Most new members don’t fully understand the real value of the local, state or national associations and believe that the association is for a quick business fix. The established (or should I say actively engaged) members know better. Today's post is to give readers a brief summary of how to UTILIZE (key word) the home builders association. I’m listing ten ways to get a better return on your HBA investment but understand that these items are not short cuts. These ten items are not my opinion but the opinion of successful members that I have watched over the years navigate the HBA waters.
There are other ways to maximize your investment in the HBA. In fact I have created a presentation that is entering its 11th year; "Association Maximization." This presentation is available for your use just send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will attach. I am also available to come speak at your local as well.
Submitted by Michael Kurpiel, CGA, CGP
2011 NAHB Associate Members Committee Chairman