May 1st, 2023

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The latest news and updates from Longleaf Pine REALTORS®




May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May 1st marks the start of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month! As REALTORS® we celebrate and promote diversity and equity across our communities. May gives us an opportunity to celebrate, learn, and respect Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage! It also gives us a chance to remember NARs Diversity and Inclusion Commitment Statement.

The National Association of REALTORS® represents more than 1.5 million REALTORS® in diverse communities across the country. NAR staff fosters a culture where diversity and inclusion are integrated into each of our five core values. Through inclusive collaboration and mutual respect

for our colleagues, we focus on the principles that matter to the organization and drive how we engage each other to reach our common goals. We fully embrace perspectives from all walks of life—regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, national origin, socioeconomic status, political affiliation or any other qualities by which we may define ourselves. We commit to bringing out the best in ourselves, uncovering our hidden talents, and celebrating differences in our day-to-day interactions. These beliefs are essential as we serve our members who help fulfill the dream of home and property ownership in America.

Click the link below to see NAR® articles and resources promoting respect and advocacy for diversity!

Because That's Who We R®.

Click Here for NAR® AAPI Resources

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The 2023 Spring Luncheon was Packed with REALTOR® Spirit & Information

Last Tuesday, April 25th at the Crown Coliseum Longleaf Pine REALTORS® gathered to meet and eat for the second quarter. Three of the Candidates for the 2024 NC REALTORS® Presidential Election came to speak, our Diversity Chair (Nakia Nelson) spoke about an upcoming Diversity event the committee is putting together for June 8th, and Megan Gerber gave us

From left to right (Damesha Watson & Deno Hondros) Representing the Diversity Committee at the Spring Luncheon

her top tips and tricks for Matrix MLS. We are so happy to see everyone who came out to learn about all the upcoming events, best practices for MLS, and were able to come together as a REALTOR® community.

Be sure to join us at our next big event! Our calendar has all upcoming events and their registrations. Check it out today by logging into your Member Portal!

Click Here to RSVP for Next Luncheon

2024 NAR® Committee Application Website Now Open through May 15th

It's that time of year again! The 2024 NAR committee application website is now open through May 15. Now is your chance to make your voice heard and help shape the future of our Association! Please consider applying for a 2024 committee and encourage other members to apply as well. See here for a special message from 2024 President Tracy Kasper and 2024 President-elect Kevin Sears! 

Please note: Current committee

members whose terms expire in 2023 must submit an application to be considered for service in 2024. Those with continuing terms through 2024 do not need to reapply unless seeking reassignment. In addition, members will only receive one appointment per NAR policy.

Here are helpful links to assist you with applying:

If you have any questions, please reach out to the Governance team at or call Member Support at 800-874-6500.

Volunteer for the Alms House Next Monday at 4:30 PM

The Public Relations Committee is always looking for people to donate their time or food for the Alms House, every second Monday of the month. The next available opportunity is May 8th, 2023 from 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM. We hope to see you out there! Click the link below

to check out the donations still needed and get involved in giving back today!

Click Here to Volunteer Now

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Upcoming Events to Attend
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Click Here for Past Session Recordings

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Government Affairs Update

Angie Hedgepeth, Government Affairs Director for the Association, attends all the local meetings each month, as well as NAR® and NCAR® meetings, and keeps members abreast of the multiple issues being addressed in local, state, and national government. She prepares reports on the meetings she attends and they are included in the weekly "Government Affairs Update". View More Posts

She recently released her fifth issue of the GADZETTE which you can read by clicking here. It chronicles the recent government updates, RPAC wins, and a presidentially inspired recipe.

Longleaf Pine REALTORS® RPAC Major Investor Event a Success

On Thursday, April 27th, 2023 Longleaf Pine REALTORS gathered from around the community at Mash House Brewing and pledged their time and money to the REALTORS® Political Action Committee. RPAC helps to protect the real estate industry by working to promote REALTOR® friendly candidates and platforms at the local, state, and national levels. RPAC is responsible for maintaining

From left to right (Melissa McKinney, Connie Corety, and Megan Gerber) at the RPAC Major Investors Event

REALTORS® ability to work through the pandemic, fighting to maintain tax-free commissions, and working to bolster the economic development and home building in your areas.

We would like to send a huge thank you to everyone who made the event possible and to the REALTORS® who invested not only in their own business but the real estate industry as a whole yesterday.

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