Interview with Emily: Our Board of Directors Candidate

A Dynamic Leader Ready to Serve on ABOR’s Board.

*This year’s Member-wide election will take place September 18-20th online. Be on the lookout for Austin Board of REALTORS to send your unique voting link on Monday Setember 18th via email to get your vote in for Emily Bibby!

In an exclusive interview, we sat down with Emily Bibby, an aspiring candidate for ABoR’s Board of Directors for the 2024-2026 term. As a passionate and dedicated real estate professional, Emily shared her motivation, goals, and insights for the future of our industry.

Paving the Way for the Next Generation

Emily’s decision to run for the Board of Directors wasn’t initially on her career trajectory. However, a deep-rooted desire to give back to the real estate community propelled her to step into this role early in her journey. With a wealth of experience serving on various committees at the local, state, and national levels, Emily embodies a fresh perspective that she believes can invigorate the Board and elevate the membership experience.

As a young professional and a representative of the millennial demographic, Emily passionately advocates for the advancement of the next generation of real estate professionals and homeowners. Her collaborative nature and willingness to learn make her a natural fit to work harmoniously with others in decision-making processes, always seeking to reflect the membership’s best interests.

An Array of Unique Perspectives

What sets Emily apart is her extensive background in different realms of real estate. From her involvement in homebuilding to research, she brings a multifaceted viewpoint to the table. Moreover, her representation of the ever-growing millennial demographic is an invaluable asset, considering their increasing prominence as both real estate professionals and clients in our marketplace. Emily’s far-reaching connections within the industry, at the local, state, and national levels, provide her with a network of leaders and mentors who share her commitment to community service.

Maximizing the MLS Experience with UnlockMLS

Emily understands the importance of reinforcing the value of the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) as a Board member of UnlockMLS. She emphasizes that the primary purpose of the MLS is to provide an open and cooperative marketplace for listings. Recognizing the significance of this platform, Emily strives to ensure accurate and timely data, enabling members to utilize the MLS to its fullest potential. Additionally, she believes in continuous improvement, advocating for enhanced user interfaces and client experiences that facilitate seamless real estate transactions in the dynamic Austin market.

Strategic Planning for Progress

When asked about the 2019-2023 ABoR Strategic Plan, Emily highlights two interconnected aspects close to her heart: being an essential resource and elevating the industry. She firmly believes that by equipping members with the right tools, resources, support, and education, the association can empower them to deliver unparalleled service and, consequently, elevate the real estate industry as a whole. With a focus on providing up-to-date information and fundamental knowledge, Emily envisions maximizing member potential and enhancing client experiences.

Navigating Industry Shifts

In this rapidly evolving industry, Emily identifies the proliferation of information, education, and technological advancements as the biggest change impacting real estate. Both members and clients grapple with information overload, making it crucial for ABoR and UnlockMLS to serve as essential resources. By ensuring that accurate and relevant information, along with necessary tools and education, are readily accessible, the association can help members adapt and thrive in an ever-changing landscape.

Emily’s bid for the Board of Directors is driven by a passion to shape the future of real estate positively. With her fresh perspective, dedication to collaboration, and commitment to the next generation, Emily aims to make a lasting impact on ABoR and the broader industry. As we look to the future, her vision for a stronger, more informed, and technologically savvy real estate community holds promise for all members and stakeholders alike.

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Austin Board of REALTORS® Leadership Experience

2023: Austin YPN Association Liaison

2022: REALTOR® of the Year

2022: TREPAC Committee

2022: Austin YPN Immediate Past Chair

2021: TREPAC Committee

2021: Austin YPN Chair

2020: Austin YPN Chair

2019: Austin YPN Board of Directors

2018: Austin YPN Board of Directors

Texas REALTORS® Leadership Experience

2024: Executive Board Appointee 

2023: Professional Development Committee

2023: Texas YPN Committee Member

2022: Texas REALTORS® Leadership Program

National Association of REALTORS® Leadership Experience

2024: Consumer Communications Committee

2024: National YPN Advisory Board

2023: Consumer Communications Committee

2023: National YPN Advisory Board

2022: Member Communications Committee

2021: Research Committee

2020: Research Committee

2019: Research Committee

2018: Leading Edge Advisory Board

2014: Land Use, Property Rights & Environment

2013: National YPN Advisory Board

Professional Designations

C2EX – Commitment to Excellence

PSA – Pricing Strategy Advisor

RENE – Real Estate Negotiation Expert

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