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A Monumental Evening with Friends

Yes I know how hokey this title is but I could not resist the pun. Jed Etters, Alisha Harrison, Kitty Wallace, and myself all took time Thursday evening to visit some of the sites. We have all know each...

Thursday Recap

Thursday began with MLS steering where we discussed audio delivery of listings, key box security, and several other items. Then it was off to the Hill to meet with my representative and senator to talk about flood insurance, taxes,...

Wednesday Recap

Wednesday was a great day, it all started with the Federal Priorities Issues Briefing to learn what issues we would be speaking to our legislators about. A great talk followed where we heard from Chris Wallace about what the...

Off to a Great Start

Great first day of meetings Tuesday. Federal Technology advisory board meeting this morning. We talked about net neutrality and data security! If you don’t know what net neutrality is check out this video NAR made to help explain how...

MLS Issues, First Vice President Candidates, Caucus Day, and more!

Thursday started with the Multiple Listing Issues and Policies Committee and Forum, where we talked about MLS’s and copyrighted photos. We passed a motion on to the Board of Directors to approve on Saturday. The other main issue that...

Wednesday at the Legislative Meetings

Wednesday started early for this West Coast boy: 7:00am for a Federal Priority Issues Briefing followed by Bob Woodward’s perspective on the race for the White House. Bob was funny and insightful, and it was one of my favorite...

Tuesday at the Legislative Meetings

Tuesday started early with the Federal Technology Advisory Board. First: We discussed the patent troll legislation that we were supporting through Congress, it was moving along well until the pharmaceutical companies got involved. We are trying to work with...

A Recap of Day One

The day started with the  8:00 AM Federal Legislative & Political Forum with guests Donna Brazile and Ed Gillespie. Donna Spoke first on gridlock in DC. She said they use traffic circles to move traffic… In circles which is...