Like everything in life, what you get out of NAR is in direct proportion to what you put into it. With your vote, your action, and your investment, you help ensure that this organization can act effectively on your behalf.
Now you have the opportunity to tell your story through an NAR program we’re calling "The Heart of the Market." We chose that name because we believe that you truly are the heart of your community and your real estate market.
HouseLogic, Real Estate Today, our political advocacy efforts, and even this annual House & Home issue of our magazine are geared toward making you the authoritative real estate source, helping consumers protect and maintain the home they cherish.
Welcome to the second decade of the 21st century! The first 10 years of this millennium brought us opportunities and challenges we couldn’t have predicted. Undoubtedly, there will be surprises in the next 10 years as well. That’s why it’s so important to have an organization like NAR that’s dedicated to bringing you the market knowledge and support you need to succeed.
With the economic crisis at the forefront of all our minds, it has never been more important for us to be a strong voice for real estate on Capitol Hill. That’s why we’re putting together a very special program for this year’s Midyear Meeting attendees.
To get the U.S. economy back on track, we need a stable housing market. That means reducing inventory in our nation’s housing markets, and that has been the driving force behind our advocacy efforts over the past several months.
Our work in Congress is never finished. We’re always looking for ways to stabilize and revitalize real estate markets, and we need your help. Keep us informed about the challenges you’re facing and contact your members of Congress to reinforce our message that housing and commercial real estate must be among their top priorities.
With a new administration in office, Congress is poised to release more funds for troubled real estate assets. NAR's president is lobbying for provisions for restoring confidence in our vital wealth-building and commerce-generating industry.
I’ve been a member of the REALTOR® organization for more than 30 years. I joined in order to learn and gain a competitive edge. Thirty years later, I’m a top producer—and, still today, my success is due in large part to my membership. Here, to me, are the top five values of this organization.
No. 5: Information you can’t get anywhere else....
If you haven’t spent time at REALTOR.com lately, I urge you to go online today. What you’ll see is a site that has been completely retooled. You’ll find new, free services for REALTORS® and a user-friendly design that already has consumers spending significantly more time viewing properties.
The founders of NAR had an ambitious list of priorities that included establishing a code of ethics, promoting state licensing laws (none yet existed), and bringing their collective influence to bear on issues of importance to real estate—including the establishment of a tax code, building of highways, and community planning.