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How’s the market? Ask Kathy.

Kathy's Accessories from Marietta GA has been a fixture at NAR conventions for 16 years. Her business is directly affected by how much money people have to spend on non-essentials like jewelry. You might say that no one understands...

Realtor Delegations Meet Their U.S. Senators

Visits to Capitol Hill resume today. Yesterday, Realtor delegations from around the country met with their US Senators to discuss Federal Priority Issues important to real estate. Connecticut Association CEO Cindy Butts meets U.S Senator Richard Blumenthal. Iowa Realtors...

Connecticut Realtors Go to The Hill

Connecticut Congressman Joe Courtney, wearing his “Homeownership is Not a Loophole” lanyard meets with Realtors from Eastern Connecticut. Incoming Connecticut State President Deb Chamberlain and Federal Political Coordinator Rachael Johnston meet with Congressman Joe Courtney.    ...

From the Expo Floor – Treater

ReachTM, a real estate accelerator, has a mission to help companies connect with the real estate industry. Reach accepts 6-10 companies per year and Treater made the cut in 2013. I certainly understand why they were selected. Treater is...

Next up: Federal Priority Issues Briefing

First thing Wednesday morning, Realtors from around the country will be briefed for issue discussions with their Members of Congress during their Capitol Hill office visits. Federal Priority Issues include: 1. Preserve the Mission and Purpose of the FHA...

Do you know your NRDS number?

In the local leadership idea exchange for medium boards, there were some comments that came up about knowing your NRDS number. There was a concern raised that REALTORS can't access Realtor.org without it and as a result are not...

CRS at NAR MidYear

The Council of Residential Specialists (CRS) plays a big role at NAR MidYear, holding business meetings, offering education, and making plenty of time for networking including a cruise on the Potomac. Calling the Hilton Washington home, the events start...

The Sounds of the City

Despite now living in a small town, I was born and raised in the city and always thought that the Washington DC area would be an exciting place to live. As a military family, we were stationed in Maryland...

Realtors and Police go to Washington

When the Fire Chief of my small Town of Ledyard posted on Facebook that he was leaving today on a train to Washington DC, I commented that I would be leaving by train Monday to join about 10,000 other Realtors also in Washington, DC. He...

Unattached at the MidYear Meetings

Next week I’ll be arriving at the National Association of Realtors Midyear Legislative Meetings and Trade Show in Washington DC.  Many of those attending are industry leaders gathering for committee meetings, idea exchanges and forums,  but you don’t have to...