Jim Helsel, a past president of PAR, was honored at the Real Estate Business Institute Hall of Leaders award ceremony last week at a special event held during NAR’s Realtors® Conference and Expo in San Francisco.
Helsel, a former, REBI Hall of Leader award winner, will serve as REBI’s 2020 president. A resident of Camp Hill, Helsel has been a Realtor® for 42 years and is very active in the national, state and local real estate associations. Helsel feels strongly about education of Realtors® and said he will use his new role to continue to encourage agents to embrace the ever-changing industry by learning as much as they can.
“REBI is an educational institute. We teach people how to run teams. My goal is to continue that and make sure REBI helps to teach brokers how to stay on the cutting edge,” said Helsel. “The world is changing so quickly, it’s so hard to keep up with it. We want to keep our members on the cutting edge of technology, because that’s the way of the world. I encourage people to look at REBI because they teach you how to be profitable and professional in today’s real estate world and that’s getting harder and harder.”
“If I learned one thing, it’s to listen more and talk less,” added Helsel. “It’s really good for brokers to remember that. Listen more to your agents and talk less when you do that. You will be more successful.”
REBI has had several Pennsylvania Realtors® serve as president. Bette McTamney, Adrienne “Abe” Wagner, Greg Herb and Debora Weidman-Phillips have all led the organization over the years.