National Museum of African American History and Culture

At 5:35am CST I heard Sara Ware pecking on her computer. I was instantly annoyed as she had been working in between every legislative meeting and I thought to myself, “I know she is not working this early.” Out...

Representative Robin Kelly

Representative Robin Kelly was met with smiling REALTOR® faces as Tonya Corder of Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® led REALTORS® who represent Chicago south suburbs and Southside. Representative Kelly is well abreast of the impact of tax reform and flood...

The Monument Tour – Historical Scandals in DC

REALTORS® visit DC every spring, during the month of May. They assemble with legislators, fight for property rights, attend committee meetings, visit the expo and network with agents from all over the United States. In addition to Hill visits...

Game Changer Sessions at Women’s Council

Women’s Council hosted 600+ REALTORS® at the Washington Hilton after the legislative meetings. The first session included a fast passed, Ted Talk style, education program where the audience remained in the room and the speakers traveled to a different...

Minnesota’s John Smaby Elected 2018 NAR President-Elect

John Smaby from the Minnesota Association of REALTORS® was elected as the 2018 President-Elect of the National Association of REALTORS®. John Smaby has been in the industry for over 45 years. Raised by a real estate guru, he has...

Vicky Silvano Named 2018 Liaison of Global Business Alliances

Vicky Silvano was announced during the May 20th NAR Board Meeting as part of 2018 President Elizabeth Mendenhall’s Expanded Leadership Team. Silvano will serve as Liaison of Global Business Alliances. Silvano is a native of the Philippines, having grown...

A Monumental Evening with Friends

Yes I know how hokey this title is but I could not resist the pun. Jed Etters, Alisha Harrison, Kitty Wallace, and myself all took time Thursday evening to visit some of the sites. We have all know each...

REALTOR® University Graduates 4th Class

The 2017 REALTOR® University graduating class celebrated their commencement on May 19 in Washington, DC at the Legislative Meetings. This was the fourth class to graduate, and brings the total number to 48 graduates of the MRE program (Masters...

Congressman Bobby Rush Embraces Illinois REALTORS®

FPC Nykea Pippion McGriff worked diligently with the staff of Congressman Bobby Rush to ensure a successful REALTOR® meeting. REALTORS® were encouraged to keep the information coming as we are an excellent source for information that impacts real estate...

Ginger Downs Receives Prestigious Award

At this week’s Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, Ginger Downs received the 2017 William R. Magel Award, honoring her for excellence as an association executive. This accomplishment is especially prestigious because she was chosen for the award by a...