What an exciting time to be in Washington for NAR’s Mid-Year Legislative Conference two weeks ago.
I had the honor having our 2 most recent Past Presidents, Gerry O’Connell (2018 NHAR President) and Bob Marchewka, and next year’s NHCIBOR President, Ralph Valentine with me. Together we joined with other NHAR Board members to meet with our senators, representatives and their staffs to talk about what is most important to NAR, NHAR, and NHCIBOR. On the National and State level we addressed concerns about the mortgage interest tax credit, National Flood Insurance Policies and stressed the importance of the mapping of accurate flood maps, and the 1031 Tax Exchange. I had the opportunity to raise awareness of the MS4 Storm Drainage issue, NHSB121, and let our Congress women know what an important issue this is to the continued healthy growth of the State. A special thanks to Annie Kuster, who took the whole allotted time to talk with us in depth on these issues; to Maggie Hassen who took the time to welcome us and have a photo opportunity with the group; and to staff members of Maggie Hassen, Jean Shaheen, and Carol Shea Porter for listening thoughtfully, asking pertinent questions and being so welcoming.
Tops on the agenda for the coming weeks will be finalizing our Catalyst contract so NECPE can continue bring the best quality service to its members in 4 states, wrapping up the planning of our education programs for the year, continuing meeting with the newly formed task force for Commercial Designation, and adopting our newly revised Strategic Plan that will carry us into 2019. We also look forward to rolling out the revised, updated Commercial Forms Library through ZipLogic.
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for June 8th for the Annual BBQ sponsored by T.F. Moran. There will be raffles, and awards for the Realtor of the Year and the Affiliate of the Year! See you there!