This week’s Capitol Insider video comes direct from Washington, D.C. where NAR hosted the REALTOR® Party Convention & Trade Expo (formerly Midyear Legislative Meetings).
OAR Vice President of Government Affairs Matt Robison and RPAC Trustees Chair Kathy Fowler talk to us from outside the massive Region IX Reception hosted by RVP Elizabeth Mendenhall of Columbia, Mo. and presidents of the four states in the region, including OAR President Mary Terry of Ada. This convention is the one time a year when REALTORS® converge to spread the unified legislative agenda to all members of Congress.
The House of Representatives was recessed, but Oklahoma REALTORS® met with the Congressmen’s staff, who are a crucial link to making policy happen on Capitol Hill. This week OAR Members met with our delegation about FHA, Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac and other important components of real estate transactions that keep the barriers to homeownership low and the economy healthy.
OAR members need to stay tuned to the Facebook page, Twitter and direct communication from OAR for the next Call for Action anticipated next week. It only takes a few mouse clicks, but the message is loud and clear: Oklahoma REALTORS® want the Oklahoma Legislature to protect property rights for all Oklahomans.