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 […]

The Relevance of the Real Estate Association

This year I renewed my license for the start of year 11! Hard to believe that what seems like yesterday I left a career of 20 years and ventured into full self-employment. It was a big step for me as a single mother of two young girls. My story is not so different than that […]