Land Use & Property Rights Archive

Sustainability for the REALTOR® Future

One of the groups that I am most proud to be a part of is the Green Advisory Board where I serve with a small group of the most forward thinking REALTORS® in our industry. As a result of...

Leadership Is a Journey

I’ve been attending the Mid-Year meetings since 2006 as an emerging leader with the Women’s Council and I am very excited to be here this year as 2016 president-elect for the Portland Metropolitan Association of REALTORS®, as well as...

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....

Current State of Short-Term Rentals

There was a big discussion today in a meeting about the current state of short-term rentals in the United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, rental housing now accounts for more than a third of the nations’s housing...

Land Use

This is a huge committee. The full title is Land Use, private property rights and environment committee. We met as a group on Tuesday and I think there were close to eighty committee members there and a large number...
May 13, 2016

Day Five of the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings

Regional caucuses, roundtables and idea exchanges take place today. View the full meetings schedule here or check out these highlights: 9:00am-10:00am: Criminal Background Checks, Fair Housing Compliance and You 9:00am-10:00am: Serving More Commercial Clients Using the SBA Loan Programs...

20+ Year Tradition Continues

Rep. Sam Johnson has a background as a custom builder in Plano, Texas. He has an open door policy we can talk to him any time…in fact his staff knows us by name. Sam is an advocate for our...

NAR GREEN Building Council Advisory Board Members & Staff tour Wash. D.C. U.S.G.B.C Headquarters

NAR GREEN Building Council Members & Staff tour the Wash. D.C. U.S.G.B.C. (United States GREEN Building Council) Headquarters! After an amazing Environmental Focus Group Session yesterday, the GRC Members get an amazing opportunity to visit the incredible space and...

Day Four of the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings

View the full meetings schedule here or check out these highlights: 8:00am-10:00am: Residential Economic Issues & Trends Forum with NAR’s Chief Economist Lawrence Yun and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) 8:30am-10:30am: Commercial Leadership Forum Topic: Engaging Commercial Practitioners at the...

NAR Environmental Commitment Focus Group Session

A fine group of GREEN Minded REALTORS get together as an informal Focus Group of Current NAR GREEN Resource Council (GRC) Advisory Board Members & Past GRC EverGREEN Award Recipiants, to to discuss the NAR’s Continued Commitment to Environmental...