Emmary Simpson Archive

Work Goes on After the Board Meeting

Last year, 2017 Arizona REALTORS® President Paula Monthofer started a program called Totes For Hope. Chances are you’ve seen the blue and white bags. The goal is to collect toiletries from our rooms, package them into care bags and...

The Branding Forum – Let’s Go There, Shall We?

So, in case you hadn’t heard, NAR launched a two-year project to redesign the logo, starting in 2016. About a month ago, the logo was released and, well… Suffice to say, it didn’t go over very well. To answer...

A VA Renovation Loan? That exists?!?

Today’s Federal Finance and Housing Policy committee meeting was a lively one with great topics including VA Renovation Loans. It’s one of those topics – does that really exist? After hearing from Greg Nelms from the VA and Carol...

It’s That Time Again!

Welcome back to DC! I know many of you have had some travel headaches – a lot of my fellow Arizona delegates are facing cancelled and/or delayed flights. Hang in there, my friends! Just a few items to get...

Arizona Takes The Hill

Coming to DC means Hill visits for many of our delegates. Our FPC – Federal Political Coordinators – spend many hours working with staff to make sure our delegates have an opportunity to spend time with our elected officials...
May 19, 2017

Keeping Our Clients Safe From Wire Fraud

In a post I published yesterday, I talked about a company called Trusted Mail – a secured email system that uses facial recognition instead of a password. It fits right into what I’ve been hearing in the hallways here...
May 18, 2017

This Pin Right Here

As I get ready for my 5th Midyear Legislative Meetings, I’m looking through all of the pins and swag I’ve collected. I’m trying to decide which ones to put in my suitcase for next week, and which ones I’ll...

Tucson Hill Visit

  I was very honored to be invited to my first hill visit this year. Our Tucson delegation met with Congresswoman Martha McSally (R-AZ2) for a discussion on G fees, and millenials as well as her support and progress...

Get REALTOR and Phil Dunphy

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t watch Modern Family so I have no idea of the characters or story lines or what have you. But, as my social media channels began to “Fill with Phil” last...

What A Whirlwind It Was!

I’m sure many of us are back in our respective offices today, happy to be home after a good night’s sleep in our own beds. Like many of you, my brain is full of great ideas and a lot...