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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...

The Branding Forum – Let’s Go There, Shall We?

So, in case you hadn’t heard, NAR launched a two-year project to redesign the logo, starting in 2016. About a month ago, the logo was released and, well… Suffice to say, it didn’t go over very well. To answer...

A VA Renovation Loan? That exists?!?

Today’s Federal Finance and Housing Policy committee meeting was a lively one with great topics including VA Renovation Loans. It’s one of those topics – does that really exist? After hearing from Greg Nelms from the VA and Carol...

It’s That Time Again!

Welcome back to DC! I know many of you have had some travel headaches – a lot of my fellow Arizona delegates are facing cancelled and/or delayed flights. Hang in there, my friends! Just a few items to get...

Congratulations to Lisa Paffrath – REALTOR® University

Arizona has its first REALTOR® University graduate!! Congratulations to Lisa Paffrath of Flagstaff!!!   Now THAT’s a mortar board!!!...

How is the Sausage Made?

(Guest post by Kent Simpson – Land Use, Property Rights and Environment Committee) How does NAR come up with its position on various laws, rules, and policies – especially with so many different aspects of the industry? Moreover, with...

Arizona Takes The Hill

Coming to DC means Hill visits for many of our delegates. Our FPC – Federal Political Coordinators – spend many hours working with staff to make sure our delegates have an opportunity to spend time with our elected officials...
May 19, 2017

Monuments By Moonlight Tour

There truly is nothing more spectacular than having the opportunity to seeing the Capitol building, Vietnam Memorial Wall, Lincoln Memorial, and Korean Memorial by moonlight. We (hubby and I) had been trying to get on this tour for three...

Keeping Our Clients Safe From Wire Fraud

In a post I published yesterday, I talked about a company called Trusted Mail – a secured email system that uses facial recognition instead of a password. It fits right into what I’ve been hearing in the hallways here...
May 18, 2017

Arizona Congratulates Our RPAC Hall Of Fame Inductees

Yesterday evening, two more amazing Arizona REALTORS® were inducted into the RPAC Hall of Fame – Lisa Suarez (left) from Tucson, Arizona and Marge Lindsay from Phoenix, Arizona. We are so proud of their commitment to our industry through...