power of R
A New Day in NOLA
The Big Easy hosted a meeting in November that will be tough to top. Here are high
points from the 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in New Orleans: 1) Former
President Bill Clinton was exuberant that his friend Chris Polychron was becoming
2015 NAR president, as Polychron’s wife Janis beamed. 2) Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle
Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, shared their triumphs over
daunting odds. 3) REALTOR® Build Day meant a new home for “Que” Harris (center).
4) Jubilant members of the California Association of REALTORS® basked in their big
YPN win. See the full slide show at realtormag.realtor.org/nola2014.
Reinvent Your Web Presence
Professional-looking, user-friendly, and mobile-ready websites are often prohibitively expensive.
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through a new partnership in NAR’s REALTOR Ben-efits® Program, offers REALTORS® a 50 percent discount on websites featuring powerful listing search
capability, social media integration, lead capture,
and an easy-to-use blogging platform. Prices start
at just $5 a month for agent websites and $3.75 a month for broker websites.
Placester is able to offer complete IDX listing integration with most of its sites due
to its relationships with 95 percent of MLSs across the country. The turnkey solution
includes quick setup and personalization without the need for technical or programming skills. NAR members with a .REALTOR domain will receive six months of free
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and grow revenue. Visit placester.com/nar for offer details and to sign up.
Power of R showcases the value of the REALTOR®
organization and the impact of REALTORS® in action.
KEVIN BERNE, ALESSANDRA MELLO / NAR ©2014
2016 Leadership Slate
The 2016 NAR officers will be elected by the Board
of Directors at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings
& Trade Expo in May 2015 and installed at the
REALTORS® Conference & Expo in November 2015.
The Nominating Committee presents the following
slate of officers for 2016:
Tom Salomone, Margate, Fla.
Bill E. Brown, Oakland, Calif.
Elizabeth Mendenhall, Columbia, Mo.
Michael C. McGrew, CRB, CRS, Lawrence, Kan.
REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENTS
Kevin Sears, Springfield, Mass. (1)
Bette Mc Tamney, CRB, CRS, GRI, East Norriton, Pa. (2)
JoAnne Poole, CRS, GRI, PMN, Glen Burnie, Md. (3)
Gordon D. Seay, Greensville, S.C. (4)
Nancy Lane, CCIM, Brandon, Miss. (5)
Margaret Hudson, Ft. Thomas, Ky. (6)
Charlie Shook, GRI, West Lafayette, Ind. (7)
James Cormier, Ham Lake, Minn. (8)
Joe Pryor, Oklahoma City (9)
Matthew Ritchie, CCIM, Pineville, La. (10)
Kenny Parcell, Spanish Fork, Utah (11)
V. Faye Nelson, GRI, Kennewick, Wash. (12)
Colleen Badagliaco, San Jose, Calif. (13)
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