A Message From Your CEO - Taylor Oldroyd

Happy New Year!

I am super pumped up at the beginning of this year for a few reasons. First, the legislative session has begun and now we get to see if all our preparation work will pay off. Second, the new staff is really starting to click. Third, our new Strategic Plan is drafted and ready for approval and implementation. Finally, all your support is humbling and encouraging.

Today is day 2 of the legislative session and already a few themes are taking shape: budget and revenue concerns, infrastructure, and education top the list. We worked hard over the interim to build a broad coalition, connect with candidates and elected officials, and promote issues important to our membership. Thanks to all that volunteered to be a Key Contact. Key Contacts are similar to the NAR Federal Political Coordinators (FPC) that interact with our delegation to Congress. Key Contacts will act as the eyes and ears of MAR. Let me know if you have a desire to serve as a Key Contact and please mark your calendar for the Realtor Day on Feb 15.

The MAR staff is fully engaged in providing excellent value and service. I look forward to you getting to know them better. As always, never hesitate to contact us if we can be of service. Staff training, retention, and providing excellent customer service in a transparent and inclusive manner are my top staff priorities.

The new Strategic Plan is ready for Board review and adoption. We are eager to get to work to deliver relevant tools, provide strong advocacy, continue and improve the legal hotline, and education. In short, make MAR the best it can be.

The support from each of you and from the local associations is appreciated. We are in this together and only together can we have a united voice for real estate.

I look forward to a fun and productive 2017. We will work hard to demonstrate real value that increases your productivity and protects this industry we love.

Taylor Oldroyd, CEO