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CRS Events are Underway

The CRS Member Welcome Reception was held Wednesday Night. Fellow CRS members from across the country met with CRS President Janelle Pfeiger and CEO Lana Vukovljak as well as Executive Committee Members and CRS staff. CRS events continued this morning...

CT REALTORS® Dine at the Mansion on O Street

If you are a State or Local Association leader looking for evening events or dinner locations for your group while attending the NAR Legislative meetings next year, you will thank me for this idea. Last night CT REALTORS® enjoyed...

Home for NAR’s Legislative Meetings

When the hotel lottery opens for the NAR Legislative meetings, a scramble ensues for reservations at the Marriott and Omni Hotels since most of the meeting events are held there. Although I’ve stayed at the Marriott in the past,...

CRS at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings

As a Legislative Live blogger, my focus once again will be on CRS events. The Council of Residential Specialists (CRS) will hold two days of business, education and networking events during this week of the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. These two...

Using Evernote at the Legislative Meetings

One of my most used tech tools during the Legislative Meetings is Evernote. Weeks before the meetings commenced, I created a “notebook” called NAR 2015 Legislative Meetings. It can be found under my NAR “stack” which I began in...

CRS at the Legislative Meetings

Much of my focus as a Legislative Live Blogger this year will be on CRS events. The Council of Residential Specialists (CRS) will hold two days of business, education, and  networking events during this week of NAR’s Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo. These...

Union Station in Washington DC

I’m not sure how many times I’ve visited Washington DC.  I do know that the first time was with my 8th grade class from Corpus Christi Grade School in Pittsburgh. Early in my marriage,  we lived in Maryland and...

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.  ...