WASHINGTON (January 10, 2019) – According to the National Association of Realtors®' Community Aid and Real Estate report, nearly 70 percent of Realtors® volunteer in their community each month. Realtors® play a critical role in the process of buying and selling homes, and many help make their communities better places to live and work by undertaking various impactful volunteer projects. For the 10th year, NAR is honoring Realtors® who give back through the Volunteering Works Grant and Mentoring Program. The program, which connects mentors with Realtors® who are building new community service projects, is now seeking entries.
“Realtors® are volunteers in virtually every community around the country—bringing hope and assistance to their neighbors, one person at a time,” said NAR President John Smaby, a second-generation REALTOR® from Edina, Minnesota and broker at Edina Realty. “NAR supports those volunteers by offering guidance and mentoring assistance to ensure our members continue admirably and selflessly helping those around them.”