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2015 NAR President Chris Polychron honored with Walton College’s Lifetime Acheivement Award

The REALTOR® Community congratulates 2015 NAR President Chris Polychron, the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas. Chris’ tremendous accomplishments as the 2015 NAR President were highlighted...
April 21, 2016

A Note of Support

By: Tom Salomone 2016 NAR President A few thoughts from last night… REALTORS® build and strengthen communities. It’s what we do day in and day out. Helping a young family find the perfect starter home, assisting a developer scout...
March 23, 2016

Honoring Beverly Carter

A Note from 2015 NAR President Chris Polychron As many of you may already know, on Friday, January 15, 2016, Arron Lewis was found guilty of abducting and killing a Realtor® from Arkansas, a beloved member of our community,...
January 21, 2016

Home for the Holidays [Hold the tripe]

With the holiday season upon us, the end of the year provides us with a well-deserved opportunity to slow down and reflect. Lightening your foot off the gas pedal isn’t easy– after all, as a Realtor, it’s your strong...
December 17, 2015

NAR Leadership in the News: Week of November 17, 2014

NAR and the Leadership Team made news this week on a variety of issues, including advocacy, professionalism, the new Code of Excellence, housing market conditions, the FHA, and net neutrality. Chris Polychron: Advocating for Brokers in 2015 Steve A....
November 21, 2014

Representing Real Estate in Tampa and Charlotte

One of the rights of citizenship in the United States is the right to petition the government, the right to share our opinion and our perspective with our elected and non-elected representatives.  We do that individually and collectively, by...
September 19, 2012


It was an honor to attend the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina last week,  representing the National Association of REALTORS®, along with 2012 Immediate Past President Ron Phipps and 2012 First Vice President-Nominee Chris Polychron. The convention...
September 14, 2012

Our Response To The Wall Street Journal About The MID

After reading an article in the Wall Street Journal that inaccurately portrayed why the National Association of REALTORS defends the Mortgage Interest Deduction for all homebuyers, I couldn’t stand by and let this assumption go unchallenged.  Take a moment...
September 6, 2012

REALTOR® Party Storms Grand Old Party

by Gary Thomas, 2012 NAR President-Elect Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the Republican National Convention along with 2012 NAR Treasurer Bill Armstrong and 2012 Vice President and Liaison to Government Affairs Scott Louser in Tampa, Florida....
September 4, 2012

Happy Labor Day from Moe Veissi, 2012 NAR President

Happy Labor Day from Moe Veissi, 2012 NAR President....
August 31, 2012