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NAR 360 Takeaways

REALTORS® lined up almost an hour before the doors opened to attend NAR 360 this year. We had an amazing turnout and I have to say it was definitely worth the wait. What an amazing NAR 360 event! From the professionally done intro video complete with a voiceover that was full of hope and inspiration.

The hilarious series which had Kevin Sears conducting interviews on the street about what the initials we know so well mean to the public. “FEMA thats the thing in the thigh bone” (Not a direct quote, but close)

Several states were recognized on stage for earning the President’s Circle for their RPAC contributions. We received updates on how RPAC has assisted local and states in fighting to protect property rights.

We heard additional dialogue for our Hill visits and the importance of our collective voices speaking to our representatives. We represent stability and the dream of home ownership and we need to use that voice to educate our representatives on our policy issues.

  1. Do no harm with tax reform and not put the burden on property owners.
  2. Flood insurance to be recertified before September 30 to avoid over 1400 homes a day not closing with delay.
  3. Secondary Mortgage market and preserving Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

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Crystal Swearingen

I'm a strong advocate of education and leading by example. I am a Past President of the Lawrence Board of Realtors, currently serve on several state and local Realtor committees and a graduate of the National Association of Realtors Leadership Academy. This year I will be representing the State of Kansas on the housing opportunity committee which explores new ways to address affordable housing and other housing issues. These opportunities have been a wonderful way for me to get involved and bring information and tools back to our local community. In addition to being heavily involved in all things Real Estate in our state I am also on the Board of Directors for the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce. Lawrence is my home and I give back as much as possible and I am so excited to share my passion for my community with buyers and sellers.

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