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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...

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...

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...

NFIP: Ongoing Regulatory Reform Initiatives

At this morning’s Insurance Committee meeting, the panel addressed issues surrounding NFIP’s recertification, insurance claims, flood maps, and flood risk rating. As a lakefront homeowner in Kissimmee, Florida, the information provided was personally relevant. After all, around 35% of...

White House Briefing

Braving the pouring rain and chilly weather, a group of NAR leaders went through rigorous security to go to the Eisenhower Executive Office Building for a White House briefing. President Trump’s Special Assistants from the Office of Economic Policy,...

Don’t Mess with the Red R

It was a wet and very early morning at the Public Policy Coordinating Committee meeting yesterday where we heard a member mention from the audience that the Commercial Committee made a motion to recommend that NAR NOT change the...

Smart Growth Advisory Board Meets

SGAB Chair Georgia Meacham convened the advisory board Tuesday to talk about the state of the NAR Community Outreach Grants, the On Common Ground magazine and other related topics to smart growth. The grants have been more successful year...

Fair Housing Commemoration Reception

I was fortunate enough to have been one of ten REALTOR® members from across the country appointed last year by President Elizabeth Mendenhall to the Fair Housing Commemorative Task Force whose charge was to deliberate ideas on how NAR...

Hill Visit

Today I met with Congressman Darren Soto with the Osceola County Association of REALTORS® of Florida....

Osceola County Association of REALTORS® Hosts Dinner with Congressman Darren Soto

Thank you to OSCAR President Wanda Linscott and OSCAR CEO Carol Platt for hosting this wonderful dinner with our Congressman Darren Soto in DC. It was great to see our Congressman so enthused about his work on behalf of...