Chris Nichols Archive

Contactually – One of My Favorite Apps

Real estate is all about referrals. So why do we do such a terrible job of regularly staying in touch with folks, and actually *asking* for referrals? We’re busy. And without a system to regularly follow up with your...

REtechnology Rocks DC

There are so many great evening events to participate in at NAR Midyear. But one of my favorite is REtechnology’s consistently awesome party. Victor Lund and his team do a great job each year of finding amazing venues and...

Housing America’s Future

This morning, NAR’s Public Policy Coordinating Committee met, and had the opportunity to hear from Dennis Shea of the Bipartisan Policy Center. He shared with us the BPC’s recent report, “Housing America’s Future: New Directions for National Policy“. The...

NAR REach – Accelerating Real Estate

Developed by its strategic investment arm, Second Century Ventures, NAR is introducing REach to find top companies with robust business solutions across multiple industries to help them execute those solutions within real estate. More than just an accelerator — unparalleled...

Real Estate Issues in the 113th Congress

Midyear kicked off this morning with a forum on real estate issues in the 113th Congress. We had the pleasure of listening to Jeffrey Birnbaum, a commentator and analyst, and Congressman Randy Neugebauer from the 19th Congressional District of...

Midyear Registration Changes Are Great!

NAR made a wonderful improvement to their registration process this year at Midyear. Instead of mailing out your badge and registration materials, you now get them on site via a very simple and easy process. And don’t forget, the...

Making the Most of the 2013 NAR Midyear Meetings

It is hard to believe it is already that wonderful time of year again when REALTORS® descend on Washington DC for the Midyear Meetings. For many, this is their favorite NAR meetings of the year. I thought I’d take a...

Utah REALTORS Take Their Issues to the Hill

Approximately 60 Utah REALTORS spent their afternoon discussing issues vital to the housing market with their Members of Congress. The afternoon started with a state caucus meeting with Jamie Gregory, one of NAR’s Chief Lobbyists, walking us through the...

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

The Work of Midyear Is Done ALL Year

We tend to focus on NAR’s Midyear Meetings, and the Hill Visits in particular, as a one time event, when in actuality it is a non-stop year-round task that requires EVERYONE’S help. Over the next several days we will...
May 15, 2012