Scott Louser is broker-owner of Preferred Minot Real Estate in Minot, N.D., and a representative in his state legislature. He was also a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Tampa this past week and said being there gave him an unprecedented opportunity to talk to members of Congress and their staffs one-on-one about protecting real estate.
“It’s one thing to be addressed in a large group and another thing to be one-on-one with a congressman or a senator,” he says.
In addition to the hats he wears as a convention delegate and a state legislator, he is also NAR’s vice president and liaison to government affairs. In that role, he works with other NAR leaders and members to help NAR government affairs staff articulate NAR’s legislative and regulatory priorities to members of Congress and federal regulators.
“Lawmakers “want to hear what’s going on in [your state] and they listen to our issues at the national level,” he says.
Louser took a few minutes out of his covention schedule to share a few thoughts with REALTOR® Magazine on the effectiveness of REALTORS®’ involvement in helpng to protect real estate.