Helping Our Communities Archive

Family First, Posted By Vicki

With the holidays upon us, it’s a great time to reflect on this past year as well as to plan on what we will do differently in the New Year. I happen to be a big believer in the...
December 24, 2008

Proud to be an American and a REALTOR®, Posted by Jim

Last week, I had the opportunity to represent the National Association of REALTORS® at the re-opening of the Smithsonian Museum of American History. After a two-year closure, including an $85 Million renovation project, the Museum re-opened in grand fashion....
November 26, 2008

Celebrating in Troubling Times, Posted by Vicki

While here in Orlando at our NAR Convention, the attitude and spirit of our membership is unprecedented. Even during these difficult times, we always find something to celebrate. Today at our General Session is a perfect example. Most members...
November 8, 2008

Ike’s Impact, Posted By Dick

I just sent a letter on behalf of NAR to REALTORS® in Houston and Galveston, who are struggling to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Ike. While Ike hasn’t received the same attention as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita did...
September 26, 2008

Fiscal Solutions to Jump Start the Market, Posted by Jim

Over the past several months, I have talked with members all across the country about their ideas to engage buyers and re-energize the marketplace. On Thursday on behalf of NAR’s 1.2 millions members, I shared the best of these...
June 6, 2008

Special Memorial Day Message from Dick Gaylord

This weekend, we will join with our families and friends to celebrate a very special holiday – Memorial Day. Every time I drive past the Marine Corp. base at Camp Pendleton, I can’t help but think about all the...
May 23, 2008

Fair Housing for All, posted by Charles

April is Fair Housing Month and REALTOR® associations across the country will be getting out the word about their commitment to removing barriers to homeownership. This year is particularly special. 2008 marks the 40th anniversary of the Fair Housing...
March 19, 2008

REALTORS® Lead the Way, Posted by Pat

As I travel across this country, I am struck by how, time and again, REALTORS® are leading the way by giving back to their communities. I had the opportunity recently to attend an awards ceremony for a leading Coldwell...
February 7, 2008

Reach Out to Consumers, posted by Vicki

Happy New Year to everyone!!! As you are establishing your resolutions for the New Year, it is my hope that high on your list will be more involvement in our REALTOR® association or the community for which you live...
January 4, 2008