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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...

Meeting Rep. Costello

Members of the Reading-Berks Association of REALTORS® of Pennsylvania met Rep. Costello on their Capitol Hill visit....

Housing Opportunity Certification in Maryland

The Housing Opportunity Committee always has an exciting lineup of speakers for us, and this session is no exception to the rule. Chair Veronica Malolos and Vice-Chair Sarah Ware introduced us to Laurie Benner, the Director of Maryland REALTORS®,...

Austin Board of REALTORS® Megaboard Forum Update

Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) 2018 President Steve Crorey reported to the mega board forum on Tuesday that his group started live-streaming their board meetings in 2018. Besides being open to members to attend in person at the board...

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...

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...

2017 Trade Show Report

Walking the trade show at these meetings is one of my favorite activities. Walking it with a friend is even better. Austin, Texas broker Bill Evans and I spent yesterday afternoon exploring the vendors and their offerings. Bill is...

Youth Homelessness: Government and Grassroots Efforts to Tackle this Issue

The Housing Opportunity Committee met Wednesday morning and one of the meeting’s main topics of discussion was the problem of youth homelessness. The number of young people experiencing homelessness can be hard to estimate, but the figures are higher...

Realtor University Update: Accredited!

The big news for spring 2016 is that Realtor University’s Masters Degree Program is now accredited. Dean of Academic Affairs Dr. David Overbye told members of the Professional Development Committee this morning thaat this achievement was finally reached two...

Have You Seen YOUR Building?

In the past 30 days I have been lucky enough to visit NAR’s headquarters in both Chicago (April) and now Washington D.C. (May). Wow. What an experience. Both properties are humbling and inspiring. First thought – I was tempted...