Op-Eds and Letters to the Editor
The traditional commission structure, where the listing broker offers to share his or her commission with the buyer broker, ensures the greatest possible equity for first-time to middle-income homebuyers from all walks of life.
Those attempting to attack the real estate agent commission structure are cloaking their true intentions in misleading claims of consumerism.
Homeownership is the largest single contributor to intergenerational wealth for American families. But it has not been accessible to all Americans on equal terms.
Today, NAR strongly supports the Fair Housing Act and has worked with the Department of Housing and Urban Development and private partners to promote equal access to homeownership.
Residential real estate sales have continued to flourish during the COVID-19 health pandemic and have been critical to keeping the economy afloat.
America’s largest trade association is uniquely positioned to respond to whatever may come and deliver results, not just for its members, but for the American consumer and economy.
In early March of this year, in response to the pandemic-induced economic shutdown, Congress gave borrowers with government-backed mortgages the right to forbearance and placed a moratorium on foreclosures.
Last August, realtor.com® began displaying flood risk information on for-sale properties across the United States.
As the real estate industry continues to conduct business during the current health pandemic, it is critical that real estate agents and brokers stay up to date on COVID-19-related state legislative and regulatory changes as well as state executive orders impacting real estate.
NAR continues to work to rectify mistakes of the 20th century and believes that fair housing protections are vital to advancing our progress toward thriving and inclusive U.S. communities.