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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...

Legislative Meetings Experience Part Two

For content and presentation, no one does it better than Dr. Lawrence Yun as he once again explains the current economic climate to REALTORS®. Every power point slide reinforces and visually demonstrates his points. This session should not be...

Legislative Meetings Experience Part One

There are no unimportant political years but this year is a special occasion in my home state of Idaho with more offices open and contested than in the past thirty years! How fitting then to be at the REALTORS®...

The Business

The Board of Directors meeting Saturday morning caps off the week. Many of the meetings, the presentations, the NAR Committee work, leads to making decisions at the BOD. It is fascinating to follow these proceedings, all so skillfully orchestrated...

Answering a Tech Question

As the president-elect of Idaho, I was asked to speak on technology issues to the States Presidents Forum Friday morning....

Ladies and Gentlemen Serving Ladies and Gentlemen

That’s a tag line from the Ritz Carlton, but it certainly applies to the Wardman. Clyde here is a real estate entrepreneur, an amateur historian, a sociology commentator, and all-around excellent fellow. Has anyone else noticed the awesome professionalism...

Inspiration and Ideas: State Presidents Get Together

Darn it, this photo is a room full of people which doesn’t really convey what is happening. What is happening is a group of dedicated volunteers who lead their State’s REALTORS® come together to discuss challenges and opportunities we...

State President-Elect Networking Session

This week covers issues and ideas from very large rooms with thousands of REALTORS® to more intimate settings where you make friends. There is formal training, informal training, face to face coffee, and just getting to chat with colleagues...

Rock Star Economist

You wouldn’t normally see these terms juxtaposed like this, but Dr. Lawrence Yun the economist for NAR, is truly a first-class intellect and a performer! Unlike many economists, weathermen, and other prognosticators, his predictions are always spot-on! If you...

NAR Resources

Go visit the NAR’s very capable and friendly people for any conceivable issue you may want to research, or if you need tech help. Or just drop in to say hello!...