New NAR Essentials on Real Estate

The National Association of REALTORS® in 2016 released its fourth edition of Real Estate Brokerage Essentials. It is a “must read” for every real estate professional and for those that are in affiliated professions. It reflects the gold standard on legal and ethical tools of the practice of real estate. Just as important, if you […]

20 Years

Every 20 years we should celebrate our anniversary with our CEO, Steven Louchheim. That is what we just did, a rarity among boards of REALTORS® around the state. In my close to 40 years of involvement with local boards in Florida, few have had the longevity and tranquility as Tallahassee has with Steven. Steven came […]

NAR Board OKs Mandatory Core Association Standards

Editor’s Note: This is information taken from NAR Communications. The good news for the Tallahassee Board of REALTORS® is we meet or exceed all the Core Standards. In a sweeping move to improve the professionalism of associations of REALTORS® across the country and the level of service they provide to members, the NAR Board of […]


“In this corner, weighing 175 lbs. (don’t judge), from Coldwell Banker Hartung and Noblin… Jimmmmmmm Butlerrrrrrrrrr!”  This is how I feel sometimes during a transaction. It may be difficult at times dealing with the agent on the other side of the transaction, but I know I must. While we’re all here to make a living, […]

Legal Update: New NAR Legal Counsel

Katie Raynolds Johnson is the new general counsel for the National Association of REALTORS® in Chicago. This promises to be a seamless transition in the national headquarters and I know that all local board attorneys are glad that NAR selected an experienced attorney to lead the legal arm of NAR. She will have big shoes […]

2013 NAR Board of Directors Meeting Recap

Board OKs Exploration of World-Class Headquarters The NAR Board of Directors at its meeting in San Francisco [on Nov. 11, 2013] unanimously approved an ambitious project to be undertaken with a major partner that would turn the association’s headquarters into a world-class property that is intended to become the next destination building in the iconic […]

President’s Message, November 2013

RPAC. Well, they did it! Congratulations to Mariela Santurri and Lucretia Thomas, co-chairmen for RPAC fundraising. The final numbers are in: we raised almost 200% of our monetary goal at $31,573 and we met our participation goal with 30.29% of TBR members contributing. Gala. Again, special thanks to our sponsors, Social Committee volunteers, and staff […]

President’s Message, October 2013

Gala, for Good: March of Dimes This year’s Gala is on October 18 at 7 p.m. at the FSU Alumni Center, and includes entertainment with Vegas Casino Nights and music from Low Flying Planes; dancing (including a competition for a great getaway—no dancing ability needed!); catering and cash bar provided by Andrew’s. Vacation giveaways, a […]

REALTOR®: The Value of the Mark

Did you know that an independent marketing firm valued the REALTOR® trademark at $3 billion? Even in U.S. government terms, that’s a lot of money! In 1916, members of the then National Association of Real Estate Exchanges thought it was vitally important to distinguish real estate licensees that were practicing under a more stringent standard […]