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Have a Voice, Get Involved

Blog Contributor Being a REALTOR®, Land Use & Property Rights, New REALTOR®, Outreach, Personal Fulfillment, Political Action & Involvement Leave a Comment

By Nico Hohman

As a sophomore member of the government affairs committee at the Greater Tampa Association of REALTORS® (GTAR), I was fortunate enough to receive a full scholarship to attend and participate in the the Great American REALTOR® Days at the Florida State Capitol in January.

Our jam-packed schedule was full of exciting visits with our local representatives and senators …

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Duty’s Calling, YPN

Blog Contributor Being a REALTOR®, Personal Fulfillment, Political Action & Involvement, Professional Development, YPN News Leave a Comment

By Nobu Hata Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that we’re living and working in a tenuously linked society right now.  Hyper-political-mumbo-jumbo is being thrown around to a jaded audience, and we are more polarized and fractured than ever before. That same thing could be said for the real estate industry. Data, IDX, syndication, broker-centric, agent-centric, consumer-centric, …

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RPAC, Campaign Contributions, and What I Did On My Summer Vacation

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By Nobu Hata This summer, against my wife’s better judgment (sorry hon), I decided to take the plunge into the REALTORS® Political Action Committee’s President’s Circle.  Basically, after giving at the local level, I’m contributing $2,000 of my hard-earned cash directly to industry-friendly politicians’ political campaigns. Say what? I had many reasons to do it, and if you told me …