Heartland REALTOR® Organization’s Jim Haisler presents at the Association Executives Institute in Charlotte, N.C. He and Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® VP Kate Sax were featured at the event. Photo Deb Frazier

Several Illinois REALTORS® shared why collaboration with others makes sense and builds stronger associations at an annual association executive conference in Charlotte, N.C., on Monday.

Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS®’ Kate Sax presents at the Association Executives Institute in Charlotte, N.C.

The session, Collaboration Skills for Success featured Jim Haisler, CEO of the Heartland REALTOR® Organization, and Kate Sax, vice president, for professionalism and career development at the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS®.

The session was moderated by Jerry Matthews, who once served as CEO of Illinois REALTORS®.

Haisler talked about how he approaches collaboration, and how he reaches out to other associations to accomplish goals. Sax discussed partnerships involving professional standards which resulted in a more efficient process for several REALTOR® associations.

The two spoke during the Association Executive Institute’s final day. The annual event began Thursday, and features specialized training for REALTOR® association leaders.