Recapping the News from #NARLegislative

It was a memorable 2016 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo for the over 8,500 Realtors® in attendance and plethora of NAR staff members working vigorously to ensure the meetings went on without a hitch. Click here for a...

NAR Raises the Bar on Associations

The Board of Directors for the National Association of REALTORS® voted Saturday for a series of changes to the organizational alignment/core standards requirements for local and state associations that will enhance oversight and improve the professional development opportunities for...

Housing Opportunity Committee Recommends Adoption of a “Homelessness” Policy to NAR

This week the Housing Opportunity Committee unanimously voted to recommend that NAR adopt a “homelessness” policy. We heard NAR Vice-President Sherri Meadows speak about her efforts in Florida to raise the level of awareness on the homelessness issue. This...

Leadership Development at Its Finest

I’ve been a proud member of the Women’s Council of REALTORS® since I started my career in 2004, serving as local and state chapter president, as well as Region 8 vice president in 2015. Most recently I was elected...

Commercial Real Estate Research Advisory Board

This NAR Advisory Board monitors, provides feedback, and guides the Commercial Research Division of NAR. The research provides comprehensive reports to our members and the public that include Commercial Lending Trends and the Commercial Member Profile to name a...

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...

Elizabeth Mendenhall Addresses Women’s Council

Elizabeth Mendenhall spoke to the Women’s Council of REALTORS®. You can check out a brief clip below:  ...

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...

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...

Two Great Candidates for First Vice President

This morning at the board of directors meeting, John Smaby and Joanne Poole gave eloquent presentations for election to first vice president 2017 of the NAR. The first vice president goes on to become president. In a vote reminiscent...