Monthly Archive:: September 2012

Representing Real Estate in Tampa and Charlotte

One of the rights of citizenship in the United States is the right to petition the government, the right to share our opinion and our perspective with our elected and non-elected representatives.  We do that individually and collectively, by...
September 19, 2012


It was an honor to attend the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina last week,  representing the National Association of REALTORS®, along with 2012 Immediate Past President Ron Phipps and 2012 First Vice President-Nominee Chris Polychron. The convention...
September 14, 2012

Our Response To The Wall Street Journal About The MID

After reading an article in the Wall Street Journal that inaccurately portrayed why the National Association of REALTORS defends the Mortgage Interest Deduction for all homebuyers, I couldn’t stand by and let this assumption go unchallenged.  Take a moment...
September 6, 2012

REALTOR® Party Storms Grand Old Party

by Gary Thomas, 2012 NAR President-Elect Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the Republican National Convention along with 2012 NAR Treasurer Bill Armstrong and 2012 Vice President and Liaison to Government Affairs Scott Louser in Tampa, Florida....
September 4, 2012