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Vicky Silvano Named 2018 Liaison of Global Business Alliances

Vicky Silvano was announced during the May 20th NAR Board Meeting as part of 2018 President Elizabeth Mendenhall’s Expanded Leadership Team. Silvano will serve as Liaison of Global Business Alliances. Silvano is a native of the Philippines, having grown...

Some RPAC Hall of Fame Inspiration

As a relatively young, relatively new person on the NAR involvement scene, I’ll confess to having my eyes start to glaze over at events such as the RPAC Hall of Fame Ceremony. Aside from a few folks–primarily from my...

An Inside Look at the Relational Magic of FPCs

FPCs, NAR’s army of Federal Political Coordinators, are a unique group of REALTOR® volunteers who are assigned to maintain relationships with specific members of Congress to keep them up to date on REALTOR® issues. In addition to leading Capitol...

Mendenhall to State Leaders: Find Issues that Unify Membership & Public

NAR President-Elect Elizabeth Mendenhall took questions from the audience at the State Leadership Idea Exchange. In response to an audience question about what drives her to serve the REALTOR® cause, Mendenhall lit up, describing some public policy victories during...

America is Great Because America is Good

HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson spoke at Tuesday morning’s regulatory issues general sessions. Dr. Carson’s remarks focused on the value of all people, not just as constituents or beneficiaries of HUD programs, but rather as “human capital” and “human...

What Is a Caucus and Why Do I Care?

Join me for a fast paced look inside a state caucus and all that these meetings reveal about what REALTORS are doing to promote and protect private property rights....

Photo Gallery from the Week

Check out my gallery of HD photos that document the whole week in D.C., from the Hill visits to committee meetings to the state and regional caucuses to the board meeting on Saturday. Facebook Photo Gallery of #NARLegislative...

NAR Candidate Forum

The NAR office of First Vice President is the pathway to the office of NAR President.  That is, the successful candidate for First Vice President will be the NAR President two years later.  This year features a contested election...

Wish You Were Here: Hill Visit 101

The most amazing aspect of the annual REALTORS Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo is the staggering level of access to members of Congress.  We live in a country where you don’t have to be a political insider to have...

Bob Woodward on the Race for the White House

Veteran reporter and author Bob Woodward speaks to a packed house in a session called “The Road to the White House.” He covered the current presidential election, set against a backdrop of other unforeseen political twists from past generations....