After banner year, mortgage brokers seek more political clout
The Association of Independent Mortgage Experts, a trade group representing mortgage brokers, launched a PAC and more than doubled its spending on lobbying in 2022
by Matt Carter Dec 30
More than 700 agent steering calls suggest price-fixing, lawyers charge
In new court filings in the Moehrl case, lawyers singled out hundreds of phone calls — far more than previously reported — in which agents steered business away from discount brokerage REX
NAR's lobbying playbook: 'Make friends before you need them'
During a panel about lobbying at the Realtors Legislative Meetings, the trade group explained that building a relationship with a congressperson or senator is like building a relationship with a friend — it takes time and is not a one-way street
NAR fills out advocacy team, touts it as 'the envy of Washington'
Bryan Greene, Helen Devlin and Joe Harris are moving up the ranks of the 1.4 million-member trade group's lobbying operation
NAR to Realtors: 'You are defenders of the homefront'
Trade group leaders urge members to continue to be active in their communities as nation adjusts to 'new normal'
by Andrea V. Brambila May 12
NAR restructures, launches emerging tech team
The National Association of Realtors is getting rid of one tech group and replacing it with another, amid a host of other changes to its communications, lobbying and member outreach efforts
by Andrea V. Brambila Dec 11
Watch election returns with NAR via Facebook Live on Nov. 6
The National Association of Realtors will be on hand election day, and the next day, to assess what the midterm results mean for the real estate industry
by Andrea V. Brambila Oct 18
NAR Victoria Gillespie and Shannon McGahn
Shannon McGahn will take over as NAR senior VP of government affairs and Victoria Gillespie as chief marketing and communications officer
by Carl Franzen Oct 2
NAR chief lobbyist to retire at the end of 2018
Jerry Giovaniello will leave the trade association after 37 years of political advocacy
by Patrick Kearns May 17
Money dollar bills
Dues would also rise every year under new proposal to fund political spending, zipLogix software and more
We took a close look at political candidates and causes that get the most money from the real estate trade group and found some surprises
by Andrea V. Brambila Mar 13
Paul Ryan at U.S. Capitol
NAR lobbying wins important concessions from most significant rewrite of tax code in a generation
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$30M more annually in spending, which may raise fees by up to 21%
Bright MLS launches political advocacy grant program for Realtor associations
Local shareholder organizations can use funds for lobbying or dedicated government affairs staff
by Andrea V. Brambila Mar 17
Opinion: Are false narratives the industry's third rail?
If something is said often enough it's true, right?
by Jeff Bergstrom Oct 23