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 […]

Committee Report: Professional Development

Being a REALTOR® is very complicated…and ever-changing. Education and training is often put at the bottom of the To Do list, but with constant changes in our field, you might want to consider putting it back at the top. Take the time to learn and it will breathe new life into your role as a REALTOR® and could even make you more money. Easy […]