In 2013, NAR brought value to one million members by advocating for federal policy initiatives, and providing information and tools REALTORS® need to meet future business challenges and opportunities. REALTORS® not only helped make the dream of homeownership a reality for up to 70,000 home buyers, REALTORS® helped "make things happen" on Capitol Hill and throughout Washington, for both residential and commercial real estate. It is only appropriate then, that "Make It Happen" is commemorated as the theme of NAR's 2013 Annual Report.
NAR President Steve Brown talks about a positive development on NAR’s concerns over how the 3% cap on points and fees in the qualified mortgage (QM) rule has been interpreted.
The National Association of REALTORS® and realtor.com® are preparing a joint media blitz calling attention to the power of the REALTOR® brand.
After a comprehensive national search, the National Association of Realtors® has selected Katie Raynolds Johnson as the association’s newest Senior Vice President and General Counsel. She assumes her new responsibilities effective today.
Consumers recognize the value a REALTOR® brings to the transaction.
More than 9 out of 10 consumers agree that:
At its Nov. 11, 2013, meeting, the Board of Directors approved a new three-year strategic plan that emphasizes innovation and transformation.
NAR’s Community and Political Affairs division is seeking instructors to teach the Employer-Assisted Housing and Expanding Housing Opportunities classes.
REALTOR® Magazine and the Good Neighbor Society are seeking nominees for Volunteering Works, a grant and mentoring program for REALTORS® who do community service.
Strong metropolitan markets are experiencing the beginning of what portends to be a major trend for decades — the redevelopment of well-located, low-density suburbs into more intense mixed-use communities. Older shopping centers, with their acres of underused parking lots, are ripe for this type of development; and a location near public transportation is increasingly seen as a needed ingredient for success. As reflected in several articles in this issue, the digital world is bringing new ways of doing things to real estate development.