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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....

IL Leads with NAR Shared Consumer Advocacy Database

2016 National Association of REALTORS President Tom Salomone recognized the Illinois REALTORS for their pioneering use of a new shared consumer advocacy database. The data is used to help engage and unite consumers with REALTORS in protecting and promoting...

Getting Ready to Deploy the Troops to the Hill

While the National Association of REALTORS boasts extraordinary government affairs professionals, their excellent and continuous work on the members’ behalf is no substitute for getting actual REALTORS in front of our legislators.  Federal Political Coordinators (FPCs) are REALTOR member...

Crafting Compelling Stories for Legislators

As thousands of REALTORS from around the country head to Capitol Hill this week to meet with legislators and their staff, Brad Fitch of Congressional Management Foundation shared some simple, but important, tips for communicating a message that resonates...

Hardcore Blogging in Action

Here’s how hard-core NAR blogging looks: Brian Copeland hammering out updates on his notebook computer, camera gear at his feet, tethered to his smartphone for Internet connectivity....

NAR Board of Directors Meeting As It Happens

The NAR Board of Directors typically has only two regular meetings per year: at the #NARLegislative Meetings and the week of the NAR Convention.  The Board consists of several hundred directors.  Because the huge size of the Board limits...