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NAR Call for Action Gets Personal

Oh … it’s personal, now! Attention HAR Members: Last week, Russell Berry, president of the MetroTex Association of REALTORS® issued a public challenge to HAR—and I accepted. [watch the video]. Here’s the deal: Russell believes that Dallas-area REALTORS® can get a higher participation response rate to the latest NAR call for action than HAR can—but I have faith in HAR members! The... 

NAR Call for Action: Stop Patent Trolls

REALTORS®, Brokers and Multiple Listing Services are targeted by patent trolls who buy up broad overly vague patents and use them to turn everyday business practices into lawsuits. Tell your U.S. Representative to support H.R. 9, the Innovation Act, to stop patent trolls and protect the real estate industry from frivolous lawsuits. REALTORS® across the country receive threatening demand letters... 

The EDGE: Week of August 10, 2015

The EDGE: Home Sales and Prices Climb Again in July, NAR Call for Action: Stop Patent Trolls, and More Click here to download edge081015 Blog this!Bookmark on DeliciousDigg this postRecommend on FacebookShare on Linkedinshare via RedditTumblr itTweet about itBuzz it upSubscribe to the comments on this postPrint for laterBookmark in BrowserTell a friend  Read More →

NAR Flood Insurance Advisory Group Holds First Meeting

Flood Insurance PAG Holds First Meeting – Will study impact of new flood insurance rules. Earlier this past summer, NAR President Gary Thomas appointed a Presidential Advisory Group (PAG) to investigate the impacts that federal legisation passed last year to reform the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will have on the real estate industry and property owners. The PAG held its first face-to-face... 

Houston Fly-In With Key Washington Staffer

Each spring, REALTORS® and association staff across the nation prepare for our annual congressional visits in Washington, D. C. These visits, held during the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Mid-Year Meeting, give us an opportunity to have face-to-face time with our U. S. Representatives and Senators and communicate with our federal lawmakers about how certain issues affect consumers back... 

Relationships Play Key Role With Members of Congress

Did you know that for each of the 100 U. S. Senators and 435 U. S. Representatives there is a REALTOR® in your Congressional district who plays a vital role in communicating REALTOR® issues to your member of Congress?  Through the National Association of REALTORS® grassroots communications network, there are 535 Federal Political Coordinators who are  appointed to serve in this important... 

2011 NAR Legislative and Regulatory Year in Review

During 2011, the REALTOR® Legislative and Regulatory Agenda has focused on ensuring the continued flow of capital into the real estate market, preserving residential and commercial property ownership, and protecting the business interests of its members. NAR recently released a status update for each of these areas of legislation. Ensuring the Flow of Capital into the Real Estate Market Restructuring... 

Call for Action: Tell Congress “No” to Down Payment Increase

The National Association of REALTORS® has issued a Call for Action asking REALTORS® to contact their members of Congress and let them know the detrimental effect that a 20% down payment requirement would have on home buyers and the real estate industry. Background The Dodd-Frank and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 became law on July 21, 2010. Under the Act, financial institutions that... 

Broker Involvement Program 2011

A major component of the REALTOR® Party theme of Vote, Act, Invest, includes the Broker Involvement Program. The success of the Broker Involvement Program has clearly demonstrated that when Broker Owners/Managers alert their agents to key issues, agents listen and take action. NAR’s Broker Involvement Program provides you, the Broker, with a quick and effective tool to rally your agents and send... 
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