Ron Phipps Archive

Highlights From This Year’s Board of Directors Meeting

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, and Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The National Association of REALTORS® held its Board of Directors meeting this past Monday on the final day of the REALTORS® Conference & Expo. If you haven’t...
November 17, 2011

Webinar: BofA Talks Credit Standards, Short Sales

NAR President Ron Phipps and NAR President-elect Moe Veissi will talk with three Bank of America Home Loans executives on the state of home finance, credit standards, and the latest on short sales in a free, hour-long webinar on...

Phipps: ‘We Need to Empower the Consumer Voice’

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine As the debate in Washington continues over tax reform, a noticeably concerned group of real estate professionals and association members attended the REALTORS® Town Hall at the Doubletree Hotel in Portland, Ore.,...
March 28, 2011

Phipps: ‘Public Policy Will Be the Way to Boost Home Owner Confidence’

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine REALTORS® need to be proactive about lobbying on the local and state level, 2011 NAR President Ron Phipps told a packed audience in Denver today. Phipps spoke a town-hall meeting in the...
March 18, 2011

Banks, MID, and GSE Reform Covered in NAR’s First Virtual Town Hall

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine In an effort to get a better sense of the challenges REALTORS® face in today’s market and explain to members NAR’s positions and actions on key issues, the Leadership Team held its...
January 25, 2011

Another Challenge to the Mortgage Interest Deduction

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine When a draft version of the deficit reduction commission’s recommendations leaked to the press a few weeks ago, some observers used its release as an opportunity to pounce on the mortgage interest...
December 1, 2010

Economic Update: Mixed Signals

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine If attendees of NAR’s 2010 Leadership Summit were seeking some clarity around today’s “good news, bad news” economy, what they actually got was, well, good news and bad news. In an economic...
August 6, 2010

Phipps: ‘It’s Our Time’

  By Wendy Cole, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine   The smiling, young  acrobat completed a mesmerizing  sequence of flips and spins and whirls, landing literally on the feet of his strong-armed partner. Jaws dropped among the 1,800 attendees at NAR’s Leadership Summit who...
August 5, 2010

The 2010 Midyear Meetings & Expo: A Look at the Week Ahead

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The 2010 REALTORS® Midyear Legislative Meetings & Expo is getting underway this week. Like last year, this event will kick off tomorrow with the Real Estate Summit, a day-long look at high-level...