Sometimes we are simply nearsighted. We cannot see beyond the present staring us in the face. Not only is it hard to face the future, but it’s tempting to banish thoughts of painful episodes from the past. That can be a big mistake. Events of the past, both painful and glorious, have so much to teach us.
Ten years have passed since the horrific events on Sept. 11, 2001...
The vigorous debate within the family of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® over our Political Survival Initiative has forced us to look in the mirror and reflect on some fundamental questions: What is the value of NAR? Why does it exist? And whats expected of its leaders--and you, its members--for the sake of our industry?
It’s natural that we’re seeing such a swirl of negative stories during these uncertain economic times, and it would be simplistic to dismiss them as out of hand. But these writers are mistaken in their implicit or explicit diminishment of the value of homeownership.