Missouri REALTORS® host 37th Annual Capitol Conference

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Front row - Barbara Holtzclaw, Mona Mikels, Becky McRoberts, Mandy Ashford. Back Row - Jeff Mikels, Michelle Pointer, Robert Ashford, Dan Chipley.

Nearly 400 REALTORS® from across the state gathered in Jefferson City on Jan. 18 for Missouri Realtors 37th annual Capitol Conference. This conference provided Realtors the opportunity to meet with their elected officials to discuss emerging issues of importance to the real estate industry.

The day began with a first-time attendee training, where over 100 Missouri Realtor members were present. All conference attendees then participated in a lunch briefing where they prepared for their visit to the Capitol. Attendees spent the afternoon visiting the state's Capitol, meeting with their respective legislators. The day concluded with a reception at the Capitol Plaza Hotel where all state representatives and senators were welcome.

The Missouri Realtor Party, the advocacy arm of Missouri Realtors, is the voice for real estate in Missouri, working to protect realtors, their business and the American dream of homeownership. The goal of the Missouri Realtor Party is to encourage property ownership, support small business, and foster a vibrant real estate sector. The Capitol Conference is one way for Missouri Realtors to make their voice heard and make a positive impact on the real estate industry in Missouri.

The Central Missouri Board of Realtors had eight realtors in attendance.

Barbara Holtzclaw, president for CMBR said, "It is important for us to let our senators and representatives know that we represent and will stand up for the Rights of Property Ownership."

Founded in 1936, Missouri Realtors is the second largest trade association in the state with over 18,000 members. Missouri Realtors unite to advocate for real property rights in Missouri, deliver comprehensive risk management programs and services, connect members through various media and events, and deliver association management services. For more information, go to Missourirealtor.org

For more information about the Missouri Realtors Party, visit missourirealtor.org/advocacy/morealtorparty.

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