GADFly Newsletter – June 2024

GADFly Newsletter – June 2024

In This Issue

  • VA officially announces temporary policy allowing VA home buyers to compensate their buyer broker directly.
  • June is Homeownership Month: Check out NAR advocacy resources.
  • GAD Institute is at capacity; join the waitlist today
  • Check out REALTOR® Party on LinkedIn – use #REALTORParty to help amplify your wins!

Dates to Remember

Chair’s Letter

It was great to see so many GADs at our REALTORS® Legislative Meetings – and thanks for what you did to make those committee meetings and Hill Visits such a success.

We are very excited that the 2024 GAD Institute in Spokane is at capacity. Regrettably, that means some of you won’t be able to join us.

However, if you haven’t registered yet, please add your name to the waiting list. No promises, but it’s not unprecedented for GADs to have to cancel their registration at the last minute due to an important city council vote or unpredictable activity in the legislature. Showing high demand also helps NAR staff determine capacity and budget for future events.

Not only is our registration at capacity, so is our agenda. Major kudos to the GAD AG, who have spent the last nine months putting together a fantastic GAD Institute. In fact, we had so many good ideas, that several will be pushed to a future Institute or handled during our monthly All-GAD calls.

On that note, make plans to join us on Wednesday, June 26 at 3 pm (Eastern) where we’ll hear from a seasoned local GAD and a representative from NAR Research on ways to use economic data in your advocacy efforts!

Finally, start thinking about whether YOU might want to serve on the GAD AG next year … you’ll be in great hands with Chair Lacey Everett and the NAR staff! Applications will open this summer.

I can’t wait to see y’all in Spokane!

Brandon Alderete

What You Need to Know

New Guidance for Buyer Agreements

Beginning Aug. 17, a buyer representative working with a buyer will be required to enter into a written agreement with the buyer prior to touring a home, including both in-person and live virtual tours. Share the new guide, available at, with members.

Advocacy Week – January 22-25, 2025

Advocacy Week combines four signature advocacy events into a single advocacy experience, uniting in Washington, D.C. the various volunteer leaders throughout our organization who require advocacy training.

The four events include:

  • REALTOR® Party Training Conference (RPTC)
  • Federal Political Coordinator training
  • Public Policy Coordinating Committee meeting
  • Policy Forum

Stay tuned for more details related to the Advocacy Week as we approach the event date, including specific invitee information.  Questions? Please contact us at 


Join the GAD Institute Waitlist: If you didn’t register for GAD Institute, don’t worry! You can still sign up for our waitlist. Should spots become available, we will notify those on the waitlist directly from

GADs Give Back – Family Promise of Spokane, contribute today!

Questions? Contact Jami Sims (202.383.1221) or email

FPC Stipend Process for RLM – Deadline July 1

Every year the Federal Political Coordinators are afforded a stipend of up to $1,000 to attend the REALTOR® Legislative Meetings (RLM). Please send your invoices to NAR by July 1.To submit for the stipend from NAR follow these steps:

  • FPCs complete a state expense report (if you have one, please communicae this clearly to your FPCs) or an NAR member expense report for up to $1000 of travel expenses incurred during RLM.
  • Expenses allowed include airfare, lodging, taxis and meals. This stipend will not cover all their expenses, but only help to minimize costs.
  • FPCs will send their expense reports to their State GAD.
    State GADs will collect/monitor these expenses and send one invoice on state letterhead with the grand total of all FPC travel to Victoria Givens.

NAR will then immediately process a check for reimbursement. Questions? Contact Victoria Givens (202.383.1021)

President’s Circle Deadline Extended

The deadline for participations in President’s Circle to make their first $500.00 investment was May 31st. The RPAC fundraising team has received dozens of calls from members asking to extend the deadline – they asked, we listened! The deadline has now been extended till June 30th. For questions, please contact Jenn Nguyen.

RPAC Major Investor Recognition Deadlines 

Make sure you and your members are recognized as RPAC Major Investors by the October and December deadlines! These are HARD deadlines to submit RPAC investments to the NAR Finance Office. For questions about RPAC transmittal deadlines, contact Jenn Nguyen (202.383.1268), or Debbie Frey (312.329.8565).

View the Major Investor Levels and Benefits.



GAD Directory

Don’t forget to update the GAD Directory! This ensures NAR has the latest contact information to share important updates and allows GADs to connect with each other about similar issues they may be facing.

Celebrate National Homeownership Month with NAR!

Check out NAR’s Homeownership Month toolkit for resources, reports, and advocacy updates to help more families achieve their homeownership dreams. Join us on June 20 at 2pm ET for Association Partnerships Unlock Housing Opportunity for All., a webinar exploring how REALTOR® associations are maximizing NAR’s Housing Opportunity Grants to expand housing access. Questions? Contact Christine Windle.

#OurHousingStory Campaign by APOA

Throughout Homeownership Month, the American Property Owners Alliance (APOA) is running a social media campaign called #OurHousingStory asking people to share their personal experiences with housing affordability and availability challenges.

Placemaking Toolkit: A Guide for REALTOR® Association Creation of Enduring Community Assets

Access the NEW Placemaking Grant Toolkit: Improve Spaces and Relationships Through Placemaking

The new guide is a collection of tools, resources, and examples to inspire associations to promote livability and diverse, inclusive communities, increase leadership visibility, and enhance advocacy with impactful Placemaking grant-supported projects. Questions? Contact Hannah Dannenfelser

Consumer Advocacy Grants Still Available!

Apply today for a Consumer Advocacy Outreach grant. Your association to apply for grant funds up to $25,000 (with a 15% skin in the game requirement) to engage with consumers in your community and advocate for public policy issues that impact homeownership and property rights. The Consumer Advocacy Outreach Advisory Board will hear requests on July 9, August 6 and September 10.  Applications are due a week before they meet. Questions? Contact Erin Murphy (202-383-1079).

REALTOR® Party Success Stories

Each month, state and local associations that achieved an advocacy win with the help of a REALTOR® Party grant or resources are highlighted in the REALTOR® Party Success Stories. May’s success stories include:

Upcoming NAR Events

Plan for NAR Events
Check out the list of 2024 events here to save the date for upcoming conferences.

GAD Institute (GADI) | Spokane, WA
July 16-18, 2024 | Waitlist Open

NAR NXT, THE REALTOR® Experience | Boston, MA
November 6-11, 2024 | Registration Open Now

2025 Advocacy Week | Washington D.C.
January 22-25. 2025 | Learn more here. 


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