March 21, 2018

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  • They say success isn't just about what you know but who you know. There's no better venue for gaining contacts - and knowledge - than the REALTOR® Conference & Expo.

  • I’ve been a member of the REALTOR® organization for more than 30 years. I joined in order to learn and gain a competitive edge. Thirty years later, I’m a top producer—and, still today, my success is due in large part to my membership. Here, to me, are the top five values of this organization.

    No. 5: Information you can’t get anywhere else.

  • NAR and the Department of Justice reach an agreement on MLS policy.

  • If you haven’t spent time at lately, I urge you to go online today. What you’ll see is a site that has been completely retooled. You’ll find new, free services for REALTORS® and a user-friendly design that already has consumers spending significantly more time viewing properties.

    The new gives you—free of charge:

  • The founders of NAR had an ambitious list of priorities that included establishing a code of ethics, promoting state licensing laws (none yet existed), and bringing their collective influence to bear on issues of importance to real estate—including the establishment of a tax code, building of highways, and community planning.

  • This is an exciting time for the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. We’re successfully confronting the challenges of today, remembering the accomplishments of yesterday, and planning for the opportunities of tomorrow.

    Let’s start with the here and now: In mid-February, NAR stood alongside President George W. Bush as he signed an economic stimulus package that includes long-sought increases in FHA and conforming loan limits. The higher limits will help you sell more homes and help consumers access affordable financing options.

  • Together, we made incredible strides in 2007:

  • As president of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, I have the privilege of traveling around the country to talk with members about their business. I know you’re reading negative stories about the housing market, and some of you are experiencing the slowdown, but don’t let it dampen your enthusiasm for helping folks achieve the American Dream.

    Those who share my 30 years in real estate recognize that our business is cyclical. To those who are weathering their first slowdown, here’s my advice: