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Are You Registered to Vote? Register Today!

2016 is going to be a busy year for election and REALTOR® advocacy, and REALTORS® around the country need to get involved. Today, approximately 82% of REALTORS® are registered to vote, and our goal is to have 100% of our membership registered and at their polling place on Election Day. Register today so you can vote for candidates who support REALTOR® issues or in favor of public policies that protect your business, community and the rights of private property owners. Our Votes Matter!

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Buy Your NAR After Dark Tickets Today

Are you attending the 2016 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in November? If so be sure to get your tickets for NAR After Dark, the official celebrity concert after-party. Dance the night away with DJ duo Side Project and bid on acclaimed artwork from past REALTORS® Conference & Expos on Friday, November 4 from 10:30 p.m. to 1:00 am. Tickets are $25 in advance or $35 at the door.  You won’t want to miss this!

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Hot Topic Alert: Homeowner Associations

More than half of the owner occupied households in the U.S. are part of a homeowner association (HOA). HOAs provide a variety of services to the community in which it belongs—lawn maintenance, snow removal and uniformity in home appearance just to name a few. However, HOAs with too many restrictions may deter potential buyers. In 21 states, HOAs have “super liens” for unpaid assessments, meaning the HOA could foreclose on properties before a lender.

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New York REALTORS® Turn Smart Growth Challenge into Opportunity

The eight neighborhoods comprising Bronx Community Board 9 (BXCB9) are 22% denser in population than the Bronx overall, and have very little vacant land available to develop.  Using a series of Smart Growth Action Grants, the Bronx-Manhattan North Association of REALTORS® partnered with BXCB9 to develop a comprehensive plan, and help ensure that growth will benefit existing communities, new residents and businesses.

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Phone-a-Friend for RPAC: The National Phone Bank Initiative

We call on our friends for favors. We call on our friends to lend a hand. Now, let’s call our REALTOR® friends to invest in the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC).

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East Central South Dakota REALTORS® Make Smart Moves for Future Growth

The East Central South Dakota REALTORS® (ECSDR) can tell you, the immense growth that Brookings, SD, is enjoying is tempered by a housing crisis and heightened by issues ranging from geological obstacles to student demand to millennial preferences. With the help of a Smart Growth Action Grant, the board brought in a planning expert to help guide the community in governing its own growth with a wise eye to the future.MORE>

Mississippi REALTORS® Know How to Move the Vote

The Mississippi Association of REALTORS® (MAR) has taken their culture of advocacy to the next level with its Move the Vote initiative to register its 5,800 members and clients to vote. Joining forces with the Secretary of State and the State Auditor, MAR members can bring voter registration forms to every offer closing, whether they were representing the buyer or the seller. MAR also sent voter registration kits to all its local boards, many of which took to the streets in their communities, setting up registration booths outside grocery stores, big box stores and in shopping malls; one even had a table at a community 5K running event.MORE>