For some, the real estate industry is just the means to an end. Real estate agents who work only for a commission. Clients who go through a real estate agent only because it’s the most expedient way to complete the sale or close the deal. But for the real estate professionals who are REALTORS® and see their work as a calling, the transactional relationships they create soon become genuine connections, and the sales they help facilitate become the foundation of a community. It is that kind of passion that drives Cynthia Tarver in her work within the Northshore. A member of the real estate industry for the past 14 years, Tarver has been the Association Executive of the Northshore Area Board of REALTORS® for the past two years. It is through her work with NABOR, however, that she feels she contributes most to her community—and her fellow REALTORS®. A member-based trade association and local board of REALTORS® established to assist its members in the business of real estate, NABOR provides its members with discounts, continuing education, professional development, and networking opportunities. Real estate licensees who join NABOR also become members of the state association and the National Association of REALTORS®. With a mission to “empower REALTORS® as they preserve, protect, and advance the right to real property for all,” NABOR is extremely driven to meet the needs of member REALTORS® and provide both accountability and resources to further the education, efficacy, and success of the real estate professionals on its board.