There is something I have noticed throughout the year that I haven’t been able to put my finger on. In every gathering I have attended with our commercial members, the mood has been downright confident. Not to say that our residential members aren’t feeling good, but commercial real estate professionals are especially comfortable with the state of their markets.
While the policy making calendar typically slows down in the summer months, Congressional leaders on various committees continue to discuss a number of issues, which means NAR remains vigilant all year long, especially as we prepare for a busy Fall Session. Internet Sales Tax Fairness and Waters of the U.S. are two issues that had a great deal of activity so far this year, and will continue to be on our radar.