Erica Ramus Archive

REALTOR® University Graduates 5th Class

On Friday, May 19, REALTOR® University graduated their fifth class in Washington, D.C. The first class graduated in 2014, and with this fifth class, we now have over 60 graduates across the country. I was in the first graduating...

Housing Opportunity Certification in Maryland

The Housing Opportunity Committee always has an exciting lineup of speakers for us, and this session is no exception to the rule. Chair Veronica Malolos and Vice-Chair Sarah Ware introduced us to Laurie Benner, the Director of Maryland REALTORS®,...

Austin Board of REALTORS® Megaboard Forum Update

Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) 2018 President Steve Crorey reported to the mega board forum on Tuesday that his group started live-streaming their board meetings in 2018. Besides being open to members to attend in person at the board...

Realtor University Update: Accredited!

The big news for spring 2016 is that Realtor University’s Masters Degree Program is now accredited. Dean of Academic Affairs Dr. David Overbye told members of the Professional Development Committee this morning thaat this achievement was finally reached two...

Whirlwind of Work – Thank You NAR Staff and Committees!

When you think about the whirlwind of meetings and events that took place at NAR’s 2015 Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo, the average attendee has no clue how much work went into this week. Over 80 committees met, dozens...

Professional Development Committee Summary

Thursday’s Professional Development Committee meeting was outstanding! Chair Amy Chorew and Vice-Chair Margaret Hartman ran a tight ship in the two-hour meeting that crunched through a variety of updates and a panel discussion. Here’s a quick summary. David Overby...

2015 Trade Expo Highlights

The trade expo is bigger and better than ever this year. Note the new realtor.com branding campaign that is making a big splash here with the emphasis on the word “real” in the website name. This rebranding is accompanied by a...

Congrats 2015 Realtor University MRE Graduating Class

        A year ago – in May of 2014 – I was part of the first graduating class of MRE candidates from Realtor University (that’s me – second from left). Back then we were nervous, excited...

Take Me To DC! 3 Reasons to Attend the Meetings

 NAR’s 2015 Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo is officially open for business and in full swing! If you’ve never attended this annual event (which many of us still call by the old name – “Mid Year”) you’re missing out....

Introducing Legislative Live’s 2015 Featured Attendees

We’re excited to announce 33 Featured Attendees for Legislative Live; over half of them are new additions to the team! Please welcome: Andrew Sims, Birmingham, AL Anne B. Meczywor, Lenox, MA Axay Parekh, Tulsa, OK Brandon Martens, Sioux Falls,...