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GADFly Newsletter – August 2022

Don’t Let Hidden Biases Hamper Your Members’ Business Relationships.
Make sure your members are upholding the law and helping to build thriving communities. NAR’s Bias Override: Overcoming Barriers to Fair Housing is a certificate course that helps REALTORS® learn tactics to avoid fair housing pitfalls and interrupt stereotypical thinking so your members can provide equal professional service to every customer or client. Encourage your members to register today.

New AE/GAD Orientation: September 15 – 16
Twice a year, NAR holds a two-day orientation at our DC office for new AEs and GADs. This training highlights opportunities for state and local REALTOR® associations to engage in community and consumer outreach, legislative and political advocacy, RPAC, campaign services, and research. It also provides valuable information on creating successful REALTOR® Party advocacy and outreach efforts for your association. Registration is now open and limited to 35 attendees on a first come, first served basis. Questions? Contact Jim MacGregor.

GAD Advisory Group Application
Are you interested in serving on the GAD Advisory Group?  This is your opportunity to make your voice heard in the professional and personal development of GADs. If you liked the programing at the GAD Institute in Philly, felt topics were missing, have ideas on new formats, or just plain love planning a party – we want you!  The institute is only as successful as the dedication and desires of the advisory board.  The REALTOR organization’s strength comes from the commitment of our volunteers and the AG is no exception. Apply for the GAD AG!  Deadline is August 31.  If you have any questions about the GAD AG contact the GAD AG Chair Josh Dix.

Community Outreach

Placemaking Projects are Winning Propositions for Your Association!
Engage in local projects that transform unused or underused sites into welcoming destinations accessible to everyone.  Partner with local government and nonprofits to create a new public space such as a downtown gathering spot, park, playground, dog park, community garden, trailhead or storybook trail.  Utilize a Placemaking Grant to offset construction costs. For inspiration download the Placemaking Grant Guide and/or visit the Spaces to Places blog. To learn more, contact Catherine Mesick.

Reminder: Community Outreach Grant Application Deadline Around the Corner
Make plans to apply for Smart Growth, Housing Opportunity, Fair Housing,  Placemaking and Rural Outreach grant to position your association and REALTORS® as leaders in improving their communities through education and advocacy by October 15th! Need ideas on how a grant can help fund your advocacy effort? Search success stories or sign-up for a 30-minute one-on-one meeting with staff experts via Zoom to brainstorm ways your association can leverage a Community Outreach Grant. Questions? Contact Christine Windle.

Build Smarter and Stronger Communities
Smart growth focuses on improving communities, making them more livable, sustainable, healthy, and prosperous. State and local associations can apply for a Smart Growth Grant to support advocacy for better land use, underwrite a transportation study, promote downtown revitalization or historic preservation, enhance walkability, and so much more. Access Ideas for Using a Smart Growth grant or search “Smart Growth” within REALTOR Party Success Stories for ideas and inspiration. To learn more, contact Hugh Morris

REALTOR® Party Success Stories – August 2022 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 August aligned with the sustainability theme include:


RPAC Fundraising

RPAC Major Investor Recognition Deadlines
Make sure you and your members are recognized as RPAC Major Investors by the October, and December deadlines! Click here for all dates and important details. These are HARD deadlines to submit RPAC investments to the NAR Finance Office. For questions about RPAC transmittal deadlines contact Jackie Zaporowski (202-383-1029), or Debbie Frey (312-329-8565).

Save the Date: RPAC Major Investor Reception
The RPAC Major Investor Reception will be held Saturday, November 12 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm during NAR NXT, The REALTOR® Experience. We will be at SeaWorld this year! Please keep in mind, the deadline to have Major Investor funds processed to be invited to this event is Wednesday, October 19th. We hope to see you and your fellow 2022 Major Investors there!
Contact Jackie Zaporowski (202-383-1029)

2022 President’s Circle Deadline
All four President’s Circle rounds have now launched for 2022! The full $2,000 investment is due by September 30, 2022, but please encourage your members not to wait to complete their commitment! View the current President’s Circle Roster online. For more information regarding President’s Circle, contact Avery Walker (202-383-1268).

President’s Circle Conference Update
The President’s Circle Conference will be held at Moon Palace the Grand Cancun in Mexico from March 1-4, 2023. Registration will open in three phases this year:

  • Friday, August 19: Early bird registration opens to all 2022 President’s Circle members who have completed their $2,000 investment by July 29. These registrants have first access to a limited number of hotel rooms available on the nights before and after the conference.
  • Monday, September 19: General registration opens to all 2022 President’s Circle members who have completed their $2,000 investment by August 31.
  • Wednesday, October 19: General registration opens to all 2022 President’s Circle members who have completed their $2,000 investment by the September 30 program deadline.

Contact Avery Walker (202-383-1268) for questions regarding the President’s Circle program.

Contact Patricia Tarhon (202-383-1119) for questions regarding registration for the 2022 President’s Circle Conference.

NAR Research and Press Releases

Housing Affordability Conditions Fade as Mortgage Rates Push Monthly Payments Higher in June 2022
The monthly mortgage payment increased by 5.3% in June 2022, compared to the prior month, while the median family income increased by 1.4%.
By: Michael Hyman

Single-Family Home Prices Display Double-Digit Increase in 80% of 185 Metro Areas in 2022 Q2
National median prices rose 14.2% year over year to $413,500, rising above $400,000 for the first time.
By: Michael Hyman

Instant Reaction: CPI Inflation, August 10, 2022

Some recent potential homebuyers who were pushed out of the market may now be able to get back in and qualify for a mortgage.
By: Lawrence Yun

Research Spotlight: 2022 International Transactions in U.S. Residential Real Estate
Matt Christopherson, Senior Research Analyst, talks about the report’s essential findings and main takeaways.
By: Meredith Dunn

Trends in Median Single-Home Price by MSA (1990-2021)

What kind of expectations buyers and sellers should have regarding home prices in some of the most populated metro areas? How often they can expect a positive investment in a single-family home?
By: Sophie Anderson

Key Dates

November 9–14, 2022
NAR NXT Governance Meetings

November 11–14, 2022
NAR NXT, The REALTOR® Experience

Josh Dix
GAD Chair
Charleston Trident Association of REALTORS®

A person smiling for the camera  Description automatically generated with low confidence GAD Nation!  Thank you for a great experience in Philadelphia!  It was good to catch up with so many of you during our Institute!  I enjoyed hearing about what crazy challenges we all face back home.

A special thanks to the Philly and Pennsylvania team for playing host.  Yall did an incredible job!  Brad, Mac, and the AG, well done on the planning and pivoting to make this Institute a success.  And last, congratulations to the new GAD Advisory Group Vice Chair, Liz Peetz (CO) – I’m really looking forward to working with you this year!

We are taking in the feedback from this year’s Institute and are beginning the conversations for Detroit.  Please reach out to Mac, Liz, or myself if you have thoughts and suggestions on how to make next year’s Institute better.  The GAD Institute is important to our professional development and there is no better opportunity to learn from one another and help each other.  We want to ensure that each of you are taking at least one great nugget away from these meetings.

We are still taking applications for those who want to be a part of the 2022-2023 AG and help plan next year’s Institute in Detroit.  The application deadline is August 31st and we will make the announcement by September 15th.  If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.  Being a part of the AG has been a great value to me and I am sure it will be for you too!

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