Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC)

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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

I hate to admit I did long ago... and never will again.

Jun 28, 2018 05:25 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have not attended and doubt that I ever will.

Jun 28, 2018 03:47 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no..... that's what I call a wasted day!!

Jun 28, 2018 05:01 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

No I have not.

Would I? Hmmm,

Yes, if it was something relevant such as "Realtors for a FREE Crimea" expression.

Jun 28, 2018 05:01 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Yes, several times. Our is usually in the first couple of months of the year depending on the schedule of the legislative sessions. It's an interesting experience that I think everyone should experience at least once. 

Jun 28, 2018 04:13 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

No. I have not.  Being honest, the thought of doing so makes my skin crawl. 

Jun 28, 2018 08:18 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I never felt passionately drawn to do that, but I'm sure many who have found that it was a good experience.

Jun 28, 2018 06:08 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

No.

I would not be worth my time, hence the "no".

Jun 28, 2018 05:50 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Once.  More than a decade ago.  The fact that it was only once provides the answer to your final question!

Jun 28, 2018 05:40 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I haven't and not likely to attend. 

Jun 28, 2018 04:43 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I do not miss that event. I have legislators assigned to me to talk to. I have also spearheading the legislation to change allow online notaries which we are close tyo achieving.

Jun 28, 2018 04:35 AM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Yes , Many times and have also participated in the Hill visits in Washington DC at NAR Mid year meetings

Jun 28, 2018 03:52 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

No I never wanted to travel to the capital for the info that they offered. Just thought the whole thing was lame.

Jun 28, 2018 05:54 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I have not Paul.

Jun 28, 2018 05:46 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

No, I don't usually do Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, I am in constant contact with my State Rep & Senator regarding many matters already so I get my Real Estate opinion into their heads.

Jun 28, 2018 05:33 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

No I haven't ,and no I don't plan on doing it

Jun 28, 2018 05:17 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I have never heard of Realtor day on our state legislature. I could if they did... but would they listen?

Jun 28, 2018 05:12 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I have not.  Always some type of scheduling issue for that day.

Jun 28, 2018 05:06 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Not my thing but thanks to those who care and do attend!

Jun 28, 2018 05:02 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I have not Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, . It's never been a big enough priority for me to take a full day off and travel the 200 mile round trip.

Jun 28, 2018 07:43 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Sorry; can't say that I have. State capitols for us in California and Florida are too distant for us to conveniently stop in.

Jun 28, 2018 07:22 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

No I haven't and am probably not likely to

Jun 28, 2018 07:00 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Never have, never will. In my humble opinion, a waste of time for a photo opportunity 

Jun 28, 2018 06:24 AM
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Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

I have been numerous times.  It is worth it because it educates you as to what are the latest real estate issues.  Always interesting.  

Jun 28, 2018 06:20 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

No, I did not even know about it.   A

Jun 28, 2018 06:16 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have not.

Jun 28, 2018 06:09 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope.

Jun 28, 2018 05:43 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes, I participated in ours, great opportunity to network and influence legislation.

Jun 28, 2018 06:09 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I never have but have lots of agents that go.

 

Jun 28, 2018 10:59 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

My local association has tried to get me to go a few times, but I have politely refused.  Since I dislike most of the people in our state's government, especially Boxer and Feinstein, but also the governor and our county reps, I doubt I will be going any time soon.

Jun 28, 2018 09:19 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Yes, I have Paul.  If I was still active in the business, I would do it again.

Jun 29, 2018 03:54 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I used to attend Leg Day at the Sacramento State Capital each year. I found it exciting to sit among many Realtors from around the State in the Convention Center and listen to the presentations of Governors or prominent lawmakers. We would also visit our local representatives and discuss relevant real estate issues. A lunch was also hosted on a geographic basis and one or more or our local representatives were invited. We finished with a reception attended by many Realtors and lawmakers. A day well spent!

Now…I don’t seem to find the time to attend.

Jun 28, 2018 10:00 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, - Not yet.

Jun 28, 2018 08:57 PM
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Mike Kelly,CRS,CIPS
The MJKelly Team - Santa Rosa, CA
"One of Sonoma County's Natural Resources"

Some of the replies to this are extremely disappointing. We here in the greatest state of California are the largest trade group to visit the capitol in Sacramento. We do it in late May and bring in 5,000 Realtors to march on the Capitol. Legislators will make deals with our head lobbyist once they see the strenght of our numbers. Here in California we are faced with increasing threats of "rent-control" in many communities. We had a vote last year and due to NAR and CAR financial support we beat it down. Now we have another ordinance on the ballot for November as well as an initiative to knock down "Costa-Hawkins" which allows for NO rent control in units build after 1995. If these two are passed it will have a devastating effect on investment properties. We are fighting at the state level to make sure it doesn't happen. Many of you think it is a total waste of time. When a 7 person tribunal of renters decide you can't take your rental off the market without paying 6 months rent to your tenant and the tenant has the FINAL say! You might get more involved! I have investor clients/friends who lost their homes in the fire. One area was 40% rentals. If they rebuilt their rentals, now having a brand new home, with rent control they'll be looking at a rent roll based on rents in October 8, 2017 or one day before the fires. So the rent they had been getting for a 30 year home will be the same for a brand new rental! Wake up and smell the coffee!

Jun 28, 2018 06:52 PM
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Jon K. Judd
Keller Williams Realty - Central Delaware - Dover, DE
GRI, e-PRO, SFR, Delaware Homes

I have gone once... it was "somewhat" interesting... though not enough to get me to go again... I do keep in touch with my politicians on matters that affect our industry.

Jun 28, 2018 05:40 PM
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Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

I haven't.  I might if I knew about it. 

Jun 28, 2018 10:37 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Not the state function but, have the local Realtor® Day. 

Jun 30, 2018 08:40 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have not

Jun 29, 2018 09:50 PM
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Sharon & Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN - Lafayette, IN
West Lafayette homes for sale

Paul, we have never done so down at our statehouse in Indianapolis.

Jul 04, 2018 05:47 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I did once, and that was enough.

Jul 02, 2018 05:48 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have at the state and national level and do think it helps.  I was able to ask lots of questions. It wasn’t a waste of time 

Jul 01, 2018 01:58 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Jul 01, 2018 08:11 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

nope and no plans to

Jun 30, 2018 09:04 PM