Successful Programs

Victory Over Property Registry

The Oklahoma Association of REALTORS® successfully campaigned to persuade the Oklahoma House of Representatives to pass legislation eliminating a new fee-based property registry in Oklahoma City, which would subject certain vacant properties to registration requirements, fees, and municipal inspections. OAR used NAR’s polling services, along with a $95,000 Issues Mobilization Grant, to put together an aggressive campaign to promote the Protect Property Rights Act, which was signed into law in May.

Consumer Outreach: Enhancing the REALTOR® image

Honoring our Veterans, Florida Style

The Emerald Coast Association of REALTORS®, Fla., along with other area organizations, sponsored a day of fishing for 65 wounded warriors as part of the Second Annual Soldiers on the Water, an event designed to be a token of gratitude for their service and sacrifice.

Consumer Outreach: Community Investment

Environmental Commitment

Dale Zahn, CEO of the West Michigan Lakeshore Association of REALTORS®, traveled to Las Vegas in July to co-present at the World Congress of the International Federation of Environmental Health, attended by a large audience of health department officials from across the country. The topic: the REALTOR® association’s ongoing partnership with local government to encourage environmentally sound wastewater practices among homeowners.

REALTOR® Volunteers Build All-Abilities Playground

In July, about a dozen members of the Missoula County Association of REALTORS® volunteered for three-hour shifts to help assemble a playground intended for children of all abilities. It’s the first playground of its kind in Montana. The Missoula REALTORS® donated $5,000 to the playground project, $2,000 of which came from an NAR Placemaking Grant.

REALTORS® Launch Green Housing Project

The St. Louis Association of REALTORS®, Mo., used a $15,000 Smart Growth Action Grant to launch its Energy Efficient Housing Contest. The 2013 competition garnered the support of the city and county governments and nonprofit organizations and received co-sponsorships from industry partners. Winners of the contest received cash and a plot of land or a vacant structure. The 2014 contest is already underway. The St. Louis association has created a template documenting its process to help other associations interested in launching sustainable design contests of their own. Contact Dawn Kennedy at

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