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June 2014 | Curtis Leonard
There are a lot of great events coming up this summer and I hope you will take advantage of the opportunities to network and grow your business. 

Now is the time to become a leader in your Association. Don't forget the deadline to submit an Officer or Director application is June 18. Contact Tracy if you have any questions. 

Have a great summer and don't forget to get your tickets for the July 17th WSRAR night with the DASH










Glenn Cobb, RCE
Chief Staff Executive



The second annual NAR Broker Summit will focus on the state of the real estate industry and trends within large brokerage firms.  That is the thrust of  NAR’s second annual “Broker Forum” to be held in Atlanta on August 6-7.  Registration is currently open and is $79 through June 30th.  I have not attended this forum before but last year’s received quite a bit of positive feedback.  If any of you are interested in attending, please let me know.  If the interest is there, we may be able to coordinate a group to travel together, or, at least, plan to meet together to discuss what we hear.  You can get more information at the following web site:

http://www.realtor.org/events/realtor-broker-summit

I also wanted to call your attention to our “Strategic Listening” sessions. We are meeting with WSRAR members to try to find out what you value about your membership, what programs and activities interest you, and how we can better meet your needs going forward.  If you would like to set up a “listening session” please email me and we will set it up right away.  As always, if you would like to just give us some feedback, we appreciate that as well.

Have a happy summer!











Zach DeWaters
Joint Government Affairs Director


The 2014 NCAR Legislative Meetings will be held June 16-18 in Raleigh. This is an important opportunity for REALTORS®  from across the state to provide a unified voice for the real estate industry in North Carolina.  All of the meetings with our local Representatives and Senators have been arranged for you, all you need to do is show up with your fellow REALTORS® and WSRAR staff will lead the way!
 
WSRAR has made arrangements for their members to travel to Raleigh for Wednesday, June 18th, and we are hoping for a large group this year. We will either carpool or rent a van if we have enough people.  Please let Heather Miller know by Monday, June 16th if you want to make the day trip.  You can email her at hmiller@wsrar.com.  We would leave the WSRAR office around 7:30 am and return by 5:30 pm. 























Membership Report & Birthdays











Event Photos
 
May 6 YPN Volunteer Day at the Second Harvest Food Bank

May 6 YPN Night with the DASH

May 6 Cinco De Mayo After Party

May 14 New Member Luncheon

May 15 Learn @ Lunch

May 28 Membership Luncheon

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the WSRAR Valuation Forum onsite square footage measuring seminar on May 21st. Click here for a recap and pictures. 
 











Last chance to RSVP!
Don't Miss Out This Year!  


2nd Annual RPAC Elite Donor Event
June 12, 2014
1703

$125 RPAC Investment
Reception Invitation
6-7:00 pm


$500 RPAC Investment
Reception & Dinner Invitation 
6-9:00 pm
 
Call or email Heather Miller with questions. 

Contributions are not deductible for income tax purposes. Contributions to RPAC are voluntary and are used for political purposes. You may contribute more or less than the suggested amount. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal and the National Association of REALTORS® or any of its state associations or local boards will not favor or disfavor any member because of the amount contributed. 70% of each contribution is used by your state PAC to support state and local political candidates. Until your state PAC reaches its RPAC goal 30% is sent to National RPAC to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 2 U.S.C. 441a; after the state PAC reaches its RPAC goal it may elect to retain your entire contribution for use in supporting state and local candidates.






















 
 
 
Thank you to John Stewart from ECS Carolinas for speaking at our May RCA breakfast. The meeting’s sponsor was Linville | Team Partners. 
 
 











FINDING YOUR CLIENT A GREAT HOME INSPECTOR

I entered the profession like a lot of us did, as a building contractor doing remodeling and repair work.   That kind of work background is a pretty good place to start. Contractors learn from experience lots about homes as they age, sag, rot, leak and creak. Remodeling and repair means getting dirty, wet and exposed to the less-than-romantic side of a home with their bad odors, abuse, bugs, mold, etc. Good home inspectors are used to unpleasant, adverse conditions in their daily work, but we work safely and wash our clothes often.
Click here for the entire article. 


Thank you to everyone who attended the May 13th WSRAR Home Inspection Committee Onsite Seminar! A huge thank you to the home inspectors who participated: John Guy, Jeff Payne, John Woodmansee, Andy Hilton and Bill Dillon. A big thank you to Mary Plybon who hosted the event at her listing, 1859 Underpass Road in Advance.
 











Discount Partners: 

NEW Discount Partner: Craft Dry Cleaners

SAVE THIS SUMMER with your favorite WSRAR Discount Partner! 











Thank you to the 2014 Sponsors Club!

WSRAR greatly appreciates all your support!


Items Still Available in 2014:
Past Presidents Luncheon
1 Learn @ Lunch
3 Breakfast Meetings
1 New Member Luncheon
Weekly Report Sponsorship 











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