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Tuesday at the Legislative Meetings

Tuesday started early with the Federal Technology Advisory Board. First: We discussed the patent troll legislation that we were supporting through Congress, it was moving along well until the pharmaceutical companies got involved. We are trying to work with...

Illinois REALTORS® meet for regional caucus

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May 14, 2016

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

Exploring RPAC and Beyond – The Role of Friction in Engaging Consumers

Attending conventions is analogous to drinking from a firehose.  Earlier in the week during the Ideas Exchange Council, Joe Pryor provided a fascinating take on Virtual Brokerages, highlighting efficiency of work process, substantial financial savings and the importance of...

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...

You’re Invited Tonight: Officially Unofficial YPN “Midnight” Monuments Tour

Ever year for the past 4 years, a group of Conference Attendees have adventured out at night to see the Washington, DC monuments lit up at night. If you’ve never seen the monuments at night, you’re missing out. There...

Trending Topics in Emerging Millennial Housing Market

The housing update today provided much food for thought and the data to back up what many in the field acknowledge is emerging as topic #1 – How are Millennials going to pay for housing when many of them...

Starting things off with a policy update

The Midyear experience in Washington, D.C., begins with the first of many meetings, but this one is important. The Public Advocacy Advisory Group includes all the chairs of the federal policy and political committees. What’s the committee do? Review...

The end is only the beginning!

As we all travel home from Washington D.C. today, I can reflect back at the past week and see all that was accomplished by our Realtor family.  This week was jam packed with classes, meetings, education sessions and most...
May 16, 2015

Why We’re Here: Capitol Hill Visits

Arguably the most important activity that happens at the #NARLegislative is visits with legislators.  I described in a previous post the role of REALTOR® FPCs in preparing members for Capitol Hill visits.  Here is how a typical Hill visit looks: a...