Commercial Networking at NAR Legislative Conference

One of the tremendous benefits to going to the national conferences is the opportunity to meet and network with industry giants. I had a chance to meet with CCIM National President-Elect Robin Webb and REALTORS® Land Institute 2014 Land...

NAR Leaders Discuss Leadership Academy at NAR Legislative Meetings – 2016

Craig Wilburn and Quincy Clayton, 2016 Chair and Vice-Chair of the Medium Board Forum for the Local Leadership Idea Exchange Council lead a rich discussion for the Local Board Medium Board leaders. One of the major question derived from...

North Carolina’s Bushnell Wins William R. Magel Award

North Carolina Association of REALTORS® CEO Andrea Bushnell was named the 2016 recipient of the prestigious William R. Magel Award. Andrea is respected as one of the most influential state association executives in America, running the largest association in...

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

Friday Morning Meetings

Here we are bright and early on a Friday morning in Washington DC. We are about to kick off to action-packed education field inspirational days with information that we will bring back not only to our communities as REALTORS®,...

Tom Salomone Kicks Off the Women’s Council Meetings

2016 NAR President, Tom Salomone, kicked off our Women’s Council of REALTORS® meetings during our Opening Reception. He thanked us for our NAR LEADERSHIP, 22% of the NAR BOARD of Directors are Women’s Council members. 71% of our members...

Democracy at Work: Hill Visit with Senator Crapo

I cannot think of another country in the world where any citizen can sit face-to-face with a lawmaker and discuss in detail issues that concern us. Senator Mike Crapo is considered one of the experts on Capitol Hill for...

NAR President Tom Salomone at Opening Reception

NAR President Tom Salomone addressed the WCR crowd at our Opening Reception thanking us for our NAR LEADERSHIP. 22% of the NAR Board of Directors are WCR, and 71% of our members are RPAC INVESTORS. Last year we invested...

Commercial Economic Issues and Trends Forum

According to Mark Vitner, Senior Economist of Wells Fargo Securities, economic growth remains relatively sluggish. The overall outlook is that GDP growth expected in 2016 is only 1.6 percent. Homebuilding and consumer spending is driving growth which is offsetting...

REALTORS ROCK the NAR 360

If you were able to attend the NAR 360 Tuesday afternoon, you were able to witness some really cool live music furnished by you own REALTOR and AE colleagues. I arrived to D.C Monday afternoon at about 2:30 PM...