YPN – Smashes the Negative Stigma

You say “YPN” (Young Professional Network) and somehow, the general thought is drinking and partying. I am sitting in the standing-room-only YPN Advisory Board meeting where they have shared the makings of the new strategic plan for YPN, the...

.REALTOR Video to Air on United Flights in May

If you’re flying one of United Airlines 17,000 flights in May, check out the new .REALTOR video! This video explains how the Internet is changing and lets consumers know that when they see a website address that ends in...

Prepping for Hill Visits

For those who have not been to the NAR Legislative Meetings in D.C., the idea of showing up and lobbying members of congress on a potentially complex array of federal issues that impacts private property rights and home ownership...

Data Strategies Tackle Three Data Issues

NAR’s Data Strategies Committee met on Tuesday, May 12 at the Marriott Wardman to discuss three data issues surrounding members and consumers. 1.  RESO Data Standards for MLS 2.  Privacy Concerns Around Sharing Member Data 3.  Smart Homes, Smart...

The Importance of REALTORS® Getting Involved in Politics

As REALTORS®, we know the importance of getting involved in politics — that’s why we’re participating in this week’s REALTORS® Legislative Meetings. In Utah, we’re taking our involvement to the next level by also working with community groups to...

People Get Ready

To paraphrase the immortal Curtis Mayfield, people get ready. There’s a train a-comin’, and lenders, consumers, and REALTORS® need to get on board. Beginning on August 1, 2015, the settlement process for transactions involving a mortgage will require new...

You Make Me ‘Appy! 5 Apps for the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo

We’ve compiled the top free apps to help you navigate your way around the meetings and the DC metro area. 1. NAR Legislative: The official app for the REALTOR® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. Helps you navigate the meetings...

FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE & POLITICAL FORUM…Anything BUT boring

Politics may not be exciting for many in our profession but it is clear that it plays a huge role in our day-to-day jobs. Let’s face it, we have a national meeting in the largest political arena in the...

REALTORS® Land Institute Leadership Hosts Special Meeting

REALTORS® Land Institute Leadership will host a Special Government Affairs Meeting on May 12 at 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Taft Room at the Marriott Wardman Hotel. Russell Riggs, Institute Government Affairs Liaison for the National Association of REALTORS®, will...

Day Two Highlights at the 2015 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo

All Day: Idea Exchanges Various Locations Tuesday is the day for idea exchanges, including a two-part Idea Exchange Council for Brokers, and idea exchanges for local and state boards. View the full schedule here. 10:45am-12:15pm: Closings Are Changing: Countdown...