Communications Committee breakouts…

Breakout groups in discussion…...
May 16, 2012

Communications Committee Tackles Trademark Infringement

The Communications Committee has been dealing with several cases of social media trademark and copyright infringement of the REALTOR® brand. Many facebook and LinkedIn groups have popped up, appearing to be an “official” REALTOR commissioned group. “Members should have...
May 16, 2012

NAR Commercial Legislation

The Commercial Legislation and Regulatory Subcommittee wrapping up after hearing great presentations on the SBA 504 program that helps borrowers get up to 90% loans even for re-fis. Also, updates on pending legislation to increase lending by credit unions...
May 16, 2012

Issues Mobilization Committee

Neal Jackson, Issues Mobilization Chair, opened with “We’ve spent so much time on conference calls that I may have to close my eyes to know who your are.” John Gall addressed the committee on  Corporate Investment (or soft dollars)....
May 16, 2012

What YOU Can Do

Yesterday I blogged about the great work that our FPCs are doing with Members of Congress. But that work is not just reserved for FPCs – YOU can do it too! I currently serve as the FPC to Senator...
May 16, 2012

Realtor.com rolls out 3 new FREE tools

At yesterday’s YPN Advisory Board Subcommitee Meeting, Realtor.com unveiled 3 new free tools that you should check out — http://marketing.realtor.com/midyear/ 1. Hypersocial Tools Powered by SocialBios, Hypersocial Tools makes the Find-A-Realtor tool more user friendly by connecting to all...
May 16, 2012

The Liaison Experience Begins!

I’ve been honored to be selected as a liaison for next year’s NAR President Gary Thomas. I knew it was a pretty big deal, but to be honest I had no idea what a liaison does. I got the...
May 16, 2012

Commercial Meeting Day at NAR

Today is the day for commercial Realtors to come, listen and get involved. The Commercial Leg & Reg meeting is at 9, followed by the Commercial Committee at 10:30, and the Commercial Research Subcommittee is at 3. All meetings...
May 16, 2012

Midyear Musings…

This is my fifth time attending Midyear. Of course, living in the DC area, it’s a piece of cake for me to attend (aside from the commute)…but I’d make the trip even if I lived further away. The energy...
May 16, 2012

Great weather arrives for NAR Midyear

After a rather auspicious start, it appears that good weather has arrived for the visits to Capitol Hill today and the big rally tomorrow. NAR President Moe Veissi promised good weather and he has certainly delivered....
May 16, 2012