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Preparation, Partnership, & Participation

September 2018

bobGoldberg_sm.jpge_mendenhall.jpgAll the hard work we’ve done this year to increase our influence in an uncertain legislative, regulatory, and political environment has highlighted three key ingredients for success: Preparation, Partnership, and Participation. Throughout September, we are reminded of how these play out in our advocacy outreach efforts.

Preparation

As REALTORS®, we understand the importance for being prepared. Not only are we celebrating REALTOR® Safety Month, but we’ve partnered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to raise awareness of National Preparedness Month. Disasters are never planned, but we can help our clients, our communities, and ourselves by raising awareness about disaster risks and the simple, proactive steps everyone can take to be better prepared. The resources offered from House Logic and Homeownership Matters can build a culture of preparedness and ready the nation for catastrophic disasters.

Partnerships

It’s also a busy time in Washington, D.C. This week nearly 10,000 people are in town attending the Congressional Black Caucus’ Annual Legislative Conference (ALC). This year’s ALC theme, “The Dream Still Demands,” focuses on the influence and legacy of civil and social movements over the last 50 years moments, while uplifting present-day champions in the fight for racial equality, justice, and freedom. The National Association of Real Estate Brokers hosted a special session, “A 50-Year Journey: The Fair Housing Act to the Current State of Housing in Black America.” In addition to sponsoring a reception, our Federal Political Coordinators, who are attending this five-day conference will have the opportunity to delve into important conversations with industry leaders from across the globe on housing, environmental, business-related topics.

Participation

We say this time and time again because it’s true: our political strength comes from you! When 1.3 million REALTORS® let elected officials know and understand our position on public policy issues, we are successful. We’ve seen this on tax reform, extending the National Flood Insurance Program, and many other issues at the state and local levels. With Election Day only 54 days away, we are asking REALTORS® to make a commitment to vote on November 6. Approximately 15% of membership, or 195,000 REALTORS®, are not registered to vote. National Voter Registration Day — September 25 — is an excellent opportunity to update their voter registration or register to vote.

We thank you for your commitment to the REALTOR® Party, and we look forward to seeing you in Boston!

Comments(9)

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    Teresa Dietrich says

    Thank you for promoting voting! Our Association has held 2 candidate forums this year, the second was was last night. On September 25th we are mobilizing our members to register voters and we have nearly 100% of our REALTOR members registered to vote currently with a push to have 100% by the California Deadline of October 22nd, 2018.

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    Allen Sowers says

    I may be an odd ball. I don’t see color, nationality, religion. Wealth. I see people that are looking for a home that will be better for their happiness, whether it be be for one person or a family, it is their future, it may be a low cost first home or a mansion.
    It is their own. They can change it to fit their needs. Once in awhile they come back to you
    When they want to move or upgrade.
    I get satisfaction out of making someone life better

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    Allen Sowers says

    I may be an odd ball. I don’t see color, nationality, religion. Wealth. I see people that are looking for a home that will be better for their happiness, whether it be be for one person or a family, it is their future, it may be a low cost first home or a mansion.
    It is their own. They can change it to fit their needs.

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    Allen Sowers says

    I may be an odd ball. I don’t see color, nationality, religion. Wealth. I see people that are looking for a home that will be better for their happiness.

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    Alex Argiroff says

    It is important to let us know where the NAR stands on various issues that they intend to support or oppose so that I can decide whether or not to support the NAR’s stance on these issues.
    Thank You

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    Karen Gould says

    Never forget to Vote ! Vote Dems all the way!

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    Wynne Achatz says

    Amen Supporting Bill Shulte – he has done so much

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    SHIRLEY CORDASCO says

    I started my career in Real Estate in New Jersey,almost 45 years ago. My first client called me ,within weeks of starting my career ,wanting to see a home in Dover. The weather was terrible some snow and we were getting over an ice storm! I was so excited to take the call,but I barely understood him,his accent was so strong… I told him I would get back to him. That evening I asked my husband to call him since he spoke italian very well,surely he could understand some Spanish! They could at least communicate with each other…They did and I met with this client , sold him that home,we had some testy times,trying to understand each other,but it worked out,they were happy and I made a friend for years to come.Nothing discriminatory interfered with my job and his purchase.

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    Ingrid Ramsey-Greaves says

    We all need to make conscience decision and be active participants in the future of our nation. Collectively we are stronger as a country.

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