Best Practices for Choosing REALTOR® Champions is a three-hour training session that provides best practices for association staff and volunteers, including RPAC Trustees, Government Affairs Committee members or other member-leaders, that disburse money to candidates at their state or local associations. This training provides hands-on assistance and time-tested templates to state and local associations that want to screen, identify and ultimately help elect political candidates who will represent the issues important to REALTORS® and real estate.

Following this class, attendees will be able to:

  1. Relay the policy issues and articulate the candidate selection committee’s goals for the coming year for the association they are serving;
  2. Outline their committee’s process and criteria for candidate support;
  3. Assess a candidate’s chances for winning; and
  4. Identify the best practice methods when selecting and supporting REALTOR® Champions for office.

Classes are sponsored by state and local REALTOR® Associations, under their association name and at their chosen facility. NAR recommends maximizing your offering by inviting volunteer leaders to be trained at a statewide meeting.

NAR provides training materials to those associations who wish to sponsor this course for their members. NAR does not charge a fee for use of the course materials, but we do ask that you alert us of your Best Practices for Choosing REALTOR® Champions course so that we may track the use of this offering.

More than 100 GADs and association staff around the country have been certified as trainers for this course. If you are interested in having one of these trainers lead a Best Practices class for your association, please contact John Winston.