Fair Housing Workgroup

Thank you President Elizabeth J. Mendenhall and Past President William E Brown for the appointment to the Fair Housing Commemorative Task Force and for the recognition at the Board of Directors meeting. You provided me the opportunity to work...

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 and completed this past...

Work Goes on After the Board Meeting

Last year, 2017 Arizona REALTORS® President Paula Monthofer started a program called Totes For Hope. Chances are you’ve seen the blue and white bags. The goal is to collect toiletries from our rooms, package them into care bags and...

Legislative Meetings Experience Part Three

The forum for First Vice President candidates exemplified the best display of leadership. Charlie Oppler, moderator Tom Salomone, and Sherri Meadows demonstrated an amazing depth of experience, a thorough grasp of the issues, and most of all beautiful grace...

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...

General Session

I was honored to have been one of the three panel speakers on the big stage at NAR’s General Session discussing fair housing and the broader issues surrounding the challenges to social equity. It is crucial that financial literacy...

The Role of Technology – The Human Factor

After the legislative meetings, agents continue learning at the Women’s Council of REALTORS® Midyear Meeting. Amy Shocket, Women’s Council member, challenges agents in the room to figure out their “WOW Factor” when working with sellers. With all the real-time...

Housing Opportunity Committee Meets

One of the largest committees at NAR is the Housing Opportunity Committee with around 80 members. As 2018 chair, it was a delight to see very engaged committee members this year. The discussions were robust, and many contributed to...

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...