, calls for action and monthly president’s corner videos. Have a safe rest of the month and a Happy Halloween!  RL