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March 2014 | Curtis Leonard

March...wow spring is almost here and I am sure some of you will be welcoming the warmer weather. I hope that each of you take advantage of the events coming up at the Association office and that you all see a productive and rewarding spring market. I want to remind you that the RPAC Technology Raffle ends April 25th. A $25 investment gives you one entry in the raffle. The grand prize is an iPad Bundle which includes: iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPod Touch, Apple TV & more. (You are limited to 10 entries or $250 per person). Look for more information below in the newsletter on how to make a contribution. Don't forget to sign up to attend the NCAR convention and expo at the Homestead September 14-17. You can still get Early Bird pricing until July. Click here for more information. 










Glenn Cobb, RCE
Chief Staff Executive


March is the beginning of busy season, hopefully the final few cold snaps and the threshold of spring.  It also tends to be the season that congress begins to take issues to the next level if they are seriously considering taking action in that session.  As a result, the new tax plan in Washington has been presented.  Within that plan are some issues concerning home ownership and tax considerations for homeowners that would increase tax burdens on homeowners.  I am sure we will be asking you to talk with your members of congress about those issues that NAR feels will need to be addressed.  To that end, here is a link to NAR President Steve Brown’s response to the proposed tax revisions that will be considered in 2014.  Please take time to review this important information.  Thank you in advance for being able to respond to Calls for Action as they are issued this year.  Should you have any questions or suggestions, I would love to hear from you.  My email address is GCobb@wsrar.com.  I hope each of you have an incredibly busy March!











Zach DeWaters
Joint Government Affairs Director


Inform your Government Affairs Director!

The Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem and the Winston-Salem Regional Association of REALTORS® membership lives and works in five counties!  That’s a lot of villages, towns and cities where local governments can influence the rules, codes, ordinances and regulations that impact our industry.

As your Government Affairs Director, I can’t be everywhere and hear about everything impacting your community.  I rely on the membership as my feet on the ground.  A lot of the meetings, briefings, town and city council hearings I attend are based on your recommendations from the membership.  You are active in your local communities and are involved with local issues.  You are neighbors and friends with your elected officials and talk with them on a regular basis.  

Inform me if you hear of anything that might be of interest or impacts our industry.  Some examples of different meetings that are coming up or have been recently held include the Davie County/Bermuda Run Economic Development Update in March.  A recent meeting in Village of Clemmons to brainstorm issues for the future as well as storm water regulation issues with the City.  I look forward to hearing from you!











Upcoming Events

March 27 Learn @ Lunch

March 27 March Madness











Membership Report & Birthdays












Event Photos

February 18 YPN Networking Event
February 19 New Member Luncheon
February 21 Professional Standards Training
February 27 Learn @ Lunch

March 4 YPN Social 

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Next Meeting: April 1 @ WSRAR 1:30-2:30 pm











Join the WSRAR Appraiser/REALTOR Valuation Forum on Twitter!
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Next Meeting: March 12 @ WSRAR 10:00 am-12:00 pm











NEW Local Discount Partners:

Tar Heel Basement Systems
WSRAR members receive 10% on bowing wall repair or 10% off sump pump systems

 











BUNDLE UP
for the RPAC Technology Raffle


Deadline is April 25

$25 Investment enters you to win an incredible bundle of technology gifts.
Limit 10 entries or $250 per person
Click here for all the details

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 the 2014 Sponsors Club!

WSRAR greatly appreciates all your support! 






















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