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After two very eventful back-to-back weeks at the C.A.R. and N.A.R. Midyear Legislative meetings in Sacramento 
and Washington DC, we are glad to be home!!!! At the CAR meetings, the Directors voted to support the N.A.R. 
dues increase of $40.00 for RPAC (Realtor Political Action Committee). Before attending these meetings, I polled 
your Board of Directors and all but one board member supported the dues increase. This was reflected in my vote 
at the C.A.R. meeting. The other item on the agenda is the MLS data sharing and lockbox issue with CRMLS, the 
state-wide MLS service. Talks are ongoing – we’ll keep you posted. 

On the political agenda – those items that we take to our legislatures for their support were our opposition to 
the elimination or reduction of the Mortgage Interest Deduction and the necessity to maintain the secondary loan 
market (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) in order to provide affordable mortgages. In Sacramento, the legislators 
with whom I spoke supported the Realtor concerns. We took these same concerns to Washington DC and addressed 
these, as well as reauthorizing the National Flood Insurance Program for at least another five years. The 
response at the Congressional level and among the Senators was mixed – there is work to do here! Watch for the 
Realtor RED ALERTS and please respond. 

We were three thousand strong in Washington DC. They do listen to us! The dues increase was voted in and issues 
concerning broker opt-in, opt-out on the IDX were discussed and the final motion that passed was the whole program 
be revisited and that brokers could opt-in until the task force made their recommendations and it was brought back 
to vote in the September N.A.R. meetings in Anaheim. 

In addition to the political agenda, I attended meetings aimed at Association Leadership and other issues pertaining 
to Presidents and Presidents elect of the local Associations. If you have concerns, questions – please call me at my 
office 909-336-7917. I look forward to talking with you and thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve you and 
our Realtor Association. 

Carol Banner, President
Rim O’ The World Association of Realtors
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Posted May 17, 2011 by Carol Banner in Mountain real estate

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