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...

BOD “Inspiration” Agenda Item a Was Major Understatement

The NAR Board of Directors agenda for yesterday’s meeting item two, “Call to Order” included the Pledge and “Inspiration.” In a secular, non-profit board meeting, “Inspiration” usually means some watered-down invocation that is so focused on being inoffensive that...

Goodbye DC – Enjoyed Our Time Here

The meetings are over. Many have already left for their homes across the country. Needing to decompress after a busy and rainy week, we decided to take a stroll now that the sun had finally decided to show its...

A No-Lose Race for First Vice President

Today NAR directors selected the 2019 First Vice President, who will become NAR’s 2021 President. I had the pleasure of spending significant time with both candidates over the last several months. By the time the election rolled around, I...

The Caucuses

All of the committees, working groups, and forums are over. All of the motions have been vetted by the leadership team and the Executive Committee. So all that is left to do before the Board of Directors meet in...

BoxBrownie Can Make All of Your Listing Photos Delectable! Even the Most Unappetizing of Images.

Meet Mel Myers, Tech Guru and Co-Founder of BoxBrownie. After you check out what he has to say (see if you can place that accent of his), head on over to BoxBrownie’s site to learn more about their products and...

Historic Fair Housing Resolution Acknowledges Sins of the Past

In a historic moment at this morning’s Board of Directors meeting, Tim Hur, Chair of the Diversity Committee, read aloud a resolution commemorating the 50th anniversary of the national Fair Housing Act of 1968. Significantly, and after months of...

The May 2018 RCE Luncheon in Washington, D.C.

As always, the RCE (REALTOR® Certified Executive) designees, host their luncheons at both the May & November NAR meetings. In addition to updates on the designee headcount, and publishing the list of active RCE’s, the Certification Advisory Board had...

REALTOR® Magazine Thursday News Round-Up

From REALTOR Magazine National Association of REALTORS® members learned about HUD’s top priorities, security protocols both on and offline, and new loan options for military veterans as the 2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo continued Wednesday. HUD Seeks...

First Ever Meeting of the New NAR Sustainability Advisory Group

A very exciting moment for the National Association of REALTORS® as this group meets for the first time ever. Chairman Todd Shipman opened the meeting with enthusiasm. After introductions, it was very clear that the cast of members represented...