What’s Next for Us

Our members will continue to use their skill, care, and diligence on behalf of their clients even during this time of adjustment.
Kevin Sears


As I said in March when NAR announced its agreement to resolve nationwide claims brought by home sellers, this will be a time of adjustment, but certain fundamentals will remain—including the ways in which our members will continue to use their skill, care and diligence on behalf of their clients. As a practitioner and broker myself, it is my priority to make sure you have the resources you need to continue bringing incredible value to consumers across America as they buy, sell and transfer real property. This issue of REALTOR® Magazine includes a special insert that gives you just some of the resources and information we’ve made available about the settlement. I encourage you to regularly check facts.realtor for the latest resources, FAQs and information.

Additionally, I’d like to highlight an offer we announced in February. Through the end of the year, in partnership with the Center for REALTOR® Development, NAR is making the Accredited Buyer’s Representative designation course available to REALTORS® at no cost. The ABR course, a $295 value, focuses on the skills you need today when working with buyers, such as how to walk them through written agreements, be an advocate and prove your value. Complete the course online at your own pace or through one of the live inter-active webinars offered every two weeks.

Finally, I’d like to reiterate a message I’ve shared many times: Our members are incredible, and I have full confidence in our ability to emerge from this pivotal moment as a stronger association and profession. Our Leadership Team has been on the road talking to members almost constantly, and the outpouring of support and dedication we’ve seen fills us with optimism. Thank you for your feedback and insights—and for your dedication to NAR, our industry and the consumers we serve.