Federal Issues Archive

2018 NAR Legislative Live Wrap-Up

With yet another volume of the annual NAR Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in the rear-view mirror, I truly believe that this was the best set of Legislative Meetings yet, and so much was accomplished this past week! At...

Charlie Oppler… 2019 NAR First Vice President-Elect

On May 19, 2018, during the NAR Board of Director’s Meeting, the board blected Charlie Oppler (NJ) as the 2019 NAR First Vice-President (FVP) to join 2019 President John Smaby (MN), Vince Malta (), Treasurer John Flor (WI), and...

The May 2018 NAR Board of Directors Meet in Washington, D.C.

Well… here we are already… at the end of this long week, we reach the pinnacle and conclusion of this year’s Legislative Meetings in Washington, D.C. After hearing musically from our very own “REALTOR® Ensemble,” the call to order...

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...

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...

NAR FVP, Budget and Finance, and Branding Forums

The Thursday afternoon schedule was full of information forums relative to the actions to be taken by the Board of Directors on Saturday. First, the “FVP Candidates Forum” provided the venue to head from the tow candidates for 2018...

REALTORS® Swarm the Hill

Along with hundreds of other members, we made our way to Capitol Hill to visit our members of Congress at the Capitol Building and the several congressional office buildings across the street from the Capitol Building. I am honored...

The REALTORS® Are Briefed Before Heading to the Hill

NAR Chief Lobbyist Jerry Giovaniello (who announced he will retire at the end of this year) and his incredible government affairs staff, brief the members in attendance at this early morning gathering in preparation to swarm Capitol Hill. The...

NAR Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Federal Fair Housing Act

Since 1968, the Federal Fair Housing Act has defined housing and home ownership as a right of all citizens of this great country. As we gather in Washington, D.C. for the primary purpose of working on our political policy,...

NAR 360… May 2018

President Elizabeth Mendenhall welcomed and addressed the membership to Washington, D.C.! The entire NAR leadership also welcomed Immediate Past President Bill Brown to the stage after is long health-related time away from the members. Bill was warmly welcomed and...