Well… If you’ve been following along with me on Social Media you know I took a break from SNOWY Southern California (we’ve been having some crazy weather here!) and headed down to sunny Cancun for this years RPAC President’s Circle!

It’s been a lot of fun (and work!) in the sun – and I can’t wait to share my recap with you next week about everything we got to see, do and get done with our time in Mexico.

And even though it’s easy to see WHY I volunteer when I’m posting coconuts on the beach… I get asked all the time WHY I volunteer so much.

And truthfully, drinking coconuts on the beach is not even the best part!

It’s because I LOVE our Industry. I LOVE Real Estate. And I LOVE helping Real Estate Professionals and our Clients.

Real Estate has been so good to me, my family, our businesses and giving back to it is so fulfilling.

Being involved in organized Real Estate has made me better. It’s helped me back the Agents in my brokerage better. It’s made me a better Broker!

From MLS updates, Code of Ethics changes, or even policy reform in our State and Washington D.C – I’m able to bring back everything I learn and teach both my Agents and our Clients about what’s coming ahead!

The issues the fantastic volunteers I serve with make huge, beneficial changes in your businesses and your clients lives!

But… Could you imagine what it would look like if even MORE of us, like YOU were involved?!

It would be ground-breaking.

I know volunteering isn’t for everyone! And that’s totally OKAY.

Start small: find your local association, join a committee and attend your association’s meetings. Follow your passions and find the niche you want to serve. I will always champion anyone who wants to get involved – there is room for all of us!

And last, but certainly not least, on the list of reasons to start volunteering is… the people you get to meet along the way.

Some of my best, most cherished relationships with Real Estate Professionals have come from volunteering.

I’ve built incredible connections and if you’ve ever felt like you were alone in your Real Estate Journey? I encourage you to step into volunteering. Because I know you will find the same connections I have. 

So if you’re feeling like this work could be for you? I usher you to take the next step and join a committee or attend your local events.

I so, so hope to see you at an event or conference soon – because TOGETHER, we can get so much more done.

But if you’ve ever been interested in exploring or stepping into the world of organized Real Estate – I highly encourage you to do so!

About The Author

Barb betts

Barb Betts is a successful REALTOR®, Broker and CEO, Educator, Speaker, and Trainer with a passion for all things Real Estate.

She is known as an influencer in the Real Estate industry and is consistently known for impacting everyone that she speaks to.  She has a passion for her industry and is highly involved at a local, state, and national level.