• One of the most valuable services of a state association is legal advice, followed by lobbying.
  • Associations need to streamline their structure to run more efficiently.
  • Creating a culture of fun and purpose helps make associations matter to members.

Brad Inman talks to John Sebree, the CEO at Missouri Realtors, about what makes a state real estate trade group relevant and what members should expect from their state group.

Sebree has extensive experience in real estate, finance and public policy. Prior to Missouri, he served as Florida Realtors Senior Vice President of Public Policy for eleven years.

Sebree worked in the government affairs division of the National Association of Realtors in Washington, D.C., for thirteen years, where he was the Senior Legislative Representative working with the Congressional delegations of eight states.

Sebree worked for two years for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs. He earned an MBA from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

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