Tackle Foreclosures, New Offers from 'Right Tools, Right Now'

How NAR is helping you and home owners face the foreclosure crisis.

May 1, 2009

As U.S. foreclosures continue to rise—filings jumped nearly 30 percent in February from a year earlier, according to RealtyTrac—the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® is seeking out new ways to address the crisis.;

NAR has introduced a Foreclosure Prevention and Response Program, which provides grants to help state and local REALTOR® associations develop coordinated plans of action to prevent foreclosures and respond to their adverse affects. 

Associations may use the funds for any new activity that addresses the foreclosure crisis, including specialized training programs for REALTORS®. Download an application, access an online tool kit, and learn more about the program at REALTOR.org/government_affairs/foreclosure_prevention.

New Offerings Through Right Tools, Right Now


In these uncertain times, NAR is here to help you succeed with the Right Tools, Right Now initiative, offering more than 300 educational products, publications, and services at products and resources available free of charge or at cost. New offers are being added monthly, so be sure to visit REALTOR.org/RightToolsRightNow regularly. Here are just some of the great products now available:

Educational Tools & Publications

  • Why Rent When You Can Own (English & Spanish)
  • Brochure: It Pays To Work With a Realtor® (English & Spanish)
  • Fair Housing Rental/Sales: Pocket Guide
  • The Fundamentals of Listing and Selling Commercial Real Estate, by Loren K. Keim (Infinity Publishing, 2007)
  • Real Estate Advertising Made Easy, 7th Ed., by Mary Ellen Randall and Jamie E. Edwards (Plan-It for Profit and Fun Inc., 1987)

Research Tools

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® 2008 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers Relocation Reports

Katherine Tarbox is a former senior editor with REALTOR® Magazine. Previously, she was editorial director for Washington Life. She is the author of the international bestselling book A Girl’s Life (Dutton, 2000) and has made hundreds of media appearances including The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and CNN.