2013 Midyear Meetings Archive

See you next year!

Save the date for the next Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, taking place May 12-17, 2014, in Washington, DC. Registration will open in February 2014. Download meeting handouts from the 2013 Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, including...

Recap of Saturday’s BOD Decisions

The NAR Board of Directors at its meeting Saturday, May 18, in Washington, voted to allow MLSs to make their public-facing sites a “basic” service for their participants. The Board also authorized association leaders to work with realtor.com to...

Women’s Council of REALTORS® at Midyear

WCR leaders from across the country meet during Midyear to participate in NAR events and conduct governance sessions along with offering plenty of educational opportunities. For most of us though, the highlight of the WCR events is the annual...

Michigan REALTORS(R) Successfully Lobby on Capitol Hill

This was my second year of Hill visits at the Midyear Meetings, and what a day I had! We started off in the morning with 14th District Representative Gary Peters, who has always shown strong support for housing issues...

Live Blog from the 2013 Midyear Board of Directors

The 2013 National Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors met on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the Washington DC Marriott Wardman Park.  The following are the live events in chronological order. (Note:  This is a live blog, so much...

CRS Bids Farewell To CEO Cottrell

Laughter, tears and celebration filled The Washington Hilton Friday night as hundreds of REALTORS celebrated Nina Cottrell, CEO of the Council of Residential Specialists, who retires after 40 years of service. Over two decades of Council presidents turned out...

Georgia REALTORS® Annual Senate Luncheon

Each year on the day we visit Capitol Hill, REALTORS® from the Peach State have a luncheon with our senators in the Russell Senate Office Building. We are fortunate in Georgia, we have the only REALTOR® in the senate...

Hill Visits with Georgia REALTORS®

Georgia had 176 REALTORS® attending the Midyear Meetings with the majority making the trip to Capitol Hill to meet with our Members of Congress. We met with our two Senators in a luncheon in the Kennedy Caucus Room at...

Wednesdays with Al

During his first term, Senator Franken has proven himself to be a strong and thoughtful supporter of the housing industry, and on Wednesday reaffirmed his willingness to protect FHA programs, preserve Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He offered pragmatic...

Hill Perspective from/for North Carolina

North Carolina House Hill Visit...