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NAR Grassroots – The Realtor Action Center Wants You Involved

actioncenterGoing Grassroots

Ever wonder what in the world the National Association of Realtors is up to in Washington? Are you just guessing that decisions are made without talking to Realtors, or making their intentions and assertions known? Well, all you have to do is go to to learn all of the grassroots efforts going on on behalf of Realtors as well as consumers.

Although I wish it was done in blog format that allowed polling and comments, I do give them credit for absolute transparency where issues are concerned. All grassroots efforts are listed for the world to see, logged in or not. The site is jam packed with short descriptions, bill titles, and downloadable PDFs of the agenda, item by item.

The site is currently maintained by Rick Miller (at 202-383-1107), and Claire McDonough (at 202-383-1080), both of which are completely open and interested in your opinions as well as your support for agenda items. In fact, I lobbied Claire a few weeks ago for tax credits in the jumbo loan markets to buy down rates, and she actually listened (I’m now a fan).

So if you really want to know what NAR DC is up to, make a stop for weekly reading and get involved.

AgentGenius hopes to be working more closely with DC in the very near future, and some evidence of that is one of our star tech writers Melanie Wyne who is NAR’s Senior Technology Policy Representative bringing us the latest on the privacy debate and many other critical issues yet to impact the real estate industry.

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Benn Rosales is the Founder and CEO of The American Genius (AG), national news network. Before AG, he founded one of the first digital media strategy firms in the nation has received the Statesman Texas Social Media Award and is an Inman Innovator Award winner. He has consulted for numerous startups (both early- and late-stage), and is well known for organizing the digital community through popular offline events. He does not venture into the spotlight often, rather he believes his biggest accomplishments are the talent he recruits and develops, so he gives all credit to those he's empowered.



  1. Joe Loomer

    March 23, 2010 at 6:28 am

    NAR gets a ton of bad press Ben, it’s refreshing to hear some positive news. I think everyone could take a page out of your book and understand that every organization is made up of PEOPLE – 90% of whom just want to do a good job at what they’re being paid to do.

    Navy Chief, Navy Pride

  2. Greg Cooper

    March 23, 2010 at 9:01 am

    I’m with Joe….I think this is a very good thing. We could all use a little more positive especially when it comes to our national org. Claire and Rick deserve a big thanks for their work and their responsiveness. Wait….did I just say something nice about NAR? Man they MUST have earned it. 🙂

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