WASHINGTON (January 6, 2021) – National Association of Realtors® President Charlie Oppler issued the following statement in response to today's events at the United States Capitol.

"The scenes we are watching unfold as a nation are shocking and leave us in disbelief," Oppler said. "America's largest trade association stands with our democracy and our nation's centuries-old observance of peaceful protests and the peaceful transfer of power. What happened today at the U.S. Capitol was an assault on both.

"We urge for calm and fully support the U.S. Capitol Police and the National Guard to restore safety to the city of Washington, D.C," Oppler continued. "Members of Congress, their staff, Capitol Police Officers and workers at the U.S. Capitol today came under attack. These are scenes that should not stand in the United States of America and are no part of our fabric as a free, compassionate and tolerant people."

The National Association of Realtors® is America's largest trade association, representing more than 1.4 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.