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REALTOR® University Graduates 4th Class

The 2017 REALTOR® University graduating class celebrated their commencement on May 19 in Washington, DC at the Legislative Meetings. This was the fourth class to graduate, and brings the total number to 48 graduates of the MRE program (Masters...

Ginger Downs Receives Prestigious Award

At this week’s Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, Ginger Downs received the 2017 William R. Magel Award, honoring her for excellence as an association executive. This accomplishment is especially prestigious because she was chosen for the award by a...

2017 Trade Show Report

Walking the trade show at these meetings is one of my favorite activities. Walking it with a friend is even better. Austin, Texas broker Bill Evans and I spent yesterday afternoon exploring the vendors and their offerings. Bill is...

Youth Homelessness: Government and Grassroots Efforts to Tackle this Issue

The Housing Opportunity Committee met Wednesday morning and one of the meeting’s main topics of discussion was the problem of youth homelessness. The number of young people experiencing homelessness can be hard to estimate, but the figures are higher...

Realtor University Update: Accredited!

The big news for spring 2016 is that Realtor University’s Masters Degree Program is now accredited. Dean of Academic Affairs Dr. David Overbye told members of the Professional Development Committee this morning thaat this achievement was finally reached two...

Have You Seen YOUR Building?

In the past 30 days I have been lucky enough to visit NAR’s headquarters in both Chicago (April) and now Washington D.C. (May). Wow. What an experience. Both properties are humbling and inspiring. First thought – I was tempted...

2016 Realtors Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo – It’s Not Too Late!

It’s happening! The REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo is officially open and the events are happening. Every year in May, Realtors will gather at committee meetings, take part in legislative activities and attend an industry trade show. If you are...

Whirlwind of Work – Thank You NAR Staff and Committees!

When you think about the whirlwind of meetings and events that took place at NAR’s 2015 Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo, the average attendee has no clue how much work went into this week. Over 80 committees met, dozens...

Professional Development Committee Summary

Thursday’s Professional Development Committee meeting was outstanding! Chair Amy Chorew and Vice-Chair Margaret Hartman ran a tight ship in the two-hour meeting that crunched through a variety of updates and a panel discussion. Here’s a quick summary. David Overby...

2015 Trade Expo Highlights

The trade expo is bigger and better than ever this year. Note the new realtor.com branding campaign that is making a big splash here with the emphasis on the word “real” in the website name. This rebranding is accompanied by a...