I hate to wax nostalgic, but I miss the days when junk mail via the good ol’ U.S. Postal Service overfilled my wooden inbox. Other than the occasional paper cut or annoying chain letter, there was little chance that anything bad could happen from my daily delivery. Today, phishing, hacking, misinformation, and a whole host of other nefarious activities befall us with a single errant click of the mouse to one of our 10,000 daily emails. In this edition, we will help you understand how to keep your inbox from turning into a minefield.
I will leave the rest of this discussion on tech-related safety to the experts who have filled these pages with great information. I’ll turn my attention now to the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in May.
While in Washington, D.C., our focus will turn to the key national issues that affect every REALTOR®. As AEs, we need at least a baseline understanding of these issues, too. Flood insurance reauthorization, tax reform, government-sponsored enterprise reform, and infrastructure spending, for example, are included on our collective advocacy menu.
I urge you to take some time in Washington to learn more about one or more of the NAR priorities. Bright and early at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, NAR will host the briefing on federal issue priorities. After picking up some knowledge at the briefing, you can dazzle your members during your Hill visits later that day.