Welcome to the Advocacy Scoop, the only podcast that takes you inside the advocacy work of the National Association of REALTORS®.

We’ve turned one of our most popular conference sessions into a new, monthly podcast hosted by Chief Advocacy Officer Shannon McGahn and Director of Advocacy Communications Patrick Newton. Now you can stay up to date on what’s happening in Washington, D.C., and around the country, while you’re on the go!

The Advocacy Scoop is dedicated to peeling back the curtain on the advocacy operation of the world’s largest trade association. The real estate sector makes up nearly 20% of the entire U.S. economy, and NAR’s advocacy work is critical for housing affordability and protecting private property rights. Listeners will walk away with a better understanding of how NAR’s advocacy operation works, its many successes, and how the advocacy team is faring on some of NAR’s biggest legislative fights. Shannon and Patrick will also share insights on the 2024 Election, as well as stories you won’t hear anywhere else.

“I hear from NAR’s members all the time—we want to know more about your work and wins in Washington. Well, there is a lot to tell, and I am excited about launching this new platform. Our members are vital and busy leaders in their communities, and any effort to meet REALTORS® where they are – which usually means on the move – is a value add for our members and advocacy work.” – Shannon McGahn

The goal is for members to walk away with the information they need to be a better champion for NAR’s advocacy goals! Give us 20 minutes each month, and we’ll give you advocacy!

The first three episodes are now available. Click here to listen and subscribe.


Throughout 2024, NAR is making the popular Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation course, typically $295, available to REALTORS® at no cost. Take the first step toward earning your ABR® designation at become.abr.realtor.

NAR members can continue to access the latest information and FAQs about the settlement on facts.realtor.

NAR will also continue to provide updates about the settlement process as it unfolds on competition.realtor.

Visit ThatsWhoWeR.realtor to view the new consumer campaign ads, and to leverage turnkey advertising and social assets to share. The campaign demonstrates the expertise of REALTORS® helping their clients navigate the risks, pitfalls, and complexities of buying or selling a home or property, reinforcing their expertise, commitment and consumer-first approach.

The National Association of REALTORS® is America’s largest trade association, representing more than 1.5 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.

Posted by: Byron King on 05/10/24 (This information is only accurate as of 05/10/24. You must contact SCR for updates and changes to this information after 05/10/24 as laws and regulations may change over time. SCR 803-772-5206 or email info at screaltors.org or email byron at screaltors.org)

This information is not legal advice. This information is intended only to provide general information and may not be relied upon as specific legal guidance. Legal counsel should always be consulted before acting in reliance on this information.