GADFly Newsletter – April 2023

GADFly Newsletter – April 2023

Key Dates

GAD Reception
The GAD reception during Mid-year will happen after the Block Party, Tuesday, May 9th from 9-11pm at Mission (upstairs) across from the ballpark. Please try to stop by after the REALTORS National Block Party.

Know Before You Go – RLM Block Party meeting on April 18th at 2pm Eastern
Topic: Know Before You Go RLM Webinar
Time: Apr 18, 2023 02:00 PM Eastern Time
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 928 6725 9972

Fair Housing

One neighborhood. One nation. Let’s make housing fair for all.
A key NAR priority is to protect against discrimination in the homebuying process and to promote fairness and integrity in the profession. Provide your members with fair housing resources to help expand homeownership opportunities for all. Watch the new implicit bias videos and become aware of any unconscious bias that prevent your members from living their conscious values. Learn more at Let’s Be the Change and together we’ll make unfair housing history.  Reach out to Alexia Smokler for more information. Click here for more information.

Community Outreach

You’re Invited: Urban Roundtable: Adaptive Reuse – Places of Opportunity, Wednesday, May 10, 2023, 2:30 PM–4:00 PM ET, Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.
Hear an expert-led panel discussion on how repurposing existing structures can create new opportunities for residential and economic growth while minimizing our impact on the environment. Featured speakers include Tracy Hadden Loh, Fellow, Brookings Institute and Phil Aftuck, Director of Investments at the Bernstein Companies. More info. Contact Hugh Morris at 202-383-1278

Toolkit Helps Associations Engage in Fair Housing Initiatives
Take action. Educate the community. Help strengthen your members’ commitment to offering equal professional service to all. NAR’s Fair Housing Toolkit details how Fair Housing Grants can support a variety of initiatives that helps state and local associations create or improve systems, programs, and policies that uphold fair housing laws and strengthen REALTORS® commitment to equal professional service and being leaders of diverse, inclusive communities. Contact: Catherine Mesick, at 202-383 7512.

REALTOR® Party Success Stories – April 2023
Each month, stories highlighting state and local associations who leveraged a REALTOR Party grant or resource that led to an advocacy “win” are highlighted and cataloged in the REALTOR® Party Success Stories. Success stories created in April include:

APEX Training

Apex Registration Open
Apex training is for anyone who is looking to learn how to maximize the use of NAR’s state and local programs into their advocacy work and in building a long-term political strategy. More information can be found here or reach out to John Winston at

RPAC Fundraising

President’s Circle Program
The second round of the 2023 President’s Circle Program launched on March 28th which consisted of the National Party Congressional and Senatorial Committees and FPC/PC members direct contribution to their respective Member of Congress. For more information regarding President’s Circle, contact Avery Walker at 202-383-1268.

RPAC Major Investor Recognition Deadline
Make sure you and your members are recognized as RPAC Major Investors before the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings! Submit RPAC investments to the NAR Finance Office no later than Wednesday, April 19, 2023 to meet this first transmittal date. Click here for more information or contact Jackie Zaporowski at 202-383-1029.

RPAC Hall of Fame Ceremony
We are excited to announce that 345 REALTORS® will be inducted into the 2022 RPAC Hall of Fame Class during the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings! This is the largest single class to date! The induction ceremony is on Monday, May 8th from 5:00-8:00pm at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Everyone is invited, so gather your state delegations to support the new inductees from your state! All members and guests must be registered for the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings to attend the ceremony. Contact: Jackie Zaporowski at 202-383-1029.

RPAC Display Table
Visit the RPAC Table for Major Investor Recognition and other RPAC Resources at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings in the Marriott Marquis.  Hours are as follows Monday, May 8th: 8:00am – 3:00pm (12:00pm – 12:30pm Closed for Lunch), Tuesday, May 9th: 8:00am – 3:00pm (12:00pm – 12:30pm Closed for Lunch), Wednesday, May 10th: 10:00am – 4:00pm (12:30pm – 1:00pm Closed for Lunch). Contact: Jackie Zaporowski at 202-383-1029


Mom and Pop Business Owners’ Day: Landlords of Small Rental Properties
In real estate, mom-and-pops are owners of small rental properties (1-4 units), and they do the day-to-day management of these properties. But being a mom-and-pop landlord can be challenging. Let’s take a look at some facts about mom-and-pop landlords and small rental properties.
By: Nadia Evangelou.

A Stunning Stat: There Are More American Households With Pets Than Children
According to the U.S. Census, the share of families with children living in their homes under the age of 18 has continued to decline.
By: Jessica Lautz.


Josh Dix
GAD Chair
Charleston Trident Association of REALTORS®

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GAD Nation-

It is Spring in the South! Easter and the Masters are behind us. We next turn our attention to the Derby, DC, and Detroit!

The REALTORS® Legislative Meetings in Washington, DC are on the horizon: May 7 -11. I look forward to seeing this great next month!

As a reminder, here are a few items to make sure you add to your RLM schedule: Sunday, May 7 at 1:00pm, GAD Federal Issues Briefing; Monday, May 8 at 1:30 pm, All-GAD Meeting with State and Local Breakouts (Calvin Gladney with Smart Growth America is guest speaker the All-GAD meeting); Tuesday, May 9 6:00pm, the REALTORS® National Block Party at Nationals Stadium; followed by the offsite GAD Reception starting at 9:00pm. It will be great catching up with y’all there!

GAD Institute is taking shape! The Advisory Group is finalizing this year’s program speakers and narrowing down the agenda. We are looking forward to learning from Detroit and hearing her story. We also will benefit from each other’s stories, so we are incorporating additional peer-to-peer sessions to this year’s program. Sprinkled throughout will be outside experts to provide insights and perspectives on issues touching us all. We are packing a punch with content and professional development and are excited to make the most of our time in the Motor City!

To my policy warriors, hang in there and fight the good fight! RPAC Fundraisers, Q1 is in the books and only 3 to go! For those entering the primary season, happy picking!

See you in May!



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