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 thing is, responding is EASY … and if enough HAR

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 and lawsuits alleging patent infringement based on the use of

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 meeting in Washington, DC on Oct. 1-3.

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 home in their legislative districts and advocate on their behalf. In