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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...

A Day in the Life of a FPC Team Member

5:45 am: Wake up. Get ready. Eat breakfast. Get to the Marriott Wardman for your 7:00 am meeting. 7:00 am: Find your FPC and team mates to find a seat during the Federal Priorities Issues Briefing. Listen to the...

OSCAR and ORRA on Capitol Hill

The Osceola County Association of REALTORS® (OSCAR) and the Orlando Regional REALTORS® Association (ORRA) visited Florida Representative Alan Grayson on Capitol Hill and had a robust dialogue about the issues that affect homeowners, real estate property owners, and the...

Illinois REALTORS® are In the Fight for Homeownership

Every year REALTOR® members from all over the United States come to Washington, DC to meet with their legislators to discuss the challenges we face as REALTORS® around the topic of homeownership.  If you haven’t had the opportunity to...

Mendenhall meets with RLI and SIOR representatives

NAR First Vice President Elizabeth Mendenhall had a pair of meetings with representatives of two major commercial organizations on Thursday, May 12, 2015. Mendenhall met with the Realtors Land Institute (RLI) and the Society of Industrial & Office Realtors...

Commercial Legislation and Regulatory Advisory Board

Uncertainty remains regarding 1031 exchanges, capital gains, and depreciation recapture rates especially during this election year. We need to keep beating the drum! If changes do occur to policy, changes are more likely to be prospective rather than retroactive...

Meeting with Representative Cathy McMorris Rogers

As we met with our representative on Capital Hill today, I noticed this on the coffee table in her office. The power of the R makes an impact beyond today’s meeting. Everyday REALTORS® are boots on the ground and...

1031 Exchange on list of issues for discussion by commercial REALTORS®

Day three in D.C. at the Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo begins with the Commercial Committee chairs and vice chairs at a breakfast meeting. On the agenda? Discussions about protecting the 1031 Like-Kind Exchange. Like-kind exchanges under Internal...

The Voice for Real Estate Storms Washington

The REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo starts next week in Washington, DC, and it’s time to get briefed before heading to the nation’s capital. This event an important opportunity for REALTORS® to meet with their U.S. Senators and...

Next stop: LANDU Education Week in Chicago

Real estate professionals from across the country will convene in Memphis, TN, June 7-15, for the REALTORS® Land Institute’s LANDU Education Week plus. The Institute will offer six in-person LANDU approved courses, all counting towards the requirements of the...